Thanx. I think my secret decoder ring is in need of a firmware updateMatt at Lumencraft aka Adventure Sport
I sleep with my thrunite t2 tide to my wrist . No need to fumble in dark to look for itSo 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?
I nearly bought a UV version of that a few months back.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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Nice other items as wellCircumstances dictate our sleeping quarters are a little… rough at the moment. It’s pitch black except the faint glow from the fire. Now I’m not one into bling, but finding my main light at night was a memory exercise I was growing less fond of, especially with a couple of emergency false alarms recently.
So I picked up a light I’ve had my eye on for a while, but never went for. The feature I didn’t like - all the tritium tube slots - turned out to be the feature I now need! It’s a copper Reylight Lan 519a, with the dark glowed out of it good and proper.
Works a treat.
Unfortunately it is indeed winter down here, and a cold one too! Nightstand is just an old set of drawers, does the job. If you were looking at the hunk of metal and bolts, see below…
Cheers! We try, but it’s been a crazy wet season this year. We’re positioned high and dry for sure, but we have been cut off from civilisation several times already this season.