What light is in your EDC?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by dberry, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Sonnydaze

    Sonnydaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    In post 40, I wrote about how much I love my Fenix PD35 Tac. Well, it's true, but it's lost somewhere in my house. Looking for 3 wks; can't find it.
    Did find my "old" Fenix PD25, which goes to 550 lumens in four steps. One problem; it had a broken "tail-switch." Couldn't find a new switch as my model was so old it's not sold now for several years. My flashlight was part of an earlier design and could not be found in the U.S.
    I wrote Fenix; told Customer Rep that I don't know where I got it, or how much I paid, or how old it is...probably got it from the big bay.
    Customer Rep said to be patient and she'd get one sent out from China. It took 9 days to get here from China, but it was a brand new tail-cap with switch.
    It works great; takes only one CR123 battery and works great. I use it every nite when I walk the dog in the neighborhood late at night....

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  2. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    wow. great customer service. thanks for saying so.
  3. K Williams

    K Williams Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 1998
    My Fenix PD35 Tac arrived.


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  4. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    I always have a Streamlight Microstream in my pocket, at work or home. It completely disappears but provides whatever light I may need on a day to day task. If I think I’m actually going to be using a light I’ll grab something bigger and brighter, but just for general carry that little Microstream is tough to beat.
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  5. coffeeandknives


    Mar 5, 2019
  6. Lesknife

    Lesknife Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I have had a Microstream with me everyday, everywhere I go and at work for the last 12 years. It is an amazing little light and has only had to replace the tail switch once. I have a usb rechargeable on the way that’s supposed to have more output.I also have a Stylus Pro for backup. In my work at a gas compression plant they furnish us with a Streamlight Dualy that is Haz Lo and is a tremendous light tool. These led lights we have today are amazing compared to the incandescent type we had before. More light, smaller, lighter and longer run times.
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  7. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    Surefire E1B, since they first released it. I like it so much that I bough a second.
    They make much brighter versions now but my two “ old school “ back ups are just right for what I need. I’ve tried several other companies, even a custom McGizmo Haiku but I still go back to the E1B.
    After about a decade the only thing I’d change would be to reverse the settings and have it come on low/high instead of high/low, but I understand why it’s programmed the way that it is.
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  8. Pomsbz


    Jul 31, 2015
    Eagletac D25A Clicky in Nichia 219, been on my keychain for 3 years now. A few months ago stopped working, nice and easy no questions asked (though slow) warranty repair. If had the choice for a replacement I'd like USB charging, a drop more power and better Li-ion compatibility but in a similar form factor. Tiny lights are nice in the pocket but not fun in the hand.

    EDIT I just saw they brought out a mkII version, aargh, wish I hadn't known that! :D


    My current bag EDC flashlight is this. BLF A6 SE. They're the best combo of UI, features and power/runtime for my uses and they're so cheap I've got four of them (so far!), EDC bag, home, car, bike. Only thing I could wish for is USB charging, oh and of course Nichia as an option (my EDC one is Nichia, I had someone mod it for me).

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  9. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
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  10. Therom


    Nov 13, 2013
    Fenix E15 on the keychain of my car
  11. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 9, 2018
    I usually use my wife's Fenix as a 2nd light source for pics and mine in the pic. fancyEDC.jpg favoriteEDC.jpg lots.jpg
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  12. K Williams

    K Williams Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 1998
    So far, so good. No complaints yet.
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  13. ron finkbeiner jr

    ron finkbeiner jr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 6, 2012
  14. nosuchagency


    Jun 6, 2009
  15. Venice


    Mar 31, 2017
    Keychain light.
    Peak Eiger 10180 Mule.
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  16. 315

    315 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Recently I picked up some Pelican 1910’s from @Darkpast off the exchange. Not much bigger than the Microstream but talk about a lot of output for a aaa light. Tried running it continuously and only got about 80 minutes on high, about half of what they say but since I use rechargeable batteries I’ll take the light over runtime.

  17. BC42


    Apr 13, 2019
    Nitecore Tip on my keychain. Supposed to be 360 lumens but not really. I also use it on the 2nd mode for more battery life. It's also rechargeable via micro-USB.
  18. Venice


    Mar 31, 2017
    A little different today with the AceBeam UC 15 on a dangler.
    What a rocket with double 10400 Lions.
    Also has UV and Red lights.
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  19. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    Dec 19, 2018

    That massdrop brass light looks fantastic.
    How's the battery life?
    I think that will be my next EDC pocket light.
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  20. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    hmmmm. don’t really keep track. i replace it every 3-4 months? sometimes i do anyway ... before it goes dead ... but i’ve definitely had it be dead.
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