Your best stock flashlight buy in 2014?

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Your best stock flashlight buy in 2014?

The year is coming to an and. A whole year filled with group buys, deals, more deals, more group buys.. and a few more group buys..  So lets look back. Trying to look away from massive super deals and such that were lucky one time offers, price errors etc. Which flashlight do you consider your best buy in 2014?

Basically, if you could only keep one of the lights you bought this year, which would it be?

Or which of the flashlights you bought would you recommend to others as a must buy or must consider light in its class?

We all know lots of cheap lights can be made into good lights with the right mods and additional costs. But for everyone to easily participate. Lets stick to stock flashlights that are easily available to everyone. AND POST PICTURES!


For me, Id say the Acebeam K40M takes it.

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Great allrounder for anyone who wants a powerful light with decent range and NW Easywhite tint. Well driven, well made, pretty well regulated. Great UI and mode spacing. No annoying (visible or audible) PWM. Great beam.  Etc etc... Its been easily available for everyone at prices from 80-100$ on several occasions. Which may not make it that "budget". But for an MT-G2 light of that caliber, its hard to beat. As a modder, this is probably the only light I would be pretty happy with as it comes out of the box. That is rare... (I did mod it though. Which can be a PITA with the sealed driver compartment). I have to add it does come with a nice box too. Normally Id "nominate" a cheaper light, but sometimes its worth spending a bit extra on a great light so that you don't buy too many cheaper lights. (Who am I kidding. I buy a ton of lights anyway) Well spent money IMO. Smile

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K40M…. +1

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Zebralight SC62w … super-small 18650 light, great tint, good runtime, nice beam pattern, great UI… what’s not to like? :bigsmile:

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Firelight2 wrote:
Zebralight SC62w … super-small 18650 light, great tint, good runtime, nice beam pattern, great UI… what’s not to like? :bigsmile:

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+1 Only difference is mine is Cool White! Smile Only thing you forgot to add is great output for a small light!

I can’t count my K40[vn] because it is modded! Wink

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Well, not “stock”, but easily available from Shinigbeam. The Romisen RC-602X.

Here are some crappy pictures.

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I just love the BLF light. I am guessing that qualifies as stock?

Follow up light for me has to be a 1000 Lumen Defiant 3D Triple XML (I believe it is) from HD on sale for $25.
It even comes with 3 Alkaleaks for $25!! So you are turn key on this deal. It has killer throw and 3 modes. I like the hollowed out recess on the tail cap. I am going to fill mine with glow epoxy after I drill 2 lanyard holes.

I have yet to dissasemble it. But I shall soon.

I was thinking one day while reading the packaging. It comes with a lifetime warranty from HD. Really that is a heck of a deal in Budget light terms. Can’t get that with any other China light. And if you have a problem, you can take it to ANY Home Depot!!
This killer warranty means it has almost the same warranty as Surefire, but actually better. Being as there are 4 HD stores in close proximity to my homestead!!! Smile

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I’d give it to the Supbeam X60 or Niwalker MM15. Acebeam K40M is up there, but I think it’s a little bigger than it needs to be and I miss the tailcap cutout.

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[quote=cone]Well, not "stock", but easily available from Shinigbeam. The Romisen RC-602X. Here are some crappy pictures. !

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You can buy 10 crappy $10 flashlights, or you can just go ahead and get this little thing. A joy to handle, a breeze to use.

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If I had to keep one light … I would be very sad!

Definitely would never give up my SR95S UT,

but how would I leave this jewel that I always carry with me? ( Sorry I do not have my images of Wizard )

If I have to say who surprised me just out of box Wizard is the winner, impossible to imagine so much light and technology in 53 grams.

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For me, it’s gotta be the Spark SF5.

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The zeusray was the best bang for the buck for me, maybe that wasn’t the question tho

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K40M +1

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I bought two lights, the winner is Starry Light

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I agree Zuessray for under 9.00$ solid pill xml2 and directories e honest 900 stock lumens?

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For me , this was the year of the Convoy S2 .

Just received my third 2.8 amp XML 5C along with the deep carry clip .

The anodizing  on the latest one is purple .

It matters not . I love this style and format for EDC .

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Supbeam K50 for $100 was the best deal. Other great deals were XinTD X3 for $25, Tangsfire C8 for $11, Fandyfire Warrior for $33, Tangsfire HD2010 for $20, HD2010 triple xm-l for $24, Eagle Eye BLF for $20, and Roche F6 for $20.

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SK-58. $5 to $10, great shape, beautiful knurling, lights where you are looking not other people’s eyes, medium size, only one cell to change, good heat dissipation.

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jacktheclipper wrote:

For me , this was the year of the Convoy S2 .

Just received my third 2.8 amp XML 5C along with the deep carry clip .

The anodizing  on the latest one is purple .

It matters not . I love this style and format for EDC .

I’m actually in the market for two s2’s right now. Can I ask where u bought yours with the deep pocket clip? What tint is 5c? What many chips is 2.8?

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