WHAT FLASHLIGHT AAA SHOULD I BUY ?

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WHAT FLASHLIGHT AAA SHOULD I BUY ?

Hellow I need suggestions to buy AAA flashlight. I analyze several options.
Sofirn c01s
Lumintop tool aaa
Lumintop edc01
Lumintop IYP07
Thurnite Ti3 v2
Jetbeam jet U.

And I admite new options. Thanks.

Or maybe I should wait to new mode option of sofirn Moonlight – Low – High / High – Low – Moonlight (2 mode groups)

(Price,brightness, tint, battery life….)

Edited by: Canitocr7 on 11/07/2019 - 06:20
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it depends what u want ? i have the lumintop tool aaa in nichia, its a very nice light but not very bright. Other good light is the olight i3t.

Sofirn c01s if u can find it is probably a good option also.

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The Tool AAA with Nichia, as mortuus said, is a good versatile pick. I have one and love it to bits. Although they don’t seem to make the aluminium one with a reflector anymore, and I have no familiarity with the Osram LEDs they’re using now.

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Tool AAA Ti. The click switch on the normal one is too easy to operate unintentionally

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Thanks for your answers friends, Maybe sofirn sp10s is too big to keychain. I think that C01s is a great option.

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One of my favorite EDC flashlights is the single AAA/14500 BLF 348:

Here are some of its features:

  • Body: Stainless steel (a little heavy but very durable)
  • CRI: Minimum 90
  • Tint: Neutral white ( 4745 - 5310K )
  • LED: Nichia NVSW219BT-V1
  • Beam: Homogeneous and pleasant
  • Switch Location: Tail Cap
  • Mode: 1 (ON/OFF)
  • Battery Type: 10440,AAA

Makes a great gift!

YouTube review.

It would be interesting to hear your final selection along with the rational behind it. I see that you only have three posts so "Welcome to BLF!"

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Thanks is very nice

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Canitocr7 wrote:
Thanks for your answers friends, Maybe sofirn sp10s is too big to keychain. I think that C01s is a great option.

For more options, go to GearBest.com, BangGood.com, or AliExpress.com and search for key chain lights.  I expect that all three sites ship to Spain. 

 

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Canitocr7 wrote:
Lumintop tool aaa

available today:
the Copper Tool w Nichia from drop.com

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I carry the Olight i3T EOS on my wallet and find it to be a reliable 2 mode flashlight!
It is Low-High, cool white LED, and it is a physically robust light.

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mortuus wrote:
it depends what u want ? i have the lumintop tool aaa in nichia, its a very nice light but not very bright. Other good light is the olight i3t.

Sofirn c01s if u can find it is probably a good option also.

Looks like the OSRAM version will be $10 on 11/11. 5/32/110 lumens, no 10440 support. Has anyone seen the OSRAM version?

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I bought a very cheap (sells for $3.99)
U`King AAA flashlight and I like it a lot
it was a flash sale purchase / bought for .99 cents delivered

it is bright and it feels well made,
guessing it is about 120 lm (Ebay listings state 3000-3999 Lumens)…lol

the tail switch has only one mode – on – off

I keep it by the bed
I actually liked it enough that I bought a second one

eBay item number:372560031543
Features:
Super mini size, Flashlight.
Skid-proof design & waterproof design.
Clip for convenience carry.
Working voltage is wide and can utilize the batteries in the largest extent.
Uses: Hiking, Riding,Camping, Emergency,
Specifications:
Colour: Black
Light Color :White
Material: Aluminum alloy
Model of LED: XPE 395NM LED
Switch:1-Mode
Battery: 1 * AAA Battery (battery no included)
Size: 10mm * 890mm
Weight: 24g

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Manker E02H, comes with headband and tail magnet. Nichia has a nice tint.
http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e02h-aaa-headlamp-220-lumen-angle-head...

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Photonica wrote:
mortuus wrote:
it depends what u want ? i have the lumintop tool aaa in nichia, its a very nice light but not very bright. Other good light is the olight i3t. Sofirn c01s if u can find it is probably a good option also.
Looks like the "OSRAM version":https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32983084205.html?spm=2114.12010610.81483... will be $10 on 11/11. 5/32/110 lumens, no 10440 support. Has anyone seen the OSRAM version?

 

I probably would opt for the non-magnetic version and pay only $8.82 per light on 11.11. I would really like to know the OSRAM LED tint and beam quality? And wish it came in blue! Thanks!

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I have one of those AAA Tool Version2

It has a nice pebbled Tir that produces a smooth broad beam.
The Osram is not High CRI, but on mine the LED was changed to High CRI, since that is the only type of LED I choose to use.

That is why I suggested the Nichia version of the Copper Tool..
Nichia = High CRI

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jon_slider wrote:
I have one of those AAA Tool Version2 It has a nice pebbled Tir that produces a smooth broad beam. The Osram is not High CRI, but on mine the LED was changed to High CRI, since that is the only type of LED I choose to use. That is why I suggested the Nichia version of the Copper Tool.. Nichia = High CRI

What is the approx. color temperature of the Tool AAA OSRAM? Thanks!

Edit:

I realized that I purchased a non-magnetic Tool AAA OSRAM (for $7.60) during an Amazon US lightening deal a few months ago. The color temperature is cool white (@ 6500K) with a noticeable blue tint - pretty much a deal killer for me.  The one I have stays in the box and will be gifted some day.

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**I like Titanium as I’m around salt water. I picked up 3 of the Massdrop (now it’s just Drop) Blue Titanium AAA Flashlight at $35 each. If you don't want to pay that much then there is the Astrolux Ti3A Titanium Nichia 219C for $20 (twistys). Doesn’t Astrolux also have a nice non-titanium AAA for @$7-8?

I’m happy with all of them.**

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Cu-Tool Nichia nice but too big.

AAA Tool bad tint.

C01S is a heckuva light. Small, straightforward UI, nice beam/tint.

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Friends What is your opinión of Lumintop edc01 ?

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Canitocr7 wrote:
Friends What is your opinión of Lumintop edc01 ?

I like it as long as you don’t mind Med – High – Low rotation. And the new ones added on-time memory. And I think it only comes in cool white. I have some but have swapped emitters. And the UI isn’t my favorite but I’m flexible, especially considering the small size and price.
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Canitocr7 wrote:
Friends What is your opinión of Lumintop edc01 ?

The version of the EDE01 I own seems to be a Tool AAA in a different case. They have the same: three modes (L, M, H) with the same outputs, the same OSRAM LED, the same beaded lense, the same CW tint. The only real difference I can see is case style and the switch type. The EDC01 (picture below) is twisty and is thus shorter. 

 

And here is the Tool AAA:

I own them both but don't use either one because of the off-putting (to me) bluish-white color temperature.  With different LEDs, they would be great lights IMHO. 

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ActiveAI thanks for your answer, and nice to meet you. Also, Thanks to everyone for your answers. Thanks for the welcome in blf.
I think that BLF 348 is a great option, but maybe a bit long 8,9 cm, for the keychain. In 8.9 cm also is Sofirn sp10s.

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I would say if you can find one get the Fenix E05. Sure it’s not a new model but it’s one of the best aaa flaslight. I have the Fenix E05, Lumintop Tool, Sofirn C01S and i would take the E05 anyday. In fact, it’s my main edc light during the day attached to my keychain. C01S is also a good light but the drawback is it only has 2 modes so either you would get not enough light or you can only use the light for 30 minutes before battery run out.

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I own and really enjoy the Sofirn C01S. The tint and high CRI on it might seem like a novelty at first but its something that you start to really appreciate over time. The build quality is really good too.

Depending on whether you’re in a hurry or not, they are planning to release the (IMO superior) low/high mode group in the future. Might be something to keep an eye on.

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reylight pineapple mini is also a nice light, its in copper tho.

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ActiveAl wrote:

One of my favorite EDC flashlights is the single AAA/14500 BLF 348:


  • LED: Nichia NVSW219BT-V1
  • Just FYI, the current BLF348 doesn’t use 219b anymore. They’ve been 219c with worse tint for almost two years now.

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    maukka wrote:
    ActiveAl wrote:

    One of my favorite EDC flashlights is the single AAA/14500 BLF 348:

    • LED: Nichia NVSW219BT-V1

    Just FYI, the current BLF348 doesn't use 219b anymore. They've been 219c with worse tint for almost two years now.

    Maukka, what is your preferred small (i.e. AAA) light?  Thanks!

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    I carry the Yuji Sofirn C01. Yeah, that’s not available anymore either Sad

    2nd choice is 219b Lumintop Tool Cu with Ti electronic tail switch.

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    Thrunite Ti XP-L V6

    Under 20 $, low moonlight + good max lumens, glow in the dark diffuser included and nice neutral/warm white tint. I been carrying this with my keys some years now. Twisty is ok, but for my next aaa light tail switch is a must. Ti or ss body would be nice too because these little ones take the most beating.

     

     

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    BazzH wrote:
    Tool AAA Ti. The click switch on the normal one is too easy to operate unintentionally

    Stellar little light, I love mine. For keychain carry I would look at the Thrunite Ti3 or Ti XPL as I prefer twisties there. I like the Lumintop Stainless Worm on my keys but sometimes flip flop to the Ti XPL.

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    MoreLumens wrote:

    Thrunite Ti XP-L V6

    Under 20 $, low moonlight + good max lumens, glow in the dark diffuser included and nice neutral/warm white tint. I been carrying this with my keys some years now. Twisty is ok, but for my next aaa light tail switch is a must. Ti or ss body would be nice too because these little ones take the most beating.

     

     

    This is a beautiful light with great mode spacing! So I just purchased one in warm tint - with $3.95 flat rate shipping. Love that it is a twisty and only 67.4 mm in length. Thanks!

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