Jetbeam        
Results 1 to 23 of 23

Thread: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

  1. #1

    Default whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    just wondering
    LED's have gotten too bright in our stuff. Many nights I'm awakened by my modem lights blinking.had help with my sig thank you for your help.

  2. #2
    Flashaholic WebHobbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rockport, Indiana
    Posts
    403

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I carried a Surefire 6P for a number of years back in the INCAN days....and after with Malkoff LED drop-ins. First few years I was a Holster Guy....then I got a good pocket clip and carried that way for a long time. A few years later I started carrying a Malkoff MD2 with a pocket clip....roughly the same size as the 6P but a little heavier I think. These days I carry TWO lights:

    ZebraLight SC600w IV Plus (front pocket)

    Fenix PD35 TAC (back pocket)

  3. #3
    *Flashaholic* ChrisGarrett's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Posts
    5,519

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I carried a Sunwayman D40A in my pocket for a day, when I first got it, but it's a brick.

    Chris
    Convoy: S2, S2+, M1, M2, Fenix: P1D, PD32, HL30, ET: D25C Ti, SF: 6P, ZL: SC-600, Klarus: P2A, Jetbeam: BA-20, Icon: Rogue 1, L3: L10, Xeno: E03, ShiningBeam: I-Mini, Olight: i3s, SWM: D40A, M11R, V11R, Maglite: 6Ds, MMs, Solitaires, LaCrosse BC-700, Maha C-9000, XTAR VP2, MP1S, XP1, MC1+, WP2 II, NiteCore i4, v2.

  4. #4

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Quote Originally Posted by WebHobbit View Post
    I carried a Surefire 6P for a number of years back in the INCAN days....and after with Malkoff LED drop-ins. First few years I was a Holster Guy....then I got a good pocket clip and carried that way for a long time. A few years later I started carrying a Malkoff MD2 with a pocket clip....roughly the same size as the 6P but a little heavier I think. These days I carry TWO lights:

    ZebraLight SC600w IV Plus (front pocket)

    Fenix PD35 TAC (back pocket)
    Typically, the biggest I carry are small 18650 lights like the following:

    Zebralight SC64w HI
    Emisar D4V2 aluminum
    Lumintop FW3A, FW3T, and LM10

    Anything longer than those lights tends to not feel comfortable in the pocket. Same for anything heavier.

    I've tried EDCing an Emisar D4v2 titanium-copper and D4v2 brass. Both I found uncomfortable due to the added weight.

  5. #5
    Flashaholic WebHobbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rockport, Indiana
    Posts
    403

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I dunno if you carry a handgun...but once you get used to that sort of weight a flashlight doesn't seem like much. I been carrying concealed for about 25 years now

  6. #6
    *Flashaholic* thermal guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    ny
    Posts
    6,825

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    An MD3 on my belt is biggest I carry. I forget I have it on me most of the time.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Assachusetts
    Posts
    1,120

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Eagtac G25C2vn, SBT90 and W2. If I'm wearing jeans/ cargo pants in winter it's pretty easy. Good grip even with gloves. I don't do it very often.

    Biggest I regularly do would be 6P/ C2/ MD2.


    Heaviest would have to be my CRX BigBrassNutz
    Proud owner, SkyLumen Nguyen #011
    List of my lights!

  8. #8

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Big edc fan here.

    5. Thrunite TN36UTvn spec 1. Jan. 2016, 13,400 lumens. The ceiling bounce monster of its time. I edced it for a few months. That's how excited I was about it. My most
    "beat up" light, from work horse use.
    Large lights that I have carried a lot at night, and sometimes during the day, too: Niwalker MM15, Noctigon Meteor M43vn XP-L dd, Thrunite TN36UTvn, Eagletac MX25L4Cvn XP-L pdt, Fenix TK75vnQ70, Acebeam K70vn, Acebeam X65vn spec 1, TN42 vn spec 1, Acebeam X45vn XHP70.2, Acebeam K75Vn Spec 1.

    Currently, the biggest light on edc rotation is Emisar D18vn 18 x W2. Why? Because it is 15,500 lumens, 748 meters throw, in a 3 x 18650 package.

    Fun topic, thanks!
    Think of how hostile the average surface of the earth is, and realize half of the surface of the earth is more hostile than that.

  9. #9

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    dont ever go to the dr with the 6p in pocket. it freaks out the nurse
    LED's have gotten too bright in our stuff. Many nights I'm awakened by my modem lights blinking.had help with my sig thank you for your help.

  10. #10

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I tend to think of an EDC light as a light you carry with you all the time. Even during the day when you think you probably won't even need a light.

    I don't think a 3x18650 would really qualify as an EDC light. Way too big to carry around with you all the time. Sounds like more of a "walking the dog" light that you would grab on your way out the door at night.

  11. #11

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    As a cop, I carried an sl-20/magcharger for the first 10 years of my career. I was gung-ho and worked at least 7 days a week if not double shifts. So technically day in day out i did edc them things
    a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows- St. Francis of Assissi

  12. #12
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,332

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    I tend to think of an EDC light as a light you carry with you all the time. Even during the day when you think you probably won't even need a light.

    I don't think a 3x18650 would really qualify as an EDC light. Way too big to carry around with you all the time. Sounds like more of a "walking the dog" light that you would grab on your way out the door at night.
    I ran a hardwood flooring plant and carried the TN36utvn every night. It can be EDCíd.
    Big butnotsomuch-burly

  13. #13
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,895

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    A 2AA mini-mag was my EDC for years.

    I wore an HDS for years after that. Smaller than the mini-mag, but heavier.

    Currently, a Streamlight Polytac rides my belt most work days. I barely notice it's there.

  14. #14

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigburly912 View Post
    I ran a hardwood flooring plant and carried the TN36utvn every night. It can be EDCíd.
    Well yeah... at night.

    But did you also carry it during the day? When at the grocery store? While driving your car? While exercising?

    I think of an EDC light as something you carry ALL the time... not just at night when you will probably need a light.

  15. #15

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    Well yeah... at night.

    But did you also carry it during the day? When at the grocery store? While driving your car? While exercising?

    I think of an EDC light as something you carry ALL the time... not just at night when you will probably need a light.
    I edced my Thrunite TN36UTvn spec 1 for a few months in early 2016, day and night. While driving my car. While exercising (walking seven miles per day), while at the grocery store. Because it was so phitching buquing. I carried my big edc lights every day and night until I downsized to Nitecore TM9KVn, 21700, 9 x stock XP-L2 6500, Jan. 6, 2020.



    -------
    Normal people walk around with big dogs. They look normal. I walk around with big flashlights. My flashlights have bitten less people then Teds' dog.

  16. #16
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    2,332

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fireclaw18 View Post
    Well yeah... at night.

    But did you also carry it during the day? When at the grocery store? While driving your car? While exercising?

    I think of an EDC light as something you carry ALL the time... not just at night when you will probably need a light.
    Ever heard of night shift?
    Big butnotsomuch-burly

  17. #17
    Enlightened Jean-Luc Descarte's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2020
    Location
    Where the sun sets fast
    Posts
    37

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Convoy C8. Too big-headed for the jeans pockets, IMO after the novelty wore off. Now I pocket carry either an S2, S2+ or M1, and a throwy M2 (it rivals the old C8) rides in my leg pouch.
    Last edited by Jean-Luc Descarte; 08-14-2020 at 08:47 PM.

  18. #18
    Flashaholic*
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands, Amstelveen
    Posts
    858

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    A Surefire E1e with Lumens Factory incan 50 lumens 3.6V dropin, so I could use li-ion 16340s.

  19. #19

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Either a 3D Maglite or 4C same at one point.
    A 1x123 PKDL PR-1 is the biggest light I edc these days. Much smaller, much brighter.
    John 3:16

  20. #20
    Flashaholic boo5ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    357

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    Largest I've carried is a Nitecore MH12GTS. My current EDC changes from the collection but includes a Ti Tool AA, FW1A Pro with 18350 tube, RovyVon A24Ti, TiBolt or Ti Dawn with 18350 tube.
    "America has three cities, New York, San Francisco and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland."- Tennessee Williams

  21. #21
    Flashaholic Bazar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    138

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I carried the Fenix LR40R for 2 months. Excellent holster makes it possible.
    Without it I always carried the X80GT since I got it. I also carried the K30gt since I got it.

    Guess what, if you carry something every day without putting it into a backpack, it is an EDC light. For me the X80gt and LR40R are EDC lights

  22. #22
    Flashaholic Bazar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    138

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I carried the LR40R for 2 months every day regardless of the time of day. Even if I went out from 7am to 5 pm. At light I lug the K75 around on a shoulder strap for a dedicated night shift or outing.

    I should clarify that I EDCed the Acebeam X80GT for over 19 months without almost ever leaving it at home all the time everywhere. I carry the searchlight, inplace of a weapon as I'm not aloud a weapon where I do be, I carry a tail cap activated tactical light, and I carry an edc small light like the Emisar d4 or the Lumintop GTmicro. I also now carry the Acebeam M50 keychain light @200 lumens it's ridiculous for its size, and sometimes the Folomov EDC2 for a 98cri light that's small enough to have on my hat. And I carry these every day, regardless.
    Last edited by Bazar; 08-15-2020 at 08:31 AM.

  23. #23
    Flashaholic
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    172

    Default Re: whats the biggest edc light you carried daily?

    I carried a 2 AA mini mag in the holster for years. Incan at first then switched over to the LED versions. My luxeon one flaked out on me but my rebel version was solid.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •