Acebeam L19 V2.0 SFT40 is a pretty amazing 21700 light IMO.
If you want more usable spill, the Convoy L21B is another really nice 21700 light too. The CULPM1.TG version was better than SFT40 for me, because the SFT40 one had a dark hole in the center of the beam. I also have the green Osram L21B and it’s great too, if you have a use case for it.
Wurkkos TS30S, arguably best value SBT90.2 light at roughly $65.
Although if you want to get the most out of it you will need to supply your own high discharge battery. Stock battery is fine for longer runtimes, and actually can be used in your any other less power-hungry 21700 flashlight.
Wow, $55. Such unbeatable value.
But I haven’t pulled the trigger yet (I recently got a Sofirn SP36 Pro Anduril2 instead) because words came out that an upgraded version is in the work.
Same emitter and stock battery, but will come with AR lens from factory and better heat dissipation design.
Unfortunately, Simon’s stock of XHP70.3s are all ~70 CRI, so I would avoid getting them, personally. I already made that mistake, so if anyone can learn from my blunder, that’s cool. Pioneman has the 90+ CRI versions, and Hank might as well. I know there was some confusion over him not labeling them correctly a few months ago, but can’t remember the details.
Hello Yurii, the S21D is a close range flooder with top class CRI. Your next light IMHO should be something completely different, to give you a range of useful lights, so another vote for Wurkkos TS30S with SBT90.2 LED. ~1 km throw, ~4000 lm, still fits in loose pocket. Nothing at $60 comes close.
Another vote would be for M21B, F, or E with GT-FC40 4500k (High CRI, medium thrower, medium flooder). But this would be the third light. I would vote for TS30S above M21F, partly because you already have S21D. Happy Holidays and stay safe.
So, one of my two Pionemans needed a tint correction (1/8 minus green) and now it has a duv of –0.0021 and 95.0 CRI which is perfectly fine to me. The 1/8 green cuts about 8% of the output, which isn’t going to be a noticeable change to our eyes. The other was +0.0022 out of the box, which isn’t a strong enough tint for me to mess with (I’d probably overcorrect even with the weakest Zircon and wind up farther from the BBL.) I have a couple more Pioneman lights arriving tomorrow which I’ll be testing too.
Hank is free to do whatever he wishes, of course. He’s catering to an enthusiast crowd and it’s smart to go with what the majority of that market wants, and also whatever is best for your bottom line.