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    Another "recommend me a torch" thread

    I really noticed yesterday on a wreck how rubbish my torch really is. My buddies was far better width and brightness and really penetrated deep into nooks and crannies in the wrecks. I may as well just have not bothered with mine.So I think I'm going to ask family to club together to get me a new one for xmas........ It can't be super expensive, but 100-150 would be fine.Has anyone got any suggestions?

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    I use an TecLine LED US-15 as my backup but I have used it as my main in the uk before.

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    I've got a Light For Me XML as a backup, but at 1200 lumens, it's as bright as my main 4Tec umbilical. It's supposed to last 2 hours on 3 C cells, although you could go for the "Mini" version and use a rechargeable.

    At 66, you could get a pair for your budget.
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    Plenty on Amazon. The cheap Chinese torches used to be poor quality but they now seem to work well. If you buy direct from Amazon, you will get a refund if there are any problems.
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    Paulo recommend a 40 one a couple of years ago. I have one it's super bright and I have not seen anything in your budget that I would rather have. I am sure he will post a link soon.

    Graham

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    I have three of these. Cheap as chips. I have recommended them to 10+ people and no one has ever come back to me with a complaint but many like Graham above have said how good they are.

    They work off of 3 x C cell batteries


    € 35,89 22%OFF | BORUiT Professional XM-L2 LED Scuba Diving Flashlight Underwater 150m Torch Light IP68 Waterproof Portable Camping Hunting Lamp
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/dBcJruEM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    I have three of these. Cheap as chips. I have recommended them to 10+ people and no one has ever come back to me with a complaint but many like Graham above have said how good they are.

    They work off of 3 x C cell batteries

    Mine also came with an adaptor so that I can use three AA batteries. I have a Tectite and a light for me but I use the one above. Its combination of brightness and beam angle means it is better than its more expensive friends.

    Graham.
    € 35,89 22%OFF | BORUiT Professional XM-L2 LED Scuba Diving Flashlight Underwater 150m Torch Light IP68 Waterproof Portable Camping Hunting Lamp
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/dBcJruEM

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    Awesome, thank you everyone. I'll check out some of these before I jump in at the expensive end

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    I have three of these. Cheap as chips. I have recommended them to 10+ people and no one has ever come back to me with a complaint but many like Graham above have said how good they are.

    They work off of 3 x C cell batteries


    35,89 22%OFF | BORUiT Professional XM-L2 LED Scuba Diving Flashlight Underwater 150m Torch Light IP68 Waterproof Portable Camping Hunting Lamp
    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/dBcJruEM
    Are they really in the region of 2000 lumens, seems very good for the price?

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    Wouldnt think they are 2000 lumens but the quality of light they emit is very good.

    Not used my umbilical in 3 years as a resulr. Tied more expensive lights, these still beat them.

    The old Dive Life used to sell them for 156... I wonder why they closed!!
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