HDS Systems        
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Good flashlight for camping / general use

  1. #1

    Default Good flashlight for camping / general use

    Hi guys, i've been searching for a flashlight to go camping and explore with friends, some people recommended me the Convoy S12 and Sofirn C8F, i want to buy them both because they actually look really cool, what you guys think?

    and also i dont know which "design" i choose for Convoy S12 (SST20 6500k or 219C 4000k etc) i don't really understand what those mean, so i'm glad with every help i can have
    i'm sure i didn't include all the information like my preferences in flashlights, but ask me questions since i don't really understand much about flashlight

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Lone Star State
    Posts
    916

    Default Re: Good flashlight for camping / general use

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyiuu View Post
    Hi guys, i've been searching for a flashlight to go camping and explore with friends, some people recommended me the Convoy S12 and Sofirn C8F, i want to buy them both because they actually look really cool, what you guys think?

    and also i dont know which "design" i choose for Convoy S12 (SST20 6500k or 219C 4000k etc) i don't really understand what those mean, so i'm glad with every help i can have
    i'm sure i didn't include all the information like my preferences in flashlights, but ask me questions since i don't really understand much about flashlight

    Thanks in advance
    Have you given some thought to a headlamp?
    I enjoy camping and hiking too and I rarely ever take more than one flashlight camping with me - it's always two headlamps and a small LED lantern. Hands free lighting is a must for me when camping.

    As for your question about the S12, SST20 and 219C is a reference to the emitter, or LED, used in the flashlight.
    The Nichia 219 LED is quite popular around here for its nice white color and high CRI (color rendition index).
    6500 K and 4000 K is the color temperature. You can commonly find lights between 6500 to 3000 K. You'll hear people describing lights at the ~6000K end as "cool white" (bluish) and the 3000K end as "warm white" (orangish). As you go from 6500K to 3000K the colors tend to go blue->light blue->white->light yellow->yellow->yellow-orange->orange. People here tend to like lights in the 5000 to 4500 K range since they appears white and most like natural light.

    I suspect with the S12 you are looking at the SST20 model provides an advantage in luminous output over the 219c model. This is ultimately a personal choice - do you prefer more lumens over better tint/CRI? If you ask people here most will pick tint/CRI over more output but I suspect the average consumer doesn't care and will almost always go for the higher lumen figures plus flashlight companies always likes bragging about high output while topics like color temperature and CRI often pass over the heads of the average consumer.

  3. #3
    Flashaholic* LeanBurn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    1,199

    Default Re: Good flashlight for camping / general use

    +1 on the headlamp for camping, gets way more use than any hand held.
    THRUNITE > Archer1AV2|TiS|TH20|TN4A Hi...all in neutral white
    YUJILEDS BC Series 95+ HiCRI
    > Sofirn C01|Dorcy Penlight (Yuji modded)
    XTARVC4, LCTBC500, Amaloops, 1999 MAG-LITE 2D Incandescent(glass lens) Petzl Tikkina 80L ..... E01

  4. #4

    Default Re: Good flashlight for camping / general use

    I use a Zebralight Headlamp for this purpose. One light covers all my needs for camping.

  5. #5
    *Flashaholic* Burgess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,211

    Default Re: Good flashlight for camping / general use

    I totally agree with
    a Zebralight headlamp !


    The ONLY catch is:
    when camping in Summertime,
    there are FLYING INSECTS about.

    And they are attracted to LIGHT.

    And they therefore tend to
    Fly into your EYES ! ! !


    _

  6. #6

    Default Re: Good flashlight for camping / general use

    Also agree with ZL h600 headlamps. Lotta runtime on useable lower levels and have some blasting ability if required.

    For backpacking and around the campsite I prefer the floody versions.

    If car camping bring a handheld of your choice. I like a thrower light.

  7. #7
    Flashaholic* LeanBurn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    1,199

    Default Re: Good flashlight for camping / general use

    Another light I use quite frequently when camping is my simple AAA light. Pocket clip means it can go on a hat brim. It's also small enough to mouth hold or even put it on your ear like a pencil. Very small and pocketable for those time when you need a light for a couple of seconds to a few mins.
    THRUNITE > Archer1AV2|TiS|TH20|TN4A Hi...all in neutral white
    YUJILEDS BC Series 95+ HiCRI
    > Sofirn C01|Dorcy Penlight (Yuji modded)
    XTARVC4, LCTBC500, Amaloops, 1999 MAG-LITE 2D Incandescent(glass lens) Petzl Tikkina 80L ..... E01

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •