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    Flashaholic DIPSTIX's Avatar
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    Default Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    My father has seen my collection of lights and is interested in getting one for christmas. It will be his first quality flashlight and does not have a large knowledge base to wish to provide me useful information. I will supply some requirements and please help me narrow down a good choice.

    •4500-6000°k
    •DURABLE , able to be dropped on concrete from 2.5-3ft and be okay.
    •300+ lumens. Looking for a thrower
    •MINIMUM of 2 output levels, not including strobe/SOS
    •POCKETABLE, able to be used as an edc

    I am up for suggestions on batteries. I personally prefer 18650 but he does not have a charger and I do not know if he will buy a charger for one individual flashlight. I believe I'm going to be leaning more towards AA or AAA.
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    Default Re: Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    A good lithium 1 slot charger costs 8$
    A lot of lights have build in chargers

    How big is pocketable?
    1" diameter over the full body?

    Nitecore MH12, P12, P12 GT or P12W, Fenix PD35, Manker U11, Olight SR2 Baton
    About 200m throw tops

    A little bit bigger
    Klarus XT11GT, Nitecore P20, MH20 GT

    big lights got a lot more throw 400m and more
    Manker U21, Klarus XT12GT, Nitecore P30, EC4GT,

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    Default Re: Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    I am trying to stay away from nitecore at this moment. I looked up the U11 just now and it seems like a good option. I will add that to the list of possible lights. I like the built in charging and I have had amazing customer service with manker.
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    Default Re: Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    Convoy C8, Nitecore P12, Eagle Eye X6, Eagle Eye X2R, Convoy S2+ 365nm Nichia UV with ZWB2 filter, Skilhunt H03R, Jetbeam Jet-1 MK
    The Eagle Eye X6 is really nice and affordable came yesterday

    I got all those light exept the P12 open and disassembled, what I saw inside was all about the same quality
    there is not much what can get damaged

    Convoy C8 XPL Hi (Modded with new driver and AR lens), Eagle Eye X6 and Nitecore P12
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    Default Re: Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    D25a ti for AA or d25c ti 16340 fuel in a nichia flavour ,for a little more reach the xp-l HI
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...-D25-Ti-Series

    Nice little lights, smart and well priced chunk of ti................should last a nice while. If you want it more special, go for one from vinh heat treated and his driver in D25cvn form.
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ro-Searchlight

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    Default Re: Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    of you look for something elegant - i offfer torpedo 007 as it is extremely compact and looks nice. yet it is good as a flashlight.
    but this one requires CR123 or 16340


    or manker U11 as really cheap but completely functional light without any misadvantages (as for me).

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    Default Re: Need Christmas gift for father please help.

    If you have a Batteries Plus Bulbs nearby check out their selection of Nebo items.
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