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Sunwayman V10R. Just over 3 years old and has been in my pocket every day.

The V10R is perfect for me. I got it for several reasons. The infinitely variable control ring, the shape and look, the great anodizing that Sunwayman does, and I wanted 16340 battery size for my edc. The paint is acrylic, and I have it so I can easily see minimum and maximum output. This picture is from a couple days ago.
Also, I have my DQG Spy that I wear on my Ti necklace. I am very attached to it (pun intended), and wear it every day. I use it almost every day as well, as it’s always around my neck and is a great “go to the bathroom in the middle of the night” type of light. Being as it’s on my necklace, it’s also easy to hold in my lips without even taking it off the chain .

!http://i.imgur.com/VIo8vCO.jpg!


Where did you get the necklace?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0040TWWF8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s0...

Was a bit pricey Silly

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On my keyring is a Trustfire Mini01 with CR123 in it.
In my pocket is a Sunwayman V11R with 16340 in it.

Im happy with both.
Theyve lasted a year or so now.
No marks on the V11R but I tend to make sure it’s in my pocket with nothing else. The Mini is on a keyring but I havent really looked for marks. I would assume it would have a few blemishes by now.
They both work great for the type of use they are designed for. They arent much good for hunting, but will stop you falling in hole at night, and can light up letter box numbers etc and so anything in between too.

V11R runs through its batteries, although rechargeable, but the Mini seems to last ages on one primary and is perfect backup.

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So what is the flashlight you carry in your pocket and/or on your keychain? Pocket: NiteCore D10 and on the keychain: Eoslamp SP11-S2
•Is it a AA or AAA or lion? AA and AAA lithium primaries
•Why’d you choose that one? Had a lot of lights over the years, like how easy it is to upgrade the D10, also very durable.
•How long have you been carrying it? Since 2009 for the D10, and the SP11-S2 since 2014.
•How often do you use it? Daily.
•How’s it working for you? Better than I expected.
•How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Not so good and great, the NiteCore anodize is pretty easily abused. The stainless SP11 is no problem, of course.

The D10 is on it’s 3rd emitter upgrade. I just took a NiteCore EX-10 in trade for a Victorinox knife mod. After placing a neutral XML in it and fitting a Eagletac clip, it may become my new pocket light. Smile Time will tell.

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I have a Fenix E01 on my keychain. I usually have some other light in my pocket.

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? AAA
Why’d you choose that one? Good experience with Fenix and the batteries last forever.
How long have you been carrying it? 5 or 6 years
How often do you use it? About twice a month
How’s it working for you? Great
How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Wear on the edges but good everywhere else
Do you carry more than one? I usually have a pocket light: Nitecore EC21, Sunwayman M10R, Ti Quark, Microstream, HDS Rotary.

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Streamer wrote:

dangerous wrote:
What parts do you have to remove?

 

All you want in the oven is aluminum.  NO plastic/ lenses, orings, driver, led, switch parts, rubber boots…get the idea???

You don’t need an oven to change the color of a flashlight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkNAweVtWRM

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My EDC is a Fenix LD-01 in stainless.

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? AAA
Why’d you choose that one? I liked everything about it.
How long have you been carrying it? About 2 or 3 years.
How often do you use it? Maybe 3 or 4 times per week.
How’s it working for you? Like new, as expected.
How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? The stainless developed some ‘patina’ from being in my pocket with car keys, coins, screws, etcetera, and being dropped and used. The patina hasn’t changed at all in years. Still a good-looking unit. Looks like new minus some gloss.

… and besides. Not many are aware of this, but the stainless version stores some emergency snob appeal under the tailcap. Comes in handy.

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Fenix E01

  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
    AAA
  • Why’d you choose that one?
    Fantastic efficiency, tiny, has a flat plane on both sides of the body making it easy to bite when I’ve got both hands busy.
  • How long have you been carrying it?
    >5 years
  • How often do you use it?
    Daily
  • How’s it working for you?
    Threads need lubing, but otherwise fine.
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
    Some minor paint chips.
  • Do you carry more than one?
    Occasionally a Fenix L0D if I need more lumens.
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My Fenix E05 arrived yesterday. Popped in an Eneloop AAA and put it on the keychain.

Happy camper Smile

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FandyFire S1-1

-AAA (Energizer Ultimate Lithium 1.5V)

-Cheap and tiny single mode twisty.

-About a year so far.

-Several times a week.

-OK,it is tight to twist though.

-It has some scratches due to contact with concrete.

-Yes…a smartphone with flashlight application…

This is my work EDC.Tiny XP-C flashlight with nice ratio of flood and throw.Fits in the side pocket of Leatherman holster.Too bright for close range work indoors,few modes would be nice.Glass lens, plastic reflector and nice anodizing.

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Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
Preon 2 Ti in a shirt pocket & Maglite LED Solitaire in a pants pocket, constantly, both with lithium AAA primaries. Larger ‘coat pocket’ lights at night outdoors.

Why’d you choose that one?
Size, weight, adequate performance & reliability.

How long have you been carrying it?
2 years +

How often do you use it?
Preon 2 daily multiple times, Maglite rarely.

How’s it working for you?
Perfectly. I’m so fond of the Preon 2 that I bought a spare, ‘just in case’.

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
Preon 2 shows no wear, Maglite shows heavy wear.

Do you carry more than one?
Yes, as above.

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Robert Barr wrote:
Not many are aware of this, but the stainless version stores some emergency snob appeal under the tailcap. Comes in handy.

If you are referring to being able to use a 10440 "under the tail cap", then I get it. Smile

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I appreciate all the replies to the thread. It has really been an education, and fun looking up all the lights mentioned. I see several peanut lighters in the keychain pics as well. Got a good deal on 4 of them for $11.99 off Ebay (I see they went up to $13.99). Now I see them even cheaper, around like $2.49 or so. I replaced the little O-ring with a thicker version. I’m keeping track of how long it goes before having to refuel the peanut lighter and my Zippo lighter with ranger band. I don’t smoke but like having a lighter in case I need fire.

Got a test thread going here.

So far I’m on day 23 without having to refill either.

Really liking the Fenix E05. Smile

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So what is the flashlight you carry in your pocket and/or on your keychain?

keychain: Jetbeam Mini-1
Pocket: Manker T01, Utorch UT01

  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion? Mini-1: 10180 Li-Ion T01: IMR14500 UT01: 14500
  • Why’d you choose that one? Mini-1: Tons of light in a very small, rechargeable package (130Lm on max). T01: Compact thrower, nice UI w/ good modes. UT01: Compact flooder, common UI with T01. Both can also run AA.
  • How long have you been carrying it? Mini-1: 9 months. T01: 6 months UT01: 6 weeks.
  • How often do you use it? Mini-1: Rarely. Only when occasion prohibits the others. T01: Occasionally. Few times a month. UT01: Every work day.
  • How’s it working for you? Great, Happy with what I carry and how I carry it. Rarely need to go to my pack for a big light.
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Mini-1 is SS, very little wear. Others are in separate pockets, so they don’t get banged up. I don’t really care, just want to know exactly where they are.
  • Do you carry more than one? Yes. Keychain, pocket thrower, pocket flooder

Soon the Mini-1 will be replaced by a Mini-1 Ti. Freeme’s got a killer deal that expires soon. I’m upgrading because the Mini-1 Ti has a 2 way clip that I can use with a ballcap for an impromptu headlamp.

Oh, have a Maratac TFP AAA on my placket of my shirt. Makes for a nice hands free light, personal flood. Not very tactical.

Nice poll. A lot of interesting answers. Big Smile

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I was very torn between the Utorch UT01 and the On the Road M3. I went back and forth on which one to order. They’re on special right now so they’re only $3 apart in price. I finally decided on the OTR M3 since it is slightly smaller, has the low power warning and the magnatized tail. And the run times are listed as being a bit longer. We’ll see how it does when it arrives.

I still have the Fenix E05 but have put it on the keychain with my vehicle keys. I have the Thrunite TiS on my ‘survival’ keychain along with the peanut lighter and SAK.

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I have the OTR M3 also. Also OLight S1, S10RII, and a few other 16340/CR123A lights. The reason I opted for the Manker and UTorch was for AA compatibility. The UT01 is surprising small. It’s very close to the Jet-1. Slimmer than the 16340 lights, too.

Honestly, there are so many good lights out there and I’m barely scratching the surface. LOL And they keep making newer, brighter and better ones. Worse than a drug addiction. Or is it better? Big Smile

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  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion? Li-ion? Varies between single cell: 16340, 14500, 18350, 18500 or 18650
  • Why’d you choose that one? my pocket EDC varies depending on mood, what I just got or what I just modded.
  • How long have you been carrying it? varies. But I change pocket lights often depending on mood. I might carry a light for 3 days, then put it aside for a different light, then go back to the first light for a week.
  • How often do you use it? I probably use my EDC light at least a couple times each day. Usually for very brief periods.
  • How’s it working for you? Works great
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Depends on the light. Lights with HAIII anodizing, bare aluminum, or bare titanium tend to look great. Lights with cheaper anodizing tend to look like crap (I carry my light in the same pocket as my keys).
  • Do you carry more than one? Nope just one.
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Alright, 2 years later and it’s time for an update, methinks Crown

  • Current EDC is a TN12 (now in CW) at the same spot, a T10 in the right pocket near the cell phone (chest pocket when I’m wearing a shirt with one), and a Ti3 (NW this time, got another one) on the undershirt as before.
  • Is it a AA or AAA or li-ion? The TN12 is li-ion, The Ti3 is AAA, the T10 is AA.
  • Why’d you choose that one? The TN12 because it’s the powerhouse that’s there when called, the T10 because it’s the perfect compromise between compact-ness and runtime, and the Ti3 because I like a backup to my backup.
  • How long have you been carrying it? The TN12 for about a year and a half, the Ti3 for two, and the T10 is bordering on four months.
  • How often do you use it? All the time. The TN12 gets lit for a few minutes every night as I get close to home (many empty lots full of weeds, drug problems not far like in any big city, and a history of BnE’s in the district that could scale up to straight up robbery – not taking my chances, I’m lamping the heck out of any place that could hide a perp – though I could use an L6 for that), the T10 when it’s practical to have floody light at one click, and the Ti3 whenever I wanna do something while appreciating its beautiful tint Love
  • How’s it working for you? Wonderfully! Thumbs Up I have light at anytime I want for pretty much any circumstances imaginable for EDC, and three choices of pleasantly-tinted light at that Cool
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Not terrible. The tails of the TN12 and T10 are discolored on the very edges of the scallops from a few unfortunate drops, the T10’s clip is bleached where it hugs the body of the light, and the Ti3 has lost the anodizing on the outer rim of both bezel and tail (and a bit on the clip too) plus the bezel has a minimally flattened spot where it fell from over two meters (wow, this thing is tough). Overall, you can look at my torches and say they’re definitely used, just not every single day.
  • Do you carry more than one? 1, 2, 3… look ma, I can count! Big Smile Just kidding. But I do have more than these on my kit as a whole: I have an Olight S2 Baton that currently rides on the shoulder strap of my backpack, an S1 Baton that’s pretty much permanently attached to my ball cap as a headlamp, and a Convoy C8 (7135×8 with an XM-L2 T6 4C on OP reflector) that goes on a pocket in said backpack as a “car light” that I don’t leave in my car. I swear I’m more jealous of that torch than my car as a whole Silly

ADDENDUM: If anyone’s wondering about the E01 from last update, I have a cousin that’s very likely making great use of it. Smart girl and a budding flashaholic, so gotta put in the incentive there Wink

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Deputydave wrote:
So what is the flashlight you carry in your pocket and/or on your keychain?

It has been a couple years since I saw this thread. My favorites have changed a bit.
  • Keychain light: Cooyoo Quantum SS
  • Necklace: DQG Fairy
  • EDC: Olight S Mini

Those are the smallest ones I use often, but there are a whole lot of others which get frequent use. They’re just … bigger, and mostly modded.

For extended use, 1×18650 lights are generally where it’s at.

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What I like about this thread is, it confirms that I’m not alone. I might still be crazy, but I’m not the only one. Big Smile

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Mkduffer wrote:
What I like about this thread is, it confirms that I’m not alone. I might still be crazy, but I’m not the only one. Big Smile

ToyKeeper wrote:
For extended use, 1×18650 lights are generally where it’s at.

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Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
AAA and Li-Ion

Why’d you choose that one?
No specific reason, just carry them

How long have you been carrying it?
About 1-2 years

How often do you use it?
Quite often, when I forgot to carry my main flashlight

How’s it working for you?
Pretty good.

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
Full of battle scars

Do you carry more than one?
SURE!

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I usually carry two, one in my pocket and one as a keychain

Jetbeam Mini 1 10180 is always with my keys, it’s so small so you can’t notice you’re carrying with it. The light is made in stainless Steel and it doesn’t have any scracthes. I’ve been carrying it for a year and helped me a lot in many situations.

But at 130 lumens it has a very short runtime so I need another bigger flashlight for my daily needs. I consider the Jetbeam mini 1 as a emergency light

In my pocket (the small pocket we all have in the right side of our jeans), I always carry my beloved Olight S1A with a Sanyo 840mAh UR14500P, I did swap the emiter for a warmer tint and for 8 months it’s been my favourite EDC: powerful (600lm), moonlight mode, great UI, side switch, lovely beam due to the TIR lens, small size and magnet in the tail. 8 months in my pocket and it looks brand new without scratches, because I always make sure I don’t put it with the keys.

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Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
AAA and Li-Ion

Why’d you choose that one?
Easy to carry and need it to light up the surround when needed

How long have you been carrying it?
2 years +

How often do you use it?
Everyday when I’m not using primary.

How’s it working for you?
No problem. Serve me well

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
Still in one piece but sure its not good look like new.

Do you carry more than one?
Yes that why we at here.

Nitecore Tube and Atrolux A01 always with my car key

Or

Nitecore Tip

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Lumintop tool on my keychain backing up my Blf a6 in my left pant pocket

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Copper w N219b, Astrolux M03, comes w 10180 and charger, on keys, only high mode is reliable
Copper w N219b, Worm head on Maratac, AAA Eneloop, in pocket. For EDC I like Medium first, its what I use most.

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I don’t have a keychain light. Instead I have a Photon Freedom on a leather necklace; a Photon of one edition or another has lived around my neck for over 20 years or so, I guess.

In my front left jeans pocket – on a 2-way lanyard – I carry an Olight i3s with an Eneloop in it, and in the coin flap of the right hand pocket I stash a Nitecore TIP v2. To be honest I find the TIP awkward in real-time use with that lockout system, but I love having 350 lumens on me that takes up no space.

Evenings I add an S2+ shorty to the armoury for doing stuff out in the real dark with chickens, dogs, firewood and the occasional zombie.

If I go walking with the dogs after dark then I’ll have another dozen lights stashed in pockets and so on. Makes sense to me. Right? What’s the point of having weapons to fight the dark with if you don’t use them? Smile

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Yeah, thinking I might have jumped the gun too early ordering the JETBeam Mini-1 Ti. That Nitecore Tip is looking mighty nice with it’s 360 lumens and now that they’ve worked out the electronic lock-out…

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Evenings I add an S2+ shorty to the armoury for doing stuff out in the real dark with chickens, dogs, firewood and the occasional zombie.

As I mentioned in another thread, GB screwed up another order (third in a row) so the OTR M3 is no longer coming. That’s fine. I like the S2+ quite a bit and have several of them and given several to family. Thinking I’d be just a well off, if not better by getting a dedicated S2+ and 18350 tube to carry it in the shorter format. That way I can use an 18650, 18350 or 16340.

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