After weeks of reading selfbuilt's review of the Olight M21 Luminous SST-50 over and over again, I reluctantly pulled the trigger on it at Lightjunction using the awesome CPF discount. I found the M21 cheaper on ebay, but why take the risk when I can get it from a reputable dealer?
I bought the Olight M21 to replace my trusty 'ol Surefire 6P w/LED drop-in. Hopefully, I won't have buyer's remorse...
Also ordered a bunch of AW 18650 2600 mAh to boost the run-times a bit on a few lights and some Nyogel lube from Lighthound.
Now comes the hard part...the wait.
My shipment from 4Sevens:
Preon II (black/titanium)
Preon I (gold)
Mini 123 black
Mini 123 titanium (SOOOO pretty!! )
They're all great. I love the size of the Minis, but I'm not sold on the UI because sometimes if you apply a bit of pressure while twisting on, it will jump through low and medium and go to high when I was after low. Definitely not a deal breaker though - I love them. The Preon II in black and Ti is just beautiful.
I also got some of those emergency glow sticks (the ones that you bend, crack and shake). Good fun.
just got my ITP A1 - love the UI.
Waiting for my Zebralight SC30.
I have yet another order with with 4Sevens, another Mini123 Ti and and Mini123 Al. Should be here on Monday!!! WOOOO!!!
It's not a flashlight, but in a related note I just bought a red Coleman Pack-Away 4 AA LED lantern with a Cree XR-C emitter inside. I bought it at Target and it's *perfect* for when I have a blackout, which happens regularly where I live.
Originally I was strongly considering the River Rock LED lantern, but I didn't like its 3 AA arrangement. Once I read about the Coleman Pack-Away lantern on CPF and saw in person how small it was in its compacted form, I gave up on the River Rock one.
Last edited by Locoboy5150; 04-10-2010 at 12:00 PM.
Just got myself a Quark 2^AA R2 with the prism set and a 1^AA body.
Then it comes to be that the soothing light
At the end of your tunnel
Was just a FREIGHT TRAIN coming your way...
I ordered a selection of Fenix E01's in a variety of colours late last week. They should be arriving tomorrow!
Olight M21 to replace the one I returned due to a cloudy lens
If you don't believe in Dragons, It is curiously true
That the Dragons you disparage, Choose to not believe in you. -Jack Prelutsky
Mag XL 100. Had some money left on a Home Depot gift card. The UI is growing on me but the purple tint leaves much to be desired.
"None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me."
So two big leaps taken today..........
Joined my first forum and bought my first real light.
Jetbeam rrt1. Took awhile to pick it out of the crowd, but this site helped
my decision big time. Thanks everyone for all the great reviews
Got it through Bugout gear USA. Now its the waiting game
iTP SA2 ELUMA
It's for the wife , as the U.I. is simple ( Two buttons ) and the AA batteries are also easy to find
Fenix TK11 R5
Surefire,Inova,4Sevens,Fenix,Olight,Malkoff, AEX25,Xeray50,Polarion Aybss Dual, AElight 30-50 watt,Wiseled tactical 2000,Peak, Lupine Wilma TL, .......
Just ordered an ITP A1.
This has been a really bad month for Wallet damage !
Peak Eiger 10280 - ordered
ZebraLight SC50 - ordered
LumaPower Signature VX - received
Quark Mini CR2 - ordered
ZebraLight H31 - ordered
Fenix TK11 R5 - ordered
Last edited by bedazzLED; 04-12-2010 at 03:52 AM.
Flashlight Selection Process: Pick any two, and only two of the following: Bright, Cheap, Long-Runtime.
New Plug-in Rechargeable Aspheric Flashlight from DX, cost $48.00.
Just bought a Malkoff 2-3 D drop-in. Looking forward to it's arrival after all I have heard about them.
+1, I also just dumped in an order for an ITP A1 in stainless steel based on selfbuilt's latest review:
I just bought a Nite-Ize 3-watt PR flange LED bulb for my Fulton angle head.
Not flashlights...but I ordered 10 lithium primaries and 4 protected AW RCR123's from Lighthound (which my wife tells me were delivered today! ) and a Shekor Li-ion charger.
Should keep my RRT-0 going strong for a while.
You Can't Fix STUPID!
Despite the criticism agains LED Lenser on these forums I decided to try their newer M-series. M for micro-processor.
A brand new (by both means) M14 - you can almost still feel the heat from the forge. So new it's only available very few places. Got one with a very low twin prime serial number not far above 100
Even like the unusual way they write the serial number. In a fancy way next to the logo. Like saying "here's something very techy from a future far from now". (You might use it when You're doing some "urban exploring" on LV426 )
Also grabbed an M1 while at it (single CR123A light comparable in size between an LD10 and a PD20).
Both feels like very nice lights and seems to have addressed the main criticism about a proper driver. Mechanically they're great has a nice quality feel to them. You could argue they're a bit on the expensive side being only XR-E lights but comparing to many other lights it's IMHO not that bad - and none with the great throw of the lens system. The M14 easily makes a brighter hot spot than say a TK40.
So guess some here just has to get used to the thought - LED Lenser seems to be in the game again
The annoyance of having bought something mediocre lasts much longer than the joy of having saved on quality....(!)
1. Surefire AZ2 - after just a short year and half wait for production lol
2. Surefire G2L in Black (didn't have one with the metal bezel)
3. 2 Coleman 3 AAA Flashlights (gifts for family)
4. Malkoff M60LL - cuz it was on sale
and to think just when I thought that I had plenty of flashlights already.
I finally obtained a LensLight Mini (after almost 4 months of trying to order one). This is my first flashlight of 2010.
I've been on a a bit of a spree in the last couple of days:
4Sevens Quark 123
4Sevens Quark Mini 123
Nothing major. The Quarks are because I wanted to check out some EDC options to add to my Fenix L1D, and the Solarforce hosts to compare with my Surefire 6Ps and G2 (although the L2M was just because I fancied having a 1xCR123 sized P60 host).