Inspection Flashlight

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Inspection Flashlight

Postby WildBill » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:59 am

Like many forum members, I really like flashlights and own quite a few.
Recently I came across a flashlight that I HAD to buy and try.
It is a Global G20 inspection light. It runs on 2 X aaa batteries.
It is not nearly as bright as most of my other LED lights, but it's not supposed to be.
The beam is circular and uniformly illuminates a flat surface.

I have found it to be much better than other flashlights for inspecting small parts as
well as reading small print and stamped/etched ID number/part number.
The construction is very solid and it costs around $15.
I bought mine at Wally World. A few days ago I went back and bought a second light.
I couldn't help myself. :mrgreen:

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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby RossA » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:19 pm

How many lumens does it give you?
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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby puma guy » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:42 pm

WildBill wrote:Like many forum members, I really like flashlights and own quite a few.
Recently I came across a flashlight that I HAD to buy and try.
It is a Global G20 inspection light. It runs on 2 X aaa batteries.
It is not nearly as bright as most of my other LED lights, but it's not supposed to be.
The beam is circular and uniformly illuminates a flat surface.

I have found it to be much better than other flashlights for inspecting small parts as
well as reading small print and stamped/etched ID number/part number.
The construction is very solid and it costs around $15.
I bought mine at Wally World. A few days ago I went back and bought a second light.
I couldn't help myself. :mrgreen:

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Like you I have a special place in my life for flashlights. LOL
I assume it's not so bright as to create glare from a printed page or objects one is attempting to inspect. You probably have cost me 15 bucks, or more if I really like it. We need to shoot.
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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby WildBill » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:54 pm

puma guy wrote:Like you I have a special place in my life for flashlights. LOL
I assume it's not so bright as to create glare from a printed page or objects one is attempting to inspect.
You probably have cost me 15 bucks, or more if I really like it.
We need to shoot.


This flashlight has a lens on the front that collimates the light so that there are no hot spots.
My old eyes can use all of the help I can find.

In one of the on-line reviews, the reviewer stated that the beam from this light reminded him of the "Bat Signal". :lol:
The retail packaging is such that you can press the switch on the back and try it out in the store.

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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby JRG » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:11 pm

RossA wrote:How many lumens does it give you?


According to the Coast website, it is 36 lumens.

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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby bblhd672 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:24 pm

I'd never seen the Coast flashlights until 3 weeks ago. Saw them in a local Frys store and bought one. Not sure which model, but it has a clip on it that can be used in either direction without removing it from the light. Very bright, especially with a lithium ion battery.
I liked that it had a battery installed already and I was able to test it in the store - winner!
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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:41 pm

That's a good suggestion. I too have trouble now reading stuff like serial numbers engraved in barrels, and stuff like that, and have taken to keeping a small flashlight at my workbench just for those occasions. I'd buy one like yours, but I've already got a light that fits the bill, so.....
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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby Jusme » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:46 pm

I counted the flashlights just in my truck and I have 6. I have at least 2 in my living room, 4 in my bedroom, 3 in my gun area (safe, range bags etc.) Jusme Jr, has 2 in his car, Mrs. Jusme has 3 in her car and 1 in her range bag. Those don't count the ones I have attached to firearms (another 3) But I will definitely look at this one. Can never have too many
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Re: Inspection Flashlight

Postby Take Down Sicko » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:10 pm

I wish i were a battery salesman.


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