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Best handheld spotlight #12784497
06/08/18 03:00 AM
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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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Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12784506
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The new Stanley "FatMax" 'is pretty amazing.


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Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12784531
06/08/18 03:51 AM
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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.

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12784638
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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.

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12784659
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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.

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12784671
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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.

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: Jaret Latta] #12785202
06/08/18 07:40 PM
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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


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Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12785293
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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.

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12785382
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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!!!

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12785555
06/09/18 02:20 AM
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look into https://www.larsonelectronics.com/c-28-b...ASAEEgI7dPD_BwE I bought one years ago, its by far the best and the brightest

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12785609
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Streamlight Waypoint lithium is what I use. Went through cheaper ones due to moisture...this one is solid and battery lasts forever.

Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12785621
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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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Re: Best handheld spotlight [Re: TX Strampion] #12799671
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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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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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