A Maglite is a gateway drug to a serious flashlight addiction. Surefires, Streamlights and Fenixes are the hard stuff. I’ve got one of each now and I’m still looking for the perfect light.
My perfect every day carry flashlight de jeur would have a CREE LED bulb which is the most efficient thing going. It would use AA batteries for easy availability and the option to use Lithium AAs for higher output. It would have a tailcap switch for better ergonomics. Finally, because today’s high output LEDs are too bright at full power for some applications it would offer at least two light levels – high and low.
I thought this Fenix L2D CE Q5 was the light for me, but the tailcap switch is too sensitive and the body isn’t grippy enough. On the plus side it meets my other requirements and the light output of the CREE is amazing – even better than the Surefire E2D but with twice the battery life on high. (Want the Fenix? Make me an offer.)
The Internet has a new way to enable our madness. People these days are posting flashlight videos to YouTube.
- NiteCore Defender Infinity (the current object of my lumen lust)
- Fenix P2D, P3D + comparisons
- Fenix P3D CE Flashlight
Doc’s first video shows just how far behind Maglite has fallen compared to the little LED lights that fit in your pocket and run forever.
- Flashlight Comparisons – Fenix vs Surefire & Maglight
- Flashlight Comparisons – Fenix vs Surefire & Maglight Part 2
- Fenix Diffusers on P3D CE & P3D Premium 100 Rebel Torches
- Fenix TK10
Doc Speaks Out! This guy really makes me want to buy something from him.