Best flashlight I have found yet.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by gman042, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

    I don't have a regular route so I don't know all routes like the back of my hand. I do pretty good in the dark on those back country routes though. A good flashlight is a must though for those tricky numbers and dark lanes that must be walked off. Those multi-LED lights just don't cut it. They good for about 10 feet and really are not up to the task of locating and seeing house numbers.

    A few years ago I located a company that produced a good LED flashlight that had a range of about 120 yrds. Each successive light that they put out increased the range to nearly 250 yrds which is a great help in the dark. Now they have a light that is rated at 500yds. Tried it out the other night. It rocks. Believe it or not, it runs on 4 AA batteries.

    Pm me if you are interested in the particulars.
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  2. 1080Driver

    1080Driver Member

    I have a a Dorcy that kicks #$s; got it online for about $15. 3AAA batteries get it done.
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

  4. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Picked these up at Costco, 500 lumens should be plenty for anyone.
    Online they sell a 4 pack but in the store they have 2 pack, you probably don't need 4 flashlights...
     
  5. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    If I needed a flashlight, UPS would supply me one.
     
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  6. BUCN85

    BUCN85 Active Member

    I got a maglight 3d. Led. 131 lumens. Works good
     
  7. gman042

    gman042 Been around the block a few times

  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    That flashlight is currently 89.99 on Amazon, a little rich for my blood.
     
  9. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Hahahaha flashlights? I work in the ghetto. You know who uses flashlights in the ghetto? It's NOT the UPS driver. No one would open their doors if I started shinning lights at their doors or porch looking for an address. Instead of getting shot I'd rather sheet NS#. lol
     
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  10. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Why would anybody consider spending their own hard earned money to earn less money?
    I scratch my head over a similar phenomenon almost daily, most mornings before my scheduled start time.
     
  11. jaker

    jaker trolling

    I off road a lot so I use the ones I have already and if I need a really good one I tell the wife I need it for work
     
  12. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I use the one in the board
     
  13. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    sipik sk68

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009YQQ8HK

    Best budget light most throw n small. Can spot a street number without shinning on the whole house. Zooms wide and narrow like a maglite but fits in the palm of your hand.

    If you get one you'd probably want to get the upgraded 14450 lithium ion batteries but you can use any AA's at the store
     
  14. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Sipik sk68 w/14450 batteries



    Perfect for not bothering all the neighbors
     
  15. laffter

    laffter Active Member

  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I never carried a flashlight in delivery even on country routes, but you need one in feeders.
     
  17. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    A 500 lumens, $100 flashlight, with upgraded 14450 lithium ion batteries?
     
  18. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have one of those old school cop fleshlights that take the D batteries but has leds. Kicks butt.
     
  19. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Freudian slip? hahahaha
     
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  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Heh, it's not that much, the 500 lumens duracells from costco are about $12 to $13 each and they run on regular old batteries. It's really helpful to have that super bright light when you're pre-tripping your equipment and checking all your connections at 0200.