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EDC Flashlight recommendation

bullsi1911bullsi1911 Posts: 12,429 Senior Member
On my last biz trip, my current EDC Flashlight eyeball melter went MIA.  It was an Olight M2R Warrior: https://olightworld.com/led-flashlights/tactical/olight-m2r-warrior
It was pretty close to being perfect for what I wanted, but there were a couple of cons that I did not like:
-The clip.  Not as positive, and the 's' type clip would get hooked on stuff.  Which is PROBABLy how it went missing
-Beam width.  Very bright, very long throw, but the corona was very wide and would give a LOT of splashback when trying to look past something
-A little larger than I would like, but I can work around that.

Plus, it was a hunnert bucks, and it pisses me off that I left a C-note on a plane.

So... any suggestions?  I'd like it to be rechargeable, with a secure pocket clip and a long beam throw.
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Posts: 6,114 Senior Member
    I'm going to order a Surefire EDC2-T once my preferred supplier has it in stock again. 
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  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Streamlight ProTac 1L ... runs on 1AA or 1 CR123 battery. On sale for $29.99 at Primary Arms

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  • jaywaptijaywapti Posts: 5,116 Senior Member
    My EDC is a Nebo Redline I got at NAPA Auto $20.00 uses 1 AA battery 1 - 6 zoom with strobe flasher, 4" long with belt clip. Of all my small lights this is the best, as good or better than most of my more expensive lights.

  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    Streamlight Stylus Pro, there's always one in my back pocket. Over the years I've tried a lot of lights that were ok but this suits my needs best. It's light, compact, bright, durable, and cheap. I don't care for rechargable flashlights because if my batteries are weak or dead, I want to be able to run into almost any store to buy new batteries.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Posts: 18,360 Senior Member
    After spending an embarrassing amount of money on flashlights over the years I finally found what I was looking for when I bought a J5 Tactical.  The thing is pocket-sized, built like a tank, adjustable beam width, bright as hell (has that strobe function if thats something that turns your crank), runs on a single AA battery and most importantly, won't break the bank when I, inevitably, lose it. $20.00.....try 
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  • timctimc Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I have a Fenix PD35. This light has 4 brightness settings with 1000 lumen output on high and boast a 60 minute run time at high output, holy crap brightness. The light is rechargeable and has a clip. I like it a lot, 

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  • LeeMrgLeeMrg Posts: 3 New Member
    I have to add a new flashlight to an EDC kit. The last one was cheap so it's gone in a scrape.  Just finding a durable flashlight. Get some good reviews about Streamlight 66134 Stylus Pro smallest flashlight from here https://bestflashlightsreviews.com/small-flashlights-reviews/. Is there anyone using this flashlight? any suggestion is helpful. 

  • BigslugBigslug Posts: 9,868 Senior Member
    I have three different sizes of Streamlight USB rechargeables.  The Macrostream is probably the closest thing to what you're looking for.. 

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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,942 Senior Member
    I have used multiple Streamlights, Fenix, and Nebo lights at work. On/Off 30-50 times a day. All have failed. By 6 months at most. 3 months average.....

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  • ilove22silove22s Posts: 1,539 Senior Member

    fwiw,...i have several i use depending on my needs....for the most part the only i have for EDC is for work. Mind you, it gets dropped alot since it usually rides in my disposable smock pocket and the pockets will eventually tear and it has a small crescent wrench for company so if the wrench doesnt tear the pocket, something else will.  Also with the chemicals around i have to be careful about what i touch and may transfer.

    But i have a couple of the streamlights Propolymer AA series.  I had/have one that uses 4 AA and it lasts a long time ...more than 2 weeks...due to lower lumens...then i got a brighter one with an LED Array and its nice too but the batteries dont last as long due to the higher output.

    for travel i have something Fenix E12.  no clip and probably wont have the output you want.  I also have another Fenix similar to the E12 but with higher output and a clip.  I removed the clip since it wasnt needed.  I also have some LD22s of various versions.  I like them since again, they used 2 AA batteries and would last 2 + weeks of use at work.

    have fun in your search.
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