Real world need: multiple AA alkaline flashlight. cheap, UI not important

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Tender wrote:
“Here is Trevi’ post”:http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1202705#comment-1202705
Wow, nice! I’m a sucker for 14500 lights, I like UTORCH and at that price, I just had to order one! Facepalm

Yupp, I fell in love with the 14500 form factor and carryability (that a word). This Utorch came at the right time to burn another hole in my pants.
Btw, that deal was still active (reactivated?) last night.

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I have the Sofirn sf13 and when someone ask me for a light that is the one I give them and it’s about 300 lumens. It’s a great flashlight for non-flashaholics, very simple to use.

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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The Sofirn SF13 looks nicer actually than the Zanflare. Does it really put out 320 lumen?

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Yes it is really 300 lumens.

John 12:46 “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” Genesis 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
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good thread. thanks for the heads up on the utorch deal.

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ROFLOL!
btw if length is not an issue and you are dead set on aa alkaleaks go for a 3aa.
look up peukerts law for a good explanation.
also cheap boost converters in these cheap lights aggravate the issue by being terribly inefficient.going without one and using 3 cells which land closer to led vf means simpler and more reliable.
driver can be a resistor or in many such light dd.

Ice wrote:
“ the classic high-almost high-strobe with terrible PWM is also perfect”

Please refrain from using foul language on the site.Any more talk like this will get you perma-banned .

sounds like sofirn or zanflare are best options

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snakebite wrote:
btw if length is not an issue and you are dead set on aa alkaleaks go for a 3aa.

Any recommendations for an inexpensive 3 AA light?
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Interesting jump to 3x AA. Following.

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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