Going to add some stainless eye candy to my collection and have it narrowed down... I think. Your thoughts...

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Going to add some stainless eye candy to my collection and have it narrowed down... I think. Your thoughts...
Ultrafire C3 Stainless CREE Q5 WC 5 Modes
59% (10 votes)
Trustfire F25 Stainless XP-G R5 5 Modes
41% (7 votes)
Total votes: 17
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I really like the F22 as well.

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Are you sure that F25 has an Xp-G? Every where I've seen it, it has acutally been an Xp-E. I say go ahead and just go cheap and get the C3 SS from Lightake (since they for sure carry the 93mm version and you can get it for about $12.50 with discount code). Other than its unique appearance, I haven't seen any reason to spend that much extra on the F25 over the C3.

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Don has (or had) all three of those. He compares the C3 and F25 here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/717

I don't like the GITD bands of the F25, otherwise I would definitely go with the XP-G LED. Plus there are a few versions of the C3 out there and I'm not sure what you will end up with. I guess in the end, for me, it would be the F25. You just missed a chance to (possibly) get a C3 for less than $6:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2483

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I have a C3 from DX and one of these on order from China Quality Goods

 

But my current favorite is still the partially-stainless Trustfire T2, which does use an XP-G

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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SirJohn wrote:

Are you sure that F25 has an Xp-G? Every where I've seen it, it as acutally been an XP-E .

 

I saw it on ebay with an xp-g but everywhere else it has been xp-e.

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I wouldn't trust those ebay sellers of an XP-G unless they provide a picture of the emitter to prove it. Its probably the same Xp-E light as everywhere else.

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c3

 

I actually have two.

 

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums

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I have a C3 and I love it.

 

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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I love my C3 and i'm pretty sure that F25 don't have an XP-G on it, so my vote goes to C3

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Davx wrote:

I love my C3 and i'm pretty sure that F25 don't have an XP-G on it, so my vote goes to C3

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C3 from LT for 12.55 with coupon, even when I am not especially fond of stainless lights, even more with glow in the dark parts. If you hate strobes, like I do,  the Manafont 3-mode version with metal tailcap might be worth considering, too.

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brted wrote:

Don has (or had) all three of those. He compares the C3 and F25 here:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/717

I have read pretty much all of the reviews and the two lights compair well.  Don has some very good reviews on many lights.

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I have the C3, the F22, the F25 and the Yezl S5 (I think) which is the same light as the F22 but with an XP-G. The Yezl gets way too hot to be useful - stick to an XR-E or XP-E in a stainless AA light.

 

The C3 is a better light than the F25 IMO, and the F22 is better than both by a long way (Other than size - it's huge)

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Vectrex wrote:

C3 from LT for 12.55 with coupon, even when I am not especially fond of stainless lights, even more with glow in the dark parts. If you hate strobes, like I do,  the Manafont 3-mode version with metal tailcap might be worth considering, too.

Blasphemy! 

 


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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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trooplewis,

 

Is there a review of that China Quality Goods light somewhere?

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/1057

 

They are also in out commercial forum along with Manafont.

I have no prior experience with them, I hope it goes well....

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Picked up a C3 at LT for $12.55 and will be getting an F22 in the near future.  Thanks everyone for all your input and suggestions.

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TMart has been running a special on teh C3 for a bit over 10 bucks. I ordered another one just becaue of the price, hope it doesn't take 4 months to get here.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Hopefully you'll have better luck troop, mine took literally three days to get to Minnesota.  I love that light, single speed and all.

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soytnly wrote:

Hopefully you'll have better luck troop, mine took literally three days to get to Minnesota.  I love that light, single speed and all.

MinneSnowta, eh?  That used to be my old stomping ground.  Hope you weren't in Minneapolis when that twister went through yesterday!