EDC suggestions?

CZSteve

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Evening,

Been a lurking some time back - just revisited and boy have these LEDs changed!

I want to get an EDC.
Looking for:
- Small and simple design.
- Prefer a clip to secure in pocket.
- High output for defensive use of light (not looking for the 'attack' bezel - just a bright blinding beam if needed)

I'm torn between a CR123 or 14500.
I've been reading the pro's / con's some.

Been looking at the NiteCore; either the D10 or the EX10 (w the optional clip)
https://www.4sevens.com/product_info.php?cPath=93&products_id=534
https://www.4sevens.com/product_info.php?cPath=93&products_id=535

Opinions on CR123 vs 14500?
Any other suggestions on lights besides NiteCore without getting crazy on the cost?

Thanks,
Steve
 

csshih

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Cr123s are more common? but have the ol' explosion risk, which, in my opinion is less likely, but it's still a factor to consider.

don't they have more storage, too?

if you're just getting started w/lights, I recommend the Romisen RC-N3 Q5 version from shiningbeam.com

it can use 2XAAs, or a CR123A batt, rechargeable or not.
 
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WadeF

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if you're just getting started w/lights, I recommend the Romisen RC-N3 Q5 version from shiningbeam.com

Does that come with a clip?

The EX10 or D10 with a clip would be a fine set up. It's mainly down to battery preference. In a pinch would you want to be able to throw in an AA, or CR123? I run rechargable AW R123's in my EX10, and AW 14500's in my D10.
 

CZSteve

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csshih - thanks,

I like that Romisen (esp $), but want adjustable lumens for flexibility and something more subtle.

WadeF,

Plan on going rechargeable either way.
Already have a Pelican M6 as a nightstand light and Streamlight Tasklights in the gloveboxes (all CR123's obviously)

So I already have a few lights configured as 123's.
Just been using standard Battery Station batteries.

For the EDC I'm considering I plan on going with rechargeables; keeping spares charges and changing as needed.
Given rechargeable lithium: is the RCR123 format or the 14500 format better?
 

Gunner12

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With the D10 you get a slightly large light with the ability to use AA batteries incase you need them. But the EX10 is smaller.

IIRC the 14500 battery has a bit more capacity then the RCR123 batteries.

If you buy from 4sevens, there is a 8% off coupon, "CPF8", for us CPF users.
 

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