Review: Lumintop FW3A - perhaps the ultimate flashlight enthusiast's EDC light

The Lumintop FW3A is the result of two years of development on enthusiast forums BLF and TLF. It's one of the smallest 18650 flashlights, with three emitters, a tail e-switch, an open source firmware, and a firestarting 2800+ lumen burst mode. It already offers four LED options, with more to come, has great ergonomics, a fantastic user intefrace, optics that are nearly as easy to change as the battery, and no glue anywhere. Did I mention it's under $40? It's under $40.

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Review: Thrunite T10 II, a 1xAA/1x14500 EDC

The Thrunite T10 II is an AA/14500 EDC light with a magnetic tail and shortcuts from off to low, high, and last-used for $20. It's a compelling value, and most people should own one.

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Review: Sofirn SP31 v2.0 18650 dual-switch

The Sofirn SP21 v2.0 is a 1x18650 dual-switch flashlight with a Cree XP-L HI emitter, 222m throw and 901 lumens for under $30. It compares well to competitors that are twice as expensive.

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Review: Thrunite T10 v2

The Thrunite T10 v2 is an e-switch AA/14500 EDC light with a tailcap magnet. It was only available briefly before being replaced with an upgraded version, the T10 II.

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Review: Astrolux S43, a powerful EDC quad with USB

The Astrolux S43 is a 1x18350/1x18650 EDC flashlight with optional high CRI and USB charging. For those who wish the Emisar D4 had built-in charging, this may be the light for you.

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Review: Thrunite TH30, the most powerful 18650 right-angle headlamp

The Thrunite TH30 is a right-angle flashlight/headlamp using a single 18650 battery and a Cree XHP70.2 emitter to make 3350 lumens. It has the highest output of any light in this form factor as of this writing. As a result, the size and weight are higher than average, but manageable for those who value output. It features USB charging and includes a suitable high-drain 18650 battery.

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Review: Klarus XT2CR, a slim dual-tailswitch light with USB

The Klarus XT2CR is a pocket friendly 18650 light with USB charging and dual tailswitches offering shortcuts to useful modes or strobe. It is hampered by output falling well short of advertised, visible flickering, poor thermal regulation and cool white tint.

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Review: Armytek Wizard Pro XHP50

The Armytek Wizard Pro is a multipurpose right-angle flashlight/headlamp/worklight with magnetic charging and an 18650 Li-ion battery. Nearly two years after the original publication of this review, a modified (high-CRI) version remains my favorite and most-used all-around flashlight.

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Review: Armytek Prime C2 Pro XHP35, a versatile 18650 EDC light

The Armytek Prime C2 Pro XHP35 is an 18650-powered EDC light with 8 brightness levels, shortcuts to low, medium, high, and last-used from off, a removable magnet in the tailcap and a choice of color temperature. It only has one major issue: the optic it comes with was not designed for the LED it uses, resulting in terrible output and efficiency. A third-party optic fixes this.

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