Help me outfit our Shop Workers, Headlamps/Torches.

chance91

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Hey guys,

So, I'm now working overseas in the middle east, and when I came over I brought a lot of my US toys with me. I had my collection of lights (Nitecore HC50, EagTac d25lc2, g25c2, t20c2 w/xml2) and the headlamp and pocket sized lights are a big hit. We do maintenance and mechanic work, actually a lot of engine rebuilds, recently, and are often under large equipment, so we need good light for working up close, the HC50 is perfect for this. At night or in darker areas, about 20-40ft is all the range we need with good output. Honestly, 300-500lumens would probably cover it for a flashlight, even if I love my Eagtac overkill output. We've decided we need to get a few similar for the shop, so I'm looking for maybe 3-4 of each.

We wanted to try and find cheaper lights, though, considering these are mostly 50-100 depending on the add-ons. We were also looking for something that is plug-in rechargable vs using 18650s, though not a deal breaker. I really liked this until I saw the price (and lower output vs HC50)
http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=307
The stylus would be an interesting option, also:
http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=299

Pricing, probably ~$30 without batteries. ~$50 with integrated battery/charger. Is there anything out there like this? Anyone have btdt suggestions? Of anything, I'm trying to avoid AA/AAA batteries as they get expensive with the amount of use we will get, and rechargable AA/AAA will bet to be a mess with 10-20 of them running around. My guys tend to be 'forgetful' at times.
 

chance91

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Joined
Aug 10, 2010
Messages
40
Hey guys,

So, I'm now working overseas in the middle east, and when I came over I brought a lot of my US toys with me. I had my collection of lights (Nitecore HC50, EagTac d25lc2, g25c2, t20c2 w/xml2) and the headlamp and pocket sized lights are a big hit. We do maintenance and mechanic work, actually a lot of engine rebuilds, recently, and are often under large equipment, so we need good light for working up close, the HC50 is perfect for this. At night or in darker areas, about 20-40ft is all the range we need with good output. Honestly, 300-500lumens would probably cover it for a flashlight, even if I love my Eagtac overkill output. We've decided we need to get a few similar for the shop, so I'm looking for maybe 3-4 of each.

We wanted to try and find cheaper lights, though, considering these are mostly 50-100 depending on the add-ons. We were also looking for something that is plug-in rechargable vs using 18650s, though not a deal breaker. I really liked this until I saw the price (and lower output vs HC50)
http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=307
The stylus would be an interesting option, also:
http://www.streamlight.com/en-us/product/product.html?pid=299

Pricing, probably ~$30 without batteries. ~$50 with integrated battery/charger. Is there anything out there like this? Anyone have btdt suggestions? Of anything, I'm trying to avoid AA/AAA batteries as they get expensive with the amount of use we will get, and rechargable AA/AAA will bet to be a mess with 10-20 of them running around. My guys tend to be 'forgetful' at times.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFDEKCG/?tag=cpf0b6-20
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003PQW4LO/?tag=cpf0b6-20

Here's two new contender's. Any thoughts, anyone have one?
 

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