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    Upgraded my EDC kit with a light

    I have been open carrying for a few years now and all this time I never carried a flashlight with me even though I knew that I should be. I recently had a bit of a strange encounter where a flashlight would have been handy so today I went out and fixed my problem by buying a good decent light to carry with me. I went with a fenix ld20 its 180 lumens, has a chiseled front end for tactical bashing, strobe mode and clips easily to my belt. Got me wondering if anyone ells has upgraded there carry kit lately
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    Lumaforce LF-1

    I carry this one every night at work, as well as "off duty".


    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-...opimage560.jpg


    And it's "on sale" for just $39.95. Same price it's been for the past year.
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    Fenix...

    Good light.

    I strongy encourage folks to carry a light with them. No matter where or when...

    With modern technology we soon forget that without electricity our "world" would cease up... A light can be very handy and are extremely bright and small.

    I'm amazed how far light technology has come... so for folks sitting on the fence... Go look as there are lots out there for $30-$60 will get you a damn good self defense light (180+ lumens)...

    I won the Fenix LD 20 2-AA at the Flashlight event in September 24th. Thanks to Mike and Julie from www.pts-flashlights.com

    I also carry a EagleTac D25C2 for a utility light. www.eagletac.com
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    I picked up my fenix LD20 for 60 bucks well worth the money its amazing how 2 AA batteries can run something so bright. I had my brother test the strobe mode on me and wow! even in a lit environment it had me totally disoriented. It made me dizzy and I had to sit down. That may have been a stupid test to volunteer for but I know have faith in my light. There are cheaper lights out there but feel 60 bucks is a fair price for what I got
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    My EDC

    Best $20 I ever spent.

    With any 'cheap' chinese light, it's overrated, but it's still hella bright...

    I remember when maglites were the flashlight to have.

    Now I have something no bigger than a small candle that can light up a gymnasium....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bookman View Post
    I carry this one every night at work, as well as "off duty".


    http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-...opimage560.jpg
    Cool. Got a link to the item for purchase? That's the image. It's $42.95 on Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    Cool. Got a link to the item for purchase? That's the image. It's $42.95 on Amazon.

    My light is brighter and half the price

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    Ultra Fire: $14.69 + shipping
    Has 5 modes: hi, med, low, strobe and sos
    Ultra Bright LED.

    http://www.amazon.com/light-UltraFir.../dp/B004U9XONW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    Cool. Got a link to the item for purchase? That's the image. It's $42.95 on Amazon.
    On sale direct from manufacturer. $39.95 http://www.lumaforce.com/lumaforce-l...ngle-mod1.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapmonkay View Post
    Ultra Fire: $14.69 + shipping
    Has 5 modes: hi, med, low, strobe and sos
    Ultra Bright LED.

    http://www.amazon.com/light-UltraFir.../dp/B004U9XONW
    With chinese lights you NEED to check the emitter.

    That's a much dimmer model using an older emitter.

    XML = good

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    I tend to carry 3 lights actually... a COAST 975 Lenser... A Fenix E21 and a MagLite XL100 for the different variants of light that I can get... I will also carry a 3D LED Maglite if I know I am going out after dark. I have always carried a flashlight though... I hate not having white lite and being put in a situation where I would have to use my weapon, but not be able to see clearly what is going on...

    I tend to live by the adage 2 is 1, 1 is none, 3 is just right...

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