Asking for a multi AA thrower for my dad.

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Asking for a multi AA thrower for my dad.

Today my dad asked me for advice when he saw that horrible add of THIS flashlight.
You might know it as the “amazing secret militairy super flashlight that can light up the milkyway” that you can buy on Ebay for 7$.

I want to give him a thrower for his birthday that runs on multiple AA’s, no lithium ion batteries unless it sits safely inside the light and can be internally recharged.
Though I love him with all my heart I just don’t want him to recharge li-ion’s, because I know that he is a bit careless when it comes to electronic safety.
An internal lithium battery would only be ok if it is 100% fool proof, just plug in any micro usb cable into any usb wall adapter without danger.
And can be connected to a charger for serveral days without problems.

He told me he wants a cool white led, no tail button, modes are nice but must be simple “don’t want him calling me in the middle of the night asking how to turn the strobe mode off”.
Maybe a zoom option, and he loves the 1 inch diameter tube so no soda can light, price arround 60 euro.

Any ideas?

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I have this light and love it!!!

Crelant V4A

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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I bought the Rofis TR20 for my dad. Internal recharge, side switch, twist head, cigar style…

http://www.rofislight.com/products/rofis-tr20/

also bought him a tiny On the Road m3

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_361933.html

check out the Rofis!

cheers!

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The V4A is an XP-L Hi that is driven fairly hard. It will throw 130 yards.

EDC rotation:
Convoy S2+, 6*7135, XM-L2 3D, 10 degree TIR, PilotDog lighted tailcap.
Convoy S2+, H17F, XM-L2 4C, lighted tailcap
Zebralight SC52w-L2
Olight S1A
Olight S1R

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UF F13? Takes a 26650, but has a sleeve for an 18650, and includes a 3×AAA adapter. Rather throwy, similar to an XM-L C8, ie, a fairly wide spot. 10bux and change from GB w/ code.

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_5499.html

Get the code from Fin17.

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

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mattlward wrote:
I have this light and love it!!!

“Crelant V4A”:http://www.banggood.com/CRELANT-V4A-XP-L-HI-AA-1052LM-Camping-Outdoor-ED...


Fits all your criteria….
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I have Thrunite TN4A. 4 x AA, XHP HI.
Now Gearbest has nise offer for something more poweffull – EA8 and EA81. Both are 8 x AA, second one is 2000 lumens.

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The Thrunite TN4A HI is a nice little light.
I reviewed one of those not too long back HERE (neutral tint , but comes in several) and I was really impressed with the quality and the output from the 4 cell AA light.

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No soda cans right?

It’s difficult to find a 1 inch diameter light that is also thrower. Even in the 2 x AA format, there’s not many side switching lights out there. You can try this but it’s not a thrower: http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e12-650-lumens-cree-xp-l-v5-led-flashl...

The Jaxman M2 looks to be a nice 2xAA thrower but a tail clicky and more than 1 in diameter.

If you’re looking to stretch the budget a bit the Eagtac GX25A3 would be a nice option: http://www.eagletac.com/html/gx25a3/index.html
3xAA with 1.5in head, not as thick as a soda can light but enough for decent throw with XPL-HI..it’s just a little pricey, and the xpl-hi version doesn’t seem to be available yet.

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I was going to recommend the LED Lenser P7.2 until I read the no tail switch bit. Ticks all the other boxes.

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Thrunite TN4A is top Beer

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In 2 x AA form factor there is another offer:
Zanflare F2 LED Flashlight
Brand: zanflare
Model: F2
Emitters: Cree XP-G3
Emitters Quantity: 1
Lumens Range: 1-200Lumens
Luminous Flux: 200LM
Luminous Intensity: 2630 cd
http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_613215.html
But there is no review or feedback at the moment. And they claim 200 meters which do not correspond to candelas.

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Was going to suggest the below light…….
Nitecore EA45S because I got it for under $40 back before Christmas with a code…..but it appears to be on short supply in many places and more in the $80 USD range. I bought it for my father-in-law who prefers standard cells vs. rechargeable. It throws pretty darn well for it’s size and isn’t a “soda can” style. Very slender and low profile. 4 AA’s.

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I’ll put my two cents in. I gifted a friend recently a Thrunite 4AA light. When I did, I also sent along some Eneloops and a BQ-CC17 charger. I got the thrower version (in NW) and since they will use it for walks I would not choose the thrower again but yes to NW. However, I’ve heard a chorus of complaints from people who put alkalines in these multi (4 or 8) AA lights and then find that the cells have leaked and badly damaged the light from disuse or parasitic drain. Even though it adds to the expense, I feel pretty strongly about going with NiMH when you’re avoiding lithiums. Safer, longer life, less issues. In 2AA form there are any number of good $25-$35 lights.

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robk wrote:
I’ll put my two cents in. I gifted a friend recently a Thrunite 4AA light. When I did, I also sent along some Eneloops and a BQ-CC17 charger. I got the thrower version (in NW) and since they will use it for walks I would not choose the thrower again but yes to NW. However, I’ve heard a chorus of complaints from people who put alkalines in these multi (4 or 8) AA lights and then find that the cells have leaked and badly damaged the light from disuse or parasitic drain. Even though it adds to the expense, I feel pretty strongly about going with NiMH when you’re avoiding lithiums. Safer, longer life, less issues. In 2AA form there are any number of good $25-$35 lights.

I couldn’t agree more. I gave my dad a Nitecore EA4 about 4 years ago. I asked him about it last year and he said the alkaline batteries leaked really bad in it and he had to throw the flashlight away. He felt bad about it, and so did I. So this past year I gave him a ThruNite TN4A and told him to only use the eneloop batteries in it that I gave to him previously.

He really likes the ThruNite TN4A and it doesn’t seem too complicated to him.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Take a look at the Lumintop SD4A. I got one for my dad.

  • 4 x AA
  • No tail switch
  • Two buttons on the side, one for on/off and for modes. Keeps it simple.

I'm not sure it would be considered a thrower though. But it puts out a good amount of light, or a little light, depending on what he wants.

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The Thorfire TK4A has a fairly simple ui with moon and strobe hidden, AR lens, and decent throw due to the 4 x AA size reflector. I’d also reccomend the use of eneloops or lithium primaries in any light that uses AA’s and costs more than a few bucks.

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thanks for the great options guys!

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http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-mk41-compact-thrower-4x-aa-14500-flash...
in 60$, i think this is one of the best choice now
can run on 4*AA(or 4*14500), pocket, throw far
outperform almost all 4*AA flashlight at the current

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I also like the Convoy X3/Xintd X3. If you dedome it you’ll get that throw even higher.
I know it’s not AA format, but you mentioned LiIon with internal charger so the Manker U21/Utorch UT02 came to mind. Super throw and a micro USB charging port on the side.

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What about that new 2*AA Jaxman, fairly large head….
I love my little Thorfire TK4A soda can light but 4 AA might be a bit much

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To bad he wants a small light, the Nitecore EA81 is cheap on GB with a code.

2100+ lumens.

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I am surprised the Thrunite TN4A HI was only recommended a few times when the topic is multi AA thrower, would have thought at least 50% of replies would be TN4A HI. They should be. The quality and performance for the price is just incredible. It is my favorite light.

Have a look at PD68’s review: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49678

It is 1.7 inch in diameter. You’re not going to get a multi (more than 2) AA thrower in 1 inch in diameter. But it is still a very compact light and feels just right in the hand, once he sees the performance I have no doubt he will love it. These 4x AA lights are not “Soda Can” in my opinion, I think people see pics of them and without a size reference they think they are like the 4× 18650 just because the shape, but in fact they are much, much smaller, no where near soda can.

Here it is in PD’s hand:

Also very simple and intuitive UI that any non light person can use.

Buy some L91 batteries for him and he’s set.

It comes in cool white, and is USD $49.95

http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-tn4a-xp-l-hi-max-1050-lumen-flashlight/

Buy it and don’t think twice.

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It is interesting Jaxman brought us that dual AA with larger head.
And now Gearbest has a new light in pre sale that looks pretty promising
http://m.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_613216.html

It is almost like they read what we want Big Smile

Gonna start a topic on this one.

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The Miller wrote:
It is interesting Jaxman brought us that dual AA with larger head.
And now Gearbest has a new light in pre sale that looks pretty promising
http://m.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_613216.html

It is almost like they read what we want Big Smile

Gonna start a topic on this one.

This is not a ready-to-sell light yet , but it’s going to be good Wink

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yeah looks nice
not those small headed pen lights.
Topic here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/53887

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Both the Jaxman and the new GB light have anemic lumen outputs that are no better than some single AA lights, and neither are throwers. And, will be no more easily carried than a 4xAA IMO.

I don’t see either meeting the OP’s intentions, and I don’t see what purpose they serve in general given their size and underwhelming performance for that size.

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Nord wrote:
I am surprised the Thrunite TN4A HI was only recommended a few times when the topic is multi AA thrower, would have thought at least 50% of replies would be TN4A HI. They should be. The quality and performance for the price is just incredible. It is my favorite light.

Have a look at PD68’s review: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/49678

It is 1.7 inch in diameter. You’re not going to get a multi (more than 2) AA thrower in 1 inch in diameter. But it is still a very compact light and feels just right in the hand, once he sees the performance I have no doubt he will love it. These 4x AA lights are not “Soda Can” in my opinion, I think people see pics of them and without a size reference they think they are like the 4× 18650 just because the shape, but in fact they are much, much smaller, no where near soda can.

Here it is in PD’s hand:

Also very simple and intuitive UI that any non light person can use.

Buy some L91 batteries for him and he’s set.

It comes in cool white, and is USD $49.95

http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-tn4a-xp-l-hi-max-1050-lumen-flashlight/

Buy it and don’t think twice.

Agree with this one…….very nice light and I have the size comparison with Convoy M1 , a C8 , the BLF D80 in the review I did on this light. The comparison with all the lights is at 8:27 in the timeline of the video if interested.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/52510

Click any link to see MY REVIEWS:

Maxtoch M24 Sniper / Maxtoch 2X Shooter (2016 factory dedomed) , 2X - XHP 70.2 /// ### ThruNite // Archer 2A V3 / Ti4T / TN4A HI / TH10 / TH20 / C2 Mini / TC12 V2 / T01 / MCC-4S /// ###  Olight // H2R Nova , S10R III / S30R III / H1 Nova / H1 R Nova / X7 Marauder //// Orca T11 / Nitecore EC20 / BLF A6 / Custom Convoy C8 / Lixada Triple 3800LM / Lixada 1000LM / LuxStone X30 / Manker E02 / Manker E14 II / Small Sun ZY-T43 / Warsun X60  //////// ### Thorfire /// PF03PF04 , Upgraded PF04 , C8 , S-50 ,  VG-10 , VG25 , C8s , BL30 , TK4A  , S1 , VG15 S //// Atactical A1S , A1 (original) , A2 headlamp //// Acebeam L16 /// Massdrop (Lumintop) Brass EDC

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