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Got my Rovyvon A5X after trying out a dozen of other keychain flashlights. It is extremely bright for short bursts and the red light has impressive output. Finally I found a UI that fully prevents accidental activation by requiring a double click to on. So far it is superior to the nitecore tiki in every way.

What I don’t like is the white side lights, imo they are pretty much useless due to the GITD body giving them an ugly green tint, should’ve gone with the blue one instead. A beacon mode instead of the burst strobe would be nice.

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My Knipex Cobra set


Nice!…


but how does one pronounce “Knipex”?  O:)


Its pronounced Paypal Big Smile

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SC31 Pro in green (contrasted with pale gold)

 

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Maxtoch la60, odin turbo for comparison. Fire just for fun.

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TheIntruder wrote:

SC31 Pro in green (contrasted with pale gold)

The green with the green lighted switch looks really nice!

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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I am a sucker for copper lights, and wanted to have my first one with tritium slots. Of course, tritium is stupid expensive now, but I’m hoping by next year I can pick up some vials to outfit this Lumintop LM10. This thing is HEAVY. I knew on paper that 98 grams would have much heft, but it’s a different experience feeling it in your hand. Still, what a substantial piece of metal. I hated the look of it in titanium and stainless… something about copper does it justice.

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Another knipex set for my brother + 150mm knipex cobra + 160mm knipex side cutter !!!!! Steve

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Another knipex set for my brother + 150mm knipex cobra + 160mm knipex side cutter !!!!! Steve

!{width:100%}https://i.imgur.com/E3wa3oJ.jpg!


Forgive me for asking but why does one need so many sizes?

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Bort wrote:
puglife2 wrote:
Another knipex set for my brother + 150mm knipex cobra + 160mm knipex side cutter !!!!! Steve

!{width:100%}https://i.imgur.com/E3wa3oJ.jpg!


Forgive me for asking but why does one need so many sizes?

Because there are so many different size bolts. Big Smile

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A brandless $7.99 12x emitter flashlight, from the amazon deals thread: https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1793788#comment-1793788

I believe this one give the most lumens per $, eye estimate around 1,800 and the tint is surprisingly good, no blue or green shift. It also has USB-C charging at 1.6A rate. Build quality is a lot better than I expected for this price, UI is about the worst I’ve seen for an e-switch, but at least has single click on-off and memory.

However the runtime is atrocious even with the 3x integrated 18650, I would guess these are the lowest if the lowest quality cells available. I wil replace them with some 2,800mah powerbank pulls.

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Bort wrote:
Forgive me for asking but why does one need so many sizes?

150mm in the car/EDC?

180mm for around the house

250mm in the garage

300mm for big jobs Evil * bolts start sweating *

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BOO5TED wrote:
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puglife2 wrote:
Another knipex set for my brother + 150mm knipex cobra + 160mm knipex side cutter !!!!! Steve

!{width:100%}https://i.imgur.com/E3wa3oJ.jpg!


Forgive me for asking but why does one need so many sizes?

Because there are so many different size bolts. Big Smile


I prefer wrenches for the reduced stripping. If i don’t care about that then I go for brute power to get the job done

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puglife2 wrote:
Bort wrote:
Forgive me for asking but why does one need so many sizes?

150mm in the car/EDC?

180mm for around the house

250mm in the garage

300mm for big jobs Evil * bolts start sweating *


That makes sense, I have a mini adjustable wrench and mini screwdriver in the car

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Bort wrote:
I prefer wrenches for the reduced stripping. If i don’t care about that then I go for brute power to get the job done

Try this

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I prefer wrenches for the reduced stripping. If i don’t care about that then I go for brute power to get the job done

Try this

!https://i.imgur.com/UdwDvMj.jpg!


Nice Smile

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Xtar T1

and a flashlights pouch

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A bright green Niwalker mini v2 from the BLF Group Buy (before the price increased!).

It is even shorter than my shortened EA01s.

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A bright green Niwalker mini v2 from the BLF Group Buy (before the price increased!). It is even shorter than my shortened EA01s. !!
Nice going! I'd have done the same, if I didn't already have the black one. Love that green, also the orange. Just don't need a duplicate. But it's a real curiosity of a flashlight with a lot to appreciate. Put a lanyard on it. The handling of it is immensely improved, given how there's no clip possible.
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Xevious, I have just heard from my daughter in Gillete, NJ, that there is a storm in the area. Stay safe.

My wife is going to visit our daughter next month. I am sending some of my spare flashlights to my daughter, including my Convoy L7.

I think it will be more useful for her and family to do some “light safari” in their backyard. The Gillete area is a wooded neighbour with three parks and one river. Putting some colour lens on the L7 will be nice, will not spook the wildlife coming out at night.

But so far I have not found any colour lens that can fit the Convoy L7. The colour lens from Astrolux FT03 are slightly too small. But I am thinking of taping the plastic colour lens to the flashlight head.

Does anyone have a better solution? Maybe I have to look for colour lens in some second-hand camera shops.

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will34 wrote:
A brandless $7.99 12x emitter flashlight, from the amazon deals thread: https://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1793788#comment-1793788

I believe this one give the most lumens per $, eye estimate around 1,800 and the tint is surprisingly good, no blue or green shift. It also has USB-C charging at 1.6A rate. Build quality is a lot better than I expected for this price, UI is about the worst I’ve seen for an e-switch, but at least has single click on-off and memory.

However the runtime is atrocious even with the 3x integrated 18650, I would guess these are the lowest if the lowest quality cells available. I wil replace them with some 2,800mah powerbank pulls.

!{width:70%}https://i.imgur.com/0ahX6Dl.jpg!

That’s a lot of flashlight for less than $10!

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Two chintzy 3aaa headlamps for $7 shipped from Meh. Review here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/78763

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Got the L21B SFT40 and it instantly became my favorite convoy. Perfect centering and beam, amazing throw for the size/weight and feels very well balanced on hand.

For $35 this is easily one of the best value thrower in the market. I love the zero BS approach, there is not a single thing in the L21B that doesn’t need to be there, and even though this is marketed as a hunting flashlight there isn’t any tactical nonsense in the design.

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TrustFire TR3T6 and a tail-switch bought together on TrustFire shop in Ali Express for just about US$40 (without battery). I like the extension tube to use three 18650 cells.

Actually this simple flashlight (no side switch) is now cheaper, because of the ongoing End of Season Sale.

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Won this from Neal at nealsgadgets, cant believe my luck i won the first prize haha Shocked its sst-20 4000k tint so totally nice gift.

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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Won this from Neal at nealsgadgets, cant believe my luck i won the first prize haha Shocked its sst-20 4000k tint so totally nice gift.

Congratulations!!

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and a flashlights pouch

!{width:60%}https://i.imgur.com/VAwSjAU.jpg!

Is there any place to get that pouch in english?

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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Got another mail call from Simon at Convoy…

First a new M21b with the wonderful FC40 @ 4500k. This led makes everything just pop, really does rival the Nichia 219b sw-45k!

And also got 3 T2’s with the Nichia 219b sw-45k. Best emitter out there!

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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stock images of a $10 Craig’s List buy:

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Who is selling that kit in these times lol

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Noctigon KR1vn sbt90.2 red Steve

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