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Fenix PD36R

amazing light from this flashlight. Great soft on/off, not too squishy. 1600 lumens is like turning the lights on, just enough beam with a little spread.
Pricey at 99 but you can get it for 20% off if it's your 1st fenix purchase
 
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I like the (now OOP) FD-40 so much, I have 4 of them.

I use a Zebralight SC600-Fd4+ as my everyday carry.
 

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Fenix PD36R

amazing light from this flashlight. Great soft on/off, not too squishy. 1600 lumens is like turning the lights on, just enough beam with a little spread.
Pricey at 99 but you can get it for 20% off if it's your 1st fenix purchase
Can you adjust how wide or narrow the beam of light is?
 
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I have two fenix flashlights. One of them is the LD-22, can't remember the other. I wanted to be sure that I could use AA batteries, since they are so easy to find anywhere in the world. They are great flashlights. Several levels of brightness, last a long time, built like a tank. Great lights.
 
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#1 on my list for this light was the battery, it is very strong and on 800 lumens it lasts almost 6 hours and for me 800 is a lot, I doubt I'll use 1600 much but that lasts 3hrs.
 
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Get's great reviews on Amazon. Thanks Randy, I'm a flashlight fellow, I need them to see things these days.
me2, I use them indoors a lot hence the 1600 lumens, this light is more spot and less flood but enough flood to work. I have some lower lumen lights that are too much flood, which might work sometimes outside but not indoors.
 
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battery is 1/2 as strong but that's a nice one
You can still find FD40s for sale. It's going to take a bit of digging to find new ones, though. 18650 flashlights are better suited for EDC. 26650 is way too big. I love the life of 26650s, though.

The FD40 also has a standard ¼x20 camera thread on it as well. So you can actually mount 'em to anything you could mount a camera to.
 
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You can still find FD40s for sale. It's going to take a bit of digging to find new ones, though. 18650 flashlights are better suited for EDC. 26650 is way too big. I love the life of 26650s, though.

The FD40 also has a standard ¼x20 camera thread on it as well. So you can actually mount 'em to anything you could mount a camera to.
as long as it doesn't weigh too much the battery can't be too big for me and this one is huge
 
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I've been very happy with a Fenix RC20. USB charging and 4 levels of illumination.
1000 lumens - 1 hour, 10 minutes
425 - 2 hours, 55 minutes
150 - 9 hours 50 minutes
10 - 120 hours.

I usually find 150 more than sufficient, 1000 can be painful. It's small and very well made.

Maglite got left behind on technology.
 

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I'm an LED Lenser fan. I have two P7 which take AA batteries and you can adjust the width of the beam. However, only 450 lumens. Enough for me though. Unless I try one of your 1600 lumen jobs!
Me too, I have three of them. They are a few years old now:
LED Lenser X14 torch 450 lumens
LED Lenser MT7 torch 220 lumens
LED Lenser H7.2 head torch 200 lumens
 

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Fenix PD36R
amazing light from this flashlight. Great soft on/off, not too squishy. 1600 lumens is like turning the lights on, just enough beam with a little spread.
Pricey at 99 but you can get it for 20% off if it's your 1st fenix purchase
When you come to upgrade you might want to look at this one, 12000 lumens is much more powerful:
Fenix LR40R Rechargeable LED Searchlight
Maximum 12000 lumens output with both beams combined
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