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    Lightbulb Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    Hi,

    since i am new to flashlights i have been trying to identify the most relevant flashlight models or series of our times. Other newbies might be interested in the same question. The most straight-forward method is to sort the threads after number of replies and cancel out threads which dont treat a specific model or series of a specific flashlight brand. Fyi these are the results (last updated: 2012-07-08, marked dates dating back 12 months)!

    Forum: Flashlight Reviews:
    Quote Originally Posted by Reviews Top 20
    1. Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L), 03-12-2008, Replies: 594
    2. JetBeam Jet-III M (Military), 10-31-2008, Replies: 397
    3. JETBeam RRT-0, 11-11-2009, Replies: 337
    4. SureFire M3LT Review, 06-20-2010, Replies: 272
    5. Zebralight SC51 (XP-G R4) & SC50w (XP-E Neutral) 1xAA Reviews, 09-08-2010, Replies: 227
    6. Maha MH C808M Charger, 12-28-2005, Replies: 223
    7. 4Sevens Quark AA Comparison Review, 06-11-2009, Replies: 219
    8. Dereelight DBS review!, 10-12-2007, Replies: 203
    9. ITP A3 EOS & Maratac AAA Reviews, 08-28-2009, Replies: 202
    10. Maglite XL100 review, 02-17-2010, Replies: 201
    11. Fenix TK40 Review - NEW beamshots up, 04-16-2009, Replies: 197
    12. 4Sevens Quark Round-up Review: Q123, QAA, Q123-2, QAA-2, 06-23-2009, Replies: 196
    13. Xeno E03 (1xAA, 1x14500) - XP-G R5 Neutral White, 02-11-2011, Replies: 192
    14. Thrunite Scorpion V2 (XM-L) + Turbo Head Review, 06-08-2011, Replies: 191
    15. Zebralight SC600 (1x18650, XM-L), 08-25-2011, Replies: 184
    16. Surefire LX2 Pics, Beamshots & Info, 06-27-2009, Replies: 182
    17. Shiningbeam Romisen RC-N3-Q5, 07-12-2008, Replies: 176
    18. Olight M30 Triton Review, 05-13-2009, Replies: 165
    19. Calling all Quarks, Quark Lego Review, 06-04-2010, Replies: 159
    20. Eagletac D25 Clicky Series Round-up Review, 05-29-2012, Replies: 154
    Forum: LED Flashlights:
    Quote Originally Posted by Front Page
    1. ZebraLight SC600, 04-29-2011, Replies: 2,606
    2. HDS Systems EDC # 16, 12-04-2011, Replies: 1,626
    3. HDS Systems EDC #14, 01-19-2011, Replies: 1,617
    4. New Fenix XM-L flashlights - TK21, TK41 and TK70, 03-14-2011, Replies: 1,207
    5. HDS Systems EDC # 15, 07-29-2011, Replies: 893
    6. Fenix TK-70, 06-24-2011, Replies: 849
    7. The SureFire P2X-B "Fury" 500lu flashlight thread, 03-12-2008, Replies: 828
    8. Foursevens Preon P0, 01-12-2012, Replies: 785
    9. The SureFire 6PX/G2X Tactical and 6PX/G2X Pro Thread, 08-27-2010, Replies: 766
    10. Liteflux LF2XT Discussion Thread (Part 5), 04-01-2009, Replies: 668
    11. A Tribute to Nitecore D10, 01-02-2010, Replies: 656
    12. Novatac Registry: Proclaim your ownership!, 08-29-2007, Replies: 571
    13. New Zebralight 4 AA Q50!, 05-23-2011, Replies: 522
    14. Ra Twisty (HDS Systems) - Part 2, 03-27-2008, Replies: 486
    15. SHOT Show 2012: Surefire 'New Products', 01-16-2012, Replies: 475
    16. Jetbeam tcr 01 is out, 04-09-2012, Replies: 470
    17. Surefire LX2 (Part 3), 06-27-2009, Replies: 462
    18. Malkoff M91, 03-09-2011, Replies: 451
    19. The new little NiteCore: "EZAA" Part 2, 03-28-2009, Replies: 432
    20. Zebralight SC80, 06-10-2011, Replies: 415
    21. Ra Twisty SN Registry!, 05-13-2008, Replies: 383
    22. The new Jetbeam Jet-I PRO v3.0, 06-19-2009, Replies: 373
    23. NovaTac EDC T and E Models CRACKED!, 11-17-2008, Replies: 371
    24. Waiting for the SureFire LX1..., 06-20-2009, Replies: 369
    25. Malkoff M31, 07-09-2010, Replies: 350
    26. Nitecore D11.2/EX11.2, 04-01-2011, Replies: 336
    27. Zebralight SC600 & SC600W discussion part 2, 01-03-2012, Replies: 328
    28. The Official Malkoff Junkie thread - Part 2, 04-06-2012, Replies: 301
    29. ZebraLight SC51c High CRI Release, 04-18-2011, Replies: 297
    30. The SureFire E2L-AA Thread, 04-23-2010, Replies: 296
    31. SF TITAN ISSUES You have any?, 11-15-2007, Replies: 290
    32. Malkoff "Hound Dog", 07-23-2010, Replies: 289
    33. Presenting: CRELANT 7G5 V2 (prepare to want one!), 01-29-2012, Replies: 285
    34. Surefire UB3T arrived!, 06-13-2011, Replies: 282
    35. Jetbeam RRT-01, 03-11-2012, Replies: 274
    36. Mako 1xAAA: the most important flashlight i've ever owned, 06-09-2011, Replies: 270
    37. HDS/Ra Clicky & Rotary Serial Number Registry! (Part 2), 11-16-2008, Replies: 269
    38. The Official EagleTac G25C2 thread, 12-25-2011, Replies: 266
    39. EagleTac Clicky Ti, 05-24-2012, Replies: 265
    40. New Maratac AA, 12-15-2009, Replies: 261
    41. Nitecore TM11 malfunctioning - Poll added, 10-03-2011, Replies: 260
    Summarizing the above 2 top lists in a single table, i have marked the flashlight models (or brands) which seem to resurge every now and then, and thus stay relevant in the present discussion:

    1. Surefire 10 LX1, LX2, 6PX/G2X, P2X-B, M3LT, E2L-AA, UB3T, SF TITAN, Shot Show 2012
    2. Zebralight 7 SC51, SC80, SC600, Q50
    3. HDS 6 Ra Twisty/Clicky/Rotary
    4. Jetbeam 5 RRT-0, RRT-01, TCR-01, Jet-III M, Jet-I PRO
    5. Nitecore 5 D10, D11.2/EX11.2, EZAA, TM11
    6. 4Sevens 4 Quark, Preon P0
    7. Malkoff 4 M31, M91, Hound Dog
    8. Fenix 3 TK21, TK40, TK41, TK70
    9. EagleTac 3 D25 Clicky, Clicky Ti, G25C2
    10. Novatac 2 T/E models, Registry
    11. Liteflux 1 LF2XT
    12. Crelant 1 7G5 V2
    13. Mako 1 AAA
    14. Maratac 1 AA
    15. Dereelight 1 DBS
    16. iTP 1 A3
    17. Maglite 1 XL100
    18. Xeno 1 E03
    19. Thrunite 1 Scorpion V2
    20. Romisen 1 RC-N3
    21. Olight 1 M30 Triton
    22. n/a
    23. n/a
    24. n/a
    25. n/a

    Evaluating all the above data and dates, i've come to the conclusion that the most discussed China-made flashlight models released in recent times (from 12 months back until today) are:



    • Zebralight SC600
    • Jetbeam RRT-01, Jetbeam TCR-01
    • Sunwayman V10R Ti+ (thread went missing!)
    • 4Sevens Preon P0
    • Xeno E03 (older than 12 months but continually being upgraded)
    • EagleTac D25 Clicky series, EagleTac G25C2
    • Fenix new TK-series


    The most successful newcomer in 2012 so far clearly being the EagleTac D25 Clicky series (aluminum + titanium), selfbuilt's review entered the Reviews Top 20 only after 5 weeks, congrats to the feat! A rivaling 2012 series could be the new Nitecore E-series which launched just recently and seems to arrest lots of fresh attention already. We will see if the E-series can enter in one of the above two Replies-sorted lists and even get ahead of the D25 Clickies! To me this feels like a race and true competition!!

    Note: There used to be a very popular Sunwayman thread on the Front Page (Sunwayman V10R Ti+, authored by Ualnosaj afaik) with hundreds of replies but i cant find&display the thread and count its Replies any longer. The thread seems gone, yikes!!

    Hope someone found this post interesting or helpful!
    Last edited by kreisl; 07-08-2012 at 11:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    WOW, that is some heavy info. Nice work

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    thanks biglights!

    i plan to update this interesting top list once in a while when i observe major or plenty changes in either list. The Nitecore E-series has certain potential to enter the Front Page or the Reviews Top 20, imho.

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    Quote Originally Posted by kreisl View Post
    thanks biglights!

    i plan to update this interesting top list once in a while when i observe major or plenty changes in either list. The Nitecore E-series has certain potential to enter the Front Page or the Reviews Top 20, imho.
    I agree I have the EC1 and it is pretty awesome! Was thinking about getting the EA2 or maybe wait for EC2.

    This list must of took a lot of time.

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    Quote Originally Posted by biglights View Post
    This list must of took a lot of time.
    no, not really
    you can click on the following 2 links, and there we go!

    Forum: Flashlight Reviews (sorted after number of Replies)

    Forum: LED Flashlights (sorted after number of Replies)

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    Excellent idea. Thanks for posting this.

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    Son of beech, sheet! How long did it take you to aquire all this info?

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    Default Re: Top list - The most discussed flashlights of the past 12 months

    Some of the ones on the list like the Q50 don't actually exist.

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    nice work!
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    Any kind of reply is counted? Regardless of topic? ( negative or positive / praises or complaints )

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