• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

Flashlight Comparison


Bob Ayers

New Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2007
Messages
2,274
Reaction score
16
Points
0
Location
Durham, NC
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ranger
Transmission
Automatic
A few weeks ago, I bought a Smith & Wesson LED flashlight from Buy.com. This little flashlight is amazing, I took some photos to compare it to my Maglite, I'll take some photos showing the light output comparison when it
gets dark tonight:













 


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 7FA902352B4C01: April 5th, 2021

Bob Ayers

New Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2007
Messages
2,274
Reaction score
16
Points
0
Location
Durham, NC
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ranger
Transmission
Automatic
Instead of waiting until dark, I realized my shop has no windows in it, and is totally dark. So, I used a wall, the same shutter speed, and aperture was used for both photos. Here is the comparison between the two flashlights:

Smith & Wesson:




Maglite:

 
Last edited:

martin

New Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
3,219
Reaction score
21
Points
0
Age
74
Location
St Bruno, Quebec
Vehicle Year
1984
1991
Make / Model
ford
Transmission
Manual
Ah yes, but try one of the new led maglites.
 

daniel3507

Well-Known Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Messages
3,991
Reaction score
65
Points
48
Age
31
Location
NE Oklahoma
Vehicle Year
2019
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
I have one of the LED maglites. 3d cell one. it is awesome and incredibly bright. for a small flashlight though that smith and wesson seems to throw out some good light.
 
Last edited:

fastpakr

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
5,633
Reaction score
824
Points
113
Location
Roanoke, VA
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Tire Size
285/75-16
I have one of the LED maglites. 3d cell one. it is awesome and incredibly bright. for a small flashlight though it seems to throw out some good light.
If a 3D Maglite is small, what would you consider large?
 

Roadkill

New Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2007
Messages
533
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Ontario, Canada
Vehicle Year
2002
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
7.3l turbo
Transmission
Automatic
I have a 5D Maglite and upgraded it to a 4D LED bulb. Can't find a 5D bulb yet. That sucker is bright.

My Walther Tactical light is even brighter though. Nice small size, made to attach to a side rail of a pistol with remote finger switch. I use it handheld with the regular switch though. It is down right blinding! I never thought so much light could come out of a light so small.
 

daniel3507

Well-Known Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Dec 15, 2008
Messages
3,991
Reaction score
65
Points
48
Age
31
Location
NE Oklahoma
Vehicle Year
2019
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 EcoBoost
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
If a 3D Maglite is small, what would you consider large?
guess i should have clarified. the smith and wesson one is the one i was calling small. the 3d cell is a good size haha
 

Frank The Tank

New Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
2,904
Reaction score
41
Points
0
Location
Western Kentucky
Vehicle Year
98 70
Make / Model
Protege' F100-R
Engine Size
1. sumthing 7.3 gasoline
Transmission
Automatic
I have an LED "cap light" that clips on the bill.... goofy as hell looking but dang they are freaking handy!!!

Frank
 

koda6966

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
7,898
Reaction score
60
Points
48
Location
The green part of NY.
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Automatic
I have an LED "cap light" that clips on the bill.... goofy as hell looking but dang they are freaking handy!!!
Frank
Bought my brother a camo hat with a built in LED light. I think it had four bulbs in it or so. I tested it out to make sure they worked in the store by pointing it in my face and pressing the button to see that all the bulbs were working.. BAD IDEA. I ended up throwing it and yelling out in pain.
 

Bob Ayers

New Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2007
Messages
2,274
Reaction score
16
Points
0
Location
Durham, NC
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ranger
Transmission
Automatic
Bought my brother a camo hat with a built in LED light. I think it had four bulbs in it or so. I tested it out to make sure they worked in the store by pointing it in my face and pressing the button to see that all the bulbs were working.. BAD IDEA. I ended up throwing it and yelling out in pain.

My dentist has one that he wears on his forehead, with a battery pack that goes on his belt....he said it was $1000.
 

Frank The Tank

New Member
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
May 29, 2009
Messages
2,904
Reaction score
41
Points
0
Location
Western Kentucky
Vehicle Year
98 70
Make / Model
Protege' F100-R
Engine Size
1. sumthing 7.3 gasoline
Transmission
Automatic
My dentist has one that he wears on his forehead, with a battery pack that goes on his belt....he said it was $1000.
19 bucks at Southern States :icon_rofl:

Frank
 

Cyberbeer

New Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Messages
264
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Spotsylvania, VA
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
2.9
Transmission
Manual
Check out Surefire lights if you want something really bright.
 

Will

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Joined
Nov 30, 2001
Messages
6,820
Reaction score
282
Points
83
Location
Gnaw Bone, Indiana
Vehicle Year
2007
Make / Model
Toyota
Engine Size
4.0
Transmission
Manual
My father-in-law gave me an LED bulb for my 3-cell maglight. I've had that bulb in there for a long time--5 years maybe, and never changed the batteries. And I dropped in a few times on the concrete. It's not a million-candle-power light, but it's great and the only light that always works.

A good reason to have an autoloader shotgun is that you can hold the light and the fore-end in the same hand when you are pumping #4 buckshot into a retreating family of racoons.
 

snoman6115

New Member
Joined
May 24, 2009
Messages
282
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
Weston, WI
Vehicle Year
1998
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
v6 4.0
Transmission
Automatic
i use all maglite. they are amazing, i use the 3d led for ice fishing and use it to bust open ice holes, and i got a 2a led that i keep in my glovebox and use all teh time. with my 3d i can shine deer in a feild, screw spotlights i use a led maglite baby!
 


Top