I have cycled through a bunch of lights. Attempting this or that, and I keep coming back to a Lightforce of one type or the other. I have refined the Lightforce products down to using the Lightforce 140 Lance with a Boondocker Silent Hood, it is pistol grip hand held. The beam spreads open enough to be a great scanning light(red filter), it is way more than enough intensity and has plenty of reach. Battery and rheostat pack over the shoulder bag. Smaller than their 170, so it is not as cumbersome. The 170 is great for Texas Highchair hunting, where it is fixed/attached, but here we have to carry everything around by hand, no highchairs allowed.
Just my opinion
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