What light is in your EDC?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by dberry, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. afishhunter

    afishhunter Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 21, 2014
    Zéfal Zoom LED flashlight/bicycle headlight with quick disconnect bicycle mount.
    18650 battery.

    I have two on my adult trike.

    Sorry, no model number on it.
  2. 910 Stryker M2HSSR

    910 Stryker M2HSSR

    Jul 7, 2018
    I carry a convoy s2+ with 3 Cree xpl hi 5000k leds. Very small package and cranks out 2000+ lumen on turbo. Runs on a 18650 and i have a short tube to run it on a 18350. The driver is very customizable so I have multiple modes programmed into it. The mode I almost always use is 500 lumen/turbo with turbo strobe double click. Tried the turbo strobe on myself and it is absolutely disorienting even when expecting it. Good for 4 or 2 legged varmints alike. Here it is in 18650 configuration next to my zt 0560 for scale.
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  3. MeanBeaver


    May 4, 2015
    Olight I3E. The entire light is the size of an AA battery. I get a couple months off a good AAA battery. Plenty bright for EDC stuff and costs all of $10. Which is great, because I WILL lose a more expensive light. At least with this it's not that big of a deal.
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  4. fmrranger

    fmrranger Basic Member Basic Member

    May 13, 2010
    I have three that get carried regularly. Olight S1 baton, a copper Maratac CR123, and a Novatac EDC.
  5. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    Energizer Hardcase 250. Use it every night as a security guard. I know nothing about good flashlights. It was cheap and bright. Early on, it seemed to go through batteries awfully quick but seems to be fine now. May have been the batteries I was using.

    I'm open to suggestions for a waterproof bright light that will fit in a jacket pocket. Also has to be easy on batteries.
  6. Venice


    Mar 31, 2017
    Peak Eiger.
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  7. Ourorboros


    Jan 23, 2017
    A Rovyvon. My needs aren't much, more than enough for occasional use.
  8. Agent Orange Peel

    Agent Orange Peel Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 27, 2018
    I switched a few months back from a Surefire A1 Titan to a titanium Maratac AA. Both are fantastic flashlights.
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  9. BuckShack

    BuckShack Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 19, 2015
    Fenix E12, AA battery, 3 clicks of brightness

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  10. Boxer .45

    Boxer .45

    Jan 11, 2015
    It really is a great light. I miss my microstream but its really not much bigger, especially considering its an AA light.
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  11. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    Keyring light is a Fenix E05 mk2,"pocket" light is an E12, "backup" light is an E21, and my "SAR" light is a TK41C, plus an assortment of black diamond headlamps.
    @jux t, I'd look at the AA powered Fenix lights, plenty bright, and if you get a decent set of rechargables you'll be able to keep it fed. Even the Ikea NiMh batteries are good, and you will always be able to find spares. Other batteries are brighter and run longer, but cost more, and you won't find spares half way through a shift at the corner store. Just look for a good balance of bright enough, with enough run-time to get what you think you need.
  12. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    EagleTac D25LC2, when I want something more than my keyring light, which is currently a Nitecore Tini. I had a MecArmy SGN3 that I loved, but I lost it. Thought about getting another but decided to try the Tini instead. Still undecided about which I prefer, but leaning toward the SGN3, not enough to get one unless something happens to the Tini, though.
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  13. braillediver

    braillediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    I've been carrying the AAAx2 Extreme - Tactical Light by Maratac. A reasonably light titanium inspection light. I like the 385 Lumens and can't see going lower than that on another light.
  14. Venice


    Mar 31, 2017
    Can't imagine needing more than the TINI.
    Got 'em both.
  15. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Monday I bought myself a maglite solitare LED for days when I don't want to have my belt pouch on me where the AAA LED minimag lives, I put the clip that came with the Minimag on it and one of the split rings from the included lanyard keeps the light from sliding through.
    Led maglites may not be the latest and greatest, but they're affordable simple American made lights that I happen to like.
    This LED Solitaire is around 50L which is more than enough for me.
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  16. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I was carrying a Maratac AAA, but if I wasn't wearing a shirt with a pocket, I'd put it in my pants pocket. Poor thing went through the wash half a dozen times because I'd miss it when loading the washer. (It did survive that and I still use it, but it is no longer carried every day.)

    I've switched to a Nitecore Tube. I put an S clip on it and clip one end to a belt loop and put the light itself in my watch pocket. I mostly use the 1 lumen setting. I walk in the park at night and my favorite path is poorly lit and unpaved. 1 lumen is enough to show the rocks while still leaving me my night vision.

    As with my knives, I don't carry a light for self defense so the fact that it's max output is 45 Lumens is not an issue to me. 45 Lumens is bright enough for me to get a good look at something if I need to. I'm much more interested in how long a charge or battery lasts than in how bright the thing is.
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  17. colin.p


    Feb 4, 2017
    I have the usual bargain bin led lights that I bought the dollar store as well as a couple incan Maglites from years ago. However, this summer for some reason I decided I needed new flashlights and I bought three Olights, an i1r that resides on my keyring, an i3t that is my pocket light, and an m2r. My EDC lights are the first two as I don't carry the Warrior (it stays at home).

    I purloined a slip that I made for a mini trapper to put the i3t in to keep it from rattling around in my change. I carry far too much junk in my pockets.
  18. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    I just got an Olight M1T. I've been completely fascinated by complex and immensely powerful flashlights for a long time, but I've come to accept the fact that, for my use, high, low and off are all the settings I'm really gonna use.
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  19. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    carried the preon p1 for awhile. i always preferred the “twisty”. but i lost it.

    i replaced it with a massdrop brass “clicky”. had it in my pocket for well over a year. i like it a lot.

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  20. K Williams

    K Williams Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 1998
    SureFire EDCL1-T

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