I've been wanting to start this thread for awhile now. It's nothing more than another attempt at dissemintating information in a concise manner that is centered around one simple piece of criteria. Think of the lights you own or have owned and which ones really stand out as having exceeded your expectations, and for that matter list some lights that you feel were a waste of money. I'm a hippocrate for asking this but try to keep any explanations you wish to offer as short as you reasonably can. PM's are probably the best way to get more information w/out cluttering this thread too much.
Obviously I'll go first:
LIGHTS THAT I REGRET:
-Nitecore Smart PD20 (R2 version)...the UI is awesome but its pretty heavy for its size and mine just doesn't seem to be very bright, 200lm...no way.
-IncenDio V3...great build quality but runs pretty hot, smaller than it has to be to EDC, i just don't use it much.
LIGHTS I FELT WERE WORTH MORE THAN I PAID:
-LX2...its my EDC, as close to perfect as any light i've used, a bargain, even at $200.
-4sevens Quark 123^2 Turbo...this light turned out to be amazing, beam quality is unbelievable, actual output seems considerably higher than they claim.
-Fenix LD20...very light, very bright, best beam i've seen w/ an XR-E
-my Dereelight DBS's...so many great lights from a small collection of different parts, its like i've been able to fit 10-15 different lights into a 1150 Pelican case
-Olight M30...best use of an MC-E...my go-to BRIGHT light.
-Energizer Night Strike, Swivel Light....makes an awesome utility light.