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  1. AardvarkSagus

    Layman's Flashlight Reviews - Change in Status

    Change in Status It is with deep feelings that I write this, but it has been some time coming. As of now, I am entering a state of semi-retirement with flashlight reviews. I will no longer be accepting new lights to review without direct prior authorization. All the lights I currently have...
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    Lumintop PS03 review - A Layman's perspective

    Lumintop PS03 Brightness abounds in so many forms. The latest Lumintop is another take on the keeping huge lumen output into a compact form factor. How well does it compare to existing offerings? Lumintop PS03 Meat and Potatoes The Lumintop PS03 is a huge output light in a relatively small...
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    Olight SR Mini II review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight SR Mini II With the lumens race still heating up, finding innovative ways to cram incredible light into ever shrinking packages has become the norm. Revisiting previous torches with iterative advancements is also something Olight is known for. Combining these two givens into one torch...
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    Olight R20 Javelot review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight R20 Javelot Olight continues to expand their cadre of excellent photonic offerings with further options, this time adding to their impressive duty light line. Who doesn’t love options? Olight R20 Javelot Meat and Potatoes The Javelot line of lights is a relatively recent development...
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    Olight M3XS-UT Javelot review - A Layman's Perspective

    Bigger and brighter. Most of the time when a flashlight company comes out with a new product, this is the direction they choose. With Olight lately, this hasn’t always been the case. I guess we were just about due for something like this. Olight M3XS-UT Javelot Meat and Potatoes...
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    Olight M1X Striker review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight M1X Striker The Olight mantra of iterative improvement strikes again, this time in the form of another aggressively bezeled wonder. Is the M1X a worthy successor, or has this design simply grown long in the tooth? Olight M1X-Striker Meat and Potatoes The Olight M1X...
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    Olight S30 Baton review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight S30 Baton Pick your options. Olight is rapidly converting into a flashlight buffet, allowing each user to select the features that best meet their needs. Olight S30 Baton Meat and Potatoes What can I say? This one isn’t much of a change, even for Olight’s penchant for providing...
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    Olight M2X-UT Javelot Review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight M2X-UT Javelot Purpose built lights have been on the decline lately, with everyone trying to provide one light to meet every need simultaneously, but there’s something to be said for those lights that just do one thing, and do it well. Olight M2X-UT Javelot Meat and Potatoes...
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    OrcaTorch WR10 Rechargeable Flashlight review - A Layman's Perspective

    It seems that with the LED revolution, flashlights have almost irrevocably shrunk in size to provide for better portability. Does this brave new world have any room left for more traditional large lights? OrcaTorch WR10 Meat and Potatoes OrcaTorch is a company I have only recently...
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    Olight S10R, S15R, and S20R review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight S10R, S15R, S20R Rechargeable Baton series Olight has proven themselves the masters of evolutionary updates lately, does this trend Improve their products, or are detractions the order of the day? Olight Rechargeable Baton Series Meat and Potatoes As of late, I have begun to...
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    Elzetta Alpha review - A Layman's Perspective

    Elzetta Alpha Elzetta has long been a go-to brand around the house to be ready for when disaster strikes. What happens though if you want a smaller, more pocketable torch in case the ensuing crapstorm occurs away from home? Elzetta Alpha Meat and Potatoes Anyone who knows me outside of...
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    NiteCore Chameleon CR6 Review - A Layman's Perspective

    With standard white-light flashlights becoming so prolific in today’s market, some companies have begun to expand their offerings to colored light as well hoping for increased sales. Is this a valuable commodity, or simply a gimmick? Chameleon Series Meat and Potatoes My first...
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    Prometheus Beta-QR Review - A Layman's Perspective

    Prometheus Beta-QR Keychain lights: my biggest example of ” Don’t leave home without it”. Prometheus Beta-QR Meat and Potatoes Whenever I encounter anyone who has yet to understand the benefits of flashlight daily carry, I generally point them to a keychain light. These are small and...
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    Olight ST25 Baton review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight ST25 Baton You can’t have too much of a good thing. That’s Olight’s motto, or so it appears as another light joins the Baton line. Olight ST25 Baton Meat and Potatoes Olight’s Baton series has encompassed quite a number of different battery configurations. From AA to 18650, it...
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    Olight R40 Seeker review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight R40 Seeker If you’re sick of constantly rotating batteries, or disassembling your lights to recharge, Olight might have the answer you’re looking for. Hope you’re looking for power though. Olight R40 Seeker Meat and Potatoes While Olight’s latest release looks like it falls...
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    Nitefighter F40C Review - A Layman's Perspective

    Nitefighter F40C I’ll admit, my first reaction was laughter. This light looks to me like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. I try to begin every review with fresh eyes, but, with a new light from a company I had never heard of before, I was having a...
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    Sunwayman T45C - A Layman's Perspective

    Sunwayman T45C Any good flashlight enthusiast knows the benefits of an 18650 powered light. Their rechargeability and high capacity make them suitable for the majority of illumination tasks. What could be better? Sunwayman answers in a very simple manner, “How about 2 of them?” Sunwayman...
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    Olight H15S review - A Layman's Perspective

    Olight H15S Wave What magic is this? Now we no longer have to even touch our torches to control them? Olight brings wizardry to the darkness with the new H15S Wave. Olight H15S Wave Meat and Potatoes Gestural control. That’s the official term, but in reality it feels like magic. If...
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    Lupine Betty TL-2 Review - A Layman's Perspective

    Lupine Betty TL-2 Simplistic design is the staple of Lupine flashlights. The Betty TL is no exception to the rule. Their lights continue to impress electronically though. Lupine Betty TL-2 Meat and Potatoes The Lupine Betty TL-2 (BTL-2) is the flagship model for an already high-end...
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    Orbita Slimline and Goldlight review

    What truly constitutes luxury flashlights? Is it simply exotic materials and lofty pricing, or is there something more? Orbita Slimline and Goldlight Meat and Potatoes As I mentioned previously, Orbita is a company that got its start catering to the elite with their luxury automatic...
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