Help me replace my Zanflare f1

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Help me replace my Zanflare f1

Help me replace my Zanflare f1. I lost it in my attic. Argh!

New user but past lurker for the great advice.

I use it as a general purpose light. It is used for things around the house, out at night, spotting animals at a distance at night. So, I am looking for something that has decent reach and decent spill. I keep a light for ~4-5 years before I loose/break it.

I am sure that this question has come up a million times in different variations. So thanks in advance for the help!

Criteria (ideal)
- 1 × 18650
- Size – pocketable or nearly pocketable – Zanflare F1 size up to the size of an old Solarforce with a P60 drop in. The amount of time I carry a light is inversely proportional to its size.
- No strobe or one that can be locked out
- I frequently used all the Zanflare modes which were something like: Moon, 58L, 288L, 556L, 1050L.
- Reach at least that of Zanflare F1.
- UI can be more complex but will need muggle for others to use.
- Ideally a side switch
- A bezel that won’t shred my pocket
- 4500k-6000k
Would any other information help?

I am considering all options but a few that I have looked at:
Smaller
- Lumintop edc18

Medium (most likely size)
- Wurkkos FC12
- Sofrin SC31 Pro
- ThruNite TC15 v1 or v2 or outsider?

Big (C8 size or smaller) under consideration but likely too big
- Sofrin C8F

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Why not just get another F1?

Again, no one seems to put their locations anymore, but if you’re anywhere near Lawn Guyland, I know someone with a coin’n‘stamp store who probably still has a few F1s new-in-box from when I raved about ‘em. Don’t recall if NW or CW, might be both.

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Does anyone you know have a metal detector and could hunt it down for you?

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Might want to take a peek at an Emisar D4V2 as well. Think it fits most of your criteria.

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@ Lightbringer - I am in Arizona.  I think location was another tab that I missed when I set things up.  Another one of the same is a viable option but I like to consider other options.  

 

@Bort - I thought about a metal detector but the attic has electrical wires, nails, and sheet metal ducts so I thought that may be still a challenge.  I also don't know of one I can borrow.

 

@Camaro - That Emisar D4V2 is a bit above the price range I was looking for but is interesting.  I would prefer more in the $45 or under. 

 

Another thought is getting away from the 18650 size and go with a Sofrin SP35.  I wanted a 18650 because of size and I have a charger for that size but if the light has built in charging I guess I am good.

 

Today I am leaning toward Wurkkos FC12 or Sofrin SP35 but that may change as I dig more.

 

 

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lowlight wrote:

@Bort – I thought about a metal detector but the attic has electrical wires, nails, and sheet metal ducts so I thought that may be still a challenge.  I also don’t know of one I can borrow.



Yes but you can follow those from beginning to end, if you find one that is in one spot then you know to look there.
But if you don’t have access to one thats a pickle.

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lowlight wrote:
@ Lightbringer – I am in Arizona.  I think location was another tab that I missed when I set things up.  Another one of the same is a viable option but I like to consider other options.

If yer interested later, pm an email addy and I can forward it along…

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lowlight wrote:

Lightbringer - I am in Arizona.&nbsp; I think location was another tab that I missed when I set things up.&nbsp; Another one of the same is a viable option but I like to consider other options.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Bort – I thought about a metal detector but the attic has electrical wires, nails, and sheet metal ducts so I thought that may be still a challenge.  I also don’t know of one I can borrow.


 


@Camaro – That Emisar D4V2 is a bit above the price range I was looking for but is interesting.  I would prefer more in the $45 or under. 


 


Another thought is getting away from the 18650 size and go with a Sofrin SP35.  I wanted a 18650 because of size and I have a charger for that size but if the light has built in charging I guess I am good.


 


Today I am leaning toward Wurkkos FC12 or Sofrin SP35 but that may change as I dig more.


 


 


SP35 is a good choice. Had mine out last night. Nice beam.
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@Lightbringer – Thanks for the offer. I am still holding out hope of finding my lost F1 so I will likely go another direction. On the other hand, with my luck, if I get a replacement F1, then I will find my old F1 the next day.

@pennzy – Thanks for the input!

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No worries. I’d rather not bug him unless you’re interested. He’s a good guy, but kinda cranky. LOL

What about getting back in there but with a bright flooder? If you remember roughly where you “lost” (dropped?) it, that’d narrow down things.

My attic’s a walk-in, and finished, no crawling on crossbeams or nuttin’, so I’m not familiar with all the different types of unfinished attic crawlspaces, etc.

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I only wish I had a finished attic. I have on average 2.5 feet of hight while I hop across rafters. It also has 6-12 inches of blown in cellulose insulation so anything heavy that falls get buried. At least it is not 115 degrees outside this time of year.

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A headlight would be better for crawling around . Finding your old F1 sounds like you are going to have to do it by feel. Good luck.

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Yep I was using a head lamp in the attic. The f1 was in the pencil pocket on my carpenter pants and it fell out at some point.