New Light Suggestions - please help

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New Light Suggestions - please help

Hello all,
Im starting this because i have $110 burning a whole in my Paypal account and cant pull the trigger on a new light, because i’m torn between some and wondering if i’m missing out on something i’m not considering.

Sorry, this is probably a ridiculous topic to start, but… I have recently lightened my arsenal by selling a couple lights. I have been trying to narrow my collection to lights I like (at the moment) and find useful. I feel that I have my EDC rotation covered (maybe not though Facepalm ) but everything else is open for debate.

Here are the lights I have – I really like them all:

Astrolux ft03 – xhp50.2 (dedomed)
Astrolux ft03s – sbt90.2
Astrolux EC01 – xhp50.2
Astrolux MF01 Mini – sst20 (5000k)
Emisar D4sv2 – sst20 (5000k)
Emisar D4v2 Brass – W2 (from Hank)
Noctigon KR4 – sst20 (5000k)
Noctigon KR1 – W2
FW3a – sst20 (4000k)
Lumintop FW21 Pro – xhp50.2 (dedomed)
Lumintop X9L – sbt90.2
Amutorch Yootoo SD3 – sst40 (dedomed)
Hakelite HK04 – sst40
Thrunite T10 II
Olight I3T eos

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I recently sold because I didn’t use them:

Lumintop GT mini
FW3c copper

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Some lights below that I really want but haven’t pulled the trigger on:

Noctigon K1 – sbt90
Emsiar D18. -sst20 4000k or 2700k (thoughts?)
Astrolux MF02s – xhp70
Astrolux MF01s – sst20 – 4000k
Convoy 4×18 – xhp70
Convoy M21vn or M26vn -Skylumen Sbt90
Amutorch xt45 – sbt90
Sofirn sp33
convoy s21 triple(?)

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+What do you all suggest? what is everyone liking a lot right now? What are some lights you have bought recently that you really like, or cant believe you waited to buy? And why (tint, cct, throw, machining, form & function, etc?). +

Give me your thoughts please! This could be a cool thread, if people care to share Wink

Thanks!

Artie

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I have these, and I absolutely am excited about all of them:

Emisar D4v2 – W2  vn.  I can't believe I waited to buy it.
FW3a – 3 x W2.1 vn. I can't believe I waited to buy it.
Lumintop FW21 Pro – xhp50.2 vn. I can't believe I waited to buy it.

Emisar D18, 18 x W2 vn. I can't believe I waited to buy it.

And Noctigon KR1 sbt90.2 vn.  I can't believe I waited to buy it. Beam performance and beam profile per size ratio is what I look for, and this light has oodles of it.

I delayed getting into this class of lights, due to focusing on huge, massive lights.

I think you would love the FW21 X9L sbt 90.2 and the Emisar D18.  Based on beam performance and beam profile that you may not have in your collection.

 

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richbuff wrote:

I have these, and I absolutely am excited about all of them:


Emisar D4v2 – W2  vn.  I can’t believe I waited to buy it.
FW3a – 3 x W2.1 vn. I can’t believe I waited to buy it.
Lumintop FW21 Pro – xhp50.2 vn. I can’t believe I waited to buy it.


Emisar D18, 18 x W2 vn. I can’t believe I waited to buy it.


And Noctigon KR1 sbt90.2 vn.  I can’t believe I waited to buy it. Beam performance and beam profile per size ratio is what I look for, and this light has oodles of it.


I delayed getting into this class of lights, due to focusing on huge, massive lights.


I think you would love the FW21 ×9L sbt 90.2 and the Emisar D18.  Based on beam performance and beam profile that you may not have in your collection.


 


Thank you! That’s a great sounding line up you have and I have been eyeing most of those, I wish most I could swing getting vinhs d18 with W2, must be AMAZING! I do have the x9L and really like it. The D18 is high on my list, I appreciate the recommendation!

How do you compare the kr1vn sbt90 to the x9L? Since I have the x9L, is the kr1vn sbt90 worth grabbing? I’m really on the fence w that one.

Also I’ve been eyeing the amutorch xt45 with sbt90.2

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I just cleaned up the OP so it read easier, thats all. Thanks for any and all input! What lights are awesome out there?

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ArtieT59 wrote:
How do you compare the kr1vn sbt90 to the x9L? Since I have the x9L, is the kr1vn sbt90 worth grabbing? I’m really on the fence w that one.

I would like to know too Smile

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ArtieT59, I would suggest you consider replacing Sofirn SP33 with Sofirn SC31 Pro.

For the sum of around US$35 to buy the former, you can spend in on the latter, together with a 18350 tube and a 18350 cell.

I have both of these two and I have found the SP33 rather “normal”, but the SC31 Pro more “interesting”, because I can replace its 18650 tube with a 18350 tube in with a colour different from the (black) head.

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FWAA:

and other awesome lights you dont have yet:

TCR-1

Tool AAA:

V10r & V10r Ti:

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Not a recommendation but Convoy has an awesome new lineup. 3×21 for example or L7×90.2. These are nice.

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(Copper) acebeam tk16.

Great output, UI, size and I just use mine a lot.

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Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Man I forgot all about this thread!

 

john_slider what is that v10r, it looks awesome?

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