Looking for a good Home Defense flashlight

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by inkedfireman, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. inkedfireman

    inkedfireman New Member

    Looking for something to blind the intruder long enough for me to identify the threat and assess the situation. What do you guy think?
  2. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

  3. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    There are so many on the market it's hard to recommend. Anything from Streamlight or Surefire is a no brainer. I like Bright Strike a lot.

    Check out this page. They have a wide variety of brands and in my experience only carry quality products. Don't hesitate to buy something on clearance; they often buy batches of overruns/leftovers and then turn 'em and burn 'em. I couldn't begin to tell you how much money I've saved shopping their clearance stuff.


    CJKOLCUN New Member

    I keep a Surefire 6p on my bed stand. I like it alot, good light without breaking the bank.
  5. inkedfireman

    inkedfireman New Member

    Thanks guys, any preference on lumes?
  6. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    80 lumens is enough to blind someone when its a dark room. You can get upwards of 350 lumens with some lights like Cree, kind of overkill IMO.
  7. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member Supporter

  8. gnihcraes

    gnihcraes New Member

    Streamlight PT-1L or 2L (PT=ProTac) 180 lumens I believe, dang bright for the money. $50-60.
  9. jonm61

    jonm61 New Member

    If you really want blinding for the attacker, but not as hard on your night vision, look at strobes. Either something like the Streamlight TLR1s, which is weapon mounted, or the Bright Strikes which are handheld. Great effects.
  10. On another forum I am a member on, I was lucky enough to get a Pentagon light X2 Xenon from a guy that just came back from Iraq and picked it up at one of the basses there. It is a very powerful light. It will light a pitch black room up with no problems. An if you look into the light you will see spots for a few mins afterwards.:) I paid $15 bucks for it and its the best $15 I have spent lol.

    I use it on my Mossberg with a pressure cap an have no problems with it. The only bad part about Pentagon Lights are that they are out of business and you cant get the light threw retailers. Have to find a 3rd party to get one.
  11. shiflet

    shiflet New Member

    I like the streamlight TLR-1s that I got yesterday. Its pretty freaking bright and it strobes. It also helps that its attatched to a g20 :)
  12. SunScar

    SunScar New Member

    I just bought a Streamlight ProTac 2L and couldn't be more pleased. For 50 bucks it packs a blinding punch. Thinking about getting a ProTac HL too :)
  13. david1962hd

    david1962hd Premium Member

    Check out the 500 lumens flashlight at Lowe's, It's 65.00 with a lifetime no questions asked warranty.
  14. ABeck88

    ABeck88 Well-Known Member

    I have a Nitebeam 900 that I got as a Christmas present, they run about $40 on Amazon and its the brightest flashlight I have ever seen. I have never shined it in my own eyes but at full blast it's enough to light up my entire front yard like it's daytime (1/4 acre). It has five modes, High, medium, low, strobe and LED.
  15. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    What brand, and what type of batteries does it take?
  16. I love my TLR-1s on my 21 but I also use this coleman led light which is 200 lumens and has 2 modes low/high.
    bought it at walmart for $25.

    Second pic is in my basement which is usual pitch black.

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  17. I have a 5.11 ATAC A2 that is very bright and it also has a low light mode as well as a strobe This is the best hand held light I have ever had. And it uses 2 AA batteries
  18. david1962hd

    david1962hd Premium Member

    CR-123 Battery's and it's a Kobalt Brand item number is 0356000.
    Looking at my receipt the total cost was $63.87.
  19. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member Supporter

    Thanks, I'll have to check that out