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Your coolest / best / favorite flashlight of 2022

Time for the yearly tradition:

What was your coolest / nicest / best flashlight(s) of 2022?

What were your favorites of 2022? Flashlights / headlamps

Can be in any category. Multiple categories are also fine. 

 

Please use the Full Name of the flashlight! Brand + model number/name

Fenix TK16 instead of TK16 (there are 2 brands using that same product name)

Pictures are always welcome and make it even more interesting

 

 

 

 

(PLEASE ONLY LIGHTS YOU GOT IN 2022) (bought/received)

 

Always fun to look back at past years' favorites as well.. 

so here we go: 

 

What were the most popular lights of 2021

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/79636

 

What were the most popular lights of 2020

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/75493

 

What were the most popular lights of 2019

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/70614

 

What were the most popular lights of 2018

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/63915

 

What were the most popular lights of 2017

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57696

 

What were the most popular lights of 2016
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/51162

 

What was your best flashlight of 2015
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/44364

 

Best stock flashlight buy in 2014
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36339

 

Best modified flashlight buy in 2014
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36403

 

Best 3 of 2013
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/27791

 

Best budget flashlights of 2012
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/15090

 

Best budget light in category : value for money 2011
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/5642

 

What’s the best flashlight, (for the money you paid) that you ever bought? 2010
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/790

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Here's the list.. Updated till post #44

(when it show 111 = 3... I just add 1's)

 

FlashlightCount
Acebeam X751
Antsonamelon RGB Critter1
Armytek Wizard C2 PRO1
Astrolux EC061
  
Convoy C81
Convoy C8+1
Convoy H21
Convoy L21A1
Convoy L21B1
Convoy L71
Convoy L81
Convoy M11
Convoy M211
Convoy M21A1
Convoy M21B11
Convoy M21D1
Convoy M21E1
Convoy M3-C1
Convoy S161
Convoy S21D11111
Convoy S21E1
Convoy T21
Convoy T41
  
Cyansky HS6R1
Emisar D11
Emisar D1 v211
Emisar D1 mini1
Emisar D4K111
Emisar D4SV211
Fireflies E071
Haikelite HK051
Jin Heng JKK761
JKK901
KdLitker E6 + KdLitker Quad Nichia 219BT1
Lumintop Frog11
Lumintop FWAA1
Lumintop GT Nano (all versions)111
Lumintop GT Nano Pro1
Lumintop Thor Pro1
Manker MC011
MtnDon’s miniature wooden lantern1
Nightwatch NS73V11
Nightwatch NS59 V2 (Nightwatch)111
RovyVon Aurora A231
Skilhunt M1501
Sofirn D25L1
Sofirn SC 21 Pro1
Sofirn SP10 Pro11
Sofirn LT1 Mini1
Sofirn LT1S1
Thrunite Catapult Pro1
Thrunite Ti3 Hi1
  
Weltool W4 PRO1
Wildtrail WT1M1
Wildtrail WT3M1111
WildTrail WT901
Wurkkos TS10 (all versions)11111111111111111
Wurkkos TS221
Wurkkos TS30S1
Wurkkos TS3211
Zebralight SC600w Mk IV Plus1

 

Updated till post #70

 

It looks we already see an early winner 

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Lumintop FW3A from first batch with no engraving at all.
Still favourite EDC.

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Wurkkos TS10 is my favorite light made in 2022.

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sp5it wrote:
Lumintop FW3A from first batch with no engraving at all. Still favourite EDC.

Did you get it in 2022?

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Convoy S21D: 219b, 4500K

Runner up:

Convoy M21D: silver, GT FC40, 4500K.

The positive end of Convoy’s 21700 battery arrived dented. The driver contact is a hard stud and loses contact with battery quite easily… a spring here would be better.

Works with Samsung 50S… with a spacer at the tail end to take up slack.

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ChibiM wrote:

sp5it wrote:
Lumintop FW3A from first batch with no engraving at all. Still favourite EDC.

Did you get it in 2022?


Oh, I misunderstood. Apologies.
Anyway, no light bought in 2022, nothing on the market worth spending hard earned money Big Smile

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Thrunite Ti3 Hi, purchased and modded to sw45k D200 in 2022. This one makes me smile Smile

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I would like to submit my favourite 2022 flashlights as follows:

Haikelite HK05
Lumintop Thor Pro
Astrolux EC06
Wurkkos TS32
Wurkkos TS10 MAO
Sofirn LT1S
Nightwatch Chao NS59 V2
Lumintop Frog
Lumintop GT Nano Pro
Lumintop GT Nano Copper

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Wurkkos TS10 for me. I have red, brass and MAO ones and I love them all!

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Wild Trail WT90

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2022 isn’t over yet. Don’t think I bought anything in the early part of the year, at least I can’t recall.

Thus far I really like the Manker MC01 with the Samsung LH351D LED 4000K CRI>90.

https://budgetlightforum.com/node/82942

Probably a shout out for the Emisar D1 Mini also.
https://budgetlightforum.com/node/82983

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Convoy C8 Osram green.
Bought for lightsaber stupidity.
Used for lightsaber stupidity. And keeping the kids entertained. And as tent lighting when camping. And whilst on night time nature walks looking for wildlife. And as a general purpose thrower that’s incredibly easy on the eye.

It shouldn’t be anywhere near as versatile as it is. And it still manages to be fun to use.

ETA:
I feel like it would be unfair not to mention that I’ve got red, green, blue and amber C8’s. Plus a long swiss arca plate and mounts so I can put all four (5, if I include my old XPL-HI C8) on a tripod for static lighting effects. They’re all great, especially cumulatively…but the green is the pick of the group.

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Convoy S21D 8A 519A 4500K 60-degree bead.

It’s amazing how good LED flashlight tech has gotten.

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Difficult. Bought maybe a dozen+ this year.

Hmmm

Fireflies E07 Brass. I’m ageing it with hard boiled egg yolks. Smile

Lumintop GT Nano brass w/ 10440 extension tube. Sweet.

Wurkkos TS10. Red, black, MAO and brass.

Emisar D4SV2 and D1 (V2)

There are some in shipping/pipeline that may yet qualify.

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Wurkkos TS22 and Wildtrail WT3M.
Hard to find something what surprise,but iam fine with these two..

EDC- Wurkkos TS22, Sofirn SC32, Mezzol X8R-L, WildTrail WT3M

Headlamp- Thrunite TH30

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Wurkkos TS10 (all 6 pcs innocent), and Convoy S21E-519A/4500K.

Wurkkos - FC12 x 2, TS10 x 6, TS30S, TS22, FC11, FC13, TS25
Sofirn - SP33S, SC31Pro x 2, C8-L, SC18 x 2, SP10V3.0 x 2, SP10 Anduril x 2, (SP35)
Thrunite - T2, TH02, Catapult V6, TC20 V2, TC15 V3 NW
Emisar - D4V2, D4K 1*21700, D1 x 2
Mateminco - PD90S, MT35mini-S, (T10S), (TK04)
Convoy - M3-C, S21E, 4X18A
Astrolux® - FT03, FT03 Mini-SFS80//P35 Hi
Jetbeam - KO-02 V2, Mini One SE
Manker - U23 NW, U22 NW
Fenix - C7, E05
Olight - Marauder Mini, H05
Haikelite - HK05 5*SFN60
Klarus - G15 V2
Wuben - C2

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Emisar D4K
Emisar D1 mini
Wildtrail WT3M
Wurkkos TS10

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Best of 2022: Convoy L7 with 26800 tube extensions

You get a phenomenal beam profile with incredibly usable sustained outputs. In my estimation the 26800 cells actually improved the balance of the light along with the battery life. According to the 1Lumen review this light doesn’t step down past a certain point regardless of temp, but I have never felt the light get particularly hot compared to other lights I own. I’m ok with simply monitoring the temperature with my hands but I live in a more northern state with lower ambient temperatures. In southern regions perhaps this would be an issue.

What could be done to make it perfect for me:

  • Use a lens with green AR coating instead of purple.
  • Spend more time aligning the LED and reflector since the hotspot is a little bit lopsided (not really noticeable in normal use, I shined it at a wall indoors and made this discovery)

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Wurkkos TS10 Brass

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Sofirn SC 21 Pro – knocked out a light i really like – (FW3A original) – smaller, cheap, and well made, they both have anduril

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Wurkkos TS10 – red aux

Nightwatch NS73V1 – bargain blast of floody light

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Hmm...

My EDC is the Convoy S16 with SFT40, and I got that in 2022, and I care more about my EDC than my other flashlights, so that's my choice.

Honorable mentioned goes to the RovyVon Aurora A23, which is my keychain flashlight.

All in all, 2022 was an excellent year for me and flashlights even though I didn't get a whole bunch of them.

(Updating my EDC and keychain flashlight is a big deal for me.)  :BEER:

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Conventional flashlight:
Convoy S21D 8A 60degree 519A 5700k.

Niche flashlight:
Antsonamelon RGB Critter

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Wurkkos TS10. I have 4 now and love them!

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Convoy M21B SFT40 MAO finish, when it’s ok to call a flashlight ‘sumptuous’. Close runner-up little brother M1 LH351D 4000K. Lighted switches installed, swap the bezels periodically for yin/yang affect.

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Emisar D4K or Wurkkos TS10

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Acebeam X75 MAO White 12 x XHP 70.3 HI




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Another vote for Wurkkos TS10. I have five. The tech and features packed into these little gems for a measly $20 is astounding to me.

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Weltool W4Pro
Nightwatch Chaos NS59v2
Wurkkos TS10

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