Noob may be looking for a unicorn light

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slmjim
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Noob may be looking for a unicorn light

'Cause I'm not sure of all the details or what's possible yet.

 

Use: checking property for vermin from a safe distance. Camping, general utility.

 

Runtime - 3 hrs. on med would be about right. More is more here.

Compatibility with 2AA and 14500. Would be nice if it came with adapters.

On the throwy side of flood.

Don't need strobe, SOS etc.

Moonlight is a must. Then low/med/high. Don't care about memory.

No visible PWM at low output.

Whatever max output that won't fry the thing. Turbo not required but OK if it steps down automatically.

Simple, intuitive interface that even a technically-challenged wife can use.

Tailswitch. Don't care if it's forward or reverse.

Tailstand a plus.

Crenelated bezel, coated glass lens.

Lanyard hole.

Something GID somewhere, so it can found in the dark. Prefer a lens ring.

Some assurance that it will come with a quality driver that's decently heatsunk, and single CREE emitter.

Quality materials & craftsmanship.

Budget: $50.00 USD and under, shipped. Less is more here.

 

Thanks gentlemen, Be gentle, this first one is popping my flashlight cherry. I want to remember it fondly.

 

slmjim

Great... Carnac the Magnificent tells me I just signed up for yet another expensive hobby.

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Jaxman M2 maybe? The 2x AA format is really not that popular unfortunately.

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Tumbleweed48 wrote:
http://www.thrunite.com/thrunite-archer-2a-v3/ ...is one place to start.

Thanks, that looks like a fine place to start.

 

slmjim

Great... Carnac the Magnificent tells me I just signed up for yet another expensive hobby.

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You may like some of the 4AA options, but there are way more options available for single 18650 lights…

Jetbeam PA40 4AA
Fenix LD41
EagleTac GX25A3

But you should also read up on the convoy c8.