Recommendation wanted: Best Marine Handheld spotlight

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ArtWallach, May 28, 2017.

  1. ArtWallach

    ArtWallach Member

    160
    Sep 12, 2011
    Lindenhurst NY
    2000 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer
    T300hp Mercruiser Inboards
    I just bought a handheld spotlight and after the 1st charge is was dead. I returned it for a refund.
    I'm looking for a recommendation.
    Thanks
    Art
     
  2. romanservices

    romanservices Member

    180
    Aug 24, 2016
    Chesapeak Bay
    1999 Sea Ray 370 AC, Raymarine es98 - AlbaCombi NMEA2K converter -
    Twin 454 Horizon MAG MPI - replaced 2016
    I keep a spare Dewalt 20v Lithium-Ion charger, battery, drill, spotlight & area light on the boat. The handheld spotlight is brighter than the one installed on the boat.
     
  3. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I have a streamlight waypoint led. I am VERY impressed. This thing is awesome!


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  4. ArtWallach

    ArtWallach Member

    160
    Sep 12, 2011
    Lindenhurst NY
    2000 Sea Ray 310 Sundancer
    T300hp Mercruiser Inboards
    I there are a few different versions of the Streamlight. Which version?
     
  5. Joel_MD

    Joel_MD Member

    210
    Jun 20, 2016
    Chesapeake Bay
    390 Motor Yacht, 2005
    Cummins 480 CE
  6. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I have the waypoint LED. It is rechargeable and it comes with the 12v and 110v plug so you can still use it if its dead. I love the size as well.


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  7. NotHerDecision

    NotHerDecision Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 28, 2016
    Houston, Texas
    2001 Sea Ray 460 Sundancer
    2014 Seadoo 155 LTD
    2105 Seadoo 130 SE
    2013 Mercury Dinghy
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3L
    I have the waypoint LED. It is rechargeable and it comes with the 12v and 110v plug so you can still use it if its dead. I love the size as well.


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  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I just pick up whatever 12V rechargeable light is on sale at our local Ace Hardware when I need one. They're usually somewhere between $20-$30, they're good for 2-3 years and when they die I just pitch them and get another. I leave it on the helm 100% of the time and that may be why they only last a couple of years. It's such a cheap item that I don't really care how long it lasts.
     
  9. SolidSnake

    SolidSnake New Member

    30
    Feb 16, 2017
    Illinois
    '04 Sundeck 240
    6.2 Merc Bravo III
    I have been looking at these... Someone else said they are great for being out on the water for compact reasons, rechargeable 18650s (that is only nice due to the fact that I vape cuz i quit smoking so I always have an extra 1860) and bright beam that isn't really wide so you don't blind your self off your boat..

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HMBZ320/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A36D1O15HT30RE

    Haven't bought one yet but was caught out on the River this past weekend after dark... I had a tiny little guy. A barge basically did the lighting for me with his 2 big ass spot lights. :lol:
     
  10. Creekwood

    Creekwood Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 26, 2009
    Oakville and Georgian Bay, Ontario
    '97 330 Sundancer, Raymarine C80 suite with radar, Mercury 310 Hypalon w/8hp Yammie 2stk
    2X 454 carbs w/ vDrives
    I hope you are not saying you are navigating at night with a spot light. You should never be running at night with a spot. Let your eyes get accustomed to the low light and go slow. Using a bright light kills your night vision (and any other boaters you shine it at). The only time you should use a spot is to pinpoint a nav aid. Apologies if you know that already.
     
  11. NVERL8

    NVERL8 Member

    183
    Sep 30, 2014
    Ohio
    240 Sundancer
    5.0 w/Bravo III
    I use an olight mini intimidate 2. Not a spot but an incredibly bright flood. Nice when cruising back channels at night and you want to check out the shoreline
     
  12. SolidSnake

    SolidSnake New Member

    30
    Feb 16, 2017
    Illinois
    '04 Sundeck 240
    6.2 Merc Bravo III
    Yeah you are okay. I know that.
    I use my flashlight to spot buoys so I don't go where I am not allowed. Once I spot them, I have it off and cruise for a bit more. What happened to me over the weekend is my flashlight was not bright enough or a good enough beam, The barge behind us had his 2 spotlights shined at both sides of the river so we used his help basically than using mine. Those things are bright as hell on those things. LOL
     

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