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Favorite reviewers?

I was wondering who people like to read or watch that do torch reviews?

I like Charles Bridgtec and his YouTube videos a lot. His formula for review: unboxing, description of features, UI walk through, and then light evaluation feels structured and fairly honest. I have picked up budget lights I otherwise would have passed on, based on his honest appraisal of the good and bad of the lights.

I’m currently looking for people who review batteries and chargers.

What do you guys like?

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Mr Baz is a good one!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPQuh0Lwy-n9TaLP7KKOiA/featured

EDIT: I just mentioned the one for the batteries and chargers. Other member are already pointing out some other channels. Still, here are some contributions (besides the ones being mentioned):
- Living Survival – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWrLlP_ZrgyMC6Qhbg2ibtw
- Zozzlights (aka Zozz) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfavqV2ROUElkYNDp70EoQA
- WeAllJuggleKnives – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMoNMHFOMoxjqrjlH2FVTIA
- ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67 (aka Brainsick67) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_X9×0IgN_MzTUWRC3VPqgA
- Room X – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsCI-eoVV1CFzXREAHialyQ
- Bushcraft412 – https://www.youtube.com/user/Bushcraft412/videos
- jojoselected (German) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZO6XxLiyAQP1qxw5rCFoA
- Jon M (aka liquidretro) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjOFhS2Y6JLk5_QHGb53nEQ
- LumenReviews (aka Budda) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXBLPBOC7VVJGOdsV01DUHg

And this is a similar thread from sometime ago: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58588

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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P10pablo wrote:
I’m currently looking for people who review batteries and chargers.

BLF’s HKJ and Mooch from E-Cigarette forum… Other few from BLF members… Mr Baz also a good reviewer… But I also wondering if there are other reviewer that I didn’t came across..

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Charles Bridgtec and scannerguy1968. Good videos on youtube.

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Forgot to mention:

David Sunshine
https://www.youtube.com/user/DavidSunshine867/videos?view=0&sort=dd&shel...

I never connected the dots and found out who he is on blf/cpf. Maybe he will say something here – either way I always liked his reviews Smile

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Living Survival doesn’t know a thing about flashlights so take his videos with a grain of salt.

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mcfarlie6996 wrote:
Living Survival doesn’t know a thing about flashlights so take his videos with a grain of salt.

He gives user perspective Wink

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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This question has been asked before on this forum, so I keep myself limited to this link.

I like AdventureSportFlashlights (member: vestureofblood) and Advanced Knife Bro (member: mhanlen).
Why? Never a dull moment. And they know what they are talking about.

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And these 2 guys are probably not paid like CharlesBridgeTec.

God does it seem obvious, and his reviews are so boring, which lack substance.

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No one is going to mention maukka or zeroair? By far my two favorites – maukka for the extremely thorough analyses, and zeroair because he basically reviews every single light well. I could use his website as a catalogue.

Personally I don’t care for bridgetec at all.

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AdventureSportFlashlights.

Not so fond of bridgetec, myself.

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AdventureSportFlashlights.

Not so fond of bridgetec, myself.


Bridgetec is terrible..and an AHOLE..fake reviews…never watch his vids, he never says anything wrong with the lights.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Mr Baz is a good one!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPQuh0Lwy-n9TaLP7KKOiA/featured

EDIT: I just mentioned the one for the batteries and chargers. Other member are already pointing out some other channels. Still, here are some contributions (besides the ones being mentioned):
- Living Survival – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWrLlP_ZrgyMC6Qhbg2ibtw
- Zozzlights (aka Zozz) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfavqV2ROUElkYNDp70EoQA
- WeAllJuggleKnives – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMoNMHFOMoxjqrjlH2FVTIA
- ThatCrazyFlashaholic 67 (aka Brainsick67) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_X9×0IgN_MzTUWRC3VPqgA
- Room X – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsCI-eoVV1CFzXREAHialyQ
- Bushcraft412 – https://www.youtube.com/user/Bushcraft412/videos
- jojoselected (German) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWZO6XxLiyAQP1qxw5rCFoA
- Jon M (aka liquidretro) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjOFhS2Y6JLk5_QHGb53nEQ
- LumenReviews (aka Budda) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXBLPBOC7VVJGOdsV01DUHg

And this is a similar thread from sometime ago: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58588


Most of yoy guys know more then ME…but i give honest prospectives on what LIGHTS I BUY…most people get for free..i buy all mine. But theres allot of good people on there also.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
And these 2 guys are probably not paid like CharlesBridgeTec.

God does it seem obvious, and his reviews are so boring, which lack substance.


I agree but its not the individual I pay attention to. Its the detail and beam shots im looking for. It is a little drab but I can maneuver through his videos for the content im seeking.
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BlueSwordM wrote:
And these 2 guys are probably not paid like CharlesBridgeTec.

God does it seem obvious, and his reviews are so boring, which lack substance.


I agree..he will ban you if you dissagree with him..he banned allot of us for NO REASON..from his FB group..niw i started my own.

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Most of yoy guys know more then ME…but i give honest prospectives on what LIGHTS I BUY…most people get for free..i buy all mine. But theres allot of good people on there also.

I normally see and like your reviews! Actually yesterday I was looking at both Thrunite T1 videos Big Smile
Normally I seek complementary information about lights, some are technical, others are “user perspective”, some explore small details that make me wanna buy or not buy a certain light! I see no wrong seeing different channels and reviewers, as long as we know what we are looking for and cross information Thumbs Up

The other circumstances behind the scenes, I’ll stay out of them Wink
But, all hail AKB and ASF, our fellow members that have some of the best and most entertaining flashlight reviews on YT Party

Some more channels I have subscribed:
- Outdoors IQ (aka Outdoors IQ) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChrzpj3cmKyeSX44Bb6e2UQ
- Precogvision – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpHXQsg65oUVN8rPDveKYA
- MTN-Man Reviews (not sure if he is a BLF member) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojBnpS7WAHwxrOSEsbxOVQ
- Rizki Pratama (aka rizki_p) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsTT0HnGiQGJSAvbNI8FHew

Enjoy Thumbs Up

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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MascaratumB wrote:
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Most of yoy guys know more then ME…but i give honest prospectives on what LIGHTS I BUY…most people get for free..i buy all mine. But theres allot of good people on there also.

I normally see and like your reviews! Actually yesterday I was looking at both Thrunite T1 videos Big Smile
Normally I seek complementary information about lights, some are technical, others are “user perspective”, some explore small details that make me wanna buy or not buy a certain light! I see no wrong seeing different channels and reviewers, as long as we know what we are looking for and cross information Thumbs Up

The other circumstances behind the scenes, I’ll stay out of them Wink
But, all hail AKB and ASF, our fellow members that have some of the best and most entertaining flashlight reviews on YT Party

Some more channels I have subscribed:
- Outdoors IQ (aka Outdoors IQ) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChrzpj3cmKyeSX44Bb6e2UQ
- Precogvision – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcpHXQsg65oUVN8rPDveKYA
- MTN-Man Reviews (not sure if he is a BLF member) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojBnpS7WAHwxrOSEsbxOVQ
- Rizki Pratama (aka rizki_p) – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsTT0HnGiQGJSAvbNI8FHew

Enjoy Thumbs Up

They make great videos, also PM101 makes great vids also, im not a huge fan of the T1…but have you seen the Thrunite TT10????

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Brainsick67 wrote:
They make great videos, also PM101 makes great vids also, im not a huge fan of the T1…but have you seen the Thrunite TT10????

Hum…after seeing some videos, I also decided that the T1 had everything to be perfect, except for that stooopid “ramping” Facepalm It is incredible, but they ruined the light for me!

About the TT10, it’s the first time I read about it! Gonna take a look Wink
And much appreciated for your work as well Beer

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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MascaratumB wrote:
Brainsick67 wrote:
They make great videos, also PM101 makes great vids also, im not a huge fan of the T1…but have you seen the Thrunite TT10????

Hum…after seeing some videos, I also decided that the T1 had everything to be perfect, except for that stooopid “ramping” Facepalm It is incredible, but they ruined the light for me!

About the TT10, it’s the first time I read about it! Gonna take a look Wink
And much appreciated for your work as well Beer

I appreciate that..i kept the T1..but just dont care for it.plus too floody..tt10 looks nice.

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FLASHAHOLICS all the way.No boring specs reading.Beam shots comparison is my most important things,also coca cola can for size comparison.Thats it.The theme song is just at another level from another reviewers.That just my 2cents.

And also to others blf members,with technical knowledges such as tk,maukka,hkj and others.

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I like Trail Trek. He does a great job with his beam shots by comparing different lights. Also a fan of Flashoholics, AdventureSportFlashlights, Mr Baz, Scannerguy1968 and ThatCrazyFlashoholic 67.

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Another worth mentioning channel is Wear and Tear . He really goes into detail about the lights and he also does really convincing torture tests on some of his reviews.

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I’m only interested to reviews with measured graph and data, not just manufacturer’s spec and subjective comments.

- Selfbuilt [CPF], unfortunately not much update for years. My favourite reviewer for years until Maukka started his first review
- Maukka. For flashlight, currently he’s the best (he fulfilled my specific data interest such as CRI, beam pattern, and runtime)
- Zeroair. Best all rounder, especially if you want to recommend a flashlight to your non flashaholic friends
- HKJ. The only robot reviewer in the community. All impressions wrapped in extremely simple closing: “I like it” or “I don’t like it”. VERY useful for flashlight and gadget related items such as batteries and chargers.

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That’s fair, before I found BLF I used to go to CPF and sometimes I still go there, but it is basically too much for me and I feel like I get lost in the details. It definitely does not help me with whatever are the fundamentals of my current buying methodology now.

When I got my Thrunite TN306 and my Olight S30R Baton ii I was deep in the graphs. I knew for a fact those were the only two lights i’d ever buy again and I wanted to see charts and analysis . I have now switched to being obsessed about UI and pocket placement and as long as a light has 500 lumen I think i’m ok.

Too bad there isn’t a reviewing duo out there. Formal and informal, to play off of each other with the details and commentary. I’d kinda like to see both in one place.

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