About myself: I have been active in the flashlight community since 2009 when I first signed up to Candlepowerforums. 2 years later I joined the clan at BLF (budgetlightforum) where I stayed most of my time.
Country: the Netherlands
My first LED flashlight: a 2006 Taskforce Super 1 watt flashlight with Luxeon LED. (direct drive). See the link for the picture.
Current favorite flashlight: Depends on the situation. For a large thrower, I like the Acebeam K75. I have an old Fenix LD01 on my keys, that sometimes gets replaced with the MBI HF. Favorite tactical flashlight: Malkoff MDC bodyguard v2. I have the Malkoff in my pocket when I do beam shots at night, in the middle of nowhere. I basically have a flashlight for each occasion. And my 'nicest' flashlight is currently the Reylight Krystal.
Favorite flashlight brand: I have been very fond of Sunwayman in the past, but they dropped the ball a few years ago. Acebeam is probably in the top 3 of my list as of now.
Other hobbies: Photography and eneloop batteries (I'm ChibiM)
About myself: IT worker by day, daddy by night. I stumbled across the deep hole that is the flashlight enthusiast world early 2019 via /r/flashlight, and the smoking crater that used to resemble my wallet is evidence of how deep the addiction runs.
My first LED flashlight: First real light was the Olight S Mini Cu; it’s still in pieces on my workbench after the e-switch decided to implode (Olight, if you’re listening, I’d love to be able to get a new driver for it!)
Current favorite flashlight: Primary carry is my FW3A with sw45k 219B; the BLF C01S is on my keys, and headlamp rotates between Sofirn SP40 (4000K LH351D) and Wowtac A2S (5000K LH351D).
Favorite flashlight brand: I’m very impressed with the way Convoy, Sofirn, and Astrolux take on feedback from the community, and they’re definitely in the price range that works best for me at the moment. Lumintop have also been very helpful when I’ve had a question! Looking forward to branching upwards and seeing what the big hitters have.
Other hobbies: I’m a volunteer firefighter in the NSW RFS in my spare time.
Reviews by Owen:
About myself:Working as a Control an Automation Engineer, i work with all kinds of technical stuff, IT, Functional Safety Related, software and hardware related, but flashlights are my favorite
Country: The Netherlands
My first LED flashlight: The famous sipik sk68 with a Q5 LED
Current favorite flashlight: I find it very hard to name just one light being my favorite, because they all have elements I like or dislike.
I like Convoy lights because they're very well built and affordable. Currently I like my Convoy L21a very much, but it's difficult to EDC, that's were my Acebeam TK16 comes in, but the tint is a little cold, so thats were my Emisar D4 with 18350 and 3000K SST20 comes in, but that has a sideswitch which is easily turned on by accident. I could go on and on, talking about flashlights with their pros and cons LOL.
Favorite flashlight brand: Convoy, Acebeam, Jaxman, Emisar, Reylight, oops, did I have to name only one ?
Other hobbies: I'm a volunteer for the yearly flower parade event in my town. I help with several technical things like building, welding, painting, etc.
Reviews by Peter:
About myself: I have been intrigued by flashlights since I was very little when I picked up my first Maglite and started shining it around the back yard to see how far it goes. I became engaged in the community first through BLF in 2017 and now I have my own growing YouTube channel (LumenChaser) where I do flashlight reviews.
Country: United States of America
My first LED flashlight: Ultrafire Zoomie
Current favorite flashlight: Foursevens Mini TURBO Mkiii
Favorite flashlight brand: Acebeam
Other hobbies: I also make custom modded flashlights
Reviews by Mike
About myself: I am a university student working towards becoming an airline pilot. A year or two ago I set out looking for the best flashlight for night flights, so I made a post on r/flashlight asking for advice. I got plenty of advice, and my collection has only grown since!
My first LED flashlight: Technically, my first LED flashlight was probably something given away at a trade show. However, I consider the Manker E03H to be my first light, and I still use it on every night flight!
Current favorite flashlight: Well, while my EDC is a Emisar D4 (with 219C emitters), I have to go with the Thrunite Catapult V6, because it brings joy to the face of anyone who sees its beam cut through the night sky.
Favorite flashlight brand: Convoy has to be my favorite brand – whether buying a light directly from them or building it from parts they supply, I’ve never had a bad experience with a Convoy product.
Other hobbies: Photography is my other main hobby – feel free to check out my shots at www.ForsenFoto.com.
Reviews by Richmond
About myself: University student currently studying in electrical engineering. Worked in the luminaire lighting industry for a short while, chemical plating, and other jobs in science based fields. Anything related to chemistry, and electricity is something that I absolutely love. Mechanical stuff is also my thing now.
My first LED flashlight: Astrolux S42
Current favorite flashlight: Fireflies PL47
Favorite flashlight brand: -
Other hobbies: Anything related to springs in general for some reason. Love anything related to chemistry in the daily world(cleaning, compost, etc). Taking care of a nice planet, and of course, reading!
Reviews by Zak
About myself: My friends describe me as a weird person. Maybe it’s because I enjoy sleeping in a tent in the middle of the forest all alone and listen to country music. Or, maybe it’s because I watch anime… hard to tell. I also enjoy listening to music – sad thing about life is that there is no background music.
My first LED flashlight: Modded Solarforce L2P I bought – it was a really good and bright flashlight back then. I still have it – great flashlight, it even survived my bike accident in which I nearly died.
Current favorite flashlight: Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia + FW1A Pro or Imalent DM70 is my favorite combination for hiking.
Favorite flashlight brand: Armytek for headlamps, Convoy and Lumintop for other flashlights.
Other hobbies: Hiking, especially in the mountains, and traveling.