What 3 lights do you like/use the most?

Treeguy

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Just two for me.

1 - Rayovac Indestructable AA around the house. Use it all the time.

2 - Surefire 6PX-Defender for my walks at night because the idiot down the road has a big *** German Shephard that wants me dead!-dead!-dead!
 
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1: Eagletac D25C Vinh modified with Nichia 219
2: Surefire 6P with M2 head and Malkoff M61L N
3: Nitecore SR3
 
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Here’s my current list. In BOLD are my 2 most used lights. It's hard to peg down a 3rd. Maybe the L10 or maybe the EA4w when I need a good thrower?

L10 Nichia 219
L10C Nichia 219
EagleTac D25LC2 Nichia 219
Nitecore EA4
Nitecore EA4w
Fenix PD32UE
Zebralight SC52w L2
Zebralight SC62d – for just about everything
Zebralight SC600wII L2
Zebralight H52w
Zebralight H600wII – for backpacking, running at night, kayaking, anytime I need hands-free use
Xeno E03 Nichia 219
Rayovac Indestructible 2AA
(some other random lights not worth mentioning)
 
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Zebralight SC52 EDC
Fenix TK35UE General Outdoor Use
Armytek Wizard Pro on bike or for hiking
 
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1. JetBeam BC25
2. JetBeam M2S
3. Fenix TK70
 
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Well, at the moment I only own 4 lights (generic Cree zoomie, Maglite 3D (with aftermarket LED), Fenix LD10 and LD20), but the light I keep using most of the time is the dimmest:
Fenix LD10

It's lightweight, sturdy, has nice mode-spacing, a very useful and universal beamshape and -colour and fit's snuggly in really every pocket. As my flashaholism is just starting to flare up I think the incoming Convoy S2+ could really replace the LD10.
But for now the LD10 is just the light I end up grabbing whenever I need one (or think I could be needing one later ... ).
 
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Eagletac D25C Ti in pocket all the time.
Armytek Viking Pro v2.5 in holster on belt for work.
Energizer led head lamp. 2 mode (on/off). Very small and light, 2 button batteries. Used for fishing, etc.

My Sunwayman V10r Ti is in the process of being modified. It will be my edc pocket light when it's finished.
 
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JetBeam RRT-0
ArmyTek Barracuda
Oveready Triple (insert various P60 host)
 
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Tixx

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Photon Freedom Covert
Zebralight H52w AA Neutral White
Zebralight SC600w II L2
 
ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond

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Current top 3:
LF2XT
V10R Ti
HDS Rotary
 
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thedoc007

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Zebralight SC600 Mk II L2
Eagletac G25C2 Mk II (only because of the diffuser, I hate the interface with a passion, only use high/turbo for inspections)
Nitecore TM26 (XM-L2, OLED makes it such a pleasure to use, and it does pretty much everything well)
 
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Zebralight SC 62 (I feel naked without it ��)
Fenix TK 75
Zebralight SC 600MK2
 
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Fireclaw18

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I tend to go in cycles with my lights. The lights I use the most are my favorites at that particular time. They might be the ones I use the most now, but weren't 3 months ago and might not be 3 months from now.

My current favorites:

1. Sinner Cypreus Tri-EDC. This is a custom single-18650 tube-style host made entirely of copper with a solid copper pill. The entire light is fairly small at 103mm long and 24mm wide. I installed a 3-mode Nanjg 105c driver from Mountain Electronics with off-time memory. I stripped all the 7135 chips off the driver and replaced it with a FET. The emitter is a 20mm copper Noctigon with triple dedomed XPL neutral. This is easily my brightest light. Based on a similar build someone else did on a fresh Samsung 25r INR cell, the light should be drawing around 13 amps at max power (4.3 amps per emitter) and outputting around 4000 lumens. My luxmeter measured it at 25k lux... very impressive for a small triple. Even at 25% power I estimate it's outputting around 1000 lumens.

The biggest downside of this build is heat. The copper head becomes too hot to touch after 20-30 seconds. This is not a light you'd want to accidentally turn on in your pocket as you'd quickly have a fire. I'm thinking I need to replace the driver with one with a shorter turbo timer. (current one has a 2 minute timer, but 30 seconds is probably more appropriate). Also, being made completely from copper, this light is substantially heavier in the pocket than comparable sized aluminum lights.

2. Zebralight SC62w. All around great light. Lightweight, bright, great tint, great runtimes, nice UI. Not much more to say.

3. Modded Aleto N8. Single 18650 cheapie zoomie very heavily modded. Much brigher than stock with a wider flood, more throw, electronic sideswitch, shorter length, and great grip.
 
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Use: Olight S10-L2, Olight R20, Fenix TK75.
Like: Fenix TK75, ArmyTek Barracuda, Zebralight SC600 MKII L2 CW.

Although these change by the day ;)
Always varies because of what I need, how I feel and what I'm planning to do.
 
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My current favourite

1. HDS rotary 140N (with leatherman clip)
2. HDS clicky 100
3. Surefire Fury bored to use 18650

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I typically use my 18650 lights the most. When I go camping/longboarding, I'm usually wearing my Zebralight H600F headlight and then I use my Fenix PD35 for momentary on when I need a little more throw.
 
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For me, Eagletac G25c2 mk ii Neutral (all arounder), Olight SR52 (throw) Olight SR96 (flood) Cheers, RC!
 
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1. Grey E1 Body with black ExE Head and towermodule made by me (EDC at home)
2. E1 Body, Aleph two stage tailcap and L2 head with xm-l2 (on the nightstand)
3. Xeno E03 xm-l (EDC at work)
 
AirmanV

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So far for me...
1. SF P3X Fury
2. Fenix PD35
3. SF 6PX Pro

I plan on getting a SF M3T soon, and I suspect it'll make it to this list.
 

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