Your favorite brand of LED flashlights

tyoda0202

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Maybe there's an previous post to this regard, but thought I'd put it out there again.
What's your favorite light brand & why? I'm thinking of criteria like product range, quality, design, real world performance...
I've been a Fenix person for years, have a number of their lights, but haven't really found any other brands to try. I'm on emails for Prometheus (Four Seven), but not sure I like the designs. What are your recommendations to check out?
 

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What's your favorite light brand & why?
Streamlight. I've used them almost exclusively for 30 years and have never experienced a single malfunction of any kind. I'm sure there are other "illumination tools" out there that are higher quality, but you simply can't beat that kind of track record.

And for the record, I'll be getting my first Malkoff shortly, and I'm sure it will live up to the hype. I think it will make a nice companion to my Streamlights.
 

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By the numbers I own it would be MagLite, Sofirn or Fenix. If it was,"I lost a light what do I buy to replace it?" It's Acebeam as it's the only light I own that if I lost I wouldn't use the opportunity to buy something else from someone else. I'd just buy what I'd lost again
 

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Streamlight and maglite. Streamlight for their rechargeable in cradle lights like a stinger, and maglite for their primary powered lights
 

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Fenix is a good brand. I prefer other brands but I don't scoff at the Fenix.

For me flashlights are tools so I don't really have one "universal lighting tool". I like simple for the most part so my brand preference is mainly based on that principle.

Here in 2021 my really bright and/or long runtime Maglite products get the nod. For fairly bright but downsized Elzetta and Maglite products get the nod.

For everyday carry PK Design Lab lights still go with me nearly everywhere. They were the brightest small lights made when they were available, they fit easily in my trouser pockets and are reliable.
 
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beliving

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zebralight.com is my favorite. They have extremely compact EDC lights with high power. Compare the dimensions to whatever similar power light you're currently carrying.
 

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Maybe there's an previous post to this regard, but thought I'd put it out there again.
What's your favorite light brand & why? I'm thinking of criteria like product range, quality, design, real world performance...
I've been a Fenix person for years, have a number of their lights, but haven't really found any other brands to try. I'm on emails for Prometheus (Four Seven), but not sure I like the designs. What are your recommendations to check out?
Malkoff is my favorite brand. The build quality is unsurpassed. No gimmicks, just absolute reliability and American made.
 

Jim 1965

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Surefire, Malkoff, and HDS for their build quality, style, and usability.
Hi I haven't heard of HDS until now. But I have only been in the Flashlight scene for a year in December. Can you please tell me what HDS stands for, also where I can find them
 

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Convoy. Bang for the buck. I have an Alpha blue label which is a really nice light, but I carry a Convoy S2 with Biscotti firmware, it's smaller, bright enough and I don't have to care what happens to it.
 

Johnny Ryall

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Malkoff for all the reasons listed above, I've built up 4 so far and they crush it for my needs.
After years of all sorts of flashlights I've learned lumens and cheaper/budget prices aren't always the best, buy once cry once. The MDC netural xp-l on a short 16350 is by far the best EDC light I've ever had.
 
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