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Old June 17th, 2012, 13:37   #1
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Kill light, recommendations?

I've signed up for a game that is night play. What do you recommend for a kill light? I've read about glow sticks, red flashlights, red led strobe type. What do the rest of you prefer and why? Thanks for your input.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 13:41   #2
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Chemlights (glowsticks) are the most popular and affordable choice. But some people will use Vlites and the like instead. Personally I recommend the chemlights, but its all up to you.

Vlites aren't a bad idea. Just for a new guy real vlites and Manta Strobes might be a little pricey. Chemlights are cheap, plentiful and you can carry allot of them.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 14:00   #3
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Get a red LED stick from Canadian Tire or Walmart. They cost around $5 and can be turned off when you are not dead. Also they don't glow in your pockets like a glow stick and give you away.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 14:11   #4
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I got two life gear red flashlight glow sticks from crappy tire last year and they are both still going strong. One click for flash light (white) second click red glow stick with white light. Third click just red glow stick. And click number 4 gives you a red flashing glow stick.

As Eeyore has said they can be turned off have a lanyard so you wont drop it and battires can be changed.

For 3.99 each you cant go wrong.

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Old June 17th, 2012, 14:26   #5
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I have the same one that yte has, and it work great. Better then buying a glow stick every time,
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Old June 17th, 2012, 14:32   #6
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my CT lifegear glowstick light broke(5 games) but at that price buy another.
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Red Glowstick. Im going to engage any other red light because any smart player in a night game will have a red flashlight filter to keep low profile and for your night eyes.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 14:40   #8
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I got two life gear red flashlight glow sticks from crappy tire last year and they are both still going strong. One click for flash light (white) second click red glow stick with white light. Third click just red glow stick. And click number 4 gives you a red flashing glow stick.

As Eeyore has said they can be turned off have a lanyard so you wont drop it and battires can be changed.

For 3.99 each you cant go wrong.

Hope that helps.
Yup these work well. No point in paying $5 for two one use chem lights.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 16:23   #9
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We use these

they are bicycle clip on lights. They will clip to MOLLE and can do on/flash/off. We get them in packs of 4 and the two AA batteries last for about a year and a half of use.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 16:34   #10
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Pretty much everyone here uses those Life Gear electric glow sticks from CT and they work fine. The shape (and ability to have it strobe) removes any confusion about it being a Kill Light. The built in white LED flash light (which can be used at the same time as the red glow stick) is also useful for easily navigating back to respawn.

And best of all, if you register on the website you can get free replacement batteries (details are in the battery compartment).
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Old June 17th, 2012, 17:59   #11
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Thanks for the info guys, gonna take a trip to Canadian tire and maybe MEC just around the corner to check them out.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 20:40   #12
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I got a few led glow sticks from giant tiger at Halloween. $1 each.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 16:33   #13
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You can also find them at dollar stores. I bought them from there. Saved me $5 per stick. Haven't broken one yet and if they do, it's only a buck!
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Old June 18th, 2012, 20:34   #14
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If you want to save money on glow sticks go to Dollarama and get the 10-pack of mini glow sticks in the party section for $2, for purposes of marking a kill they should be more then fine. I guess the only issue is that it's in multiple colours (mainly white from what I've noticed though). Dollarama also occasionally carries the Sylvania Dot-it Lite sticks for $2, just got a red one and it works fine. It seems to be pretty well sealed and has either constant or flashing modes.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 20:43   #15
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Dollarama has the sylvania LED glow sticks for $2 like kutter said. No white light flashlight to flip through while cycling modes to turn it on or off. Just red strobe or solid red on. No whistle part either which many electric ones, like at CT, seem to have now. Lanyard is attached to the bottom instead of a frail attachment point on the battery compartment.

Canadian tires/Walmart sell the ones with whistle for $5+

I also usually carry dollarama chem sticks. Cheap, bright enough, and don't care if I lose them or use them as markers.

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