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I carry two most of the time, a lumintop tool, and an Eagle Eye A/X6 triple. The Lumintop is a stock old 2 mode light with a Ni-MH. The EE is an A6 head with a X6 body a MTN FET+1 driver with a modified version of ToyKeeper’s cypreus2 code(lots of hidden blinkey modes) Domed XPL’s with a optic modded for clearance and a custom copper spacer.


 


Why’d you choose that one? The Tool I got from 246’s 100th post giveaway. The EE X/A6 I build when the group buy for the BLF A6 was getting started I bought a stock EE A6 to figure out what the spacer would need to be for a triple I thought I’d could some extra and sell them when the lights started to arrive, after cut the one for my light I found out that one of the convoy spacers Richard sells is a perfect fit so I never made any for resale.


 


How long have you been carrying it? Almost 3 years for both.


 


How often do you use it? The EE is used every day I need to charge it weekly. The Tool isn’t used as often.


 


How’s it working for you? Both are working good, I have bought more lights and swapped these two out but I keep going back to them.


 


How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Finish what finish?


 


Do you carry more than one? yes


 


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Deputydave wrote:
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.

That was my thinking. I have a dedicated 18650 S2+ and a shorty with a long tube if needs be. I think the shorty makes for a fine, fine light (easy enough to put another 18350 in pocket with caps on for reserve power). There is something about the weight, length and feel – can’t describe it. I’ll be turning one of the S2+ I have into a triple soon for something different.

If you’re in FL, why not order your Convoys from Mountain Electronics? My last order from them was a revelation. The two lights I received both had tail switches that worked as advertised (instead of the multiple clicks needed for the Chinese ones), the threads were lubed and I’m pretty sure someone had actually looked at the lights before shipping. Given the chance I’ll pay the premium (even here in Europe) and order from them again when it comes to Convoys – they’ll get here quicker and I know they’ll work correctly.

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

Astrolux A01

  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
    AAA
  • Why’d you choose that one?
    Small size. I just love the diminutive size of the A01. I tried carrying an L3 Illumination L11C Nichia 219B (4 mode), but found that AA was larger than I liked. I did not want to get anything smaller than AAA because batteries become more exotic at that point. I also carried an AAA-fueled BLF-348 for a while before switching to the smaller A01.
  • How long have you been carrying it?
    Ever since it was released about a year ago. It rides below my wallet in my front pants pocket. It practically disappears.
  • How often do you use it?
    4 or 5 days out of 7.
  • How’s it working for you?
    Great. Never had any problems. The Nichia 219B tint is wonderful.
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
    It's in mint condition, but only because I carry my keys and coins in a different pocket than my flashlight.
  • Do you carry more than one?
    Not on my person. In my daypack, however, I carry a ZebraLight SC62w and a Nitecore Tube. I also have a few lights in my vehicle.

 

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Lumintop Tool AAA Copper

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? AAA
Why’d you choose that one? Like the look and the tint.
How long have you been carrying it? A little over 5 month
How often do you use it? Daily
How’s it working for you? Love it.
How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Awesome… like the patina
Do you carry more than one? No.

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I have a nitecore Tube on keychain

and a Nichia 219 modded Jetbeam Jet-1 MK in my left pocket with pocket clip

bigger lights in jacket pocket, car or backpack

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Never really have a keychain light before. Now this little Nichia modifed Fenix E05 is perfect for almost all my daily needs. I have 10 with different Nichias. 5700K for all purpose, 4000K for outdoor, 3000K for a date (very useful in an overly dim candle lit seafood dinner) Wink

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In the pocket: Ultrafire C3 SS (XR-E led), mod with DX 25505 driver and forward switch. Eneloop 1st gen.
In keychain: Bronte RA01 SS. Sony CycleEnergy (LSD)

!http://i.imgur.com/HLoOS3ql.jpg!

WOW! You still use those brass keys. Reminds me of my old house

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I currently have a Tank 007 E09, and have had it for around 2 years if I remember correctly.

I use Panasonic/Sanyo Eneloops for it, AAA rechargeable.

I chose it as at the time it seemed a very good option for the price, and is also small enough to keep on my keyring without being too big. It also is very bright for a torch of its size, at least to me.

I have been carrying it on my keyring since I bought it, so around 2 years.

I guess I use it every couple of days, whenever it comes in handy. It is what I use when I take out the rubbish the night before it is collected in the dark.

It is working great for me, so good in fact that when my Mum saw it, she also got me to order her one, and she has it on her keyring too.

The finish is a bit scratched up, but I expect that from being on my keyring. There is no dents or cracks, just scratches and scuffs.

I only carry this flashlight on my keyring, and I gather that makes it my EDC flashlight.

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Keychain: Manker Lad. It’s flat, it’s rechargeable, good enough lumens, fits my way of carrying my keychain, high quality.

EDC: the Manker. In car: Convoy S2+. Small, a lot of light, cheap but good quality.

SHTF: Nitecore EC4SW does it all and is awesome quality. LOL and all my other lights not mentioned in this post

Show-off and general purpose (the one I grab): Astrolux S14ss

Packed with my Leatherman: Olight S15 Baton. Small enough to fit in the Leatherman’s pouch, reliable and handy for all the stuff you need the Leatherman for.

Bedroom low-light: Astrolux S01 or Lumintop Reylight Ti. Small, handy, easy interface, good low-light performance and colour.

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Lancman wrote:
My current favourite EDC light for work is the Superlight U520.
Single AA, cheap as chips so it doesn’t matter if it gets bashed up (I’m a builder, as you can probably tell Smile )
Stays permanently attached to my trousers and I don’t know it’s there.

I also have my home made 18650 copper pipe light in my toolbox for when I need a bit more oomph.

Wanted to comment on the Superlight. Still have mine and it’s still going strong. IIRC, it was $2 or $3 when I got it back in 2015. I got an Acebeam L10 at the same time and the L10 crapped out shortly after I got it. It works with a 14500 but not an AA. The Superlight on the other hand has no issues with either a 14500 or AA. I put a little metal tape on the threads to tighten it up and it has been fantastic.

Hard to beat an inexpensive light that just keeps working!

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!{width:40%}Is it a AA or AAA or lion? Why’d you choose that one? How long have you been carrying it? How often do you use it? How’s it working for you? How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Do you carry more than one?!
Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
AAA
Why’d you choose that one?
love the Copper
How long have you been carrying it?
since summer last year
How often do you use it?
stick everday in my keychain
How’s it working for you?
it work as it should
How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
a little damage on the head
Do you carry more than one?
nah, why you need more than 1 light in keychain

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Received a bright silver Olight i3E yesterday, and it’s broken already…
The nylon thing between LED and TIR decapitated the LED.
What a PoS…

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Lumintop Tool Reylight AAA Copper

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? AAA
Why’d you choose that one? Like the Cu, the feel and the switch!.
How long have you been carrying it? 6 months or so.
How often do you use it? Every day.
How’s it working for you? I’m very happy
How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Great enough
Do you carry more than one? No just this.

Malkoff !

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

Modded 47’s Atom triple XP-L HI with LD3 driver.
DQG Hobi Plus with UV emitter & lighter.

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? – 16340/ 10180 li-ion

Why’d you choose that one? – Size, durable materials, i built them

How long have you been carrying it? – 6 months

How often do you use it? – Daily

How’s it working for you? – Perfectly

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? – Minor scratches

Do you carry more than one? – Two on keychain, DQG Spy titanium on neckchain


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So what is the flashlight you carry: A clear Nitecore Tube. It’s small, super lightweight, not the best tint, but plenty bright when I need it. And it seems the battery does not deplete from non-use. I’ll charge it every 6 months or so just to be sure.

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? Lithium ion.

Why’d you choose that one? Inexpensive, pretty cool looking, and small.

How long have you been carrying it? 2 years.

How often do you use it? Once a month.

How’s it working for you? Perfect for what I need it for, which is a handy back-up light with my keys.

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Still looks brand new.

Do you carry more than one? No, just this one.

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

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CRX wrote:

youve got a really nice little bundle of goodies on that keyring Smile
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Sweet keychain setup!

On mine I’ve got my SAK (Tinker), Thrunite TiS, tic key and peanut lighter. Peanut lighters rock! Smile

The best thing is the little pocket suspension clip that keeps it all straight in my pocket rather than bunched up at the bottom of my pocket. Best thing since sliced bread.

Here’s my EDC gear, what is yours?

My stuff is in post #10.

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keyring.1aaa brass homebrew.3 cree pure white 5mm with a joulthief circuit i made of tiny smt parts.head potted in jbweld.
been on my ring about 8 years now.
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Funny thing, today I was thinking about a thread like this and now I found this one Blushing
So, I’ll answer the questions! This is my EDC set of flashlights on the pockets (the I have more 2 or 3 on the backpack and in a small bag… Facepalm )

Is it a AA or AAA or lion?

  1. - Led Lenser K2 (5mm Led, 12 Lumens) = 4 LR44 batteries (twisty)
  2. - True Utility NanoLite (5mm Led, 4 Lumens ) = 4 LR521 batteries (twisty)
  3. - Nitefox K3 (XP-G2, max 150 lumens) = AAA alkaline or Ni-MH battery (twisty)
  4. - Olight M1T Raider (Luminus SST 40; max 500 lumens) = RCR123A/16340 3.7V Li-Ion battery (forward clicky switch)

Why’d you choose that one?

  1. - I needed a small flashlight for my office keychain, and the K2 was laying around with no use! I need it only for some short-range things (if I drop something and can’t see it in the office).
  2. - Having a small light on home keychain is always a plus! This is the smallest one I have and is perfect for entering the building and get to my door without using the stairs illumination!
  3. - I needed a small flashlight (not so small as the others above) to carry with me with a type of battery that can be easily replaceable and that has a simple UI (3 modes + strobe, no memory). I use carry in the coin pocket and use it for small range illumination normally indoor.
  4. - The FW switch and the simple UI (2 modes, no memory) allow to use it in different occasions, specially when a short burst of light like a signal is needed, but also for mid range illumination.

How long have you been carrying it?

  1. - 4 or 5 months
  2. - 4 or 5 years
  3. - 4 months
  4. - 3 months

How often do you use it?

  1. - 2 or 3 times a day (for real; for the “twist” fun, 30 times a day :D)
  2. - 4 or 5 times a month
  3. - 2 or 3 times a day
  4. - 10 times a day Big Smile

How’s it working for you?

  1. - Great, for the amount of luminosity provided! Not the best beam or tint, but works fine Wink
  2. - Good too, when I need to use it is 80% reliable (sometimes the “twist” doesn’t work well and the contacts may be dirty… Ughh )
  3. - Always good! Never had a problem!
  4. - Super!! It is the flashlight I carry all the time with me, day and night! Great quality and always reliable (except when batteries are empty… :p)

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?

  1. - Being near to keys and knives, it wears quite fast, but the anodizing was not that hard. It has a nice “patina” Smile
  2. - Grey is vanishing and it’s becoming “rosy”, like it it was copper or something! The led is exposed but it is not damaged at all Cool
  3. - 3 months were not enough to make it get much “naked” but it starts showing some marks of use that I like! Anodizing is nice!!
  4. - It has felt some times so it’s more about the tears than the wear Big Smile Anodizing is super good, so it won’t wear easily Wink

Do you carry more than one?
Well…I guess the above answers….answer it Big Smile

Besides these 4, on the backpack I normally carry a Convoy S2 Triple+ (18350), a Sofirn SP10B (XPL-HI) with AA inside, and a Nitecore TIP XP-G2 ! It’s this too much? Facepalm Lol! Big Smile

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I carry a Nitecore Tip. Have had it for a year and it is a little dinged up but oh well. If I knew now then I would have got the silver one. Sure it would show less wear. Still works as good as day one. 350 lumens of power if I need it. Think I have used it once. I carry a Jaxman E2L in my pocket.

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Just recently modified my keyring setup again to now include.

47's Atom Triple XP-L HI v2 1A 1700lm H17F with reverse clicky tail switch.
DQG Hobi Ti+ Seoul Viosys 365nm UV flashlight with 10250 cell & Petrol lighter.
DQG Ti 532nm green laser with tail switch.
CRX Ti mini ferrocerium rod.
True Utility Telescpoic pen.
Slim steel folding Nail clippers.
Tec Accessories Ti Tritium fob.
Lights are on magnetic holders.
32mm Titanium split ring.

FourSevens Atom Triple XP-L HI V2 1A - H17-F - 16340 - RV Clicky Tail Sw - 1800lm.

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Nowadays Astrolux AO1 on keys in pocket,
Have 10440 cells but use Std AAA in it. I also carry a Jetbeam Jet-1 MK Pro with 10440 cell When we go out.
That gives the extra output if needed.
Each car has a No Name. (Very good 18650 cell 4/5 driver)
Plus the usual, in home, Garage. by pool, on boat. C8.C8+ etc, up to L6 and SkyRay 9 x LED coke can. for further reach.

I’ve just recently bought a BLF348. but don’t know where to put it yet.
Sits on Table beside TV chair with several others at moment.

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Using Olight I1R right now with a vic classic, but I rotate it once in a while with I3eos, fenix ld01, nitecore Tini, 47’s mini cr2, and sometimes swap the vic classic for vic signature light for the pen

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I don’t know if this really counts, but the FW3A clips pretty comfortably into the center of some bras. It’s kind of like a pocket…

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I don’t know if this really counts, but the FW3A clips pretty comfortably into the center of some bras. It’s kind of like a pocket…

You are such a tease Wink Pictures please or it didn’t happen. And would just light up your chin, unless you have a particularly impressive embonpoint or spectacular bra. Maybe Lady GaGa, leather bondage style outfit. That could work.

Leather. Nice.

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/lady-gaga/the-edge-of-glory

Meanwhile I have the Nitecore Tube, and the TIP. the Tube is quite weak but does the job and is by far the best little re-chargeable keychain light, on a budget. The TIP is very strong, probably all that anyone might need, and versatile, the UI and power management is OK. Efficiency seems very good to me and the internal cell is good. Summary: these are both good.

Don’t bother with the “Tropical” finish that I chose, it’s not hard PVD, just cheap plating that is already crumbling off after half year. A disappointment. Just buy the plain SS, or AL versions (or if you must I think they offer a Cu version. Why ?, unless you are a patina fetishist)

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Where’s your lingerie pics Tom Tom?

Smdh how about a little respect for your fellow BLF member… There’s plenty of places to see boobs on the internet, this isn’t one and I’m 10000% sure she doesn’t come here to be asked for them.

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Well that third mind image wasn’t so pleasant, thanks CK Big Smile

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I don’t know if this really counts, but the FW3A clips pretty comfortably into the center of some bras. It’s kind of like a pocket…

I wish I was a woman so I could carry bigger flashlights between my boobies…
Well, winter is here and I can wear sweatshirts with big pockets… two good reason to finally EDC my D4 !

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Carry a DQG mini aaa xpg2 nw in the coin pocket of my jeans, a photon freedom in my other pocket, and a nitecore tube on the keychain. When going out at night something bigger as well.

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X3 wrote:
two good reason to finally EDC my D4 !

Yes, that’s been my EDC since June. D4 with an short tube running Anduril.

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