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Tom Tom wrote:
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

Well that’s a shame, I wanted one. Going to search for pictures now.

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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.

failed to answer all the questions previously Facepalm

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? 18350 Li-ion
Why’d you choose that one? Its the best UI, high enough hi, low enough low, small enough for me
How long have you been carrying it? 5 months
How often do you use it? multiple times a day, especially this time of year.
How’s it working for you? Thumbs Up
How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Like new except for a small surface deform on a corner where it was dropped, ano is fine, just a small flat spot
Do you carry more than one? no

PocketSammich wrote: I don’t need this, but I want it. Please sign me up.

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So what is the flashlight you carry in your pocket and/or on your key chain?
Jet Beam Jet-u AAA

  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion? .. AAA (I use AAA Eneloop)
  • Why’d you choose that one? .. Got it at a super great price & liked it.
  • How long have you been carrying it? .. 18 months or so.
  • How often do you use it? .. Multiple times a day.
  • How’s it working for you? .. It is working just fine.
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? .. Finish is holding up great so far.
  • Do you carry more than one? .. Yes, on many occasions I do carry other lights. But I always have this one.

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My key chain light is the Harbor Freight 70 lumen single emitter ( NOT the 9 led ) version. Decent CW beam that serves purpose with close range lighting. Triple AAA in carrier powers this light

BTW, this is free with any purpose from Harbor Freight

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mmalive wrote:
free with any purpose

That is oddly both an easier and harder requirement than free with any purchase.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
mmalive wrote:
free with any purpose
That is oddly both an easier and harder requirement than free with any purchase.
Wink .. Good eye…. Thumbs Up

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load./"Bear" Bryant 

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teacher wrote:
Wink .. Good eye…. Thumbs Up

Just wanted to mention it, because it looked like it wasn’t done on porpoise.

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I was just looking on that EDC link above. You lot are volatile. I carry a small SOG Penknife in pocket with house keys and a Astrolux AO1.

We don’t even lock the house doors here yet.

——————————— addendum.

Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
Li-Po4.

Why’d you choose that one?
don’t know it’s in pocket

How long have you been carrying it?
About 6 months or so

How often do you use it?
daily.

How’s it working for you?
Pretty good.

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
maybe 1% round mounting point of ring..

Do you carry more than one.
At nighttime.

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Macka17 wrote:
I was just looking on that EDC link above. You lot are volatile. I carry a small SOG Penknife in pocket with house keys and a Astrolux AO1.

We don’t even lock the house doors here yet.


You sure about that? I haven’t heard of any cases of spontaneous flashaholic combustion thus far Silly

As for the thread: I switched the Tool AA v2.0 into the EDC rotation for testing. Time will tell if I remain a fan of it like I am now.

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I have 2 both are Aleto k209b twisties. They run of off 16350 batteries at 1 amp.

One head has the xml dedomed while the other is standard.

One tube has a pocket clip installed and the other a short chain with key ring.

Have had them for about 2 years. The finish is ok though they both have a couple of scratches. The pocket clip wears down the finish on the heads a bit.

I chose them because they are so cheap that they are almost disposable so I won’t cry if I lose them while working. The light output is impressive for the size at over 300 lumen on high and the low beam is very usable.

The tint and smaller hotspot on the dedomed head is definitely my favourite.

What I don’t like is the strobe mode and I’ll eventually sort that with a 7135×3 or 7135×4 driver and possibly upgrading them to newer emitters. Runtime is also not the greatest but I rarely use them for more than 10 minutes in a day.

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Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
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.

How’s it working for you?
Pretty good.

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

Do you carry more than one?
Sometimes.

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I don’t carry a flashlight in my pocket and I never did on regular basis.
I carry a flashlight in my backpack, I used to do that for years.
I have another on my neck, that’s a development from less than a year ago.

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My keychain light was the Olight i3E till I found this forum and now I am carrying the Lumintop EDC01 on my keys.
I also have a Lumintop Tool but so far I prefer the 01 for the keychain.

It really is amazing how powerful some of these small lights can be.

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Reylight Pineapple

  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion? 14500 Li-Ion
  • Why’d you choose that one? I like the styling a lot and I love brass
  • How long have you been carrying it? Only a few weeks. Prior to this it was a Olight S1R
  • How often do you use it? Every day
  • How’s it working for you? Great. Love it
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? Beautiful. The brass is starting to patina nicely
  • Do you carry more than one? I only carry a single light in my pocket but usually have a more powerful light in the backpack I carry every day

 

 

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jpil wrote:
Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
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.

How’s it working for you?
Pretty good.

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

Do you carry more than one?
Sometimes.

Any hint on the flashlight? Wink

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I am perhaps beeing a bit paranoid but do all the people here sharing their keys pictures on open forum know that many key types can be copied from a simple picture ?

Ok "not my real name", "they don't have my adress", or even " i don't fear anyone", ..., name your own but i prefer to make sure everyone is doing it knowingly Wink

 

My only keychains light for maybe 10 years and up to now are cheap chinese 2*CR2016 Photon micro-light rip off, i always have one in my pocket plus one on each key set.

Considering to replace them with some AAA.

But 99% time i have something else (used to be Fenix LD10 or LD20, now i am more on the S2 like side) either in my coat and/or in my edc backpack

 

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Always in my pocket is a copper Maratac AAA with 4000K 80CRI XP-L2, Mtn FET driver and Efest 10440 battery. 30 hours of 3.5 lumen, or 700 for 6 minutes.

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Thrunite Ti3 (G2 NW) head on Lumintop Tool AAA body

  • Is it a AA or AAA or lion?
    AAA NiMH

  • Why’d you choose that one?
    super lightweight, standard battery, sublumen moonlight, enough light
  • How long have you been carrying it?
    2 years Ti3, body swap improvement is quite recent
  • How often do you use it?
    on average, 2-3 times a month. It’s edc emergency light. If I know I will need some light, I will pack something 1x or 2× 18650 size flashlight (emisar D4 or nitecore srt9)
  • How’s it working for you?
    superb
  • How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish?
    not that pretty, I’d definitely prefer titanium version, but it’s no longer manufactured
  • Do you carry more than one?
    no, I rarely need light and usually it’s for comfort than real need, so no issues if it’d fail. I carry spare 1AAA NiMH

I still look for something that would replace it (titanium, AA/AAA both NiMH and Lion capable with sublumen moonlight when running on Lion, lightweight), but did not find anything better than what I already have.

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RovyVon A1

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? Li-Ion of some unknown size.

Why’d you choose that one? Wicked small and plenty bright.

How long have you been carrying it? 6 months or so I think.

How often do you use it? Few times a week.

How’s it working for you? Works fine. Super light weight. Don’t even know it’s there.

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? It’s some kind of space age NASA plastic or something. Holds up well.

Do you carry more than one? I rotate quite a few other lights clipped on my pocket. D4, 18350 S1, Skillhunt M200, Zebralight SC52w, Ultratac A1, Enogear SS AA, Reylight Pineapple, Armytek Partner C1, Jetbeam E20R and Jet IIMK, Olight M18 or S1Acu.

Always looking to add something new to the mix. I really want one of those Reylight Mokumes, I think it is. Might be wrong on the name. Very cool looking light.

"Everywhere I go, there I am"

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Keychain: Nitecore Tube
main reason: weight <10 g, beat that
2nd reason: very sturdy

Pocket: usually nothing, but i case somethign is needed it’s JetBeam Jet-1 MK
main reason: decent output fot the given size
2nd reason: lightest & smallest 14500 light
3rd reason: quality made

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Still several Arc AAAs, plus a couple of BLF A01s (orange anodizing)

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Thrunite T10 V2

Is it a AA or AAA or lion? – 14500 lion

Why’d you choose that one? – Size, battery options, deep carry clip, brightness, quality.

How long have you been carrying it? – ~ 3 months

How often do you use it? – Almost daily

How’s it working for you? – EXCELLENT

How’s the wear-n-tear on the finish? So far so good.

Do you carry more than one? – Yes, but not in my pocket.

I work in Health IT so I carry a backpack with my laptop and all my needed toys…er.. tools!
In my backpack I carry a Thrunite TN4A with Eneloop Pro AA batteries. There is probably a Streamlight Polytac in there as well with CR123’s.

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My pocket EDC flashlight depends on mood and what I happen to pickup that day.

Today it’s a grey Emisar D4 4500K XPL HI (two 4k emitters and two 5k emitters). Using the stock 18650 tube with a VTC5A.

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Jetbeam Mini-1, all day every day.

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[quote=abbazaba]Jetbeam Mini-1, all day every day.

What kind of pry bar is on your keychain?

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And he. YUKKKKKkkk. Drives a Toyota thingy…..

That dual screwdriver tip item on ring is neat.

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Jetbeam Mini-1, all day every day.

What kind of pry bar is on your keychain?

You are probably looking at the USB drive?

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Macka17 wrote:
And he. YUKKKKKkkk. Drives a Toyota thingy…..

That dual screwdriver tip item on ring is neat.

https://bigidesign.com/products/titanium-pocket-bit

Comes in handy just like the flashlight when youre already crammed under a desk and need to remove a PCI card or similar.

Not sure I get the Toyota hate?

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abbazaba wrote:
Macka17 wrote:

And he. YUKKKKKkkk. Drives a Toyota thingy..... That dual screwdriver tip item on ring is neat.

https://bigidesign.com/products/titanium-pocket-bit

Comes in handy just like the flashlight when youre already crammed under a desk and need to remove a PCI card or similar.

Not sure I get the Toyota hate?

Some of the most reliable and best value-for-money vehicles are Toyotas (if you believe Consumer Reports.)

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