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    Default A Game for all CPFers... Pick my EDC!!

    I am looking for a 1xCR123 light in the $26 range MAX (IE tight budget). My brother just gave me a TON of CR123 primaries and I already have 10 RCR123s. So, ideally I am looking for a light that performs acceptably with BOTH kinds of cells... if thats possible at all.

    SO... I quite simply can not make up my mind, and I am asking you all to tell me which ONE of these lights to purchase. At the end of a week or two I will tally up the votes and thats what I will buy.... HONESTLY. I am THAT indecisive on this one. Here are the candidates I have.

    1) Romisen RC-N3 Q5 from shiningbeam. Fast shipping, upgraded emitter. Romisen quality. CPF member discount, 2AA compatibility.
    http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/t...CREE-Q5/Detail

    2) New Q5 DX trustfire. GITD Clicky, 230 emitter lumens. If you like, recommend this one to me and I will be the guinea-pig for the forum and test the waters for you all (assuming bessiebenny doesn't get to it first)
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13096

    3) Ultrafire 602C, the only multi-mode Q5 based torch I can afford thats small enough to EDC. I like how its modes are sequenced Med-Low-Hi.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.10806

    4) Romisen RC-C3, black. I can buy TWO of them for $26, together thats close to ~200 Lumens of floody goodness!! I dont mind EDC-ing two of these. I really like the color tint of the P4 Emitter. Twist-cap reliability is a major plus for me.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.6103

    Just reply to this thread... thanks!! Let the spending begin!!

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    If you have another 1xCR123 that you think is better then these, PLEASE feel free to recommend that too. Thanks again
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    Default Re: A Game for all CPFers... Pick my EDC!!

    The only one I can recommend is the RC-N3 Q5. I bought two of them and they arrived the other day. Very bright light and has a runtime of about 4 hrs using cheap (AA)Energizer Industrial batteries. I did put in a RCR123 in one of them and it was a bit brighter than the 2 AA.

    I have some of my inspectors testing out the durability right now, but I was certainly impressed. Good throw with a nice bright hotspot.
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    +1 for the rc-n3, I only have the p4 but its still a sweet light.

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    Default Re: A Game for all CPFers... Pick my EDC!!

    I recommend you this Flashy silver aluminum body. It's only Q2 but has 220 lumens output and 5 modes, not bad.

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    Default Re: A Game for all CPFers... Pick my EDC!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BMF View Post
    I recommend you this Flashy silver aluminum body. It's only Q2 but has 220 lumens output and 5 modes, not bad.
    Nice... double O-rings, and even one in front of the lens. I am not really hung up on emitter bins, although obviously the brighter the better.
    Keep em coming!!! So far the RC-N3 has the lead
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    KRAMER! sup ole HF bud, mebby take a look at this: TrustFire TR-803 Cree Q5-WC 230-Lumen LED Flashlight
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    Thanks for the vote Josh
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    N3

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    Out of the four you listed I would go with the

    RC-N3 also!!!

    1) I have 2 of them from shineingbeam (a P4 version and a Q5 version) both are very nice and for the price you cant beat them. use "CPFuser" and get 6% off when you checkout...

    2) The other 3 are from DX and may take more than "months" to get to you if it's not in stock, it's shiped from "Hong Kong". I'm still waiting for things I place a few months ago to come via the "slow boat from China". Shiningbeam is in New York. I live in New York and it takes 1 day for it to get to me via USPS 1st class mail....
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    Default Re: A Game for all CPFers... Pick my EDC!!

    RC-C3 simple,reliable,100 lumens just $13.50.EDC for
    more than a month.Is working very well with Trustfire
    RCR 123 protected.

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