Looking for an EDC light, with questions
I've been looking for a decent light for everyday carry. At this time I frankly can't afford a Surefire (although eventually I'd like one, possibly a Defender or Aviator). I'm looking to spend $30 or less.
At Target tonight, I saw the Dorcy one depicted here:
and it piqued my interest. It was either $20 or $30. However being as I don't know anything about lights and many of you do, anybody mind if I ask a few questions here? :22a:
1. What's the advantage of having a 123A battery vs. AAs or whatever? I know the 123As are more expensive, I've been buying them for cameras for years, but didn't know what the advantage was of using them in lights.
2. What's the special meaning of a flashlight being "regulated" or having "a circuit?"
I would like something pretty rugged and water-resistant, with a tailcap switch, and with some decent output but also with a fairly wide beam so you could light up a good chunk of a room. Not super-wide, I would like to be able to get some distance out of the beam, but perhaps a good compromise between distance and width. Ideally, I would like a signal-capable switch too, but I've seen a few without this feature that I otherwise think look good so it wouldn't exclude them from consideration. Also, I like the size of the Dorcy light I saw, it's about palm-sized so it should fit in a pocket or in a small holster worn on the belt.
Aside from the Dorcy above, I read a bit about the Nuwai Q-III ( http://www.flashlightreviews.com/reviews/nuwai_q-3.htm ) and it looks good too. ANY suggestions will be appreciated!
Thanks a lot. :congrats: