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What is your current EDC flashlight, part three.

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by cowsmilk, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. SOS24
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    HDS is still in my pocket daily
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    It’s a big (thick more than long) light, even for an 18650 cell. I don’t think it’s very pocket friendly and the clip is also big and awkward but it’s a spec beast and the UI is interesting. The push and hold ramp up and down, 2 clicks from off to max, etc are cool features.
    The combo of throw and brightness caught me a little off guard. I don’t have many real search lights to compare but it’s crazy bright and the distance the light travels is insane. Easily worth the ~$125 I paid.
     
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    Thanks. I already have a couple lights with the Andruil UI, so I am familiar. I was figuring it wouldn’t be pocket friendly, but with the specs couldn’t resist giving try.
     
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    You know more about it than I did. With that approach/knowledge I think you will really like it, it’s well made and the specs are not overhyped.
     
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    Been carrying this some lately. I REALLY like using it, but it's just a little large and heavy for me.[​IMG]

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    I have rare need for an EDC flashlight but I carry a Nightcore Tube on my keychain. A third of an ounce, polycarbonate body, flat, single multi-task button, rechargeable, and 45/1 lumens which is way brighter than my phone. It also has a variable function and lockout so no accidental discharge. It was a freebie from a camera purchase (or something) from BH Photo a few years ago and has been flawless. I like it well enough that I bought a couple more of the new version that will arrive this week (55 lumen for high, shorter charging time and longer run time). For $10, I can't imagine a better EDC for someone who doesn't need a flashlight every day/all day.

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    +1 many times over!

    Am Yisrael Chai!

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    My post above said, I still window shop flashlights all the time. At home, we have some old Maglite 3 cells that were converted to LED, a few scattered Streamlight Seige AA lanterns (country living = power outages), and my nightstand Night-Ops Gladius. I've had that light (tactical LE light from the old days) for years and it was spendy and near state-of-the-art in its day but it's 80 lumens which no longer seems all that bright (even though, for all practical purposes, it is). There's really no point in replacing it but it doesn't stop me looking!

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    Turns on in my pocket as do ALL of the Nitecore of the same design.
    Not sure what goes on in there but it is busy in my pockets for sure?!?
     
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    As always a Zebra!

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    There's a lockout function with a button press when the light's on. See their website for details.
     
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    Yeah I know
    Every one of them turns on in my pocket


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    I'm in the same boat with all my older incandescent and early LED SureFires. I can't bring myself to get rid of the stockpiled 15 lumen E1's, but it's just too ridiculously low output/runtime to actually carry when my carry is established with newer stuff. Everything can be converted to bright LED these days... I just don't know if it's worth the money to convert so many lights. My old EDC LED 25 lumen SF E1 Outdoorsman has been in my car emergency kit the last 5yrs.
     
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    Then you've got a lot of pokey stuff in your pockets that's pressing and overriding the lockout function. What you're claiming makes zero sense.
     
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    Keep adding a Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 (with 14500 battery) to my courier bag setup; first only temporarily, now being a frequent rider in the bag.

    Testing if this - attached to the base cap shield - can replace my ThruNite Ti20 headlamp - for those "did not bring a headlamp as working hands-free was not planned" situations.

    The 650 lumen (turbo mode) are a good chunk above the 120 lumen of my key-ring attached ThruNite Ti3.
     
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    I’m with M2R Pro hi cri tonight
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    Im hardly the only one who this happens to
    I just have too much in the pockets.
    Anything using a button can not stay loose in my pocket.


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    So you're saying that when electronically locked out, you have something in your pocket that presses against that tiny button for three seconds in a row and activates the the light? OK....
     
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    Yes that is what I been saying.
    Every Nitecore that is in the Tube design family has done the same thing for me and I finally stopped buying them at least!
     
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    In fairness to @EZDog... I'm a fan of the NiteCore Tube. I have several of the original version and a newer one that has two buttons... Most of the time I do not experience an unexpected turning on of the light(s). However. Every once in a while, usually when it is in a pocket (often a coat pocket in winter) I'll find that the light seems to have bumped or pressed onto something and it is on when I pull it out. Doesn't happen often. Just once in a 'blue moon'.....

    All I can say for @EZDog: maybe its something in your pocket load?

    Am Yisrael Chai!

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