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Weapon lights/laser...Whats the best/brightest?

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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Weapon lights/laser...Whats the best/brightest?

If you have a weapon light, post up your review here.
I am looking for a green laser and a weapon light and need some knolegable reviews on some of the brand names and no-name brands as well.

I have heard that ebay is a good place to look for both. Im looking for the following.

-Green lasers
-I/R lasers
-Tactical lights with over 120 lumens.

Please post up pictures on and off your weapon/videos if you have them.
Thanks
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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ebay will get you a bunch of airsoft junk from China if you don't know any better.



Flashlights for your AR???




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Old 09-03-2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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Surefire M-500A Weapon Light, comes with two lamp assemblies, 1 kinda low powered, the other one is a Hi Output retina burner. Also, unless you know EXACTLY what you are buying stay far away from E-bay, most AR accessories there are cheap Air-Soft made in China garbage.

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Old 09-12-2008, 12:16 AM   #4
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I'm not necessarily saying these two are the very best out there, but they're damn close (in my personal opinion).

Okay here we go...

First is a Hellfighter Underboss by Dark Ops. 130 lumens L.E.D. fixed beam, light/laser combo. Has a push button for momentary on or constant and also includes a coiled remote pressure switch.

Second is a Insight M6. Produces 90 lumens with an adjustable beam, but is not L.E.D., so the run-time isn't nearly as good as the Underboss.

The Underboss is on the left in the outside light and light/laser comparison pictures, and is the top in the laser comparison picture. Size comparison pictures it is on the right (bigger one).

As far as the light goes, two thumps up to the Underboss. The laser diamiter appears to be a tad bit smaller, but it may just be because the M6 produces a bunch of fussiness around the beam when on a target and the Underboss does not. The Underboss mounting system is not as speedy as the M6 because it uses a screw which has to be tighted in order to stay zeroed. One thing I do like a lot more is the rocker switch compared to the Underboss' push button which requires you to use your left thumb (if your a right handed shooter). But, I guess that's why they include an additional remote pressure switch, and the plug-in is already integrated into the back plate. To get a remote pressure switch for the M6 you have to buy an additional backplate which is VERY pricey! The Underboss is a bit heavier, mainly because its bezel is made out of aluminum and is also somewhat larger than the M6. But it kind of comes down to personal preferance. Underboss L.E.D. w/ included remote pressure switch = $169.95, & Insight M6 (non-L.E.D.) is in the $175-200 range.



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Old 09-12-2008, 12:58 AM   #5
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention the Underboss is for sale and BNIP if interested. Only taken out of the package to do this little review. Its never been used and includes blank warranty card!
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:27 AM   #6
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You mean you're to make a laser dazzler that causes temporary blindness? Most people will choose a green laser pointer, 50-200mw, certainly the higher the power, the more dangerous. But as far as the burning power is concerned, I think the red laser or violet blue laser is much easier to gather its peak power via its focus adjustable function. The 120mw violet blue laser pointer I bought seems to be more powerful than the 150mw green laser pointer in burning things though the latter seems to much more bright in daylight or dark conditions.

I got a quality 200mw red laser(the waterproof series), 150mw green laser and 120mw violet blue laser from LaserPointerPen.Net . The lasers are awesome, very small-sized and solid. Cost-effective enough.


Don't go to ebay, and i was scammed more than twice when i bought my first 405nm laserS and green laser pens. The beam is TOO unstable and cannot last long. They're really "cheap" in cost and QUALITY. Even the goggles are crap.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:04 AM   #7
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On a budget two of the best products I have tested for the price are the CAATLL Laser Light was way better then anything coming out of leapers.

http://feararmory.com/store/images/f...A/CAATLL_1.jpg

For a visible green laser price vs quality this is one of my top picks I have been meaning to do a review on it, maybe it will happen over holiday brake. Good Viability during the day at 100 yards and they claim up to 1 mile in low light.

http://feararmory.com/store/images/f...e/LLK-15_1.jpg
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:25 AM   #8
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Before you spend you hard earned cash on a flashlight:

Fenix LD20:

Fenix lights rock:
Fenix Flashlight

I have each of these:
TK10
Fenix Flashlight TK10 Black (225 Lumens)
Features:
Cree Premium (Q5) 7090 XR-E LED with lifespan of 50,000 hours
Two modes of output, selected by turning the bezel (Patented):
Turbo Mode: Constant 225 Lumens, 1.5 hours
General Mode: Constant 60 Lumens, 10 hours
Highly efficient focusing head - throws beam over 200 meters
Digitally regulated output - maintains constant brightness
Low battery indication system
Uses two 3V CR123A lithium batteries
Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard
Toughened ultra-clear glass lens with anti-reflective coating
Tactical tailcap switch with momentary-on function
Tactical grip ring for Cigar technique (Removable)

L2D - I like this one cause it uses 2AA batteries, check out its performance:

Fenix Flashlight L2D Q5 Black (180 Lumens)

Utilizes a Premium (Q5) Cree 7090 XR-E LED with a life of 50,000 hours
Two modes (6 types) of output, generation/turbo selected by turning the bezel (patented)
General Mode: 12 lumens (55hrs) -> 53 lumens (10.5hrs) -> 107 lumens (4hrs) -> SOS
Turbo Mode: 180 lumens (2.4hrs) -> Strobe
Digitally Regulated for Constant Brightness
Uses two 1.5V AA ( Alkaline, Ni-MH, Lithium ) batteries, inexpensive and widely available
Made of aircraft grade aluminum
Durable Type III hard anodized finish
Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard
Toughened ultra clear glass lens with AR coating
Push-button tail cap switch
Capable of standing up securely on a flat surface to serve as a candle
Includes a holster, lanyard, two spare o-rings, and a rubber switch boot

Dimension: 5.8 in(L) x 0.8 in(D) or 14.7cm(L) x 2.1cm(D)
Weight: 2.24oz or 56g
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:00 AM   #9
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Weapon mounted or not?
If it has to be weapon mounted I say the Insight WX150 on a lasermax green laser is as bright as you will get.

Not mine but heres an example.


If it doesn't have to be a "weapon mounted light" like above, I would go with Fenix. You get twice the output at half the price of some of the other companies.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:40 AM   #10
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I like this one.. probably not the best light/ nor the best laser.. but a good overall combo pkg, and a small footprint..

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