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    Default Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...hlight-of-2018
    Here's the last few years as well.

    Mine this year was not a 2019 model, but was new to me.
    - The Elzetta Bravo with hi/lo tailcap. Add a speed clip and lanyard and have a 2 setting centrifugal object with a very useable low setting.
    - Runner up was an oldy but goody Kroll switched MD2 hi/lo with an M61NL. It was surprise to even find one, much less with my favorite module from Malkoff.
    - Final podium spot was an upgraded Maglite classic 2D LED with a nearly high setting which dramatically increases runtime. 53000+ candella on high. 213 lumens for about 15+ hours and a low that's about 125 lumens for about 125+ hours.

    I did not add any incan lights to the museum this year.
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    My favorite flashlight of 2019 is the Imalent R90TS, because I waited 2.5 years for something to succeed the Acebam X65, and R90TS did so with almost the same throw, but much more lumens for a power thrower with a thrilling beam profile and beam performance. Think X65 beam, but moderately wider, not too much wider.

    My runner up is Acebeam K75, because it is a dedicated throw champ, with ample lumens and ample beam width. It is thrilling to behold the beam performance, with outer limits targets illuminated nicely in amount of light and diameter of hotspot.

    My final podium spot is Imalent MS18, because the small room ceiling bounce is screamingly insane. Currently, the King of flood.

    The summer of 2019 was very good to the Kings of power throw, dedicated throw and flood.

    2019 is not over yet, so when I get my MMU-X3, 3 x XHP50.2, approximately 6,500 lumens, maybe it will make my fav, ru, or fps spot for 2019.
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    None of mine are 2019 models but they were acquired this year.

    Favorite for me is the Fenix PD25. Perfect EDC light, 550 lumens peak when needed, and came with a USB-rechargeable 16340. I sent one to my cousin as an early Christmas gift.

    Tied for second favorite are my Fenix PD35 v2.0 and NiteCore SRT7GT. The Fenix takes the cake for simplicity and dependability, but the NiteCore has that awesome magnetic control ring.
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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Interesting thread here !




    2019 was the year I first discovered
    Reylight Pineapple 1xAA flashlights !


    First bought one in Brass,
    from Amazon, and was VERY impressed !


    So when I learned Reylight website had
    Copper available (in China), I ordered one.


    Totally LOVE them BOTH ! ! !

    I chose Nichia 219C emitters,
    for their High CRI. Beautiful !


    Really like the fact that I can Program it
    for Memory, or No Memory !


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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Hands down, the BLF LT1 lantern. An amazing set of features at a mind-blowing price.
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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    My surprise of the year was a Streamlight 1L-!AA.
    I don't really stray away from Malkoff, HDS, Peak or OR, so to find a light that's pretty robust and simple, with the added bonus of taking a variety of cell sizes has perked me up no end.
    I oredered it from Amazon.com as there were none on the UK site, and it arrived in four days! I was a bit worried about the rip off ones, but it's also genuine.
    Very good value for the price, although a less icy beam would be good.
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    Also not new this year but new to me was the Synergy1. Very impressed with how comfortable in the hand it is and the build quality.

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    For me it is FW3a. High performing budget light. Was hesitant at first but picked one up practically new on the forums for $25. Can’t beat that.

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Vemice View Post
    Also not new this year but new to me was the Synergy1. Very impressed with how comfortable in the hand it is and the build quality.
    I'm fascinated by these, I may have to pick one up.

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Hard to choose but mine would be my FW3T or Reylight Ti Dawn. The FW3T definitely is the better performer and more usable UI but the Dawn is just so beautiful to look at and has a better feel in the hand.
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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    The original MD2 with the kroll is a personal favorite of mine,glad to know you enjoy yours bykfixer! As far as my favorites the number one choice is easy!

    • Malkoff MDC 1X123 body+VME head+M31 219B,finally put one together!
    • The Malkoff M31 219B LLL is probably number two.I used a Solarforce L2M in single cell configuration for the host.The LLL gives me a long running light that seems to have better output than the rating suggests.The M31 can also go the 2AA route if need be.
    • I will go with the Olight i3T as number three. I like neutral the best but the cool tint of the i3T is pretty nice as far cool whites go.The simple low/high operation is a relief.Not the smallest AAA but the size is just right for me to clip in my pocket for a minimalist EDC.
    I respectfully reserve the right to purchase yet another light......

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Definitely either my fw3a-7A or my zebralight sc64-LE! I love these lights

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    Hmm...the light that I used the most in 2019 is, embarrassingly enough, a NexTorch GT6A ($8 from illumn.com) with a Malkoff M61WLL in it. It's a no-frills single-mode beater that just works.

    But my favorite light is still my HDS Hi-CRI Executive Clicky that I purchased in 2008. Amazing flashlight.

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    Hmm...the light that I used the most in 2019 is, embarrassingly enough, a NexTorch GT6A ($8 from illumn.com) with a Malkoff M61WLL in it. It's a no-frills single-mode beater that just works.

    But my favorite light is still my HDS Hi-CRI Executive Clicky that I purchased in 2008. Amazing flashlight.

    --flatline
    That Nextorch is a killer deal for any of the M61 low power drop-ins! Pretty nice as an incan in it's own right as well.
    I respectfully reserve the right to purchase yet another light......

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    No kidding! The reverse clicky also plays nicely with the M361, but Malkoff's site warns against running more than 5 minutes on high in a plastic head due to heat concerns.

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    I spent the last year going through a purchasing some 4Sevens prototypes period. Upon seeing the entire collection, my pastor remarked - "OH! You do have a problem."
    Non-flashaholics just don't get it. But since he brought beer and Pistachios I let him stay.



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    Out of curiosity CG, why do you stick so specifically to the 47s lights? What is it about that brand that keeps you so loyal to just them? I see some other brands in your lineup, but there are very few of them. Just curious. Been wondering for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatline View Post
    Hmm...the light that I used the most in 2019 is, embarrassingly enough, a NexTorch GT6A ($8 from illumn.com) with a Malkoff M61WLL in it. It's a no-frills single-mode beater that just works...
    Nothing embarrassing about that. Helluva light for $8! I am actually pretty thrilled with its performance off a single 18650. Never tried an incan P60 like that before, dunno if SF would work as well but this one is a champ! If I didn't have so many high CRI LED options now it would almost certainly be my go-to light around the house.

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    No specific order:

    Emisar D4V2 with XP-L HI V3 5000K SS Bezel Magnet Tailcap 10622 Optic


    Jetusolis Ultra High CRI AAA EDC P9 4KK/5KK

    Lumintop EDC 18 XP-L HI 5KK Green Bunny

    Emisar D18 XP-L HI 5KK

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    My favorite is a drop in.... Lol. No surprise to some- Malkoff m91bn 5000k from the group buy. #14\16 and "I like it with one cell and I like it with two cells. I like it in the md2 or 4 and would like it in the md3 but have none." Dr Seuss - probably.

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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Eicca View Post
    None of mine are 2019 models but they were acquired this year.

    Favorite for me is the Fenix PD25. Perfect EDC light, 550 lumens peak when needed, and came with a USB-rechargeable 16340. I sent one to my cousin as an early Christmas gift.

    Tied for second favorite are my Fenix PD35 v2.0 and NiteCore SRT7GT. The Fenix takes the cake for simplicity and dependability, but the NiteCore has that awesome magnetic control ring.
    i would have to say the Fenix PD25 is my favorite as well. Simple UI, nice clean beam and the tail clickie is great!
    The runtime is awesome as well!
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    Default Re: Favorite flashlight 2019 thread

    Quote Originally Posted by bignc View Post
    My favorite is a drop in.... Lol. No surprise to some- Malkoff m91bn 5000k from the group buy. #14\16 and "I like it with one cell and I like it with two cells. I like it in the md2 or 4 and would like it in the md3 but have none." Dr Seuss - probably.
    I was just thinking Dr.S, and then you confirmed it.
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    Default It's time again: What was your best/coolest/nicest flashlight of 2019?

    We're approaching 2020, which makes it a great time to look back.
    What were your favorite/nicest/coolest/best flashlight(s) of 2019?

    Here are the most popular of the past.

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    Default Re: It's time again: What was your best/coolest/nicest flashlight of 2019?

    Really hard to choose.. but there are a few that stood out to me:



    • Reylight Krystal (beautiful design from Rey, except for the UI)
    • Lumintop FW3A (even after encountering few troubles at first, it's in my coat pocket most of the time)
    • Acebeam X45 II (great flooder, small, plenty bright)

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    Default Re: It's time again: What was your best/coolest/nicest flashlight of 2019?

    Perhaps the staff can merge these……please.
    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...ht-2019-thread
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    Default Re: It's time again: What was your best/coolest/nicest flashlight of 2019?

    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Perhaps the staff can merge these……please.
    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...ht-2019-thread
    Posting here simply to advise other staff that this has been done, cheers
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    Default Re: It's time again: What was your best/coolest/nicest flashlight of 2019?

    Only bought one light this year and it by no means is a current 2019 model but it was a grail light of mine and when it came up at a huge discount I had to get it. May I present the Fenix TK76





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