Are there any MUST HAVE lights out there that I need to add to my collection?

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Are there any MUST HAVE lights out there that I need to add to my collection?

I finally updated my list of lights and I was wondering if there are any great lights that I simply “need to have” in my collection?

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UF-T50
Thrunite TI
Zebralight H51f

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Xeno E03 or S3A
Jetbeam PA40 or Fenix LD41
and something with infinitely-adjustable brightness.

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What are your EDC lights (in rotation)?

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Definitely a zebralight headlamp… IMHO no flashlight collection is complete without one.

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Yes. 4072.

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A zebralight, maybe a really tiny pendant light… neutrals.

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Just wait a few weeks, I’m sure there is bound to be some Wink

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Keygos KE-5. Definitely.

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HDS120 hi cri XPG, Sunwayman V11r, Fenix TK70, McGismo Mule, Thrunite Ti, PALight, Surefire A2L, Zebralight Sc600w, 4sevens Preon PO Wink

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DQG III, Skyray King, Balder SE-1.

At least those.. Smile

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Too many to list…

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CarpentryHero wrote:
McGismo Mule Wink

Thats quite a budget! Shocked
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Skyray King, bud…Skyray King.

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Skyray King, bud…Skyray King.

I was hesitant to recommend a multi-XML flooder because he already has the TR-3T6. But since were at it… may as well add a TR-J12 or Apex 5T6 !!

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kramer5150 wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:
Skyray King, bud…Skyray King.

I was hesitant to recommend a multi-XML flooder because he already has the TR-3T6. But since were at it… may as well add a TR-J12 or Apex 5T6 !!

Yeah, the format is so different that the King is a must have legend. Even more so than the Apex due to the side switch and that the King still out throws the Apex. Just better all around! Wink
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JohnnyMac wrote:
kramer5150 wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:
Skyray King, bud…Skyray King.

I was hesitant to recommend a multi-XML flooder because he already has the TR-3T6. But since were at it… may as well add a TR-J12 or Apex 5T6 !!

Yeah, the format is so different that the King is a must have legend. Even more so than the Apex due to the side switch and that the King still out throws the Apex. Just better all around! Wink

The King has been on my list for a while. However after looking at beamshots it seems to have a slight donut in the middle. I also wish it were in black even though the gold would probably grow on me after a while. It would go great with my DRY, UF-T70, and TR-J12 as well.

Something that would be great when listing suggestions is a comparison to a light that I own, if possible. For example _______ is has more flood, more throw, better build, etc. than your _____.

Thanks for all of the suggestions so far! I have picked a handful that I really would like to have.

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I haven't noticed any donut hole in the King real life / beamshots. See for example this ~100m beamshot (mouse over for King, out for control):

 

And King has a side clicky, unlike your ______. Smile

 

Ps. Listing your lights in signature makes searching harder. Would you please change it? See this thread for instructions.

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And don’t forget the pig light while your at it.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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the wrote:

Ps. Listing your lights in signature makes searching harder. Would you please change it? See this thread for instructions.


I forgot about that. I will definitely have too change it.

Smile I made it a PNG, I don’t think it lengthened my post either.

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anyone without a zebralight sc600 is missing out..you should add one to your collection

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@-JOE-: You should use PNG, JPGs always look a little strange.

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NightCrawl wrote:

@-JOE-: You should use PNG, JPGs always look a little strange.


Advice taken. Much better resolution now. Smile

Any other lights out there that I am over looking and haven’t been mentioned yet?

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Yep, now it looks great. Smile

Two lights I would want are UF T50 and Skyray King, but those were mentioned already, so.. Smile

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srfreddy wrote:
CarpentryHero wrote:
McGismo Mule Wink
Thats quite a budget! Shocked

I got the aluminum version second hand, so it was under $300 Wink

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Not sure where you heard there was a donut hole in the King. Mine has none and I’ve not heard from the hundreds of other owners that theirs has it either.

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I noticed it here.

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-JOE- wrote:

I noticed it here.

There's no donut hole from my king. I think you're looking at the light bounce in that picture. The real beam is aimed at the ground. 

See filtered version showing highest luminance - that's where the aim was. No donut.