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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. CV801

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    Everytime I think I'm all set with flashlights something new catches my eye. Trying this titanium RovyVon keychain light.


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    Have this too. Great light.


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  4. nosuchagency

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    it's on trial run to replace my e1d. was concerned about footprint, but haven't noticed any significant difference in carry.
     
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    I have recently returned to using a Surefire M2. It sat in my desk drawer for over a decade because Surefire no longer made the incandescent 120-lumen lamp assembly.

    One of my underlings recently found a LED assembly that provides about 150 lumens with a tint that resembles that provided by an incandescent lamp assembly.

    I’ve grown weary of these high-output LED flashlights with their enormous outputs. My current Surefire combat light outputs 600 lumens. It’s purported replacement outputs 1500 lumens. I haven’t began to carry it. It hurt my eyes the one and only time that I activated it as I pointed it at an object about 5 yards away.

    Too much light can be a hindrance.
     
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  6. ZMZ67

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    The "brighter is better" push never seems to go away. Fortunately drop-ins like the Malkoff M61 can keep old SF incans running reliably with practical outputs for years to come.
     
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    I totally agree with the above statements. I have a surefire 6p with a malkoff drop in that is 150 lumens it’s been my favorite most reliable non pocket flashlight for years


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    This Sofirn joined the pack a couple of weeks ago:

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    My first USB-charged torch, I totally dig it as a power solution for a light to be used around the house. For my EDC, car, emergency etc I've stuck with lithium AA/AAA batteries so far (long storage, occasional use), but I'm having second thoughts now.
     
  9. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    You can often still use other batteries in a light that charges too,just dont try to charge a primary in the light.

    My Armytec headlamp can charge an 18650 in the light but I usually charge in a charger and use different batteries as needed too and it is the same for most of my lights that can charge as long as they can work with the range of voltage between the batteries.

     
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  10. rodia77

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    ^^^
    Funny you mention Armytek, I was eyeing Elf C1 and C2 just yesterday (prefer the USB port to the magnet stuck on the butt). :)
     
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    Same here and mine is the C2.
    Works well and I like it enough that I EDC mine even though it drains the battery unless I loosen the tail every time!?

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    Yes, I learned that the hard way when I kept my Tiara in the car without locking it out first. Now I lock out all my AA/AAA lights, but I don't think I'd be bothered to do that with USB chargers, will see how it goes with the Sofirn.
     
  13. EZDog

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    I dont think I have another light that needs this precaution really and I have a lot of lights!

    I have to think it is a defect but when I got the light I went on the road on a job the next day and used the crap out of it even after realizing that it had the problem.
    Now I just dont care that much.....unless I forget to lock it out of course.
     
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  14. earthman

    earthman EDC Junkie!!!

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    Personally I think that any feature on a light to prevent it from being switched on is important, I look for such especially if the torch is to be transported, whether it be in a vehicle or on the body. Only lights that remain/live on a desk for example, I'm not bothered about them having a lock out.
     
  15. rodia77

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    Accidental switch-ons are one thing, but these Armyteks are draining the battery while being off. Untwisting the cap breaks the circuit, thus locking them out.
     
  16. EZDog

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    Exactly


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    FWIW any light with an e-switch will have some amount of parasitic drain. On a well designed circuit it's just low enough that it won't significantly discharge the battery for months or even years.
     
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    Yeah I agree, and if you really wasn't going to use that light for months in the first place then surely turning the tailcap a turn or removing the battery would be the best thing to do.
     
  19. EZDog

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    Obviously but what I am saying is that the Armytec in question will discharge in a day or so and is clearly defective or just a terrible design.
    I can not recommend the light for that alone but at the same time I like it enough that I just live with it by disconnecting the battery when I remember to.
    I do not get it fixed because I can not afford to at the moment and do not really trust them to fix it.
     
  20. weklund

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    Currently in my daily rotation.
    Olight i5T EOS Copper and Titanium.

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