Best flashlight I’ve had. Deal upcoming

Stetson

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All of them are....
Maglite tries its best, but acknowledges they aren't always 100% U.S.A. I have a bunch of Maglites, some decades old now.

I have quite a few cheap Chyynaa flashlights too, ($5-10 little ones, one $30 spotlight), and I acknowledge the reality of the flashlight manufacturing situation. :frown2:


From Maglite's website:

"Mag Instrument’s only factory is, and always has been, in Southern California, and our entire manufacturing workforce – everybody from product-development engineers to automation specialists to machinists — reports to work there, as it always has. It is not, however, possible for us to make every part, component and accessory under our own roof. When we have to go outside, our strong preference is to procure such parts from a maker that is not only domestic but, if possible, local.

But in this age of trade globalization, it is not always practical for the manufacturer of any product of any complexity to procure all the needed parts and components domestically. In addition to price, there are other and often far more important considerations, like consistent quality and stability in the supply chain. We have even faced situations where no potential domestic supplier was even interested in bidding on a part- or component-supply contract. And so it is necessary, from time to time, to go overseas for a part or component, as much as we do not like to do that.

So when we say that we are “A U.S.A. Manufacturer” whose flashlights are “Built In America,” we do not mean that no part, component or accessory of one of our flashlights is ever imported. What we DO mean is that our flashlights are, and always have been, invented, designed and engineered in America and assembled in and shipped from our American factory where all of the body parts and most of the other parts are made, even if some parts, components and accessories may need to be sourced from an overseas supplier. And when a product of ours does include some foreign content, we duly note that on package labeling."
 
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Maglite tries its best, but acknowledges they aren't always 100% U.S.A. I have a bunch of Maglites, some decades old now.

I have quite a few cheap Chyynaa flashlights too, ($5-10 little ones, one $30 spotlight), and I acknowledge the reality of the flashlight manufacturing situation. :frown2:


From Maglite's website:

"Mag Instrument’s only factory is, and always has been, in Southern California, and our entire manufacturing workforce – everybody from product-development engineers to automation specialists to machinists — reports to work there, as it always has. It is not, however, possible for us to make every part, component and accessory under our own roof. When we have to go outside, our strong preference is to procure such parts from a maker that is not only domestic but, if possible, local.

But in this age of trade globalization, it is not always practical for the manufacturer of any product of any complexity to procure all the needed parts and components domestically. In addition to price, there are other and often far more important considerations, like consistent quality and stability in the supply chain. We have even faced situations where no potential domestic supplier was even interested in bidding on a part- or component-supply contract. And so it is necessary, from time to time, to go overseas for a part or component, as much as we do not like to do that.

So when we say that we are “A U.S.A. Manufacturer” whose flashlights are “Built In America,” we do not mean that no part, component or accessory of one of our flashlights is ever imported. What we DO mean is that our flashlights are, and always have been, invented, designed and engineered in America and assembled in and shipped from our American factory where all of the body parts and most of the other parts are made, even if some parts, components and accessories may need to be sourced from an overseas supplier. And when a product of ours does include some foreign content, we duly note that on package labeling."
I know exactly what you mean. 30 years ago I was a Maglite guy and would not even consider anything else! Then got into the custom lights, not too much after that the Chinese absolutely have taken over the high performance LED/LEP (LEP just getting started) market and when the modders get them and improve just unbelievable. This one is my brightest LED, it is the Spec 2 because of the tint is easier to see at long ranges with less glare. Acebeam X70vn - 60,000 Lumen SearchLight R The best modders even change the software on board to make it easier to control. :) This is the one I keep in the front of the truck with me Thrunite TC20vn - Best Compact 26650 R. It is the SST40 SD 6500K + DriverVNX3 Specs: Lumen 3500, 45Kcd, 424m. Others are behind the seat and in the tool box.
 
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...do you have a primary light smith...???...
Well the lights are easy. Guns are tough because I have many "Primary Smiths" depending on the type of firearm, as you would not want nor would a revolver specialist restock an English SxS now would they? Total use about 8 :) :) Now if you want to narrow the parameters I can answer the question better LOL. :dirtypete:
 
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I think I posted about how the new Olight warrior pro is the best single cell light I’ve seen. There is a flash sale Thursday on them. Pretty good deal

Steve---you are going to cost me money with this thread.:fu: Saw this one CRAP this afternoon! ONE-OFF Olight Xvn Pro - Best Tactical?
 

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its insane compared to anything ive seen , its my in the house light , the wall of light goes straight out to the sides and leaves no areas dark , i dream of power outages.....
Yeah? Move here, and every few years you can have a power outage for days at a time.
Almost every fucking day the power flickers off just enough to fuck up the clocks on the oven and microwave. I don't even bother to set them anymore.
I have four UPS devices to keep computers and stuff from being rudely shut down by the power loss's... daily.
 

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Yeah? Move here, and every few years you can have a power outage for days at a time.
Almost every fucking day the power flickers off just enough to fuck up the clocks on the oven and microwave. I don't even bother to set them anymore.
I have four UPS devices to keep computers and stuff from being rudely shut down by the power loss's... daily.
well to be fair you live away from civilization. Last week we had a black out... or a power failure caused by a fleeing opiate dealer that couldnt negotiate a sweeper at 80mph. Took out some brick walls and a transformer. I woke up late because of it. :(
 
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the last outage we had i put one of my lights in each room , i have a few... all on the ridiculous side of bright. The neighbours said the house was glowing
 

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I have a kerosene lamp and a Coleman camp light. Plus a few of those big yellow flashlights that takes the huge 6V battery. They are LED.

And a battery powered alarm clock. I'm always awake before it goes off... but just in case, it's on.
 

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Been at work the last 3 days on site....so I haven't seen it in action in person.


Wife fired one up last night.....she said that little bastard lit up the entire 1/2 acre.....200' to the road!!

My extra stash is no longer for sale!!!
 
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I was up north on the weekend. , no light pollution, lil fucker is impressive! I have several that are brighter but nothing touches it in power/weight and that magnetic fast charger is just so cool !!
 
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