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    Default Big Flashlight Comparison Test (Beamshot). Fire Flashlights.



    You can see many flashlights in our beamshot comparasion in http://fonarevka.ru

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    Our project is independent and we are not sellers. Flashlights - this is our hobby!

    Our hobby is an independent examination and tests of various flashlights. Particular attention is given to tests flashlights for fire protection and safety lighting.

    We tried to test flashlights at different environmental conditions, Conduit, basements, underground parking, and buildings.




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    Please, feel free to ask any questions about this test.
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    New dislocation (the scene) "Parking 3"

    There were brand flashlights are tested:

    ArmyTek
    Camelion
    Convoy
    DQG
    EagleTac
    Fenix
    GP
    JETBeam
    LIGHT
    LumensFactory
    MAXTOCH
    MONARH
    Maglite
    NEW-K9
    NITEYE
    Nextorch
    Nitecore
    Olight
    Preon
    Quark
    Quark-X
    Roche
    Shadow
    SkyRay
    Solarforce
    Spark
    Streamlight
    Surefire
    Trustfire
    UltraFire
    Uniel
    XENO
    XinTD
    Yarkiy Luch


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    Not that I'm a huge connoisseur of flashlights but I've never heard of most of those brands.
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    As Snowball said not many I recognize and none I've seen in use as firefighting lights (not that need be specifically made for us). But as for overall comparison purposes your site seems to be excellent at showing fair comparisons we can all understand. Nice if you had some of the products we see routinely marketed for firefighters.

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    I did not fireman.

    I will be very grateful if you'll list those brands flashlights that are actively used by firefighters, we'll make their tests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Not that I'm a huge connoisseur of flashlights but I've never heard of most of those brands.
    What!! Really? You have never heard of Yarkiy Luch flashlights? They are 20% brighter than the Uniel and Roche lights.

    You really do need to get out more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    I did not fireman.

    I will be very grateful if you'll list those brands flashlights that are actively used by firefighters, we'll make their tests!
    Here's a list from a sales website that markets numerous products to firefighters. I used the "right angle" lights as they tend to be the most popular personal lights, they also sell the "lite box" style that are often found on apparatus and carried via a shoulder strap.http://www.thefirestore.com/store/ca...-Angle-Lights/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    What!! Really? You have never heard of Yarkiy Luch flashlights? They are 20% brighter than the Uniel and Roche lights.

    You really do need to get out more.
    Read the names and don't think flashlights. To me, most could have been names that Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, and Suzuki are kicking around for new motorcycles.
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    Question. We want to make flashlights tests in simulated smoke? It will be interesting to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    Here's a list from a sales website that markets numerous products to firefighters. I used the "right angle" lights as they tend to be the most popular personal lights, they also sell the "lite box" style that are often found on apparatus and carried via a shoulder strap.http://www.thefirestore.com/store/ca...-Angle-Lights/
    Thank you. We will try to find these flashlights and we'll do the tests!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    Question. We want to make flashlights tests in simulated smoke? It will be interesting to you?
    Yes, and more applicable to the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    Question. We want to make flashlights tests in simulated smoke? It will be interesting to you?
    Simulated smoke or "Hollywood smoke" as we call it will get you results for that one color of off white smoke. Testing with actual burned materials will allow you to see the effect of different grades of smoke color. The darker the smoke, the less reflective, the lighter the smoke, the more reflective. Since we as firefighters usually operate in darker smoke conditions, it would be more valuable to us if the lights were tested under those conditions. The perfect light would have long battery life, a lens that was scratch resistant, bulbs or LED's that were impact resistant, and also have the ability to pattern the beam from wide to pinpoint.

    Do you have a way to do that?
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    BIG flashlights are usually found in the hands of those who are severely lacking in manly empendages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonarevka View Post
    Question. We want to make flashlights tests in simulated smoke? It will be interesting to you?
    As mentioned above, testing in the simulated smokes I've seen will not give results that reliably reflect the fire atmosphere. Real smoke from real fires contains solid particles within it. Simulated smoke will not. In thick smoke, there is no flashlight that can be considered reliable.

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    New scene Parking 5




    tested:

    EagleTac
    Fenix
    Ferei
    Inova
    Lupine
    Nitecore
    Peli
    Petzl
    Spark
    Yarkiy Luch


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