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    Default Recommend me a rechargeable flashlight

    Hi everyone

    I'm looking for a rechargeable flashlight without hundreds of modes...

    It has to be rear clicky on/off .
    Preferably simple hi/low mode
    500ish lm is plenty
    Good quality but not mega expensive...£40 ish

    Thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan2503 View Post
    Hi everyone

    I'm looking for a rechargeable flashlight without hundreds of modes...

    It has to be rear clicky on/off .
    Preferably simple hi/low mode
    500ish lm is plenty
    Good quality but not mega expensive...£40 ish

    Thanks everyone
    What do you mean exactly when you say "a rechargeable flashlight"? Do you want it to have a power port for recharging or lock into a cradle to charge the cell inside or is it enough that the cell is rechargeable?

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    Default Re: Recommend me a rechargeable flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by lightfooted View Post
    What do you mean exactly when you say "a rechargeable flashlight"? Do you want it to have a power port for recharging or lock into a cradle to charge the cell inside or is it enough that the cell is rechargeable?
    I want the convenience of being able to charge the flashlight. I had a rechargeable Olight until recently but it finally gave up on me.. I don't mind if it docks or has a USB style charging port....but don't want the hassle of separate cells/charger etc..
    Last edited by Dan2503; 10-01-2020 at 12:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a rechargeable flashlight

    Streamlight microstream usb low 50lm/high 250lm. Far from 500lm but plenty bright for most tasks. The coyote model starts off in high then goes to low I believe all other colors go low to high.

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    Streamlight HL USB, 1000lm can be programed low/med/high

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    Currently looking into the Rovyvon Aurora line, can't recommend as I haven't had them in my hands but they tick a few boxes for me:
    - rechargeable
    - tiny
    - side-click
    - tritium inserts
    But the price is high and there are a bunch of features I don't need — doesn't feel "minimalist".
    There are reviews on the forum.

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    This was already kind of recommended and I agree. Streamlight MACROstream USB EDC should be exactly what you are looking for. Prokskee mentioned the MICROstream USB pocket light, but the EDC actually goes up to 500Lm. Tail clicky, dual-output, 500 Lm, durable, USB rechargeable. Literally everything you asked for.
    Last edited by Olumin; 10-07-2020 at 05:48 PM.

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    Default Re: Recommend me a rechargeable flashlight

    Quote Originally Posted by obscure View Post
    Currently looking into the Rovyvon Aurora line, can't recommend as I haven't had them in my hands but they tick a few boxes for me:
    - rechargeable
    - tiny
    - side-click
    - tritium inserts
    But the price is high and there are a bunch of features I don't need — doesn't feel "minimalist".
    There are reviews on the forum.
    I highly recommend these.

    I have owned the smaller ones for awhile and took the leap more recently on the larger A23, A25, A28. They are phenomenal.

    Probably the best "lesser known" flashlights on the market today. They tick all the boxes. Rechargeable, good UI (although different from everyone else's), easy to carry, great pocket clip on the EDC models, and optional high CRI emitters.

    Doesn't really meet OP's criteria, but they're fab.

    For OP, I recommend the Wowtac A7. There aren't a lot of "modern" lights with tail switches as the tail switch seems to have become kind of an anachronism but the A7 has one and it is a distinctly good flashlight at a value price.

    As to the simplicity of the interface, it has moonlight, low, medium, high, and turbo. You click the tail switch to turn the light on and off, and the side button to progress the light to a brighter mode, which cycles back to moonlight.
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