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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 15:08   #26
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I use a Fenix UC40, which is 960 lumens and has the advantage of being rechargeable via a micro USB (basically a phone charger). Certainly gives off plenty of light and is very compact.

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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 17:11   #27
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The main changes in flashlights since 2009 has been yet more power from LEDs and the use of integral charging, usually via USB.

There has also been an increase in very cheap lights either in the form of out and out fakes and in no-name discount store products, a friend recently purchased a 600 lumen, multimode torch with integral charging from discount supermarket for 20!
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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 18:11   #28
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I have one of these and it is truly amazing for its size:

Zeiss 8X56 Night Owls. Zeiss Diavari 6-24X72. Zeiss 8X30 B/GA Dialyt SF Ranging Reticle.
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Thanks for these replies - useful info to consider before I buy.
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Originally Posted by gandytron View Post
Thanks for these replies - useful info to consider before I buy.
There is a good site for flashlight reviews and discussions here:

Do note there is a surfeit of product, designs change at least annually and performance continues to rise, driven by the steady improvements in the efficiency of the LEDs and the driver electronics.
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