Looking for a new 1xAA... again :)

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ValuseekeR wrote:
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I couldn’t help but to recommend Jaxman E3 as it fits all your criterias you need

Yeah, the E3 was a close second. I went with the T10 mainy because I’ll have it tomorrow with Amazon and for the bonus diffuser. I’ll keep it in mind though. May actually have to get an E2 Big Smile

You made a good decision. My T10t with diffuser has gone to camping with me three years in a roll. It is the perfect tent light hanging down from the top.

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sesgum wrote:
ValuseekeR wrote:
power911 wrote:
I couldn’t help but to recommend Jaxman E3 as it fits all your criterias you need

Yeah, the E3 was a close second. I went with the T10 mainy because I’ll have it tomorrow with Amazon and for the bonus diffuser. I’ll keep it in mind though. May actually have to get an E2 Big Smile

You made a good decision. My T10t with diffuser has gone to camping with me three years in a roll. It is the perfect tent light hanging down from the top.


He sent it back because of tint issues.

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I’d say the hardest part is finding a good driver for the AA like the xeno has . the xtar has PWM and although it’s cheap and a fairly low low mode it ain’t all that . I have a Xeno Es1 v1 that I bought from 264 here on BLF that kind of clicks all your buttons
except the two way clip ..it’s tail down reflector up in your pocket or light forward on a ball cap
AA only light with a NW xpg2 with a nice NW tint(and i’m a huge tint snob) also a very usable one lumen low .

Med /low/high
it’s the exact same size as the eagletac d25A which i would suggest to you too if you could get one with a nichia in it …Same size means it can use the super cool eagletac diffuser

EDC + still has it with the WW maybe you can find a NW

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http://www.banggood.com/Cree-XP-G2-R5-Brass-5-Mode-AA-Mini-LED-Flashlight-p-947696.html nice red /rosey tint …but no clip
low med high and no moon great lil light

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Well, in update that was highly anticipated by no one, after over a year I finally bought a 1xAA that checks most of my boxes. Big Smile

I just received the Maratac AA copper, Rev 5. It’s a twisty instead of a clicky, but it’s very smooth and easy to operate with one hand unlike my LD01, which was the primary concern pushing me away from a twist UI.

-Nice warmish-neutral Nichia.
-Very compact
-Really good deep carry clip, also reversible
-Good twisty action
-No moonlight, but starts on Low which I like for edc
-The copper and machining are really nice
-I think these have pwm(?,) but if so it’s not detectable/bothersome to me.
-Squeaked in under my initial $50 budget. Option Gray had the best price when I was looking and I got a 1st time purchase coupon which took it down to ~$47.5 out the door. (Still makes it my most expensive light, but it seems reasonable for the quality and for checking so many of my boxes.)

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