1*AA light with true moonlight mode under $20

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MountainKing wrote:
I think moonlight is not offered as it is not a ‘mode’ non-flashaholics would find useful. It would not sell much I think. The default med/high/strobe catters for the silent majority out there is my bet….

That’s a good point. I forget most people that buy lights aren’t like us.

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They will probably accept $10 for this flashlight.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/XTAR-WK50-CREE-R5-LED-150Lm-Mini-fashionable-AA-Ni-MH-Flashlight-color-pink-/301333492086?hash=item4628e03176:g:AdkAAOSwGvhT~r4K

They work well but the beam is not neutral white, it is bright white.
However, if you can solder just 2 wires you can replace the emitter with one of these and have fabulous warm white.
The moonlight is great for a late night house light. High is nice and bright and warm. Think old incandescent Maglight warm.

https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001905/1921703-cree-xp-g2-r5-350lm...

Note you get 5 emitters for this price, so lot’s of leftovers for future light upgrades.

I have done this mod on 3 of these Xtars and am very happy. With an Eneloop battery it pulls 1.06 amps on high and still has a nice moonlight at .08 amps.
Flashlight does have low pwm but it has never bothered me.
This WK50 has a forward clicky and best of all it has mode memory. So if you want it to always come on in Moonlight, you can do that.

So there ya have it, all for less than $20

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OrionLight wrote:
I've scoured this forum thinking there would be many recent recommendations but only found posts from 2012 and 2013. So I'm looking for a 2015 update. Saw the Olight s15r sale from GB but I'm not particularly interested in the fancy charging option. Too many things to go wrong. The simpler the better. Reverse clicky with good mode spacing would be nice but the true moonlight mode is a must. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance everyone! Under $20

The price looks nice,and I want to know you want buy the flashlight for what?

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Right now, the only practical use I would have for it would be to check on the baby or go in her room to get something out of the storage cabinets without waking her up. The 1 lumen mode I have on my EA41 is still too much.

And while that price on the Olight is great, I really don’t want to deal with the hassle of the Gear Best shipping issues.

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OrionLight wrote:
I wonder why budget lights don’t offer a moonlight mode.
I think it’s because they seem to know that these wimpy batteries we have to use will be giving you all the dimness (“dimnity”?? “dimnation”??) you want, and that right soon. Plus, the time/effort/cost to add a function few “normal” users want, and can accomplish just by cupping their hands, doesn’t jostle the Cost-Benefit-Analysis needle enough to justify it; but that doesn’t explain the stupid, annoying, deal-killing, FTW blinky BS…
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Is it harder to drive the light at that low of a current and keep it stable?
No. If it’s micro-amps you want, we can give you all the micro-amps you need. The other end of the current scale is the hard part. One possible alleged “problem” with LEDs is they don’t emit the same color(s) at different current levels. Not that I could rightly apprehend the kind of eyes that could tell that much difference at that any level of illumination, but I’m just…

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Dimbo The Blinky wrote:
One possible alleged “problem” with LEDs is they don’t emit the same color(s) at different current levels. Not that I could rightly apprehend the kind of eyes that could tell that much difference at that any level of illumination, but I’m just…

I’ve taken pictures of my various lights with moonlight modes, on both moonlight and on maximum (compensating the exposure time of course), and I can’t see any difference in tint in the images. They are current controlled, not PWM, so if there is a tint-shift, I should be able to see it. Obviously, the tint-shift is pretty minor.

Besides, at moonlight level, your eyes don’t perceive much colour anyway. I much prefer neutral or warm white, but at moonlight levels I’m fine with cool-white too.

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