DarkScythe wrote: Lynxian wrote:
DarkScythe wrote:Do some research and you'll see.
Im sure everybody on here carries either a Surefire or Fenix brand of Led flashlight.
I'm not going to conduct research just because random person #348 on the intarwebz says product Y is better than product X and then promptly leaves without any kind of argumentation. You make a point, you provide the argumentation. I'm not going to search for your argumentation. If we would all do that then a forum would quickly lose its function.
You're going to end up with either a Fenix model light, a surefire model light, Inova, Olight or something.
At least one watch and see.
Plain and simple.
While using short sentences, generally speaking, indeed makes your writing more easy to read, it does not apply in all
cases. In your case it appears you're just too lazy to supply argumentation. Because supplying argumentation doesn't mean I need to see 3 scientific papers that support your opinion, it means you simply say why something's better. In this case you could've said (based on JIM's research towards your argumentation); 'The Fenix gives off more light, does longer with its battery and uses a shock resistant LED light. This really makes the Maglite look like an underpowered, blunt glowstick!' Even with this kind of (minimal) argumentation I would've known enough as to why you reckon the Fenix is superiour. Of course, you fail to do so all together, which results in me explaining the basics of conducting a forum-debate because, apparently, you're not aware of how to do so. So please, next time; supply argumentation. Along the same lines; also attempt some proper sentence construction and cohesion. Because you might've made some point somewhere in the three lines of text you wrote, but when they don't make sense to anyone but you, it's not really coming across.
But, because I'm a nice fellow, I'm going to supply you with a counter-argument. I'll be countering the arguments JIM was sportive enough to find, to support your opinion; Like ZombieGranny said, why on Earth would I want to purchase a small $60 flashlight when, for $13, I bought a pretty bright Romisen flashlight that fits a AAA battery and lasts about an hour of continious burning? Does the Fenix do twenty hours of full-light with a battery? (Thus resulting in me saving about 19 batteries per twenty hours of burning?) And even if it does oh-so-much longer with a battery, how often do you actually use
your flashlight to justify that price? Because if you only use it once a month then it's all very nice and dandy that it lasts about 20 hours, but the battery's bound to run out of power before you get to use the batterylife to its full potential in a Fenix.
So summarizing; what makes the Fenix worth it's high price to you
? How often do you use your flashlight, how bright is it and how much longer does that Fenix last than my Romisen? In my case I use my Romisen about once a month. That's not often enough for me to warrant some expensive über-flashlight.