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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Fenix LD02 v2.0

The Fenix LD02 v2.0 is a 1xAAA light with a reverse-clicky tailswitch, high-CRI warm-white Cree XQ-E HI, and a 365nm UV secondary emitter. It has a useful selection of modes and reasonable output for its class, though the beam pattern isn't ideal. In a market short on 1xAAA tailswitch lights, this is my favorite.

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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: Astrolux K1, a high-CRI USB keychain light with red and UV

The Astrolux K1 is a keychain light with white, UV and red emitters, an integrated Li-ion battery and USB charging. There's a choice of a cool white Cree XP-G3 or neutral white 90 CRI Nichia 219C and a variety of body colors. It's prone to activation in the pocket, and quality could be better. It does have a lot of features for the price though.

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