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    Default Big Ed vs Streamlight

    big ed vs stream light... (the right angle turnout flashlights)

    what are the pros and cons?

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    I have them both (incandescent). They are both great lights, but I'm now using the Survivor L.E.D. It's become my new favorite.
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    Streamlight is brighter hands down.

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    which is the best streamlight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bharer75 View Post
    which is the best streamlight?
    For dependability, durability, brightness and price, I recommend this one:

    http://www.flashlights.com/survivor_led/index.htm

    I have the Alkaline 4AA model. The batteries last a very, very long time, and at $43, I challenge you to find a better deal.
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    I have 2 StreamEds or whatever you call them. I've Duck Taped them to the Ends of the Lightbar on my Toyota Corolla to use as Alley Lights. Works for me...............
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    Ive had an Orange Rechargable Streamlight (non LED) for over 5 years. Its has been a 100% solid, reliable, and very bright flashlight. I just dont know what to say, its been a great investment.

    One time I was on a roof for a vent job, flipped it on and it lit up the whole roof for the crew. I love this light and expect it to last me my whole career.

    I was also issued a Big ED Flashlight once. As much as I like Pelican's products, it just was not an ideal light for the turnout coat. Too big and bulky. Truely 2nd place to the Survivor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I have 2 StreamEds or whatever you call them. I've Duck Taped them to the Ends of the Lightbar on my Toyota Corolla to use as Alley Lights. Works for me...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by bharer75 View Post
    which is the best streamlight?
    This is what I have and I have not come across a better light out there.

    http://www.thefirestore.com/store/pr..._charge_model/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    BLUE, Thank you very much..............

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    What? No love for BrightStar?

    http://www.flashlight.com/pdf/500301.pdf

    It's wider, so when you have it clipped to the front of your coat it tends to point forward when you are walking. This is a moot point if your coat has a loop to secure the base of your light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDAIC485 View Post
    What? No love for BrightStar?

    http://www.flashlight.com/pdf/500301.pdf
    how much is this? wow 45000 candlewatt power

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDAIC485 View Post
    What? No love for BrightStar?

    http://www.flashlight.com/pdf/500301.pdf

    It's wider, so when you have it clipped to the front of your coat it tends to point forward when you are walking. This is a moot point if your coat has a loop to secure the base of your light.

    Sorry, in this case- bigger is not better. The Survivor has been perfect for me. Lasted and performed way better than expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Sorry, in this case- bigger is not better. The Survivor has been perfect for me. Lasted and performed way better than expected.
    dam, now im really stuck in a jam....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bharer75 View Post
    dam, now im really stuck in a jam....
    Why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDAIC485 View Post
    What? No love for BrightStar?

    http://www.flashlight.com/pdf/500301.pdf

    It's wider, so when you have it clipped to the front of your coat it tends to point forward when you are walking. This is a moot point if your coat has a loop to secure the base of your light.
    I have the rechargeable model of the BrightStar. It is also a great light, very bright and tough, but I still prefer the Streamlight L.E.D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Why is that?
    brightstar or streamlight.. or the departments big ed (bleh)

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    i like my littel ed its brighter and lighter than the streamlight or big ed
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    Default i HATE streamlight L.E.D.

    sorry to be the voice of dissent, but i hate my streamlight L.E.D. the switch is horrible. all that is inside is a little cheap spring. think of the old Nintendo Entertainment Systems.... u know how the games pushed down? thats basically the same idea behind the L.E.D. switch. I was in a fire and somehow the spring slipped out of the groove, so i had to continously shake my light to get any light. mind you, the light was only about a year old at that point. what use is a firefighting flashlight if a little bit of shaking and tough use breaks it? im very disappointed in streamlight that they decided to use basically the cheapest switch they could come up with. DONT BUY THIS LIGHT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSaint7 View Post
    sorry to be the voice of dissent, but i hate my streamlight L.E.D. the switch is horrible. all that is inside is a little cheap spring. think of the old Nintendo Entertainment Systems.... u know how the games pushed down? thats basically the same idea behind the L.E.D. switch. I was in a fire and somehow the spring slipped out of the groove, so i had to continously shake my light to get any light. mind you, the light was only about a year old at that point. what use is a firefighting flashlight if a little bit of shaking and tough use breaks it? im very disappointed in streamlight that they decided to use basically the cheapest switch they could come up with. DONT BUY THIS LIGHT.

    Sometimes a lemon might slip out of the factory. I would suggest sending back to SL for repair or replacement. And also suggest that they fix the defect in the future.
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