What material do you expect for AA/14500 flashlight

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What material do you expect for AA/14500 flashlight
Titanium
22% (15 votes)
Copper
7% (5 votes)
Brass
3% (2 votes)
Aluminum
68% (47 votes)
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Depends is it a every day flashlight? Than i would prefer Aluminum and maybe titanium depending on price.

Is it a special for show flashlight? Than i would prefer Copper or Titanium.

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Al or Ti.

Al for everyday.

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It is an everyday carry flashlight.

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I like aluminum.  :BEER:

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Do you have any more specs?

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Anodized aluminum.
Titanium is for rich people Smile

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LED: 2*CREE XPL
Output: 500-1000 lumens
Pocket clip included
More specs not available yet.

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Aluminum for me. Anodized if possible.

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No strobe aluminum and second vote is for aluminum with no strobe.

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For a small light with high output, titanium doesn’t handle heat as well, so aluminum gets my vote. For more modest output, I do quite like titanium. I should get more Ti5Ts while I still can.

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stainless steel

it just depends on the light

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it depends on price range, the lumen, and the style of the light
but as an EDC, Al or Ti is good

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I prefer Aluminum… its cheap, light weight and conducts heat.

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Aluminium is the ultimate metal for flashlights, very lightweight, great heat conductance, good heat capacity, does not easily rot away, it is pretty tough, and has an option for a great durable coating (anodising).

One major disadvantage: it costs next to nothing so people do not trust that it is that good.

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I voted for aluminium! Above there are almost all the reasons why I would chose it so I won’t go on them again Wink
I’m curious about the shape of it seeing that it will have 2 XPL Leds Glasses

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Djozz is correct (as usual Smile ), Aluminum is hard to beat. It has the least amount of trade-offs and downsides of any metal. Cheap, strong, great with heat, easy to anodize, looks nice, etc. But from a less logical standpoint I really like raw metals better. Copper, titanium, brass, etc.

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AL is best in all ways except durability. With stainless steel as 1.0, AL weighs .4 as much, TI weighs .6 as much.

I have just one Titanium light, a DQG SPY. It’s a keychain light and I wanted maximum durability due to the banging around it gets.

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Al (with anodized threads if it has an e-switch)

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djozz wrote:
Aluminium is the ultimate metal for flashlights, very lightweight, great heat conductance, good heat capacity, does not easily rot away, it is pretty tough, and has an option for a great durable coating (anodising).

One major disadvantage: it costs next to nothing so people do not trust that it is that good.

Agreed, the first batch will be aluminum and will take titanium into consideration in next batches if necessary.

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It should be a tail clicky switch.

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I voted for aluminium! Above there are almost all the reasons why I would chose it so I won’t go on them again Wink I’m curious about the shape of it seeing that it will have 2 XPL Leds Glasses

Don’t know how to upload photos to the forum. Facepalm

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I voted Aluminum, although if I were a bit richer, I’d rather have solid Copper.

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MascaratumB wrote:
I voted for aluminium! Above there are almost all the reasons why I would chose it so I won’t go on them again Wink I’m curious about the shape of it seeing that it will have 2 XPL Leds Glasses

Don’t know how to upload photos to the forum. Facepalm !https://business.facebook.com/mecarmyflashlight/photos/a.238444119866356...!

Hum, if I can give you a suggestion, create an account on imgur.com, and from there you can upload your pictures! Or you can use another image host service. I use imgur and so far I’ve been ok with it!
1 – go to “images” on your account menu

2 – select the “size” you want to give to your photos when uploading them to your account (bigger means heavier, heavier means more difficulty to open the threads). 800×600 is a nice setting to upload photos here Wink

3 – select the photos you want to upload from your computer/cellphone folders

4 – after uploading the photos, select the “direct link”

5 – on the BLF message toolbar, on the icon for images, use the direct link, and then you can resize the images to occupy more or less space in the page Wink

Click on the photos to see them on full screen! I’ve resized them to 45% Wink

I hope this helps and…I hope to “see the light” you’ve been talking us about Big Smile On topic again Arrow Right
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REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 - XPG3-S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 - XHP70.2 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7                         Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses on: XML2 / XPL-HI                             Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)

Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3                                Triple TIR Lenses & XP-G2                                     MY GIVEAWAY = ACTIVE

 

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MascaratumB wrote:
I voted for aluminium! Above there are almost all the reasons why I would chose it so I won’t go on them again Wink I’m curious about the shape of it seeing that it will have 2 XPL Leds Glasses

Don’t know how to upload photos to the forum. Facepalm !https://business.facebook.com/mecarmyflashlight/photos/a.238444119866356...!

Hum, if I can give you a suggestion, create an account on imgur.com, and from there you can upload your pictures! Or you can use another image host service. I use imgur and so far I’ve been ok with it!
1 – go to “images” on your account menu

2 – select the “size” you want to give to your photos when uploading them to your account (bigger means heavier, heavier means more difficulty to open the threads). 800×600 is a nice setting to upload photos here Wink

3 – select the photos you want to upload from your computer/cellphone folders

4 – after uploading the photos, select the “direct link”

5 – on the BLF message toolbar, on the icon for images, use the direct link, and then you can resize the images to occupy more or less space in the page Wink

Click on the photos to see them on full screen! I’ve resized them to 45% Wink

I hope this helps and…I hope to “see the light” you’ve been talking us about Big Smile On topic again Arrow Right
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Thanks a lot for the suggestion. Can you see the images now?


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Oh yeahh!!!! I sure can see them Shocked

Nice ! This light must have a “decent” UI and also a “decent” price so I can grab one for me Big Smile
I like the the way how the leds are!
One of them (left) is more Warm White and the other Neutral / Cool White? The pictures seem to show that..

More details will be appreciated when available, please Wink

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

REVIEWS : Amutorch S3 - XPG3-S3 /  AM S3 vs Neal 219c  /  Amutorch AM30 - XHP70.2 / Nitefox UT20 / Sofirn SF14 & SP10A / Sofirn SP32A / Sofirn SP10B / Odepro KL52 / Acebeam H20 / SS AAA / Wuben TO10R / BlitzWolf BW-ET1 / Odepro B018 / DQG Slim Ti

Mods and tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7                         Convoy S2+ TIR Lenses on: XML2 / XPL-HI                             Others: Convoy S2+ Mini (Biscotti 3 & 1*7135)

Sofirn K6 Discussion: 1 / 2 / 3                                Triple TIR Lenses & XP-G2                                     MY GIVEAWAY = ACTIVE

 

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Big Smile Finally I learned how to upload images now, thanks. It has 2 versions – neutral white and cool white. More details will be updated in this thread. Wink
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Titanium !

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I like the satin finish of the one on the right. But the skull doesn’t do anything for me.

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I prefer the finish of right pic…but I do not like the skull….
I see “MecArmy” on the left clip…. the price will be aceptable? Wink

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