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What was your best flashlight of 2015

What flashlight(s) you bought/reviewed/received in 2015 do you consider the best/best buy/nicest/coolest/whatever? Wink

you decide the category in which its your favorite!

 

 

just for the records and for the fun of it; BLF`s favorites of the past years:

Best stock flashlight buy in 2014
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36339

Best modified flashlight buy in 2014
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36403

Best 3 of 2013
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/27791

Best budget flashlights of 2012
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15090

best budget light in category : value for money 2011
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5642

What's the best flashlight, (for the money you paid) that you ever bought? 2010
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/790

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I got my first ThorFire C8s and thought it was amazing. Still use it and the overall quality/composition/design is good. Especially the driver.

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My favorite EDC...

BLF Special Edition Manker A6.   Crown

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probably BLFA6 as a perfect for ENC-every night carry:))- and Acebeam H10 as a headlamp.simply-i love them)))

EDC-Sofirn IF-25A Lh351d, Mezzol X8R-L xhp70 nw, Astrolux ST01 xhp50

Headlamp-Thrunite TH30 nw

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I’d vote the dual UV emitter flashlight Smile

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My BLF X6 with the BLF FET+1 driver. It destroys anything in its price/size range powered by a 30Q or a HG2.

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The coolest lights I received are tied between the DQG spy and Quantum Cooyoo 10180 lights. Best buy was probably the nitecore EC11 from a GB on here.

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2015 saw my first foray into the world of Convoy and Triples. Bitten by the triple-bug, I built three:

  1. Convoy S2, Nichia 219b triple @ 2.8A
  2. Convoy S3, XP-G2 triple, Qlite @ 3A
  3. Convoy S6, XP-L HI triple, FET DD @ Lots-o'-Light(tm)

Of the three, I find the XP-G2 triple to be my favorite, as it's a good compromise between very bright, and actually useable runtime levels.

Also, I finally purchased my own HS-802. I like the beam pattern of this light, and the good throw it offers, but never had one of my own. I replaced the factory emitter with an XP-E2 driven at the peak 2.2A and it's a great light. Very narrow and intense hotspot...


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I’m loving my A6 as EDC! K40M as my go to for everything else

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For me it was the Acebeam K60, for its impressive amount of light.

For EDC my modified TX25C2 with FET driver and XP-L HI, pocket thrower!

For usefulness the C22C that doubles as a headlight

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I must concur about the triples:

I put together an RMM s6 triple @ 10+ amps

But then the quad triple, the meteor m43 with dedomed xpl’s came in the mail and even 2016 won’t best it

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I can’t decide.

The M43 meteor is amazing for its size and it’s a factory light.

My custom 12x XP-L TN30 is like the M43 on steroids

My Tool AAA with a DD XP-G2 and FET driver gets used the most.

I will just go with all three.

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BLF 348 AAA first and BLF A6 second. Third is the Olight M3XS-UT. Great but not for EDC.

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coolest is cooyoo quantum in SS

best buy- Niteye er26-1000 lumens in a 4.5 inch light with good throw.

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My best in 2015, The Olight S1 (no doubt of this!!!)

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Thrunite TN4A would be mine mainly because its 4 AA so i can lend it to family and friends without worrying to much about them changing batts and because of its size hopefully they wont lose the thing in a coat pocket or something.

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I received and Modded a Solarstorm SP03. Three dedomed emitters in big reflectors and space for 4 Samsung 30Q’s give big lumens, great throw, and long runtimes. I love it, it’s the perfect outdoors light.

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

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If I have to pick a “best”, then it’s the Thrunite Archer 2A v2 NW. This model (specifically with the tiny XP-G2) works wonders for my applications.

For coolest, I have to pick the Olight S1. Too bad it’s easily my worst flashlight as well Facepalm

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Trevi_lux wrote:
My best in 2015, The Olight S1 (no doubt of this!!!)

Many versions/flavors
TIR done right
side switch
mode spacing
magnetic tail cap
tail stands
bright
SMALL/handy-versatile

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BLF A6 would get my vote.  TK's UI just rocks!

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Lumintop tool AAA

 

 
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Many worthy mentions this last year:

Olight s15R: ease of Charging (though, worryingly, did have an already quirky one burn its driver!, but not when charging)

Olight S1: Tiny Tiny Tiny and bright too on standard Li-Ion batteries.

Imalent SA04: AA batteries, variable light temperature and a groovy LCD Screen. Good Low Low, and a High High!

BLF X6: Nearly there, not quite up to expectation (low and high modes not as extreme as requested). Beatufil build and nice presentation box (when not labelled / taped over)

Eagle Eye X6R: Beautifully built and packaged (probably a Convoy Supplier/Manufacturer), though, again, a slight disappointment, the USB charging port did come off the board inside one!

Eagle Eye X6Hi: XP-L Hi with warmer tones available, lovely feel and Build Quality, good thrower for its size. Delivered in a BOX! with a presentation box inside Smile

Nitecore MH20 NW: a Pocket Rocket, nice fit and finish. Sturdy USB charging socket.

Convoy S2+: Hosts and lights, especially in the grey/red/blue/green colours, and of course the 18350 coloured tubes too were a particular highlight for me.

And this years worthy winner (for the non-coding non-electronic Wizz-Kid Muggles among us)

BLF A6: An amazing EDC in Shorty format, and impressive in 18650.
LOVED the Bare Aluminium Option, especially in 18350 Shorty format, have 2 on me at all times on keys etc. Driver delivers 98% of promised low and high modes, and a real treat on a Budget.

I’ve probably missed a light or 2!

Cheers,
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Ouchyfoot to a New Member: Welcome CJ. Now you have to learn about buying an inexpensive flashlight and modifying it until it either blows up, or starts small fires on the moon…………

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You forgot to mention clothes. I sold most of my clothes to fund my light collection. This is actually fine, since I only go out after dark, and most people can’t see me.
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I think my favorite flashlight of the year was my triple-XPL modded DQG Tiny III with FET driver and external heatsink. Very compact, great grip, incredibly bright.

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The Meteor.

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BLF A6

What I do

 

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@Jackthe clipper,

Never seen you be so brief!
No Poem?

Cheers,
Splott-Light Smile

Ouchyfoot to a New Member: Welcome CJ. Now you have to learn about buying an inexpensive flashlight and modifying it until it either blows up, or starts small fires on the moon…………

Hugh Johnson:
I, too, once lived a tragic and empty life. Then I found [portable] light.
You forgot to mention clothes. I sold most of my clothes to fund my light collection. This is actually fine, since I only go out after dark, and most people can’t see me.
Finally, I got my priorities straight.

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S1

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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My BLF A6 which is my new EDC, overtaking my Nitecore P12 which I also love, but the A6 with it’s amazing driver tops it. Bought another with a different tint as it was so good. Second is my M2X-UT Javelot which is an amazing thrower for my budget. Paid £47 for it.

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Maxtoch sniper Blf te best bang for the buck Silly

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