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Posted: 11/11/2014 11:05:26 PM EDT
Does not have to be tactical. Can not be the size of a street lamp.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:06:54 PM EDT
i picked up a laser devices operator LED off of the EE for less than that. not uber-bright by today's standards, but it's good enough. well built. good switch with clicky and momentary.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:10:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2014 11:11:31 PM EDT by macphisto]
Streamlight Protac 2L

or the 1L if you want to go smaller.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:13:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/11/2014 11:13:57 PM EDT by Skibane]
For only 22 bucks, it's pretty hard to beat the SolarForce T1 - It's surprisingly compact for a light that can accept a 18650 rechargeable cell (will also run on a pair of ordinary CR123 cells), and has a nice spread of brightness settings.



SolarForce has great quality for the money, and ships for cheap (around 2 bucks).
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:13:53 PM EDT
Just picked up a Nitecore MT25 from Battery Junction for just over $50 and I love it! I had been a Surefire guy up until then, but this value is hard to beat. I've had several good experiences with Battery Junction. I ordered it late on the 26th-27th I believe, and it arrived in time for trick or treating.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:15:11 PM EDT
I've been happy with my EagTac D25 clicky. Goes from book light bright to obnoxiously bright, solid, pocket clip.
We'll see how it holds up.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:15:32 PM EDT
Fenix ld12. I have the older ld10, and I have beat the hell out of it.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:15:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
For only 22 bucks, it's pretty hard to beat the SolarForce T1 - It's surprisingly compact for a light that can accept a 18650 rechargeable cell (will also run on a pair of ordinary CR123 cells), and has a nice spread of brightness settings.

http://imageshack.com/a/img904/4475/4PvAQJ.jpg

SolarForce has great quality for the money, and ships for cheap (around 2 bucks).
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500 lumens for ~$25
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:16:16 PM EDT
Streamlight PT 2L. Or Streamlight PolyTac LED if you prefer single-mode and/or a plastic body.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:24:23 PM EDT
Spend a few more dollars and get a Zebra Light.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:25:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Does not have to be tactical. Can not be the size of a street lamp.
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What power source do you want it to run on?

AA, AAA, CR123A, lithium ion cells, NiMH rechargeables?

Chris


Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:27:12 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By RDTCU:
I've been happy with my EagTac D25 clicky. Goes from book light bright to obnoxiously bright, solid, pocket clip.
We'll see how it holds up.
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Right now I'm sporting the D25C Ti clicky, but didn't suggest it because the light really shines on a lithium-ion 16340 IMR cell and that's another can of works the OP might not want to open.

Chris
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:27:18 PM EDT
There is a guy on the EE with a G2 LED for $40 shipped that won't respond to my request to buy it. Maybe you will have better luck.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:28:05 PM EDT
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What power source do you want it to run on?

AA, AAA, CR123A, lithium ion cells, NiMH rechargeables?

Chris


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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Does not have to be tactical. Can not be the size of a street lamp.


What power source do you want it to run on?

AA, AAA, CR123A, lithium ion cells, NiMH rechargeables?

Chris



Doesn't really matter. I use 18650 for an ecig and have a nitecore i4 charger. $50 ballpark.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:28:23 PM EDT
Surefire G2
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:30:01 PM EDT
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Right now I'm sporting the D25C Ti clicky, but didn't suggest it because the light really shines on a lithium-ion 16340 IMR cell and that's another can of works the OP might not want to open.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By RDTCU:
I've been happy with my EagTac D25 clicky. Goes from book light bright to obnoxiously bright, solid, pocket clip.
We'll see how it holds up.


Right now I'm sporting the D25C Ti clicky, but didn't suggest it because the light really shines on a lithium-ion 16340 IMR cell and that's another can of works the OP might not want to open.

Chris


Mine is the single CR123 model.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:42:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:
There is a guy on the EE with a G2 LED for $40 shipped that won't respond to my request to buy it. Maybe you will have better luck.
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site vendor , brand new $49 shipped
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:50:28 PM EDT
http://www.countycomm.com/cu123.html

The only thing I don't like about mine is the head twists for on/off.
Link Posted: 11/11/2014 11:56:50 PM EDT
I've carried my olight m10 maverick for right at a year now. I think it was 45$. Great little light.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:05:25 AM EDT


Fenix LD02
$35
100 Lumens
1 AAA battery
3 modes
Runtime - 45 minutes to 1.5 hours (with alkaline, longer times with lithium)
Tail clicky

I've used a lot of edc style flashlights and that one is by far the best. It vanishes in your pocket, uses common battery types, and has a really good runtime with lithium batteries. Most importantly though its made by a reputable company.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:07:46 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chokey:
Surefire G2
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Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:08:51 AM EDT
I use my stream light microstream many times a day. It is always clipped to my left pocket. I love it and they cost ~$20.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:09:36 AM EDT
Streamlight Microstream.

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Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:09:49 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By smb980:

site vendor , brand new $49 shipped
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Originally Posted By smb980:
Originally Posted By fatcat4620:
There is a guy on the EE with a G2 LED for $40 shipped that won't respond to my request to buy it. Maybe you will have better luck.

site vendor , brand new $49 shipped

As far as I am concered, /thread.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:10:37 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Doesn't really matter. I use 18650 for an ecig and have a nitecore i4 charger. $50 ballpark.
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Get yourself a Sunwayman V11R CR123A/16340 li-ion, or get yourself an EagleTac D25C clicky, either in black anodized aluminum or titanium, like I have for $75 (vs. $55).

Buy some AW 16340 IMR cells, or some Kinoko 16340 IMR cells and be done with it.

Both lights put out a lot of light in a lipstick sized package. The SWM V11R has a variable output control, for 1-570LM and it almost a perfect small pocket light.

The ET D25C clicky has set output modes plus blinkies on it, but it's very flexible in that regard and is a tad smaller, although output is 470ish on a li-ion. Both offer less output on a CR123A, but the fun starts with li-ions.

You have the charger already and buying IMR cells costs you about $7 per cell, so buy a few spares.

Sunwayman V11R

EagleTac D25C Ti clicky

You'll have either light for years and years and they take up little to no real estate in your pocket.

Chris


Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:11:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2014 12:15:12 AM EDT by FortyFiveAutomatic]
I have two that I edc.

-A Surefire G2 with a single-mode solarforce Cree XML drop-in and solarforce HA-III forward clicky tailcap(2xCR123 batteries)

-A Pelican 1910 (1xAAA)

The SureFire is configured as such to provide blinding brightness/night vision disruption of a potential threat. The forward clicky allows for better flexibility between constant and momentary-on and it can stand on the tailcap if need be, unlike the stock G2 tailcap. As configured this one's a little over your budget (~$65), but instead of a G2 you can run a Solarforce L2 and it will work just as well for about $40.

The Pelican is great for everyday applications and the form factor is much smaller than that of the G2. I clip it on my shirt collar or pocket like a pen (it's about as heavy as one, too). It's got two modes, one for when you need a little light, and one that's enough to cause discomfort at conversation distances. This one's about $20.

I subscribe to the "two is one, one is none" school of thought.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:29:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2014 12:29:23 AM EDT by Enlightenme556]
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:


Get yourself a Sunwayman V11R CR123A/16340 li-ion, or get yourself an EagleTac D25C clicky, either in black anodized aluminum or titanium, like I have for $75 (vs. $55).

Buy some AW 16340 IMR cells, or some Kinoko 16340 IMR cells and be done with it.

Both lights put out a lot of light in a lipstick sized package. The SWM V11R has a variable output control, for 1-570LM and it almost a perfect small pocket light.

The ET D25C clicky has set output modes plus blinkies on it, but it's very flexible in that regard and is a tad smaller, although output is 470ish on a li-ion. Both offer less output on a CR123A, but the fun starts with li-ions.

You have the charger already and buying IMR cells costs you about $7 per cell, so buy a few spares.

Sunwayman V11R

EagleTac D25C Ti clicky

You'll have either light for years and years and they take up little to no real estate in your pocket.

Chris


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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Doesn't really matter. I use 18650 for an ecig and have a nitecore i4 charger. $50 ballpark.


Get yourself a Sunwayman V11R CR123A/16340 li-ion, or get yourself an EagleTac D25C clicky, either in black anodized aluminum or titanium, like I have for $75 (vs. $55).

Buy some AW 16340 IMR cells, or some Kinoko 16340 IMR cells and be done with it.

Both lights put out a lot of light in a lipstick sized package. The SWM V11R has a variable output control, for 1-570LM and it almost a perfect small pocket light.

The ET D25C clicky has set output modes plus blinkies on it, but it's very flexible in that regard and is a tad smaller, although output is 470ish on a li-ion. Both offer less output on a CR123A, but the fun starts with li-ions.

You have the charger already and buying IMR cells costs you about $7 per cell, so buy a few spares.

Sunwayman V11R

EagleTac D25C Ti clicky

You'll have either light for years and years and they take up little to no real estate in your pocket.

Chris



Really liking that ti one. Maybe santa will bring it.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:29:29 AM EDT
Am I really the first to mention 4sevens?
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:51:26 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Enlightenme556:
Really liking that ti one. Maybe santa will bring it.
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I have two dozen 'nice' lights and even melted my latest one down last week, a DQG Tiny Triple, so there's a lot out there to recommend, but for pocket lights, if that's what you want, the ET D25C Ti clicky is a pretty nice light, albeit a bit out of your price point. Still, if you can spend a bit more, it's a nice little light that disappears in your pocket, but if I could have only one light in my stable, I'd choose the SWM V11R because it packs a great punch and it's got a variable output, so if you want to see something up close, or read a book, just dial it down. If you want to light up a pretty good area, dial it up.

Whatever you do, if you go the smaller lights that I suggested, get yourself some IMR 16340s, as that chemistry--lithium manganese, handles the higher currents with aplomb.

Chris
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 12:52:13 AM EDT
NiteCore D10.... Great light, runs off a AA

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Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:00:14 AM EDT
I suggested this the last time it came up- FourSevens Mini M2A. It doesn't stick up out of your pocket like a lot of the other ones and is 216 lumens on high. Currently is my favorite light.

Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:15:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/12/2014 1:20:07 AM EDT by MiloBloom]
ThruNite TN12


1 x 18650 battery, 1050 lumens, slim holster, $50


ETA: I usually wear a 4Sevens mini-x 123 on it's neck lanyard. it throws an
amazing amount of light for a small package. It's smaller and lighter
than the Eagle Tac D25 clicky (which is a better light though)

Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:16:42 AM EDT
OP, make sure you check out Jetbeam. I've been very happy with their lights, and you can get something that takes rechargeable batteries for less than $40. I like the PC10 and PC20.



Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:19:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By fatcat4620:
There is a guy on the EE with a G2 LED for $40 shipped that won't respond to my request to buy it. Maybe you will have better luck.
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A G2x? If so I bought it already

I've got two of these fuckers. Ones mounted in an IWC MOE mount on magpul handguards on my BCM 14.5 mid and the other my ol' lady carrys in her purse. Need a few more to keep in all my vehicles.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:22:09 AM EDT
Nitecore MH2C. Just over $50 on sale... USB rechargable, 800lm...
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:25:35 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GUNGUY148:
I use my stream light microstream many times a day. It is always clipped to my left pocket. I love it and they cost ~$20.
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Same here, love the little thing.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:28:26 AM EDT
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Am I really the first to mention 4sevens?
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Yes, because he wants a good light. I gave them two chances, and both times were a waste of money. Had the Quark pro and tactical. Both broke relatively quickly and customer service was non-existent.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:45:07 AM EDT
These threads are expensive.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:47:09 AM EDT
Fenix PD22

I carry the Fenix PD22. It's a single cell 210 lumen light. Tiny. Bright. Several brightness modes and strobe.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:48:02 AM EDT
Olight S10 L2
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:50:11 AM EDT
Foursevens Preon 2 with Prometheus Lights titanium clip
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 1:55:03 AM EDT
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Streamlight Protac 2L

or the 1L if you want to go smaller.
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I carry the 1L and love it.

It's very reliable, small, bright programmable and the best part is it uses a single AA battery, so I don't have to be stuck without a 123 type, or burn through the ones I use for my weapon lights.
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Originally Posted By macphisto:
Streamlight Protac 2L

or the 1L if you want to go smaller.
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I carry the 1L and love it.

It's very reliable, small, bright programmable and the best part is it uses a single AA battery, so I don't have to be stuck without a 123 type, or burn through the ones I use for my weapon lights.
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Originally Posted By macphisto:
Streamlight Protac 2L

or the 1L if you want to go smaller.
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I carry the 1L and love it.

It's very reliable, small, bright programmable and the best part is it uses a single AA battery, so I don't have to be stuck without a 123 type, or burn through the ones I use for my weapon lights.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 2:16:42 AM EDT
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Foursevens Preon 2 with Prometheus Lights titanium clip
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That's what I use. Didn't know about that clip though, might pick one up.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 3:04:41 AM EDT
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Surefire G2
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This.
320 lumen LED.
$50 on Amazon.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 3:04:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:


Right now I'm sporting the D25C Ti clicky, but didn't suggest it because the light really shines on a lithium-ion 16340 IMR cell and that's another can of works the OP might not want to open.

Chris
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Originally Posted By ChrisGarrett:
Originally Posted By RDTCU:
I've been happy with my EagTac D25 clicky. Goes from book light bright to obnoxiously bright, solid, pocket clip.
We'll see how it holds up.


Right now I'm sporting the D25C Ti clicky, but didn't suggest it because the light really shines on a lithium-ion 16340 IMR cell and that's another can of works the OP might not want to open.

Chris



I have the same light and love it. I do not leave the house without it
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 3:34:03 AM EDT
Fenix 32 for $45


I like that Fenix has the beam selector separate from the tailcap switch. I don't like that the tail cap is not flat - you can't stand the light up on its end.

Overall, I like my PD32. I'll probably get another one or two to keep in various places around the house.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 3:37:49 AM EDT
Streamlight 1L & 2L. I carry the 1L much more though.
Link Posted: 11/12/2014 3:40:03 AM EDT
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That's what I use. Didn't know about that clip though, might pick one up.
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Originally Posted By Engel12626:
Originally Posted By Deadmeat3344:
Foursevens Preon 2 with Prometheus Lights titanium clip

That's what I use. Didn't know about that clip though, might pick one up.

So worth it. Stock clip is garbage.

buy it here http://www.darksucks.com/store%20DS_PreonClip.html
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