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1. Zebralight H600Fc.

2. This one is a bit more tricky… if it was a thrower, I’d say the Emisar D1S. If I was to cheat a bit, I’d say a P60 host+modules including a Nichia 219C, XPL HI, UV, etc. Overall, I’d probably go with the BLF A6 in 5A tint, or ideally modified with a warm XPL HI.

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BlancoFire wrote:
The very notion of only owning two flashlights, is unimaginable.

I always thought these flashlight people were nuts. Ordered myself an H03 on here and planned to stop there.

Then, was offered reviews, and found giveaways.

So far I have:

- Skilhunt H03 (paid $23) – keeping
- Sofirn SF14 (free from review)
- Thorfire TK05 (free from review)
- Thorfire TK01 (free from review)
- Sofirn C8A (free from review)
- Folomav A4 charger (free from review)
- Nitecore LA10 (won in giveaway)
- Thorfire VG15S (won in giveaway).

Oops. Looking to sell most of the above if anyone is interested in brand new flashlights. Only plan to keep the H03 and Folomav charger I think. Maybe the sofirn C8A. I just have too many and am moving soon. Also have a liitokala and a bunch of batteries as well, of course.

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Lightbringer wrote:
I reject the limitation of only two, so I’d select:

  • RJ02 headlamp.
  • Q8.
  • UT20.
  • SP32Av2.
  • old/original SP10A.

Curious – What did they do to the SP10A in future versions that you didn’t like?

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nquinn wrote:
Curious – What did they do to the SP10A in future versions that you didn’t like?

Ohhh, this always makes my head hurt…

Once upon a time was the SP10A. I imagine there might’ve been a regular SP10, but ain’t sure. Anyhoo, the A had l/m/h and 2click for strobe. Then came the SP10B, and the B had f/l/m, 2click for h, 3click for strobe, 4click for lockout. The red and blue Bs followed suit. Then, the red/blue remained Bs, but the black Bs were relabeled and sold as the new As. Then, I think there were tweaks to the new-new As, but I don’t have any of those. Then the new-new SP10s and v2 that was just released not too long ago.

So you need to specify old/original A if you’re talking about l/m/h+s, vs the new A if you’re talking about f/l/m+h+s+LO.

Confused yet? Again, that’s not touching the new-new As with tweaked UI, or the new v2 of the SP10 family.

Yep, my head hurts…

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Oh, it’s not that I don’t like either the A or B. The B has a nicer tint, whereas the old A was a bit greenish. Just that for a nightlight, you can stick the B on firefly and turn that on normally, but 2click to get instantly to high, even from off. The A has the regular rotation, and being that in the Bs firefly is really firefly (sublumen) and only really useful up-close, the A can come in handier if you don’t need/want firefly.

So they’re just different, and which UI you want for a given purpose is what’s the better light for that purpose.

Most times, I keep reaching for the old A, despite the green.

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I do NOT own any Headlamps and am not fond of restrictions or limitations!

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Actually I did pretty good except for the price limit,,,,,,,,I am ~ 5X over that!

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At this point in time I would have to say

Q8 – Longest run time at a decent lumen level of all my lights . Can be used as a lantern with a diffuser attached.

D4- Just a well made , fun pocket light.

Subject to change with my next purchases.

Second mentions : Sofirn SP 10A, OTR U18, Sofirn C8F

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BlancoFire wrote:
The very notion of only owning two flashlights, is unimaginable.

Agree.
There are always 2 lights in the car, a compact thrower on LiION, and a glove compartment light on NiMH.
When I get into the car, that’s 2 more lights. One in my BOB. My Enogear 14500 SS in my breast pocket.
Ever since I bought that last light, it goes wherever I go. Except under the shower.
And when I am on a holiday, there is a backpack loaded with whatever I think is useful on that trip.

Sounds pathetic, I know.
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a d***.
You don’t have to schepp it around.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
BlancoFire wrote:
The very notion of only owning two flashlights, is unimaginable.

Agree.
There are always 2 lights in the car, a compact thrower on LiION, and a glove compartment light on NiMH.
When I get into the car, that’s 2 more lights. One in my BOB. My Enogear 14500 SS in my breast pocket.
Ever since I bought that last light, it goes wherever I go. Except under the shower.
And when I am on a holiday, there is a backpack loaded with whatever I think is useful on that trip.

Sounds pathetic, I know.
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a d***.
You don’t have to schepp it around.

That Enogear is quite nice actually and not expensive, how’s the build quality?

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Yokiamy wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
BlancoFire wrote:
The very notion of only owning two flashlights, is unimaginable.

Agree.
There are always 2 lights in the car, a compact thrower on LiION, and a glove compartment light on NiMH.
When I get into the car, that’s 2 more lights. One in my BOB. My Enogear 14500 SS in my breast pocket.
Ever since I bought that last light, it goes wherever I go. Except under the shower.
And when I am on a holiday, there is a backpack loaded with whatever I think is useful on that trip.

Sounds pathetic, I know.
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a d***.
You don’t have to schepp it around.

That Enogear is quite nice actually and not expensive, how’s the build quality?

I really like mine. Build quality is great. Nice machining, design. Nice clicky and a great beam and tint. Played with mine a bit, but I also ordered an other one to keep stock. Keep in mind that shipping will take a long time with this light.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1338987#comment-1338987
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For 15$ i might give it a shot. Thanks!

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Yokiamy wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
BlancoFire wrote:
The very notion of only owning two flashlights, is unimaginable.

Agree.
There are always 2 lights in the car, a compact thrower on LiION, and a glove compartment light on NiMH.
When I get into the car, that’s 2 more lights. One in my BOB. My Enogear 14500 SS in my breast pocket.
Ever since I bought that last light, it goes wherever I go. Except under the shower.
And when I am on a holiday, there is a backpack loaded with whatever I think is useful on that trip.

Sounds pathetic, I know.
Frankly my dear, I don’t give a d***.
You don’t have to schepp it around.

That Enogear is quite nice actually and not expensive, how’s the build quality?

The size is about the width of my fist (small hands). With an SS body, you are carrying around something with enough weight to be a bit re-assured that you are not completely empty-handed.
It has three modes, low-mid-high, no memory. And a crisp tailswitch.
I consider the build quality quite good. Nothing is rattling or loose. Finish is smooth, no raw edges. It looks as if some serious thinking was done before it went into production.The design has some drawbacks, however.
The head is connected to the pill, as is the body/tailcap on the other side. The 12mm ledboard is pressed down by the TIR + loose led centering ring. The 14mm driver has a very slim retainer ring. The switch also has a retainer ring, from the outside. Both with curved indentation, no holes or notches.
My problem was that you can’t predict to what part the driver will stick when opening the light: head or body.
I glued the led centering ring to the led board and the head assembly to the driver (I made some notches in).
Not crazy-glue, however. And I replaced the one-heartbeat-from-DOA XP-G by an XP-G3 (Fasttech € 1.49).

And it is my favourite ever since.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Just bought one Wim Thumbs Up
14,9 USD for such a light seems like a steal.

Unfortunately PP charged me to much with the exchange rate, maybe better try the exchange rate from the CC which seems to be an option

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1. Spark SG5 CRI (warm white). Why? I have a two digits number of headlamps and 95% of the time – that’s many times per day – I am using this Spark.
2. Klarus XT2CR. Why? Because I always carry a 18650 tube light in my pocket and among my tube-lights, I like this more.

Only two lights is hard… I need to opt-out many lights that I like and use just because my main light needs to fit in a pocket. So, I am not selling them you weirdo Big Smile

Let a flooder be my wife and a thrower be my mistress

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Firelight2 wrote:
“You can only have 200 lights. Which ones do you pick?” Ughh

It’ll be tough, by I can do it.

Quote:
“You can only have 20 lights. Which ones do you pick?”

Not impossible, but I’m going to need to get some depression medicine from my doctor first.

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“You can only have 2 lights. Which ones do you pick?”

Why hasn’t this guy been banned yet?
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Easy question with ready answer:
1.Convoy S2+;
2.Convoy C8+;

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A S2+ and a C8. Original Convoy. don’t need more than those two.

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Klarus Mi7
Zanflare F1

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S41 Nichia shorty
BLF Q8

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Two x too much together torches Tangra.

Try a SOFURN C8T. With an Astrolux S41.
Will give a better thrower with more meat to the beam

Lotsa spread. with Lotsa throw, combined.

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1. BLF headlamp (when it is made)
2. Emisar D1

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I have a couple of headlights I rarely use. Best one is a Skillhunt.

If I had to keep just two:

BLF A6. This is the light I use most of the time.

BLF Q8.

If one of them must be a headlight, throw in some gaffer tape and a baseball hat.

Honorable mention to Convoy L6. The L6 is too specialised to make the final cut.

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I love that I’ve tortured you all with the two light maximum. As a minimalist I like people to really think about how to minimize overlap of their belongings and LOVE what they own.

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nquinn wrote:
I love that I’ve tortured you all with the two light maximum. As a minimalist I like people to really think about how to minimize overlap of their belongings and LOVE what they own.

Minimalism has its virtues but I am all for overlapping. I have systems and for them to work, even when something goes wrong, I need overlapping. For example, I went on a camping trip taking with me two tested and tortured usb chargers (one QC3.0 and one 4-ports one) and two new ones (almost identical to the other two) to test and torture. I used exclusively the new ones until the days they gave up… Both of them in three days time. But, everything went on normally because I had a second – tested – pair with me which worked fine until the end. Overlapping is also backup.

LOVE what they own” is a very good advice.

Let a flooder be my wife and a thrower be my mistress

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1: Nitecore HC65.
Only drawback in my opinion is that it’s not also a powerbank and no true moon. Best allround headlamp I used.

2: Tool AA. (Slightly modded in my case)

These 2 lights travel with me on almost every occasion.

When a versatile thrower is needed, I’d swap the HC65 for the Brinyte B158.

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