What was your first and last "real" flashlight purchase?

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First : ITP A3

Last : One of the Kaidomain S2 clones with one mode and a high CRI emitter

( I’ve only bought one mode lights for years now other than the BLF-designed lights )

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Back in the day, when plastic-body 2-D-cell hotwire-bulb flashlights ruled the earth, Mags of all sizes were The Shiite.

So, yeah, a Minimag in my denim jacket’s pocket made me envied by men, and pursued by women.

The multicell Cs and Ds were just stoopit-expensive, and usually relegated to professionals like cops and security-dewds who wanted a club as well as light, and who could afford it (or at least write it off as an expense).

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First some maglite c cell
First Led light Ultrafire wf-501b
Last fwaa copper

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First - Ultrafire XML-T6 with 2 26650's

 

Latest - GT Nano Pro, if you can call it a "real" flashlight. It at least looks like one.

 

I don't think anyone here has purchased their "last" flashlight.

 

 

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species8472 wrote:

I don’t think anyone here has purchased their “last” flashlight.

I have bought my last flashlight many many times.

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Geuzzz wrote:
species8472 wrote:

I don’t think anyone here has purchased their “last” flashlight.

I have bought my last flashlight many many times.

There is no point in sugar coating it, but
from this moment on, every flashlight you buy will be the last one.

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

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First – Some cheap ultrafire from dealextreme if i remember correct.

Latest – Wurkkos FC1 purple..

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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First real flashlight was a Mini Mag Light many moons ago.

Last was a BLF LT1 Mini.

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first =- maybe a XTAR WK-42
great tiny CR123A light
it broke

last – not sure, maybe cyansky rectangular tiny keychain type thing, though it was free except for reviewing time

i will still get oddities like a ‘doctors inspection’ 1xAAA light for $2 or maybe i got that at a yard sale

or a copper AAA tool clone from wish.com for $10

pretty happy with FW3A though, i have one of the originals been going since 2018 or whenever they came out
so i don;t really look for the ultimate light any more
just cheap things that may fill a single purpose

like the cyansky has a UV and a red led in addition to the white one
AND it was free

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First mini maglight
Last Zebralight SC64c LE

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1st LED light, 2009 Fenix P3D CE olive green.

What I consider my first Real light is 2009 Fenix TK11 R2. (which I still own)

Most recent (certainly not my last), today – Convoy S21E 519A 5000k.

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The first normal flashlight was Tank 007 tk566, I think it was bought in 2010. Well, the newest Skilhunt m150. It is interesting that both are on 14500 / AA, although I have very few flashlights in this format.

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Jetbeam PA40

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latest – sofirn sc21 pro
because anduril[like], very tiny small size[like], $21 on sale[cheap enough], and can use CR123A [ i have dozens of them and no good place to use them]

supposed to be arriving today!

EDIT
arrived
like it

at first i was annoyed b/c i thought it would have anduril 2 – it doesn;t – only 1
but that is ok too b/c now i don;t have to learn new tricks, already have a light w anduril 1 – FW3A

wle

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My first real flashlight purchase was a multi-function wurkkso wk30
My last real flashlight purchase was a sofirn Q8, real like this.

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My “last” purchase (for July 2022!), Astrolux EC06, came in yesterday.

Cannot use button-top 21700 cells. Using the regular Astrolux or Wurkkos 21700 flat-top cells is OK. Very, very bright.

Don’t want to invest in three expensive Samsung T30 or T40 21700 cells just yet.

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First “real” flashlight (attempt to buy a powerful flashlight) was a Led Lenser P7 around 10 years ago.

Last:
I just got into flashlights. In a short time I bought Sofirn SC21, SC21 pro, D25S, Convoy S2 (2700k), SP36 BLF and Wurkkos ts10.

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My first real flashlight was actually free from Radio Shack.


I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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First – 4D Maglite in black, in 1996-ish
Last – 650 lumen 3D Stanley LED, funnily enough very Maglite-looking.

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First – BLF Q8
Last – Acebeam Pokelit AA

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First, Maglight 6D, purchased in the late 80’s. Still have it.
Last, Emisar D4V2 with 519a 4500k domed.

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