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Which one is better? This Tool AAA or EDC01?

When it arrives, this will be my first Tool AAA  - and I have never owed an EDC01. Maybe someone else can chime in.

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I don’t have the Tool AAA, only the AA versions. I do have an EDC01 though. I’d say the main differences are twisty vs clicky and TIR vs reflector. Oh, and pocket clip vs none.

I like my EDC01 for sure. It’s so small, I usually keep it clipped (suspension clip) to my shorts every night while sleeping. Granted, I swapped the LED for a 4000K Luxeon V2 and stripped the anodizing (I bought the blue, and it was more of a Tiffany blue than I thought it would be… so now it’s raw aluminum).

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Tool AAA uses the same TIR now I think. They changed it in the past few months

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You’re right, the pic shows a TIR. Oops.

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Decently built lantern mosquito killer 2 in 1. Very easy to mod and actually kills mosquitoes and all sorts of small flying bugs. Mine has a triple 219b 90cri and 3,500mah 18650, only downside is the noticeable pwn in lower modes. Lightning deal 14.99
How hard is it to swap the battery out? Soldering required?

The stock 18650 is wrapped along a protection PCB and has 2 wires out. I simply removed the tabs from the included cell and soldered a new one in. Soldering required but it is as easy as it gets when it comes to replacing integrated 18650 cells. Led swap is pretty straightforward with enough room for triples or quads.

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ActiveAl wrote:

Mystery wrote:
Which one is better? This Tool AAA or EDC01?

When it arrives, this will be my first Tool AAA  - and I have never owed an EDC01. Maybe someone else can chime in.

 AAA tool  Was considered the best Budget AAA light for years here on BLF. 

Damn fine light 

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gman7228 wrote:
30% coupon on Rofis MR50. 8 pcs. left.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PLX47QQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_...




where is the 30% off coupon? (maybe it’s only for Prime members?)

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Sorry. That could be as I’m logged in as a prime member.

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will34 wrote:
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will34 wrote:
Decently built lantern mosquito killer 2 in 1. Very easy to mod and actually kills mosquitoes and all sorts of small flying bugs. Mine has a triple 219b 90cri and 3,500mah 18650, only downside is the noticeable pwn in lower modes. Lightning deal 14.99
How hard is it to swap the battery out? Soldering required?

The stock 18650 is wrapped along a protection PCB and has 2 wires out. I simply removed the tabs from the included cell and soldered a new one in. Soldering required but it is as easy as it gets when it comes to replacing integrated 18650 cells.


But how do you get to the battery compartment? I’m not seeing any screws to take the housing apart.
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The Teslacom 12 LED soda can light is on sale through Vipon for $10.85. If you like the Skyray clones this one is ok. Finish is awesome for such an inexpensive light. I just changed the emmiters to a 3000K XML-U2 and it works pretty good.

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HONDARIDER wrote:
The Teslacom 12 LED soda can light is on sale through Vipon for $10.85. If you like the Skyray clones this one is ok. Finish is awesome for such an inexpensive light. I just changed the emmiters to a 3000K XML-U2 and it works pretty good.

I was looking at that. It reduced from $15.
Are you suggesting stock led is not good?
Doesn’t changing 12 emitters jack up the price?
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Mystery wrote:
HONDARIDER wrote:
The Teslacom 12 LED soda can light is on sale through Vipon for $10.85. If you like the Skyray clones this one is ok. Finish is awesome for such an inexpensive light. I just changed the emmiters to a 3000K XML-U2 and it works pretty good.
I was looking at that. It reduced from $15. Are you suggesting stock led is not good? Doesn’t changing 12 emitters jack up the price?

Welcome to BLF where we spend more modding lights than the light itself is worth.

Enjoy your stay.

(don’t buy this light, just start with a better one like Q8 or something for $40)

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Welcome to BLF where we spend more modding lights than the light itself is worth.

Enjoy your stay.

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Oh, how I hate you guys…

I just pulled the trigger on one-a those Teslacoms.

Like I ain’t got enough Q8s and DC7s…

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Mystery wrote:
Are you suggesting stock led is not good?

Something like 7000K Angry Blue™.

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Oh, how I hate you guys…

I just pulled the trigger on one-a those Teslacoms.

Like I ain’t got enough Q8s and DC7s…


Tempting but if I buy it I can’t hold two beer cans in my hand. Wink
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I know it’s not worth it but that is the fun in what some of us do. A $10 light with $20 worth of LED’s. Got some from Arrow (4000K) at $1.60 each. XML2’s are fairly inexpensive for most. Since I had to order $50 worth of stuff for no handling or shipping fees I ordered some XHP 70.2’s as well. Good thing about it all is I didn’t care about the extra cost. I also have 2 Q8’s and 4 Sofirn Q8’s. Emitters will be changed on those as well n the future. I just like the warmer tints. The original tint on the Teslacom is a 6500ish K which I am not a fan of.

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contactcr wrote:

Welcome to BLF where we spend more modding lights than the light itself is worth.

Enjoy your stay.

(don’t buy this light, just start with a better one like Q8 or something for $40)


HONDARIDER wrote:
I know it’s not worth it but that is the fun in what some of us do. A $10 light with $20 worth of LED’s. Got some from Arrow (4000K) at $1.60 each. XML2’s are fairly inexpensive for most. Since I had to order $50 worth of stuff for no handling or shipping fees I ordered some XHP 70.2’s as well. Good thing about it all is I didn’t care about the extra cost. I also have 2 Q8’s and 4 Sofirn Q8’s. Emitters will be changed on those as well n the future. I just like the warmer tints. The original tint on the Teslacom is a 6500ish K which I am not a fan of.

I get it.
I have more than enough hobbies where this (spending more updating than purchase price) applies and don’t want to add another hobby.
Not enough time so modifying flashlights is not what I’m looking forward to.
I would just buy and use it.
If that’s not enough, I will buy more.

My time is worth more as the minimum wage here is now over $10/hr and I don’t work at that rate, not even close. Big Smile

However, if a few minutes work will significantly improve something, I’d do that regardless of what it is.
I’m pretty good in soldering as another hobby of mine includes electronics. Wink

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Oh, how I hate you guys…

I just pulled the trigger on one-a those Teslacoms.

Like I ain’t got enough Q8s and DC7s…

Got it… nice, but ain’t terribly impressed.

Tailcap is completely devoid of any lube or O-rings.

UI is rather hideous (only cycles high/low/off, press’n‘hold for strobe). Forget about moonlight, low, or even using at night at all unless you want only bright or brighter. Imagine a Q8 that only had 50%/25%/off as its modes.

Button has a nice soft touch, but is about as waterproof as white-bread.

Angry Blue™ emitters, at least 1B if not in the 0s.

Nowhere near 10000lm, about half as bright as my DC7 (pulled the Imalents from that after doing a ceiling-bounce, put ‘em in the TC, and again tried ceiling-bounce).

Distinct unmissable flower-petal spill. Anyone remember Spirograph?

But for 11bux, it kicks ass.

Still, shelf-queen. Who’s gonna want a 11buk light that needs 30bux worth of cells?

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Hey, who posted that lead to the pair of Kiwi kitchen-knives? Thought it was over here as an amazon deal.

Got mine, hella nice for the price.

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Vipon.com has a 50% off coupon code to get a Sofirn SF02 penlight on Amazon for $6.50. I couldn’t pass up the chance for an affordable gift, especially since I have free Prime shipping.

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They also have a killer deal on the Sofirn SP40 headlamp: $15. Looks like you can grab a coupon but can’t use it yet as Amazon doesn’t have stock right now.

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They also have a killer deal on the Sofirn SP40 headlamp: $15. Looks like you can grab a coupon but can’t use it yet as Amazon doesn’t have stock right now.
I was just about to post this. Try this link instead the one listed on vipon, it actually came out being $13.49 not $15

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07RQ68KPB/fpv-20/

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They have stock now. Just ordered one for $13 thats insane value!! Thank you gchart!

$13 for the SP40 set including the battery and 18350 tube is crazy! And next day shipping

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Is it over? I don’t see a coupon.

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Same here. I don’t see how to get it either. Help appreciated…. Smile

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koss wrote:
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They also have a killer deal on the Sofirn SP40 headlamp: $15. Looks like you can grab a coupon but can’t use it yet as Amazon doesn’t have stock right now.
I was just about to post this. Try this link instead the one listed on vipon, it actually came out being $13.49 not $15

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B07RQ68KPB/fpv-20/

Thanks for posting. Just got one for $13.49.

If you can’t find the deal at Vipon, search for “Sofirn”.

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This this

I just went to Vipon and searched for “Sofirn”

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Same here. I don’t see how to get it either. Help appreciated…. Smile

Here you go:

http://m.vipon.com/#/details/6465074

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