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    Ok guys and gals... I am new to my addiction of torches. I have about 5 lights currently. I had more and have given them away. And what I am wanting to know is which of my five Lights should I have as my number one light. I know I don't have to choose but that's just me. One light to rule them all.

    Lights...
    1.Klarus 11gt (button not reliable
    2.Fenix pd35 2014(like the button and look better than the 2016)
    3.Nitecore p10gt
    4.Thrunite TN12
    5.Wowtac a1s tac

    **I think I'm really stuck between three if I'm honest. The Fenix, nitecore, and thrunite. ***

    What I like..
    1.I love fast operations and reliable mechanics.
    2.I love good defined Beams in torches.
    No less than a 200 meter throw.
    3. I actually like having a strobe and tail switch.


    I am also open for suggestions on others as long as they meet those requirements.6

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    Default Re: Need to focus on One Champion

    What year is the TN12?

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    Default Need to focus on One Champion

    TN 12 2016 version

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    Default Re: Need to focus on One Champion

    That Emisar D4 that you don't have, should be your 'champion' light, if that's even a thing?

    Just rotate through them, so none gets lonely.

    Chris
    Convoy: S2, S2+, M1, M2, Fenix: P1D, PD32, HL30, ET: D25C Ti, SF: 6P, ZL: SC-600, Klarus: P2A, Jetbeam: BA-20, Icon: Rogue 1, L3: L10, Xeno: E03, ShiningBeam: I-Mini, Olight: i3s, SWM: D40A, M11R, V11R, Maglite: 6Ds, MMs, Solitaires, LaCrosse BC-700, Maha C-9000, XTAR VP2, MP1S, XP1, MC1+, WP2 II, NiteCore i4, v2.

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    Default Need to focus on One Champion

    Thanks for the info on the D4. Saw it. It does look like something to add to the list. Although, I am concern on the distance and step down issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methos777 View Post
    Thanks for the info on the D4. Saw it. It does look like something to add to the list. Although, I am concern on the distance and step down issues.
    It's a wall of light for 50m. What issues? It steps down pretty quickly due to heat, but you can adjust that.

    It's 'been' the light to have for almost a year, but it's not a 500m thrower. It is a nifty pocket light, however. Mine has the Nichia 219CT quad emitters.

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    Convoy: S2, S2+, M1, M2, Fenix: P1D, PD32, HL30, ET: D25C Ti, SF: 6P, ZL: SC-600, Klarus: P2A, Jetbeam: BA-20, Icon: Rogue 1, L3: L10, Xeno: E03, ShiningBeam: I-Mini, Olight: i3s, SWM: D40A, M11R, V11R, Maglite: 6Ds, MMs, Solitaires, LaCrosse BC-700, Maha C-9000, XTAR VP2, MP1S, XP1, MC1+, WP2 II, NiteCore i4, v2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methos777 View Post
    Thanks for the info on the D4. Saw it. It does look like something to add to the list. Although, I am concern on the distance and step down issues.
    D4, D1, D1S ... buy both ?

    "One light to rule them all" ?

    No way ... on CPF, too many is not enough
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Thanks Chrisgarret ..

    Thats my fault. Should use a another term. Step down settings on that flashlight isnít for me. Itís way to small to handle the lumens which means overheating and thatís why it steps down so aggressively and 50 meter just doesnít work for me. Again, the light would need to be at least capable of 200 meters and be able to handle the power it produces without quickly overheating. I would rather have a 800 lumen light that stays close to 800 comfortably for at least 3-5 minutes without too aggressive step downs, than 1000-2000-3000 lumens little light that overheats too fast requiring massive step downs. Itís just a preference of mine. But I do think that light is nice and compact for others. I just like the more medium size or should I say cigar shaped lights
    Last edited by Methos777; 06-16-2018 at 01:38 PM.

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    Default Re: Need to focus on One Champion

    1.Klarus 11gt (button not reliable)

    Reliability issues are an instant deal-killer, can never be your champion.

    I've not experience of Thrunite and Wowtac, so based on experience, my champion would be the Fenix or the Nitecore.

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