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What is the brightest flashlight you own? We have a 1,000,000 candle powered rechargeable. Its a brute weighs in at 3.5 pounds.

Anyone have similar but lighter weight?

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, July 02, 2001


I don't know how many candle power it is, but it's a rechargeable that came with the cordless drill that I needed for work. it's a Craftsman, and it is certainly bright, but nowhere near a q lite.

-- Doreen (, July 02, 2001.

I have a five D cell Mag Lite. The kind the police use. It has an adjustable beam - from spot to flood. On spot it shines several hundred feet with pretty good illumination (on fresh batteries). It doubles as a really heavy club for self defense but is not considered a weapon.

-- Skip Walton (, July 03, 2001.

Just a side note, I boycotted Mag Lite years ago. Typical story of her putting him through school, taking care of the kids, the books and everything else, once he makes it big, he leaves, with the money and the business. No thanks! Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh (, July 03, 2001.

This flashlight is not the brightest one I have, but it is supposed to be the longest lasting one I know. I have a AA three battery Lightwave flashlight lit by five LED lights. Company literature has statement of "having an 11 year lamp life. The batteries are supposed to last up to 14 times longer 'cause of circuitry involved". Seems durable, but I wouldn't pound nails into posts with it.

The flashlight is about the size of the Mini Mag and is bright enough for close work. Nice thing about it is it doesn't destroy your night vision very much unless you stare into the beam. Cool.

-- j.r. guerra (, July 03, 2001.

j.r. compared to other flashlights how does the led measure up?

-- Kenneth in N.C. (, July 05, 2001.

Hi Kenneth:

Pretty well in my opinion.

The Maglite flashlights are darn good flashlights, they are durable as heck and have good battery life. I also have a 6 D cell Bill Boatman company flashlight, (I can't for the life of me remember the name of the flashlight) which has a power adjustable beam and has a glow in the dark lense ring(easy to find in the dark for hours). Only costs about $20.00, won't rust(plastic body), and is handy. The flashlight is about a foot long, has double battery (like an o/u shotgun), weighs about pound and one half and the lense diameter is about 4"

But all of these flashlights I have mentioned so far have one disadvantage; battery life is kinda limited, especially if you don't use the thing constantly and thus when you need it, the batteries are shot. The advertised big advantage of the LED light seems to be extra long battery life. I have owned the flashlight for only several months so can't compare it to the others mentioned as of yet.

The light, as I mentioned before, is sorta "bluish", not as bright white as the maglite flashlights by a long shot. The flashlight is only 6" plus or minus. But for home repair/getting around in the woods after dark duty, seems to work great. I bought mine in a catalog named Shomer Tek, located in Washington state. I bought a 2 cell AA Brinkman light for my nephew at Wal-mart last year and have seen it there since, only $15.00, but not made as well in my opinion as the Lightwave.

The LED's are for real people; give 'em a try.

-- j.r. guerra (, July 09, 2001.

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