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    Default What do you keep next to your bed?

    Which light gets night stand duty for investing that infamous bump in the night?



    My ITP SC1 is currently on my night stand set to its brightest setting, although it may eventually be replaced by the Fenix PD31.

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    On the nightstand there is a Surefire 3P that the bulb has been replaced with a Q5 drop in, also there is an Ultrafire single cr123 for trivial tasks , like looking for stuff in the closet. This one has a so called luminous clickie which is useless so the other day I ordered a tritium fob for it.The 3p is how I got started lurking on this forum after making the Tyro mistake of using a rechargeable battery with the Halogen bulb. The surefire is relegated to this duty since it seems irreplaceable .
    Does anyone know how to replace the bulb with a Cree in my ancient Streamlight Scorpion (previous bedstand lamp)? , it also needs a new lens. Have not burned out the bulb but have made the mistake of leaving on head down.

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    A Maelstrom G5 or X7 set to max.
    Fenix LD01 (XP-E R2), Fenix LD20 (XR-E Q5), Olight M20S (XP-G R5), Jetbeam RRT-0 (XP-G R5), Maelstrom G5 (XP-G R5), Maelstrom X7 (XM-L T6), Wolf-Eyes Krait (XM-L T6), Mag 4D/6D (incan), Mini Mag 2AA (incan), Photon Proton Pro UV, Mammut Lucido TXlite

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    FN fiveseven loaded with EA S4M with a SF X300 on it.

    If there is a BIG boom I go for the Remington 870 in the closet loaded with 1 /3/4 slugs with a 6P with nailbender XM-L drop in.

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    Two romisen RC-G2's, ITP A3, Fenix LD20 R5, ITP H01, old eveready torch, Two oil lamps, box of matches, pocket knife, compass, clock, lava lamp, rosewood club (it will have to do untill I get my shotgun certificate), homemade drinks coaster, poppy left over from remembrance day, rubbish basket, slippers... Well you did ask.
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    I usually have a Muyshondt Ti Aeon and a HDS rotary

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    I don't worry for an intruder in my home, but still have a flashlight on my nightstand. If I wake up in the night and feel thirsty or need to visit toilet I find Quark 123 very nice with the 0,2lm mode. Sometimes I use the 2lm mode of Jetbeam PA40W. Or maybe Quark Mini AA...
    For me it's the same as with the flashlight(s) I carry around: I like to vary and change them out regularly. Just for fun, and I think that's a typhical attribute of a flashoholic...
    Last edited by Swedpat; 12-12-2011 at 11:27 AM.
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    On the left side of the bed hanging off the treadmill arm: Liteflux Lf2Xt.
    Glock 23 inside nightstand on the right side of the bed.
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    My nightstand stuff, usually a Thrunite TN11 set to about 50% for low and 1oo% for the other setting, Olight I3 for bathroom duty, Glock Model 32 for peace of mind and Mica my German Shepherd on the foot of my bed, she does better than all the other things!

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    When there is a bump in the night, I reach for my Surefire, which is integral in the forend of a Remington 870. For ordinary needs like an airing the dogs or myself, a Zebra Light H51 or a 4Sevens Quark AA

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    Magcharger ( i know but it makes a great club) 870 with Surefire fore end under the bed, Sig 226, S&W 629 + 686 in a small safe and my cell phone. Think I got most situations covered

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    Lately I've been leaving the D11.2 and the SC50w in reach by the bed. There's a bunch of others plus batteries in the nightstand.

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    Olight SR50 if I need to take a look out of the windows from my master suite on 1st floor, SF C2-BK with a Lumen Factory 3 mode dropin set on low, SF C2-HA with a Lumen Factory HCRI dropin and SF 9P stock for other smaller duties.

    As for my wife, a SF 6P Gun Metal NRA edition with a Lumen Factory HCRI dropin.

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    4Seven's Quark AA2 set on max mode and moonlight on low sits on the nightstand.

    I carry a Surefire E2DL with me daily.

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    Sunwayman V10R Ti with KUKU tritium switch and blue trits. A 4sevens Revo SS and Sunwayman R20A as backup

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    I actually keep ALL my lights in an open topped file cabinet beside my bed but.........I keep an Inova Microlight RED stuck to the side of the file cabinet with a magnet. The Microlight is just a foot away and easy to find as it's the only thing on the smooth wall.

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    I keep too many lights to list in the nightstand or in a container under the bed; however, my sc51w sits on top next to my alarm clock. Moonlight level is wonderful; I virtually always use it as I typically go to bed later than my wife.

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    surefire 6z with new batteries and a .45 as well as cmg red led for late night trips around the house. Others also, but these are the ones for bumps and navigation.

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    Currently on my nightstand:
    ITP A1SS
    Preon 2 Neutral
    Nitecore EX11.2
    Quark Turbo 123^2
    Fenix E01
    A little 5mm keychain from batteryjunction
    Hopefully a CW9 pretty soon.

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    Surefire G2 with Malkoff M61WL drop-in.

    I want my night stand light to be as simple and rugged as possible, while still giving me plenty of light to work with. I think the G2 really fits the bill here. The press/momentary, twist/constant UI can't be screwed up at 3am while groggy and checking on that bump!

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    My nightstand flashlight is a Streamlight Poly Tac LED (120 lumens). Single mode, forward clicky, extremely durable (I've thrown this light around a lot to test it's ruggedness), plenty of white light, and I don't feel like I'm neglecting a more prized flashlight by leaving it unused on the nightstand 24/7/365. If one of my Surefires were on the nightstand, I'd be constantly removing it to play with. Since the Streamlight isn't anything special, I forget about it, and it just gathers dust next to the bed, but I know it's always there.

    The other nearby light source is a Streamlight TLR-1, attached to my primary home defense tool. I want 1 hand available if I have no other choice than to go through the house in the dark with a weapon.

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    My wife.... She's scary as hell and glows in the dark.

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    SF T1A Titan on a neck lanyard for getting up at night for a drink or bathroom. If I need more than that there is a SF C3 w/M91 on my dresser.
    "None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by qt11 View Post
    My wife.... She's scary as hell and glows in the dark.

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    I have this strategically positioned beside my bed for bump-in-the-night tactical use: (pic below)


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    Last edited by Norm; 12-25-2012 at 03:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronG View Post
    Sunwayman V10R Ti with KUKU tritium switch and blue trits.
    This for me as well, except mine has orange trits. Wonderful light.
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    Red SF L1 if I'm getting up
    SF L2 to see what the hell the cat is doing
    Rem 870 with SF forend for big bumps
    SF 6P/G2/E2e/E2d/E2DL/E1e/L2/A2-PP(R)/A2(G)/L1(R)/L1(G)/M95/KL4(x2)/KL4(Blk)
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    For the moment I have a Dorcy 3AAA 135 lumen (supposedly) light for bump in the night issues.
    *My new EDC- Surefire E1B and 6P w/Solarforce 1000lm 1 mode drop-in.
    I am a friend of Bill W.'s

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    Fenix TK-11 and a Spark SD6-460. Gotta go hands free to grab the peacemaker.

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    HDS set at level 1 and clicked off - If a trip to the bathroom is required, click on; for anything more serious, max. is just a push away from moonlight level 1. I have momentary and memory selected. This is a magnificent flashlight, a 200T. new style and the intelligence of the UI. is quite amazing and sophisticated: Not complicated, for effect, but ingenious in design and arranged with the users' convenience firmly in mind...I'm a huge fan!

    My sample has a pure white beam with solid spill and would be in the 230-250 lu. range. There is nothing I would change on this fine Flashlight!

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