Seeking bright EDC light

Rangersedge

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Bought a Fenix E12. Great little light and handy size; but really want something quite a bit brighter.
Looking for as much power and etc. as can get in a compact size that clips in pocket. No longer than 4.75 inches. Not huge diameter.
Am leaning towards a Nitecore E4K; but noted a couple others in the small 21700 thread. Would prefer one not made in China (but realize that may be a challenge) and costs less than $150 or so.
What would you recommend?
 

DRW

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tonkem

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I second the Zebralight. I carry an SC63 Cool white. Love that light, always with me, 18650 for higher output and very small, don't even notice that I am carrying it. Only one available is the one that ilikeguns40 posted the link to, which is lower output, 660 lumens on max, but is a more concentrated hotspot versus the SC63(which is not produced anymore). If you are good with the lower Kelvin of 4000K, then that would be the light I chose for the size, but be aware that the beam is more intense. Here is a video of the light.
 

ilikeguns40

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SC65c HI outdoor beamshots in snow. Phenomenal beam. Pretty much perfect H1 660 lumens
 

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alpg88

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check out intl outdoor site, they are manufacturer, sellers of noctigon emissar lights, i carry kr4 for work since 2020, great little light ,Extremely bright on turbo, with fresh cells it burns paper.
 

Monocrom

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I'd honestly recommend taking a more serious look at Nitecore's entire line-up. Their offerings right now are literally the best they have ever been in the company's history. Screaming bright, very good quality, and under $150; you'll have a tough time doing better.
 
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