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PFDPFD Senior MemberPosts: 1,805 Senior Member
I won't go into details but I probably spent more money on flashlights than I would care to tell my wife about.
Long story short, I was looking for an EDC flashlight that would fit in my pocket And I found 1 from Olight.
When I was reading up on it, they made it clear that the tan colored 1 was bright with the 1st click and the second click was dim.
The black colored 1 was dim with the 1st click and bright with the second click.
That got me to thinking that the 1st thing I ever did when I got 1 of those super blinding lights is to learn how to click it enough times to make it go dim because that usually did the job.
Unless I'm outside in the middle of the night, I don't need a blinding white light immediately.
So I got the 1 that goes dim with the 1st click and I found on the rare occasions I need bright, no problem.
Now I have a reason to buy more!
That's all I got.

Paul

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,454 Senior Member
    And which light is this?
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  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,607 Senior Member
    I've gone to the rechargeable Streamlights for my EDC.  

    One thing I've started trying out over just the last couple days is that I'm carrying TWO.

    One of them is the fist-sized Macrostream which is running bright on the first tap and dim on the second.

    The other is the pen-sized Stylus Pro that runs the opposite.

    This is in keeping with the mantra that having only one of a critical electronic thing is almost as bad as having none, and two kinda ensures that you'll manage to have one.

    If the concept works out in practice, I'll probably program the Macrostream to run in brightest mode only to keep things simple.

    Ahhhh!  The joy of Duluth Firehose Flex pants and their cargo pockets! :D
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  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,805 Senior Member
    edited November 15 #4
    I'm not here to hawk it but I bought the Stream light 66604. It's black and a great little pocket light. USB rechargeable LiOn battery (replacable), $30.00.
    I use it whenever I don't need the light of the sun. That turns out to be most of my requirements. Thus my newfound appreciation of the "low first" feature.
    I guess if I grab my light that uses four 18650 batteries I'll expect to light things up with the first click.
    👹

    Eta, the tan colored one is "bright first".
    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • JustsomedudeJustsomedude Posts: 1,359 Senior Member
    I have two favorite led's. One is a good sized flashlight named INOVA that has a lifetime warranty against any damage and even obvious abuse. It'll light up the whole woods behind my house and is rechargeable. The second I've grown fond of is my pocket carry mini mag light that takes 2 aaa batteries. It just won't die and it's had the same batteries for a while.
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,571 Senior Member
    The cousins kids went with Olight a couple years ago and still like them, I have a couple Streamlights that are holding up and my Surefire keeps going with the new light parts and bulb I just got
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  • PFDPFD Senior Member Posts: 1,805 Senior Member
    This is all well and good but my only point is that any flashlight I acquire in the future will probably work with the first click being low.
    If I were a cop who regularly needs to grab my light and illuminate as much of the world as quickly as possible then I have a few of those.
    But those will blind me if I use them to read a date on a coin so when I find myself using one, I'm usually thumbing it down to low.

    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,120 Senior Member
    PFD said:
    I won't go into details but I probably spent more money on flashlights than I would care to tell my wife about.
    Long story short, I was looking for an EDC flashlight that would fit in my pocket And I found 1 from Olight.
    When I was reading up on it, they made it clear that the tan colored 1 was bright with the 1st click and the second click was dim.
    The black colored 1 was dim with the 1st click and bright with the second click.
    That got me to thinking that the 1st thing I ever did when I got 1 of those super blinding lights is to learn how to click it enough times to make it go dim because that usually did the job.
    Unless I'm outside in the middle of the night, I don't need a blinding white light immediately.
    So I got the 1 that goes dim with the 1st click and I found on the rare occasions I need bright, no problem.
    Now I have a reason to buy more!
    I always love reasons to buy more 😁

    The Surefire that now lives in my pocket is programmable as to what the clicks do and in what order so I have that aspect covered but I agree with you that for 99% of the times I deploy that light the lowest setting is the “right” setting so that’s the way it’s set up right now. 👍

    BTW I’ve been carrying the darn thing for months and I’ve yet to have to recharge the damn thing!  So I’m sold on the new USB chargeable lights.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 6,052 Senior Member
    I'm really fond of my Surefire EDC-LT2 (I think that's the model). A light press of the tailcap lights it up at 5 lumens, and continuing that press lights the whole world up at 1200 lumens. Best of both worlds, and the simplest way to do it as well. Only downside is the price.
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