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    Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Hey there BersaChat. I need some recommendations please.

    My trusty flashlight for the past 8 years was "adopted" by someone who apparently needed it more than I did. No thank you note was left.

    Anyhow... I use a flashlight daily. It is an indispensable tool at work. I carry one often outside of work too.
    What my needs are is SUPER bright light. Ability to focus the beam. Tough.
    A momentary on capability is a plus, as is an approximately 1" body diameter. But these are not a must have need.


    Apparently flashlights have come a long way in the past 8 years with many to choose from.

    What recommendations do you fine folks have? What works great for you?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Dad has lots if torches, I have three, mom has four.

    He said to go with this one and you won't look back.


    http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-s1-xml2.html

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    This is one great torch, Dee Dee was online so she posted the link.

    The back is magnetic, great for sticking on metal to light up your project. A true 500 lumens but toggles down to moonlight. I recommend you turn the pocket clip so it's over the on off button so your pants don't light up in the restroom. I was wondering why all the men were looking down there.

    I would buy a couple batteries so you go over $50 for free shipping. They carry all you ever need in the way of top end lights
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Look at Streamlights offerings. I have several ranging from the stylus pro in my shirt pocket to the stingers I have at home, work and in the car. Super tough and reliable. Available from your Matco or Cornwell guy if you have one at the shop. The Stingers are rechargeable, my stylus is 2aa but they have a rechargeable model now too. I gave away all of my CR123 lights. The good batteries are expensive and the cheap ones suck.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    For a little more money go with this 900-lumen turbo model. It comes with a magnetic charger and rechargeable battery included.


    http://www.batteryjunction.com/olight-s1r-turbo.html
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Nice light DeeDee and thanks for turning me onto that website. Thank you too RC for the other recommendation.

    The light that walked off was a stinger. It was my second one. The first one did not survive a 40' fall on concrete. But it was a great light so I bought the second one with an the focusable lens.
    I was browsing around on that battery junction site and am actually leaning towards a Klarus XT2C. The additional length would fit my hand better. It doesn't focus but I got to thinking about it... I don't really need that capability like I used to.

    Time to read up on other lights :)
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    I can't believe how many options are 1k+ lumens now. That's ridiculously bright.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    And not in gargantuan size.
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Good choice for a mid size EDC 5"
    Mine in a mini, I swear I use it 5 times a day. Love it in restraurants where you can't see the menue on low power. If there are 10,000 uses I will find them lol

    Enjoy your XT2C.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    I'm still reading up on them. I should get to bed though. That XT2C is still a front runner though.
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by PHMadness View Post
    I can't believe how many options are 1k+ lumens now. That's ridiculously bright.

    But very helpful for these tired old eyes....
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by pollyb View Post
    But very helpful for these tired old eyes....
    Lol, why do you think the Stylus Pro is in my shirt pocket? I can't see the numbers on bulbs & bearings anymore.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    I feel your pain guys... I'm in the same boat. Some guys think I am just thorough doing my inspections on composite repairs and damage evaluations when I'm just actually just trying to see WTH I'm doing.

    Thanks for all the input fella's. I went ahead and purchased the Klarus XT2C. I happen to use 18650 batteries for in other devices too. It'll be a good fit.
    On another note... Now I have a new G job to do at work. Time to dig out the leather working tools. I don't care for nylon holsters.
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    I like key-chain stuff.
    A mini lite fills the bill -- a Thrunite Ti3 w/rechargeable aaa battery, w/twist switch

    Along with house keys, a mini SS lighter, a little CRKT knife, Craftsmen 4-way screwdriver & fingernail clippers. Car keys on separate chain/rings since they have gotten so large w/chips, openers, etc.

    Old school mag-lites in the vehicles & scattered around the house, as well as some cheapie led single aa units to accompany them. It's amazing the beam a single aa battery led will throw! Plus battery led lanterns for power outages (don't stink like our kerosene & propane units).
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    I haven't bought a new light in a couple years. Which means I don't know the latest and the greatest. But also means my lights serve my purposes very well. I have two of them. But I think one might fit your bill.

    One requirement for me.... rechargeable. I use my lights a LOT and I'm not buying that many batteries.

    I would recommend the Fenix UC35. Adjustable brightness, USB charger (can use adapter to plug into wall as well). End cap switch, momentary on, and bright.

    One down side is it's not easy to change the brightness by just multiple clicks of the tail cap. You have to hit button on side to adjust brightness but the one you choose is the ones that turns on when activated.

    I also have an Inova light, believe it's a T4. It's my traffic stop light. It has taken a beating and been repaired twice under warranty after it broke during fights..... somehow. The flashlight must have struck something hard but fixed no questions asked and sent a new battery each time as well. Good customer service.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by bcrtops View Post
    Plus battery led lanterns for power outages (don't stink like our kerosene & propane units).
    Me too. Costco was selling GE led lanterns for $19.99. I have a total of 6 now.



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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    Lights are like guns, lots of good stuff out there.

    My bad guy light next to my gun on the nightstand is a 2000 lumen Fenix. If I hit your eyes you will go blind of at least ten seconds.

    Just look at its throw.

    Takes two 18650's
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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    You guys think I'm not a junky look at my home charging station. A drawer feed by an electrical connection through the back. Phones, ipads, lights, clocks, metal detectors, and, and, and ......

    Also, all my computers, TV's DVR's and hidden camera's are backed up with separate CyberPower 2500's due to power surges here.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    One of my best chargers is digital. As I post this it is topping off two 18650's

    As I took this photo they turned green and the current meter went to zero. Always buy protected flow batteries.

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    Re: Looking for an EDC flashlight recommendation

    I have a Stanley 3-in-1. has a tripod and each light is removable from the "holder" it has 3 on-off buttons for when you remove one, otherwise one button turns on all 3 lights.

    https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-95-15.../dp/B001DV7PBW

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