What was the last LED light you purchased and why?

Sean

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CWF Peanut. Quantum dragon driver with RGB secondaries.
 

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blah9

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I have been getting a lot more into fitness as I've been recovering from some injuries (long story), so I finally switched from my Apple Watch to a Garmin Epix Pro so I'd get more battery life and more analysis and flexibility/compatibility with other fitness devices (bike computer, radar tail lights, etc.).

Anyway, it has two white LEDs and one red LED, all controlled with buttons on the watch, so technically that's the most recent LED light I purchased lol. I've been using those LEDs for tons of things around the house instead of carrying my larger Fenix lights around all day. And my battery life on the watch is still about 11 days which I'm pretty happy with.
 

orbital

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Didn't have a 2x21700 light
or
one with 9 XHP50.3 emitters

Nightwatch CHAOS

-- good thing I have several Samsung 50S

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Ray_of_Light

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Latest acquisition - an Acebeam P18 Defender.
It is incredibly throwy for a quadruple LED setup, because it use four domeless diodes which have a very small point source.
This light use a coaxial barrel to enable a dual tail cap switches. This allows the use of a standard 21700 cell; in contrast with the Nite core et al. - which use a modified 21700 (with + and - terminals at both sides of the cell) to achieve the same functionality. The modified cell system technically is much better because it remove the parasitic resistance of the tail cap spring, of the switch and of the contact, which is something when you're pumping 20 Ampere into the driver.
This P18 light can sustain 1000 lumens output indefinitely, and 5000+ lumens for more than one minute. It can operate while charging - it has an external USB-C charging port, hidden behind the screw-on protection; the entire light is rated IP68 which is great.
Greetings,
Anthony
 

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Ishango

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I took a break from buying new lights for a while—not intentionally, but I wanted to take some time to really appreciate the ones I already have. Also I had an eye infection for a few weeks making it very hard to read anything flashlight related (the horror!). My last addition before this spree was a Wurkkos TD03 back in December. However, this month has been a great one for flashlights! :lovecpf:

Here's what I added to my collection:
  • Olight Baton 4
  • Reylight LANapple
  • Wurkkos HD01
  • Wurkkos WK03
I still have a soft spot for CR123A / 16340 sized lights, so upgrading my Baton 3 seemed like a great choice. The Baton 4 is a fantastic light.

I've had my eye on Reylight for a while, and when I saw the LANapple, I knew I had to have it. The bright blue color is stunning, and the output with the 519a emitter is impressive.

The HD01 is my first flat light, and I thought it would be a fun addition to my collection. It's a solid performer.

As for the WK03, I picked it up this morning. It's not particularly special, but it was on offer for less than $10, making it hard to resist as a loaner.

Happy with my new lights and excited to put them to good use!
 
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