What was the last LED light you purchased and why?

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weez82

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Sofirn IF25A 4000K

Got this one because it was on sale for $36 and I wanted to try the Anduril UI and I wanted a High CRI light. Both the UI and the High CRI are amazing. I've had a High CRI light in the past and didn't like it. I don't remember what it was (I think it was a 47's mini AA) but after using the Sofirn I don't think I'll be buying lights that don't have High CRI. It's so good. Now this IF25A isn't perfect but for the price it's damn good and it's a good light to test the Anduril UI and High CRI
 

Lawman VII XIV

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Seeker 3 Pro Bundle because I'm weak, and not up on all the Ins and Outs of CRI, throw, spill, 3000K vs 5700K (I know warmer from cooler - that's it) etc. It's a nice looking light as well. But maybe it's time to leave the Olight garden.
 

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A white Warrior Mini 2 because they were $66 on the Olight sale and a Milwaukee REDLITHIUM USB 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight because Home Depot was giving away a spare battery and recharger with it.

I am very satisfied with Milwaukee lights. They are tough, have wonderful, artifact free beams, are long runnning and easy to recharge. I’m surprised more people on the forum don’t sing their praises🙈
 

Badbeams3

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A white Warrior Mini 2 because they were $66 on the Olight sale and a Milwaukee REDLITHIUM USB 1100L Twist Focus Flashlight because Home Depot was giving away a spare battery and recharger with it.

I am very satisfied with Milwaukee lights. They are tough, have wonderful, artifact free beams, are long runnning and easy to recharge. I’m surprised more people on the forum don’t sing their praises🙈
White Warrior Mini 2 here too. Christmas is coming and...well, that's my excuse. I got it yesterday and like it. The white really stands out. Beam wise...not quite my cup of tea these days. I'm more into floodier lights lately.
 

RamBull

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I purchased some Luminous SBT90.2 housed in MT90vn Plus Spec 3. She’s suppose to be the ultimate thrower. 2 miles here we go!

I also got some Nichia 219b sw45k housed in Emisar D18; Jetbeam RRT01 quad with glow gasket; and lastly in Noctigon K9.3 channel 1 while channel 2 is the sw27 variant. It’s my favorite emitter…why not.
 

3_gun

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Sofirn SC21 cause I got it new w/battery for under $20 shipped. I was lacking a single cell compact light that cracks the 500L level. If I don't like it I'm sure I'll find a buyer
 

chip100t

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Two lumentop fwaa lights that arrived today. And I have a fenix hm70r on order from Amazon. I really like the lumentops, as well as having great function they are very aesthetically pleasing in form too, especially in copper.

The Fenix I got for a great price but they can’t give me a firm date for shipping, but I can wait.
 

Azlightguy917

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Fenix LR50R it was my birthday and I wanted something big and something that would reach out although for the price I'm having second thoughts.
 

elzilcho

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Streamlight Protac 2L-X. I finally gave up on my fancy and expensive US-made light that just doesn't seem to want to work, so into the trash it goes (where it should have gone a year ago, if we're being honest) and I'm hoping this new Streamlight can be the workhorse I need. Even if it craps out in 6 months, it will be essentially the same experience I've had so far but it will have cost me a lot less money. :grin2: The 2L-X has a ton of good reviews, I'm really interested to try it out and see how it does.
 

aznsx

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Streamlight Protac 2L-X. I finally gave up on my fancy and expensive US-made light that just doesn't seem to want to work, so into the trash it goes (where it should have gone a year ago, if we're being honest) and I'm hoping this new Streamlight can be the workhorse I need. Even if it craps out in 6 months, it will be essentially the same experience I've had so far but it will have cost me a lot less money. :grin2: The 2L-X has a ton of good reviews, I'm really interested to try it out and see how it does.
I like mine. I'd buy it again if I lost it. It's had a relatively easy life so far, but being a SL w/ FL1 2-meter impact rating, I expect it to survive a few of life's knocks. My others (Strion, etc.) have. You probably made a good choice.
 

richbuff

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I just got the Mateminco MT70Mini. I got it, because I want to see what the SFT55.2 emitter does in a single emitter reflector of medium size diameter. It should be somewhere in between the XHP70.2 and the SBT90.2 in the power to throw ratio. Now all I have to do is wait seven more hours for the dawn of the new flashlight day.
 

Coolwhite

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Malkoff MDC HA cr123
Because I made the mistake of reading a bunch of Makoff threads and couldn't resist, it is a great light, got the cool white, Would have preferred neutral but alas there was no stock of them when I ordered, still very happy with it.

I also ordered a SF EDCL1-T which arrives this week according to Amazon, why did I order this ?
Because I'm a flashaholic of course.
 

Coolwhite

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I just sent in an order for an HDS Executive, 18650… I couldn’t resist any longer.
Was considering an HDS exec, but lead time is 10 weeks, which is pretty hectic.
A nice light for sure, I'm just too impatient I think, that's why I ended up ordering the Surefire. (Large price differential also, sigh...)
I'm holding off for now, enjoy the HDS.
 

nollij

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Maratac Tri-Flood 14500. Because I wanted a SMALL flood to in-pocket carry to suppliment my 4Sevens Quark MK3 IQK16L that I always hip carry. Other than lack of tail magnet which my Quark Mini had, the Tri-Flood is the perfect backup pocket light for me. Of course, I still carry the Prometheus Beta Magnetic as a secondary backup too.
 
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