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Lght(s) you bought more than 1?

Is there a light that’s so good you bought two afraid it’ll be discontinued? A model with same specs/LED.

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My latest multiple purchase...

Energizer has a flashlight on Amazon that went on a really good sale.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BZZ7XHL

(It's not on sale right now.)

I bought two because it was so good for the money that it would be a crime to pass on the offer.

Overall, it isn't the greatest flashlight, but it is decent, and it was dirt cheap for what you get.

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raccoon city wrote:

My latest multiple purchase…

Energizer has a flashlight on Amazon that went on a really good sale.

I bought two because it’s so good for the money that it would be a crime to pass on the offer.

Overall, it isn’t the greatest flashlight, but it is decent, and it was dirt cheap for what you get.

LOL, I got two of them also. $15 is a steal.

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Where do I begin….

I have multiples of many lights.

My feeling is if you don’t buy multiple of the lights you love, example D4V2, you will deeply regret it when they become discontinued.

Also, I wait til they go on sale for example black Friday.

I never pay full price.

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I bought two of the original FW3A.

I bought two Convoy S2 and two Convoy S2+.

I bought two BLF A6.

I'm a sucker for tube-shaped lights and lights that easily fit in my pocket.

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I want do get another Tool AA v2. It’s such a great AA light on nimh. But was thinking.. that’s weird getting another exact same light.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:

I want do get another Tool AA v2. It's such a great AA light on nimh. But was thinking.. that's weird getting another exact same light.

Well, "two is one and one is none."

Most flashlights don't have much of a warranty, so if the flashlight breaks and you don't really know how to fix it, you need a backup light.

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raccoon city wrote:

dealgrabber2002 wrote:

I want do get another Tool AA v2. It’s such a great AA light on nimh. But was thinking.. that’s weird getting another exact same light.

Well, “two is one and one is none.”

Most flashlights don’t have much of a warranty, so if the flashlight breaks and you don’t really know how to fix it, you need a backup light.

In my head, I am think TOOL AA v2 is a great light but maybe in a year or two, maybe v3 or another model will be even better.

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does it count if they are already in multi-packs?
here is one $6 example:

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Definitely the S2+. Sitting currently at 5 different colors with 5 different LEDs. But still want more. I want all the colors

There’s no replacement for displacement.

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Nitecore Tube. Bought 10 of those, cause was peanuts cheap some day, some shop.
Still have 3 of them, the rest was given away.

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KaiDomain had the KD Buckle.

It was a simple 1xAAA twisty flashlight with just on and off for modes.

I bought something like ten or twenty of them, and gave a bunch of them away.

They used to be dirt cheap, and now I don't think they're available anymore.

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I have had 21 different S2+ (8 currently in use).

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Guaranteed the S2+ is the most sold light. Get them when they are under $10.

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Sofirn C01 Smile I guess I have 4 from the first batch!

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When I want to check out a certain led, I buy that led and at the same time order an S2(+ ) or an C8 host or light. That way I don’t have to worry about other things because I’ve got an abundance of spare parts. At the moment I have four S2(+ )’s and four C8’s (black, grey, silver, yellow), mostly equiped with (ultra)violet led’s.
The only light I ordered double was the Yootoo SD2, because driver and switch were so different from my other lights that I knew in order to proceed I needed an extra copy in case I broke certain parts. But things went well: the potential donor light was never used.

I’m happy with my Convoys. The S2(+ ) is a very forgiving light, you can experiment all you like. The ano is excellent, all my lights still can be locked out with a ½ turn of the tailcap. The ano on the lighter C8’s is a bit less, but the light has a very nice feel when holding it. I miss that in the C8+.
If Simon ever launches a classic C8 with MAO coating I’ll buy one even without knowing what to do with it.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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I often buy multiples of the same light.

Usually because I intend on modding it and I want backups in case the mod fails.

Some examples:
FW3A
FWAA
TS10
SP10 Pro

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I bought two Fenix E16 before they were discontinued. Extremely compact, basically a keychain 16340 / CR123A light. Surprisingly good beam profile and the usual Fenix quality. I’m not aware of a smaller currently-in-production 16340 light.

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Yes, 2 DT8s with XP-L Hi 4000k.

I have several DT8s, but only 2 wity the same emitters.

DT8 with XP-L Hi 4000k is a sweet little beast.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Sofirn C01 Smile I guess I have 4 from the first batch!

I have 6. Then I bought 6 C01Ss. They’re great emergency lights, and I don’t regret it since the C01 is no longer available.

Occasionally, a new emitter I want to try will become available in a model of light I already own (S2+, S21A), and I’ll get another just to try the new LED. But, generally interesting things come along every once in a while that kinda take the shine off the old stuff. Right now, I like my B35AM and GTFC40 so much, I’m really glad I didn’t buy any more puke-green SST-20 lights than I did just because they were all the rage at the time.

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JagerLion wrote:
I’m not aware of a smaller currently-in-production 16340 light.

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I pretty much have multiples of most of my AAA or “Keychain” lights because they were on sale/special/ bogo/ free with shipping charge, available in multi colors, or just plain cheap (Thrunite Ti3 V2, Sofirn C01, C01S, OLIGHT i3EOS, I1R EOS, Lumintop IYP07, Wurkkos WK01/02), and a few of those are discontinued. The only 18650 light I doubled up on was Sofirn SC31PRO 5000k with Anduril 1 (primarily because I wanted one in 18350 config, and An-1 is the shizz). I have two Sofirn IF22A, one black, one silver. Great lights. All the rest are lone rangers (so far).

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C8, Jet-1 MK, MD2, every Barbolight I could find/afford

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I'm pretty sure the S2+ is the most multi-owned flashlight.

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I bought lots of C01.

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I could more easily answer which light I did not buy more than 1. Facepalm Cash

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Convoy S2+ (5)

SWM V11R (2)

iTP A3 (4)

SWM D-40 (2)

Emisar D4 v1 & v2

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no

i always assume in a few years something better will come along

or it won;t be discontinued

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Interesting question.. I learned a lot

I have bought more than 1 of most of the lights I own, including (wow, Ive bought a lot of lights.. ):

17 different models:

Jetbeam RRT-01, TCR-1
AA Tool
AAA Tool
Thrunite Ti3 Ti, Ti3 V2
Sunwayman V11r, V10r
Sofirn SC21 Pro, SP10 Pro
Wurkkos TS10
Novatac
FWAA
Maratac
Olight S Mini
Sofirn C01, C01R, C01S

===

There are just a few that I only bought once, and would not buy again

5 different models:

Sofirn C01 Red 670nm
Fenix E01
Boss
HDS
Jetbeam TCR-20

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and lights I have not tried, and have no desire to

11 different brands:

Zebra
Malkoff
McGizmo
Emissar
Okluma
Deadwood
Laulima
Hanko
Tain
Surefire
Frelux

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By battery type:

Most of my lights are AAA, or 18350. I have a few AA/14500 and 16340. I own Zero 10440 or 18650 lights.

-==

By LED:

The vast majority of my lights have Nichia 219b LEDs, plus a few other High CRI LEDs. I own Zero lights with Low CRI LEDs (unless they are hosts I like, for an LED swap).

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