What was your best flashlight of 2016

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1st Convoy L6, 2nd TN42, 3rd MH20GT Thumbs Up

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JockRobbins wrote:
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BLF A6 and Kronos X5/6

Eeeerm 67% off !!! I may have to get one. That’s sharp as.

http://www.banggood.com/BLF-A6-XPL-1600LM-7-4modes-EDC-LED-Flashlight-p-991823.html

God damn…why’d you go and do that?

Ordered another LOL!!!

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Not sure if the blf A6 qualifies as it debuted in 2015? Still love mine. Bought an astrolux S1 for a friend he takes it wherever he goes.

My choices are the copper Astrolux S3/Kronos X5 and the eagle eye X2r. I’ve bought 3 ×2r for presents. With a protected battery, they’re virtually idiot proof. Like the neutral white tint too.

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Agreed, I keep seeing the A6 and BLF348. Neither of these lights were released in 2016!

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Convoy L6, no doubts about that. Price/performance ratio is astonishing. Add another $1 in mods (resistors) and you have 4000+ lm flashlight for less than $60.

Honorable mention: Nitecore MH20 nw, Noctigon Meteor M43.

 Olight i3s, Olight S1, Olight S Mini, JetBeam Jet-1, BLF 348, Astrolux S41S, UF SK-98, Convoy S2+ 3*XP-G2, Convoy S2+ 3*XPL, Convoy S2+ 219CT, Convoy M1, Convoy C8, Brinyte B158, Courui D01, Convoy L6, Noctigon M43

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M43 was last year as well. I remember trying to convince my wife to get one for last xmas. Needless to say, I still don’t own one LOL

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BLF X5 and X6 copper and stainless edition.

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Sciencetists wrote:
Agreed, I keep seeing the A6 and BLF348. Neither of these lights were released in 2016!

Yeh, I didn’t even notice that. Just shows ya what an IMPACT some lights make. They live on and on. Thumbs Up

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Convoy L6

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Convoy L6.  Price, quality, performance and on top of all that, it looks amazing!

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  1. Convoy L6, hands off. Best bang for the buck. And the lighting is good too.
    Special award for first shiny clear ano.
  2. Eagle Eye X2R for putting the Reloadable into my beloved S2+ size. (Still waiting for S2+R.)
  3. Astrolux S41/Manker E14. It lost a lot of its reputation but if you got a good one it is a very nice little light with a lot of power. A small quad powerhouse.
  4. Jaxman M8, a smaller, pocketable C8 (may be a 2015 light though...?)

Special mention: Convoy S2+ Nichia UV 365 nm. One of the best quality UV LEDs in a great flashlight body. Possibly the best ready-made budget UV light you can buy.

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JockRobbins wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
BLF A6 and Kronos X5/6

Eeeerm 67% off !!! I may have to get one. That’s sharp as.

http://www.banggood.com/BLF-A6-XPL-1600LM-7-4modes-EDC-LED-Flashlight-p-991823.html


Doesn’t full price mean, “we set a totally unrealistic price so we can “ discount” it and sell it for normal or little above true value “?
$20 for a tube EDC seems pretty normal to me.
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…there has been so many great lights this year that it is hard to make a choice…

The Convoy L6 is certainly in the top three “best value” lights.
The Astrolux S41 and S41S are beautiful compact quads with a copper head, but a tad pricey without a promo code.
The Astrolux A01 copper/nichia i like a lot too.
The Lumintop Tool Ti Reylight Nichia edition is a little expensive jewel i’m glad to have.

…now waiting to receive the Klarus Mi7 Ti and Lumintop Prince mini…

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Torn between the BLF A6 and the MaxToch 2X Shooter. Both are revolutionary lights in their own way and both were built with BLF Member input in their design. Honorable mention to the BLF348 whose popularity in GB’s is unmatched at ~2000 units bought by us here Big Smile

It’s been a very good year for flashaholics Thumbs Up

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The Miller wrote:
JockRobbins wrote:
lionheart_2281 wrote:
BLF A6 and Kronos X5/6

Eeeerm 67% off !!! I may have to get one. That’s sharp as.

http://www.banggood.com/BLF-A6-XPL-1600LM-7-4modes-EDC-LED-Flashlight-p-991823.html


Doesn’t full price mean, “we set a totally unrealistic price so we can “ discount” it and sell it for normal or little above true value “?
$20 for a tube EDC seems pretty normal to me.

Exactly, I don’t like how they overprice their products (including manufacturers with their MAP).

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Mine was the copper Astrolux A01.

I have to give a shout out to the Eagle Eye X2R as well, such a solid light for under $20.

Cant wait to see what comes out next year!

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Jaxman Z1 XHP50 (best zoomie out there IMHO) & my most used light this year due to it“s versatility, & Thorfire S70 for a beast of a powerful light for the price.

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Manker T01 and Nitecore EA45s. I just do AA and AAA.

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Yezl Y3 dedomed XM-L2 copper mcpcb nice thrower, 150kcd.

TN40s, actually still waiting for it to be delivered.

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…in addition to my previous list of stock lights, i have to mention Old Lumen Special Triple 50 – a 2D Mag converted to a triple XHP50 off two 26650 blasting over 7K lumens.

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The Nitecore TM16GT and the Klarus XT1C

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Convoy L6 (replaced my 3 year old trustfire TR-J12)
Thrunite TH20 headlamp (replaced my 6 year old Zebralight H501)

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Mine is the Reylight Ti I Host. It’s only partially built so far (I haven’t decided what to build in the light engine yet.) Nevertheless it’s a pretty light & a nice quality host if you like to fiddle around.

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Lumintop Worm 4. It’s simple, compact, very bright and works well on li-ion

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Kronos X5, X6 stainless and copper versions. Nothing comes close. Where have you been ChibiM?

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For me and 2016, I have to say that I love BOTH my Convoy L6s. Black one and Clear one.
The clear one is best for sure Smile ……

To many flashlights, too many batteries. Wife is going to kill me Smile
Q8 (Still coming), S2+: 10, SRK style: 6, C8: 10, L2: 3,  L6: 2, Couri XM-L2: 1 LuckySun BLF SE: 3, EagleEye X6: 2   and lots more....

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I bought a Meteor this year at the reduced price and is my favorite light but for a 2016 light I would have to give it to the L6 in neutral!

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There are some online options and some offline. If it is convenient and easy to order the desired lights online then you check out the online solutions as available. It is good to select the company that is an expert in these products and that would send you across the very best lights.

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Klarus XT11GT for me this year, keep in mind i do own BLF A6, Convoy L6 and many other good budget yet bright option but the innovation on the Klarus XT11GT is something impressive, having the ability to operate from the sideswitch grip to tactical reverse grip is something you dont really see from other flashlight.

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Difficult to choose one…

  • Manker U11 – for it’s versatility, power in a small package, built-in charging. To go for a trip – just need to take this light and standard phone charger, that’s it. For most occasional users it’s perfect.
  • Astrolux A01 – almost perfect keychain light, finally with high CRI. Need more of those. I wish it was not a twisty…
  • BLF X5 and X6 – power & beauty…and great modes and everything is nice in those lights.
  • Olight H1 – don’t have it yet, but I’m in a remote love with this little one Wink Waiting for delivery…
  • Eagle Eye X2R – best proposal for an ordinary, unexperienced user.

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