What was your first 'real' LED Flashlight? Have you still got it?!

WarRaven

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+1 Akhyar!
Loved the Pelican when I got it, was a classy tank.

The Surefires, brilliant light, just cell hungry.
Unless you didn't use the light, but who could resist ☺

Edit, the Innovas, I went through a few, nice focused light, not very robust in my hands it seemed. Still kept buying them.☺
 

GearHunter

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Since the op asked about first "real" LED I won't mention the mini mag upgrades or the mini mag LEDs. Had several but looking back they did the job but just don't compare to later offerings. So my first real LED light was a fenix pd30. Thinking I bought it in '09. Carried it everyday as my work light/EDC light until I went to a t10sin dec 14 as my EDC then only carried it to work until my HDS 200n took over both roles in March of this year.
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the PD30 great light never failed me. So much better then the " upgrades" fenix put out after with that crap ( my opinion) side switch!
Took about an hour but I just found it buried on my work bench. Flipped it on and as always worked great. As a matter of fact it made me kinda miss that sharp hot xp-g hotspot. Maybe I'll buy another HDS with a 250 xp-g2!

anyway enough rambling.....ladies and gents I give you my pd30



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WarRaven

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HDS will look new still☺

I dug out that Pelican, I remembered it being bigger..
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I put it right back after that lol.
 

Monocrom

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Since the op asked about first "real" LED I won't mention the mini mag upgrades or the mini mag LEDs. Had several but looking back they did the job but just don't compare to later offerings. So my first real LED light was a fenix pd30. Thinking I bought it in '09. Carried it everyday as my work light/EDC light until I went to a t10sin dec 14 as my EDC then only carried it to work until my HDS 200n took over both roles in March of this year.
I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the PD30 great light never failed me. So much better then the " upgrades" fenix put out after with that crap ( my opinion) side switch!
Took about an hour but I just found it buried on my work bench. Flipped it on and as always worked great. As a matter of fact it made me kinda miss that sharp hot xp-g hotspot. Maybe I'll buy another HDS with a 250 xp-g2!

anyway enough rambling.....ladies and gents I give you my pd30

Honestly.... I'm glad I got my PD20 when I did instead of waiting for Fenix to come out with the PD22, and it's ridiculous side-switch too.
 

tech25

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My first was a surefire g2L with the aluminum head- 60L - I gave the module to a friend with a 6p and put a Malkoff M61N and still use it on duty.
 

Zorzi

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My first led flashlight was a mini Mag I had for years upgraded with a Terralux Led upgrade kit. I think it gives 20 lumens, but this was better than with the original tungsten bulb. I still have it, but almost never use it, there is no comparison to more recent flashlights..
 

Phlogiston

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My first LED torch was a plastic-bodied 5-LED MasterLED TL 267 that took 3xAA cells. Bought it in 2003 for about $40 USD, and it still works perfectly. It was my backpack EDC for nearly a year until I upgraded it to a LED Lenser V2.

My mother's had it as a house light for five or six years now - I fuel it with Eneloops for her - and she likes it so much that she's refused all my offers of an upgrade. Single mode, I'd be surprised if it put out 50 lumens. I have a whole box of old-model Fenix lights that could wipe the floor with it, but no. My flashaholic gene must have come from my father :)

I must admit, it's well built - German made - and it looks like it's going to last forever.
 
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