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

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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.
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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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    How is the Maratex AA Extreme working out for you, I'd like to get one this month?
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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
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    Preon Revo
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    He is the light!

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

    In order of most switched on:

    -- Photon Freedom Covert NV Green (cyan) depowered from six to three volts.

    -- Maratac 1xAAA

    -- Maratac 1xAA

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

    Fenix E05 for a tiny light.

    Quark Mini 2xAA for a midsize light (and chosen as it also doubles as a very good travel flashlight)

    Fenix TK41 for any situation I don't mind greater weight/bulk.

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    I mostly use my EDC lights for almost everything.
    Quark aa regular with 14500
    unique fire G10 with 14500.. this is for when people ask to borrow a flashlight.
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    Default Re: What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

    Most Used : Photon Proton 1-AA (great UI , EDC)
    Valient Lil Twisty 2-AA W/Malkoff M31w
    Romisen RC-29 1-AA focusing aspheric (Shining Beam version)

    Faves: Macs Tri EDC
    Fenix TK-35
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    Most used in order:

    Zebra Light H51Fw
    Quark AA^2 Tactical
    JetBeam RRT-0 S2

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    These days...

    L2, E2L-AA, Kroma milSpec

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    1) HDS EDC 200T
    2) HDS EDC 120E
    3) Fenix TK15

    At the moment I've working a lot of nights in the warehouse of the supermarket where I work. The lighting in the warehouse itself and outside is shoddy at best so they get a lot of use

    The two HDS lights are my primary and backup. The Fenix I keep for walking home and to light up any local criminals that might cause trouble and hopefully illuminate them to change their ways.

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    1. An old fave, but still fave, the Quark AA2 Tactical, it just works!
    2. Lumintop L1C, when i need to see a bit further.
    3. Thrustfire F25, for the bling bling! Calls attention due to its SS body. Not a good duty light though, it gets hella HOT after a minute or two. (its running on 14500)

    Notable mentions:

    1. iTP A3 when you need something tiny but puts out fantastic lumens with a 10550.

    Shelf Queens

    1. Led Lenser P14 - still works, but not being used anymore, too big and bulky, just for emergencies.
    2. Led Lenser P3 - still works, but i put it back in its box and forgot about it.

    Future plans:

    1. Fenix Tk35 - just one of those lights you gotta have despite the LED tint lottery.
    2. Jetbeam BC40 - cheap, but very good performance!
    3. 4Sevens TurboX - suprisingly good in a small package, price is just right.
    4. Jetbeam PA40 - with four AA's and an XML led with a carbon fiber body? you've just gotta have it!

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

    1. Dereelight CL1H V4 with XPE R3 pill and aspheric head - My EDC thrower
    2. Elektrolumens Big Bruiser - My EDC power flood
    3. Deft - For scanning the neighborhood from my balcony for thieves, homeless, chronics, etc.
    I'm friends with all my neighbors and they deeply appreciate this.
    So far the light prevented 2 break ins.

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    I'll play.

    1.) SureFire L4 with a KX2 head for its beam pattern and run time

    2.) Maelstrom G5 / X7 on 18650 for walks and general use

    3,.) Streamlight Stylus Pro (pocket light)
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    Here we go:

    1. Zebralight SC51: It's my EDC (when not at work), so it gets a lot of use. It'll be too big for my work clothes, though.
    2. Quark Mini123: It's small and freakishly bright, so I keep it in my bag when I can't EDC a proper flashlight.
    3. Surefire G2X: Not small enough for EDC, but it's brighter than anything else I own.

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