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    Recommended EDC Lights and Flashlights

    I wanted to share what I found and carry every day so others may benefit. I am not a flashlight hound but I do like a good practical light. First, I've always been a D cell Maglight fan so this is a big change for me. I bought this one December 2018. Carry it every day in my pocket. Always works, three modes, one AA battery, and I use it almost every day for something. Accidentally ran it thru the clothes washer about a month after I bought it. No moisture inside and it still works great. It is the first "mode" light I have carried on a daily basis. I live on 2 1/2 acres and it will light up the opposite corner of the property at night. I use Panasonic Rechargeable AA batteries. I highly recommend both!

    Fenix E12 CREE XP-E2 130 Lumen LED flashlight.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Mine is a Streamlight Protac 1L-AA

    https://www.opticsplanet.com/streaml...50-lumens.html
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    EDC is a Streamlight Microstream USB. https://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-6...66738915&psc=1


    I've got a number of flashlights, too many to list. The big dog is a Solaray ProZX-1XL. 1600 lumens of focusable LED power. You could signal the ISS with this baby!
    https://www.amazon.com/Handheld-LED-...gateway&sr=8-3
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    I carry a Streamlight ProTac-1L. Very compact and is 275 lumens. Use a Nightfighter X for night stand. Purchased a few of these for my kids. Work very well and attach to key chain. https://www.surefire.com/illuminatio.../sidekick.html

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    I think any good LED that throws out a lot of light should be good. The smaller the flashlight, the less light that is going forward, so there seems to be a fine line between compactness and power.
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    I love recommending the Thrunite 1A V3. It uses 1 AA or 14500. I keep it set at 0.1 lumen by default (200 lumens max). Excellent for not ruining your night vision, reading a book, or getting from bedroom to bathroom without tripping. At that setting you can run the light for 17 days straight. I've carried the same one for 4 years.
    http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-archer-1a-v3/
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    I've got several, but my favorite is a Surefire 320 lumin that runs on two C123 batteries. Given a choice, I'd pick any that takes the 123 batteries over the AAA powered lights.
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    I have a pair of cheap Nebo Edge 50's. They throw some decent light with fresh batteries.
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    Nightcore MT10c off ebay. 920 lumen, light two batteries and a charger 60 bucks.
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    The Fenix E12 in the OP is a great little light. I've had a couple, but these days I carry an Olight S1R baton. I originally got the S2R but ended up losing it. I eventually replaced it with the smaller S1R and this little light is fantastic. They are a bit pricey, but completely worth it for someone who uses their EDC light. I worked nights for many years and having a flashlight handy was invaluable. It doesn't get used as much now that I'm a "Daywalker" but I still need a light occasionally.

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