Arbitrary List of Popular Lights - Winter Solstice 2023 Edition

In honor of Winter Solstice, I've made an updated list of popular lights. Today is the day you're most likely to need a flashlight in the northern hemisphere; if you're shopping for one, I hope this will help. read more ...

Review: Sofirn SP10 Pro - an AA/14500 EDC light with Anduril 2 firmware

The Sofirn SP10 Pro is the only flashlight running Anduril 2 and supporting both AA and 14500 batteries. It offers high CRI and a low price.

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Review: Nextorch TA30C - a small duty light with an interesting user interface

The Nextorch TA30C is a small, 18650-powered duty light with a rotary control and soft button on its tailswitch. Unfortunately, its driver does not befit its price point.

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Arbitrary List of Popular Lights - Fall Equinox 2023 Edition

In honor of Fall Equinox, I've made an updated list of popular lights. Days are getting shorter and nights are getting longer - it might be time for a new flashlight. read more ...

What's inside the recalled Skilhunt H150

A look inside the recalled Skilhunt H150

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Recall: Skilhunt H150 short circuit

If you have a Skilhunt H150, remove the battery and contact Skilhunt for return instructions

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News: Nitecore announces UHi high-intensity LEDs

Nitecore has announced its first original LED using a round light emitting surface and promising high intensity.

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Review: Skilhunt M200 v3 - an excellent 18650 EDC light with magnetic charging

The Skilhunt M200 v3 is an 18650-powered everyday carry flashlight with USB-magnetic charging. It offers excellent color rendering with the Nichia 519A option and it's fairly slim for the battery size. It's an obvious competitor to the Olight Baton Pro, but uses standard batteries and offers much better color quality.

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Review: Wuben B2 - a budget-priced 21700 bike light

The Wuben B2 is a well-priced, efficient bike light powered by a 21700 battery and equipped with USB-C charging. It has a lot of offer, but it won't be for everyone

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Arbitrary List of Popular Lights - Summer Solstice 2023 Edition

In honor of Summer Solstice, I've made an updated list of popular lights. Today is the day you're least likely to need a flashlight in the Nothern hemisphere, but it only increases from here. read more ...

Review: Acebeam Pokelit 2AA - an almost-penlight with high output and great color quality

The Acebeam Pokelit 2AA is a simple long, skinny two-mode tailswitch light with excellent color quality and the ability to use an unusual 141000 Li-ion rechargeable battery or two AAs.

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Review: Skilhunt EC300 - a high-CRI 21700 flooder with USB-C powerbank and colored secondary LEDs

Few flashlights are also good USB powerbanks. Even fewer good USB powerbanks are also good flashlights. This floody, somewhat pocketable model manages both, with a side of mulitcolored aux LEDs.

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Arbitrary List of Popular Lights, Winter Solstice 2022

Happy Winter Solstice! In the Northern hemisphere, today is the day you're most likely to need a flashlight, and this may help you pick one.

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Review: Acebeam EC35 II (Killzone SST-20 edition)

The Acebeam EC35 II (SST-20) is a duty/tactical light with high CRI, a decent amount of throw, USB-C charging, and a powerbank function.

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Review: Thrunite Archer Mini

The Thrunite Archer Mini is a small flashlight with USB-C charging and a very green LED

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Review: Skilhunt M200 - a useful everyday carry light with 18650 power, magnetic charging, and high CRI

The Skilhunt M200 is a medium-size everyday carry flashlight with an optional high-CRI LED, USB-magnetic charging, and a magnetic tailcap. It ought to be more popular than it is; perhaps it needs a different pocket clip.

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Arbitrary List of Popular Lights, Summer Solstice 2022

Happy Summer Solstice! In the Northern hemisphere, today is the day you're least likely to need a flashlight, but the probability only increases from here.

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Mastodon - a new way to follow and comment

I've added Mastodon support to this site, which you can use to subscribe to posts and leave comments. This post contains a brief introduction.

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Review: Acebeam Rider RX - a fidgety high-CRI AA/14500 light

The Acebeam Rider RX is a 14500/AA flashlight with a bolt-action fidget mechanism and a high-CRI Nichia 219F LED. I typically evaluate flashlights purely as tools, but everyday carry gear can also be toys, decorations, and collectables. The Rider RX offers some of each.

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Arbitrary List of Popular Lights, Spring Equinox 2022

Happy Spring Equinox! This is the perfect day to pick a new flashlight, and this list may include the best flashlight for you (there is no objective best).

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