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SOOO MANY 1xAAA FLASHLIGHTS.......ugh

Discussion in 'Technology' started by akaryanreynolds, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Feb 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    akaryanreynolds

    akaryanreynolds [OP] STRIKER TRD

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    So I'm looking to replace my 2 lumen Maglite solitaire and originally I was just going to buy the new LED version but I did a little searching around on the web and I found that there are TONS of 1xAAA edc light available and almost all of them are better then the mag. Any opinions on what you have for your everyday carry light????? Right now I'm looking at the Tank007 E09. I'm not going to be running the light on a 10440 Li-ion battery so that is not needed to be factored in. I pretty much want a really really bright light that has the option to run on a lesser power mode to conserve battery if needed. Oh and I will also be carrying it next to my leatherman wave in the nylon belt sheath, so anything keychain related is not a factor. Any help out there????:confused:

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    Not using one of these

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  2. Feb 25, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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    Alaskan toy

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    I like that the Arc is regulated that's definitely a MUST, the tail clicker on the Inovas is cool too!
     
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  5. Feb 25, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    Fenix LD01 mang

    trust me :D ...very bright 3 levels on 1xAAA

    and should you find a 10440 lying around, the LD01 will have no problems with it,
    it will be a whole lot brighter (and hotter)
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    Whats the deal with this light, I've been reading a lot and it keeps coming up as the best but it doesn't have the brightest lumens rating, whats with that? And when you say no problem handling the 10440, is that with out modification? And hotter to the point that you cant us it or it burns your hand!?

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    with a 10440 it'll get hot enough to tell you not to grab the bright end,
    but also crazy bright. there won't be much need to keep it on max anyway...
    ya see, it doesn't have huge heatsinking...so it'll warm up on a 10440, but
    no one I know of is cabable of killing an LD01 by leaving it on high...you can
    still hold the light OK...but for reals....after 5 minutes put it on medium....

    why Fenix recommended ? pretty bombproof...it if futzes up all you need
    to do is Q-tip the contacts a bit. all twisties eventually need the contact
    rings cleaned a tad. Fenix is available in a lot of locations. they have
    serial number lookup so you can know what bin your LED is

    I have 3 of these and they all work great. It is just one of a few excellent AAA lights
    and being 3 level, and able to handle a 4.2 volt with no mods
    (really, just insert the 10440 and no fireworks) makes it the 'standard
    reply' to what is a good AAA EDC

    I like it because:

    a) on is mid level, twist is low, twist is high, twist back to med, repeat.
    simple.

    b) easy to turn on with one hand (threads and o ring and the knurling are perfect for this)

    c) takes a 10440 IMR for pupil popping lumens

    d) standard AAA still runs this plenty bright

    e) small like all AAA twisties


    if you don't want Fenix the next best thing is a DQG III
    http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1053
    specify magnetic tail (optional) or glow in the dark (default)
    seriously...I got one of these DQG's and immediately ordered 2 more for gifts


    FenixLD01 on high with Duracell Alkaline
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    FenixLD01 on high with IMR 10440 at 4.07 volts
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    That is a big nono where I am from... producing those kind of light levels will end up getting you 25-life. Do you have any idea what something with that kind of power could do to someone's pupils?
     
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    challenge accepted
     
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    Just found this thread so sorry for the revive. I just got my LED Solitaire in the mail today and I am pretty impressed. I guess anything is impressive over my old 2 lumen solitaire though. I am just partial to Maglite and their commitment of being a USA based company, I just love how all there stuff is made here.

    It throws light pretty far (you can light up tree tops but its not super bright or anything) and has 37 lumens. Having EDC the old solitaire in my pocket for a little less than a year I know what to expect. Sadly the lens is plastic so it is gonna get scratched up by my keys like the old one, and the body also gets nicked up. For $15 bucks though (plus shipping), its a solid little light. I know that all those other ones are more powerful and probably cooler, even have a glass lens, but I like this little thing. I do want one of those but I bought this one cause well, its a mag.
     
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