Does such a 1xAA light exist...

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Does such a 1xAA light exist...

I’m considering the Klarus Mi7, but then I read more about it and other lights, and there are some features that I wish were different.

Is there a light that meets these criteria:

  • 1xAA or 1×14500 protected (Manker E11 doesn’t fit protected 14500s)
  • can be carried on keychain
  • 500 lm or more max. output
  • available in NW
  • always comes on in a low mode, and can be cycled upward through the modes (Klarus MI7 comes on in High, or if you turn it on in moonlight mode, can’t cycle upward through other modes)
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If you shift battery size to 16340, which has the same capacity at the 14500, the Olight s1, or the mini will fit the bill of what your looking for. Press and hold, the light will come on in a low mode. 1 click for high, or 2 clicks from off to turbo. You can do the same thing with the s1A, which is AA, or 14500, but it is considerable larger.

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I can’t find anything. There’s a group buy for the Utorch UT01 open until Dec 15. Similar to the E11 but I am not sure if it takes protected cells, there’s a chance it may.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50900

The Jet-1 MK has mode memory so if you leave in the low mode it will re-start there every time… that’s the closest I can find.

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Jetbeam Jet-1 MK

1xAA or 1×14500 protected (Manker E11 doesn’t fit protected 14500s)

I use the protected Sanyos from Mountain Electronics without any problems.

can be carried on keychain

Twisty with a very strong attachment point on the tail.

500 lm or more max. output

‘Only’ 480 lumens but your eye won’t be able to tell the difference.

available in NW

OK here is the potential sticking point. Cool white but a solid white, no blue/purple tint.

always comes on in a low mode, and can be cycled upward through the modes

The Jet-1 has memory so it will come on in whatever mode you used last. If you want it to come on in low, turn it off while in low. Mode order is L – M – H.

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Thanks everybody for your help. Much appreciated.

DMS1970, I do like the S1A, but it’s a bit pricey and I don’t love the 1-minute step-down.

Kramer5150, I like the Manker E11 except that it doesn’t take protected 14500s, so if the Utorch does, and gets a good review, that might be the one.

Kramer5150 and Kindle, I don’t like memory, so that Jetbeam one is out.

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Klarus Mi7 fit the bill perfect!
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/50943

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
Klarus Mi7 fit the bill perfect!

Thanks, I did almost buy one, but I don’t want my edc light to come on in high mode. I’m hoping to find a light that starts in low and will cycle up through the modes.