What was the last LED light you purchased and why?

lampeDépêche

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I just pre-ordered one of the new Quark Atoms in 123.

Tiny, tiny stainless steel shell; wide 120 degree pure flood. Is it the smallest 123 light out there? Must be close.

I have it's AAA cousin, the Preon 0, and love the quality of light that it puts out--the purest, even-est flood I have seen.

It's not going to be perfection--the tint will be too cool, and it has no sublumen setting, which is a shame. Also, it was a mistake to go with an XPG instead of an XML--when you want pure flood, there is no reason to go for the tighter emitter, and and XML would have given better run-times.

So it won't be perfection, but I think it will be pretty sweet!

And I ordered the headlamp that comes with it. A ball joint, basically.
 

KeyGrip

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I got a Princeton Tec Pulsar II at REI. Almost an impulse buy; I had been looking for a little light to keep with my clipper card holder and it was on sale

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KDM

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Having a fairly large collection of flashlights I was very surprised my wife asked me to purchase a light this evening. Yes I get the usual, you sure do have a lot of flashlights. So I go to the store and after hunting for this specific light for a while I finally find it. Hope you guys aren't too jealous because I got my hands on a Flashlight Friend Unicorn. It's for my three year old daughter, guess my wife is tired of her stealing her orange HDS hi cri clicky.
 

Theron

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Zebralight H600Fw MK II... I dont have a headlamp, so length figured I should start somewher.
 

GolfGolf

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I just pre-ordered the Quark Atom. I love my mini X 123, and this one is even smaller. Hope it is as good as my mini.
 

Federal LG

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I just bought another Surefire E1L with KX1B head for stock purposes.

Surefire stopped it´s production and I think it´s the best EDC light ever made in the history of mankind. ;)
 

zs&tas

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Olight M22

dont buy lights often, needed an upto date bright model. prefer single 18650's. like my M20s. liked the modes and runtime graphs of the 22. Its a done deal, cant wait to put it against my last upto date dam powerful light - thrunite scorp v2.

now i need a very compact 18650 light........
 

Marksman762

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Surefire E2DL. Replaced an E2d incan and I couldn't be happier. That was a number of years ago now. I'm considering upgrading to the Ultra or a Fury.
 

tsask

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NITECORE MT 21 A
I liked that it is a THROWER. The first night I EDC'd it became invaluable lighting up house numbners from my car. using to NiMH AAs to get this power is a nice feeling
I even like the end cap, despite the fact that it can not easily tail stand. the 'convex' on/off button is helpful easy to reach.

could not resist the deal at illuminationgear either. glad I got this light....... proud to carry it and talk about it when asked.
 
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d123

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Just bought a Nitecore EA4, I wanted a powerful reasonably priced light that throws a big hotspot and runs on AA.

The EA4 was well priced and has lived up to expectation so far.
 

nyc71

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Olight M22

dont buy lights often, needed an upto date bright model. prefer single 18650's. like my M20s. liked the modes and runtime graphs of the 22. Its a done deal, cant wait to put it against my last upto date dam powerful light - thrunite scorp v2.

now i need a very compact 18650 light........

Checkout the ZL SC600 II.
 

AMD64Blondie

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Just bought a Nitecore EA4, I wanted a powerful reasonably priced light that throws a big hotspot and runs on AA.

The EA4 was well priced and has lived up to expectation so far.

I agree.Love my EA4.

Hard to believe that it's brighter than my TK40,but with half the batteries.
 

Jash

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Energizer Fusion 3 in 1 from my local Bunnings. It's actually a reasonable light with a really nice beam from the flashlight and good flood illumination from the lantern section.

Would make a great Christmas present for kids as it has a bit of a toy factor to it with the legs and swivel head.
 

Mechagojira

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The last light to join my collection was a Mini maglite pro+,
I liked the increase in lumens but I went with the camo
version so my wife could't see that I had yet another Maglite
flashlight in my collection.
 
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