What is the longest you have carried the same EDC light?

ampdude

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I carried a aa mini mag for over 20 years. I even converted it with a LED at one point. Then I found this place and went kind of nuts.

I knew you'd show up, that guy with the 20+ year old Minimag. ;)

To be fair I have a plastic 2D that I've had about 30 years, but I can't call it my EDC. It usually sits next to me at the computer.

*edit* Just checked the batteries and they are COMPLETELY dead. :eek:oo:
 
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I've been belt carrying a Nichia RA Clicky since Illumn released them, that's gotta be 8 or 10 years. Still looks pretty new, I dropped it a couple of weeks ago and got the biggest ding so far.

I've had a MJP I forget what it's called, maybe Extreme III AAA on my keys for 10+ years. The knurling for the twisty part has the anodizing worn pretty much completely off.

*edit* I searched my email. I ordered the Clicky in October 2013, so it's only 6 years. MJP Extreme III was May 2009, so 10+ is right.
 
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Thetasigma

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Hmm, broken into categories

Production:
Cooyoo Quantum 4 years
Maratac Rev 2 Copper 2 years

Custom:
Spy 005: 1 year
McRegulus 18 months
Haiku: 6 months

On the custom side, making my own lights I rotate through my own models as I design them and explore their uses and refine them. As for other customs I've carried about every basic type of light and a decent selection of some functionally same/similar ones too.
 

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My Fenix PD22 old style 8 / 46 / 95 / 200 lumen. A gift from my Mom that I carried for years. Surefire primaries last forever.

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I've carried the same McGizmo Ti PD-S since 2006/7(I forget). The longest I lost it was for about 12 days when it was returned to me after I'd been asking around after it on a facility with thousands of people on it. Its been MIA in different cars, jackets, couches, you name it. Travelled to 3 foreign countries and countless adventures. Only upgrade to it was utilizing fenix rechargeable 123's. Its still exactly the brightness level I need.

Also have faithfully carried a McGizmo sapphire since they came out.
 
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I was gifted a CooYoo Quantum by a friend across the pond, when they first came out in 2015. It's been my EDC ever since, so that's 4 or five years.
I don't need a light for work, so I don't carry something larger too.

Here is my progression of EDC lights. From left to right:
The Blue streamlight nano. Carried for about a year it demonstrates how much abuse they take in the pocket.
The middle one is a DQG AAA twisty in Stainless. Carried for about a year.
The one on the right and carried for about 5 years is the CooYoo. Obviously stainless holds up. It still looks like new (well... almost! )

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My Arc-AAA-P had a 14 year run on my key ring. It still works great, but I would hate to lose it, so I replaced it with a Peak Eiger.
 

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Yep !

I carried my Mini-Maglite AA from 11/14/1984
until early 2008, when I went on-line searching
for "flashlights" ! :p


Found QuickBeam's wonderful site,
(thank you Doug, for all your efforts)


Also found a place called CPF,
loaded with people who are
* REALLY * crazy fanatics !
:D


They have taught me that $ 100
is NOT a lot of money for a flashlight !
:rolleyes:
_
 

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Yep !

I carried my Mini-Maglite AA from 11/14/1984
until early 2008, when I went on-line searching
for "flashlights" ! :p


Found QuickBeam's wonderful site,
(thank you Doug, for all your efforts)


Also found a place called CPF,
loaded with people who are
* REALLY * crazy fanatics !
:D


They have taught me that $ 100
is NOT a lot of money for a flashlight !
:rolleyes:
_

The exact same mini mag for 24yrs? Man that is pretty cool. Wonder how many 100s if not 1000s of batteries that thing has seen?
 

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The original E1b (80 lumen) around 2008 to 2011, then the 110 lumen upgrade from about 2011 to 2014. If I was out of the house had it with me. Still use the original 2008 body with other stuff. Never replaced the original clip. Liked it so much I bought 3 just in case.
 

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I've had the same Fenix LD01 on my keychain for at least 10 years. Anodizing has worn off on all raised/wear surfaces, the serial number is long gone, and it might finally be about time to change the O-ring ... but it still works without complaint.
 

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I've had the same Fenix LD01 on my keychain for at least 10 years. Anodizing has worn off on all raised/wear surfaces, the serial number is long gone, and it might finally be about time to change the O-ring ... but it still works without complaint.

I have had the same Fenix LD01 light on my key ring for 10+ years too. I Switched to the Lithium-ion 10440 battery (prob against better judgement) 4 years ago. it has worked flawlessly since and brighter too.
 

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Olight S1 Baton since January 2016, still going. Lost it twice for around a week at a time, once I found it swimming in a few juices at the bottom of the recycling bin, and more recently in the tent (luckily we went camping two weekends in a row).

Lucky for me, there's a backup sitting in my drawer for exactly those times.
 

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Been carrying a 4Sevens Preon 2 for 3+ years. Just lost it last night. Time to look for a replacement. May just order the same one. I figured, its the best time to look around fur other options, in case my Preon 2 shows up somewhere.
 

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I've been carrying a Muyshondt Aeon Mk. III for a little over 2 years now, first got it in October 2017. I don't carry it every day but I carry it a minimum of 4 days a week, every week. Still on the first battery too, which is less a testament to runtimes and more an expose of how little I actually need to use a flashlight in my daily life.
 

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I've been carrying a [FONT=Roboto, RobotoDraft, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Titanium Innovations Illumina CA1-AL since December of 2013.[/FONT]

[FONT=Roboto, RobotoDraft, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]The anodizing has seen better days but it's been through quite a bit.[/FONT]
 

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Carried around a leupold light (similar to a E series Surefire) for around 5 years consistently, but about 10 years of and on. I used to rotate once i found this place, but I've settled down to carrying a Zebralight consistently for about three years although, i've updated the light within that time.
 
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