Best Light for Me

GT Mini vs Convoy M21a vs S2+ for throw @ 100m? The S11 with the sst40 is probably too floody. I need a beam so as not to blind myself with the close spill. But I think I’ve narrowed it down to these. Unless I need a Sofirn something or other since I’ll probably get Q8 or SP36 too.


The ’mini would be more like a C8 or P30, nice and throwy.

M21A (CSLPM1/6A driver) will leave the GT (NM1) in its dust, and if 100m is your benchmark, the advantage still goes to the slightly wider hotspot of the M21A. It however does not tick the pocket clip box, and is 21700. I just got the M2 (CSLNM1.TG/6A driver), and it pretty much covers all the bases in your the OP. It is AWESOME. I got an amazing sample. Emitter is perfectly centered (best of all my Osram lights), machining and ano is flawless. Even with its small head size, it keeps up very closely with my GT mini. Little bigger spot from this NM1 than my others. I see Simon is now offering it in CULPM1.TG/ 5A driver. I’ll be ordering that today fo sho. How can you beat Convoy for quality and value? Your OP’s budget allows for 4 or 5 of these lights. If they were mfg in the states, you’d be burning your whole wad on just one.

Idk, I have no Convoy lights yet, no Sofirn, not many working flashlights. I have a few headlamps, half are mostly dead.

Maglite 3D (no bulb) tube has some corrosion.
Flashlight 2AA with bad switch (so old it has Luxeon rebel something LED)
Missing parts 1980’s Tekna Lites
10+ corroded/dead headlamps
4 dead plastic bike lights
Dead Pelican dive lite
Princeton Tec Amp sort of ok, just 10 lumen.

I’m not the OP, I don’t really have a budget…just need a few good lights.

Only need maybe 4 lights:
Thrower/search flashlight, pocketable & 50-100m usable throw.
Flashlight to hold the highest lumen flood beam (chose Convoy S11 quickly on impulse buy)
Lightweight headlamp for night hiking that can last many hours & has some range on turbo.
Super light & small keychain size light for 5hrs emergency use in case the headlamp dies.

I don’t think the OP has posted again. Probably found one or is just enjoying reading the discussion.

Oye :person_facepalming: …I’ll have to remind myself that reading really is fundamental sometimes. HA!!! My bad.

Good luck in your search.

Oye :person_facepalming: …I’ll have to remind myself that reading really is fundamental sometimes. HA!!! My bad.

Good luck in your search.

Thanks, I hope I can find a decent thrower before accumulation of another pile of dead flashlights appears. I’m getting along fairly decently with my Zebralights, but everything else is dead or dying. Thanks for the suggestions anyway. :+1:

My budget (if there is one) allows for 10+ Convoys. I’m just searching for the best flashlight to fit my needs.

Does the Nightwatch N140 Stalker with SBT90.2 make more sense than the Convoy M21C? I’ve decided Andúril types are a must because I want BLF flashlight instead of generic. :nerd_face:

Sorry for the late reply I got a KR1 with a CSLNM1 and I love it.

Thanks for all your help.