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Expensive light(s) you purchased?

What are some expensive lights you purchased?

Mine was the Surefire E1L.. I think I paid over $100 for it. I later sold it with little lost.

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Sunwayman V10R Ti^2 and M11R Ti Dream. I paid about $200 each.
I am exceptionally pleased I own these lights, as I consider these timeless classics.

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$40 is my limit, unless the light is special in some way, and I haven't bought one of those yet.

I think I paid $36 for one of my FW3A's.

That may have been my most expensive to date.

 

EDIT:

I paid $38 for the TrustFire A8 BLF Edition, but that included a decent (for its time) battery and charger.

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ZL SC600w IV Plus most expensive I have bought to date.

Works great and I like the UI. Scratched the lens already but beam takes no notice of it!

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$80 for my Fenix PD36R. All my other torches are under $50.

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A couple Zebralights that were in the $90 range.

They were early purchases and I’m not mad about spending the money. They are solid and work very well. I don’t think I’d spend that much now, knowing what I do about the excellent lights for about 1/2 that amount.

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In another life, I used to be on another forum where I got completely hooked to HDS. Amazing lights. Between 2006 and 2015, I bought 11 of those. I sold some but still have a couple (Rotary, Twisty, Clicky and some older EDC).

Thank god I found this forum.

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So far mine is the Emisar D4Sv2… which isn’t particularly expensive and I am new at this hobby Smile

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Pair of Quark 2AA-Xes, 78bux each when discontinued. My first “real” lights…

Such a horribly green beam that I don’t even use ‘em in rotation anymore, so they’re just languishing. You could go hawg-hunting with such a green beam. Yecch.

Eh, what did I know?

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Emisar D18 @$99. Anything crosses $100 mark would potentially becoming a shelf queen....

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MF04S then installed anduril onto it. Love it and use it whenever I can.

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Most expensive so far is the copper astrolux c8 at $50. When the noctigon k1 releases it will be more and I’ll probably get that, then it’ll be my highest.

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most expensive the olight x9r for 600$ or so..

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freeme wrote:

Emisar D18 @$99. Anything crosses $100 mark would potentially becoming a shelf queen….

So, the D18 is a user, right? 1 buck shy of being a shelf queen. So sad.

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SPY 005 ti version it gets carried alot.
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Imalent DX80 $220
Astrolux MF04 $159
Wuben A21 Apollo $99
ROT66 I.Gen. $103
Lumintop SD75 $95
Haikelite MT09R $83

And a few others Facepalm

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$99 (£80) for an L16. SOLD it at £54 recently. It’s nice but was not worth it to me personally. Also bought an MF01 and MF01S for about $79 each. Not expensive for what they are though. Oh yh also an NI40 SBT90 for $78 with the battery.

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Imalent MS18 $665 from amazon

Acebeam X80-GT $329.00

Emisar D4SV2 $84.00 with options

Fireflies 07 x2 $74 each. 

Few Magnalites $30 or so a piece

 

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The_Fat_Controller wrote:
150 Dollars for HID torch And it SUCKS!!!

Imagine having to find a replacement 44245 cell Big Smile

Did you buy this when you had know idea what you was doing and probably thought a maglite was super bright? or just thought u know what..lemme take a stupid risk.

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I bought it quite a few years ago when the most powerful led torches were still well under 1000 lumens, thinking back it was around the same time the Fenix Pd30 came out (which i paid 50 bucks for) 2012 ish i think

I got the pair the 85w & 35w spare pack for each and it was quite a lot of money.. by todays standards they are a joke!

44245? is that what’s in them?

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The_Fat_Controller wrote:
I bought it quite a few years ago when the most powerful led torches were still under 1000 lumens

I got the pair the 85w & 35w spare pack for each and it was quite a lot of money.. by todays standards they are a joke!


Maybe you forgot to “Torch Lithium Battery using Warning Instruction”. That’s why it wasn’t so bright.
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Th558 wrote:
The_Fat_Controller wrote:
I bought it quite a few years ago when the most powerful led torches were still under 1000 lumens

I got the pair the 85w & 35w spare pack for each and it was quite a lot of money.. by todays standards they are a joke!


Maybe you forgot to “Torch Lithium Battery using Warning Instruction”. That’s why it wasn’t so bright.
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Olight x9r

 

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I have a few Reylights inbound. Most I’ve paid for flashlights. I use to have a hard $50 dollar limit. Apparently I threw that out the window. I just don’t buy as many lights as I use to so, spending the extra money for fancy lights isn’t really costing any more. I don’t buy just any light that comes along now. All my lights are exactly the way I wan’t them now. I have no need to buy stock lights just so I can work on them. So, it takes a special light to open my wallet.

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The_Fat_Controller wrote:

44245? is that what’s in them?


Have no clue. I just looked at the dimensions of the cell 44 × 245mm.
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I have a D4Ti in the mail I got it @74 bucks with options. So far this is the most expensive light I’ve bought.

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Q. "Expensive light(s) you purchased?"

A. Yes, they have I.

 

There are no classifications of lights that I do not like.

I have stayed with (mostly the larger) lights offered under recognized good quality Chinese brand names, because they offer beam performance and beam profile that I am interested in.

As the lumen race has progressed in the past few years, so has the upper price limit that I have set for myself.

I have not yet gotten bitten by the smaller size "jewellery class" light bug, nor the upper-end American mid-size edc light bug, nor the entry-level Chinese class of lights. That does not mean that I think there is something not right with any of them. I know that my light life, which is the light of my physical life, would be vastly widened if I got bitten by their bug, but so far, not yet.

 

 

What will the next big thing look like?

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Bought Surefire U2 long time ago.
Still have and use it.
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$600-Deft-X. That was in 2013. Sold it for $550

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Must be my Olight X7Marauder, I payed 140 dollar. I changed the leds to warm XHP70’s. It never gets use because the Q8 does it better; a bit less output but way throwier, the X7 is pure flood.

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