Skip to comments.Review: Ozark Trail 500 lumen flashlight, model 20047
Posted on 11/09/2013 3:57:20 PM PST by marktwain
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There are also inserts for Maglites and new rechargeable batteries that don’t discharge much. Bike light tech is useful for that. I’ve always liked my maglite.
Check out Meritline.com. I have purchased THREE 1200 lumen flashlights from them and they all work great.
I gave away some to friends and family.
Be sure to buy the lights which use the Ultrafire 18650 4000 Mah 3.5 volt Li-ion battery. As these batteries are slightly oversize, they require the use of the Ultrafire charger model wf-139.
The lights I mentioned have multiple modes from low to high power and strobe including an SOS mode.
I have noticed light power is now expressed in lumens instead of candle power. I had gotten used to candle power and have no idea how lumens compares.
Nice find. I agree. Things on’t have to cist an arm and a leg to be good.
Found these binoculars at Walmart for $10 the other day and they’re better than many 4 - 5 times as much that I’ve owned:
I think the light in my refrigerator stays on all the time since it's lit every time I open the door. I think the cold gives added life to the bulb since I've never had to replace it.......
No doubt. Too bad it had the opposite effect on one of my lights. It must be the difference between AC and DC... ;-)
Sorry, don’t take recommendations from anyone who drinks Buttermilk.
I hate the stuff, but it works for my Mother...
When it comes to “Lumens”, there are ‘Chinese Lumen’ which are just made up, versus ANSI Lumens, which are an actual standard.
One light can be 1,000 Chinese lumens and actually be a couple of hundred, while the ANSI standard uses the actual lumens.
Myself, I only buy lights that have regulated battery life, an unregulated light is only as bright as the battery is fresh, regardless of what the claim is.
That’s about the most dumbass “product review” I’ve ever read.
If I’m buying something to save my life I don’t think cost is my main concern. Anything that took 3 tries to get one that works is something I don’t want.
Sometimes things are cheaper because they aren’t as well made.
A bud of mine who is an engineer and avid outdoorsman recommends lighting by a company called High Uinta Gear. While the Wal-Mart flashlight mentioned in this thread gives pretty good bang for the buck due to cheaper and better LED technology, it apparently falls well short of expectations in switching technology. That is the main reason you are better off paying a little more money for something from Meritline or High Uinta Gear.
The flashlight guys advise to stay away from Ultrafire batteries, (or any batteries with "fire" in the name.
For one thing, there are no 4000Mah 18650 batteries in existence yet, so that tells you what Utrafire is.
Just like "Chinese" Lumens, such as the 1200 Lumen light from Meritline, Ultrafire uses "Chinese" Mahs.
Do you know of a good light for the heavy bag? I like the AA batteries because they are so common.
I bought a Browning LED flashlight from CDNN after they reduced the price from something like $96 to maybe $20. It appears to be beautifully made and has a 3 position switch for 3 different power levels.
On the brightest level it is far brighter than any of my old maglites. It takes 3 volt 123a batteries. I suspect they would not last long on full power but don’t use it very often
I will say it will light up things 60 to 70 yards away and even a couple of hundred yards if not as bright. If I shine it on a road sign half a mile away, the reflection is quite distinct.
A very cheap dazzle light is a disposable paper flash camera. Though it only lasts for a fraction of a second, getting strobed with around 100,000 Lumen will definitely wipe out night vision for a long time. With luck, you’ll even get a photo of the fool looking stupid.
and he mentioned that He used it as headlights While driving at nite,,,boy got issues.
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