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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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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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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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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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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Review: Acebeam E70 FC40 High-CRI - Canned Sunlight

The Acebeam E70/FC40 is a can of sunlight. This versatile 1x21700 light fits comfortably in a jacket pocket, uncomfortably in a pants pocket, and makes some of the most natural-looking light I've seen from a flashlight.

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Review: Thrunite TC20 v2 - a powerful, utilitarian light

The Thrunite TC20 v2 is a powerful, efficient general-purpose flashlight with a large battery and USB charging. It includes some minor improvements over the original including more throw and a USB-C port.

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Review: Nitecore T4K - a 4000 lumen "keychain" light

The Nitecore T4K is a compact light with a keychain attachment, USB-C charging and a 4000 lumen burst mode, but is it practical?

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Review: Olight Warrior Mini 2 - a tactical EDC light with an unfortunate battery

The Olight Warrior Mini 2 is an everyday carry light with features for high-stress or tactical use, excellent efficiency, magnetic charging, and a proprietary battery. It would be an excellent flashlight with just a couple changes.

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Review: Skilhunt H04F RC

The Skilhunt H04 series is a 1x18650 right-angle light that can be used as a handheld, headlamp, or magnetic area light. It comes in several optic and LED variations; this one has a reflector with flip-out diffuser and a high-CRI 4000K Samsung LH351D.

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Review: Zebralight SC64c LE - my favorite everyday carry flashlight

The Zebralight SC64c LE would be a serious contender for best everyday carry flashlight if flashlights were so one-dimensional that the idea of best made any sense. The SC64c LE combines excellent color rendering with compact size, a recessed switch that's easy to press on purpose and hard to press by accident, a capable user interface with shortcuts, sub-lumen low modes that preserve dark adaptation

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Review: Skilhunt M150, a slim EDC flashlight with high output, great color rendering, USB-magnetic charging, magnetic tailcap and the ability to use AA batteries

The Skilhunt M150 gets AA/14500 right in a way few competitors do, with good modes using either battery type, slim dimensions. ond o lew-veltoge shutoff for both battery types. Add to that magnetic charging for 14500, a high-CRI option, and a magnetic tailcap and the M150 is among my favorites.

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Review: Thrunite T2 - a highly-efficient 1x21700 flooder with USB-C

The Thrunite T2 is a 1x21700 flooder with the highest efficiency I've ever tested in a flashlight. It features USB-C charging, and can be put in a pants pocket in a pinch.

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Review: Nitecore MH10 v2 - an all-purpose rechargeable light that's very versatile about batteries

The Nitecore MH10 v2 is a general-use flashlight powered by a 21700 Li-ion rechargeable battery, with onboard USB charging, and the ability to use a great many different sizes of Li-ion cells.

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Review: Wurkkos FC11 - an all-in-one 18650-powered everyday carry light with high CRI

The Wurkkos FC11 is a very compelling entry-level flashlight, with an 18650 battery included, USB-C charging, a strong tailcap magnet, and an LED with very good color rendering.

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