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#1 Ephie

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:06 PM

I recently got a house that is set in a wooded area.

I have always focused my flashlight purchases on EDC specs since I live in an urban setting and outside of that needed something to carry hunting or fishing.

With this house, I am looking to get something that can cast a large amount of light outside and size is not an issue.

I find flashlight purchases to be the most difficult due to the overwhelming options in the market place.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.



#2 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:39 AM

So here's my first and only recommendation: the ThruNite TN42. It advertises itself as 1550m of throw, but it's wrong--apparently testers have it up to 1700m.  :o

 

It's pretty nuts!

 



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:24 AM

Now that's a light!

Thanks Mikey.



#4 Ephie

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:14 PM

Mikey (or anyone else), I noticed that this light does not come with batteries.
I know very little about flashlights and even less about batteries, any recommendations?
Thanks.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:59 PM

Mikey (or anyone else), I noticed that this light does not come with batteries.
I know very little about flashlights and even less about batteries, any recommendations?
Thanks.

 

There's a version of the TN42 (the TN42C) that comes with a rechargeable battery pack for convenience.

 

If you'd rather the normal TN42 and want to buy 18650 batteries instead, I'd give this article a read: https://www.reddit.c...ight/wiki/18650



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:12 AM

Thanks, as always, for the advice Mikey. The Reditt article was very informative.
I’m going to go the normal TN42 and the 18650’s
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#7 Ephie

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 11:21 AM

Hey Mikey,

I just ordered the TN42.  If anyone is interested in a Thrunite, their website is running a Christmas sale, 20% off sitewide, the code is 2017XMAS.

The price of the TN42 on the site is $199.95.  I got $39.99 off with the promotion and shipping was free, so my total cost was $159.96.

I know you said to buy the 18650's, is their a particular brand that you or anyone else reading this recommends?

 

Thanks.






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