Strobe light recommendations

Hearing lots of folks using strobes to guide ships in for bucket work this year- anyone recommend specific brands that can handle the beating our line of work dishes out?

Thank you

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I carry this one for night operations and it works well.
https://www.flashlightdealer.com/mini-flasher-2130ir-led-flashligh

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I just carry the old military strobe you can get them at a surplus store or on ebay for pretty cheap. I have carried one for years and it never let me down.

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Fenix PD25 550 Lumens

Little spendy, but its small enough to fit in your pocket and the battery is rechargeable.

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For daylight operations isn’t a mirror best ?

Are we seeing more strobes because of the increased night flying aircraft ?

Any pilots have a recommendation for what they like to see or not see , clear vs colored strobes or lights, headlamps , glow sticks ect ?

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I was asked for a strobe on the Dixie by rotor wing. Clear light worked fine at 1700 hrs.

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You would think so but I’ve been in many situations during the day where the pilot picks up the strobe instantly and sounds happy that he could “see the strobe there”.

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Right on thank you all for the input.

@Capt345 went with your recommendation for my guys, bought a dozen of them today.

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I’m one of the Type II rotor pilots giving you guys buckets. I wish everyone carried a strobe light and 3’ long strip of orange marker panel. Mirror’s rarely have the right conditions, or are used properly. Strobes work 100% of the time and make finding you guys so much easier.
Then a nice panel pointing at the spot where you want the water makes it a done deal. Also greatly reduces radio congestion when you just say, “put it right next to my panel” instead of a 3 minute explanation of where you need it.

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https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/mt10c

strobes work a lot better in heavy timber than a mirror.

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