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What was your best flashlight of 2018

The time of the year has come again.. What was your favorite of 2018?

 

Always fun to look back at past years' favorites as well.. 

so here you go: 

What was your best flashlight of 2017

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57696

 

What was your best flashlight of 2016
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/51162

 

What was your best flashlight of 2015
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/44364

 

Best stock flashlight buy in 2014
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36339

 

Best modified flashlight buy in 2014
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36403

 

Best 3 of 2013
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/27791

 

Best budget flashlights of 2012
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15090

 

Best budget light in category : value for money 2011
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5642

 

What’s the best flashlight, (for the money you paid) that you ever bought? 2010
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/790

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Mine is probably the Astrolux MF04S 

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Mine is the BLF GT70

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My propositions
1) Emisar D4S XP-L HI 3A

2) Thrunite V6

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Without a doubt Imalent r90c….

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My view with budget flashlights and good performance should go to:

*Thrower: *MF01
Flood: MF02 with FET Narsil firmware or Hakelite MT03 with FET Narsil firmware.

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Emisar D4S XPL HI V2-3A

Almost perfect lantern.

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Most definitely Thrunite Cata V6, BLG GT

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Hmm… I don’t know if it quite counts, but I’d say the best one I got in 2018 was a FW3A. It’s the main light I’ve been using all year.

However, some others are also quite nice:

  • Emisar D4S XP-L HI
  • Fireflies ROT66-219B
  • BLF GT, if that counts… not really practical, but it sure is my longest thrower.

The D4S and ROT66 were both surprises, because I didn’t think either one sounded very nice but they’re unexpectedly good.

In 2017, I think the best ones I got were:

  • Emisar D4
  • Emisar D1, D1S
  • Olight S-Mini Ti rainbow
  • BLF Q8

Going back farther, some which stand out are…

  • 2016: BLF X6v2, X5
  • 2016: Olight S1 Ti
  • 2016: DQG Fairy
  • 2016: DBC-modded Brass Beauty (219B triple)
  • 2015: Reylight Ti triple
  • 2015: BLF A6
  • 2015: Cooyoo Quantum SS
  • 2014: Sinner Cypreus copper (still a bit bummed I didn’t also get a titanium 18350 model)
  • 2014: Blackshadow Terminator modded for wide-spectrum
  • 2014: ZebraLight H52Fw
  • 2013: L3 L10-219
  • 2013: Convoy S7 219
  • 2013: CNGQ Brass Beauty
  • 2013: Jetbeam RRT01
  • 2013: ZebraLight SC52
  • 2012: Skyray King
  • 2012: ZebraLight H51w
  • pre-BLF: Eternalight ErgoXray, Petzl Zipka

Sorry for the extra-long answer. I kinda missed, um, every prior version of this thread.

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No1. Nitecore Concept 2
No2. Thrunite Catapult V6

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Lumintop BLF GT
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Copper S2+

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For me it is the BLF Q8.

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Great thread, ChibiM Thumbs Up

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1. In my view the Sofirn C01 is the best light of 2018. So no surprise there Wink

2. Virence quad Nichia E21A version of the Armytek Tiara C1 (with optional 18650 tube).

3. Barbolight Apollo APFL1 penlight.

Edit: how could I forget my Apollo penlight Facepalm

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It was won, not bought, but Olight M2R Warrior is my choice (according to my tastes and use)! Wink

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I have a Convoy S2+ triple that I adore.

They're usually are out of my price range, but I got it used pretty cheap.

I can't wait for the FW3A, the potentially best flashlight (for me) of some other year!

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So hard to decide. I bought so many great lights ( mostly from reading about them here ) I suppose the D4s. No wait the BLF C8 or the Convoy S2 triple. Or maybe…

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Emisar D4S XP-L HI 3A

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sofirn sf10 v2.0 blue

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Fireflies ROT66 (SST20 4000k 95 cri w/ Lee 804 filter; 219B SW45K R9080)
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my best flashlight doesn’t change much over the years… it’s always…

  • SureFire 6P/C2 with Malkoff Drop-in
  • Fenix TK20
  • Fenix E10
    But this year I’m pleasantly surprised by the new Solarforce L2M + LC-Y drop-in.

Tho I do have a new worst flashlight this year… Fenix LD02 v2, this light should never have left the drawing board…

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Best light I bought in 2018 was the older ZL SC62w. Was lucky to find one NIB

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Thank you guys for all your replies and reviews. What a time to be alive?! Can you imagine hiding under a rock for 5 years and coming out to see how torches have progressed? I came back to BLF after a long break in the hobby to check Cyber Monday deals. I was still fond of my UF-980L.

Just got my Thrunite TC15 and TC20 In. V6 on the way. I’m speechless. Ordered another one of each for gifts. Dn70 and a few lumintops on the slow boat from China as well. Thanks again!!

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Hmm… I don’t know if it quite counts, but I’d say the best one I got in 2018 was a FW3A. It’s the main light I’ve been using all year.

Rub it in TK, rub it in haha.

Mine is definitely the D4S XP-L HI, with the PFlexPro S2+ triple in second.

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ZW99GT wrote:
Thank you guys for all your replies and reviews. What a time to be alive?! Can you imagine hiding under a rock for 5 years and coming out to see how torches have progressed? I came back to BLF after a long break in the hobby to check Cyber Monday deals. I was still fond of my UF-980L.

Just got my Thrunite TC15 and TC20 In. V6 on the way. I’m speechless. Ordered another one of each for gifts. Dn70 and a few lumintops on the slow boat from China as well. Thanks again!!

Totally agree. I was original member #123 over on CPF when it first started and what you can get now for $20-$50 was $200-$300+ from a custom modder just several years ago and they’re even brighter and more efficient now. We’re living in flashlight heaven!

I have so many favorites from this year but I’ll have to say, D1, Nitecore Tini, RovyVon Aurora A5 and as of yesterday, Wuben EO5. Can you tell I like small lights? Big Smile

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I really really like my Convoy L2 in natural machine finish. It is beautiful and with the MTNElectronics boost driver powering an XHP-35 it’s a pretty epic light in it’s own right.

Then again, when it comes to epic the MaxToch XSword with it’s laser emitter and extreme long throw is right up there at the top.

Since the L2 came to me in host form it may not count, but the MaxToch XSword is a light even I won’t mod, so it must be the best light I got all year. Big Smile Thanks to robo819 and Mudgripz, and especially Amanda at MaxToch, I have a unique light that is outstanding in performance!

About the same size as the MaxToch Shooter 2X or Sniper M24…

Here seen lending some lumens to the full moon…

Lighting the water tower at 1.9 miles with ONLY 370 lumens!

Very bright on the little white barn at 610 yds…

Dale

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I would have to say my best light of 2018 is my Emisar D4. It became my EDC. After reading through this thread I may have to purchase a D4S now.

"It's not the destination that counts, but the journey." (Henk4U2)

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For edc,Emisar D4S XP-L HI 3A 

 

For walking the dog, BLF Q8

 

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C8F, MH20/MH20GT, SP32Av2, Cometa (don’t laff).

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DB Custom wrote:
the MaxToch XSword is a light even I won’t mod

That says a lot.

It sounds like the XSword has the throw of a BLF GT, but it’s a fraction of the size and uses an aspheric optic instead of a reflector.

I don’t plan to mod my BLF GT, unless I count firmware updates. Its ridiculous nature in stock form is what makes it fun. The XSword sounds like it’s a more practical item in that category though.

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