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EDC Light

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:30 pm
by Ryan21
So I seem to be pretty destructive with my lights. I cant get one to last more than a month or two. I carry it 24/7 usually and work on cars and in specialty Emergency Critical care vet work and having a light with me is very helpful. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a decent light that can take some abuse in my pocket without going bad? I am not looking to spend $100 on a flashlight. Doesn't need to be super bright or strobe or anything other than shine light and not break.
Thanks for the help.

-Ryan

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:27 pm
by yankeejib
eBay item #360788719165

I've bought several of these Hong Kong lights along with batteries and chargers, and they have been holding up great. Bright, focusable, small, easy....

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:11 pm
by CharlieW
Kinda like wiper blades -- buy 'em cheap and replace them every few months.

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:12 pm
by jjinsc
This fall I picked up a LED (luxpro LP600) on display at the checkout line at Lowes. 300 lumens for around $15-20 bucks for a truck light. It has a high, low and strobe setting. I forgot my streamlight on a hunt this year and end up using the Luxpro to trail a deer. It worked as good as my streamlight and cost less than a third of the cost. Though it doesn't have the lithium battery that stays fully charged by staying on my charger each night, it works great as a backup and the cost was great. Wish I had picked up a couple more for that price.

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:48 pm
by Johnde
I've had good luck with a Streamlight Pro-Tac 2L. They run around $40 online or $80 in retail stores. They make a AA light as well

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:00 am
by Dubhan
+1 on the $3 chinese flashlights. They work fine, and i can buy 30 of them for the price of a tacticool light.

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:22 pm
by RagTop454
I wanted something a little brighter that I could pocket carry to replace the Maglight Solitaire that finally quit after 10+ years. I bought two about a month ago off Amazon, a Fenix E05 (single AAA) for $19.99 and a Fenix E12 (single AA) for $23.06. They are rated at 85 and 130 lumens max respectively. the E05 head screws to turn on, the E12 has a switch in the tailcap, and both have lo, med & hi settings. I carry the E05 with the small split ring from the Solitair and two keys around the house, and switch to the E12 when I go out. Time will tell but right now I'm happy with both.

Glenn

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:14 pm
by neilbedwell
I have carried a Fenix E05 every day now for at least two years. It looks like crap from constantly grinding against all the other stuff in my pocket but it has never failed me - and I use it a LOT. If it ever dies, I'll buy another identical one that same day. Excellent light. Highly recommended.

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:58 pm
by mattinglyt
it's a little large for your needs, but I have a couple of Streamlight Stinger HL lights. I keep one at work and one in the truck at all times. They are a little pricier between 150 and 180 but they come with two rechargeable batteries and a charging dock with AC and DC adapters. The HL light has 640 lumens.

Coast makes a bunch of great lights that are inexpensive and they have many options for what you need. Check their website and see if there's anything you can use.

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:35 am
by chemist
I've had a Fenix PD22 in my pocket on a daily basis for at least 2 years. It has that nice worn look on the edges. Still works great.

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:36 pm
by medic68
chemist wrote:I've had a Fenix PD22 in my pocket on a daily basis for at least 2 years. It has that nice worn look on the edges. Still works great.

They say great minds think alike, my Fenix goes everywhere medic68 treks :mrgreen: great light for the money and we'll built

Re: EDC Light

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:16 am
by jmhyer
Love my PD22!