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    Default How many of you carry just one light.

    I notice on other threads how many flashlights people bring with them.

    This thread is for people who only carry one light ( not "if I could only have one light").

    What do you carry?

    I carry a Arc aaa-p DS because its small and I do not notice it is there which would allow me to carry it everyday. It is not the brightest light but works for most things I do. Its track record of durability and reliability makes me feel comfortable that it will work and handle abuse.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    On a daily basis, I do only carry one light - my PD. Chances are good that I'm either at home, in the car or at work, and there are lights in those three locations.

    I use my PD on a daily basis, usually several times a day, and I always bump it into high just to make sure it has the juice to get there. If it doesn't, I recharge that night. It does absolutely everything that I need an EDC light to do.

    Of course, if I stop to get milk on the way home I have lights on my keys, but that's not the question now, is it??
    I love my Al-PD

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    If you don't count the two button-cell lights on my keyrings I carry just one light...HDS EDC. It does everything I need it to do.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I only carry my Draco on my keychain.
    If and when i can afford it, i will add a CR2 Ion for the extra run time.
    Look into my Cree eyes :P Draco XRE // Lumapower D-Mini XRE // Maglite 3C & Terralux SSC // Rexlight v2 // Inova X1 UV // Zebra light Q5 // Fenix P2D Q5 // CPF Variable Output 4W // Lummi Raw NS R2 // Wolfeyes Boxer 24w because no flashaholic should be without a HID

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    Shrug Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I'm a sinner. Lately, on several ocasions, I've found myself carrying just one flashlight, a Fenix P1CE.

    This is contrary to previous standards dictating either a backup or a different light to complement the main one, but the single cell, single mode pocket rocket is just too damn appealing in it's simplicity.
    EDC: mostly Surefires. At work: Spectrolab Nightsun mounted on an EH101!

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry a Photon Freedom Micro (white). Even tiny AAA lights like the Fenix LOD seem too big for me to EDC. I'm also someone who only owns one regular-sized light (kept at home), a G2 with LED drop-in. Now if you ask me how many drop-ins I have, that's another story!

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    whatever happened to two is one and one is none?

    but then again....carrying 5+ lights on a daily basis is kinda overkill I guess

    crocodilo, I'm currently the same as you, but I'm only doing so because the M6 tore out both pant pockets
    I added a fauxton to the P1-CE's ring as a backup

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry a MXDL 123-powered Cree light from DealExtreme.
    Truth be told, I recently added a 1xAAA 1x5mmLED to the keychain, as the Cree is a single-mode light and is always on at 100%, which can be too much in many situations.

    However, the moment I get my Nitecore Defender I'll go back to carrying one light only. I don't much like carrying two.
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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I usually only carry my Jil Intelli to school, as I need it to be small and unobtrusive. It is bright enough for my needs and always there if I need it.

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    On my person just one light (Ti PD-S) but others handy in car and bag.
    Too many lights! Stop me!

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    i also only carry a fenix P1 CE ( on keychain).

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry a L0D Q4 on my keychain and that is all I truly need.

    When at work, it is joined by a Peak Baltic SP AAA light in the Leatherman Charge holster side pocket. My bicycle helmet is with me at work which has a L2D RB100 2AA light on top. My wife has a keychain light so I bring a backup person to handle the backup light. Have other various lights at home/work so the only time I have one around is when I am out and about by myself.
    Peak Pacific AAA UP brass (EDC) E01 (keys), Peaks, Arcs, Fenix, Q5 Aspheric HA-III Mag etc.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I went for the NS Raw as its has enough light on the low setting for 8 hours of close work but masses of light on high when its needed.
    its also nice and simple to opperare and looks cool too.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    Quote Originally Posted by BentHeadTX View Post
    I carry a L0D Q4 on my keychain and that is all I truly need..
    Just picked up some LOD Q4s also and it will be probably my wife's only light unless the Infinity or Photon Rex manages to take its place.(2AA and/or 3AAA are just easier for her to manage all the way around).

    I will probably carry one of the three also.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    99% of the time, I only have one light on me: my JELED 55,000mcd modded Photon II. I'm usually within a few minutes of another light. Can't say I remember putting a light in my family's new car, though.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I also carry one light:

    one Novatac in the Fatboy

    one ORB NS in the neck

    one P1D-CE in the belt

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry a L0D-CE (formerly a L0P-SE) on my keychain.
    Last edited by amanichen; 12-01-2007 at 05:42 PM.


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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I tried carrying one light for a while...it didn't work too well. I don't like knowing that if it breaks/runs out of batteries with no spares/the lamp dies with no replacement to hand/I forget to bring it with me when I leave the house then I don't have a backup.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry a Jetbeam C-LE v1. It has such a small form factor for an AA light, I hardly know it's there. I use it about ten times a day, often going into a room and not turning on an overhead light if I'm only going to be in there for a few minutes or less. I use NiMH in it. I have a light in the car, an plenty of others at home if I need a bigger, brighter one, but the C-LE is the only one I carry in general.

    Although I would hate to loose it because it is so useful, it is not so expensive or beautiful that I would be devastated if it did get lost.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry one light! It's my Milky L1 with SSCP4 USWOH w/ Smooth reflector - it's a great piece of work!
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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    Sorry for going off topic, but:

    Quote Originally Posted by kavvika View Post
    99% of the time, I only have one light on me: my JELED 55,000mcd modded Photon II
    I've ordered a bag of fifty 55cd Jeleds, then received reports from another user of terrible beams and hideous artifacts.
    How do yours look? Are their beams at least half-decent?
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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    Just to make you folks laugh:
    I have an Infinity Ultra in my pocket now....and thats about normal for me.
    Its tough, dependable and is bright enough for about 95% of what I need a light in my pocket for. I had an Ultra fail on me once but it took a beating for years that I'm fairly sure would have killed a Fenix etc. early on. (but I'm willing to test any and all lights sent to me )

    I have other lights for throw etc. I just got a Malkoff and put it in a 4D Maglite ....love it but its a bit large for the pocket.

    I just got a couple XRE 80 Lumen single AA lights from the CREE shareholder meeting (thanks CREE!!) They are on the CREE website under branded products I think it is. They are great little lights but with glass lenses and clickie switches they are just not going to take the beating that the Ultra will. They are something that gets tucked in a coat pocket when going into the woods or something like that.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    NovaTac 85P with Arc4 style clip (drilled & tapped it myself) is what I carry daily.

    Before that, an HDS B42GTXR.

    Before that, a SureFire U2.

    Before that, an Arc LS first run.

    Before that, no flashlight was edc'd, the little Arc LS started me carrying one everyday. The U2 EDC was pretty brief, as it is rather large to EDC.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    An Orb Raw 3w. Because it doesn't have a clickie I feel it will never fail me. It hasn't yet. Cheers Rob
    Lots of lights !

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    Varies from day to day. Lately a silver P1D Q5 has filled the bill. Sucker sure is bright! I also like the Jetbeam C-LE V1 as well. Quicken has really helped the threads on that light.
    Last edited by MarNav1; 12-02-2007 at 05:51 PM.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    Very interesting thread.



    Myself -- for 30 years (1976 to 2006), i carried (EDC) only one flashlight.


    My story, for those who may not already know, is here:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=141266



    For 30 years, i always carried one (and only one) flashlight,
    and i always found it to be a great comfort.



    Funny thing is, in Spring 2006, once i found CPF,
    i began to EDC carry MORE than one flashlight.


    Now i carry several.


    And use different ones in different situations.


    And i can't really imagine how i'd ever "manage"
    going back to just ONE flashlight.


    Gee, Doc, what's wrong with me ?

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I don't "Carry" any lights, unless you count the green NLS on my keys, BUT! I have lights placed everywhere I go! No matter where I am there is a light close by. If I am on a trip then I have my truck which is a portable fortress equiped with several HID's amoung others. I see absolutely NO need to carry a light.
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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    I carry my PD always. On my key chain, I have my Arc-P.
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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    It's either the new L1 or the E1e with the LF HO-E1R lamp assembly. Living in a big illuminated "urban jungle" I have no real needs for a flashlight (and being a minimalist I hate carrying unneeded stuff). So I only carry one because of my medical condition-- Acute Flashaholinism.
    Last edited by Outdoors Fanatic; 12-02-2007 at 09:27 PM.

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    Default Re: How many of you carry just one light.

    Always have an Arc AAA-P on me, unless I'm naked. If going outdoors for a purpose at night, I'll generally have a P1D-CE or a huge D cell Mag Lite in my hand.

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