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Eagle_rwb_max50

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Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience with this light by Bayco. It has a LED on the front, but also a strip of LED's on the side. Originally, the side strip was just white flood lights, but today I was shown a red & blue one. They also have other split colors and solid blue, red, amber, or white.


I work for a school police traffic control team with a hodge-podge of part time police and deputies (and a few college students like me!)


 


Bayco NightstickMy boss was considering buying out of pocket and I am too. We currently use cheap LED wands but this looks like a lot more warning power.


 


Any reviews? 

Ggb_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Looks like a problem waiting to happen.


Maybe some overzealous young driver decides to buy one and use it on people while driving around at night. Maybe fake pullovers.


Also, this kind of flashlight is more of a nuisance than anything else. Drivers get focused on the colorful lights and maybe drive where you don't want them to drive.


 


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Eagle_rwb_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Good point, that makes sense. I know too much what it means to have confused, distracted drivers. It kind of looks more gimmicky than anything else. My $110 Stinger LED clearly shows the difference in price compared to brightness. The Nightstick is $35.

Patrolcar_pic_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

If you're looking to use that wand thing for traffic stuff, and already have the stinger LED, just get the orange cone ,, or they have other colors, for about 5.00 and streamlight makes it.


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Eagle_rwb_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 My job gave me a cone for my Stinger. I used it today instead of the gigantic LED wands. With the strobing function, it is no doubt a great investment. The device for which this thread is named is not something I would have bought with my own money, but would use it if the school police had any budget to buy more than Galls wands on sale. 

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Maglight rechargeable + cone = effective traffic control. No need for gimmicks.


You can't cure stupid.

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

I carry their flashlight on duty.  It's one ofthe best flashlights I have ever carried. I dropped it accident;y off a two story building and it landed on cement below.  Picked it up and it worked great.  Show me any other flashlight that will do that and I will buy 10 of them.  I think the red and blue nightstick is restricted to LE sales.  The public can buy the white or amber ones.  I know the College bookstore sells them, but they won't sell the public the red and blue ones.


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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

JIMROC says ...



I carry their flashlight on duty.  It's one ofthe best flashlights I have ever carried. I dropped it accident;y off a two story building and it landed on cement below.  Picked it up and it worked great.  Show me any other flashlight that will do that and I will buy 10 of them.  I think the red and blue nightstick is restricted to LE sales.  The public can buy the white or amber ones.  I know the College bookstore sells them, but they won't sell the public the red and blue ones.



hmmmm.....with that in mind, I may have to look into those! I'll definitely let the college guys (whom are security) know about this product


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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

 To update this topic, our school police account was given some money to get gear by the end of the year. We have one Bayco Nightstick ordered so far, in red/red. We will test it out between the police officer and three traffic enforcement officers. We direct traffic daily and have had a big problem with people seeing our $20 Galls LED wands. 


So even though this is 3 months old, I plan to update this with my review on the product, because if it is good my department will buy 3 more. I hope that the flashing red panel will be a good sign to STOP. Not all drivers seem to know what the color red means - or what an open palm means.

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Rate This | Posted over 2 years ago

 

Drummadude says ...



 To update this topic, our school police account was given some money to get gear by the end of the year. We have one Bayco Nightstick ordered so far, in red/red. We will test it out between the police officer and three traffic enforcement officers. We direct traffic daily and have had a big problem with people seeing our $20 Galls LED wands. 


So even though this is 3 months old, I plan to update this with my review on the product, because if it is good my department will buy 3 more. I hope that the flashing red panel will be a good sign to STOP. Not all drivers seem to know what the color red means - or what an open palm means.



For anyone who may stumble upon this thread, I want to update with my experience with this device. It is a decent back-up light for traffic control. I have a Streamlight Stinger LED dual-switch which is much more noticeable in traffic with a cone. The Bayco Nightstick should have lights 360 degrees around instead of just one side. The orange cone has been known to fly off and also confuses people if used in conjunction with the LED panel.


I won't use the Bayco Nightstick by itself! My co-workers put reflective tape on the back side of the light because it is not noticeable enough! And they taped the cone on!