I have TIP's on my keychains, gave one to my kids and their wives last year for Christmas. I think the newer TIP's are 360 lumens. Nitecore didn't put the clips on them until a year or two ago. The light needed the clip to prevent accidental turning on. It also covers the micro charging port. My kids all love their TIP's..me too. I have the copper and the SS model which is new this year. Nitecore store had some good deals on these for their Black Friday sale. Great little lights.ZrowsN1s wrote: ↑Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:04 amI know you already picked one out, but for anyone else reading, for $30-35 the best bang for your buck is the Nightcore TIP with the 'CRI' bulb.
4 settings, 1-240 lumen = (46hr-30min run time), usb rechargeable li-ion battery, bout the size of a car fob. You can put a lanyard on it, or attach it to your keychain. It's the smallest/brightest flashlight I've been able to find.
The CRI bulb is more like natural sunlight than the 'cool white' bulbs on most flashlights, so color fidelity is high, once you get used to it, it's hard to go back to the 'cool white'. I carry one every where.
https://www.nitecorestore.com/Nitecore- ... 17-cri.htm
Yep. The standard ones are 300+. I have the 2017 CRI edition. They are 240 lumen because they use a bulb with high color fidelity, I think the trade off is worth it. Especially if you're looking at anything up close. I work in IT and it's really handy for telling colored wires apart. The orange wires can look brown, etc., in the wrong light.
Thanks for sharing that, didn't even realize they came with different bulbs.ZrowsN1s wrote: ↑Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:43 pmYep. The standard ones are 300+. I have the 2017 CRI edition. They are 240 lumen because they use a bulb with high color fidelity, I think the trade off is worth it. Especially if you're looking at anything up close. I work in IT and it's really handy for telling colored wires apart. The orange wires can look brown, etc., in the wrong light.
Interesting that you bring up the FENIX brand of flashlight. Because they are attaining some respectability in the past few years. One lady police Officer I know here where I live constantly brags about her Fenix flashlights and jokingly tells me what a fool I am for buying Surefire products . As far as the lower priced flashlights I've got to say that the Fenix brand is getting more respectable as time goes on.
Glad to hear!Sharp Guy wrote: ↑Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:02 pmI finally received my shipment from Olight today. I don't have a lot of experience with any of them yet but they certainly seem like nice lights. I have to say the two tiny ones I got are pretty remarkable considering how small they are. The price was right too.
Haha! Yeah I can see how this could go if I let it. When I got back into knives it was a similar situation. I wanted to buy one, maybe two, new knives. I ended falling head first down that rabbit hole. I have no plans to get as carried away with the flashlights.
So far I'm very happy with the Olight I bought. I think I got a great deal on it and the other little lights I bought with it. Believe or not, after having a Mini-Maglite of some kind in my toolbox for 25 years I kind of miss it. For $20 I'm going to replace the one that died with a Mini-Maglite Pro. I know the S2R II blows it away performance-wise but there are some features I like about the MML. I also have that fiber optic attachment that comes in handy for illuminating tight spaces.
Ooooh.... tasty! I have a couple of Astrolux, which are fun. For work, though, I find anything with more than 2 modes is a hindrance.Tims wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:47 pmThe rabbit hole for flashlights is about as deep for flashlights as it is knives, there are so many options.
Edc floody lights, a few I can recommend
-Convoy s2+ - single xpl-hi led, 18650, available with 18350 battery tube. 1000 odd lumens.
Great host for modding if you want to play around. Variety of colours and other options.
-Convoy t2 AA. Similar to s2+ but smaller
- Jaxman e2l triple. Triple led 18650/18350. Similar to convoy s2+. Great little light, easy to mod. With a driver upgrade and spring bypass you can start fires with it if you want to push the envelope a bit.
- Emisar d4. 18650/18350 quad led. Firestarter out of the box. Cheap, well made, fun light. Available in titanium if you want fancy. Side clicky, ramping user interface.
Those brands also offer throwy lights if your after a bit more throw but with their larger reflectors aren’t as edc friendly. The Emisar D1s is my favourite 18650 thrower.
Goodluck, lots of good lights previously mentioned too, you’re sure to find something you like that will blow away the old modded maglight!
I've been using my Emisar D4 the most lately when I want a big light for this very reason. It's not very throwy, but it is BRIGHT and the UI is natural. The Black Diamond Spot headlamp is my go to as well for this reason.
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