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What is your current EDC flashlight? Part 1

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Sgt. LED, Oct 30, 2008.

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  1. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    How do u like your jetbeam rrt01??? 500 lumens for a pocket rocket covers all basis doesn't it??
     
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Why is that? How'd the throw on the pc 10?
     
  3. willydigger

    willydigger Loaded Pockets

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    I have a PC10 on order. I don't know about the throw or anything yet I want to get my hands on it.

    The V11R is a fine light. Looks beautiful, I like the fins on the head, the size is nice, and I actually prefer the metal button.

    The CONs are big cons for me. I hate the slow on for anything not full on. I have noticed no matter where I set the dial, whenever I turn it on, it's on minimum. I assume from pocket rub. It's also and $80+ dollar flashlight.

    For me simple is better. The BC10 was nearly perfect in that regard, but I didn't feel comfortable with the BC10 LED and RCR123's. The PC10 has the XM-L. I'm not sure I'm a fan of that since it's more floody than throwy, but I'll see. I may end up taking back the BC10 from my wife and giving her the PC10 if the UI is stupid. My only hesitation is the multi-click EDC mods for strobe and SOS which are extremely overated and IMO unnecessary.

    I'll have more input once the PC10 arrives. :D
     
  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    As much as I'm looking at a dedicated EDC light, pocketability is just as important as performance and :censored: its hard not to take the microstream out of my pocket! It's so light I don't even know its there until I need a light and it surprisingly shoots out a nice bright beam. Saw a YouTube vid of someone using a 10440. Gonna try it it myself. Who knows? If it really does shoot out over 128 lumens, with this size I might just keep the little thing!
     
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    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Cool thank u for your quick response. I've mentioned before I'm looking into getting the v11r but I'm also big on pocketability and I know as short as the v11r is, to me it's a little on the stubby side so it might not be as comfortable. That or I might of been spoiled with my microstream (planning on 10440ing it). So if there's a drastic difference in brightness (28 to 128 lumens) I might just keep the thing bc it's just so darn small, light, and simple to use.

    I've also been looking for a light that's small enough to pocket but can give out a decent throw. So far, with my sipik sk68, no one can beat its size and throw for less than 6 bucks.
     
  6. Scott Mason

    Scott Mason Loaded Pockets

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    A Maratac AAA rev 2 and a Streamlight stinger with a Terralux LED conversion.[​IMG]
     
  7. willydigger

    willydigger Loaded Pockets

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    Personally I think the single CR123 sized lights are ideal pocket carry lights. The V11R is a little short, but just a little, and still easy to manage.

    My ideal light would be taking the looks of the V11R, adding a high/low head twist like the BC10 and calling it a day. The variable isn't worth the slow on and "pocket adjustment".

    AAA lights are too small for pocket carry for me. I did have a Microstream in my Skinth and upgraded to the Maratac Copper. Partly because of the higher lumens, but more so because of the copper. :D The Microstream is by far the most reliable and easy to operate AAA that I've owned. The Maratac UI is okay, but I'm not a fan of twist head operation. My CQG died after a few months. The Microstream is still serviceable in a pinch.

    BTW 28 and 128 are very noticeable. Be careful of run time. I've had a couple lights die on me. Fortunately I carry a butt load of lights. :D
     
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  8. jkwrangler08

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    For EDC and work it's either my Fenix PD10 or PD31
     
  9. Monocrom

    Monocrom Loaded Pockets

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    Love the look of that SL.
     
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  10. AnthonySC
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    Maratac AAA

    Sent from my PantechP9070 using Tapatalk 2
     
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  11. calipsoii

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    With the forecast predicting cold and flurries, today seemed like a good day for a couple HCRI Peak lights
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  12. Southpaw

    Southpaw EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Anyone have any experience with the Nitecore EC2 or any of their Explorer series lights?
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  13. enki_ck

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    What's the Sanrenmu? I've never seen that model before.
     
  14. jim from california

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    payed a visit to my local knife shop,mainly to shoot the breeze and check out a bk9 knife(want one)..saw they had a fenix e01 on sale for 10$..had to get it since my current edc lil light was just about dead...woohoo just 10 bucks,could not pass that up! best part is that for just 10$ i didnt have to hide it from the wife....
     
  15. Knightrock
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    Knightrock EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I have a Fenix that uses CR123s in the car, as well. Oh a a Nano on my keychain..

    [​IMG]
     
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Accidentally posted this in EDC Knives for some reason...so here it is...
    Work light EDC has consisted of the ZebraLight H600, Copper Maratac, and the Fenix LD15. I rarely use the Fenix as it is in the corner of my LFpocket, directly inline with my Skinth. I carry it because I have it:) But the Copper Maratac, with its high and then low settings, does the most of my poking around any given day of the week.
    But nothing lights up a crawlspace like the ZebraLight H600. Its spider spookin'' bright:)
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  17. willydigger

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    I got my PC10 in the mail today. First some pics. (Top: PC10 w/modified clip, BC10, V11R)
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    RRT0 Clip.
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    No orange peel reflector on the PC10 (top). It is a polished reflector. I thought it might be a problem since most of my light have orange peel, but it doesn't bother me at all.
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    Buttons. I will miss the dressy V11R button. The PC10 and BC10 are nearly identical.
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    Overall, the EDC settings on the PC10 are stupid. I wish manufacturers would follow a "less is more" concept. I have my EDC setting set to medium lumen. If you click to quickly on the momentary it will change, so I will likely never use the EDC setting option unless I want to play with strobe.
     
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  18. Knightrock
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    Knightrock EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I agree, sometimes, less is more..
     
  19. Knightrock
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    Knightrock EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Here's the Fenix 20, I keep in the car: [​IMG]
     
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  20. Scott Mason

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    It is 612.
     
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