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    Default What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Arbitrary I know but I have 3 lights that I like and would be OK if that's all I could have if that was necessary. There are some that are more general purpose and therefore I should use them more...but I don't

    I have 3 that I just like

    Mine are a Zebralight H51f just because the resulting light is so pleasant to be around and the light itself is uncluttered, the ITP A3 (3 mode) and a 35mm diameter (18650) aspheric that I modified.

    A Thrunite TI (when I do use it and none of these 3 are EDC) is worn necklace style and tucked into the shirt so it's just there when I need it.

    An aspheric "light saber" which is small enough to be handy on occasion (and it's fun). I spotted a family of raccoons transiting my yard with it tonight!

    None of my favorites are high lumen output lights. There are no strobes in this bunch (actually hidden in the H51f I guess but unused). The aspheric is single mode. The TI is usually used on low or medium.

    Sometimes my Proton Pro might be used more often than the aspheric thrower just as a walking around light. I'm breaking my own rules as that's now 4 lights

    Do you have a few favorites that are favorites mainly through the process of having other lights until you figured out what works best for you. List a few and maybe mention why in particular these are favorites.
    Last edited by gcbryan; 02-27-2012 at 04:06 PM.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    I really like my TK12 R5, the size is perfect for me, good beam profile, and reliable, one of my most often used lights.

    The Maglite solitaire is also great little light, I often take off the head and use it as a little candle

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    top 3 most used lights
    Zebralight SC50+ - EDC
    Zebralight H51 - For hiking and camping
    Fenix LD40/Solarforce L2 XM-L - house light

    other notable lights I use and like.
    Solarforce L2m
    Xeno E03 - newest addition
    Nitecore D10 - Light I really like but retired
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    Surefire C2, Surefire Z2/Zebralight H51/DQG AA SS NW/T10/RC-G2/TANK 501 SS/Ultrafire A30B NW XML/Solarforce L2T/Akoray K-106/Fenix E01.....

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    For me, the top 3 would be in order of preference,

    1) HDS 200 lumen rotary,
    2) Malkoff M61HCRI with MD2 host and hi/lo switch,
    3) Surefire T1A Titan

    I have other lights that I like and use, like the Surefire UB3T, HDS 100 high CRI clicky, and SS Preon ReVO neutral but the all time favorites now are as above.
    The love of light is the reason why I don't walk in darkness. But darkness has it's beauty...Sadly, my lights are much more beautiful!!
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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    For me the top 3 most used at the moment would be the following.

    1. HDS Clicky 120 Executive
    2. ZL SC51w
    3. Nitecore EX10


    My EDC rotates a lot, but these are the ones I like to carry most lately.

    The discussion on which I like the most is about the same, except I can not decide between my Nitecore or JETBeam E3S (stainless steel), because I just love the looks and design of the E3S, but like the functionality and looks of the EX10 as well. It's a close call though, since I like most of my quality lights a lot.
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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    In no particualer order, the 3 most used are my Mag Solitaires w/ drop-ins, Surefire M6, TK41.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    SF C2 w/Malkoff M61W
    SF C2 w/Nailbender XR-E R2
    HDS 140

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    HDS Rotary
    ZebraLight SC51
    ZebraLight SC600

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    I love these threads:

    Most liked/used:
    -Fenix E05 (loving this little guy)
    -Quark Mini AA (14500)
    -LiteFlux LF2XT

    Honorable mention:
    -NiteCore D10
    -Zebralight H51

    Least Favorite:
    -iTP A3 EOS (horrible twisty action and mode skipping)

    Most Wanted:
    -ZebraLight SC51

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Most liked/used:

    Lumapower Incendio V3+
    Surefire 6P LED w/ Thrunite XML dropin
    Surefire 6PX

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    Maratec AAA with lithium Batt
    Maratec AA with 14500 Batt
    Maratec AA Extreme with 14500 Batt




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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Ra Clicky 200CN (old model) for work.
    Ti Pd-s for weekends/bedside duty.
    LF2xT Mon-Fri outside of work.

    Honorable mention: Modamag AlTin Draco that is currently being serviced.
    "Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night."-Thulsa Doom PAYPAL FEE CALCULATOR; list of lights.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    I use my energizer e2 headlamp around the house and in the basement all the time.
    i EDC my fenix tk11.
    and I use my fenix tk41 when i take the trash out to look for critters lol

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Well, I like your limiting us to only 3. Really makes you think. I guess my 3 most used are my HDS 200 rotary, (which basically replaced my 170t clicky), my ZL SC600, and my Fenix PD31.
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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Nitecore EX11.2
    HDS Clicky 200
    Armiteck predator XP-G R4 5C1

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Mac's Tri EDC (Neutral) (small, BRIGHT)
    L1 modded to run on AA and trit in clip (small great bedside duty in hotel, runs on AA)
    6P Bored, FETtie in tail (clicky) and VanIsleDSM Quad 5.6A (send drop-in on order in HI CRI XPGs)

    Honorable mention to Haiku (XR-E)


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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Valiant twisty with a malkoff m60wlf + zebralight rubberclip at work. Floody, long runtime and not too bright for close up work. Clip it on my ear protectors if i need both my hands free.

    Modified malkoff md-4 with a torchlab triple xp-g r4 + a hi-lo ring around the house. POWER

    Liteflux lf2xt- keychain. Always with me for all sorts of tasks.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    How do we define usage, as time carrying the light around or as time it's actually lit?

    Let me try...

    Actually lit:

    - Eagletac P20A2 MkII XM-L HO. Perfect beam/brightness for around the house tasks.
    - Xeno Cube. Nightstand light.

    Carrying around:

    - Sunwayman M10A, always in my bag that I take to work
    - Eagletac PN20a when I want to carry in the pocket

    Nap.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Most used:

    - Zebralight SC50+ . . . . . . (nightstand light)
    - Zebralight SC600 . . . . . . (great floody bright light for inside and outside)
    - Lambda Lights 3CXML . . . (to light up the open areas around my house)



    Also great:
    - Malkoff M61w
    - Zebralight SC51w
    - VaraPower 2000
    Last edited by tre; 07-21-2011 at 08:19 AM.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Most used/liked

    1. SF A2 with warm white onion.
    2, SF M6 with PhD-M6
    3. SF M3T with LF HO M3Tand AW 17500s

    Honorable mention

    1. SF Z2 with M61W 3700k
    2. SF L1 Milky mod with high cri led

    I must like SF

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    Hds clicky 120t
    Sunway v10r ti
    Spark st6 headlamp

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    I've been VERY selective in buying lights since finding CPF, as I have other even more expensive interests , but the few lights I've bought have been invaluable.

    1. NovaTac 120P: main EDC.
    2. Fenix LD2 CE: bicycle light.
    3. 3xD cell Mag light modded with XR-E LED and 3 stage driver: around the house.

    These 3 lights do a great job of covering all my portable lighting needs.

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    Dark Sucks Alpha
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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Lights I use the most:
    HDS high CRI Clicky
    Lumapower Incendio v3+
    Zebralight SC51

    Lights I like the most:
    HDS high CRI Clicky
    Neutral Quark AA
    MG L-mini II

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    The lights I use the most are:

    HDS 170T
    Zebralight SC600 (have not had a week yet but now has a place on my belt and I don't see that changing anytime soon).
    Zebralight H60W (probably my most used light as I use it in the leathershop nightly but I don't carry it with me.)

    I generally have some type of tactical light on my belt, and that changes from the TurboX, to a Milkyspit, to a Pentagon X2 with Malkoff drop in, just sort of depends on my mood and what I may have planned for the day.

    The lights I like the most... that's tough. I like them all.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Between my wife & I
    1 - Her Zebra H30 for reading in bed.
    2 - SPY007 , my EDC and used nightly
    3 - Haiku, occassionally replaces the SPY as it does carry a bit more comfy in the front pocket.

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    Aeon
    Zebralight SC30
    Preon Revo
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    He is the light!

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Mini CR2 warm, Valiant Concept 2 CR123 with Malkoff M61HCRI, TK35.
    Deus Vult

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Most used would have to be my Titan, my Haiku, and E2e/Strion combo. Other notables, Mako and EO1 on keys, A2 with warm ring, and my Logan QTC.

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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    For me:

    1. HDS 100wwcn (modded with neutral white xp-g)
    2. Preon Revo NW
    3. Third one was the toughest to pick out, but I'd say a G2 with a Nailbender NW dropin

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