- Mar 22, 2013
- Southern Ontario
Ya unfortunately there is no successor to the lx2. That thing was in a league of its own. The edc2l or whatever the new one is called is closest. But it's not the same build quality, and they made it 1200 lumens, when it should have been 400. With a smaller led than the xml, lux would've gone up. As well as runtime. No dual stage switch unfortunately, but look at the convoy s6. Get an sst-20 4000k or a Nichia 519a around 4500k and dedome it. Order with the 5a buck driver. Then set 1%, 10%, 50% mode, and that'll be a throwy little light with 95+ cri and great runtimes. Probably 20 lumens, 150 lumens, 400 lumens. The reverse clicky is no two stage LOTC, but for $15? Worth a shotSearching for a modern successor to my beloved LX2 has to be the main thing keeping me looking at new releases. No one makes a flashlight with a small head and similar lumen:throw ratio nowadays.
Got an Olight S2R II and Warrior X Pro(the only company besides Surefire with a two stage switch as far as I know) and they are excellent flashlights but somehow just don't light a fire in me.
Old Surefires are the ones that keep me excited and being able to afford some of the "hero" flashlights that I couldn't even dream of owning 10-15 years ago is what keeps me in the hobby recently.
And what finally, after all those years got me to post here.