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Decently priced flashlight with strobe

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  1. camacho

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    Hey folks,

    I have been trying to find a LED flashlight that has a strobe mode and a regular mode. I am not interested in flashlights that cost $200-300. A good Chinese import for $50 will do me just fine. The local gun show had only one flashlight that matched my price criteria but in order to get to the strobe you had to click 4 times to get to that mode. I want simple: 2 clicks-one regular light, one strobe.

    Any such thing in the market? Your help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    I really like the Fenix offerings. I have four of them. The strobe feature is available on at least three of their models including one that uses standard AA batteries. But if you like the lithium powered models, the best flashlight value in America has to be the P3D Q5.
     
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    Thank folks. I have also heard good thing about the Fenix. I guess I have to find which models have the strobe.
     
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    I don't think the TK 10 has strobe. I have the LOD CE, which is the small one with the strobe. It is awesome how much power such a small flashlight puts out.
     
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    I don't believe the TK10 has strobe either, I mentioned it more as a general reference to Fenix. My Nitecore has strobe and I haven't found any real use for that function at work. I want the TK10 because it throws a tremendous amount of light.
    :)

    B.
     
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    Streamlight Stinger. I believe they have a continuous/strobe function.
     
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    Checked the Fenix website and it seems like the P3D is the way to go (it matches my criteria). Will order one. Harold Mayo, thanks for the Lighthound link. Very good prices.

    Thanks you all for your help!
     
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    I've got a Black Hawk Gladius. It fits your criteria.
     
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    Thanks Mater Dei, specification-wise it fits, but not the price. It's a bit steep for me. Thanks nevertheless.
     
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    The Fenix L1D CE and L2D CE have this feature.

    With the bezel tightened, clicking turns the light to full bright. Clicking it off and back on rapidly switches to strobe mode.

    L2D CE is 135 lumens and uses 2 AA batteries.
    L1D CE is 90 lumens and uses a single AA battery.

    Check out their "premium" lights, they have limited supplies of lights with special run LEDs. For example, their premium L1D CE uses a Q5 LED that provides 120 lumens instead of the normal 90.
     
  15. Harold Mayo

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    Lighthound is not just good prices but customer service is REALLY good.
     
  16. camacho

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    I will be doing business with them:D
     
  17. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    On my L2D, you don't even have to click it fully to switch to strobe. You just tap the button again.
     
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    Yup, interrupting power to the circuit and restoring it inside of 1.5seconds will make the mode change, regardless of how you implement it. ;)
     
  19. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    Just thought I'd mention it since it seems a little easier on the "clicker", not to mention faster. Especially if you're in the "normal" mode and want to get to the high setting of that mode. Less, annoying "clicky-clicky-click." :)
     
  20. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Fenix is where it's at, definitely. Have two; good prices; love 'em.
     
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    Got the Fenix P3D within two days of ordering. It works great. Easier to carry than my Defender. Good strobe function too.
     
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    Look for a new NiteCore light, called the SmartPD. Cool light!
     
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