I am addicted to CR123 size lights now.

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I have a few but I only use my Olight H1. I like to clip it to my shirt. I was surprised at how many people think it’s a camera of some sort.

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Yeah tritium vials are great if you can incorporate them. Just one at the switch is enough really, but there are some crazy tricked up lights out there, no need to turn on for moonlight…
They seem expensive at the time but last for a good few years at an acceptable output level. Green for lights, red for blades.

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Coppet wrote:
Good decision Jon, you broke up with HDS, I think they're totally overrated Wink And I'm also a fan of 16340 flashlights and I'm happy if they also tolerate 18350s! And since CRX also reads here, I would like to introduce my 3 "Made by CRX" 16340 flashlights which I also use regularly. Novatac 120T with 3x Nichia 219c and H17fx driver, Novatac SPL 120 with Nichia 219c and my Maratac CR123 Rev.3 with 3x Nichia 219c and L4P LD-A4 3A driver, fantastic flashlights thanks to CRX Thumbs Up Smile !https://up.picr.de/35318181kb.jpg!
Gorgeous!  I'm jealous.  Wink  I've got an early NovaTac 120P that I've kept as a bedside light for some time now (it has a Peu bezel with trits), and would love to convert it to a 219 Nichia triple... but I can't get myself over the investment required, when it would easily fund something like a Zebralight SC64c LE or Jetbeam RRT-01.  Maybe I'll change my mind when I finally get free of financial stress.

I hear you about HDS.  They do make a great quality light, but the price... At this point, they're just periodically upgrading emitters. Everything else remains the same.  So R&D costs have long been recouped.  They're just cash-cowing it.  Same thing for Oveready.  I think there's a portion of the flashlight community that is loaded with disposable income, helping to keep such enterprises going.

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CRX wrote:
Yeah tritium vials are great if you can incorporate them. Just one at the switch is enough really, but there are some crazy tricked up lights out there, no need to turn on for moonlight…
They seem expensive at the time but last for a good few years at an acceptable output level. Green for lights, red for blades.

I agree, some of them are so seriously impressive to behold in dim light or darkness. But over $100 in trits… seems like such a waste. They will remain reasonably bright up to about 10 years then the fading is more noticeable next to fresh tritium. That’s not bad. But the unspoken problem is fragility. You really need to be careful about seating them deeply enough. I discovered one day that one of the trits on my NovaTac 120P went dark. Sure enough, the vial had been compromised. When I looked at it up close with magnification, I could see it had cracked. Even though the vials should be protected with sufficient optical adhesive, there is the matter of “settling”… I have to wonder if in many cases, the vials lay precariously close to the metal of the flashlight and just the right amount of force from a 3’ drop could induce enough shock to crack tritium vials.
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Well, I couldn't help fully tricking out this one Smile

Though I will need to be careful with it.

I have not completely filled the wells as I think sometimes this can help to break them, they are very delicate.

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Holy thread revival Batman!

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
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