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what are your top three EDC flashlight

As you are a flashlight enthusiastic fan ,you must have some EDC flashlight ,what are the three top flashlight in you pocket? Or what are the three top EDC flashlight you most wanted  ?

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Aloha znmzdx!  Some of my favorite edc's are the NiteCore D10, Fenix LD10, TrustFire XP-EF23, Akoray K-106, and Aurora SH-034.  I swap these out every other day or so.  The Nitecore and Fenix are not considered budget lights but they are part of my edc's.  If I were to chose a favorite budget edc then it would have to be the TrustFire XP-EF23 because it's fairly small but the one thing I really like about it is the stainless steel smoothness of it.  There's just something I love about stainless steel and it's shininess and smoothness.

I think I caught the stainless steel bug from Don. :bigsmile:

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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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Unusually, I only have two or three lights on me so I suppose they count as my EDCs - not counting the Photon clones attached to zippers. they are Fenix E01, Aurora SH-034, and a Tank007 E07. I've been reducing the size of my bundles of keys so have been pulling lights off them

 

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Just out of curiosity Don, how many flashlights do you have? 8)

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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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Romisen RC-F7 in my keychain and Uniquefire AA-S1 in my belt.

 

Maybe i´ll try the Akoray K-106 as my EDC in the future.

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Around 80. Just under, I think.

 

The CR2 lights

CR2

 

The CR123 lights

CR123

2xCR123

3xCR123

 

There are many others, but it is getting busy, so back to work for me.

 

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I carry a little keychain LED (photon clone) on my keychain, so I guess that it is EDC. Also I keep an iTP A3 EOS 3-mode in my pocket every day. My AKOray at bedside has taken the place of a lamp there, and I have a Ultrafire WF-504B with a neutral white XP-G drop-in that I've really been liking too. Even though it is bigger than my Trustfire XP-E F23, the 504B has started taking its place when walking the dogs.

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Though I enjoy budget lights, none are in my top 3. Lately, my top 3 EDCs have been Zebralight SC50 and Nitecore D10 clipped to either pocket and my Eagletac t100c2 in my bag.
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AA lights

aa

aa

 

AAA

aaa

3aaa

 

C and D

c

d

 

There are others but that is most of them

 

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18650

 

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My top-3 EDCs

-ITP-A3 on my key-ring

-Fenix MC10 + leatherman

-Zebralight H501 + leatherman

 

I am new to this forum (first post YEAH!!) , so I hope its OK for me to recommend ~$50 lights (not the cheapest things around).

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Good to have you here.

 

In the post second above yours, there is a picture of a $175 light - actually by the time it got here nearer $300. Don't worry about it. All but three of the other lights there in the pics are certainly budget lights. When it comes to headlamps I've yet to see a budget one I'm keen on. It's Zebralight all the way. I bought an H50 several years ago and have never wanted any other headlamp.

 

Meanwhile, have lots of fun - this is a much nicer place than the big place and everyone's opinion counts so please do join in.

 

How do you like that Fenix - seemed an odd light to me? From the fact it's your EDC I presume you like it a lot.

 

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

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So far I am liking it... although its brand new.  I've only had it a week, so I am still on the honeymoon phase.  I have owned enough of these things to realize strengths are easily realized fresh out of the box, and weaknesses take a few weeks to rear their ugly heads.

 

The first one I bought was machined wrong and was too tight for a duracell AA alkaline.  So I returned it back to Frys and exchanged it for a good one.  This one is OK.

 

Its a very nice, well made light though.  Its plastic molded around an Aluminum case/skeleton.  So its got a really solid, hefty feel.  Holding it in my hand it feels as solid as my SF-G2.

 

Its brighter than I thought it would be.  On a ceiling bounce its right in between my E2L (110L) and RC-N3-Q5 (145L).  Its 125 Lumen rating is spot on.  bigchelis measured one at 124.5L.

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I love topics like these, because we get to see what everyone likes to carry with them or rotate out.  For me i like to carry 1 AA light and one C123 based light.  Really dont have a favorite at all but i have been carrying the L2m in cr123 format, the D10 that you see in the pic has been retired from edc rotation.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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I'm the unabashed tightwad and shameless cheapskate here.  In fact I'm even more scotch than a certain member of ours here who really is Scotch!  Therefore, my every day carriers are:

 

 

 

 

 

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Nothing wrong with the lights you have and own man......my motto now is if the light works then it will get used.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.

 

 

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My every day carriers are:

-Proton clone in keychain

- UF MCU C7s @XP-G

- ITP A1 EOS

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I've got one of these in every keychain: http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.20243

And have been rotating a 47's mini 123 and a ITP AOS AAA.(both with li-ion rechargables) But it depends on what I am going to do in that particular day. These aren't my favourite, but are my most used lights.

I do prefer the power of the cr123 driven lights, but the small size of the ITP is more appealing.

I understand that these two lights aren't all that "budget", but I do like them a lot.

Other contenders that I also got, but don't get EDC used that often, but still awesome lights: TrustFire XP-EF23 (I have one in my pocket right now...), TANK007 TK-703.

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Hey i did'nt get to name my 3 most used lights....for edc use i would have to go with L2m, ITP SA1, and the Romi RC-A4.  These do get rotated out with other lights of course, i like to have one for indoor use and a small throwy light like the ITP C9 or the SA1. 

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iTP A3 EOS - On my keychain

Romisen RC-B3 w/ Q3-5C - On my desk within reach (I'm there a LOT)

iTP A2 EOS or Streamlight Microstream - In my shirt pocket

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I like this question because it changes all the time ..

AAA - 701 tank

cr 123- nitecore EX10

AA  -  Eastward YJ J09   or a Tank 566

I like tanks cheap,great tints ,super build,what's not to like  ?  

This question leads to the next one .. that asks .... what light are you going to buy next ??

 

 maybe a thrunite catapult xml ...for starters

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Hooray for Necro-Threads! Since I joined after this thread started, here's my edc:

Home: Fenix LDO1 /w 10440 on keychain and Zebralight SC60 in the pocket

Work: MG P-Rocket in the belt holster, Zebra H51 on the hardhat,  and a good ol' C78 in the pocket.

I'm starting to collect torches at a disturbing pace, but so far those 5 haven't been de-throned. 

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Maratac / ITP 3mode AAA [ very nice ] 

Ultrafire A20  1 x RCR123A [ one is SSC P7 - the other is XM-L T5 ] 

Ultrafire RL-168  [ moded to SSC P4 ] 

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Since my original post 7 months ago, the one I use 90% of the time is the Aurora SH-034. 

Don wrote:

"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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Clips to my belt..........flood-throw, useable beam to ~50m........and cheap.Sipik SK68

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I think it is the same as mine here.

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Since I've only recently become an addict, I have only a few months' experience to play with, but...

 

Just can't complain about the trusty Fenix E01!  This little guy gets the job done and inspires confidence.  I couldn't see NOT carrying a flashlight now. 

 

My other jacket-pocket light is a fairly new RMSEN RV-107. Crummy switch, gobs of light (especially compared to the E01), great price.

 

Come spring, we'll have to decide on a "motorcycle cubbyhole" flashlight... probably one of my Romisen RC-29s.

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Lights on my keychain (always with me): Akoray K-102 head + homemade body to accomodate 10280 li-ion cell, DX 3xLR41 keychain light modded with Nichia GS 10 lumens 5 mm led. This is my main backup and secondary backup lights. The primary light depend of the mood.

 

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AAA - Mr Lite KC-05.  Covered with some clear vinyl shelving liner because the finish isn't that good, but it's always on my keychain.

AA - Sipik Sk-68.  Zoomable, good output, cheap, fits well under my suits.  Need to try it with a 14500

18650 - Modded Techlite Lumen Master.  XP-E Q3 modded to take an 18650 instead of an AAA battery holder.  ~180 lumens, I can use a 3-mode soft switch.

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Hrvoje wrote:

Lights on my keychain (always with me): Akoray K-102 head + homemade body to accomodate 10280 li-ion cell, DX 3xLR41 keychain light modded with Nichia GS 10 lumens 5 mm led. This is my main backup and secondary backup lights. The primary light depend of the mood.

 

Cool pic of your keys on your 'light chain'. :bigsmile:

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   Stainless steel DQG  AAA clicky 

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