This is a discussion on Edc flashlight within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by kerberos
Always wanted to try an HDS light...
Supposed to be as rugged as Malkoff.
Well, and a McGizmo as well...
February 22nd, 2019 08:07 PM
I had looked at them for over a year before deciding to get one. I absolutely love it and now have two (one edc and one end table/night stand).
Originally Posted by kerberos
I had tried a couple magnetic ring lights, which is what finally made me decide to try the HDS and I can really tell the quality difference. They are well made, quality lights with a lot of options for setting up. Some people really want the high lumens, which you are not going to get with an HDS (200-325 max depending on emitter).
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Originally Posted by Pete63
February 23rd, 2019 10:32 AM
I carry an Eagtac d25a ti with a 4.2v lithium battery for direct drive. It fits in the change pocket of my jeans and is insanely bright (500 lumens) especially for its size which is not much larger then a single AA battery.
In the house I have multiple lights but my bedside light is a Convoy l6. It can light up my entire back yard with 3800 lumens.
I also keep lights in every car. I have 3 or 4 in my car and my wife's car has 2. In the car lights I use lithium primary batteries (lithium energizer non rechargeable) since lithium ion doesn't handle extreme temperatures very well.
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February 23rd, 2019 10:36 AM
This happened at work once and I was the only person that had a light. This was before cellphones had the flashlight function.
Originally Posted by Mike1956
February 24th, 2019 12:08 PM
Always. Which one depends on what I'm wearing.
Left to Right, small to big:
Streamlight Microstream: 45 lumens
Streamlight Protac-1L: 275 lumens high, 22 lumens low
Streamlight Protac-1L-1AA: 350 lumens high, 40 lumens low
Surefire G2L: originally 80 lumens, now with Malkoff head 300-something lumens?
Surefire G2X Tactical: 320 lumens
NEW HOTNESS: Surefire EDCL2-T: 1200 lumens (or 1/10 of the sun's output if you prefer) high, 5 lumens low
February 24th, 2019 01:21 PM
Fenix PD 25, only problem is I lost the belt pouch and the edges wear holes through my pockets.
February 24th, 2019 03:20 PM
I have other more elaborate and powerful lights..but the light that I have on me every day is this $10 90 lumen, rock solid and reliable little light. It features a tailcap switch...that is all...always on me and used almost every day. The only thing that I dislike is the alkaline battery...I am a CR123 fan...but I love how thin this little light is and it does have pretty good battery life as it is.
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February 24th, 2019 06:32 PM
I prefer the 2 AAA flashlight from Harbor Freight. I like the length. In my warm weather vest I have their 588 lumen 4 AAA flashlight too. I like the weight of that one better.
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March 1st, 2019 01:12 AM
This one goes everywhere I go. Hardly a day goes by that I don't use it. As my eyes age, I find myself needing it more and more.
March 1st, 2019 06:01 AM
I use one of the small streamlight pen lights which runs on AAA batteries. I’m kinda hard on stuff and it’s held up well for daily carry both on or off duty.
March 10th, 2019 11:41 AM
I have three Fenix PD35 Tac flashlights each using two CR123 batteries. One for each car and for home/nightstand. I don't carry it on my person except when I go to the movies or someplace where I know it will be dark. I always take it with me when traveling and staying in hotels, friends, etc.
The light has a tail cap switch for 1000 lumens, 1000 lumen strobe and 60 lumen "low". The light also has an outdoor mode where you can easily switch between 1000, 500, 200, 60, 8 lumens and 1000 lumen strobe.
I purchased them directly from the Fenix website. I really like the light!
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March 19th, 2019 04:07 PM
I always carry a light, cheap Redline now because I lost 2 really nice ones that I got from [email protected] Gotta talk to him soon about maybe Fenix PD35??