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Old 12-14-2010, 02:23 PM   #31
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Nice flashlight--$165 bucks +++




Heh Heh, never take a knife (flashlight) to a gun fight !!

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The surefire IS worth the money. And you SHOULD bring a surefire to a gunfight, proof:



skip to the 1:50 minute mark

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Save ur breath Flyin,,, since you seem to be in the know....

others are kinda clueless here.

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Yea worth the money if your Cmdr sends you on a SWAT/Spec. Ops mission, but


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I don't think most of us are going to have to worry about that now !!

So I'll just struggle along with my dbl "C" cell battery flashlights and my 6V cell lantern-

If somebody attacks me with a $165 buck flashlight, I'll just shoot the son-of-a -bitch !

It's all relative

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Old 12-14-2010, 02:53 PM   #34
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So I'll just struggle along with my dbl "C" cell battery flashlights and my 6V cell lantern-

If somebody attacks me with a $165 buck flashlight, I'll just shoot the son-of-a -bitch !

It's all relative

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Here's a cheap alternative to surefire that's almost as good: Phoenix Flashlights

You can pick one up for $80. A flashlight you can use underwater, mounted on a gun, with a beam bright enough to blind an attacker completely is very useful.
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Heh Heh, thanx for the info-


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Here's a cheap alternative to surefire that's almost as good: Phoenix Flashlights

You can pick one up for $80. A flashlight you can use underwater, mounted on a gun, with a beam bright enough to blind an attacker completely is very useful.
I think I'll just muddle along with my stuff, but I can't really make fun of the LED technology we have now, it's just a little to much overkill for the fun loving 4wheeler, that carries a cocked & Locked S & W 1911 either in my jeep or on me !!

Like I said much earlier-the jeep is kind of an extension of your inner self and we all will get things that others just won't understand-so carry on !

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Old 12-14-2010, 03:15 PM   #36
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I carry at least two flashlights mounted in the jeep. That's not counting the ones in my tool bag. I have been more than happy with maglite 2 or 3 D cell LED flashlights. They are nice and bright. Bright enough for what I need and they are easily operated with even the thickest winter gloves. Everyone makes mounts for them and the best part is they are cheap. Normally $30 but every year on black friday lowes has the 2 or 3 cell for $15. My.02

As for interior lighting I plan to add a two stage system to the jeep. I would like to use one of the tantrum rock light kits to turn the interior into daylight if needed and then on a separate switch I will have some lights in the footwells and one overhead that will be a much more dim blue(to match jeep) as to not mess up my night vision.
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Heh Heh, the amount of light we need to see, always depends on the individuals inherant vision, but !


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I carry at least two flashlights mounted in the jeep. That's not counting the ones in my tool bag. I have been more than happy with maglite 2 or 3 D cell LED flashlights. They are nice and bright. Bright enough for what I need and they are easily operated with even the thickest winter gloves. Everyone makes mounts for them and the best part is they are cheap. Normally $30 but every year on black friday lowes has the 2 or 3 cell for $15. My.02

As for interior lighting I plan to add a two stage system to the jeep. I would like to use one of the tantrum rock light kits to turn the interior into daylight if needed and then on a separate switch I will have some lights in the footwells and one overhead that will be a much more dim blue(to match jeep) as to not mess up my night vision.
If you're planning on having an internal light sys that you will use while under way-I'd suggest using a lighting sys that employs the red spectrum, that won't affect your actual vision at all, but blue will

After 23 years on Nuke subs, with control room "RED"-it works

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Heh Heh, the amount of light we need to see, always depends on the individuals inherant vision, but !

If you're planning on having an internal light sys that you will use while under way-I'd suggest using a lighting sys that employs the red spectrum, that won't affect your actual vision at all, but blue will

After 23 years on Nuke subs, with control room "RED"-it works

Good luck

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I appreciate the info Jim. I had originally thought of using red because my old man was a chopper mech and it works for them. I always remember his military issue 90 degree flashlight with the interchanging red lens.

I switched to blue for color coordination only. I have not bought the lights yet so I think I will take your advice on the red. I won't be running them at all unless needed and keeping my Nightvision is the key. I just want more crap to hook to the spod. Finally got two switches doing something this weekend.
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heh Heh, actually the red doesn't give you much depth/reflect vision aid, it only keeps the iris "wide open' for immediate night vision-


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I appreciate the info Jim. I had originally thought of using red because my old man was a chopper mech and it works for them. I always remember his military issue 90 degree flashlight with the interchanging red lens.

I switched to blue for color coordination only. I have not bought the lights yet so I think I will take your advice on the red. I won't be running them at all unless needed and keeping my Nightvision is the key. I just want more crap to hook to the spod. Finally got two switches doing something this weekend.
Blue can be PIERCINGLY WHITE (?) and you can see into the next dimension, but then you're BLIND when the lights go out-

We have so much fog, where I keep my jeep in Nevada, that my headlights are Luminic H13 yellow and when I need more legal light, I turn on my bumper lights and stock fog lights-(hiwy legal)

I've got all 6 of my sPOD switchs in use now, but if I add something, I've got two, that I can re-employ-sure is a hell of a system !!

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Old 12-14-2010, 04:13 PM   #40
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GOOGLE (cigarette light flashlights ) there u will find many differnt kinds
JTspotlight.com is based in Meridian Idaho. They have a bunch of colors to choose from. I gave these as stocking stuffers a few years ago. Out of about a dozen lights, only one has quit working. We all use them a lot, mine is always in my pocket
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I'll try this again
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:38 PM   #42
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They have those cheesy stick on LED bulbs you can buy and any auto store.
I have always carried a little LED flashlight in my center console. It has come in handy more times than I can count. I am not smart enough nor confident enough to mess with my electrical on my Jeep... :$


I really don't think self adhesive lights are cheesy, there are certain applications where I would much rather stick the light on then get out my drill, nuts, bolts, screws and try to make it look like a clean install. My opinion is digging thru the console for a tiny flashlight is about as handy as turning the little knob on the stalk for the dome light. I find it easier to flip one switch on the dash to illuminate 4 different areas at once.
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Heh Heh we don't need needles in haystacks son-





We've got a glove box (who the hell ever keeps gloves inem)? and a console, just choose-em for their use !!

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I was grinning ear to ear after my adhesive light mod, (I think it was my first mod) my wife and kids had to tell me to shut up about it, and then to hear it is cheesy. OUCH I guess everyone has there own idea of good and bad.

also excuse all the post's out of place in this thread, first time I used the quote thing for a reply and the way that turned out was very cheesy
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:30 PM   #45
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Heh Heh we don't need needles in haystacks son-
We've got a glove box (who the hell ever keeps gloves inem)? and a console, just choose-em for their use !!

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Everything in\on your Jeep is awesome and done to the max, that flashlight just does not fit the rest of the jeep even though the color is right I almost want to find a used one to mail to you I'll just need to get it powdered coated to match, with a rail mount for your 1911
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My 98 TJ had two small incandescent bulbs under the dash. I replaced them about a month ago with 4 3000mc LEDs. It looks really cool and is exactly what I needed. If you need light for your feet or just for show, I'd suggest going with some simple LEDs from radioshack. Just make sure you get the right resistors!
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heh Heh, I know you're right but that flashlight has sentimental value-


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Everything in\on your Jeep is awesome and done to the max, that flashlight just does not fit the rest of the jeep even though the color is right I almost want to find a used one to mail to you I'll just need to get it powdered coated to match, with a rail mount for your 1911
It started customer life with this 1978 very modified Dodge Ramcharger and I've used it with all my "yellow" vehicles (corvettes too)




I'm not to much in favor of the rail mounted lights (LEDS), they take away too much of the point&shoot tratining and are too bulky for concealed use !!



But thanx for your offer

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Vince,
Thanks for posting the pics. I'm thinking about doing something similar. Nice mod.
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Thanks for posting the pics. I'm thinking about doing something similar. Nice mod.
Your welcome! It is extremely easy to do. All you need is a few LEDs and a splice clamp. Before the pucks, I had 3 small blue LEDs that I got from Autozone (The kind that clip into drilled 7/32" holes). The blue wasn't bright enough for me though so I switched for the pucks. The advantage of using LEDs for this mod is that they barely draw anything from the dome circuit. I also swapped all the dome bulbs with bright white LEDs and they not only match, they really improve interior lighting.
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After reading this, I went and checked my 2005 TJ, it has factory floor lighting....
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Yes, the early production 07 JK's have footwell lights as well, I have read. The penny pinchers took them out. Like others, I went with LEDs spliced into domes.

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