Show your nightstand flashlight!

Mister Ed

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So I'm just cleaning out the nightstand, making sure all the flashlights have fresh batteries etc. I've had this Surefire flashlight for probably 10 years now. It's been solid, and easy to grab when needed (mostly mundane, but crucial needs like finding things under the bed).


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What's your go to nightstand flashlight?
 
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Since you asked, this is an unedited pic of about half of my bedside table top... At the moment, there is a 1st gen BOSS 70 in my pocket.


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L-R: BOSS 35, Tiny Nugget, bored C2 w/ Oveready L3N, GT Nano triple conversion, Okluma DC1, Hoku, McLuxIII PD, HDS 200lm hcri Clicky, Tool AA hcri, i3p, Tana triple E2 and a sweet little brass AAA whose name escapes me. And two Pak lites, because emergency lanterns... (both 5mm hcri's)
 
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Jelly- Is that the 200 or 320 lumen version?
 
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Since you asked, this is an unedited pic of about half of my bedside table top... At the moment, there is a 1st gen BOSS 70 in my pocket.


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L-R: BOSS 35, Tiny Nugget, bored C2 w/ Oveready L3N, GT Nano triple conversion, Okluma DC1, Hoku, McLuxIII PD, HDS 200lm hcri Clicky, Tool AA hcri, i3p, Tana triple E2 and a sweet little brass AAA whose name escapes me. And two Pak lites, because emergency lanterns... (both 5mm hcri's)
Not a single malkoff?!!
 
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My actual nightstand isn't fit for a photo, but here the light that's been on it for a couple of years now. Replaced a Nitecore Tube. I like the warmer color light and the single mode. No accidental blinding. If I need a little dimmer, my thumb works great.
All the bigger flashlights are down in the hobby area two flights down, apart from a couple of Sofirn S2+ on the middle floor.
 
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a single malkoff?!!
Thermal guy- Not there, no. They live by my front door with a bunch of others. HD 18650 Neutral, an older Wildcat, one of the recent group buy M91's in an MD2, and another group buy M61 LLLL MD 1.5 w/ Oveready zerores insert. 😁
 
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Thermal guy- Not there, no. They live by my front door with a bunch of others. HD 18650 Neutral, an older Wildcat, one of the recent group buy M91's in an MD2, and another group buy M61 LLLL MD 1.5 w/ Oveready zerores insert. 😁
Ok. I forgive you😁
 
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I currently have three bedstand flashlights.

1. Emergency blackout light - Streamlight HL4
2. Bump in the night light - Nitecore P20i w/DC fix on lens
3. General "incidentals" light - Eagletac D25LC2 Tactical (which I'm looking at changing to an ET T-series in the future)
 
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I got rid of my nightstand September, 2019, because it was too small for my flashlights. I put a coffee table alongside my bed, instead. Current bedside lineup: MF05, MT90vn, HK90vn, HK90, 2 x GT94, KR1vn90, K75vn, D4V2vn W2, FW4vn W2, D18vn W2, FW21Pro vn, NSX53vn, TM9Kvn, EC03, MS03vn, R90TSvn and MS18vn.
Dec 2020 A list
 
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Right now:
- SureFire EB1c (200),
- Rayovac Industrial 2aa,
- SureFire G2x Pro (320),
- Emissive Energy X1,
- Brinkmann MaxFire (with M61 N4L sst),
- Elzetta 1aa,
- Sorfirn C01 (Sophia),
- Elzetta 1RCR.

- In bubble wrap are MD2 hi/lo, G2 (w/ M61 NL), MD2, Streamlight ProTac (750), Streamlight ProTac EMS, ProTac 1L aa, and ProTac 1aaa

- For years I kept an LED Lenser tri-max next to my bed because it was dimmer than my minimag incan. I joined here and soon after that the G2x Pro joined it. Then the MD2 hi-lo then the rest over time.
Others have come and gone but the main players over the years are the EB-1 to blind a robber, the Rayovac because it's yellow, G2x Pro because they are a great flashlight and now the Elzetta RCR because of the 1/2 lumen low.
 
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I usually have a half dozen or more when I run out of room I ut them away but different ones accumulate pretty quickly. The only one that stays all the time is a ML300 I have set up as a lantern.
 

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  • Tool AA 2.0 Ti : A gift that I treasure; the general go-to light for any nocturnal short-notice investigations
  • MaGizmo PD: A special light that rests on whatever is serving as my nightstand wherever I go.
  • Modified Mag-Lite 2D: I did this mod circa 2006 - 3x Luxeon III LEDs powered at 1A pushing maybe 300 lumens. Originally powered by 6-8 AA NiMH in series, I've since migrated to 2x 3xAA parallel adaptors with 14500 cells. It's hardly 'bright' by 2021 standards but still satisfies.
 
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Always have my titanium Thrunite AAA near the bed or in my pocket.
 

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Now that I have a new Fenix E12 v2.0 as my EDC light, the 2d gen Inova X1 that it replaced serves as my nightstand light. Terrible design, terrible UI, but decent battery life with 80 lumen and 11 lumen modes. The biggest problem is it turns on in High mode, and the tail switch is useless. I should have returned it, but I really needed a new flashlight that took a single AA when I moved to a cabin in the woods in an area where CR123As just can’t be had cheaply.

The Inova X1 replaced my Leatherman Serac S3 as my EDC light, but I’ve never been happy with it. The Serac S3 is a much better light for any purpose, but those CR123As just cost too much for me where I now live.

At night, I have to close my eyes, turn it on, turn it off, then turn it on again to bring up Low mode, but even that is a bit too bright. 5 lumens would have been better. Because the tail switch is a momentary only (and requires a lot of effort), the only way I can actually use this light is by screwing and unscrewing the tailcap, which is the real switching mechanism, and that requires two hands.

The latest gen Inova X1 lights have, if you can even believe this, an even worse UI.

Cannot recommend, do not buy.

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I made my bedside "flashlight". It uses one 18650 cell, has a built-in USB charger. A nanjg101 driver with 2 - 7135's drives an XT-E royal blue led with a dome-shaped remote phosphor. Turns on in moonlight and has 4 more levels to choose from. I made it in 2017 for the BLF competition. [I see I should have dusted it before snapping the pictures. ;) ]
 

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