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Dec 30, 2016 at 10:15 PM Post #812 of 828

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I have this super bright headlight that doubles to small compact flashlight. It's 1000 lumen rated, carry only 1 18650 battery and all heavy aluminum. A bit over your budget at $54. But quality is top notch.

http://www.nitecorestore.com/Nitecore-HC30-1000-Lumen-LED-Headlamp-p/fl-nite-hc30.htm
 
Dec 31, 2016 at 9:37 AM Post #813 of 828

wolfen68

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I've been bitten by the flashlight bug. What is the best under $40 highest lumen small flashlight? I've heard that the lumens aren't always accurate.

 
 
http://illuminationgear.com/products/eagtac-d25c-clicky
 
Pick your flavor..you can't go wrong.  Pay attention to lumens, nowadays for a small pocket light you should hit 350+.  Also look at lux, the higher the number the better for long distance throw if that matters to you.
 
Jan 1, 2017 at 1:36 AM Post #814 of 828

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  Haven't paid much attention lately as I have been so happy with my D25C and D25C2 minis....but noticed the release of the D25C clicky in XP-G2 Neutral White emitter.  Ordered one up from illumination gear and got it last week.  What a great light.  Good color and a noticeable increase in lumen output/throw.  Not a big fan of the extra length due to the clicky...but having a button is handy for one handed operation in an EDC.
 
After seeing the great difference, I turned around and ordered a D25LC2 XP-G2 NW clicky (593 lumen and nearly 10,000 lux!) to replace my D25C2.  My beloved D25C2 will be heading to ebay...


Am I missing something here? It says that the XP-G2 version is cool white, at least on the spec sheet for the D25LC2 clicky.
 
Actually been looking at getting the D25LC2 clicky myself.  Since both my Maratac AA extreme rev1(fatal ~2ft fall) and AAx2 rev2 died recently, it has taken a while for me to find a replacement with similar operation(click to turn on, half clicks for modes, and orange peal reflectors).  Just can't imagine using 2 different buttons over 1 for turning on/off and going through modes, especially when it requires adjustment of your grip.
 
Jan 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM Post #815 of 828

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Am I missing something here? It says that the XP-G2 version is cool white, at least on the spec sheet for the D25LC2 clicky.
 

 
Illuminationgear gets custom versions of Eagtac lights all the time.  That was one of them.  
 
I'm still loving that light, though I've considered replacing it with a D25LC2 tactical or a DX30LC2.  However those possible replacements don't have a reversible clip to use the light as a headlamp on a ball cap like the D25LC2 does.
 
Jan 14, 2017 at 5:55 PM Post #816 of 828

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Finally got my D25LC2 clicky, it's a custom XP-L Hi neutral white that's sold by Andrew and Amanda.  Still waiting on some 18650 batteries, but grabbed some cr123's to hold me over.  Also realized what seems to make it "custom" is it's already dedomed.  Great light so far, though I wouldn't have minded seeing double taps or holding half press to get to some of the flashing modes(strobe, SOS, etc.).
 
Jan 15, 2017 at 11:50 PM Post #818 of 828

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Yeah, I couldn't believe how warm it was too, honestly would say it's warmer than neutral white(not a bad thing of course).  The pocket clip is thicker than I'd have expected too, thicker than my dead Maratac AAx2, and my spiderco centofante III.  The nerling is a bit on the smooth side compared to my Maratac lights, and while tail standing is nice, it would have made things easier to press the button with a thumb cut out in the end.
 
That all said, still loving the light, especially with such a similar interface compared to my old Maratac lights.
 
Jan 16, 2017 at 7:49 AM Post #819 of 828

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Haha, never knew such a thread existed.
I'm pretty new to this hobby.
 
Started with an Olight S1 Baton few months ago, in about 2 months I was already having:
Olight S1
Olight S Mini (black copper)
Olight S1R (turbo S version)
Nitecore MH20 GT
Limintop Tool (both tailcaps)
 
So far I'm in love with CR123A based lights, small yet powerful, but love the throw of the MH20GT in such a small package.
 
Nowadays thinking about a Manker U21.... (THAT THROW!).
 
Feb 11, 2017 at 3:54 AM Post #822 of 828

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  Nowadays thinking about a Manker U21.... (THAT THROW!).

If you're still interested in the U21, here's my review of that light:
 
And if you like throw, then check out their latest, the MK35 uber thrower:
 
Cheers,
Tim
 
Feb 15, 2017 at 3:47 PM Post #823 of 828

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Unless you're doing the mod simply for fun, I'd recommend going on eBay and grabbing a CREE LED flashlight. They have small ones which take either a AA cell, or it will take a higher voltage rechargable for brighter output. See this example:
 
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PC-6000LM-Rechargeable-Tactical-CREE-Q5-LED-Flashlight-2-18650-Battery-Charger-/272553070830?hash=item3f756dd0ee:g:uhwAAOSwA3dYFxQ~
 
Disclaimer: I just like the format, size and brightness of these, and have bought more than a half-dozen, in white, red and ultraviolet.
 
Jun 12, 2017 at 8:37 AM Post #824 of 828

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Amazing how powerful these things are for relatively little money these days. I just picked up a Nitecore MT26. Tiny thing - fits in the palm of the hand - but shining it out of the window in turbo mode, it illuminates practically the entire garden of a house a good 100 meters away! It's also got a strobe mode, so I can practice vigilantism on the streets of Peckham at night now...
 

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