Best portable flashlight ~30$

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Best portable flashlight ~30$
Sofirn SP33V3 XHP50.2
3% (1 vote)
Sofirn SP33V3 SST40
0% (0 votes)
Sofirn IF25A
3% (1 vote)
Sofirn SC31 Pro
34% (10 votes)
Astrolux EC01 SST40
3% (1 vote)
Astrolux EC01 XHP50.2
24% (7 votes)
Convoy S21B
3% (1 vote)
Convoy S21A
0% (0 votes)
Convoy S11
3% (1 vote)
Other
24% (7 votes)
Total votes: 29
Edited by: sb56637 on 01/14/2021 - 08:31
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If you mark “Other” then please write here to add this to the poll!

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For a general EDC, cant beat the good old BLF A6 or a Convoy S2+ low cost great performance.

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Even BLF GT can be considered portable.

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Noctigon kr1 sorry didn’t see the under $30. Then I will say Sofirn sc31 pro

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I voted for Sofirn SC31 Pro because it's similar to the FW3A, which is over the $30 budget (but what I carry.)

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Who are you? Just registered on forum and already opening polls. First off all read forum for a half year or so then ask. What is portable? Smallest? Best for what? Thrower, flooder, EDC….? Eficiency? Light quality?

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Quadrupel wrote:
Who are you? Just registered on forum and already opening polls. First off all read forum for a half year or so then ask. What is portable? Smallest? Best for what? Thrower, flooder, EDC….? Eficiency? Light quality?

Sorry, but this member, as any other member, has the possibility to open polls independently of the time of registration. This is not as other forums where you need to have seniority to be able to say “Hi!”.

So, I’d say that it’s better to stop with this kind of hostility…
If anyone can say something like what you said is the forum owner and administratior sb56637 .

It is a bummer, though, because, as G0OSE mentioned, there is a poll open for the people to vote in the Old Lumens Contest People´s Choice 2020 .

So, if by any means it is possible to put the OL Contest voting on the side of our page again, without erasing this poll, it would be great.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Quadrupel wrote:
Who are you? Just registered on forum and already opening polls. First off all read forum for a half year or so then ask. What is portable? Smallest? Best for what? Thrower, flooder, EDC….? Eficiency? Light quality?

Sorry, but this member, as any other member, has the possibility to open polls independently of the time of registration. This is not as other forums where you need to have seniority to be able to say “Hi!”.

So, I’d say that it’s better to stop with this kind of hostility…
If anyone can say something like what you said is the forum owner and administratior sb56637 .

It is a bummer, though, because, as G0OSE mentioned, there is a poll open for the people to vote in the Old Lumens Contest People´s Choice 2020 .

So, if by any means it is possible to put the OL Contest voting on the side of our page again, without erasing this poll, it would be great.

Agreed, no need to be quite so harsh – but, new or not – they can read, they can see the date it was posted, and they can see the ’1 week’ bit.
That said, there is nothing to say ‘do not remove’ or ‘no new polls for a week’ – I think it is possible to lock it in though, the exact same thing happened last year if you remember lol! Bad timing is the main villain here Big Smile I am sure sb will sort it. Thumbs Up
Generally polls (IMO) shouldn’t be used for selecting ‘personal’ items though, ie, what light to get/what is best – that sort of thing should really be in a regular post, but that is just my opinion. There are certainly no rules against it – more of a etiquette thing, and that is on any forum, not just here.
Also those lights are so different, it’s not a very good question anyway – unanswerable really, without more details on what they want it for. Also taste plays a big role in choosing, no matter what suggestions pop up.

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…kind of hostility?…, Noo , that’s a friendly advice how to become a better person Big Smile

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Hi there zamachowiec, sorry I had to disable the poll, because right now we’re running the annual People’s Choice poll for the Old Lumens Contest, and we need that poll to appear in the sidebar. After that’s over I’d be glad to reactivate your poll. Sorry for the hassle.

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G0OSE wrote:
Agreed, no need to be quite so harsh – but, new or not – they can read, they can see the date it was posted, and they can see the ’1 week’ bit. That said, there is nothing to say ‘do not remove’ or ‘no new polls for a week’ – I think it is possible to lock it in though, the exact same thing happened last year if you remember lol! Bad timing is the main villain here Big Smile I am sure sb will sort it. Thumbs Up Generally polls (IMO) shouldn’t be used for selecting ‘personal’ items though, ie, what light to get/what is best – that sort of thing should really be in a regular post, but that is just my opinion. There are certainly no rules against it – more of a etiquette thing, and that is on any forum, not just here. Also those lights are so different, it’s not a very good question anyway – unanswerable really, without more details on what they want it for. Also taste plays a big role in choosing, no matter what suggestions pop up.
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…kind of hostility?…, Noo , that’s a friendly advice how to become a better person Big Smile

Yup, I remember what happened last year Silly It was something similar, so I hope sb can put this new one on hold and show again the OL poll.

About the question and the poll itself, I do agree that some research is worthy before making the question. I did that before making my first post back then.

I do think, however, that there are no rules for new members posting polls or not. Therefore, for me, the way those questions where placed are not as pedagogical as people like to be on BLF… But to each their own… Beer

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You also have no idea how much research they might have done before becoming a member.  I myself visited this site (and others) quite a bit before signing up. 

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Hard to beat the IF25a and Sc31Pro. Just pick whether you want more output and high CRI or slimmer for pocket carry.

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Great poll on the sidebar now, list of names with no question or context Silly

Probably should be an admin flag to prioritize or just to even put a poll on the sidebar.
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@sb56637
Sorry for the confusion, I didn’t saw information that I shouldn’t open poll. Don’t reactivate this poll after your “People’s Choice poll”, better will be if you delete this.

@MascaratumB
I made a lot of research but there is a lot of good options so it’s hard to choose one. I thought it will be good idea to do poll to know what are other people choices, it’s easier to choose one answer and see the results than reading topic, for future users too. But as I see I was wrong.

@G0OSE
Sorry but I’m propably blind not seeing information that I shouldn’t make a poll this week. I thought it’s topic like some other but allow you to choose, without writing so I thought I will get more response. Again, I was wrong.

@nobody
I did some research too so it’s why I can’t decide which one should I take. Thanks for understanding.

@buck91
Thanks for answer, I think I will go for IF25A.

@Quadrupel
Yes, I’m nobody because I’m newbie in flashlight world and this forum. Especially for you I will stop posting on forum before reading it full but I think even after that “I won’t be equal or better person than you” Wink

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zamachowiec wrote:

@MascaratumB
I made a lot of research but there is a lot of good options so it’s hard to choose one. I thought it will be good idea to do poll to know what are other people choices, it’s easier to choose one answer and see the results than reading topic, for future users too. But as I see I was wrong.


As for me, there is nothing wrong doing the question Wink
And I guess the poll is also legitimate (despite the differences between each flashlight), but since there was an ongoing poll with limited time for voting, it was the “timing” that messed up a little bit!

I do hope you can get a flashlight that suits your needs the most!
And…don’t stop reading or posting if you don’t want to Thumbs Up

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jp9mm wrote:
Great poll on the sidebar now, list of names with no question or context Silly

Probably should be an admin flag to prioritize or just to even put a poll on the sidebar.
Jingojango

sb56637 wrote:
Hi there zamachowiec, sorry I had to disable the poll, because right now we’re running the annual People’s Choice poll for the Old Lumens Contest, and we need that poll to appear in the sidebar. After that’s over I’d be glad to reactivate your poll. Sorry for the hassle.
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leestrong wrote:
Even BLF GT can be considered portable.

Exactly what i was thinking!

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G0OSE wrote:
jp9mm wrote:
Great poll on the sidebar now, list of names with no question or context Silly

Probably should be an admin flag to prioritize or just to even put a poll on the sidebar.
Jingojango

sb56637 wrote:
Hi there zamachowiec, sorry I had to disable the poll, because right now we’re running the annual People’s Choice poll for the Old Lumens Contest, and we need that poll to appear in the sidebar. After that’s over I’d be glad to reactivate your poll. Sorry for the hassle.
G0OSE wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
Quadrupel wrote:
Who are you? Just registered on forum and already opening polls. First off all read forum for a half year or so then ask. What is portable? Smallest? Best for what? Thrower, flooder, EDC….? Eficiency? Light quality?

Sorry, but this member, as any other member, has the possibility to open polls independently of the time of registration. This is not as other forums where you need to have seniority to be able to say “Hi!”.

So, I’d say that it’s better to stop with this kind of hostility…
If anyone can say something like what you said is the forum owner and administratior sb56637 .

It is a bummer, though, because, as G0OSE mentioned, there is a poll open for the people to vote in the Old Lumens Contest People´s Choice 2020 .

So, if by any means it is possible to put the OL Contest voting on the side of our page again, without erasing this poll, it would be great.

Agreed, no need to be quite so harsh – but, new or not – they can read, they can see the date it was posted, and they can see the ’1 week’ bit.
That said, there is nothing to say ‘do not remove’ or ‘no new polls for a week’ – I think it is possible to lock it in though, the exact same thing happened last year if you remember lol! Bad timing is the main villain here Big Smile I am sure sb will sort it. Thumbs Up
Generally polls (IMO) shouldn’t be used for selecting ‘personal’ items though, ie, what light to get/what is best – that sort of thing should really be in a regular post, but that is just my opinion. There are certainly no rules against it – more of a etiquette thing, and that is on any forum, not just here.
Also those lights are so different, it’s not a very good question anyway – unanswerable really, without more details on what they want it for. Also taste plays a big role in choosing, no matter what suggestions pop up.

G0OSE wrote:
Some idiot has posted a new poll over it Facepalm can people not read??????

Forget your notion of “poll etiquette” How about some for just posting on the forum?

There’s nothing to read for those who don’t know what your getting mad about. Not even a link to the thread from the poll.

Only thing clear is who not to vote for Beer

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jp9mm wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
jp9mm wrote:
Great poll on the sidebar now, list of names with no question or context Silly

Probably should be an admin flag to prioritize or just to even put a poll on the sidebar.
Jingojango

sb56637 wrote:
Hi there zamachowiec, sorry I had to disable the poll, because right now we’re running the annual People’s Choice poll for the Old Lumens Contest, and we need that poll to appear in the sidebar. After that’s over I’d be glad to reactivate your poll. Sorry for the hassle.
G0OSE wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
Quadrupel wrote:
Who are you? Just registered on forum and already opening polls. First off all read forum for a half year or so then ask. What is portable? Smallest? Best for what? Thrower, flooder, EDC….? Eficiency? Light quality?

Sorry, but this member, as any other member, has the possibility to open polls independently of the time of registration. This is not as other forums where you need to have seniority to be able to say “Hi!”.

So, I’d say that it’s better to stop with this kind of hostility…
If anyone can say something like what you said is the forum owner and administratior sb56637 .

It is a bummer, though, because, as G0OSE mentioned, there is a poll open for the people to vote in the Old Lumens Contest People´s Choice 2020 .

So, if by any means it is possible to put the OL Contest voting on the side of our page again, without erasing this poll, it would be great.

Agreed, no need to be quite so harsh – but, new or not – they can read, they can see the date it was posted, and they can see the ’1 week’ bit.
That said, there is nothing to say ‘do not remove’ or ‘no new polls for a week’ – I think it is possible to lock it in though, the exact same thing happened last year if you remember lol! Bad timing is the main villain here Big Smile I am sure sb will sort it. Thumbs Up
Generally polls (IMO) shouldn’t be used for selecting ‘personal’ items though, ie, what light to get/what is best – that sort of thing should really be in a regular post, but that is just my opinion. There are certainly no rules against it – more of a etiquette thing, and that is on any forum, not just here.
Also those lights are so different, it’s not a very good question anyway – unanswerable really, without more details on what they want it for. Also taste plays a big role in choosing, no matter what suggestions pop up.

G0OSE wrote:
Some idiot has posted a new poll over it Facepalm can people not read??????

Forget your notion of “poll etiquette” How about some for just posting on the forum?

There’s nothing to read for those who don’t know what your getting mad about. Not even a link to the thread from the poll.

Only thing clear is who not to vote for Beer

You know full well I immediately removed that. You must have held on to that all day just to poke.
I realised it was out of order, and it was on here about 2 minutes – then i deleted it because i thought it rude and realised I shouldn’t have posted it.
That was first thing this morning 9 am ish – some 9 ish hours ago. Why you felt the need to drag it up from then I have no idea.
Why you are so angry at me pointing you towards the reasoning I don’t know either – you stated you didn’t know what it was about, I merely posted the answer.

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G0OSE wrote:
jp9mm wrote:
G0OSE wrote:
jp9mm wrote:
Great poll on the sidebar now, list of names with no question or context Silly

Probably should be an admin flag to prioritize or just to even put a poll on the sidebar.
Jingojango

sb56637 wrote:
Hi there zamachowiec, sorry I had to disable the poll, because right now we’re running the annual People’s Choice poll for the Old Lumens Contest, and we need that poll to appear in the sidebar. After that’s over I’d be glad to reactivate your poll. Sorry for the hassle.
G0OSE wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
Quadrupel wrote:
Who are you? Just registered on forum and already opening polls. First off all read forum for a half year or so then ask. What is portable? Smallest? Best for what? Thrower, flooder, EDC….? Eficiency? Light quality?

Sorry, but this member, as any other member, has the possibility to open polls independently of the time of registration. This is not as other forums where you need to have seniority to be able to say “Hi!”.

So, I’d say that it’s better to stop with this kind of hostility…
If anyone can say something like what you said is the forum owner and administratior sb56637 .

It is a bummer, though, because, as G0OSE mentioned, there is a poll open for the people to vote in the Old Lumens Contest People´s Choice 2020 .

So, if by any means it is possible to put the OL Contest voting on the side of our page again, without erasing this poll, it would be great.

Agreed, no need to be quite so harsh – but, new or not – they can read, they can see the date it was posted, and they can see the ’1 week’ bit.
That said, there is nothing to say ‘do not remove’ or ‘no new polls for a week’ – I think it is possible to lock it in though, the exact same thing happened last year if you remember lol! Bad timing is the main villain here Big Smile I am sure sb will sort it. Thumbs Up
Generally polls (IMO) shouldn’t be used for selecting ‘personal’ items though, ie, what light to get/what is best – that sort of thing should really be in a regular post, but that is just my opinion. There are certainly no rules against it – more of a etiquette thing, and that is on any forum, not just here.
Also those lights are so different, it’s not a very good question anyway – unanswerable really, without more details on what they want it for. Also taste plays a big role in choosing, no matter what suggestions pop up.

G0OSE wrote:
Some idiot has posted a new poll over it Facepalm can people not read??????

Forget your notion of “poll etiquette” How about some for just posting on the forum?

There’s nothing to read for those who don’t know what your getting mad about. Not even a link to the thread from the poll.

Only thing clear is who not to vote for Beer

You know full well I immediately removed that. You must have held on to that all day just to poke.
I realised it was out of order, and it was on here about 2 minutes – then i deleted it because i thought it rude and realised I shouldn’t have posted it.
That was first thing this morning – some 8 ish hours ago. Why you felt the need to drag it up from then I have no idea.
Why you are so angry at me pointing you towards the reasoning I don’t know either – you stated you didn’t know what it was about, I merely posted the answer.

??? again you’re full of assumptions.
It’s still posted here (where i saw it) https://budgetlightforum.com/node/76041

I said its not clear what its about (even if I know) … its just a random poll that’s on every page so there’s no context.
I don’t know why you’re thinking its so clearly laid out and clear no one should be posting a poll.
Your bs reasoning and getting mad at someone posting a poll is why i’m quoting you

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Ok fine. Have a nice day. Big Smile

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G0OSE wrote:
Ok fine. Have a nice day. Big Smile

Same to you Beer

Also ‘You’re finished! EVERYONE VOTE FOR THE GUY IN THE WHEELCHAIRBig Smile

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Yokiamy wrote:
leestrong wrote:
Even BLF GT can be considered portable.
Exactly what i was thinking!
i don’t think it is under $30 though. 
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Lot of discussion on “votes” lately Evil (JOKE!!!)

… and SC31 Pro for clip small pocket or IF25a for jacket pocket or backpack. Great all-rounders with excellent 6.5k light’s with some throw if for outdoor use (closer to 6K to my eye anyway).

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BLF A6
same as Astrolux S1
can get as low as $15

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