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Pen light - which one?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Redneck Bear, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Redneck Bear

    Redneck Bear Loaded Pockets

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a flashlight with a pen-style ... something looking like the famous Lightstream Stylus Pro.

    My requirements:
    - at least two light modes (low/high), preferably three
    - batteries AA or AAA
    - size say up to some 6 inches
    - design like Stylus Pro (long and thin)
    - with clip, option to carry on keys is a plus but not required
    - I prefer mode memory (my current Fenix E12 always starts on low settings and it is almost the only thing I dislike about this flashlight)
    - momentary on function

    I bumped into many lights but none of them fit my requirements completely. The best I think would be Pelican 1920B (new version, 120/12 lumens - but I don't know how to get it here in CZE) or NITECORE MT06 ...

    Any ideas? :)

    EDIT: The Nitecore MT06 is out. I just saw preparedmind101s review and the battery life seems to be pretty bad. Apart from that it would be a great light ...
     
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  2. Pima Pants

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    I just bought a Thrunite TI 4 Penlight but wish I hadn't. I absolutely HATE the user interface of ultra low, medium and high. It requires cycling through the modes twice before getting to the strobe. I thought I could get used to it but I am having a difficult time adjusting. I have had it for about two weeks and I still hate it. It was only $25 USD so it's not worth returning it or selling it.
     
  3. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I have the MT06. It's not bad. Brighter than I expected. The only 'negative' side is that the beam pattern sucks. Very ugly.
     
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  4. Redneck Bear

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    What about the battery life (runtime?)?
     
  5. Blitzwing
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    I like the mt06

    I don't have a problem with the beam pattern... Works for me. Battery life is good but I use eneloop pros.
     
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  6. IHateBottleOpeners

    IHateBottleOpeners EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Don't have enough experience with that. It's new. I don't use it so much to tell you. I haven't recharged the batteries yet. Also this depends a lot on the batteries, not so much on the LED.
     
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  7. Redneck Bear

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    BTW could anyone compare the Nitecore MT06 with the Streamlight PROTAC 2AAA, please?
     
  8. Hankthetank75

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    I just picked up the thrunite ti4 and like it a lot, only $25, fit and finish is awesome, super sleek, carries fairly deep, 3 brightness levels and strobe, the only thing you might see as a downside is that it always starts in low which I got used to fairly quickly.
     
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    masofnos EDC Junkie!!!

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    Foursevens preon p2? Sounds like a good fit
     
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  10. polonium9

    polonium9 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Get a Thrunite Ti3. Super tiny, barely noticeable. Packs a punch.
     
  11. Redneck Bear

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    As I wrote:
    "design like Stylus Pro (long and thin)"I really want a penlight, not something "tiny, barely noticeable.
    Thanks for your response though! :)
     
  12. polonium9

    polonium9 EDC Junkie!!!

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    I love me some tiny lights :p

    Try the Thorfire PF02. less than $20 and seems to be what you're lookin for.
     
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    Buy one of these;

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    Slightly thicker than a pen, full stainless so no scratchy business, high mode is high enough to re-heat your coffee (and its waterproof so you could actually do this) and at around 20-22 bucks after shipping it wont break the bank. You can find these lights at various different chinese vendors under different/non brands. Mine is a neutral white that came out on the warm side so you can even strike gold on these!
     
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  14. madlag

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    Sure fire Titan and Titan Plus are good choices


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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    What is the name of the flashlight.
    I like it.

    LilleBror
     
  16. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    What are the pros for wanting this shape/size of flashlight? Are they not too long to say fit/stay in a shirt pocket? If you were to place it in a jeans pocket, does it not become uncomfortable or want to bend when you sit down etc? Aren't they too long/weighty to keep between your teeth if you are using it as an hands free light?

    I'm not knocking your choice, just generally interested in why folk want this style of light??
     
  17. Westerdutch

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    Doesn't have a name, ive been told it comes from the DQG/CQG factory but is never really being sold as either of those brands. Chinese vendors generally list em as 'Stainless AAA' lights. CNQ and BangGood for example sell them.
     
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    I find this to be a very nice flashlight. I am looking for it online and can't seem to find it. could you tell me where you got it from?
     
  19. LilleBror

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    ok 1000 thanks for the answer, I'll try to search on it.

    LilleBror
     
  20. batteryguru

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    My all time favorite edc light is the Eagletac pn20a2.
     
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