View Full Version : Flashlight info?

11 August 2010, 20:39
Does anyone know of a site that does comprehensive reviews of hand-held flashlights and weapon-mount lights? Preferably one that measures total run time and how much the lumens degrade during that time? I am a big fan of surefire products, as I have the X300 for my Glock and an E2L for general purpose. I am open to other companies but I would like some real-world info on how they stack up to Surefire.

Better yet, what are the odds we could get a product guide going on here? :)

as always, thanks in advance for any information.

12 August 2010, 03:22
I've gone here before, for hand-held info:



12 August 2010, 17:39
As a rule, the stock Surefire offering isn't going look the best on paper, but imho any quality LED product is going to have adequate output and runtime - durability, switching, and mounting options are what decides for me.

Quib - as always, great resources.

12 August 2010, 19:16
thanks for the info guys

14 August 2010, 06:37
CPF seems to be the go-to for anything dealing with lights. You can also call Kevin at BrightFlashlights and he can usually answer any question.

14 August 2010, 06:39
TehLlama- Thanks.

Creeky73- You're Welcome. Hope that can provide some help.

14 August 2010, 08:02
..........You can also call Kevin at BrightFlashlights and he can usually answer any question.


I've personally done this myself in the past.

14 August 2010, 09:00
He's very helpful, and has no problem customizing something for you if a boilerplate solution to what you need doesn't exist or needs tweaking.

14 August 2010, 12:57
I was looking over at mil-spec monkey and military moron's website, I also went to youtube for some short video on flashlight comparisions. I was thinking the same thing.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=surefire%20flashlight%20vs%20 fenix&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1

17 August 2010, 22:23
I have carried a Streamlight product for over 12 yrs, recently upgraded to a poly stinger LED. Great rechargeable light, long burn time, good dispersion with focused center. Streamlight is a great company to deal with. I sent (2) of my older incandescent Stingers back to the company and because of the lifetime warranty, they replaced the worn switches and scratched lenses for free and got a good deal on replacement batteries. Keep them around the house now.

I also carry the Blachawk Gladius. I purchased it during the training class with Strategos. Great low light training BTW. I sent it back for a lumen upgrade, it makes a difference. It has taken a beating over the last 4yrs and all I do is change batteries.

5 September 2010, 16:14
As far as drop-ins go, if is says "Malkoff" on it, you're good to go.

15 September 2010, 20:12
As far as drop-ins go, if is says "Malkoff" on it, you're good to go.

The cree's are very nice . I just bought a bunch of Fenix flashlights on a group buy , they are amazing all of them come with cree led's , waterproof , light , durable just amazing for the price we got them .

25 September 2010, 19:59
Candlepowerforums is probably the best place to get information about lights. But also keep in mind - If your Military/LEO - they look at lights in a civilian use. But their information and pictures cant be beat...

26 March 2011, 22:29
I agree, candlepowerforums gives valuable information regarding flashlights and lighting stuffs.

27 March 2011, 17:58
Lots of good info here. It's been retired for some time but the information is still relevant:


Digitally-regulated lights will not dim over time. They will remain at a constant brightness until the battery is depleted, then switch to a low-level mode until it's completely dead.

Most Fenix lights are digitally regulated. I've used many lights and these are still my favorites: