Tac Lite, Thinking about Fenix PD20 or PD30, need some help

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZRT600 View Post
    I have the 4Sevens Quark 123x2. 230 lumens, very nice light.
    +1

    It has been my EDC for 2+ months now and I love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claimed4all View Post
    Do you find 6" a little long for edc?
    Its only 4.6" long from the forward edge of the striker to the switch. I wear it in the back of one of my front pockets. I dont feel it at all.

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    From what has been said in this thread and looking on the Fenix-Store.com website I want to get a LD20+. I tried ordering one just now but they are out of stock ATM. I could go ahead and order it anyway and it'll ship when they get more in but I'm weary of doing that.

    Edit: Just found it for $50 on Amazon. I just ordered it, the white diffuser wand, and the red filter for the same price Fenix-Store has for just the flashlight.
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    I have the TK 11. Very bright, white light. Fits the hand well. Long lasting with two lithium cr123a batteries. Best light I've ever had.
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    I recently purchased a HC-150r from Insight Tech Gear at a local gun store. This was my first good SD light I paid $100 bucks for it, so far I love it and man is it bright. The light is well made and easy to carry although the next one I get will be a little smaller.

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    I've been stuck on surefires for the last 10 years, but I keep hearing more and more good things about Fenix. I might have to give one a try.
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    I love my PD30 and can carry it in my pocket with ease. Super bright and I really like the strobe function too. With a PD30 you have no excuse not to have a light!
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    Bought One!

    I ended up with a 4sevens Quark 123. I compared it to a few Fenixs at a Gunshow today and I liked the Quark better. Settled on the 123 because of size. Its great!

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    Anyone use any of the Steamlight stylus pros? Been considering one for my EDC

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    I am +1 on the LD20 with 2AA's

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    I have bought three EDC lights in the past month.

    They are:
    1) Quark Tactical 123*2 XP-G R5
    2) Fenix PD30 123*2 CREE XP-G R4
    3) EagleTac P20C2 MkII XP-G R5 123*2

    The Fenix PD30 is small, perfect for EDC. But the Quark is the same size, and noticeably brighter. IMHO, the Fenix lumen rating is vastly overstated, while the Quark lumen rating is understated. The light coming out of the Quark is definitely brighter than the Fenix to my eye. No way is the Fenix 265 lumens, IMHO - unless that's measured at the emitter.

    I totally love the Quark's UI (user interface). The forward-clicky Quark is the only one (of these three) that allows me to have a hi-power tactical strobe available in the first press (which can be momentary). You can program ANY two options on the Quark, one of which will be available when head is tight, the other when head is loose. Very nice UI IMO.

    The EagleTac and the Quark seem similar for brightness (I might give the edge to the EagleTac), but the EagleTac is a little bit bigger than the Quark. Plus, the EagleTac (like the Fenix) requires two presses to get a tactical strobe. In a high-stress self-defense situation, I do not want to have to remember two presses, I will be too busy worrying about surviving - I simply want to hit the switch and have tactical strobe immediately available.

    So, my vote goes to the Quark Tactical 123*2 XP-G R5 as the best EDC light of the three. It's bright, lightweight, fits in pocket real easy and has a great UI, with tactical strobe immediately accessible.

    My next choice would be the EagleTac P20C2 MkII.

    My last choice would be the Fenix.

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    I use the PD20 just drove across a few states with it in my front pocket and had to make sure it was still there when making pit stops.

    If you want a good light that is small and easy to use....get the PD20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post

    The Fenix PD30 is small, perfect for EDC. But the Quark is the same size, and noticeably brighter. IMHO, the Fenix lumen rating is vastly overstated, while the Quark lumen rating is understated. The light coming out of the Quark is definitely brighter than the Fenix to my eye. No way is the Fenix 265 lumens, IMHO - unless that's measured at the emitter.

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    Talked with a guy at a gun show selling tac lights the other day for awhile. He sold both Fenix and 4sevens Quark lights. The Quark light is rated OTF (out the front) for lumens while the Fenix is rated at the emitter. So yes, they are rated very differently.

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    Thats good to know about the way they rate the lights. I didnt know that. My PD30 is very bright (blinding), but will have to find a Quark to look at. Thanks for the info.

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    so where can i find information on the different fenix series because they dont seem to have them on the site

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