What's your 2023 edc?! What is a light im missing out on?

noobstarr

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I love the ace beam e10s moonlight in the middle of the night, and walking with it looking ahead on low/med/high. Besides that I find myself grabbing the md2 hi/lo 219b whenever I can. What is the light you have been carrying most 2023? What light am I missing out on? Not looking to own a giant light as I like pocketing them. Id love to hear any recommendations.
 
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I use several lights for EDC depending on what & when I'm do whatever that day. Several of the lights are Hank lights with duel channels. A Dt8k, D2, D4sv2 & D4k have all been in my pocket depending on the day. Other lights used as EDC so far this year include a D1[x3], D4v2, Olight S2r BatonII, SofirnSc31Pro, Acebeam E70 21700&18650, Acebeam T17, Wukkos Ts10 & Pokelit AA. Sometimes it's just one & at most 4 lights at 1 time. Battery sizes range from 26650 6500mah down to 14500/AA & 18350. The one thing all [90%] is they have is a high CRI of 90 or better.

My most carried light is the D4k 21700 using W2 on one channel w/LH351d on the other giving me good reach & nice flood in a long running light if I just use a single channel at kinda normal levels. That said I have drained the 4200mah battery from 4.2 to below 3.4 in a single day
 

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I've been carrying a 1x123 light by PK Design Lab called a PR-1 and his 1x AAA PL-2 inside my trouser pocket(s) since 2016. I just recently added a Malkoff MDC 1x123 body/M361w/VME combo clipped to the outside.

For all of those years I'd click to medium or low nearly everytime I used the PR-1. Well the M361w module starts on low at about same output as the PR-1 on low.
 

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Ramping user interface is handy for some people. Intl-outdoor has Emisar (Hank) flashlights.

Currently $10 off the D1. I have the sand (approx. 3800K) 5700K dedomed 519A (warm white switch) and a cyan 5000K B35AM (cool white switch). These have the throw and cast that suit our terrain.
 

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I've been carrying a 1x123 light by PK Design Lab called a PR-1 and his 1x AAA PL-2 inside my trouser pocket(s) since 2016. I just recently added a Malkoff MDC 1x123 body/M361w/VME combo clipped to the outside.

For all of those years I'd click to medium or low nearly everytime I used the PR-1. Well the M361w module starts on low at about same output as the PR-1 on low.
The PL2 seems interesting. Wish they were still available for purchase
 

KITROBASKIN

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SST20 is a great choice. 519A another.

Guess which Emisar D1 flashlight has a warmer light?

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I appreciate you all chiming in. I pulled the trigger on a d1 with the 519a 5700k dd today, went with the cyan body and rgb switch
 

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The D1 is a great choice, I have 6 of them & am thinking of adding 1 or 2 more to the collection at the sale price. The 3 I've used for EDC are an SBT90.2 w/smooth reflector, a Hxp70.3 @4K & 90cri w/orange peel reflector {a great GP light} & a SST20 @4K & 95cri w/OP reflector. The new 21700 light is very tempting as run times are usually more important to me than MAX L. So why is a SBT90 on my list you ask, truth is if you run it around 500L max you get good run time & avoid the heat issue. It's a LED known for its WOW factor [& it's earned] but it's also a solid GP light for big rooms & outdoors. I'm really thinking it paired with an OP reflector might even be better
 

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Zebrlight S64c LE has been doing it for me. As small as some CR123 lights with the benefit of an 18650 battery. Nice neutral tint, plenty of modes, efficient and intuitive interface (once you get use to it). From my perspective, no significant downsides in an EDC context.
 

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Thing is, I use the light emanating from the D1 switch to navigate middle of the night needs. Placing it on the night stand switch down keeps the light low for sleeping. Easy enough to slightly unscrew the tailcap to extinguish all light.

Great choice noobstar!
 

noobstarr

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The zebralights seem awesome. They seem to do it for many a folk.
Well im waiting on the d1 and decided to get a d4v2 dual channel in stone white as well. I don't know why flashlights are so addicting but I think its the price range, customizability, broadness of interesting info involved, and also its a cool and undeniably functional object. Plus the fact that the beam and color varieties seem to tickle the human mind in a way I've only found with primal objects. Knives etc Flashlights are awesome, thank you guys for the recommendations.
 

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Thing is, I use the light emanating from the D1 switch to navigate middle of the night needs. Placing it on the night stand switch down keeps the light low for sleeping. Easy enough to slightly unscrew the tailcap to extinguish all light.

Great choice noobstar!
That. is. awesome
 

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This little custom backup.

Modded with a LH351d 4k led, Dr Jones H17Fx driver and bored for 18350. Fully programmable and I have two groups. The first group is for home/indoors/lower power, .5L, 25L, 60L, and 125L. Second group is work/outdoor/high output, 350L, 500L and 800L. Really small and pocketable, super low when needed and blinding bright when I want it. The led is a perfect warm tint, high CRI and an amazing beam with the TIR optic.
 

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