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    Flashaholic* lctorana's Avatar
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    Default Flashlight for Electronics use

    Hi, I restore vintage radios fior a hobby, and need a new flashlight for shining into dark corners of the chassis. It is used at close range, so needs to be bright but not dazzling.

    Requirements are:

    1) 2AA / 2C - that sort of form factor.

    2) Must be made of plastic - no external metal at all.

    3) No dark spot in the middle - no donut!

    4) Medium brightness - I want it much brighter than a supermarket 2C, but I certainly don't want 100 lumens.

    5) Must take rechargable batteries.

    6) Preferably good colour rendition.


    That's it. Recommendations?

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    Default Re: Flashlight for Electronics use

    SF g2 or g3 very bright and they are made out of a material that will not conduct electricity. there is even a led model that just came out. Not sure about rechargables
    Last edited by thermal guy; 08-05-2007 at 09:03 PM.
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    Default Re: Flashlight for Electronics use

    Met my own requirement with bits I already had on hand.

    Took a supermarket 2C, popped in 2 x 3AAA battery carriers filled with 1200mAh NiMHs, and a 6D MagStar Xenon bulb.

    Job done.

    (But that G2 looks rather nice though...)

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    Default Re: Flashlight for Electronics use

    Would a headlamp work in your situation?

    Another thing that I've been curious about how well they perform is one of those Fiber optic doo-hickeys you slap on the front of the light. That way you have a nice little bendable light emitting probe that you can insert into dark spots.

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    Default Re: Flashlight for Electronics use

    For elecrical work (including old radio's with HVDC), I use the Surefire G2 with an LED drop in.

    There's no donut in my BOG LED and it is very white. Plus it runs 4 hours on the primaries I use. And it doesn't get too hot.

    I believe the G2 can take rechargeables though I don't use them.

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    Current EDC: SF-T1A + SAK MiniChamp
    Arc(AAA-P), SF(M6, U2, A2), Photon Freedom, Petzl-Zipka+, PeliLite-2C (c1980 first good light)

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