New Light Suggestions - please help

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New Light Suggestions - please help

Hello all,
Im starting this because i have $110 burning a whole in my Paypal account and cant pull the trigger on a new light, because i’m torn between some and wondering if i’m missing out on something i’m not considering.

Sorry, this is probably a ridiculous topic to start, but… I have recently lightened my arsenal by selling a couple lights. I have been trying to narrow my collection to lights I like (at the moment) and find useful. I feel that I have my EDC rotation covered (maybe not though Facepalm ) but everything else is open for debate.

Here are the lights I have – I really like them all:

Astrolux ft03 – xhp50.2 (dedomed)
Astrolux ft03s – sbt90.2
Astrolux EC01 – xhp50.2
Astrolux MF01 Mini – sst20 (5000k)
Emisar D4sv2 – sst20 (5000k)
Emisar D4v2 Brass – W2 (from Hank)
Noctigon KR4 – sst20 (5000k)
Noctigon KR1 – W2
FW3a – sst20 (4000k)
Lumintop FW21 Pro – xhp50.2 (dedomed)
Lumintop X9L – sbt90.2
Amutorch Yootoo SD3 – sst40 (dedomed)
Hakelite HK04 – sst40
Thrunite T10 II
Olight I3T eos

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I recently sold because I didn’t use them:

Lumintop GT mini
FW3c copper

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Some lights below that I really want but haven’t pulled the trigger on:

Noctigon K1 – sbt90
Emsiar D18. -sst20 4000k or 2700k (thoughts?)
Astrolux MF02s – xhp70
Astrolux MF01s – sst20 – 4000k
Convoy 4×18 – xhp70
Convoy M21vn or M26vn -Skylumen Sbt90
Amutorch xt45 – sbt90
Sofirn sp33
convoy s21 triple(?)

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+What do you all suggest? what is everyone liking a lot right now? What are some lights you have bought recently that you really like, or cant believe you waited to buy? And why (tint, cct, throw, machining, form & function, etc?). +

Give me your thoughts please! This could be a cool thread, if people care to share Wink

Thanks!

Artie

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

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I have these, and I absolutely am excited about all of them:

Emisar D4v2 – W2  vn.  I can't believe I waited to buy it.
FW3a – 3 x W2.1 vn. I can't believe I waited to buy it.
Lumintop FW21 Pro – xhp50.2 vn. I can't believe I waited to buy it.

Emisar D18, 18 x W2 vn. I can't believe I waited to buy it.

And Noctigon KR1 sbt90.2 vn.  I can't believe I waited to buy it. Beam performance and beam profile per size ratio is what I look for, and this light has oodles of it.

I delayed getting into this class of lights, due to focusing on huge, massive lights.

I think you would love the FW21 X9L sbt 90.2 and the Emisar D18.  Based on beam performance and beam profile that you may not have in your collection.

 

Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.

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richbuff wrote:

I have these, and I absolutely am excited about all of them:


Emisar D4v2 – W2  vn.  I can’t believe I waited to buy it.
FW3a – 3 x W2.1 vn. I can’t believe I waited to buy it.
Lumintop FW21 Pro – xhp50.2 vn. I can’t believe I waited to buy it.


Emisar D18, 18 x W2 vn. I can’t believe I waited to buy it.


And Noctigon KR1 sbt90.2 vn.  I can’t believe I waited to buy it. Beam performance and beam profile per size ratio is what I look for, and this light has oodles of it.


I delayed getting into this class of lights, due to focusing on huge, massive lights.


I think you would love the FW21 ×9L sbt 90.2 and the Emisar D18.  Based on beam performance and beam profile that you may not have in your collection.


 


Thank you! That’s a great sounding line up you have and I have been eyeing most of those, I wish most I could swing getting vinhs d18 with W2, must be AMAZING! I do have the x9L and really like it. The D18 is high on my list, I appreciate the recommendation!

How do you compare the kr1vn sbt90 to the x9L? Since I have the x9L, is the kr1vn sbt90 worth grabbing? I’m really on the fence w that one.

Also I’ve been eyeing the amutorch xt45 with sbt90.2

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

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I just cleaned up the OP so it read easier, thats all. Thanks for any and all input! What lights are awesome out there?

Check out some of my new lights (picture heavy) and quick first impressions of them here: https://budgetlightforum.com/node/77180

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ArtieT59 wrote:
How do you compare the kr1vn sbt90 to the x9L? Since I have the x9L, is the kr1vn sbt90 worth grabbing? I’m really on the fence w that one.

I would like to know too Smile

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ArtieT59, I would suggest you consider replacing Sofirn SP33 with Sofirn SC31 Pro.

For the sum of around US$35 to buy the former, you can spend in on the latter, together with a 18350 tube and a 18350 cell.

I have both of these two and I have found the SP33 rather “normal”, but the SC31 Pro more “interesting”, because I can replace its 18650 tube with a 18350 tube in with a colour different from the (black) head.

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FWAA:

and other awesome lights you dont have yet:

TCR-1

Tool AAA:

V10r & V10r Ti:

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Not a recommendation but Convoy has an awesome new lineup. 3×21 for example or L7×90.2. These are nice.

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(Copper) acebeam tk16.

Great output, UI, size and I just use mine a lot.