Brightest flashlights of 2019

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#2
Pertaining purely to my own personal use rather than the whole household, I've got just a couple of AAA-powered flashlights and one dinosaur using D-cell batteries (but very bright).
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#3
Thing about torches is that you need them to work when you need them to work. They all start off good but after a few years they have ways to fail like having to be struck repeatedly to get anything but the dimmest glow out of them. When there's a pride of rats under the floor you need a working torch to track them - this seems to mean a torch that is less than a year old. I have (somewhere) a D-cell dinosaur torch that still works after many years but many times I've been seduced by the latest AA or AAA technology - from halogen bulbs to super-LEDs. All useless after a few years. The current torch has to share its home with many other bits of useless junk - hence the tendency to favour small torches leaving the one actual working torch homeless and impossible to find when needed. My Mother-in-Law once gave me a pack of 6 LED torches for Xmas - imagine the convenience of having a torch in every place where you might need one. Imagine the inconvenience of trying to work out where you hid them after five years. Next time I see the D-cell torch I'm going to make space for it in the Torch Drawer and its going to be The Torch until it finally dies.
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#4
looks awesome !
i recall being told something to do with larger battery size torches being potentially longer lasting to thus give a bit more reliance over time.

those super duper new LED's coupled with a long lasting submersible drop resistant case that fits a 9 volt type new battery would seem like a real winner.

i have noticed a bit of a gap in the market between the new very bright torches and a torch you can put down that lights things ahead/around you.
there seems to be a bit of a gap in that any type of tripod or stand device is only effective on a very flat surface.
having a beam angle that doesn't diminish when it is sitting on its side or upside down, and yet still lights ahead and around a bit seems to be a great idea.

i wonder if once the recycling cost of torches is built into the retail price, then we might see a sudden jump in over all type and durability to be something like a hand-lantern type water proof, floating torch with a carry handle.
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#5
Earlier this evening I dropped something under a desk and couldn't see it. I found two torches - one with no batteries and one giving a dim light after being smacked a few times. With no help from either I found the thing I was looking for and for no particular reason I thought I'd just check the dim light torch was was turned off. So I'm peering at it looking for a glow. Click once - nothing - no surprise there. Click again and suddenly it goes for the the full glory of 500 candlepower (or whatever). I still can't see properly some hours later.
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(May 12, 2019 01:21 AM)confused2 Wrote: Earlier this evening I dropped something under a desk and couldn't see it. I found two torches - one with no batteries and one giving a dim light after being smacked a few times. With no help from either I found the thing I was looking for and for no particular reason I thought I'd just check the dim light torch was was turned off. So I'm peering at it looking for a glow. Click once - nothing - no surprise there. Click again and suddenly it goes for the the full glory of 500 candlepower (or whatever). I still can't see properly some hours later.


Wonders never cease, especially if that one is waterproof. Tossed it into a river leading straight to the ocean and prayed I'd never see the thing again and hear of its specific, cursed afflictions. One out of two isn't bad.
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#7
Torches seem to be among the household objects most likely to exhibit demonic possession along with socks and Microsoft Windows.
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