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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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Flashlight High Lumens

I'm looking for a high lumens light for my daughter to carry. She has to walk about two blocks to a bus stop but its a heavily traveled two blocks and I want to be sure cars will beable to see the light. Any good recommendations will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 11:03 AM
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Tractor supply has good high lumens lights for good price.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-15-2018, 11:44 AM
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Check out some of the Streamlight flashlights. I have one that was around $50 that has several different settings of brightness. The higher settings are pretty bright. It's pretty durable as well. Made of metal. I got it when I went on my grizzly hunt in Alaska in 2011 and still have it, which is rare because I tend to be fairly hard on equipment.
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There are a lot of options from various makers. One thought I had is a flashing red, or led light that clips on. I know in many Walmarts they have these in the sports section for joggers/runners, and bicycle riders. As far as just plain flashlight styles Walmart also has some really bright lights in the flashlight section that are not super expensive. Streamlight as was mentioned makes a nice light. I have, and use several Streamlights in the 200 lumen range that have taken a serious beating, and still work There is no need to go with a super expensive over rated light that eats batteries.
This is one of the down falls of many of these small yet mega bright so called tactical lights--they are bright--real bright, but have a run time of less than an hour, or so. Stick with a light that uses "AAA", or "AA" batteries instead of lights using CR123A's, and maybe even look at a light that could be recharged.
Another light that comes to mind that isn't super expensive is the "Big Larry" lights--not super expensive, and the have a mode that flashes red that is pretty bright. Like I said the sky is the limit because there are so many lights on the market today.
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I wanted to come back and revisit this thread.
I think we all like flashlights--very useful, and many times much needed tool.
The thing is that there are so many offerings out there from expensive to cheap--what to do.
Depending on your needs I always say buy the best you can afford, but one doesn't need to go wild unless you are into collecting flashlights--yes this is a real thing.
For the everyday average person we simply need reliable yet a light that doesn't break the wallet in order to get it.
I recently looked at the lights offered at places like Walmart. For the average person these will work fine.
If you are going to get a light for a young person to use as described in the OP's words:
--Will they loose it?
--Will they abuse it?
--Will it get lost?
--Will it be left on requiring constant battery changes?
There is absolutely no need to go big on these super lumen lights--theyare cool, and thats about it unless you actually require such lights such as police, fire fighters, and specialaty needs. For people like us---yeah an average light using "AAA"-"AA" will do.
Many times I encounter folks who get a light that costs a fortune--it eats batteries, they don't understand that in the end they never needed a light casting 1000 lumens, building heat, eating batteries, and sooner than later it gets tossed in a drawer only to have them get a light that actually suits their real life needs at a much lesser cost.
I hope you find a light suiting your needs.
Yes I own a ton of lights. I had the fever for a while with flash lights--I'm way past that now.
Don't go down that rabbit hole with flash lights.
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I bought the bell and howell tac light at BJ's for $10. Works well.
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I bought the bell and howell tac light at BJ's for $10. Works well.
Yep--the light is bright, and if it quits, gets lost it didn't cost a fortune.
For 10 bucks you got a light that is bright, and will get the job done.
All this hub-bub folks get wrapped up in with mega lumen lights, fancy metal housings, and on, and on--why?
They eat batteries, build heat, cost a fortune, and have a run time that is pathetic. I don't need a light to blind people--I need a light to aid in lighting my way, and for a decent amount of time. I also have no plans of using it like a club. There are other tools for that. Give me a simple, decent light that doesn't break the bank, and its all good. Believe me when I say I been there with some fancy-smancy lights--over priced--over rated.
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I guess I should have mentioned there are no sidewalks along this busy stretch of road.
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Laylow maybe you better drive her to the bus stop....... On the issue of flashlights LOWES has an LED flashlight that takes 9 AA batteries and its like holding a spotlight in your hands... It lasts a good long time and you can light the ground up a mile away...It is extremely powerful... It is called utilitech and it is black in color...When I bought mine it was 40 dollars but they put them on sale at 20 dollars sometimes...It makes a nice Christmas present you guys will not believe how powerful they are...
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I guess I should have mentioned there are no sidewalks along this busy stretch of road.
This situation sounds dangerous. If the school district won't budge on the safety issue of your Daughter having to walk along the side of a very busy road I would take every step to make sure she is safe. Perhaps a reflective garment she can remove when she gets on the bus along with one of those flashing joggers lights. The safety of your Daughter should not just concern you, but the school district. I would honestly push the issue with the school district. There is no way She should have to place Herself in danger with traffic in order to get on the bus. After all--you are a tax payer, and your money along with all others in that district is paying the bills. I went through this years ago. My kids are grown up now, but years back they wanted my two girls to cross, and walk for several hundred yards along a very busy two lane road. I went to a lot of trouble, but in the end the school district caved.
Your Daughter along with your family should not have to worry about Her getting hit along the road--no way.
Push the issue with the school district--see where it leads.
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