Best flashlights according to redditors

We found 9,806 Reddit comments discussing the best flashlights. We ranked the 2,387 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Flashlights:

u/osmenl · 73 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway. zebralight headlamp HELP please upvote. I’m so close to 100 comment karma.

u/zuproc · 39 pointsr/flashlight

Wish I could join in but I don't have enough comment karma..

EDIT: Just in case I'm at work and actually get enough karma!

Thanks parametrek!

u/Zak · 32 pointsr/VEDC

Greetings from /r/flashlight. I maintain an arbitrary list of popular lights that may be of interest.

You'll probably want something using the 18650 battery and onboard charging like the Thrunite Neutron 2C. I'd recommend the neutral white version of it.

Do not charge Li-ion batteries in freezing temperatures. You can use them, and there are even some 18650 cells designed to have better performance in the cold, but it is dangerous to attempt charging without first warming the battery above freezing.

u/Sanstar70 · 24 pointsr/flashlight


Looks like a pretty cool light. Now I just need to get my comment karma over 100 lol

u/jonfromm · 24 pointsr/flashlight

Heres your first flashlight. Please don’t touch those zoomies with a stick. Welcome to r/flashlight.

u/General_Specialist · 23 pointsr/flashlight

I think you would be happier and more comfortable with something like a Wowtac A2s in that price range.

u/coherent-rambling · 21 pointsr/flashlight

This is unlikely to be possible. There are basically only two places to buy them, and neither source is likely to arrive within 4 days. Mountain Electronics is located in the US, but it usually takes him a day or two to process an order and then you're waiting for the postal service after that. The manufacturer, Intl-outdoor, is the other source, and shipping is usually a few weeks.

Consider grabbing a Sofirn SP36 with Prime shipping, instead. It's a little larger but has a lot of the same features and capabilities.

u/pulpfree51 · 19 pointsr/EDC
u/xtremepado · 16 pointsr/flashlight

Nitecore TIP CRI- <$30, small enough to comfortably have on a keychain, USB charging, very bright, high quality LED.

> Turbo: 240 Lumens / 30 min
> High: 95 Lumens / 1 hr 30 min
> Mid: 22 Lumens / 6 hr 30 min
> Low: 1 Lumens / 46 hr

Thrunite Neutron 2C v3 ~$50, much more powerful 18650 light with USB charging. The battery tube can be shortened to use 18350 batteries, which would bring the overall length to under 4". Be sure to get the Neutral White version. The following run times are for an 18650 battery, the run times for an 18350 battery will be less than half as long.

> Turbo: 1100 Lumens / 2.2 hrs
> High: 650 Lumens / 2.7 hrs
> Low: 12 Lumens / 130 hrs
> Firefly: 0.5 Lumens / 49 days.

u/haroldthehobo · 14 pointsr/Ultralight

I'm gonna try to break down most of the places you could save weight, as well as give you an idea of dollars per ounce saved for each item so you can figure out the best place to focus your available budget.

  • Your pack is pretty heavy. Something like the Osprey Exos 48 will cost around $180 and weighs ~40 oz. That'll save you ~20.8 oz at about $8.65 per oz.

  • Your bag is also heavy, as you have pointed out. As /u/schmuckmulligan pointed out, a HG Burrow Econ 20 would save you weight for added warmth. I would recommend a wide width, since HG quilts are narrower since they are aimed at hammock sleepers. A $170 wide will save you ~16.9 oz at about $10.06 per oz. You could also consider a HG Burrow Econ 30, which will save you more weight, and will be cheaper.

  • The $215 24 oz Lunar Solo from Six Moon Designs would save you ~23.3 oz at about $9.23 per oz. If you don't have a trekking pole, they also sell lightweight poles to support the shelter.

  • $15 Frogg Toggs will save you ~6 oz at about $2.50 per oz.

  • You can drop the extra shirt and the extra underwear for a free savings of ~7.8 oz. A lot of people will just wear the same shirt and underwear for the duration of their trips.

  • A 14$ ThruNite Ti3 will save you ~2.7 oz at about $5.19 per oz. The NiteCore Thumb is also a good option with similar weight savings. I discussed the differences between the two in this comment in a thread yesterday.

  • You can save ~1.1 oz for free by dropping the Iodine Tablets. The Sawyer is good enough, and won't make your water taste bad.

    All in all, everything here will save you ~78.6 oz or almost 5 lbs. Obviously, don't take anything I or anyone else says as perfect for you. If having extra clothes makes your hike a lot better, then I don't think the weight savings is worth it.

    Hope this helps!
u/Buzzy243 · 14 pointsr/flashlight

I'd really recommend that you consider dropping the AA requirement, OP. You're not going to be able to get "an entry level light that packs an ok punch at a decent price" and feed it AA batteries. The ThruNite T10 is probably as good as it gets for your price range.

But I would give the Atactical A1 some serious consideration, it's a lot more light for the money.

u/Gorillaz_Noodle · 14 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I hope this doesn't get buried, it can really help you. I fucking love my mini flash light. You would be surprised at how much you will use one. You whip it out when you need it, and fucking bam, you can see the world. This is the one I have, I keep it on my person 24/7 and it is very durable. Don't let the small size deter you, it is fucking legit. On a dark night in my back yard, this thing can go out for maybe 60ish yards. I'm not even a delivery person, and it was one of the best investments I've every made. I just keep it on a lanyard that I always have on me. Usually in my pocket.

u/Virisenox_ · 14 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A1S

  • $25
  • Micro USB rechargeable battery included
  • 1150 lumens
  • Neutral white
  • Good build quality
u/dayziro · 13 pointsr/EDC

I don't want to come off as an internet jerk, but this seems to be more of a teenage survival-fantasy kit than an EDC kit. I would like to offer a couple of friendly take-it or leave-it suggestions.

  • A small lighter (Zippo or disposable Bic) would get far more use than a firesteel in day to day life.
  • For $9 more you could get this great flashlight. Cheap Chinese tactical flashlights are fun. The first thing I carried around was a cheap 2AA chinese light like that one. That has long since broke. So have the next few lights I bought. But I've been carrying this Streamlight for 2 years now (bought back when they were only 24 lumens). The difference in size between a 2AA light and a 3AA light is huge, you don't notice you have it on you until you need it.
  • Leave the caffeine and water purification pills in your bug out bag and replace them with ibuprofen and Tylenol (Acetaminophen). I run into sore joints a lot more than contaminated water.
  • Next, and it really hurts me to say this, but I agree entirely with goretsky: drop the knife. If you have a leatherman you will already have a knife on you. You're in school, getting caught with a knife is a hassle. At least with the leatherman you could feign ignorance.
  • One more thing. You're 16, you have a wallet. Go directly to your bathroom and put about 4 band aids in your wallet. I'm completely serious. People get cuts and scrapes all the time. Offering a band aid always makes you look good.
u/aramid · 13 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ignore everyone else in this thread saying Maglite. They're decent, but you can do much, much better. Bring your wallet.

If you're looking for unbeatable reliability, the king of the hill is Surefire. I'd suggest their G2X Pro. However, they take sort of weird lithium batteries; if you'd prefer more normal batteries Streamlight has a number of options in their ProTac and TwinTask series. Streamlight is pretty much on a par with Surefire and massively better than Maglite. In any case, make absolutely sure you choose an LED-based model, rather than one with an incandescent bulb.

If you'd like to save some money and still get a flashlight which is massively better than anything you can buy in a hardware store, come by /r/flashlight and fill out a questionnaire to better qualify your needs. There are approximately a billion different flashlights out there, and people who are genuinely passionate about such things, so it's sort of hard to narrow down your options without knowing what you need it for.

If you don't feel like going to such lengths, I'll summarize a couple of options for you.

  1. That Surefire G2X Pro I mentioned above is insanely, stupidly bright and will always work, even after it's been sitting in your shed with batteries installed for ten years. Unfortunately, you must order batteries online, or you'll pay about $15 per set locally.

  2. The Streamlight Protac 2AA is half as bright, takes normal batteries, and is otherwise of similar quality.

  3. The Streamlight Stylus Pro is a further half as bright but smaller. It's still not dim, though; this should rival pretty much any flashlight you've ever used, including massive 6v lanterns and 2-3 D cell hardware store lights. And it's inexpensive; I keep one in each of my cars.

  4. The Fenix E25 is made in China, if that matters to you, but I've generally been quite pleased with Fenix products. It's similar in size to the Streamlight Protac above, but is the first thing I've mentioned from a boutique flashlight manufacturer. It's brighter than the Streamlights and has more brightness levels to choose from. It should be just as indestructible in use as the Surefire and better than the Stylus Pro if not the ProTac. However, Fenix has a bit of a reputation among flashlight nerds for firmware issues (yes, they're microprocessor-controlled), so it's possible their lifetime reliability isn't as good as the others. It should still be about a thousand times more reliable than anything else you've used.

    Like I said, the number of options is just ridiculous. I could have made a list of about a dozen lights and made a compelling argument for each one. If you really want to buy a nice flashlight, you need to ask in /r/flashlight. Clearly explain what you're looking for, and fill out the questionnaire from the sidebar. Or just buy one of the four above; I don't recommend them lightly.
u/SleepWalkersDream · 13 pointsr/flashlight

Definetly Wowtac A2S as I need to upgrade to the 18650 world.
Edit: Aw maan, it would appear that I don't have the required 100 comment carma :/

u/FuckleNut · 13 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Definitely the most recommended budget friendly headlamp around here. Bright, tough, waterproof, good UI with shortcuts to firefly and turbo, can be used handheld or on a headband, comes with a battery that has a micro USB port for charging, so it’s perfect if you don’t have 18650s and a charger yet.

u/mpak87 · 11 pointsr/flashlight

You are basically in for the entire forum to show up and try to talk you out of the zoom lens. They really don't get much in the way of love around here. Most of the lights you'll see recommended (and the A6 in particular, which is a really incredible light) have a balanced mixture of flood and throw. There is a central hot spot that throws a significant distance, surrounded by a spill of light that neatly floods out, it basically encompasses the whole range of zoom. If you need a dedicated thrower, get one of those, or a dedicated flooder, get one of those. A zoomie basically tries to do both, and sucks at everything. Additionally, there really isn't a good way to waterproof one, so they tend to be far less robust than most of the other lights on the market, as well as being far less efficient in the amount of light that they actually put out. The BLF A6 would be a great option, as would a Wowtac A1s, which comes with a battery so it's ready to go. Spending a bit more a Thrunite Neutron 2C is another great choice.

If you absolutely, positively, no buts about it think that all of these nerds who spend an utterly absurd amount of time on the subject of flashlights couldn't possibly be right, and you, come hell or high water, are going to be ordering a zoomie no matter what we tell you, the Wowtac A3s sucks considerably less than the one you have.

u/45321200 · 11 pointsr/EDC

All this is carried comfortably in my 5.11 Apex pants.

u/ortrigger · 11 pointsr/EDC

Mostly people at work. I work IT and regularly have to climb under desks to inspect cabling between a desk and wall. I carry the Streamlight Microstream and it doesn't add much if any bulk or weight in my pocket. As a bonus, it's cheap enough that I don't mind it getting banged up.

u/Everinyourfavor · 11 pointsr/EDC

25 dollars won't get you too far, but each of these is around 25 dollars or less.

Flashlight: Stylus Pro

Pen: Lamy or 701





Shard: Schrade


u/Wolczyk · 10 pointsr/CampingGear

Ya I could give some recommendations.

First, that 200 lumens claimed by Black Diamond is more than likely inflated. How long do they claim that lasts?

Second, a lot of people who enjoy the outdoors believe that a red light is best for keeping night vision. Over at r/flashlight it has been debated a lot and the general consensus is that a "sub-lumen mode" is better than a red light for keeping night vision. That would be a mode that is below 1 lumen, and I could not agree more.

Now for the recommendations (Please note I did not have time to find the best deals out there, so please look around for better pricing. Also, I recommend for all the below recommendations that you go with the WARMEST tint.):

Wowtac A2S- Well regarded as one of the best starter headlamps out there at a great price. Comes with a rechargeable battery.

Skillhunt H03- Another highly praised light at a decent price. Does not come with a battery. This light would require a battery that could be charged or a battery with a charger.

Olight H1R Honestly, I don't know much about this one as I am not a fan of Olight. However, Olight is a well regarded brand and I gurantee many people out there enjoy that light.

Armytek Wizard Pro- My personal favorite of the group. Very well regarded light with an amazing beam pattern and vast range of setting. Although a little expensive, this is an amazing light I have no problem recommending. Also check out the Elf and the Tiara

Zebralight Again, I don't know much about Zebralight. However, most people over at r/flashlight debate whether Zebralight or Armytek makes the best headlamp. If you like Zebralight and want a specific model recommendation, check over in the sub reddit.

There are a lot more out there. u/parametrek has created a database where you can put in your requirements and it will show you basically every light under the sun that is a good fit. Check it out

u/OWSIN · 10 pointsr/flashlight

>Need a budget friendly right angle tactical flashlight in Canada

Here you go

u/bombadil1564 · 10 pointsr/flashlight

Second the headlamp suggestion. The Wowtac A2S is also a popular budget choice.

It comes in neutral white (many people prefer this tint over cool white), also comes with a 18650 cell that can be recharged via a micro USB cord. Much cheaper than buying light+ battery+ charger.

u/StoneAthleticClub · 10 pointsr/flashlight

I would add to this list the new SP36 with LH351D and Anduril. 90 CRI and 5000 lumens

Sofirn SP36 BLF Anduril Powerful Flashlight, 4 LH351D LED 5000K 90 CRI, USB C Rechargeable, Battery Not Included

u/chrs_clvngr · 9 pointsr/vandwellers

My wife and I live in a mini-bus. One of the most valuable things to us has been a little flashlight that's powered with AAA's. We both use a Streamlight MicroStream and love them. We always keep them handy--mine stays in my pocket. You could buy some batteries to go with if you'd like.

Here's a link to something very similar to what we use. (Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight

u/arizona-lad · 9 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Buy a UV flashlight:

Go around the house after dark with the lights out and look for the urine stains. If they are there (and I bet they are), you will see them fluoresce. Once you know where they are hiding, you can eliminate them with enzymes:

Note: This does not work instantly. You have to mist the affected areas two or three times a day. Will take several days to break down the odor causing compounds into their base components. But this should work for you.

u/jbates0223 · 9 pointsr/golf

Not op but I go out at night with a uv flashlight and find them. It's stupid easy.

u/parametrek · 9 pointsr/flashlight

> I might want something that takes disposable batteries, considering I may be down in the cave for hours.

You don't want disposables! You do want something that can take spare rechargeable batteries.

Take a look at the $30 Wowtac A2S in neutral white. And then spend the remain money on spare 18650 and a charger at Illumn.

u/wrathfulgrapes · 8 pointsr/running

You have a lot of recommendations to get a headlamp and a reflective vest, I wanted to weigh in on what kind of headlamp you should consider.

Ideally you'd get something lightweight, with enough power to see in front of you and make yourself somewhat visible (although that's more what the reflective vest is for). You should also get something with removable batteries so you could bring spares.

Most of the recommendations on here are for climbing lights by companies like Petzl which are colorful and fun and if you go with one of those you'll probably be fine.

But there are much better options. Those climbing lights (at least the cheaper ones) aren't waterproof, they're splash/sneeze resistant. Might last a while in rain. But IPX8 waterproof would be better. Also they're mostly plastic. The expensive ones are insanely expensive. Here are some cheaper, more bombproof options (all single AA, there are other AAA and 18650 options too but 1xAA makes for a very lightweight package):

Zebralight H53c ($59)
Excellent light, I own it's bigger brother the H600, fantastic build quality all around. 79 grams with battery.

Manker E03H ($35) Another good option. Go for the Nichia LED, much better color accuracy. 103 grams with battery.

[Fenix HL23] ( ($35) Reputable brand, good light. Not as waterproof, only IPX6. Still solid. 75 grams with battery.

There are a few more options, especially if you want more (18650) or less (AAA) power and weight. Check out /r/flashlight for more info. Or hit me up. Good luck and stay safe out there.

u/_amass · 8 pointsr/flashlight

The Wowtac A1S and Wowtac A2S are both excellent.

u/bmengineer · 8 pointsr/flashlight

If you need it that soon, you're probably best ordering off Amazon. I'd suggest the Wowtac A1S, [Wowtac A2S]( sc=1), or the Acebeam H40, unless you want something more expensive.

u/Blackbird76 · 8 pointsr/EDC

Cant go wrong with a MicroStreamlight, such a great value for the price.

u/spaceminions · 8 pointsr/flashlight


"Nah, they totally meant I should just post that exactly rather than giving a brief descriptive title about what specific uses or key requirements I have. "

:P :P

Anyway, perhaps you'd like this one, the thrunite 2c then, if it's /got/ to be amazon. It's not really as good, but it does apparently have a kind of similar UI for the middle brightnesses.

u/dcabines · 7 pointsr/onebag

The suggestions here are great and OP has probably picked one, but I wanted to share an alternative for anyone else that may be looking. I really enjoy my $15 Xtar PB2 paired with two 2500mah 18650 batteries. You can get the batteries for just under $4 each. This way you get lots of capacity and you can swap out batteries and it still costs less than the typical powerbank of that capacity. Also some devices use the batteries directly like this flashlight.

u/jaber6 · 7 pointsr/CCW

I carry this now. Perfect size for me and it's bright enough for my needs.

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/crispyscone · 7 pointsr/EDC

A few things I would probably get.

  • Flash light always comes in handy. I noticed you didn't say anything about one. I streamlight is a great brand with nice seemingly durable lights. You will probably lose it before it shits out on you or breaks. I prefer the stylus pro or the microstream (difference between the two is microstream is shorter. It's penlight size makes it easy to slip in and out of your pocket.

  • Always carry a good pen. Zebra makes decent pens. If you want to stretch your gift card further, you could get the f301 but I really prefer the f701, it's just a nicer pen. There is also the space pen if you ever feel you need to write something in zero gravity. If "tactical pens" are more your thing, you have plenty to choose from

  • saw you were looking at a cheapo fixed blade. If you were to get any "cheapo" fixed blade at all, seriously consider mora. You can read more about mora in this post, but I assure you that you will not find a better fixed blade for the price.

  • You have anything to carry your beverages in? Nalgene bottle or camelbak for water, thermos for hot beverages.

  • Get you a nice rum cake or whiskey fudge
u/PattonMagroin · 7 pointsr/EDC

If you aren't looking for something super fancy or "tacticool" I would suggest either the:

StreamLight MicroStream


StreamLight Stylus Pro

They both run on AAA batteries. I have the Stylus and it is fantastic.

u/recreational_usage · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/Subara · 7 pointsr/EDC

I recommend the Streamlight Stylus Pro. It's durable, thin, economical, and easy to carry around. It puts out really good light for its size and you can activate the light by doing just a push-press, if you prefer, rather than a full click-press.

u/huskergirl-86 · 7 pointsr/weddingplanning

Just one more thing to add:
if you are really worried about the stamp showing in pictures, you could buy an ininked stamp pad and invisible ink, plus a blacklight (if your DJ doesn't have one) for a total of $24.

u/Travels4Work · 7 pointsr/vegaslocals
  1. Regular bug spray outdoors; keep your property free of insects so there's nothing for them to eat. That's a long game and won't be effective until next year.

  2. Immediate answer: Population control. Get a black light and a boot/flyswatter/predator drone/whatever and smash the ones you find outdoors each evening until you can't find them any more. They're usually at the bases of the block walls, rocks and the house stucco after 10pm. You'll be able to easily see them 15 feet away with the black light.

    If they're coming inside, wander around with the black light after the house has been dark for an hour to see if they're on any of your baseboards/walls. They mostly come at night... Mostly.

    Spread out the DE like Gibus mentioned.

    Edit: Just to be clear, regular bug spray doesn't do anything to them since they don't absorb it, so DE and stomp & smash is pretty much it unless you go with some much nastier poisons.
u/jquagga · 7 pointsr/flashlight

I’d scale back the frequency now and potentially the prize amount later (cap it). While we greatly appreciate it, I don’t want you to suffer for our prizes.

That said, if the random number generate favors me, I’d like a Zebralight H53c. I’ve determined I have hard preferences for 4000-4500K, high CRI and regulated lights. I have a wowtac and a sofirn which are 5000K and they need to go. My existing SC53c is a favorite. :-).

u/archover · 7 pointsr/flashlight

Honestly, for "cheap" headlamps go to Walmart, and buy extra batteries for whatever.

For "inexpensive" headlamps, see the sidebar article Arbitrary List section "Right Angle" and Small and Medium lights.

My choice would be the $30, fast shipping Wowtac A2S NW headlamp which includes light, li-ion battery, and USB charging. Buy an extra cell to effectively double the already long life. This light is comfortable to wear and reliable over hundreds of usages.

Also note that one Li-ion rechargeable battery has 3-4x the power of one alkaline AA battery. As to leaky alkaline cells, that would not be my choice to power an "emergency" light. That said, the best light is the one you have when you need it.

u/dbmeed · 7 pointsr/flashlight

What kind of budget are we talking about here? Any preferred battery size?

Personally, my suggestion would be the Wowtac A1S or Wowtac A2S

u/Hairy_Kiwi_Sac · 7 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A1s in neutral white (NW) if you want something good but also portable.

u/bluethelonious · 7 pointsr/flashlight

I would look at the Wowtac A1S as a good budget option, that comes with a rechargeable battery too.

u/BurningPlaydoh · 7 pointsr/flashlight

I hope you find him, this should be all you need unless you're in a super open area. If so, let us know and we can suggest a really long range light.

u/Mrmagroin · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Somehow I’ve managed to still not buy the SP36. Maybe we can be a winner. As always thanks so much for the giveaway!

u/Kwynne4444 · 6 pointsr/flashlight

SP36 this is a great flashlight right at the price point but if you dont like the shape you could also get the Sofirn C8F for under budget which also has a great combination beam on it, and my favorite light for walking my dog

u/Handsome_Zack · 6 pointsr/flashlight

My eternal suggestion for these types posts is the WowTac A1S, which has the advantages of both being cheap and including a micro-USB rechargable 18650 battery of decent quality. Simple on/off from the tail switch, and then there is a side switch to change modes (my dad has never quite figured how reverse-clicky switches work).

However, the low mode is pretty high at 24 lumens and a moonlight mode might serve your purpose better, at which point there are two nicer lights that I would put forward - the Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 or TN12. The Neutron is an e-switch only light that is controlled via one button and has shortcuts to both low and high. The TN12 is a nicer version of the aforementioned A1S with a nicer driver and a lower low mode, but as far as I can tell it does not come with a battery.

There are also a few AA/14500 size lights that you might be interested in, like the Sofirn SC31 or Wuben E05 (The SC31 is 18650... Still a viable option but way bigger than I thought).

Hope this helps!

u/j000p · 6 pointsr/EDC

Phone: iPhone 5c + cheap Spigen case

Watch: Seiko SKX007 + Super Oyster II Bracelet

Wallet: Radix One

Keychain: Remove Before Flight tag, Sandisk Ultra Fit, Dollar Store Carabiner

Keychain Multitool: Victorinox Classic OR Leatherman Micra

Multitool: Leatherman Skeletool

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Pen: Fisher Space Pen OR Modded Zebra 701

Yoyo: The Sage (for now)

First post, any questions or suggestions please feel free. Thanks guys!

u/EDCandmemes · 6 pointsr/EDC

Flashlight my dude, you won't be able to go back after carrying one.

Going by the rest of the stuff you carry i'd say a small AAA light that you can either attach to your keys or clip inside a pocket.

A couple of recommendations:

To clip on to keys: The Olight i3 EOS. 1xAAA 90 lumens, 45min runtime. Simple twist on/off, one mode, plenty bright for most daily stuff. If you want something multi-mode still good for your keys, the Thrunite Ti3 and Lumintop AAA Tool are honourable mentions too.

To clip to your pocket: The Streamlight Microstream. 1xAAA 45 lumens, 2.5hr runtime. Solid pocket clip and push-button that lends itself to be a really good momentary light but can be clicked on for continuous use. Really solid light, inexpensive, Tried and trusted by a lot of the EDC community. Honourable mention goes to the Streamlight Stylus Pro. Almost the exact same light but longer. 2xAAA, 90 lumens, 6 hour runtime if you don't mind the weight of an extra AAA on you.

u/korgothwashere · 6 pointsr/EDC
u/macbooklover91 · 6 pointsr/EDC

Sum up the light in a few words:

Name | Battery (type and quantity) | Lumens and mode | battery life (in order of lumens mode) | length | price (rounded up to full dollar)


The simple one mode guy:

u/Banzertank · 6 pointsr/EDC

I finally got my EDC down to a really slim and minimal setup. Nothing that I don't use on a daily basis. Basically a Pocket-dump.

u/Tier_1_Masturbator · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite Ti-3 is a single AAA light that's 120 lumens and about $15

If you don't mind going slightly bigger, Olight has a single cr123 light that is 900 lumens and about the size of your thumb.

u/NerfEveryoneElse · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite T10 is very good light for the starter.

Thrunite TN4A (4XAA) if you want some 18650 level power.

Manker E03H if you like high CRI and a magnet you can attach to your car/or use it as headlamp while fixing your car with both hands.

And ofc Armytek for ruggedness or Zebralight light for their superb UI.

u/AttemptedWit · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite T10 NW

Pair it with some Eneloops and you're good to go.

u/boomermax · 6 pointsr/flashlight

You will want a flashlight with an electronic side switch to operate. They do not require much strength to turn on and cycle through modes.

Something like the [Thrunite Neutron] ( would be my suggestion if it fits within your budget. You get the light, a battery and the ability to charge without having to purchase a separate charger.

With that said, you might not want to fumble with usb cables. If you are like my daddy was he got to a point that something like opening the charge port and plugging in the cable became challenging as well.

If that is your case I would suggest looking at this that can function with AA primaries. It can also take the higher powered 14500 that you do have to charge but if your condition progresses to the point that becomes burdensome you can still use the light with regular AA's

u/techguy24 · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S is a great starting light if you don't want to spend as much as a Zebralight starting out. You could always keep it as a backup if you decide to get something fancier too.

Depending on how technically inclined you are, I'd consider swapping out the LED for something high CRI (I put an LH351D in one, and it's much better) and maybe a TIR lens if you want more peripheral vision.

u/lpcxwm · 6 pointsr/flashlight

Skip the bucket, this time I'll go for a sick horse.

u/IgnoranceIsAVirus · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing

I have the A1s and am very happy with it, going to start getting into bicycling to lose some weight.

This will help after dark.

(Keeping fingers crossed)

Thanks either way, made me poke around where I didn't look before.

u/7YP160214 · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Do you have any more info on what you'll be doing with it exactly? Is this a "take the dog out" kind of light?

The Wowtac A1S or A2S are both good, bright lights. The A2S is a headlamp, but you can take it out of the headband and use it normally, and a headlamp can come in handy sometimes. They both come with a removable battery that has built-in microUSB charging. The "neutral white" version of either light is recommended for more pleasant light.

u/basicwizardry · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White
Thanks in advance for your consideration!

u/BlueSwordM · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Even worse. That light is probably 300 lumens.

I would recommend this one instead:

Choosing the A2S Neutral White version, it includes a very good battery, and is a real 1000 lumens out of the light.
It can also be used as both a headlamp, and a flashlight! A multi use light.

u/Otter91GG · 5 pointsr/flashlight

The brand gets a bit of hate on this sub, but I love my Streamlight Microstream:

About as compact as a AAA can get. The tailswitch is a bit hard to press, but totally manageable. Bonus is that the pocket clip doubles back to work as a hat clip.

u/psychxman · 5 pointsr/EDC

Yes and no, phone flashlights can help find something on the floor or follow a path in a pinch but having a dedicated light last longer, is much brighter, can see farther, and can be used in many more types of situations. A phone light will kill your battery very quickly also.

But, again it’s personal preference, really. I like to be prepared for those unique moments. Friends always ask me for my flashlight and I get to be the hero every once in a while lol.

Check out the stream light microstream


Or the olight s1r or I3T EOS


Bright, tiny, and cheap. You will get hooked if you get one of these.

u/dclutter1 · 5 pointsr/EDC

Microstream The clip on mine is different but I think this is the same light. Love it.

Spyderco Tenacious Easily the highest value knife I've ever had/seen. I cut and pry the shit out of stuff with this knife on a daily basis.

u/edb_ok · 5 pointsr/EDC

I've been carrying the Streamlight 66318 microlight for a few years. It's about the size of a pen in diameter but half the length. It is bright and works well.

Edited link

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/pics

31 lumens is pretty bottom of the barrel light for something nearly 40 bucks (closer to 30 for some models). The streamligh pro is much more portable (think pencil) outputs 26 lumens 5 inches long and runs off 2 triple As with only a single LED. It uses aircraft grade aluminium and is ~20 bucks. If you want high end its Preons S2 its quite expensive at 50$ but its rated at 120 lumens, still manages to be smaller than the streamligh pro and have more features. My cellphone's dual LED camera flash outputs more light than your light. Just saying.

u/doomrabbit · 5 pointsr/CCW

I know this is different than OP's criteria, but I love my Streamlight Stylus. The light in your pocket is better than the one on your dresser.

It's pen sized and aways fits in a pocket, can be clipped to pocket edge. 65 lumens is just enough to not blind you from reflections, but more than enough for target ID. Only downsides are you can push the button in your pocket and kill the battery but it's uncommon, and you lose it because it's so damn handy and constantly being used.

u/everythingstakenFUCK · 5 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

Before anything else: Someone else said jack stands - get them. Don't die under a car. I almost did, it's easier to fuck up than you think.

I have the 1.5 ton HF aluminum jack, I wish I had gone for something a little bigger. It doesn't really have the lift height for bigger jobs.

Another thing I don't see mentioned: LIGHTS. I keep two of each of these in my garage:
Plus I have the Braun (HF) flexible work light:
This thing is great, but I have the typical HF complaints about quality especially around its willingness to charge all the time. I put a washer on the battery and that seems to have solved the issue for now.

I wouldn't mess with a pneumatic impact unless you find yourself in a situation where you really need one and can't afford an electric. Your compressor flow rate has a lot more to do with its ability to run air tools than anything else, and unless you really have a shop quality compressor you won't run a pneumatic impact very long.

I'd wait until you really need an impact and if you find you do, I'd suggest this one:

Now it's not the best electric impact you can get - the Milwaukee and Makita versions are both marginally better - but it's available at every big box store, and when you factor in the cost of batteries it's WAY cheaper.

For hand tools, I'd go 100% harbor freight (pittsburgh). Most things can be done with 3/8" and a lot of extensions, but having 1/2" is really helpful. If you use it enough to break it, upgrade then. I use 1/4" for lots of things but it's a luxury for the most part. Get metric deep and standard depth sockets. I also consider ratcheting box wrenches nearly a necessity. Again, the pittsburgh set is a great deal for what you get. Get all the lengths of extensions you can.

If you find you want (or need) nicer hand tools, my next step up is generally gearwrench. This set is one of the few things I might consider a splurge on out of the gate:

You need a torque wrench. Someone else suggested the tekton 1/2" drive and I 100% concur if you had to pick one to start with. Make sure you learn how to use it and how to properly store it. A deep lug socket (19mm or 21mm usually) is your friend, figure out what size your lug nuts are.

I can't live without a couple pairs of vice grips. They're by far my favorite tool for grabbing spring-loaded hose clamps.

You need at least one dead blow hammer. They're cheap as hell at harbor freight (noticing a theme?)

Magnet trays are usually free at harbor freight with a coupon and purchase. Get a nice stack of them, they're priceless.

Other Odds and ends that I use a bunch:

  • I keep a 10mm T-handle which makes my life easier disassembling little crap under the hood

  • The $20 set of t-handle hex wrenches from harbor freight gets used more than just about anything in my garage

  • telescoping magnet

  • telescoping inspection mirror

  • Oil filter socket that fits the things you will work on. Will save your hands and knuckles.

  • 9 mil (black) harbor freight rubber gloves

  • you'll probably eventually need an O2 sensor socket. Get the crowfoot kind

  • 5/16" nut driver gets an absolute workout on screw-type hose clamps.

  • With the age of things you're working on, you're probably gonna need a mapp gas torch too

  • pumice soap, like fast orange or something of the sort

  • I get a lot more use out of my punch set than I expected, but not a must have

    Finally, abuse - there is often a coupon for whatever the hell it is you're gonna buy at harbor freight. If not, use the 20%.

    I'm sure I'll think of a bunch more stuff later on

    Edit: I told you I'd forget some stuff.

    Prybars are a must have

    A pick set is nearly a must-have

    One of my favorite things I've done is get a big bulk food scoop from GFS and put it in a 5-gallon bucket of oil dry. You end up needing it a lot.
u/ChrisM0678 · 5 pointsr/drones

If its a Phantom go out at night with a flashlight AND a blacklight and it will glow in the trees when pointing the blacklight. Something like this would work:

u/John2k4 · 5 pointsr/whatsthisbug

I'm a bit late, but here are some (pretty fuzzy) pictures I got from hunting them a while back with one of those UV Flashlights. They glow a bright greenish color!

On the wall

Three in a container

I'm in north west Phoenix and I don't see them too often in the house, but look around on the walls of your residence at night with a UV light/blacklight - I'm sure you'll find at least one or two of them just hanging out. You can find good flashlights for under 15$ on Amazon

You can find some of those rubber-coated tongs (or ice cube tongs) at the dollar store if you want something to safely relocate them elsewhere.

u/MA202 · 5 pointsr/discgolf

I got this Escolite for $13 and it's insanely bright. Haven't actually taken it out for a glow round yet, but I have used it for plenty of other glow-in-the-dark applications and it really makes discs shine.

u/johnwayne2413 · 5 pointsr/GalaxyNote8

I plan to DIY my own Whitestone Dome glass protector. I'm waiting until I can find a TGSP that:

  • Doesn't have the black strips on the top and bottom
  • Does have the full sensor/camera/speaker area cut out...less likely to get glue on it
  • Doesn't have glass extending all the way to the edge of the screen
  • Doesn't have the ugly dot matrix "sensitivity pixel grid" pattern bullshit
  • I plan to simply peel off the thin strip of adhesive on the edge

    This is the glue I'm going to use, it should be enough for 5 tgsp installs:

    This is the IR curing light I'm going to use:

    I'm going to end up doing this for 4 devices, 2 x GS8 and 2x GN8. Total cost ~$40 or $10 each.
u/cd_longshanks · 5 pointsr/EDC

I know you requested AAA, but my RovyVon has been a stellar EDC.

u/burnerzero · 5 pointsr/flashlight

If $50 is a hard line, Sofirn SP33 is 2500 lumens and more than most uses require. It comes with a 26650 and charger for $41.

As others have stated, Sofirn SP36 BLF edition with Anduril is probably the best option in that range. You can get the light with stock Sofirn branded batteries for $70 or get it without for $50.

If you want slightly better than the stock Sofirn batteries, you can get 3 of the popular and budget friendly high drain 18650's like the Samsung 30q for $16.50 + shipping.

u/Ratus_ · 5 pointsr/flashlight

That's a very crunchy light.

Do not get that light.

Definitely not worth $3, let alone almost $10.


Get either one of these much better lights:

  • Wowtac a1s
  • Sofirn SP31


    >but this first purchase is out of need for finding ping pong balls

    That's one I hadn't heard before.

    I'd suggest you do another post about what you need the light for, you will get a lot of good responses.
u/Souichirou · 5 pointsr/flashlight

WELL THEN ! since you want something to start I always recommend either the Sofirn SP31 or the Wowtac A1S both on amazon for around $30 or less and come with an 18650 and charging solution with a turbo of 1000+ lumens. Since this is your first light you probably don't have cells or a dedicated charger unless you are a vaper.

IF you really want to drop closer to the set budget pick up an Emisar D4v2 tiny as all hell and dumps 4k+ lumens solid throw (not thrower levels BUT very impressive) and pick up some cells and a charger.

But again don't rush start small.... you will end up spending more than you want to overtime..... =D

u/byzantinedavid · 5 pointsr/flashlight

If you're looking for a good, bright, budget light, post here using our Recommendation Form. Here is the budget guide I've started compiling:

Under $30 light recommendations

Battery Type|Recommendation|Max Lumens|Price
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Keychain| | |
Button Cell|Streamlight Nano|10 Lumens|$8
Rechargeable|Nitecore Tube|45 Lumens|$10
10180| | |
|Wuben G342|130 Lumens|$17
AAA| | |
|ThruNite T01|125 Lumens|$10
|Lumintop Worm|110 Lumens|$14
|Thrunite Ti3 (Pocket Clip)|130 Lumens|$17
|ThruNite Ti5|130 Lumens|$17
|ThruNite Ti5T (Titanium)|130 Lumens|$26
|BLF 348|240 Lumens (With 14500)|$11
| | |
2 x AAA| | |
| | |
AA| | |
|ThruNite T10|252 Lumens|$24
| | |
2 x AA| | |
| | |
CR123A/RCR123A| | |
| | |
18650| | |
EDC| | |
|BLF A6|1600 Lumens|$27
|Convoy S2+ (No Pocket Clip)|1000 Lumens|$16
Thrower| | |
|Convoy C8|1000 Lumens|$20
| | |
Headlamp| | |
|Petzl Tikka|100 Lumens|$26
|Petzl e+lite(ultra compact)|26 Lumens|$25

u/reptilianmaster · 5 pointsr/flashlight

I am under the impression that Li Ion doesn't enjoy getting very hot or cold so the car might night be the best place for them.

I bought a ThruNite T10 because it is small and I can use NiMH batteries which I believe can handle abuse a bit better (more suitable for a car with unregulated temperature.) Not to mention that they are considerably cheaper if I abuse them too much.

I may be wrong though. If I am, please, let me know.

u/UncleHayai · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Just get the Thrunite TH20 in neutral white:

If you find that 250 lumens isn't bright enough for you (keeping in mind that high-end incandescent headlamps put out ~10-50 lumens), come back and ask about getting a 14500 lithium-ion battery and charger.

If that still isn't bright enough for you, know that even 18650 Li-ion headlamps can't sustain more brightness than that for long without getting too hot.

u/qwelm · 5 pointsr/flashlight

That ThruNite Neutron 2C looks like a contender. Thanks for the lead, and thanks for confirming I'll want a warm light.

u/guerrilla154 · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Possibly the Thrunite T10. The neutral white version is currently listed as over $30 on Amazon, but I assume that will go back down to the regular $20 after they get more in stock. It matches your AA high-CRI with a sub-lumen mode, and is fairly deep carry. Only thing is that it's a reverse-clicky... I've had it for a few weeks now, and I don't really mind that too much. It also comes with a nice lantern diffuser, and is cheap enough to buy on a whim. If it isn't a good fit, it's great to store in a vehicle with a lithium primary.

u/OneleggedPeter · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I am one that uses a flashlight a lot. I don't have a dozen different lights in my collection, I have 2. Those two are very similar, but there are a couple of differences.
The Thrunite Neutron 2C V3. I like this light a lot. It's my "use it 10+ times a day" light. It runs off of 1x 18650 cell (battery), 2xCR123, or a couple of other options. It has built in USB charging, it comes with a 18650 cell, it has adjustable brightness (ramping), and goes from .5 lm to 1040 lm. This thing is bright! Or dim, whichever you want. It just feels good.
My only 2 gigs against it: It takes a while to get used to finding the flat side switch in the dark. I no longer have any problem locating it, but when I first got it, it was a bit challenging. Second gig is that the lens is not replaceable. The lens being broken on mine has not affected the operation in the least, but I would like to replace it. Thrunite says that it's glued in and is not replaceable. ~$50 USD

My other light is a Thorfire TK18. It's pretty similar to the Neutron, but it has a tail switch. It does NOT come with a battery. It does not have On-board USB (or any other) charging, which means that you would need to buy cells and at least one charger. It feels ok in my hand, but I prefer the feel of the Neutron.
It is also adjustable brightness, but also has a Low/Med/High/Turbo mode which I prefer on this light. ~$29 + cell & charger.

Avoid those Atomic lights and their clones.

u/flyliceplick · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite TN12 and Wowtac A2S perhaps? Both take Li-ion 18650 rechargeable batteries. The A2S does SOS at least, if that satisfies your flashing function.

You should be able to get those two, plus batteries and charger for less than £100. You'll need a separate pocket clip for the A2S in order to hang it off a pocket, belt, stab vest, etc and of the ones here I think the best one is the 21-23mm as the A2S is 23.5mm.

u/thingwrecker · 4 pointsr/EDC

Streamlight Microstream. I've carried one for years. Love it. The clip is nice too because you can clip it to a hat bill.

u/nakedracinginsect · 4 pointsr/EDC

In the first picture I forgot my Eleaf iCare and then in the second picture I forgot my Nixon The Chronicle.

Everything on here was purchased on Amazon except for the iCare and my actual iPhone SE... and my truck. The light and pen were just added to my loadout thanks to /r/EDC!

Phone Case: Ringke SLIM

Light: Streamlight Microstream C4

Knife: Spyderco Byrd Meadowlark2

Pen: Fisher X-Mark Space Pen

Wallet: Radix One Slim

I like neat and clean. Also, thanks to /r/minimalism I tend to be very critical of my belongings in both my pocket and my life. When I deem there is nothing left to take away it causes a nice calming effect.

u/9mm_sock_puppet · 4 pointsr/CCW

I carry this one which I love. Small enough but gets the job done.


u/400HPMustang · 4 pointsr/EDC

Discreet and light weight are also subjective. Do you carry a bag on you every day? or are you wearing cargo pants every day? or does all this have to get stuffed in the pockets of your jeans?

A lot of these things are completely personal choices and as such you might take a step back and evaluate what you have and consider what you find wrong with your current choices.

You might start with an Altoids tin FAK or Altoids tin survival kit

Knives...small, inexpensive, discreet, unassuming. A few come to mind

CRKT Squid

Keshaw Shuffle

Wallet. What's wrong with the one you have now? or do you just want a fancy new one? All my life my leather bi-fold wallets have served me well. Only had two in over 20 years.

Flashlights are good. You can go knock off or Streamlight.

Pens. People recommend Fisher Space Pens such as the one I linked. They're quality pens, durable, stylish and refillable. I personally carry grey Bic disposables because people steal them or I lose them.

Multi-tool...I suggest Leatherman. Again it's subjective based on the tools that you need. Take a look at the Leatherman website. They have a good tool selector based on size and number of tools you want/need. My Skeletool CX has always served me well.

A way to carry keys? What's wrong with how you carry them now? If you're stuffing them in your pocket traditional key rings are still fine. Carrying them of body? on a bag? Then some sort of carabiner works, like the Keybiner or some variation. Don't want something rattling around? The Key-bar is nice if you don't have giant keys.

u/jeanjacques_rousseau · 4 pointsr/medicalschool

I can endorse this one.

Very bright, and very useful for checking wounds for morning rounds on whatever surgical clerkship one might be on.

u/gedden8co · 4 pointsr/CampingGear

I am poor, so these are my budget suggestions.
You can spend less and get a great knife, the Condor knife and tool Rodan. $30.
I bought it and a Condor Kumunga because I could get both for the price of a BK2 or Izula. They are very utilitarian. Not pretty at all.

For that I have a #2 style Mora $15. There are many Mora knifes under $20 and any would be great for you. Stainless or Carbon steel, and Wood or Plastic for the handle.

Buying a compass you don't need anything fancy. Get a Brunton compass for again, less than $10. That exact compass has lived in my everyday backpack in an outside pocket, and shows no damage after 5 years or so.

As far as flashlights, that is a whole new world. I'd do some looking because you have a lot of choices these days.

I'm using a Streamlight Stylus Pro, again $20 and AAA's. And a few smaller streamights, the Nano at $8. My nano flashlight get's paired with my last hope knifes. A CRKT RSK MK5, at $16 and a Spyderco H1 $39 fully serrated ladybug3. Also I use a keychain Swiss Army Knife.

u/Stevenfree · 4 pointsr/funkopop

$10 on Amazon. Best $10 I ever spent for my Gitd pops.

Escolite UV Flashlight Black Light, 51 LED 395 nM Ultraviolet Blacklight Detector for Dog Urine, Pet Stains and Bed Bug

u/revbfc · 4 pointsr/bizarrebuildings

Home inspection brought to you by:
Escolite UV Flashlight Black Light, 51 LED 395 nM Ultraviolet Blacklight Detector for Dog Urine, Pet Stains and Bed Bug

u/effortDee · 4 pointsr/trailrunning

After a headlamp for long miles but don't want to break the bank because it's a potential christmas gift?

Get the Wowtac A2S a 18650 L shaped headlamp and it's perfect for running (unless you're in fog or the clouds and its dark!)

Been running with this for a few months now and it's incredible, has firefly 1 lumen mode which apparently lasts weeks, then 10, 60, 200 lumen modes, i run with the 60lumen mode around the mountains and it's perfect, occasionaly clicking in to the 200 lumens to see ahead. Also has turbo and strode modes which I don't use but might one day for some photography stuff.

The reason I got it is that the 63lumen mode can run for 19+ hours, and it's 18650. Everyone needs to start migrating to 18650 running headlamps/torches. It's also a third of the price of any petzl or other "named" headlamp runners use and imo better. If you head over to /r/flashlight they will all say the same.

I am comparing this to a Nextorch Eco star (2xAAA) headlamp which is fantastic but comes in at 40lumens which just wasn't bright enough for some runs. Many different torches (I have a big collection) and i've tested friends petzls and other overpriced head torches, the wowtac beats it hands down!

u/zerostyle · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I've been researching this myself. I do think you need to specify a few things first though:

  • Do you ever need to use it as a headlamp?
  • Do you care about weight/size?
  • Prefer floody vs longer throw/spot?

    The ones I'm considering are mostly mentioned in this thread, but I'll list a few:


  • Wowtac A2 and A2S - cheap because it includes a rechargeable battery. No neutral white for a few more months, though. $20-$30.
  • Skilhunt H03 - seems to be my favorite option with a coupon. Considered more floody than the wowtac above, and can swap out the TIR for 45/60 degree if you want. $30 with coupon

    Regular lights / slightly cheaper:

  • Atactical A1S and A1 - similar to wowtac above. Dirt cheap good lights. $20-$30
  • Convoy S2+ - also a good cheap small light. People seem to think that the 7135x6 driver is the best option and choose one of the neutral white emitters (4.5-5k or so). The brighter temp is on sale for 9.99 right now, but you might want the 5A or 4C options. Considered a floody light. Custom firmware can be loaded onto it. $10-$16.
  • Astrolux S1 - was designed the budgetlightforum. Similar to the Convoy, but has a custom driver for more brightness but also runs a lot hotter. Has a custom firmware. $23.

    Battery options:

    From my research, the best values batteries are these, depending on category:

    Highest capacity, current good for maybe 6A (some say 10A):

    Panasonic 35E or Sanyo NCR18650GA

    Need high current: (10-20A)

    Sony VTC6 or Samsung 30Q
u/TomServoHere · 4 pointsr/Tools

More than $25, but take a look at ZebraLight headlamps.

I've been using one for about ten years now without an issue. Great lens angle (covers your entire field of view) and uses a single AA battery which is super easy to replace while it's still mounted on your head.

Edit: fixed linkage

u/lhauckphx · 4 pointsr/flashlight

This one fits the bill for me. Not too expensive, neutral white, usb rechargeable battery, and headlight band, Not too big.

Wowtac a2s natural white

The a2 is slightly cheaper, not as bright, only comes in cool white.

u/CaptainBears · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I’d love a little HELP! Never can have too many hand sun sticks.

u/Carlin225 · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Wide area while also 300+ meters of throw? That’s gonna be a beefy light. And complete overkill for camping and hiking. Most folks are better served by using a smaller headlamp for flood, and a handheld thrower.

But you know what you want, and the Thrunight TN36 might be a good fit. If you already have batteries and a charger you can save some money buying the light alone, rather than the full kit.

Alternatively a Sofirn SP36 is cheaper while still almost matching your request. Provide it with these batteries to get the best performance out of it.

And maybe look at some beam shots from legit reviews. The lumen ratings on some of those “military grade tactical” things are straight up lies. 2000+ lumens in your pocket will set your pants on fire. (ask anyone with an Emisar D4)

u/bmg50cal · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A1S is great for getting started. I still use it all the time. Its bright, extremely durable and not very expensive.

u/kylefincher76 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/thylacoleo_carnifex · 3 pointsr/flashlight


I like this one

RovyVon Aurora Luminous Body, 550 Lumens Outdoor Mini EDC Rechargeable High Bright Multi-Functional Flashlight, with Reading Light and Red Warning Light, Idea as a Gift

u/ImALittleCrackpot · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Thrunite TH20 or TH30.

u/-SexyGrandpa- · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Depends on what you need it for. [Wowtac A1S] ( or [Sofirn SP31 v2.0] ( for good budget edc lights, $26 and $36 respectively and both come with batteries. Looks like there's a 10% off coupon for the Sofirn on the listing so that's closer to $33. [Skilhunt H03] ( for a good right angle headlamp that you can use as an edc, about $50 for the bundle that comes with a battery. [Sofirn SP40] ( for a more wallet friendly headlamp/edc thing, $31 and comes with a battery. [Sofirn C8T] ( for a super budget friendly throwy light, $23 and comes with a battery. Others mentioned are good, the [SP36] ( would be right around your max if you have batteries laying around. $70 for the bundle that comes with batteries.

u/atetuna · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I wouldn't go for quite the same size. There's not much point to the length, and the weight makes it unwieldy. The thickness is good though. We have what we call soda can lights because they're about the size of a soda can, and I think you'll like that size.

The BLF Q8 sells for around $50. It's a great light. It costs more on Amazon right now, but occasionally it goes on sale. I'll warn that this light was created to work very well in ways that you can't see without taking it apart, and to avoid other lights that look the same because they took a lot of shortcuts that make them perform horribly that can't be fixed without spending more than it would cost to buy a Q8. There's also a Sofirn version of the Q8 that's legit, but it has a colder tint that I recommend against if you want to see rattlers.

The next light I'd look at is the Emisar D18. It's a little skinnier, and twice as expensive, but twice as bright. The best thing about it is the LED options. I've found that rattlers are easier to see with a light that has a slightly rosy tint, so I'd get warm white 3000K LED's. That one also has great CRI, so things will look more natural. I think the D18 would be a better match for you than the Q8.

You'll need batteries and a charger, and you'll need to be careful where you buy batteries. The type of battery you get is a big deal too. The "30Q" is a solid battery. Mtn Electronics is a safe source, and he lists some other batteries that will work at the bottom of the page. Illumn is also a good source. Note that these are button tops. You can find cheaper batteries elsewhere, but they will probably be flat tops that may not make a solid electrical connection.

These two lights will blow you away. They're also side clickies like the Maglite. Honestly, if you've only used that Maglite, then you'll probably be very happy with this Wowtac A1S that only costs $26, and it comes with a battery that can be charged via usb. Make sure you buy the NW version.

I've mentioned tint a couple of times. Even if you don't buy any of these lights, you should pay attention to the tint. Avoid cold white lights. Those are about 6000K or higher. A neutral tint (4000K to 5000K) should be okay. Warm white is around 3000K or lower, and makes the colors on a rattler pop more.

u/gun-nut · 3 pointsr/homestead

I really like my streamlight stylus pro. I've used and carried out every day for almost two years and I've changed the batteries twice. but it looks like it would be too long for your pouch. The Streamlight MicroStream might fit. It's the same as the one use but it has one AA battery instead of two.

u/aravena · 3 pointsr/EDC

Top to Bottom, Left to Right...

u/NotNowNotNeva · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Check out this one. This might be just what you're looking for.

u/GlockR15 · 3 pointsr/EDC

From L-R, T-B


u/TheStuffle · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Streamlight Microstream

OLight i3S EOS (twisty, but it's super easy to use one handed)

u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC
u/jdcmjb · 3 pointsr/flashlight

This is my edc light, small and convenient. $16 on Amazon.

Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA Alkaline Battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz (Black)

u/Chainmail_Danno · 3 pointsr/santashelpers

You have to help us out with some details here. What do you like to do?

When you start carrying a keychain, having a small multitool can come in handy. I've also wanted to add a little flashlight to my lanyard.

u/theraggedandthebones · 3 pointsr/EDC

I've been carrying a Streamlight Microstream and love it. Fits in my pocket, sturdy, and extremely bright considering it runs on a single AAA. It's one of the only affordable lights I've seen at this size that has a tailcap instead of a twist too:

u/Cheifjeans · 3 pointsr/EDC

That looks like an off brand of this one that I have. Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

u/Snoogliebear · 3 pointsr/Diesel

The leatherman squirt is my vote:
Leatherman 831195 Squirt PS4 Black Keychain Tool with Plier

Or a flashlight like this: Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight

u/vehementvelociraptor · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have both the Streamlight stylus pro and the Streamlight Protac 2xAA. Both are solid.

The protac has three modes, high -> strobe -> low. Pretty useful, but it takes some getting used to to actually select the one you want. The button on the stylus is very stiff at first, as well.

u/SofaKing_Dope · 3 pointsr/EDC

I`m sure you'll get a lot of great responses with suggestions but I was in the same position recently and I found the streamlight stylus pro fit what I was looking for. It has a metal body so it's really durable, 48 lumens (brightest I could find), and produces a really good stream of bight light. It was also about 20 bucks. It works really well for me and idk why it wouldnt for you but at least give it a look. Below is a amazon link. Im posting from my mobile so sorry for any formating errors.

u/grumpy_lump · 3 pointsr/ems

I have my own stethescope; I'm not a fan of other peoples junk in my ears. It's easy to go down the path of having all the gadgets, but honestly, most of the stuff you'll cary will be ambulance/company stock. Things like pens, penlights, trauma sheers, extra gloves.

I always have a small folding blade on me (I'm in NH so no clue whats legal there). As far as essential supplies I keep on hand all the time, a bottle of 5 hour energy for that 3AM transfer, a pack of gum and a zippo. Multitools are pretty standard fair, as well as a beefier penlight. I like mine cause It beats the giant maglights we keep on the truck and it's useful for probing into pockets (You told me there weren't any needles on you, and yet what's this in your breast pocket?)

Remember it's less of what you have and more of how it is presented. Dont be this guy

u/phobos2deimos · 3 pointsr/techtheatre

I'm a sound guy, I can help:
-Six pack of plain black tee shirts
-Pack of black hair ties for his pony tail
-Gift card to Old Navy (so he can restock on cargo shorts)
-Nice beard trimmer for his goatee
All kidding aside, a simple but often appreciated gift would be something like a nice small flashlight. You can never have too many. I like this one.

u/my_man_krishna · 3 pointsr/EDC

Your pricing figures are a bit off.

20-30 will get you one of several different models of Streamlight, Terralux, or Inova flashlights. All of these significantly outperform the Maglite and come from reputable manufacturers with lifetime warranties. Inova and particularly Streamlight flashlights are popular with service personnel due to their reputation for tolerating rough treatment.

I wouldn't pay significantly more for flashlight nowadays. In the last few years, technology has progressed to the point where even the low-end lights can reliably do the job for the vast majority of applications.

u/twoshotracer · 3 pointsr/EDC

my flashlight came with a small holster I carry on my belt in front of the second loop going clockwise (about 2:45) I keep my knife clipped to the inside of my jeans so that the holster is covering the clip, the clip sits on my jeans and the knife is pressed against my underwear (makes pulling my pants up difficult but ive gotten used to it) ive been pulled over by police twice while carrying this way (in NH and FL) and have never been told what i'm doing is wrong, that's how I carry, but rules may be different by you

u/m0nday · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I love my Streamlight Stylus Pro. It's about the size of a Sharpie. I keep mine in a pen pocket on my uniform, and it's a great "quick draw" light. It pumps out 48 lumens, which is all you need for up-close and smaller areas. Best part is it's only twenty bucks.

u/BarkWoof · 3 pointsr/EDC

Not bad. A few items from my EDC if you're interested:

My pen light.

My trauma shears.

Edit: a few more.

Hip clip. I've gradually come to prefer wearing my stethoscope this way. And for goodness sake, DON'T leave yours on the rearview mirror of your car. Ever. Repeated heating/cooling caused my Cardio III to crack at the point where it hung from the mirror.

Reflex hammer. Mine isn't as cool as this one...

u/lholladay · 3 pointsr/nursing

I grabbed this one over the holidays, and it's been great so far.

u/iowamechanic30 · 3 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

A good reliable flashlight is invaluable when you need it, get a good one cheap flashlight tend not to work when you need them most. I recommend these pen lights they're compact, very bright and durable.

u/FattyTfromPSD · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Streamlight ProTac 100%. Tough, waterproof, small, great distance for seeing all the way to the back of an attic, and it’s like daylight bright. Only $35


u/350ZisBae · 3 pointsr/EDC

Girl has Sony NEX 5 and nice headphones.

+1 respect

I'm going to go ahead and suggest this Streamlight

u/Salatarr · 3 pointsr/funkopop

Buy one of these bad boys if you want that good glow you’re looking for

u/KnightofR3N · 3 pointsr/funkopop

Escolite UV Flashlight Black Light, 51 LED 395 nM Ultraviolet Blacklight

Awesome UV Flashlight

u/rocknrun18 · 3 pointsr/discgolf

I used this one over the summer and it worked perfectly

u/shwafish · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I actually really like the idea of wearing a florescent vest and using a black light instead. It would make you stand out even more and it would not mess up your night vision.

u/0110010001100010 · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

I have one of these, works great:

Just keep in mind what /u/NinjaCoder said, you cannot unsee what it reveals. :)

u/this_is_your_dad · 3 pointsr/pics

Buy one of these to find them and get something sturdy to smash them with.

This is a young Bark Scorpion (note long, thin pincers) and their sting is pretty harsh.

Source: I have killed a few dozen this year after finding them in our house and being stung.

u/inzo_barber · 3 pointsr/EDC

Watch: Seiko Men's SNZG13 Seiko 5 Automatic Black Dial Stainless-Steel Bracelet Watch

Leather and Stainless Steel Key Ring Holder

LEATHERMAN - Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool with Spring-Action Scissors and Aluminum Handles, Black

ThruNite Ti3 EDC Cree XP-G2 R5 AAA Torch Max120 Lumens LED Flashlight, Mini, Cool White

Zebra Pen 29212 Zebra F-402 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 2-Count

Kershaw Cryo G-10 Pocket Knife (1555G10) 2.75" Stonewashed Stainless Steel Blade; G-10/Stainless Steel Handle, SpeedSafe Assisted Open, 4-Position Deep-Carry Pocketclip, Frame Lock, Lock Bar

u/CyberPlatypus · 3 pointsr/EDC

I edc the Thrunite Ti3 (Amazon link: It's ~$20, well made, small, and is ridiculously bright for its size.

I recommend that you ask over on /r/flashlight. They should be able to give you more recommendations.

u/benh509 · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

Great, super light, can hold in hand for better trail illumination or clip on to a hat for hands free.

Awesome headlamp. Super light, lots of levels and a red light and lockable. Get it from with the shock cord band for an even lighter option.

I have both and love both.

u/cthulhubert · 3 pointsr/EDC

I have a FourSevens M2A. 2xAA, but it's almost as slender as a pen light. It's the only two battery light that's been comfortable clipped to the back of my pocket. Heck, I don't even find 1xAA (or 1xCR123) comfortable in the bottom of my pocket. I even like the extra length, since it makes it more substantial, easier to grib and hold. It's not absolutely perfect as is. I had to put in a paper shim to prevent battery rattle, and stretch out the spring to stop the light from bouncing on and off.

As a note, I've heard that the ITP A3 EOS is suspected of being the same light as the Maratac AAA.

But if I wanted to buy a single battery light right now, I'd probably get the ThruNite I've seen others link here.

u/RoloFresh · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I would also choose the Thrunite T10

Thanks for the giveaway!

u/SeismicWhales · 3 pointsr/flashlight

ThruNite T10.

Thanks for doing this.

u/Marcato5 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'll go with the Thrunite T10, thanks!

u/BingoThink · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I need more AA lights in my life. Thanks!

u/fishymamba · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/Hylian-Loach · 3 pointsr/livesound

These used to be $20. Don’t know if they discontinued or have an updated model, but I like mine and maybe you can find one for $20 still

ThruNite T10 compact flashlight series, Max 252 Lumen Single CREE LED;Uses one 1.5V AA battery;tail switch and twisting head for single-hand operation;3-mode;Powerful AA Flashlight! (T10 XP-L NW)

u/dotMJEG · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'd go for the ThruNite T10 NW personally, as a bonus it works with Amazon Prime. That or the Acebeam L10.

u/amspratt · 3 pointsr/flashlight

You're a credit to flashlight nerds everywhere! Cheers!

u/what-are-birds · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I've had my eye on the Thrunite TH20 for a while! If I win, I'll be sure to weight it for you!

u/object_in_space · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!
ThruNite TH20 NW

u/DriftMonkey · 3 pointsr/flashlight

The ThruNite TH20 (neutral white) is right in your range, but I think something with an optic/frosted lens would be better suited for working on cars. So...

It's a bit over your stated $30, but I think the Skillhunt H15 (neutral white) fits the bill. The TIR optic should spread the beam nicely and work very well for working on cars. There is a group buy thread over on BLF that might knock down the price some as well.

Both of these are AA/14500. If you'd be willing to go with a 18650, you could get something with more output/runtime, but that'd be up to you.

u/graeber715 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Here is my submission. Thanks!

Olight S1A Mini EDC Best AA Flashlight 600 Lumens Cree XM-L2 LED PMMA TIR Lens Powered by 1x1.5V Lithium AA Battery Compact LED Flashlight for Every Day Carry,Black( Cool White)

u/Delta_V09 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for doing this. Here's my pick:

OLight S1A

u/Beastlykings · 3 pointsr/flashlight

You're the best man, I love the h03, would be great to have a second one to keep in the car at all times. Neutral white, in case the link isn't right.

Skilhunt 1000Lumens 18650 Headlamp EDC Flashlight Waterproof Cree LED Headlight for Outdoor Sports Hands-free Camping Light Brightness Flood Light

u/1011000100001100 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for doing these giveaways. Hope I win one sometime! My want:

u/Kulumatic · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for doing this.

u/Redshift_zero · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/EarlyForest · 3 pointsr/flashlight

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 rechargeable LED micro-USB flashlight, 1100 lumen with CREE XP-L LED, turbo, strobe light and self-defined modes - Neutral White

After being aware of flashlight enthusiasts and owning a few for the last several years, I developed a wish list for a new light. When I asked about it, it turned out that Thrunite was now making a light that covered literally all of my wants. This is that light. There’s a ton to choose from but in my opinion a single great first light is this guy.

u/SinkIntoTheSky · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Would love this for camping and I still don't own a right angle!

u/CuppaSouchong · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

[Here] ( is a headlamp I use.

Cycling though brightness levels is by just holding down the switch. No need for clicking. The less necessary and used modes like SOS and firefly are hidden so you don't accidentally go there. Plus, it has last mode memory which is very important to me.

Edit; I see others have said Wowtac. Really, really good headlamp. I'm a mechanic and it has held up to all the dirty abuse that comes from that.

u/EdinDevon · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'd also suggest neutral white.

If you'd rather a handheld (or even get one of each) there is the A1S. Both are acceptable introductory low cost lights.

Amazon UK also stock a range of olights, I've not got one but I hear good things about them.

u/johnpc · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/dukeface13 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/unsane_imagination · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks as always for all the work you do for this hobby and for these great giveaways. Honestly, given the rate of subscriptions, a rarer 5k or 10k subscriber giveaway would be more significant and let people try out fancier flashlights if they win.

This time around, I’d like to try for the Zebralight H53c headlamp

u/sco0ts19 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

The H53c is available on Amazon.

The 503 models are mules (no reflector, most spill). The H53fc has the same reflector as the h53c, just with a frosted lens for more spill.

The H53c has the most throw of the bunch which sounds like what you want. I have one and it is a good lightweight and versatile headlamp. Also consider getting some quality nimh batteries instead of using alkalines that could (will) leak and ruin your light!

u/JordanZHP · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/knaudi · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I'm definitely interested in the [Wowtac A2S]( - altho I still hate their name choice.

u/TrainosaurusRex · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A25 Neutral White

Thanks for doing this.

u/mossington1911 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White

Please and thank you!

u/db00 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Count me in for the Wowtac A2. Thanks!

u/Johnsonbrook · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I appreciate your generosity! I'm in for this also.

u/the_diddy · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S NW thanks for doing this!

u/Rough_Weather · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S in neutral white

I appreciate the generosity!

u/BayouBear213 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S NW

Thanks for the giveaway and all the helpful resources!

u/thrBladeRunner · 3 pointsr/flashlight

A Wowtac A2 would be a welcome addition. Thanks for doing this.

u/Wendys888 · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/edman79 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White

This is awesome. Good luck everyone.

u/RSLothMan · 3 pointsr/flashlight
u/Hovsky · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S NW, and if it's kosher to add another thing to reach $40, then a ThruNite T01.

Otherwise the S1R on sale right now.


u/moomoo_potato · 3 pointsr/flashlight


Thanks for doing this giveaway!

u/MadameBattleMonkey · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

100 lumens and IPX-4 waterproof rating leave a lot to be desired. Visit /r/flashlight for a proper recommendation (refer to the sidebar for recommendation form if on desktop). Great community over there. They love to help.

For a budget option Wowtac A2 or Skilhunt H03 are mainstay recommendations. If AA form factor is more your style the ThruNite TH20 is another option.

u/Rvirg · 3 pointsr/flashlight

WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White

u/Newbosterone · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Can some comment on how floody the Wowrac A2s is? Not rechargeable if that is a problem.

Panda 2R 4200K, Panda 3R 4200K, throw+flood

21% off until 12/08. Bmengineer reviews.

> BF2019 – 21% for any YLP-lights (valid until 08.12.2019)

u/Zberry1985 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

thanks for the giveaway. i'll try for the wowtac-

I like the 50% price limit idea. glad you found a way to keep the giveaways going.

u/huisek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac a2s would be sweet

u/DE-173 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Weird-- I think I might have mixed it up with the A2 (550lm max), which is $20 USD on US Amazon, but the A2S (1050lm max) is still only $30 USD on both US Amazon and the official Wowtac store, although it doesn't seem to be available there right now.

Not sure what shipping to Canada is like, may be slow but it could end up being cheaper.

u/CubeLifeDeskJob · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Thanks bruhh!

u/A92AA0B03E · 2 pointsr/flashlight

So .. I have a question. Would I lose much by going for the A2S? I know it's not a form factor I listed but seeing the price difference, I'm wondering how much "worse" it would be and the form factor would be easily useable.

u/JoeIsHereBSU · 2 pointsr/preppers

In your area keep an eye out for an event called "Stop the Bleed". It is a free event that teachings how to teat medical trauma. Other than that you can go to 2nd hand book shops and look for books related to prepping topics. Other cheap suggestions.

  • LED Headlamp
    • you can find these as cheap as $7 but this is what I suggest
  • LED Flashlight
    • you can find these cheaper but that is what I suggest
  • Edible plant books for your area on amazon.
    • Usually around $10 to $20
  • Medical herbs book
    • you can find more like this on amazon
  • Ask your parents to start gardening with you or at least let you do it. Seeds are cheap.
  • Make yourself a hobo stove. There are videos on youtube on how to do it.
  • Candles.
    • Cheap stuff you can get at thrift stores and on clearance. You'll slowly learn what are good prices on them over time. Right after the holidays are the best time for these.

      I've run out of time. Let me know if you have any questions.
u/Magneticitist · 2 pointsr/flashlight

That reminds me to go dumpster diving myself. I've got a coworker who goes all the time with his wife and I don't know how but they are always scoring a lot of goodies.

Anyway it seems like there are some lights out there many would skip over because of better a little more expensive alternatives, but those lights also seem to fit your needs pretty well so there may not be any need to spend the extra money. One such light is the Wowtac A2S I saw reviewed not too long ago. There's also the A2 for ten bucks cheaper but it's half as bright. It's your basic angled 18650 XP-L headlamp that comes with a battery with the built in microUSB recharging port. Again, not the best light for the price range, not the best included battery, but it sounds like you would get good use from it in an all inclusive package.

u/jtm94 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Still gonna go with the Wowtac A2S

Happy holidays everyone!

u/badon_ · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Rechargeable AA batteries exist. You don't have to choose AA batteries or rechargeable batteries. You can have both in AA batteries. The lights I always recommend are AA Zebralights, but they're above your budget. If you can stretch your budget, they are worth it, and I recommend this one:

u/lilchia · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thank you for this giveaway!

A Zebralight H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI would be awesome!

u/m0neywise · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway. Zebralight H53c

u/PhaseStryfe · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Would love to try a right angle light. Wowtac A2S NW thanks for the giveaway!!

u/waterboy4242 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White

u/Slackitt · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/ILoveDaddysCummies · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White. Thanks for the giveaway.

u/I-Am-Loved · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I would take a Wowtac A2S NW if chosen.

u/Bossomatic · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2s headlamp:

Thanks so much!

u/followupquestion · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S, hopefully FTW!
Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Fishing Neutral White

u/silverecco · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thirded. Wowtac A2S is at the upper budget, but it's a spectacular deal and pretty much perfect for what you want. Can't charge it while you're using it, but you can get more batteries, and it'll run 14hrs on the ~100lm medium mode, which is plenty of light for hiking.

u/ryebreaded · 2 pointsr/flashlight

wowtac a2s NW

Thanks for the giveaway!

u/saintsagan · 2 pointsr/IBEW
u/OldGuy37 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Many thanks for doing this -- but even more for the database!

u/fishribafish · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S would be perfect, thanks parametrek!

u/cjlee89 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S


u/ENORMOUS_VEINY_DICK · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Pretty much any single cell 18650 light will do that with the utmost ease. The best way to describe the performance of a single 18650 1000 lumen light that hasn't used one is that it's brighter than you expect it will be multiple times over.

The wowtac a2s in neutral white is a great low cost high quality light. It's a headlamp, but it can be removed from the headband for handheld use. Being able to do both is very useful.

Someone else reccomended the wowtac a1s. It's great too. Its handheld with a better user interface. Better at handheld use. I just reccomend the headlamp since it does both and you might end up using it more than you expect.

Make sure to get the verson with the s at the end, the plain a2 is a 500 lumen cheaper model and the amazon page tries to merge them for some reason.

It comes with a usb rechargeable battery, but i consider it a freebie, not something to depend on permanently in my opinion. The charger built into the battery gets kinda hot and the cell is of unknown quality and true capacity. The ones i gifted to people at Christmas are still going strong though with heavy use. You could very well just buy the light and see how the included battery does.

If you decide on a higher quality battery get an NCR18650GA and an xtar ant mc1 plus. This light needs long protected cells so that one is perfect.

Wowtac A2S

MAKE SURE A2S NEUTRAL WHITE IS SELECTED. Annoying shared page with the a2 and cool white version (tint of light emitted).

Recommended battery.

Inexpensive and good charger:

u/ITTVx · 2 pointsr/EDCexchange

Such a great little light! These are ~$18 new with free Prime shipping on Amazon.

u/sfltech · 2 pointsr/EDC

These two always end up as giveaways whenever I use them and some of my buddies sees.

Swiss+Tech ST66676M2 Utility Key Multitools (6-in-1) for Keychain for Auto, Camping, Hardware - 2 Pack, Polished Stainless Steel

Streamlight MicroStream Ultra-compact Aluminum body with AAA Alkaline Battery, 3.5 Inch - 1.04 oz (Black)

u/GL1207 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Wallet: Big Skinny Wallet

Knife: Take your pick. You've got great selections from Spyderco, Kershaw, Ontario, and SOG. Those are reputable brands and worth looking into. Make sure you define price, size, and purpose to ensure a closer match.

Flashlight: Streamlight Microstream

Suggestions: Try putting some band-aids in your wallet. For the notebook, you could try either Moleskine Volant or get a cheap Marble notebook. Try not placing anything in back pockets as they can mess with spine alignment.

u/FormYewLa · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/DevastatorIIC · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm looking to replace the $2.88 Rayovac flashlight with a Microstream. I just got the 530 Pardue for my birthday (today!), and I have no plans to ever get a smartphone; that little guy does everything I need, and it only costs me $8.33/mo.

I keep a dufflebag of cold weather gear in my car, along with some emergency stuff. I may do a post of that later.

u/_MedboX_ · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.

Maxpedition Pocket Organizer

NM Flag patch

Old coin given to me a while ago

Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.

USB cord that came with my phone

Tekton 4" adjustable wrench

Zebra pen. Forgot which specific probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.

Fine point Sharpie

Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.

Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.


ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.

u/wags_01 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I carry a similarly small light on my keys:

As well as a 1AAA in my pocket:

Both have their place, but I end up using the Microstream far more often. I don't even notice it in my pocket.

u/Briggsman72 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm a fan of Streamlight. I have the microstream, it's great for the size.

Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Light

If you don't mind the extra bulk you could go with something with a little more power.

Streamlight 88031 ProTac 2L High Performance Lithium Flashlight with White LED, 2-Lithium Batteries and Nylon Holster, Black

u/pyroboy101 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I'd upgrade flashlights to one of these. I have one and it's been awesome.

u/salokin315 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I am a very firm believer that a flashlight is a really useful tool, even for non-defensive scenarios. Since we need light in order to take in data, I like having as bright of a light as possible. There's very few scenarios where I would see myself wishing I had LESS light, whereas there's a lot of scenarios where having a light not bright enough might not give me the kind of data I want to see.

Example: Walking through a dark parking lot late at night, I can quickly scan the areas/shadows as I'm walking and it's bright enough that it illuminates areas really easily, when I carried a smaller dimmer light (streamlight MicroStream), I would have to have the light go over every shadow in order for me to see what was there if it was really dark.

So the way I see it, the brighter the light, the better the results. A lot of people will claim that if your light is too bright that you'll lose your night vision, but with a bright light, you can aim it somewhere like your feet, the wall, or the ceiling, and use it as an area light, you don't have to look directly into the hot spot.

In a defensive scenario, having an incredibly bright light in your face in a dark environment makes it VERY difficult for them to see what I'M doing. So if someone walks up to me in the dark and i'm not sure if they're a threat or not, I can shine the light directly at them and I'm essentially "blinding" them while also illuminating them, so I can see if they have a weapon or whatnot. This also means that I can draw my firearm with my main hand while blasting a light in their face, so they won't be able to see me reach for my gun.

Sage Dynamics on Youtube goes over all of this a lot better an more in depth than I could, I would check him out. Here's one of his videos that goes over most if not all of what I mentioned here.

u/Fragninja · 2 pointsr/EDC

you could try one of those new synthetic puffy jackets (like this), they are extremely light, and very warm (check out /r/CampingGear for the top of the line ones, otherwise they can definitely be had for less). I got one last winter or the winter before, and except for the -40C days I got last year, I can wear it the entire winter.

I would recommend a flashlight like the streamlight microstream or stylus pro, to just throw in your bag and forget. They can be SUPER useful when you need them, and don't add much weight or bulk.

u/hai-san · 2 pointsr/EDC

although not a pen, the streamlight microstream has a pocket clip that can attach to ballcaps if you wear them, and are really pocketable

u/DieRunning · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I PM'ed you my answers.

I enjoy surprises.

u/petrek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

The Streamlight 66318 MicroStream C4 LED Pen Flashlight is $17.82 at Amazon fits your requirements. Also has pretty good reviews 4.6 out of 5 stars with 460 reviews. /r/TheFavoritesOfAmazon

u/edc_addict · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'd recommend the Streamlight Microstream. I've had might for about 4 years now and it's been through the washing machine 2 or 3 times now and it keeps on working. There's a AAA version and a USB rechargeable version. its your preference.

u/DigitalSlim · 2 pointsr/EDC

I can heartily recommend the Streamlight Microstream. Only $15 on Amazon and runs off of one AAA battery:

I've had mine for about a year and a half. It gets beat up in my pocket with keys, Swiss Army Knife, etc and still works incredibly well. It is very bright for it's size and only using one AAA battery.

u/Tarquinious_Rex · 2 pointsr/EDC

CRKT Minimalist $22.53

Money Clip $13.99

Parker Jotter $8.49

Timex Expedition $34.39

Micro Streamlight $17.15

Total $96.55 just enough left over for a Sierra Nevada tall boy.

u/Lurkndog · 2 pointsr/bugout

For an EDC light that uses standard consumer batteries, I suggest the Streamlight Microstream. It's a single AAA LED flashlight, and so far it has stood up to the abuse it takes riding in my pocket.

The size is good, it is bright enough, tough enough and water-resistant, and I can get it to turn off and on without cycling through three other settings I didn't want. At around $17, it's also cheap enough to replace if it gets lost.

The only real downside is that the on/off switch is really stiff, but that does prevent it from getting turned on accidentally in my pocket. And it is slowly breaking in with use.

u/greath · 2 pointsr/AskMen

OK. Here are some EDC options, knives and other things.

u/THE_CENTURION · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Seconded, I use mine almost every day.

Streamlight Microstream

For some reason, the first image on that listing is wrong, but the rest are correct, it's a nice, small light.

Don't bother with the little gas station LED keychain lights, or anything that has more than one LED (They're all shit). It's less than $20, and will last for years and years. I've only had to change out the AAA twice in the last two-ish years, and one of those was because I left it on all night once (D'oh!)

Oh, and I know everybody raves about the Mini Maglights, and I don't know why. They're actually really dim compared to a good LED :P

u/SgtDeathAdder · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I wanted a slim flashlight too so I purchased this Streamlight 66318 to be honest I don't like it, too weak for my taste also runs on single AAA battery, that should tell you something, I'm about to buy an Olight S1R which is what I should have done in first place but I'm stupid

u/mrblackandwhite1 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Streamlight microstream

Less than $20

Amazing and very small/thin diameter. Bright and sturdy. It says "pen light" but it's half the length of a pen. Same diameter though.

u/pyrowopr · 2 pointsr/EDC

First off, many of these things are intentionally cheap, because I do tend to break and/or lose things, so... Here goes.
All have Amazon links, because that was what was easiest.


u/mightybonk · 2 pointsr/flashlight

This has a multiple modes (low for checking pupil response, high for searching a house).

Comes in Neutral White, which you want.

Takes AAA batteries.

And is under $20... or pay an extra 10 for the shiny version

Or if you want similar, with single mode, simple on/off and 'momentary on' (this is where the light turns on when you half press the button, and turns off as soon as you release it) then the Streamlight Stylus Pro is just good at what it does.

I have a stylus pro and like it, but will replace it with the Thrunite when the time comes.

u/MyWordIsBond · 2 pointsr/nursing

If you're willing to pay $20 for a badass pen light, here's what I have.

u/LustyRazor · 2 pointsr/EDC

> What addition would compliment this EDC?

You could always add a portable battery pack to keep your devices charged in case of emergency (there are lots out there, that was the first one that popped up on Amazon). Other than that, maybe a Clif Bar or two and a hand sanitizer pen. Lastly—because I recommend them to everyone—a Streamlight Stylus Pro would be redundant, but a very sturdy and bright alternative to your two smaller lights (which I'm assuming get lots of use in your line of work). The Streamlight and MicroStream are much more ergonomic and function using only one hand (having an end-cap clicky switch).

u/viscous_continuity · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Heres to hopefully winning

My brother in law has been wanting a penlight for low profile EDC

Thanks for the giveaway! You're too good to this community lol

u/AlwayzPro · 2 pointsr/flashlight

[The stream light stylus pro runs on 2 aaa batteries and has 48 lumens all for around $21.] (

u/kamapuaa · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Hard to go wrong with a Streamlight Stylus Pro for $20.

u/cheezerman · 2 pointsr/EDC

I dress similarly, and I'm big into minimalism. I hate carrying too much stuff in my pockets.

  • I use a wallet similar to this. I keep my credit card, debit card, and ID in there, and nothing else. I carry my wallet in my front right pocket.

  • My keychain was out of control, so I removed all but the most essential keys and divided them into 2 rings. One ring has my car and home key and nothing else. There is a tiny brass quick-release that will connect my secondary ring if needed, but 90% of the time I carry my main ring only. My Keyring goes in my right pocket.

  • I purchased a tiny multitool (Leatherman Style) and found that it was useful enough to replace my EDC knife, a Spyderco Delica in SS. I still carry the Delica on occasion, but rarely.

  • I have a big android phone, and I carry it alone in my left pocket.

  • If I have cash (rare) I carry a tiny moneyclip in my right pocket.

  • I generally don't carry a flashlight, but when I do, I carry a tiny penlight, that either lives in my front shirt pocket or in my pants pocket.

    I hope this gives you some ideas! Good luck.
u/tindercd · 2 pointsr/frugalmalefashion

Not from REI but I love this.

It's part of my EDC, keep it clipped in my pocket next to my knife. I don't use it every day, but every time I've needed it is more than capable of lighting up whatever I need.

u/rsn1990 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Streamlight Stylus Pro

It’s under budget, lightweight, takes common batteries, and has a simple push button at the end.

I carry one around all the time. It’s a great light for nighttime walks.

u/PNWoutdoors · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I just got this last week and really like it.

Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro Black LED Pen Flashlight with Nylon Holster

u/dnphpf · 2 pointsr/nursing

I'll try not to sound like an advertisement. I've needed to use various ways to visualize patients at night for a long time, and I'll give you a couple of suggestions. This is an excellent one if you need a white light. It has a rather narrowly-focused spotlight which can help you keep it out of the patient's eyes and is also waterproof and very durable. I've had one for years. This smaller square flashlight may also be useful - it has both a white and red LED (with low and high modes for each) and recharges via USB.

Red is best for keeping night vision and not blinding the patient, but green can also work (but it tends to be brighter). If you're just checking for respiration, reflecting the light off the ceiling or wall can give you enough light in the room to visualize the patient (and the room as well if you're doing safety/security checks). I've found it useful to carry a flashlight(s) that can handle both red and white in both low/high power modes. Red usually does a good job illuminating the room, but sometimes it's necessary to see colors, and then the white beam is needed. Rarely does it wake them up, and I need to check on the patients four times an hour.

u/meatwerd · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I personally use this Mostly because it uses triple A's which are a lot easier to get.

u/nagurski03 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I've been carrying a [Streamlight Sylus pro] ( for years. I probably end up using it more than my knife.

It is nice and bright, but only about the size of a pen so it doesn't take up much space in my pocket.

u/jbrandona119 · 2 pointsr/OnTheBlock

Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro LED Pen Light with Holster, Black

Love this light. Perfect size and it's great for doing rounds in those dark cells. And it takes AAA.

I don't use the holster.

u/enternets · 2 pointsr/TalesFromThePizzaGuy

if this is your first delivery job make sure you get a good small flashlight and buy some good pens to keep in your car at all times. I also bought a mini clipboard for a few bucks and had the credit card receipts on it. It increased my tips by a lot because when someone didn't fill in the blanks I handed it back to them and told them "You need to fill out the entire receipt" and 80% of the time would add a tip. Also, countless comments of "Fancy/Convenient!" as it is hard to sign a receipt when you have to find somewhere to do it at.

If you drive a older car MAKE SURE you have:

  • a good jack
  • 1 full sized spare in the trunk (junk yard sells these for under $20)
  • lug wrench - it makes it much easier
  • jumper cables
  • rain coat/poncho

    use the maps as much as possible and use google maps in a pinch. This gets you used to learning the lay out of neighborhoods and what not as google maps just tells you where to go.
u/cd31paws · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

i usually keep mine fashionably clipped on my scrub neckline

u/zod201 · 2 pointsr/EDC

That light seems bulky, have you considered upgrading to something like the Streamlight Stylus Pro or ThorFire PF02? both budget friendly way easier to carry

u/Sikash · 2 pointsr/medicalschool

Pen Light It's probably a little too bright but it's still awesome none-the-less The stylus might be more appropriate

I have also heard great things about the book The House of God even if you are not religious. I have not had a chance to read it yet but it's on my list.

If you are trying to spend a little more money an engraves stethoscope (I recommend the Cardiology III) is always appreciated.

u/grahampositive · 2 pointsr/flashlight

you can add this one to the list: Streamlight 66118. 24 lumens, forward clicky. 17.95

u/yasec · 2 pointsr/EDC

From left to right.

  • Inexpensive hemostat.
  • Streamlight 66118 flashlight.
  • Pen. Not sure of the brand, it was a gift.
  • Littman Cardiology III stethoscope.
  • Scissors that came with a pair of Rooke boots. I was sad to find out they don't include them anymore. Nice scissors for free.
  • Name badge.
  • K11 Bumper for iPhone 6+. Not super happy with it. It doesn't fit as well as I had hoped, making the buttons awkward to click sometimes.
  • iPhone 6+ (not pictured).

    Suggestions are welcome!
u/JimmyTheFace · 2 pointsr/msu

I didn't have the dorm experience, but I lived far enough from campus that I would hang out there all day most days.

Quality shoes - you will be walking quite a bit. Depending on your style, consider something like a waterproof hiking shoe that will last through some like snows.

Reusable water bottle that will fit in your backpack well. Sparty's will fill it up, or you can use the drinking fountains.

I'm a fan of some of the /r/edc stuff as well, a small flashlight can be very useful, and shouldn't run over $20.

A small plug splitter, would be very useful. I have a more complicated one, but if I did it again, I'd get this. A lot easier to charge your laptop/phone when you don't have to convince someone to unplug theirs.

Either a collapsible umbrella or packable raincoat.

Extra headphones. I'm lucky enough to have accumulated several pairs of iphone earbuds, so if I lose/break one, I'm still okay.

u/poundifzero · 2 pointsr/EDC

Concur, great light. Very popular on Amazon. A cursory search of the reviews suggests that some have had issues with the switch and/or the clip. No issues in my case - I'll confess that I've bought two. One for work and another for my travel bag. Used to EDC with one, but found it too large to carry on my person for my personal tastes. FWIW, for EDC, I now use a Fenix E01 on my keychain.

u/Inquisitive_Cretin · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

This is a nice quality inexpensive mess kit (no spork)

This is a really nice quality flashlight!

Here is a good quality pocket knife.

u/delfa · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Additionally; venom is transported through the lymphatic system, not the blood. If you "open" the patient up, you'll just have a snake bite victim who is now bleeding.

Watch_wait_plot has the right procedure.

I also carry a knife, and I find a small flashlight and a Bic lighter extremely useful.

u/GTI-Mk6 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I'm not a knife expert, but as for the light, a Streamlight Stylus Pro should do you well.
Hit up a Preon if you want something a bit nicer.

u/jimmyd1911 · 2 pointsr/preppers

Streamlight 66118 Stylus Pro LED PenLight with Holster

This is my EDC flashlight love the size/weight/durability common AAA and the throw of the beam plus it's $19.00 at amazon

u/vnips · 2 pointsr/EDC

CZ 75 Compact



Nexus 5

Streamlight Flashlight


Spyderco Dragonfly2

RayBan RB 4075 Sunglasses


u/dsrtwhlr · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Not a high end flashlight - but i've been using this every day since Nov. 2012 for exactly what you want to use it for.
Streamlight Stylus Pro

u/iLoveLamp83 · 2 pointsr/EDC

I just picked up a Stylus Pro by Streamlight. You get good bang for your buck, and I like how slim it is.

It's probably not bright enough to blind an attacker, but it's great for rummaging through saddle bags, lighting up the sidewalk in front of you at night, etc.

u/DocSampson · 2 pointsr/Justrolledintotheshop

I've had a lot of flashlights. This one is the best I've used taking into account reliability, price, brightness, size, and it's use of regular AA batteries. If got a few of them.

u/Whitelighttwo · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I've been using this one for years. It's a streamlight, which is comparable to surefire.

It takes two AA batteries. A lot of people write off lights that take alkaline batteries, but unless you're a super enthusiast, I just find that alkaline batteries are much easier to deal with. No dangerous explosion warnings on the box or charger.

The light itself is very durable. Mine tend to last 2-3 years before I lose them, but would probably last for life.

It puts out a ton of light (155 lumens) for its size. Also, don't be discouraged by the complicated labeling. It has 10 different modes, but you can easily set one and then it will always use that one when you turn it on. I hate when lights make me click them five times each time I turn on the light just to find the right setting.

u/MichaelApproved · 2 pointsr/Vitiligo

There are many skin issues that could cause discoloration. One indication of vitiligo would be that it glows under a black light, like the hands in this image.

I'm not an expert (AKA dermatologist) but I know vitiligo tends to start around joints and the face. It usually spreads from there to the rest of your body.

However, it could start elsewhere but the fact that these spots on your back are the first ones you're noticing makes me think it's less likely that it's vitiligo, though it's still possible.

Best thing you can do (aside from seeing a doctor) is get yourself a black light (Amazon has some small handheld ones) and a mirror.

Turn out the lights, get naked and shine the black light over your body slowly as you look for spots that glow. If it's vitiligo, you'll see it glow and look very different than the surrounding skin. You'll also likely find other areas of your skin that hasn't fully lost pigment due to vitiligo which will also glow. They may even be tiny spots that look like a bunch of freckles. I don't think vitiligo is the only skin issue that glows but if it doesn't glow at least you know it's not vitiligo.

I'm saying to get completely naked because vitiligo can effect genitalia as well. Make sure you look around there.

Of course, if you have healthcare options, it's best to see a dermatologist. Vitiligo can be treated. If you catch it early, such as now with only a few spots, treatment can be very easy and fast. Treatment for a couple of small spots may only require a few months of using a cream and a little light treatment.

If it's something else, you also want to catch it early, so that you can start any possible treatment.

Good luck!

u/SHMEBULOK · 2 pointsr/funkopop
u/asdfasdafas · 2 pointsr/arizona

Do you use a UV flashlight? Those are awesome if not. I bought a badass one on Amazon that really helps compared to the one I had before that I got at Circle K.

I've tried anything from sprays, to a screwdriver duct-taped to a stick. I find just using a regular stick can get in the rocks pretty well and handle it. Having the powerful flashlight helps too because you can see them from across the yard.

Also, having someone spray for scorpions monthly does wonders. When I moved in my house, I could easily get 5-10 per night. I've had my house sprayed ever since then, and I haven't seen one in two years.

u/BennyFackter · 2 pointsr/discgolf

Yeah, I always bring a UV flashlight with me for glow rounds. Definitely does depend on the plastic type/color how much it glows, but with the right discs it makes finding your discs at night a non-issue. You can even sometimes find some others that were lost during the day that were well hidden, but glow at night. I use this one, for $10 it works great.

u/LurchKIttyInTheCIty · 2 pointsr/funkopop

Nice. I have this one and it does nothing for my POP. Works wonders on my other GITD POPs though.

u/necrosisCS · 2 pointsr/blackmagicfuckery
u/MsLafleur82 · 2 pointsr/funkopop

I use this Blacklight UV Flashlight from Amazon! Just have to charge for minute to see the glow!

u/FHL88Work · 2 pointsr/discgolf

A UV light is handy for a little instant charge. If you're looking for a really glowy disc, try Kastaplast. It outshines the rest.

I use an LED UV flashlight like this

u/Vermonter802 · 2 pointsr/CCW

I have one of these;

I use it almost daily and its really, really bright, and the best part is the size is very small, probably half that of the one your looking at. I do realize that the one your looking at offers 100 Lumens more, but the magnet on the end of the olight really comes in handy.

u/Canyac · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Sweeet! It was a bit of a tossup for me - the EU selection of flashlights on amazon is lacking. Either a nice 2xAAA as the TI4 NW or a headlamp. I ended up selecting the WowTac A2S NW.

Thanks again!

u/PartyTree · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/jay3011 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Congrats on 38k and thanks para and anonymous benefactor for the giveaways! Looks like the RovyVon Aurora A5 will now qualify, so I'll go with that this time around.

u/PreparationX · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Love the giveaways! Thanks, Para! I'd love a Rovyvon!

Edit - Added Link.

Edit edit - I'm not a smart man.

u/TrueKingOfTheNerds · 2 pointsr/flashlight

RovyVon A5

I’ve been looking at this ever since the review posted to this sub.

u/kaf23211 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thank you so much!!

Thrunite NW

u/literal-hitler · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I've got one of these, the battery has a micro-usb connector, and I'm pretty sure the thing could survive being run over by a tank. It's probably going to be my best recommendations unless you're going to get really into it, or spend over twice as much. There are plenty of better choices if you don't care how much you spend.

u/MyNameIsAdam · 2 pointsr/Ultralight

Nice man, both your kits are pretty solid. I'm at work so I can't be as thorough as I would like but here are a few ideas that stood out.

1/8" Pad: Drop it, cut two panels off your zlite to use as the frame and then just pull them out the pack to use at night to sleep. I did this all summer with my KS50 and it worked great. You'll need to cut a little bit off the width for it to fit, but it's minimal and not noticeable when sleeping.

Headlamps: There are much lighter headlamp options and many prefer flashlights for night hiking to bring the light closer to waist level and elongate the shadows. You can also clip them to a brim of a hat for hands free use around camp. A little thrunite ti3 would be a good bet if you don't plan on much night hiking, or a Nitecore Tip 2017 for night hiking.

Knife: The Victorinox Classic SD only weighs 22grams or if all you need is a knife check out Spyderco Ladybug at 16grams. Avoid amazon for the ladybug, there are counterfeits going around i hear.

FAK: You could likely pair this down, mine only weighs 1.5oz

Houdini P/O: Seems unnecessary with the versalite? But I've never worn the Nano-Air Light Hoody, is the idea that the houdini would provide a breathable wind barrier when used in combination? I know this is a common strategy with fleece.

Kahtoola Micro Spikes: If we end up needing them this year I'm going to try Snowline Chainsen Light. Quite a bit lighter than microspikes.

On a side note, when do you start? I'm heading out on May 18th. Edit: Nevermind...somehow missed this in your post...maybe I'll see you all in Oregon or Washington! I'm targeting a late August finish.

u/mightymdc · 2 pointsr/flashlight

What about the Thrunite Ti3? I carry this daily and love it.

u/Darth-Traya · 2 pointsr/EDC

Big Skinny Metro Wallet ($24.95)

Timex Weekender ($24.42)

Victorinox Cadet ($31.99)

ThruNite Ti3 ($13.95)

Pilot G2 Pens ($3.83)

Total: $99.14

I didn't consider tax here, though.

Hard mode should be using Canadian retailers and Canadian dollars. I just used American Amazon here.

u/jamin101wolf · 2 pointsr/EDC

Some of the best: Quantum D2, Something from the Sunwayman Ti series like this, maybe a Maratac 123 light if you can find one

Pretty damn good: Prometheus Beta QR, Foursevens Atom AL, ThruNite Ti3, Fenix E05

Still good, but cheaper: Streamlight Nano, Fenix E01

u/SirRipo · 2 pointsr/EDC

Definitely a Microstream, best bang for your buck and plenty of light for most of what a keychain light is needed for.

If you want a twisty switch, though, I really love my Maratac AAA. Been going on 2 years now and kicking hard as ever. HOWEVER, since they raised their prices, I don't find them to be as much of a bargain as they were. The only Maratac light I'd spring for would be one of the specialty ones (like their newly introduced brass version, or the copper one - especially now that they've finally updated them to Rev.3).

I'd probably personally go for something like the Thrunite Ti3 if my Maratac ever dies. About the same price (a little cheaper actually) as what I paid for the Maratac when I bought it, and my buddy loved his til he lost it.

u/mcfarlie6996 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

My comment might have been confusing, the "reviews" that I read for it are from other sites outside of The reviews from here are for the Ti and the Ti2. It seems that they keep the same page but "update" the item thus keeping the high rating for it. I contacted Amazon about this already and they replied with:

>I'm really sorry about the reviews for this item. Upon checking, I confirmed that the reviews are really incorrect. Don't worry, I've immediately forwarded this case to our Reviews team. Rest assured they will fix this so that customers won't be confused. They will update the reviews section soon. We really appreciate that you informed us about this. 

>Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward in seeing you again soon.
>Best regards,
>Karl A.

u/acentrallinestat · 2 pointsr/emergencymedicine
  • Definitely a good light! This is the one I use. Attaches to my badge and has a clip to attach to my scrub pocket. Really great light and I use it ever hour of every day.
  • A cheap(ish) digital watch. I wear a rubber Timex Ironman which is great (and easy to clean if needed). A must have...and I previously hated wearing watches.
  • phone with lots of apps: I regularly use Micromedex, EMRA apps, UpToDate, MedCalX, Journal Club, Evernote
  • a box of pens that you like
  • trauma shears, cheap ones.
  • My program bought me custom cargo scrubs. VERY helpful.
  • A small/nice notebook for tracking patient encounters and procedures.
  • your program should buy you an EMRA/AAEM membership which will provide you with the antibiotic guide (SOOO helpful) and they will/should buy you either Rosens/Tintinalli.
  • I personally bought a panoptic because we see quite a bit of patients with eye complaints and I get a great view and can actually say I did a fundoscopic exam (helped me diagnose pseudotumor once)...but definitely optional!
  • a tablet. I love reading on my tablet. I also keep my references on it (because my hospital basically blocks everything that isn't the intranet...even google!!). But optional, not necessary.
  • Also, not things to buy, but I have quick cards on the back of my badge for common hospital telephone numbers (lab, radiology reading room, etc.) and a quick card with RSI drug dosages. That's very helpful.
u/random071970 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Sounds fun, thanks for the doing this!

I'll have to pick the ThruNite T10 as well.

u/TheGUARDIAN_TM · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/BuzzGander · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/PhamQu · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I'm currently carrying the [Thrunite T10], and I recommend it for your needs.

It's currently $24, tail click, tail stand, and has an option for neutral white as well as cool white. Haven't had any issues with it yet, but I hear that Thrunite has good warranty and customer service

u/william_tells · 2 pointsr/flashlight

This is an amazing thing you do! ThruNite TH20 Neutral White headlamp

u/Pacoboyd · 2 pointsr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 NW -

Thanks for the give-away!

u/VanillaPudding · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/alllitupagain · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Olight S1A Mini EDC Best AA Flashlight 600 Lumens Cree XM-L2 LED PMMA TIR Lens Powered by 1x1.5V Lithium AA Battery Compact LED Flashlight for Every Day Carry,Black( Cool White)

Thank you!

u/macgooch · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks for the great giveaway! I need a new small light for fancy carry.

u/triiforce · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Skilhunt H03! Thanks for the Giveaway!

u/Geoff_Uckersilf · 2 pointsr/flashlight

A cheaper option to try similar to Wolczyk's suggestion is the skillhunt H03.

Review here.

u/GnashRoxtar · 2 pointsr/flashlight

You’re the best for doing this, especially so soon after the last one! Here’s my choice:

u/CaptRon25 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

> B-52s, I pretty much need to look at every panel/radome/pod per my inspection criteria.

So, a thrower/big spill light for exterior. During your inspections, do you have to crawl around inside, or does someone else do that? Reason I'm asking, you may be better off with two lights. Maybe a good flood type headlamp for interior inspections. There is also the Thorfire S70S, Beamshot, the Convoy L6, and the Eagle Eye X9, which are similar to the On the road, except with XHP70 emitters. Discount coupon codes available for all except maybe the eagle eye x9

u/Moose_knuckle69 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

These would be my two options if I were looking. The neutron looks to be the most simple, has the good charging option, and what I would buy someone with the same requirements. Happy hunting

u/somnambulism · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thanks! I'd like the Neutron 2C NW.

u/fitfat23 · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/thebesthalf · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/pharmtor · 2 pointsr/flashlight

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 NW!

Thank you so much for the opportunity.

u/Firecrackerr · 2 pointsr/flashlight
u/halfpizzaslicebig · 2 pointsr/flashlight

My boyfriend would be pumped for this!!

u/-mrmayhem- · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Hey, thanks for doing this! I would take the ThruNite Neutron 2c V3

u/SvenWalker · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite Neutron 2C

Thanks for the giveaway!

u/ahn_anon · 1 pointr/EDC

Multitool: Leatherman Skeletool - $41.03
Knife: Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight (S110V) - $114
Light: Thrunite Ti3 - $20

Total: ~$175

Edit - I got the Skeletool for $20 when it was on sale at Home Depot and the Manix 2 on massdrop for $98; so you could get everything for $138 or possibly less if you look for deals.
Edit2 - How about some reasoning:
> Skeletool - this is my favorite multitool because it has only the tools I would forseeably need on a day-to-day basis, and leaves out the tools I associate more with camping (saw, can opener). It rides the pocket comfortably with the secure pocket clip. The carabiner-style clip is clever, because it works double-duty as a bottle opener. The screwdriver and bit/holder gets the job done. My favorite feature, though, is that the (liner-lock) knife can be deployed and folded away with one hand, without unfolding anything else. The most common complaint I hear is that the pliers/wireclippers aren't spring loaded. (And that covers all the tools on the Skeletool!)

> Manix 2 Lightweight (S110V) - this is my most frequently recommended knife because it is:

> 100% ambidextrous
super lightweight for its size: 2.9 oz (82g) for a 8.03" knife (blade length: 3.37")
>* low maintenance: riveted construction means you can't take the knife apart even if you wanted to. S110V steel is known for its edge retention (I think... I actually don't know anything about bladesteels)

>Thrunite Ti3 - I don't know much about flashlights but I've had this for over a year on the same AAA battery cell and it's going strong. It is tiny, very bright and easy to use.

u/donvara7 · 1 pointr/functionalprint

Ha! I did think about upgrading the cells to NiMH but I wasn't sure the charger could charge them without blowing them up or something. I've actually had a DeWalt 24v NiCd hammer drill battery start spewing out smoke on me once. Didn't want that again. Three floors up had to run downstairs, outside and throw it in a puddle!

I had a little thrunite Ti3 flashlight which is just a little bigger than the AAA that powers it. Popped in a lithium 10440 and I could light up half a bloody acre of land with it! It did eventually stop working after a year of using lithium tho. I wonder if that drill would run into problems eventually. You could step down the voltage a bit but ya may loose that extra power.

Watching video now btw

u/Myogenesis · 1 pointr/Ultralight

There are similar keychain flashlights on Canada amazon that I'm looking at. One is $20 and looks identical, and says:

Output and run time: Firefly: 0.04 Lm(115h), Low: 12 Lm(6.3h), High: 120Lm(0.5h), Strobe:120Lm(1 hour)

Since it also runs on 1x AAA, does that seem like similar duration as yours considering it's the same power source?

edit: link for reference - thoughts? there seems to be 'cool white' or 'neutral white' options as well.

u/Solancea83 · 1 pointr/flashlight

First, thank you for hosting this, I never knew about this subreddit until this was xposted now I have yet another place to look at cool shiny stuff and find more things to get. Second Congratulations to whoever wins!

I'd go with 2 of this link and have you draw a second person to share with.

OR if that is not an option

u/skytomorrownow · 1 pointr/CampingGear

I use a combo of xscottx and caallum2's ideas.

Those Cabellas clip ons are heavy. A small AAA clip flash light works well. I have clipped it on my baseball hat brim, my shoulder strap, and my hip belt. They are incredibly handy and very lightweight. For night hiking, I have used two, one on brim, one on shoulder and it makes a very good 3D image.

u/TygrTygrBrningBrght · 1 pointr/Archery

Its just an EDC flashlight:

u/AtSignAtSign · 1 pointr/EDC

I just bought one from this link and it gave it to me for free... anyone else see this?

note: I don't have any Amazon credit it just said $0 so I jumped.

u/RockItGuyDC · 1 pointr/EDC

I have a ThruNite Ti3 that I EDC. It's a pretty powerful little light that runs off 1 AAA. It's small enough to fit in my jeans' fifth pocket, and cheap enough I won't be pissed if it gets lost.

u/sittingduq · 1 pointr/ProtectAndServe

I've been using a ThruNite like the one linked. It's been rock solid, super bright, been through the washer/dryer a few times now and has come out unscathed.

u/Camo5 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Perhaps the thrunite T10 xpl NW?

u/alwaysamountaineer · 1 pointr/EDC

I really like the Thrunite T10. So much so that I've bought 2. I bought CW in September and carried it everyday until the clip got caught on my car door as I was getting out. The clip came off and got run over. I've been told that I can email thru ite and they'll send me another but I've just attached it to my key ring and it's great to have on there! It's only about 3.5 inches in length half and inch wide. It's got a deep carry clip, and 3 modes. The highest gives you 252 lumens. To me it's totally worth it.

ThruNite T10 compact flashlight series, Max 252 Lumen Single CREE LED;Uses one 1.5V AA battery;tail switch and twisting head for single-hand operation;3-mode;Powerful AA Flashlight! (T10 NW XP-L)

u/VicViper83 · 1 pointr/EDC

ThruNite T10 compact flashlight series, Max 252 Lumen Single CREE LED;Uses one 1.5V AA battery;tail switch and twisting head for single-hand operation;3-mode;Powerful AA Flashlight! (T10 NW XP-L)

u/hipitywhopla · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Fyrel · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

You'd have to find a stand, but this style of light on Amazon tends to be really good for the price. I have a different one that's out of stock now, but I've dropped it more than a couple times onto concrete from about head height and it's still going strong.

If you want a flashlight, the Thunite T10 is pretty fantastic for the price.

u/technically_not · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks, may as well give it a go!
Thrunite TH20 Neutral White

u/Sir_Sleepy · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Arschengel · 1 pointr/flashlight

My entry!

Thanks for the giveaway!

u/i42dk · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome as always dude :)

I'm going for the ThruNite TH20 (I'm in the EU)

u/az_mike_miller · 1 pointr/flashlight

I need to do some crawling in my attic to do electric and networking wiring so this would be awesome. Thanks for the giveaway :D

u/thesoulless78 · 1 pointr/flashlight

In for a TH20 please! Thank you!

u/Lycurgus_of_Athens · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Pop_Bottle · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thrunite TH20 in neutral white tint is my favorite work headlamp. It’s tiny and incredibly durable for $29. You’ll need a few rechargeable AA batteries and a charger. Nice thing is the headlamp only takes a single AA so the other batteries can be ready to go for backup.

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen

EBL AA Rechargeable Batteries - haven’t used before but this one comes with USB input with the charger so you could hook it up in your car or house

u/pwebyd90 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp Flashlight (NW)

u/rio-goose · 1 pointr/flashlight

Would love the get my collection started with a TH20 NW!

u/potatopotatopotato · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for doing this.

ThruNite TH20 Neutral White 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp Flashlight (NW)

u/IcebearWantsJustice · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ty, awesome idea!

TH20 on amazon

u/RdVortex · 1 pointr/flashlight

Could use a better headlight, so ThruNite TH20 it is. Hell, even if I'm not chosen, I might just order one myself.

ThruNite TH20 520 Lumen CREE XP-L LED Headlamp (TH20 Neutral White)

u/spinuch · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/hendern5 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite TH20 NW -

Thanks for the give-away!

u/PatientlyPainting · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Corvus_Antipodum · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Bored2BPsycho · 1 pointr/preppers

Olight S1A Mini EDC Best AA Flashlight 600 Lumens Cree XM-L2 LED PMMA TIR Lens Powered by 1x1.5V Lithium AA Battery Compact LED Flashlight for Every Day Carry,Black( Cool White)

u/Honestyforsale · 1 pointr/flashlight

Yep. Reversible clips. A little outside your budget but better warranty, build quality and better build. Love my olights! Started with fenix and nitecore (also own a lumintop AA) but olight got me with their sales and customer service. Heres an Amazon link, may be able to shop around a little and find it cheaper.
Olight S1A Mini EDC Best AA Flashlight 600 Lumens Cree XM-L2 LED PMMA TIR Lens Powered by 1x1.5V Lithium AA Battery Compact LED Flashlight for Every Day Carry,Black(Cool White)

u/zifzif · 1 pointr/flashlight

Sheeit I almost forgot about this... thanks for doing another giveaway!

I think I've gotta go Olight S1A, which I promise to open and swap in a 219C.

u/FatFingerHelperBot · 1 pointr/flashlight

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u/gumert · 1 pointr/flashlight

Interesting giveaway, thanks for doing this (and for your website too obviously). I don't have my eye on anything right now, but I wouldn't complain if an Olight S1A mini fell into my lap.

I've used your website a few times in the past to find batteries, but this under $40 challenge made me realize that tracking down all these flashlights must be a PITA. Maybe you're secretly farming work out to us? ;)

u/BillBradford · 1 pointr/flashlight

I’ll go for this.

I could use a AA light. Thanks for doing this, P!

u/pfai · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/solidcopy · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/SevenBlade · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/doxxed_too_hard · 1 pointr/flashlight

Ah the Olight S1A is my pick. Cheeky title too.

Olight S1A

u/flavorburst · 1 pointr/flashlight

Been shopping this light recently! Thanks and good luck to all!

u/1aimtomisbehave · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/trelos6 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/DOMIDANN · 1 pointr/flashlight

Glad I was able to find a community like this. Thanks for the giveaway!

Skillhunt H03

u/valkojam · 1 pointr/flashlight

New here as well. Seems I have a lot to learn from you folks. This one looks like a good place to start with my re-education.


u/IcariumI · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for the fun and generous giveaways!

Skilhunt H03 NW

u/jaskillo · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway, if chosen is like this one

u/APleasantLumberjack · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks again!
The Skilhunt H03 NW would greatly improve an upcoming camping trip.

u/MNLegoBoy · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd love to add yo my collections. Thank You for what your doing


My entry a Skilhunt H03: at $44.50


u/improbablydrunknlw · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/genomatic · 1 pointr/flashlight

This'll do. A magnetic light would be nice.

u/an_angry_bastard · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/trevorsnackson · 1 pointr/flashlight

This skillhunt h03 would be great for my YMCA camp coming up!

u/schzap · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Meowface_the_cat · 1 pointr/flashlight

Yessss! I'd love a Skilhunt H03 ! :)

u/realthedeal · 1 pointr/flashlight

Skilhunt H03 would be awesome.

u/DerangedDiphthong · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for everything!

  1. Skilhunt H03 Neutral White

    If the $0.50 extra disqualifies that option (I will definitely pay any extra over the $44), then my second choice is...

  2. Fenix E16
u/ottrocity · 1 pointr/flashlight

Sure could use an H03 NW while camping this year!

u/GutsMcPrime · 1 pointr/flashlight

Skilhunt H03-NL I’ve only ever had cheap headlamps and would love the upgrade! Thanks for doing this!

u/Nillion · 1 pointr/flashlight

Hopefully I win the Skillhunt H03 in neutral white. Thanks for doing this!

u/Gaingreane · 1 pointr/flashlight

Been eyeing one of these for work for a little while now...

u/ZzuAnimal · 1 pointr/flashlight

Hello from r/gaming. My wish

u/ChronoMonkeyX · 1 pointr/flashlight

What great timing to find this sub!

I like the looks of this Skilhunt H03.

u/catz_kant_danse · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the opportunity! Recently got my first “real” light because of this sub and looking to grab this next.

u/danksause · 1 pointr/flashlight

Entering with the Skillhunt NW

u/milkybread · 1 pointr/flashlight

Skilhunt H03 would be awesome! Still need a headlamp. Thanks for the giveaway!

u/MrSDI · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome, thanks for doing this parametrek!

I'd love one of these:

u/srs2000 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Astrolux S1 / BLF A6

H03 is about $20 more on Amazon but prime shipping

ThruNite TN12

ATACTICAL A1 550 lm Pocket-Sized LED Torch Super Bright LED Flashlight, Black

I'd order a battery from or

The H03 is really small compared to most 18650 lights. Way easier to carry.

u/deatn1342 · 1 pointr/flashlight

My dad needs a new flashlight

Good luck everyone. And thank you.

u/ringo_24601 · 1 pointr/flashlight

My Wowtac A1S just died in me so this would cheer me up. Thanks!

u/kanakana2 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/ShoarmaSnater · 1 pointr/flashlight

The ThruNite for me pls! Thanks a lot for hosting this giveaway!

u/R__Daneel_Olivaw · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm gonna go with the tried and true method of sorting by price and pick this one (ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 Micro-USB Chargeable LED Flashlight CREE XP-L V6 LED Max 1100 lumens with Firefly, Turbo, Strobe and Self-Define Modes Battery Included (Neutron 2C V3 Neutral White)

u/dammit_i_forget · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for doing these giveaways! I see we have already passed 47k subs now.
Neutron 2C V3 Neutral White

u/Loveless1997 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Hello, if I’m selected I’d like to receive this one. Thank you for doing this giveaway for everyone, I’m sure it will mean a lot to whoever wins!

u/pRoded · 1 pointr/flashlight

The flashlight would actually be for my mom she's taken an interest in them lately. This one seems to be pretty cool. Gl everyone :)

u/jeffreywilfong · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/redisant · 1 pointr/flashlight

Stellar giveaway! I'd like the ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 please!

u/i_will_not_69 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/dubyrunning · 1 pointr/flashlight

Do you mean put the whole light in/on some kind of charging cradle? Those are available, but you'd be limiting your options greatly.

USB charging is more common. There are a number of great lights that'd meet your requirements that have USB or magnetic charging, so you plug a charging cable to the light. Again, your options will be more limited than if you were okay with removing the battery and charging it in a charger, but you'd have more options than if you require a cradle.

For a light with built-in charging you can buy on Amazon, and considering you can probably fit a 1x 18650 light in your shorts pretty easily, I'd recommend the Thrunite Neutron 2C Neutral White. Up to 1,100 lumens with useful lower modes and smooth brightness ramping.

EDIT: Although, the Neutron 2C is closer to 5 inches long than 4. If you want something really small (3.64" by 1") and high quality, you should take a look at the BLF FW3A (not on Amazon and not USB-rechargeable though).

u/cooperred · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/rikuvomoto · 1 pointr/flashlight

You rock for doing this. ;

ThruNite Neutron 2c v3

u/ReallyInToCheese · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for doing this!!!

I think I’d go Manker U11 NW but it’s sold out at amazon. I guess my second choice would be the Thrunite neutron 2C NW.

u/chipsn_dips · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/jftuga · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for doing this...

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 Micro-USB Chargeable LED Flashlight CREE XP-L V6 LED Max 1100 lumens with Firefly, Turbo, Strobe and Self-Define Modes (Neutron 2C V3 Neutral White)

u/cujo255 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks as always!

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 NW

u/jahnkeuxo · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome idea! I just discovered this sub last week after seeing someone on twitter praising its top memes, and having two Streamlight Stylus Pros both very recently die on me (maybe it was the alkalines?). I'm itching to move from 2xAAA to 18650's and I think here would be a nice place to start.

u/DubsNC · 1 pointr/flashlight

I thought I was knowledgeable about Flashlights, then I found r/Flashlights!
Would be awesome. If I don’t win I’ll find some new lights on my own!

u/PM_ME_YOUR_AX · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/wyatt1209 · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite Neutron 2C NW

Thanks as always

u/radioactive_muffin · 1 pointr/flashlight

The Neutron 2c V3 would be great at night out on the jobs as a portable off hand.

u/dunchblaster · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/kariboberifefifofery · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!
It’d be awesome to win this , as my husband has been talking up his new flashlights and I’d very much like to one up him. :)

u/proxyclean · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Roamiee · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'm a little late to the party, but thank you for this giveaway. As for my choice, I would like the ThruNite Neutron 2C V3

Very generous of you. Thank you again.

u/SolarBaron · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/FlightOfTheCondors · 1 pointr/EDC

This is what I use. It isn't rechargeable, and most flashlights have multi modes

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Cool White 500 Lumens AA LED Flashlight

This one is rechargeable

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 Micro-USB Chargeable LED Flashlight CREE XP-L V6 LED Max 1100 lumens with Firefly, Turbo, Strobe and Self-define Modes Battery Included (Neutron 2C V3 Neutral White)

u/Fructiiii · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/Knobodycares · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for this giveaway! Btw I have a D4 on the way thanks to you all :)

u/jonsuh · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for doing the giveaway!

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 NW

u/Theylikedumbdumb · 1 pointr/flashlight Thrunite Neutron 2C V3 NW, been lookin' at this for a while.

u/AviculariaVersicolor · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/kazibole · 1 pointr/flashlight

ThruNite Neutron 2C V3!!


Thank you for the great giveaway!

u/sputnik_1 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for running the giveway... I just found this sub recently and already made a few purchases. One more chiming in with a ThruNite Neutron 2C V3 wishlist.

u/SadrageII · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thrunite Neutron 2C V3, thanks for doing this!

u/ipwn3r456 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I will take the Wowtac A2S, hopefully I am not too late.

u/pants_upz · 1 pointr/flashlight

What would be the major difference between the Wowtac A2S and the WowtacA2? One is alot more expensive than the other (

u/ClementineWillySocks · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/xallis22 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Been interested in getting a quality headlamp for a while, you might save me the trouble!

u/rychastings · 1 pointr/flashlight

wowtac a2s neutral white pls! thank you!

u/AeroElectro · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/fuzzypickles0_0s · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S


u/Pastafarianextremist · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Thanks for the opportunity. I plan to use it for night hiking, bushcraft and reading at night (my lamp stopped working a long time ago).

u/9100 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Or the cheaper version if the shipping tips the scales, I don't have an Amazon account to log in to and check. Just looks like a handy toolbox light.

u/22shorts · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/jozinhoo · 1 pointr/flashlight

In for Wowtac A2S

Thanks, generous of you!
Edit: Changed the light after scrolling a bit here

u/SpeedyLou · 1 pointr/flashlight

My entry at 38k was for a
Nitecore nu25. Ended up buying it during a sale. I’m loving it...

Now for a different kind of headlamp.
Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp

u/McGivens · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/robjub · 1 pointr/flashlight

This is an awesome thing to do! Thanks !
My choice would be: Wowtac A2S

u/das_ambster · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome giveaway
this is the one for me!

u/ddhrider · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you so much!

Thank you again!

u/BayTrails · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

Thank You!!!

u/Spinnster · 1 pointr/flashlight

I love that you do this.

I've been wanting an 18650 headlamp for a while :)

u/vegas_guy702 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Woohoo my first chance to enter a GAW

this if I’m lucky enough

u/MelodicBrush · 1 pointr/flashlight

> Sofirn SP40

It actually costs around $40 here, still worth it? For comparison Amazon also recommends "Wowtac® A2 Series" which is around $33

u/thenorsewind · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/ninjamike808 · 1 pointr/EDCexchange

Everything here is junk. Get a Wowtac right angle light that uses an 18650: WOWTAC A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing (A2S CW)

u/Zealo · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/elegiacally · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S LED Headlamp LED Headlight 5 Modes Max 1050 Lumen USB Rechargeable 18650 Battery Waterproof Headlamps, Super Bright Outdoor Sports Running Walking Camping Reading Hiking Riding Fishing

New to flashlights and would love to try this. (: thank you for doing this!

u/wigglam · 1 pointr/flashlight (NW)

Thank you for doing this!

u/snakeproof · 1 pointr/flashlight

Grateful for the chance of entering a giveaway,
I love high CRI lights like this!

But I don't have any angle lights and I'm torn between the nitecore and this.

u/Stealthattack00 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks dude!

Edit: NW would be appreciated.

u/PBSabre · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'll add it to the list. Do you have any input on their headlamp?

I'm starting to get the feeling that sticking to all-inclusive packages to begin with might be the way for me.

u/thenomadicguy · 1 pointr/flashlight

I've never won any giveaway or lottery in my life but that shouldn't stop me from trying ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

u/IEatPizza · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/fun_pickle · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/SecretarySalty · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/I_Have_A_Girls_Name · 1 pointr/flashlight

Praying to the great God of randomness for this headlamp!:

u/Dickie_McDickface · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/BpooSoc · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2s because I need a right angle headlamp:

Thanks! You the best!

u/DyedInkSun · 1 pointr/flashlight

Can I choose one over forty and pay the difference? if so elf c2 if not I'll look through the list and edit in my selection into this post later.

edit: wowtac a2s

u/C41n · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S

260 comments but only 90 up votes? Common guys

u/WhenTheBeatKICK · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'd go with this

need a headlamp for mountain bikiing after my ride in the dark last night, need more lumens on the trail!

u/Skizzik0 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wow, thanks for doing the giveaway!
My home country's Amazon only carries books but I'm pretty sure either the German or British Amazon would also ship here.
The Wowtac A2S I see a few people mentioning here looks like an interesting right-angle light. I think that'd be my first choice.

u/dasbett311 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I desperately need a new headlamp

u/willydynamite94 · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/RepostNazi · 1 pointr/flashlight

Coming out of an 8 year retirement for:
PS, anyone want this username. It could be doing more good in the redditverse than I'm capable of. Maybe a bot or something.

u/camit34 · 1 pointr/flashlight

A nice headlamp would be a great addition. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

u/4dcatman · 1 pointr/flashlight

Quick note for contest runners - 40 dollars is about 29 pounds and 60 pence. Easier to call it 30 pounds to allow all the u.s flashlights which are 29.99 on amazon over here

u/CarLucSteeve · 1 pointr/flashlight
u/07aeroblue · 1 pointr/flashlight

Another headlamp would be super useful! Thanks a million!

u/Grelephant · 1 pointr/flashlight

Like always, thank you for everything you do!

Zebralight H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI

u/BarefootCameraSam · 1 pointr/flashlight