Most carried light, only 1.

experimentjon

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Over the years, a McGizmo Haiku AA. Originally run with a 119V and an Eneloop AA cell. I adored this light for years. Then, for a while, iPhone flashlights were all I needed until I tried the triples like the Overready Boss.

Nowadays, the Haiku AA is back with a Nichia 219C engine with Guppy3Drv from JFowler here, and a 14500 cell that completely revamps the light for modern times and is basically the perfect EDC. Same L/M/H as the 3S 119 with an AA, an extra 4th high, and a double click turbo. Similar CRI, and same great form factor.

Incredible how the Haiku platform has kept up over the last ~8 years that I've owned it.
 

lion504

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For 10+ years, my most carried (in my backpack) was a PFlexPro S2+. Lightweight, 18650, but the feature I liked the most was the illuminated switch cap. Made it super easy to ID in the bottom of my bag.

My most carried now (on body or sometimes in the backpack) is a Ti ToolVN with the Nichia SW45K. My most used (around the house and dog walking) is my HDS Rotary with the Nichia SW45K.
 

fulee9999

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Malkoff MD2 turnkey with M61N drop-in. Hands down my most used light. Sits on the nightstand at night, comes with me most of the time I go anywhere, be it walking the dog, going to work or hiking. Was also on my belt on my wedding :giggle:
 

AS1

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I don't carry around a flashlight...but if I did:

Zebralight Hi-CRI headlamp (w/o strap) and 1 AA Energizer Ultimate Lithium cell.

Small. Lightweight.
.01 lumens to about 275 lumens.
Zebralight.jpeg
I got this a while ago, but I don't see anything that exactly matches it on their current website. Mine has orange peel reflector, and my guess is it's non-floody.
 

Rickajho

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Ever since maglite went LED it's been a Solitaire single AAA. Always in pocket.
 

Msf

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Since the requirement is only one, my HDS Executive 325 is the one I carry most. That said, have several Malkoffs and Zebralights that see lots of pocket time.
 

Shutupuface1

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For 10+ years, my most carried (in my backpack) was a PFlexPro S2+. Lightweight, 18650, but the feature I liked the most was the illuminated switch cap. Made it super easy to ID in the bottom of my bag.

My most carried now (on body or sometimes in the backpack) is a Ti ToolVN with the Nichia SW45K. My most used (around the house and dog walking) is my HDS Rotary with the Nichia SW45K.
Pictures, please?? Thanks!
 

Buck91

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Most pocket time would be the n219 sw35 modded thrunite ti3 on my keys. But I believe the spirit of the question might be more what gets the most use which is, by far, my armytek wizard nichia
 

ArchaeoCat

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Have a bunch of lights like many people here.
Olight, Fenix, Elzetta, Surefire, Malkoff. My preference is for cr123 cells.
I rotate the lights I carry,
But ...
There is always one that gets the most pocket time.
Mine is the Surefire Edc L1t.
When I bought it I never thought I would like it so much, can't even really explain why it gets grabbed up the most, definitely not the smallest light I have.
seems to end up with me the bulk of the time, like 5 out of 7 days.

Sure this happens to others here, not necessarily the same brand, but we all have that one light.
I carry my Streamlight Microstream USB every day. It’s small, light weight, and plenty bright enough (even on low setting). And all I have to do is plug it in to a USB port at my computer, a power strip, or my car to make sure it is always ready. It fits into any pocket, water resistant, just a super handy light that I use for everything from finding the remote, looking under the hood of the car, to making sure there are no monsters for my daughter. Can’t recommend it enough!
 

Coolwhite

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Ever since maglite went LED it's been a Solitaire single AAA. Always in pocket.
I had one of the old incan ones on my keys for years, then got an led one which was kept in watch pocket, but kept turning on by itself, then head came off and I lost it, sure most people here have had them, or still do.
Great light too, the fenix eo1 a copy of this I reckon.
 

Kitchen Panda

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Most carried Fenix UC02 on the key ring. Because it's a twisty, it doesn't get played with in idle moments like pushbuttons do, so it's got a much higher chance of working as backup. So, not used very much. Every day, S2R Baton around the house and errand running. Still waiting for that fateful day the lights go off at Costco and I'm way in the back at the bakery.
 

Rob Babcock

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Mine has changed due to circumstances. For a long time I'd have said my Malkoff MDC which was my main EDC light for several years. But just over a year ago I wrecked my shoulder at work and am still on work comp. Now I might go a month without wearing jeans or going anywhere except Costco or to game with my local AD&D group. So my main light now is must an Olight i3e EOS on my keychain. Once I'm cleared to go back to work by the orthopedic surgeon I'll probably go back to the Malkoff in the coin pocket of my jeans.
 

fuyume

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My EDC is a NiteCore EC11 with a Fenix 16340 battery (see .sig)
 

showly

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i used to keep a fenix e-05 on my bike's keyring before. then i switched to astrolux a-01 nichia which runs on 10440 lifepo4 battery @ 3.6 volts. ( thinks that battery gives double the rated output lumens.)
 

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