As of 2016, what brands are known for their reliability?

Illumina

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Thrunite kind of flies under the radar, but all of their lights I have owned have been flawless. Their customer service is great too.
 

staticx57

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I've had excellent results with those Malkoffs, and McGizmo. Never used Reylight, and don't even know what is Meteor.

I love the Malkoffs, all of them. The M60 and M61 219A are quite unique so I had to pick them up. The sundrop uses the Nichia 083 which as I understand it is even higher CRI than the 219/119 so I am really excited about that. Also the sapphire optic looks really quite novel and I have to try it.

The Reylights I bought as hosts so they are about as reliable as my soldering skills which lets say I trust everywhere but a warzone then I am just going to use the Malkoffs... Not even a contest there.

The Noctigon Meteor is a 12 emitter light the size of a soda can and with the 219C medium CRI it is the best of both worlds, high quality light and lots of it.
 

chillinn

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If it has to work the first time, every time, all the time, then there is only one light I reach for that has never, and I expect will never let me down: the incan Solitaire, the red one. Some say that green is more durable, but I only ever had the red one. When it's a matter of life and death, it is the only flashlight I can trust. Also, satire is a thing.
 

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.... The sundrop uses the Nichia 083 which as I understand it is even higher CRI than the 219/119 so I am really excited about that. Also the sapphire optic looks really quite novel and I have to try it....

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Standard, or XR-U ... ?

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LensLight also makes (less discussed, but) high quality torches.
 

archimedes

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I've been wanting to know more about them actually. Can anyone link a good thread or two so I can start my research journey into lens light?

Very little of substance has been posted about these, but here is a rather old early review (and I think the photos are broken) ...

https://www.candlepowerforums.com/threads/270997

I'd be glad to answer any questions I can though ...

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ncgrass

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Thanks Archimedes, let me do some reading up and I'll post here when I have some questions. They're great looking lights but just not much info out there compared to malkoff or hds or surefire. Cheers!
 

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Thanks Archimedes, let me do some reading up and I'll post here when I have some questions. They're great looking lights but just not much info out there compared to malkoff or hds or surefire. Cheers!

Sure thing .... I researched these quite a bit before settling on the LensLight Mini Ti to try. Expensive, but I have been very pleased with it.
 

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If there is no budget limit you can't forget Oveready.

I never leave home without at least my boss 35.

Otherwise I trust HDS or my Tana drop in.
 

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PK took a bunch of his know how with him when he left SureFire. That combined with some new ideas are part of his company PKDL.
 
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