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Streamlight Twin-Task 1L

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I've been running with this flashlight for around 4 months now. Not as my dedicated EDC light, but as an occasional carry for testing purposes. I picked it up as a special buy at my local hardware store for the price of $24.95. Here are my thoughts:

At first I hesitated to purchase this flashlight. It's awkward shape and lack of carry options ( no pocket clip or sheath ) almost turned me away. Now it does have a lanyard attached on the back so that did help my decision to buy it somewhat.
This is not an extremely powerful flashlight, 240 lumens max, but I've never believed I had the need for daily carry of any more than this flashlight puts out. There are three lighting modes: Spot @ 240 lumens, spot/flood @ 200 lumens, and flood @ 60 lumens. This lends to the awkward shape of the flashlight, a larger bell shaped head that houses a deep reflector for beam distance at 240 lumens, and a soft wide spread beam for the wider angle spot/flood and flood modes.
I really like the 60 lumen flood for night walks as it lights the immediate area around you really well without calling much attention to you as you walk down the street/trail. I like the smooth diffused illumination of the flood beam. However, should I need a stronger beam it's only a click away. The on/off switch is located on the barrel of the flashlight, no tail switch. The entire operation of the flashlight is through this switch. First click is high, the second click if done within 3 seconds is medium, the third click if done within 3 seconds is low, and the fourth click will turn the light off. However, if you are in one of the modes for more than 3 seconds the next click will be off. This is a very easily operated flashlight with a straight forward operation, no double clicks or hold downs are needed.
Now Streamlight claims the beam from the 240 lumen mode will illuminate to a distance of 121 meters ( 396 feet or 132 yards ). I really didn't test to see if this is the reality, however in playing around with it it gives a solid bright beam on my backyard fence which is 75 yards from the front of my house. The spot/flood also reaches it with a wider beam. I'm happy with this because for all practical purposes that's more than what I ever really need.
The body is aluminum with a knurled grip with the solid construction you expect from Streamlight. It runs off of one CR123 battery.
I am happy with this flashlight to the point that I bought two more, one just to have a second, and one as a gift. If you are looking for a good general purpose EDC flashlight you'd not go wrong with this one.

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Oddly enough, for the past 2 years, I have been using a "Coast" brand LED pen light from the camping aisle a Walmart as my EDC light. Only 180 (I  think) lumens, pretty small and light, doesn't click on by accident, and fits easily in my inside vest pocket. Honestly, I  haven't needed a bigger light, except once , in all that time, and I  just had to reach down into my truck door pocket for a d-cell maglite.

Then again, you can never have too many flashlights :)

 

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4 hours ago, Wyzyrd said:

Oddly enough, for the past 2 years, I have been using a "Coast" brand LED pen light from the camping aisle a Walmart as my EDC light. Only 180 (I  think) lumens, pretty small and light, doesn't click on by accident, and fits easily in my inside vest pocket. Honestly, I  haven't needed a bigger light, except once , in all that time, and I  just had to reach down into my truck door pocket for a d-cell maglite.

Then again, you can never have too many flashlights :)

 

I have a Coast HX5 flashlight I use at work. It's only 130 lumens. Got it 3 years ago for $7.95 at WalMart. It's been thru some rough times and still works as new. Anyway, 130 lumens is adequate for what I do at work. But if it isn't I have a 180 lumen flashlight stashed in my tool bag.

 

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