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    Default Surefire Aviator lights? Any good?

    How good are the Surefire Aviators? Does anyone own one?
    I would prefer the White with Red.
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    Default Re: Surefire Aviator lights? Any good?

    Here's some reading while waiting for specific responses... Wasn't sure if you meant the original incan ones or the new LED ones, so there's links for both...

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...2-Thread-Index

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...or-2017-thread
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    Surefire Aviators are good, but unless your accustomed to surefire or prefer to buy surefire when one fits your need. It may not be the light for you otherwise, I have the older generation ones, and though I love them I wouldnít use them day to day (even when there output was comparable to my edc. Yes they are built tough but so are Fenix and they have a 1000 lumen flashlight with red secondary. Itís 1/3 the price, so Iíd be more prone to use it and not feel as bad if it gets lost or stolen
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    Those old SF combination incandescent and LED Aviators were really revolutionary lights back when they came out. But that was only clear to mainly those who worked around aircraft.
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    Or if you were a ghost hunter😁 thatís what I used mine for. Fond memories with that light.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Or if you were a ghost hunter thatís what I used mine for. Fond memories with that light.
    Memories?? Had plenty of spooky encounters?
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    I did. It was a very exciting hobby. And a good excuse to use my lights😁
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    As the others have said, the Surefire Aviator's time has passed. At the time, it was practically the only light that could be used for plane inspections, and then used in the cockpit while in flight. Nowadays, there are a loght of dual lights that can do the same job. Just as an example, Nitecore has several, in various form factors.
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    While the stock version of the incand A2 never really appealed to me, I still use two A2s with multimode calipsoii rings with Yuji LEDs. One 3500K vesrion, the other one is 5600k. I don't think that any of the current two-beam lights can match the quality of light of the yujies and the incand bulb

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Or if you were a ghost hunter thatís what I used mine for. Fond memories with that light.


    Thatís awesome. Nice to see a fellow ghost hunter here. I had a really good EVP that we uploaded to my friends computer so we could all listen to it but it freaked him out to much and he erased it before I could make a copy.

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    I have a phenomenal EVP that we got in an old mine shaft. It was quite a shock to hear it!

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    Oh and the Aviator is an awesome light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Sully View Post
    I have a phenomenal EVP that we got in an old mine shaft. It was quite a shock to hear it!
    Yeah the big one around here is rolling Hills Asylum. Now THATS a scary place. I used my A2 hung around my neck with leds on. The incandescent ready if I needed more light.The leds put out more then enough light to walk around with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsonlyme View Post
    How good are the Surefire Aviators? Does anyone own one?
    I would prefer the White with Red.
    I always appreciate my Surefire Aviator with white and red LEDs.




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