Insanely bright with tight beam around $200~ (Replace Fenix PD35)

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I have a few Fenix PD35's that are the original model, 960 lumen I think. They do great and work well, but I'm looking for something more

The use case is chasing off loitering people that hang out and drink beer/smoke weed in the road outside my house. Usually they park up, sit there for hours, pee in the road, and then leave mountains of trash behind.

My current method of removing them is shining my PD35 at them, which is pretty bright. They usually get the idea very quickly and leave. But sometimes they just don't get the hint and just sit there looking. I'd like something much brighter with a fairly tight beam (So I don't go lighting up the entire road)

Usually the cars are around 140ft away

Batteries, I'm a bit out of touch and really only know 18650's, and have a few Nitecore chargers etc, but I know going higher in lumens might take me off of 18650's, which is fine

I was looking at the Fenix LR35R just because it fits the $200 ish price range, but I'm not sure if its the best for this? Would love some input. Anything around $200, but if I need to go higher, I will

Any suggestions?
 

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Never heard of them, looks like they have some awesome products. That light also looks very interesting

So with the Hound Dog Super, am I reading correctly that I can just throw 2 x 18650's in there?
 

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Thing is with an LEP is that they suck for general use, at least with a Malkoff hound dog it can be used for multiple uses. General lighting needs and blasting away bad people like OP described. Plus, you get Malkoffs awesome lifetime warranty and a reliable made in USA product

He can now also get different heads if he wanted to pair with that MD4 body
 

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If you are willing to move up to the 21700 battery, might I suggest the Fenix HT32

Fenix states 2500 lumen Turbo and a candela of 101,000
 

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Is the 21700 the go-to bigger brother to the 18650? I don't mind going to a new format as long as I don't end up with just a few things that use them

Malkoff light gets here tomorrow, very excited
 
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This is the kind of nonsense I deal with, they come around in junk cars and crack open the Modello (Why oh why is it ALWAYS Modello?) and then they leave a big old mess and leave. I've lived here long enough to know what to look for when they park up. This is with the original Fenix PD35. I'll be sure to post back with the results from the Malkoff



Skip to 0:58 for peeing in the road and then 2:30 for flashlight

Thankfully, my cameras get their plates and alert if they show up again. After being hassled a second time, they usually give up coming back

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Is the 21700 the go-to bigger brother to the 18650? I don't mind going to a new format as long as I don't end up with just a few things that use them

Malkoff light gets here tomorrow, very excited

Malkoff also has 21700 capability

I've been adding 21700's over the last year, or so

21700 5000 mAh vs 18650 3500 mAh
 

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So I guess assuming I get the right body, I could fit 2 x 21700's into the Hound Dog Super? Since its the same voltage, I assume I'd just end up with a lot of runtime
 

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Sounds to me you want a Hank light D1k or DM11 with the SBT90.2 LED. Either will hit 4000L or more & cover 140' with ease. The DM hits a bit harder while the D is a bit more pocketable. Either will light up a car like a spotlight w/o using turbo. If you want a tighter beam get a W2 or W1 LED for a bit less $$. I have a version of all 3 LED types that easily light up animals around our dumpster from 80yds like it was noon at midnight. All are less than $100
 

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So I guess assuming I get the right body, I could fit 2 x 21700's into the Hound Dog Super? Since its the same voltage, I assume I'd just end up with a lot of runtime

No

Unless Gene just recently came out with a 2 x 21700, which I haven't noticed yet

He does have single 21700 bodies however

Many of us here have wanted a 2 x 21700 for the Hound Dog's, but no such luck yet
 

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MyUsernameTX

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No

Unless Gene just recently came out with a 2 x 21700, which I haven't noticed yet

He does have single 21700 bodies however

Many of us here have wanted a 2 x 21700 for the Hound Dog's, but no such luck yet

Well, add me to that list!

Can anyone suggest a good 21700 charger? My Nitecores and Opus chargers are all pretty tight with protected 18650's, so probably won't fir a 21700
 

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