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Best one I found is new Leatherman ones- expensive but small, get them at the B.C. Mountain co-op. One uses AAA and brighter one uses small wierd battery but works great. We will keep one in each aircraft.

B.M.

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I swear by my Petzl Zipka plus 2 ( horrible name ), super bright, head strap winds into lamp. Handy when climbing up to DI head and it also has a red lamp for night flights. Got mine at MEC

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I think the new bright LEDs are the way to go, but they aren't cheap. No more broken or burnt out bulbs and much longer battery life. I had a Surefire for years, phenomonal little light, but try and replace a bulb! One time I needed it and the bulb was out and that's the last I carried it, plus it was hard to find batteries. Surefire makes LEDs now too, but I believe those Leathermans and Gerbers would be far cheaper. I'd look for LED that takes standard batteries.

 

I found this LED Lenser that meets all my requirements, dang bright but it has a dim setting as well for cockpits, and small....

 

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http://www.lightsandknives.com/65/orderby/1/1.html

 

I have the T7.

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If you need Surefire parts,bulbs go to the 911 store in Calgary.Just off Blackfoot,and 42nd??

They carry a good selection of lights,and parts.They also sell the 9v batteries that regular stores charge 9$,, for about 2$.

 

 

49merc

 

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I've had good luck with Pelican, they make a full range of waterproof, sturdy flashlights from keychain LED's to super-bright Xenon. Fenix makes a powerful light at a reasonable price. Although I haven't seen them in person the new Leathermans would automatically get my vote. If you're going to fly an Airbus or 777, I recommend the Surefire Aviator, optimized for pilots with high disposable incomes (I'm sure it's a very good light too).

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I use a cheap Garrity LED flashlight I bought at Walmart...

 

It has lasted for years now and it uses normal AAA batteries so I can keep spares around.

 

 

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