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u/badon_ · 1 pointr/flashlight

> Price Range: UK, up to £50 - the only batteries I have and have experience with are disposables like AA and AAA but I am willing to learn about new types. I have charging cables like USB-C
> Battery Type & Quantity: Recommend me whatever you like battery wise

I recommend you get these ones (make sure your battery specifications match the packaging in this photo):

  • New battery day! 24 AA Eneloop NiMH batteries in 16 and 8 cell packs. : r/AAMasterRace

    Get this package first to get the highest quality charger on the market:

  • AmazonSmile: Panasonic K-KJ17MCA4BA Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger Pack with 4 AA eneloop 2100 Cycle Rechargeable Batteries: PANASONIC: Electronics
  • HKJ Review of Charger Panasonic BQ-CC17 -

    > A nice -dv/dt termination with only a small temperature increase and no trickle charge, this looks very good. [...] The charger is very good at filling the batteries.

    You need that charger to get the full life out of Eneloops. If you take care of them, Eneloops will last at least a decade, maybe longer. They achieve maximum longevity when you charge any time before they reach 60% depth of discharge (40% remaining capacity). So, if you charge them when they're half discharged or sooner, that's easy to remember.

    > Purpose: Main purpose - used to find correct door numbers when I am delivering in evenings
    > Other uses would be as an emergency lighting source in my flat in case of a powercut and to take along with me when I'm on a motorbike again for emergency usage. If I could use it randomly in countryside settings where there is not much light pollution that would be great as well
    > Size: Something easily held in one hand, not to head heavy and not too heavy, needs to fit in a backpack easily
    > Type: Handheld
    > Main Use: Whilst in residential areas shining light to find the right door numbers - IMPORTANT must not disturb residents with too much excess light

    You said you want handheld, but if you're using it from a motorbike while delivering, then it really sounds like what you need is a hands-free headlamp, but one that can also be used handheld. I did a search for you:


    I'm not sure how to use the search features to minimize the amount of spill light, but maybe u/parametrek can explain how to do that. I see beam angle, intensity, and throw that might be useful in filtering for that kind of feature, but I'm not sure if it's actually possible to filter that way.

    In any case, the Zebralight headlamps can be used handheld without the headlamp holder, and they include a pocket clip for that purpose too. I recommend the Zebralight H53c because it uses AA batteries:

  • AmazonSmile: Zebralight H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI: Sports & Outdoors
  • H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI - Zebralight

    The Armytek Tiara lights are similar, and imitate many of the features of Zebralights, so although I haven't used one myself, they get recommended often and they might be equally versatile as a handheld light - I just don't know if they come with a pocket clip. The quality of Armytek is good, but is praised less often than Zebralight. They might have some features that are different from Zebralight, in addition to a lower price, so they're worth considering.

    I almost always use my Zebralights without the headlamp strap, although I do use the silicone holder because it makes it easy to swivel and point the light. I put some zip ties on it for a lanyard so I can attach it to the exterior of my EDC bag, without risk of losing it. It's tiny, so it's convenient to always have it ready. I don't need to fish around in my bag or pocket to find it. I just tap the on-button, and go. I don't need to fumble with it or even bother to put it away when I'm done using it. I think in your job, that would be ideal for you too, because it will save you a ton of time, which adds up every time you use it.

    They do have some spill light, but you have fine control over the brightness, so you can dial it down to only the amount of light you need, and you can make the light on time very brief, even though the button isn't quite a momentary on switch, which would be ideal. The way you select brightness by clicking the button might be even more useful than a momentary on switch anyway, so you can minimize the amount of light you use to the point no one will notice you, even if they're nearby while you're shining your light.

    EDIT: Formatting.
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/archover · 3 pointsr/flashlight

May I recommend my two lights (I walk 1-3hrs most nights) that I use in heavily wooded counrtyside:

  • Thorfire S70S - very good throw and decent flood, rugged and a serious heavy light, 3960lm, 2x18650 or 2x26650 (my use), fast shipping from Amazon at $56. You will need batteries and charger (VC2 for me). I run mine on High (1800lm). IMO the advertised Turbo setting at 3960lm is not worth the heat and reduced run times, and barely noticed output improvement. I use flat top unprotected batteries but most say to use protected ones.

  • Wowtac A2s right angle Neutral White My essential light, great for its size decent throw and flood, light and comfortable to wear, ~1000lm 1x18650 button top protected included, which charges via USB port. Same criticism running on Turbo; I run on High (~400lm) and still seriously bright which does 4-1/2 hrs it is said. Again, fast shipping from Amazon and an amazing $30 value. Note: For best results, use button top batteries. Flat tops cut off with vibration.

    How I use my lights: I walk a lot, and wear the headlamp and carry the S70S on the included sling. My hands are free. The headlamp is on all the time (High) and when I need huge reach, it's one button press away on the handy S70S. No fumbling around. The headlamp lights the way for my feet (especially important because of where I walk), and about 40 yards ahead. The S70S is great for seeing the wildlife (deer, coyotes, etc) across fields. My observation on distance: If you can't make out details you care about, at 500 yards in the day time, don't expect it at night with any light. Your eyes are a limiting factor.

    Finally, a headlamp is a no brainer if you need to work with your hands in the dark.
u/mpak87 · 5 pointsr/flashlight

I'm going to start with battery recommendations, basically the best combination of power and size is a cell called the 18650. It's slightly bigger than an AA, though one of them has the power of about 5 AA cells. They're are a bit fatter, but nowhere near C size. A light that uses one of them is likely your best bet for both EDC and a weapon mount.

For the EDC light, assuming the single-18650 is small enough (tons of people carry them with no issue) I'm going to recommend a Thrunite Neutron 2C. It has as ramping interface, hold the button down and it will gradually increase to the highest level, then back the other way. Let go to choose exactly how much light you want. Additionally, it has shortcuts to the lowest mode (hold down), last used mode (click) and highest mode (double click.) It comes with a battery, and has a built in charger. While it has a strobe, you have to deliberately try to get it, it isn't in the main modes. It's a very commonly recommended first light on here, and I think would serve you quite well.

If that sounds too big, we have a bunch of recommendations for AA-size lights as well. Any of them on this list are awesome.


For a handgun light, I recently picked up an Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie, and it's awesome. It's a great, compact fit on my Carry-length Sig P320, has as built-in battery with magnetic charging that does a pretty consistent 400 lumen for about 80 minutes, has a good beam shape, and intuitive controls.


For an AR Mount, we're going to use a bit of your leftover pistol light budget. An Armtek Predator would be a good way to go, it has an optional remote switch. It's a ~1" body tube, so it fits into any mount (theirs isn't the greatest.) Here's a cheap option for that, better are certainly available.

With that light you'll need a couple of batteries and a charger. These will also be compatible with your Neutron 2C. I like getting batteries from Illumn, as Amazon has a not-insignificant danger of getting sketchy counterfeits.



You may find a few other opinions on here, but these will all serve you quite well.

u/Virisenox_ · 5 pointsr/flashlight

>Wondering what people think of AAA vs rechargeable headlamps? Any reason I should avoid the rechargeable ones?

No. You should avoid 3xAAA for all of the reasons you've mentioned. It's a stupid way of powering a device.

>I am most familiar with Black Diamond or Petzl that are easy to buy in store, but right or wrong am a little hesitant to go with a "no name"/discount brand due to reliability.

Black Diamond and Petzl are liked among climbers because they're lightweight. For literally any other purpose, a headlamp from another brand will be better, mainly because of better battery types. We won't recommend any no name headlamps, but I'm sure they'll be brands that you haven't heard of. These headlamps might also surprise you with their prices after seeing what BD and Petzl headlamps cost, but trust us, we know what's good.

All that being said, it seems like you're after some sort of rechargeable headlamp. Great choice! What's your budget? The Wowtac A2S is a fantastic value, and definitely worth looking at. Good headlamp for a great price.

u/mcfarlie6996 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

>I'd like to not have to finish a trip without a light because this one gave out mid trip.

I'd suggest getting a single AA light as a backup. I recently picked up the Thrunite T10 and have been quite pleased with it.

Someone mentioned a bunch of 90 headlamps which all of those are great but don't have built-in charging. Is built-in charging a must?

The Klarus AR10 seems like you're best option technically because of the 90 swivel head and built-in charging but the modes really suck on it. No Moonlight mode and the 10 lumens to 150 lumens is a huge jump. I would easily suggest any of those other non-rechargeable headlamps over this light. Sure you'll need to bring an extra battery but technically those headlamps are half the weight of the AR10 if it means anything.

The advantage of those headlamps are the better modes. The HC30 has 5 excellently spaced modes and can be had for $50. The Wizard has a few additional modes and a lower low and great durability. And the H600Fd has even more amazing modes on it with excellent Firefly modes and enough levels of output for every situation (durability is also excellent). I do have experience with all three of these headlamps which I ended up sticking with the H600Fd because of the excellent modes. Let me know if you have any questions.

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/Zak · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Fenix has great build quality, but most of their lights fall short on things enthusiasts like, such as good sub-lumen low modes for preserving dark adaptation, color quality, and user interfaces with shortcuts from off to useful modes.

The LD02 breaks with some of those habits, having excellent color quality (CRI is 90+), very warm tint resembling an incandescent, and a pretty good low mode. It's not the bigger, higher-output light you're looking for though.

Consider the Sofirn SP36 BLF edition for a bigger light. Make sure it's the Samsung LH351D version, which has excellent color quality. The other version of the SP36 has poor color quality. Here are more recommendations - you're probably looking for the high-performance section near the bottom.

u/coherent-rambling · 12 pointsr/flashlight

So, right off the bat you've got two criteria that tend to start fights around here:

  • Starting fires is entertaining, but is extremely inefficient. You waste a huge amount of battery power to do it, and can only light certain materials like dark paper. It's a party trick, not a camping tool.

  • The best use of a flashlight for self defense is to make sure you don't trip while running away. The second best is holding the light in your off-hand while your gun is in your dominant hand. Other than that, if it's possible to disorient someone with light, just about any flashlight we like will be good enough.

    Ignoring those criteria, I'm going to suggest a Thrunite Neutron 2C. Click the button for on/off, push and hold to smoothly raise or lower brightness. Includes a good-quality 18650 and charges on USB.

    And grab a BIC lighter for your fires. If you want something fancier, get a Zippo and a butane insert that won't dry out every three days.
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/bmengineer · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Here are 113 lights that run on an 18650, have a sub-lumen mode, cost below $90, and have a max output of at least 900 lumens.

Right angle lights double as headlamps and are super versatile. The Armytek Wizard Pro is an amazing option that comes with a battery and integrated charging for $55, and the Wowtac A2S is a budget option with a rechargeable battery for $30

The Zebralight SC64c is special because it has high CRI, which means it renders colors better than typical LEDs - this could be extremely useful for an EMT. Zebralights are very well built and most people that have them love them. They also have similar headlamps, such as the H604c. These lights don't come with a battery or a charger.

If you need more help then help us by narrowing down exactly what you're looking for.

u/guerrilla154 · 2 pointsr/flashlight

I understand where you're coming from by wanting to run alkalines in it, but I, along with many others here, would highly recommend a set of Eneloops for regular use. I'm going to assume your reason for wanting an AA-sized light is for the availability of the batteries, which is just fine, but they do have a tendency to leak (although probably not anywhere near as likely as the folks here would have you believe). I own lights that take all sorts of batteries, and for actual "emergency" situations, I keep some Energizer Lithiums handy. They're shelf-stable for a very long time, can handle pretty extreme temperatures, and don't pose any danger to the light. They are fairly expensive for regular use, though, and that's why I tend to use Eneloops.

People have recommended a few good lights, but, from my personal experience, I would say a Thrunite T10 is a solid candidate for what you want. I EDC'd it for a few weeks, and it was pretty good. There isn't any brightness setting between the "low" mode and the "turbo" mode, which was a little annoying for me, but it was still usable. It comes with a diffuser, as well, which makes it very good for emergency lighting. In terms of durability, I haven't thrown it around too much, but the driver and all is glued in pretty solidly (at least on mine), so I'd assume it wouldn't mind a bit of a beating.

Unfortunately, it seems to be sold out on their website, and Amazon only has the cool white version at the moment.

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/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/-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/Moon_cow_firetrucks · 1 pointr/flashlight

Elf C1

I’ve been on this subreddit for about a month and I see that a lot of people have this light it look interesting an I was looking into buying it. If I could win it that would be great. If anyone knows any thing a bout the elf c1 or another great headlamp I would be glad to hear.

Thank you and happy 70k

u/parametrek · 2 pointsr/flashlight

> I was wondering what your thoughts on the Tiara C1 Pro were compared to the standard Wizard?

It is bulky for a 16340 light but okay for an 18350 light. You can't lock yourself out of the Tiara Pro (or the regular Wizard), while you can lock yourself out of the Wizard Pro.

The Pro features include a boost driver, flashing modes and a battery voltage check. It also comes with a magnet but Armytek sells the magnetic tailcap as an upgrade for the plain lights.

The biggest downside is the headlamp mount. The 18650 lights have a great plastic clip. The Tiaras are still using the old silicon rubber mount. The new mount is more comfortable and very easy to pop the light in/out of.

Another small 16340 option to consider is the Olight H1 Nova. Though I prefer 1xAA for a small headlamp, like a Thrunite TH20.

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/bombadil1564 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

I highly recommend the Thrunite TH20 headlamp. Durable, fairly lightweight, simple usage, waterproof; perfect for camping. It can get pretty bright if you need it or has very low levels, too. More floody but with a defined hot spot. I recommend the neutral white version. Uses a single regular AA battery or you can use rechargeables if you like. A single battery gives decent run time unless you run it on high all the time. For camp use, I generally don't use it past 15-25% brightness. $29 on Amazon.

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

Edit: the TH20 isn't bulky on your head like an 18650 based headlamp, but if you need lots of brightness for longer run time, you might consider one of those instead. I use it in pitch black backpacking situations and don't need anything brighter, in fact I've mostly used comparatively very dim headlamps for over 20 years, until getting the TH20.

u/EdinDevon · 0 pointsr/flashlight

Seems to be lots of multi comments this time!

Here's my option though,

As for less frequent or lower prize value. My thought would be less frequent. When I first joined they were every few months which was amazing. Frequent enough they new people would happen across them, not so frequent as to (hopefully) bankrupt you. I can imagine the big sub 10k ones wont keep going as big as some of the previous ones. I'd rather see great giveaways at every 25k than mediocre ones at 10k.

Of course having said all of that, any giveaway is amazing and the community should be incredibly thankful. (and they seem to be). It's a great place here and you shouldn't feel like you have to do it to keep it what it is.

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/Handsome_Zack · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Thrunite is a good brand to start with, and among their more powerful compact handhelds is the TC15. It shoots out something in the range of 2000 lumens on turbo, and should be able to sustain 500 or more for a while. It takes any 18650 but comes with a pretty good Thrunite branded one. If you're looking for something compact with good runtime and enough throw this is what I would suggest. It won't get you quite as far as a dedicated thrower like a C8 but those tend to be a little more difficult to use up close.

u/Paulmunkotv · 1 pointr/flashlight

Hey just in the nick of time!

I would love to put the mass of 18650's I have left over from before I quit vaping to use. This light seems super cool!

Thanks for the opportunity brotha, some good karma coming your way!

u/colinmoore · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wow, thank you for the chance! I'd love to try this one -

Good luck everyone!

u/AttemptedWit · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Is available on Amazon a hard requirement? Can you estimate "last a long time"? What type of charger do you have and do you have? I ask these questions so the people more knowledgeable than myself (still pretty noobish) can better help you out.

If Amazon is a necessity, the thrunite t10Nw is a nice option that runs on AA and (possibly) supports 14500 for better runtime and higher output.

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/jel7 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Dude, your awesome! Thanks for the opportunity. 550 Lumens Super Bright Outdoor EDC Mini Keychain Rechargeable LED Flashlight,Hard Anodizing Aluminium Alloy Built-in Li-ion Battery 45 Minutes Fast Charging,Waterproof IPX-65 Small Torch,A3(Gun Grey)

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/afternoonjoke · 1 pointr/flashlight

Woop woop this is a weekly thing now lol

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

Hope I can win!

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/NerfEveryoneElse · 4 pointsr/flashlight

I believe an angled light is better for camping in general(you need two hands when cooking or setup tent), it can be used as both headlamp or hand held, also can be clipped on belt or backpack. If you dont have any experience with 18650, a wowtac A2S is the best starter package I believe. Or if you are more interested in the straight option, a Nite Ize headband can mount any straight light less than 1" on your head.

u/zifzif · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks to both of you!

I think I've gotta go with a RovyVon myself. Mostly so I can ceremoniously exorcise the cool white XP-G3 from its tainted soul. I haven't decided if I want to use one of my SW45 219B's, or if I should go with a LH351D. Either way, I promise to give it a comfy pocket to sleep in, a nice steady stream of electrons whenever it wants, and a gorgeous 90+ CRI neutral white emitter. Because it deserves better.

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/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/SvenWalker · 1 pointr/flashlight

A ThruNite TH20 would be a perfect way to introduce my dad to good headlamps.

Thanks a lot and good luck to everyone!

u/owe84n · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks again to everyone that helps out with the giveaways!

I’d love to get the Thrunite TC15 NW. Something a bit special for the form factor :)

u/atetuna · 2 pointsr/flashlight

Sofirn SP36S

It's barely half your budget, comes with batteries, has a built in charger. It's very bright, has a tint and CRI that's good for making things appear naturally. It also has a great user interface that's easy to use (Anduril). It has a general purpose beam pattern that I think will suit you better than a beam pattern that leans hard towards flood or throw.

u/techguy24 · 4 pointsr/flashlight

Might be worth considering a headlamp as well. The Wowtac A2S is probably your best headlamp option under $50.

If you want a regular light, I tend to like the Convoy S2+ as a work light. It's cheap, fairly indestructible, and parts are easy to get. Otherwise if you want to stick with ThruNite, the Neutron 2C V3 would probably be a good option for you.


If you get the convoy with biscotti firmware you can configure it for a variety of different modes, so you can exclude strobes. Also on the Neutron the strobe isn't in the regular mode group, you have to double tap the button to access it (If I'm reading this right) Don't know if that still counts for you.

u/riddifd · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks as ever for the giveaway.
My preference would be for fewer draws but maybe more winners per draw. E.g. every 5k but 2/3 winners.

Wowtac A2S NW for my entry.


u/Canyac · 1 pointr/flashlight

Sweet deal! Would prefer the TIP CRI, but it is above 40 usd from amazon :(

The thrunite ti10 may fill a nice spot as a nightstand light though! NW obviously.

Oh, otherwise I guess a neat little emisar d4, 4000k xp-g2 from intloutdoor would fulfill the price limit extremely well! It is not amazon though, so I guess it is a long stretch

u/Buzzy243 · 6 pointsr/flashlight

You can find this type of light for less than $3 on AliExpress. Probably not a terrible light for the price. It will have an ugly tint and it's certainly not waterproof, but that's what you get for the cost of a soda.

You didn't list the features you want, but I'm sure there are some other lights out there that will satisfy them. Maybe something like this ThruNite T10? Have you checked the stickied post on lights that get recommend a lot?

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/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/_dus · 1 pointr/flashlight

Sweet! Thanks for the opportunity.

ThruNite TH30

Good luck everyone!

u/jonfromm · 1 pointr/flashlight

I can see how in your case zooming is beneficial. I’m a security supervisor, in my case I use flashlights for patrols and searches. For a throwy light I’ve convinced one of my officers to get the BLF GT Mini it’s a great searchlight type light that can fit in a jacket pocket.

I convinced another to get a Wowtac A1S it’s a good EDC sized floody light with 1100 lumens output. It’s great for those who haven’t used higher end lights as it comes with an 18650 that has a build in micro USB charging port.

I haven’t come across a zoomie that I’d be willing to recommend to anyone but maybe someone else will chime in.

u/muffinman1604 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Awesome and thanks! This looks interesting

Any other nice light panel would be cool too if the price changes or this goes OOS.

u/inqbus406 · 8 pointsr/flashlight

It's gonna be more like $70, but I'd go for the Sofirn SP36 Anduril with batteries (and it has USB-C charging). I personally think it's worth the slight increase; it's a really good value.

Here's the link

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/MrSDI · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

I'd go with this one (and I'm happy to pay shipping to Canada):

Thanks again!

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/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/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/hipitywhopla · 1 pointr/flashlight

This would be my first real light

If by some miracle I win, I would like neutral white. Thanks for doing this!

u/sco0ts19 · 2 pointsr/flashlight


ThruniteTH30 NW


Thank you r/flashlight u/parametrek
and u/mcfarlie6996 for the amazing giveaway! I will enjoy the new th30 very much!

u/itshowyousaidit · 1 pointr/flashlight

Site is looking good. Thanks for your generosity. I like Thrunite TC15 NW please!

u/Sarkhan_Vol_RS · 1 pointr/flashlight

I’ve been really interested in powerful flashlights for awhile now after seeing a gif hit the front page. Just found this subreddit at the perfect time.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

u/JusticeUmmmmm · 1 pointr/flashlight

I love this sub! I think less frequent would make them more special.

If I get so lucky I would love a GTMini I don't have a thrower yet.

u/TrueKingOfTheNerds · 1 pointr/flashlight

I think smaller, more frequent prices vs bigger less frequent prizes kind of depends on the intention of the giveaway.

For people who spend a lot of time on this sub, I would guess that if there was something that they want that is less expensive they would have already picked it up or just generally be less excited to win. If you’ve already got a zebralight it’s a little less exciting to win a wowtac a1. They would prefer bigger prizes.

However, if the goal is to grow the subreddit and bring people in, more frequent giveaways is a better way to accomplish that goal.

I am in the former group where I have 2 convoys, the ylp penlight and an h03 that I got on sale and modded to be pretty decent, but I haven’t taken the plunge to buy anything more than 25.00 or so.

Zebralight H53c AA Headlamp Neutral White High CRI

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/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/CoconutJohn · 1 pointr/flashlight

I think making the giveaways smaller would make more sense than fewer giveaways, though realistically you could do both and I doubt anyone would complain. There's lots and lots of great lights available for smaller dollar amounts, and more chances to win would keep the excitement up for a lot of people. Just my 2 cents.

Anyway, thanks again, para! In for the SP36.

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/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/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/DaffyDuck · 1 pointr/flashlight

Just a suggestion from personal experience but I don't need a light stored in my car because I now have a keychain light that is bright enough for most purposes.

This is what I have. It's a great little light and not at all uncomfortable in my pocket.

I also have a D4v2 but I wouldn't stick it in the glove compartment. Its too "flashy" to be relegated to that.

u/ChuunibyouImouto · 1 pointr/flashlight

I just ordered 2 RovyVon and a new headlamp, but I need MOAR to give to people as gifts!!! Also, this is a really cool thing to do, great sub!

u/camit34 · 1 pointr/flashlight

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

u/Misanthropus · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks a ton for the giveaway, and I appreciate everything you do for the community.

There's a reason why it's one of the best, and has grown so quickly, you're contribution is substantial to that reason.

I'm sure I won't win, I don't think I've ever one a contest or a raffle-type thing in my life haha..

But, never know, I suppose... Zebralight - H53c

u/jericho0o · 1 pointr/flashlight

Oh yes oh yes!


You are the man!


Lumintop GT Mini - Neutral White


Thanks chief!

u/irishmcsg2 · 1 pointr/flashlight

This is the only sub I know that does these giveaways, and it really solidifies /r/flashlight as one of the friendliest subreddits I visit. I would be thrilled to win a TC15!

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/Nonchalants8 · 1 pointr/flashlight

For the small giveaways we could have a set prize like a Convoy S2 and then for the milestones like 25K etc there could be a bigger choose your own prize.

Zebralight Please!

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/radioactive_muffin · 1 pointr/flashlight

Still haven't bought this, but I still would love it. :D Thanks

TC 15 in neutral white

u/realthedeal · 1 pointr/flashlight

It's a popular choice but the Aurora a5 looks super cool! Rovyvon Aurora link

u/snakeproof · 1 pointr/flashlight

Lumentop GT Mini would be fun, thank you so much for the opportunity.

u/PotvinThePotman · 1 pointr/flashlight

ArmyTek Elf C1
Thank you for your generosity I’m sure everyone here appreciates it

u/dukeface13 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks as always Parametrek! Already have the 162 and love it, so will go for a 116. Viltrox :)

u/barrelrollinpeppy · 1 pointr/flashlight


I think scaling back either the prize or the frequency would both work. Could always try smaller prizes in the same or a little longer frequency. Then maybe do bigger giveaways after a certain amount of months if you wanted to! I think everyone will appreciate whatever decision you make.

u/ih8peeple · 1 pointr/flashlight

Wow these giveaways are coming faster and faster. Glad the sub is growing.

Lumintop GT Mini for me

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/07aeroblue · 1 pointr/flashlight

Another headlamp would be super useful! Thanks a million!

u/Knobodycares · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway! Love your site and appreciate all you do for the community.

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/edman79 · 3 pointsr/flashlight

Wowtac A2S Neutral White

This is awesome. Good luck everyone.

u/masterflinter · 1 pointr/flashlight

thanks for the giveaway!

ThruNite TH30 Super Bright 3350 lumens Rechargeable LED Headlamp for Outdoor and Indoor Using, hiking,camping, cycling (TH30 NW)

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/Delta_V09 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thanks for the giveaway!

I'll go with the Wowtac A2S in neutral white. Don't need anything for myself at the moment, but this would make a good gift for somebody I know.

u/MKK520 · 1 pointr/flashlight

LUMINTOP GT Mini Long Rang Flashlight 17W 4.5A CREE XHL Max 1200 Lumen Beam Distance 750 Meter 135,000cd Outdoor Flashlight (Neutral White)

Was just looking at these. Glad to be a part of such an awesome sub.

u/Oodin · 1 pointr/flashlight

This is awesome, I'm definitely in this time!
Lumintop GT Mini NW

u/Sanstar70 · 24 pointsr/flashlight


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

u/Mrmagroin · 1 pointr/flashlight

Well, all my previous ones, I've ended up buying so this will probably end up the same way! I would love the Sofirn SP36. Thanks for the giveaway and everything you do for the community u/parametrek!

u/Dorkamundo · 5 pointsr/flashlight

Never heard of the light, wouldn't trust it or the battery that comes with it. May not have low voltage protection.

Honestly, I fell in love with the Nitecore NU25 Plenty bright, lasts a long time, has the high CRI option and is very small so it doesn't hit things when you are sticking your head back behind a strut assembly.

u/Metalman_333 · 1 pointr/flashlight

I've been on the lookout for a thrower. Lumintop GT Mini would be great.

Thank you for the giveaways!

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/N0RTHERNXP0SURE · 1 pointr/flashlight

Thank you for doing a giveaway! 🤞

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/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/Flyerone · 1 pointr/flashlight

I'll jump on the Sofirn SP36 BLF band wagon. Although as I am in Australia, I'll cover postage should I be lucky enough to win.

Thanks parametrek

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/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/DE-173 · 1 pointr/flashlight

Zebralight H53c - although it says there's only one left in stock, so if it sells out and doesn't come back in stock my second choice would be a Zebralight SC53c. Thanks, and good luck everyone!