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#12784497 - 06/07/18 10:00 PM Best handheld spotlight
Happy Birthday TX Strampion Offline
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Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 160
Loc: Anna
I must've left my spotlight on the deck after I got off the lake Sunday morning, making it an offering to the FM 515 Gods. It wasn't the brightest light I've had and the battery life was 2 hrs max, so I'm probably switching brands this time around. Any suggestions for a comfortable, extremely bright spotlight with legitimate 5+ hr battery life? I'm also open to going back to a 12v.

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#12784506 - 06/07/18 10:16 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
The new Stanley "FatMax" 'is pretty amazing.
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#12784531 - 06/07/18 10:51 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
sprigsss Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 638
Loc: Snyder, TX
Homebuilt seal beam. Light built in hard hat, both hands free, wherever you look you have light.

No clue why they are rarely used outside Louisiana.

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#12784638 - 06/08/18 06:56 AM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3574
Loc: Yantis, TX
I still like the corded Max-Million lights from Brinkman. They seem to be tough, and light. I have the cordless version too, but that battery is heavy trying to hold the light and run down the lake.

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#12784659 - 06/08/18 07:13 AM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
Allison1 Online   sleepy
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Registered: 12/14/03
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Loc: Grand Prairie, Tx
I took "extremely bright" and "bright spotlight" and I've got one of a handful of flashlights that will utterly amaze you.

For a narrow spot at long distances my ThruNite TN31 is a great flashlight. On high its only a couple hours but its really so bright that you only need that during special times. It has numerous levels and at a reasonable level it will run 8 hours. On low, which is comparable to something like a keychain light (level 2) it will run for 140 hours. On level 1 it will run for 2000 hours.

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#12784671 - 06/08/18 07:28 AM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: SteezMacQueen]
Jaret Latta Online   content
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
The new Stanley "FatMax" 'is pretty amazing.


They have 3-4 models. I got the one that's about $35. Very pleased. Super bright and charges quickly.

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#12785202 - 06/08/18 02:40 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: Jaret Latta]
Paul Hyland - Lake Fork Guide Online   content
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Registered: 04/17/11
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Loc: On Lake Fork/Emory,Tx
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
The new Stanley "FatMax" 'is pretty amazing.


They have 3-4 models. I got the one that's about $35. Very pleased. Super bright and charges quickly.

+1 .. I'm with Jaret and Steez on this one..one of my Best Tools on the Boat.

Do have a corded Spotlight, but now use it as a back-up, these Stanley Fat Max's so Bright, Lite, Waterproof, and Float I keep one @ the console while running and one @ the front while trolling spot to spot.. last all night using the two and I have tried many different handhelds these work great..Wal-Mart $35 and better than the more expensine ones IMHO.. just my 2cents


Here's are some recent LAKE FORK Night Time Bass Pics.. hooked

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbt...RK#Post12783988
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#12785293 - 06/08/18 04:05 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
Happy Birthday TX Strampion Offline
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Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 160
Loc: Anna
I'll check out the Stanley. I used Q Beam for years but grew increasingly dissatisfied with each new model because although the C.P. was increasing, the focus was decreasing, becoming more flood. The one I lost was a Larson, which I had for 3 yrs. It never did meet my expectations. Thanks for the input, fellas.

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#12785382 - 06/08/18 05:21 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
El Skeeter Offline
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Registered: 06/22/12
Posts: 521
Loc: Kissimmee,FL
This is better than a spotlight, Fenix TK 75 ....https://www.fenix-store.com/fenix-tk75-led-flashlight-2018-edition-5100-lumens/

A bit pricey but very well worth it!!!

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#12785555 - 06/08/18 09:20 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
Matt Wilson Online   content
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Registered: 02/15/09
Posts: 1331
Loc: NRH, TX.
look into https://www.larsonelectronics.com/c-28-b...ASAEEgI7dPD_BwE I bought one years ago, its by far the best and the brightest

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#12785609 - 06/08/18 10:21 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
Cameron Online   sick
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Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13463
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Streamlight Waypoint lithium is what I use. Went through cheaper ones due to moisture...this one is solid and battery lasts forever.

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#12785621 - 06/08/18 10:36 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
sheaown Offline
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Registered: 05/01/09
Posts: 273
I use this one that has 2 batteries (18650).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tactical-Zoomable-Flashlight-5-Mode-40000-Lumens-T6-LED-Torch-18650-Battery-Case/372310664544?hash=item56af71e560:m:mNAxTiX0H5YC_L1__lJnwuw
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#12799671 - 06/20/18 05:35 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
Happy Birthday TX Strampion Offline
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Registered: 04/11/08
Posts: 160
Loc: Anna
I got the 2200 lumen Fatmax. I've used it 2 nights and it far outperformed the $200 + Larson. Much brighter, much longer battery life and cost $50 at Wally's. Thanks again for the suggestions.

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#12799705 - 06/20/18 06:10 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: TX Strampion
I got the 2200 lumen Fatmax. I've used it 2 nights and it far outperformed the $200 + Larson. Much brighter, much longer battery life and cost $50 at Wally's. Thanks again for the suggestions.
glad you like it. I know have a second as well. Awesome lights.
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#12800082 - 06/20/18 11:30 PM Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 2361
Loc: Lantana,Tx

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