Favorite budget light 2024

tex.proud

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I Need a single 18650 light that simple to use, small, has long runtime on candlelight mode and at least 700 lumen output on high mode and has USB chargeport...would like to stay under $40 if possible. .any suggestions ? Ty
Convoy S2+ choose your tint and body color. 2700 really warm 4000k warm 5000k neutral 6500k cold white.
 

Charlie Hustle

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The Convoy M21C-U XHP 70.3 4000K 70-CRI and Cyansky P12R are two of my favorite non-high CRI outdoor lights I have purchased this year. My Emisar D3AA purchase supports the philosophy that flashlight technology is certainly not dead. The only light purchases I see in the near future that could make a similar comparison within the price range to the aforementioned lights is the Convoy S21B 4000K B35AM with it's shallow orange-peel reflector.
 

Randy1956

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I'm liking the Klarus E5 as a tiny shirt pocket light. I removed the included pocket clip and got this deep carry clip from Amazon. EZSMITH Model 24, fits perfectly and now the light fits an inch lower in your pocket.
 

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desert.snake

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For me it's Convoy T3, only $15 with shipping. A couple of days ago I installed a XP-P LED. Excellent white tint and useful beam. I ordered 2 more pieces with other diodes
 

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desert.snake

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What do you like so much about the T3? It's always seems like a really overbuilt oversized single AA light to me.
It has enough metal to remain water resistant after a fall compared to thinner walled options, although I would have preferred it to have even more metal on the bezel or make it steel + easy to disassemble, always have enough spare parts, easy to replace the LED for testing and the driver is good enough for me. All the rest are already perfect enough for not to disassemble them, + he's the same size as all of them. Smaller ones are not as comfortable in the hand

And I'm also not sure that this is anodized, it looks more like paint, it wears off very quickly, it's about 5 times younger than all the others with the same use

And it also has a bad clip, I broke mine when I tried to bend the tip up so that it would fit properly on my jeans. With another Convoy it happened without any problems, but here it instantly burst. The best clips - McGizmo (and some good knives too, and by the way they are very similar in shape - Benchmade/Emerson/ Spyderco/Protech, there is a feeling that they order from 1 place)
 

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RA40

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The Olight i3E is mine. Don't need high output and this AAA size is sufficient.
 
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