What Is THE Best Flashlight?
This last Fall I bought some small, yellow plastic flashlights sold by the Bayco Co. out of Texas.
Menards had them, but now they don't? I really am impressed by the light they make and how long the batteries can last , how light and small they are (they come in numerous sizes) but what I Really like about them is you don't have to wear out the micro switch to turn them off and on all night long.
The lense is in an oval small opening that is thumb--sized, I just put my thumb over it as I wrap my fingers around the rest of it and it is "Lights OUT!"
If I have it turned off and I am going to sudddenly light up things in conjunction with the scare I press the switch down, hold it there, then slide my fingernail off the switch and it's on very quickly, smoothly, quietly.
Allan, I could never find it listed.
The ones I'm talking about are much cheaper than any prices listed on the web site.
They sold a package of a 4 battery flashlight plus a very small single battery flashlight that is the size of a Bic Lighter yet throws a lot of light for a long time on one AAA battery.
Then they sold the two battery AAA flashlight in a package by itself.
The smallest one is the one I can just put my thumb over the lense and shut it off.
All three of these lights have a second lense out the side of the light so you can stand it up on it's end, turn on the second light and have a small table light to read by or walk holding the "stick" straight out from your hand with the side light pointing straight down, making it easier on the eyes.
I have three sizes of these yellow Bayco little flashlights. Maybe they were closeouts?
Seems like it. The basic design flaw in almost every flashlight with the led bulbs is the flimsey rack to hold the three batterys which usually doesnot survive many battery swap-outs. The little yellow Bayco offerings had none of this, they instead have very precise locations which you slide the batterys into very snuggly all part of the basic body of the flashlight itself, not a seperate concoction of springs and a weak plastic yoke affair.
Then a very precicse little hatch slides into place and stays put to hide the batterys.
Headlamp 100% all the way!
i strongly recommend a head lamp! nothing is worse than trying to screw a drop down scare back together, hold a flash light, and weave in and out sight of customers.
using both hands to fill foggers, generator, fix costumes etc. etc. best of all, they're bright LED, often come with multiple settings (some even with red LED), and they are CHEAP!