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$700 flashlight !!!

No, that's not a joke or a misprint. Sears now sells a flashlight for $700. If that's too much for you, they have a smaller version for only $300 and a "normal" flashlight size for only $70. WTF ???

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Government contract?

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My friend works at sears and can get a 10% discount if that helps
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A link would help.

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Is this it? Comes with a locking case and 2 lights not bad.

I know of this one that's like $170 at the police supply. Light weight no batteries uses a capacitor, 90 sec charge and 1 1/2 - 2 hrs of use per charge. I thought this one was expensive but $700 is ridiculous.

Although it's to light to be the old beat you down flashlight of the past.
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I have one I paid about $100 for.I needed it cause when I worked corrections and was doing cell counts at 11:00 pm ,2:00am,4:00 am ,I wanted to really light up the inside of a cell.You see I dont like spears or shanks,or at least the business end of them.Well worth the $100.Light weight and rechargeable.Its a long way from $700 tho.Itchy
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But it comes with a nice case.....
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I have 3 flashlights that I use at work (night shift). The flashlight is a hugely important tool to me. All are streamlight brand, 2 are LED. You can check at a police supply or uniform type store for them. Cheaper than sears. Also Pelican has a nice LED light in 2 sizes.

They also advertise the "Light for Life". I will try to find the link or you can google it. A charge lasts about 90 minutes, but it only takes 90 seconds to charge.

My opinion is that Streamlight or pelican is the way to go for rechargeable lites. SL has great customer service as well.

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no link, but here's the ad. I have to admit it has rechargeable batterys plus the recharger and it's high lumen LED, but still ... $700 ???

The little one ("G") is $70
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Im guessing that is more along the lines of an LED Q-Beam. If you need that much light, maybe its a good idea. But the Streamlights I have even the Stinger LED and Polystinger are only about $100.00 or so depending on where you go and are like 90-180 lumens and put a nice beam out there several hundred feet.

http://www.streamlight.com/product/class.aspx?cid=2

link for the light for life

http://www.lapolicegear.com/511-tact...lashlight.html

The pelican lights

http://www.pelican.com/

I just cant see paying $700 for a light, unless there is something this light does other than shine light.

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Maybe it's a combination flashlight/drill/table saw/planer//router/coffee maker/radio/car/motorcycle/airplane???

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HF will have them @ $29.97 soon.
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Just last night I got my catalog, I started laughing and my wife ask what was so funny. I said a 700.00 flashlight, she said they wouldn't be selling it unless someone is buying it.
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Just last night I got my catalog, I started laughing and my wife ask what was so funny. I said a 700.00 flashlight, she said they wouldn't be selling it unless someone is buying it.
I don't know ... I think at the very least it should come with an all you can eat buffet and dancing girls, and even then it should only be $85 !

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Some of the flashlights sold for fire and rescue are pretty steep. I don't recall any over $400 tho.

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A friend of mine who is a policeman and depends on his flashlight for crucial situations bought an Inova T3:

http://www.flashlightreviews.com/reviews/inova_t.htm

It is not any more than $100 for the T3 model.

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I used to have rechargeables, but I didn't like losing one in the middle of somthing and having to wait for an hour to get it back. I switched to LED llights that take the 123A lithium batteries. They are lightweight and very bright. My Surefire G2 was $60 and lasts about 10 hours on two 123A's. It is my primary light and it allows me to use the cigar grip with my pistol, something my honking Streamlight SL-20 never allowed. I think it is almost as bright too at 90 lumen. I also have a Nightops Gladius as my backup. It's a $280.00 light, but was issue otherwise I wouldn't own it. It is great when it is working, especially the strobe feature, but it has a tendency to kill the 123A's even while sitting off. My flashlights are my second most important tool after my radio. Even so, for $700 bucks it better have about 5-6 less lethal features built in for me to even consider it. There are too many power tools in that $700 range that I'd prefer. Hell, I'll carry my Hitachi UB flashlight on my belt before I spent $700. Come to think of it, that's not a bad idea.......
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