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Nerd Alert - Flash Light?

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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....






I have the T7.

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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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