$3 EDC Flashlight – MXDL 3W
Can’t bring yourself to spend $35 on a flashlight for your EDC? After getting in the habit of carrying my FourSevens Preon 2, I always have a light in my pocket now. The Preon 2 is a great light, but it isn’t cheap. After having the misplaced the thing a few times, I’ve looked around and picked up a few super affordable lights to carry instead of risking loosing my Preon permanently.
In comes the MXDL 3w. This little light is perfect for my EDC needs. It’s light, compact, turns on when I push the button, and off when I push it again.
- 3W LED (70 Lumens)
- Powered by 1 AAA Battery
- Single Mode
- Push Button Tail Cap
- Pocket Clip
- 1.6-3.7 hour runtime
- Aluminum Body
- 0.85 oz (without battery)
- 3.62″ (L) x 0.55″(D)
It’s hard to beat the MDXL as a carry option. At 3.5 inches and less than 1oz, good luck finding a light as bright, rugged and as affordable as this one. The single AAA powered light is O-ring sealed at both the emitter head and tail cap, but don’t plan on diving with it. The rings are enough to keep it functioning after a drop in a puddle or a creek while hiking.
The tail cap snaps positively and shouldn’t actuate in the pocket. The Preon 2 had that problem, forcing me to pick up the flat tail cap to keep from accidentally turning the light on. The single mode light gives you about 70 lumens on a fresh battery that should run at least 3 hours or so.
This light is great to carry in the pocket or clipped onto the pocket with the provided clip. The clip is strong and offers a firm hold.
This isn’t the only light I’ve picked up from Tmart.