What SINGLE MODE AA lights do you know of?

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What SINGLE MODE AA lights do you know of?

I need some good lights for an elderly couple. They will mostly be used inside, so anything over 50 lumens would do I think. Need to be single mode ON/Off with either a clicky tail switch or a twisty head. e-switches are too hard to find Smile

Thanks in advance gang!!!
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UPDATE: I ended up finding a couple on sale at menards.

I got this single mode aluminum rayovac for 5 bucks.
https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-ceiling-fans/flashlights-work-ligh...

And also a cob light similar to this one for like 3 bucks.
https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-ceiling-fans/flashlights-work-ligh...

Thanks so much for your awesome suggestions!

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It is not a true single mode but it kind of operates like one since it always turns on in high no matter what : Thorfire TG06S
I suppose they could accidently switch modes while on but all they would have to do is turn it off to rest it.

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AA mag lite.

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I have 59 single mode AA lights with tail or twist switches in my database. Be aware that some have mode groups and one of the groups is single mode. Tightening the head to enable single-mode is common.

I think the Streamlight 2AA ProPolymer would probably work well for you.

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I have a couple of FILZER I-BEAM X4’s. Double AA single click

https://www.filzer.com/products/i-beam-x4.v2-led-flashlight/#details (not sure how to make a hyperlink, sorry if a direct link is not allowed)

and on the budget end, Police Security Stealth single AA single click

http://policesecurity.com/product/stealth-1aa/

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Maglites are easy to obtain, good dollar value and tough. I think an important thing you could for them is to outfit with lithum primaries. The worst thing is to have the batteries corrode, when they need it. I gave my elderly MIL a nice 1xAA Fenix and years later learned that she’d let Alkalines leak and ruined the light. My next light for her got primary lithiums.

A favorite from my collection would be the Streamlight Protac 1L-AA. Rated at a brighter 150 Lumen using 1xAA alkaline (probably slightly more using a preferable Lithium Primary) and with the Tappie-10 can be programmed to operate as single mode high only.

Move towards the light.

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pc_light wrote:
Maglites are easy to obtain, good dollar value and tough. I think an important thing you could for them is to outfit with lithum primaries. The worst thing is to have the batteries corrode, when they need it. I gave my elderly MIL a nice 1xAA Fenix and years later learned that she’d let Alkalines leak and ruined the light. My next light for her got primary lithiums.

A favorite from my collection would be the Streamlight Protac 1L-AA. Rated at a brighter 150 Lumen using 1xAA alkaline (probably slightly more using a preferable Lithium Primary) and with the Tappie-10 can be programmed to operate as single mode high only.


I have found that people who don’t know anything about “expensive” batteries tend to treat them like the cheap throw-aways they replace them with. I’ve given lights to step-family loaded with Eneloop Pro Black and a Nitecore D4 charger, only to find the light is later loaded with cheap alkies (not even brand name) and the Eneloops nowhere in sight, and the charger collecting dust. I guess what I’m saying is don’t assume those Lithium Primaries will still be there the next time you visit the MIL. Facepalm

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You guys are awesome!!! I knew I could count on you.. I’m already seeing a few really good contenders. The budget I forgot to mention is about $20 per light or so, less is always good.

Right now I am considering the Energizer the Streamlight and the tank 007. I will need some time to look over the other suggestions ( which are also much appreciated) because I am less familiar with those brands.

Parametrek I like your website. It’s very well laid out, easy to use, and provides the most useful info like price/modes/runtime right on the page.

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Within the last year I have ordered single mode single AA lights from gearbest or banggood (can’t remember which) which looked like the regular old cheapie zoomies but were single mode. Paid between $1 and $3 depending on the sale. I’ve also bought some off ebay from the following two sellers:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/topoot?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
https://www.ebay.com/sch/bessky/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

It will usually say in the description if it is only On-Off.

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What about the good old Hugsby in 1 or 2 AA? The ones I bought are single mode for less than $5 each.

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Ray o Vac Indestructible.
like this
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rayovac-LED-Indestructible-flashlight-aa-batter...
The old Camo ones, I have a bunch. Great quality 2 x AA long run times.
They are 2 mode but are tricky timing to get into low, so they never will get it into low and if they do it’s still like 18 lumen on low.
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BLF-348

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tatasal wrote:

BLF-348

That one's a AAA light.  ;)

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If you can get hold of one…

http://www.microcenter.com/product/486512/r22_1w_led_flashlight

My little bobofett light. Beat to Hell like bobofett’s helmet, still keeps on ticking,

Side-clicky, actual physical disconnect, not an e-switch. Big rubber wart on the side, easy to get by feel alone.

Just short of an 18650-sized light because of the midsection with switch, easier to grip vs a teeny AA-sized light.

1-mode, on/off, maybe 50-60lm with a new alkaleak. Wrings AAs absolutely dry, down to a fractional-volt.

Best of all, only 3bux!

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raccoon city wrote:

tatasal wrote:

BLF-348


That one’s a AAA light.  ;)

Oooops..missed that!

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raccoon city wrote:

https://www.banggood.com/CREE-XPE-Q5-600-Lumen-7W-Zoomable-LED-Flashlight-1×14500-p-907006.html?cur_warehouse=USA


OOH! They still sell those! I might need to get me some more…

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DavidEF wrote:
raccoon city wrote:

https://www.banggood.com/CREE-XPE-Q5-600-Lumen-7W-Zoomable-LED-Flashlight-1x14500-p-907006.html?cur_warehouse=USA

OOH! They still sell those! I might need to get me some more...

If Banggood ever stops selling them, Gearbest has a similar product.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Thank you VoB Smile

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Lumintop Tool AA. Simple, affordable, bright, highly praised by users. It’s not a single mode though.

https://www.amazon.com/Lumintop-Flashlight-Operation-Magnetic-Battery/dp...

For single modes, you can find the Sipik SK68. There are allot of clones out there so finding the single mode version will be a challenge.

Here’s where you can get a single mode sk68 Sipik.

https://www.ebay.com/p/Sipik-Sk68-Power-LED-300lm-5w-Single-Mode-Mini-Zo...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_3:16 

Flashlights:

x6 Sk68 modded 3 Nichia 319AT, 3 Cree XP-G3 - x1 Solorforce P60 drop in custom XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver - x2 Lumintop EDC05 CW - x2 Jaxman E2L tripple XP-G2 S4 
x1 Jaxman Z1 Zoomie, Cree MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Acebeam K40m thrower with MT-G2 Q0 LED - x1 Xintd SC-82 V5 Limited Edition C8, XM-L2 U4 1C, Qlight Rev.A 7135*8 3.04A Driver
x1 Convoy L6 moded with a Cree XHP-70.2 P2 1D LED - x1 Rare Olight x7 Maurauder with a Nuetral White LED - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Nichia 219c - x1 Astrolux MF-01 Cree XP-G3 - x2 Zebralight SC5w MKII  

x6 Lumintop Tool AA - x1  x2 Lumintop Tool AA 2.0 - x1 Lumintop ODL20C - x1 Lumintop GT mini - Olight i3E EOS - x2 Zebralight SC600w Plus MK IV XHP 50.2 4500k 80 CRI - x1 Fenix CL30R - x1 Lumintop C01 Bike Light

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I would suggest to see ultrafire C13! They are sold on AliExpress!
But I don’t know if on AA it will be “only” 50 lumens!
Still, it is just 1mode Wink

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I can recommend the SkyWolfEye FLY-320. Single AA, single mode, TIR(style?) lens. Cheap and cheerful. I put a section of 20mm(?) polypipe on as a bite-ring. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/162455744914

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I have one of these and I like it a lot. It is simple and useful. It has a relatively good throw. 

http://www.dx.com/p/romisen-mxdl-rc-g2-cree-flashlight-gray-1xaa-3609#.W...

It seems they don't have it available right now, though.

 

Bus as someone suggested, I guess it would be better to give a newer flashlight with modes that always starts in the same mode, that would be easy to use even for non-flashaholics.

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coast hx5 at home depot. aa and zoomie for muggles. single aa, but takes 14500 if you want to.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Coast-HX5-LED-Focusing-Flashlight-21444/2066...

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Lots there.
That MECO AA. I bought 2 x for wife and bathroom.
Q5 and NOT very bright. 14500 Battery. Flash\Bang.
Whoopsy.

I have several Ultrafire 68. some are 3 way some are on\OFF.
Just a matter of looking. (That Sipic SK68 is same torch)
Great little torches.
I bought a JETBEAM Jet1 MK. around $17AUD on coupon.
MAGIC litttle light. Turn on. turn off.
It has 3 levels. Lo\Med\Hi. but with memory.
It will turn on same level EVERY time. as long as you hold it on that one, for a minimum of 2 seconds b4 turning off.
NO switches. just turn the head.
Basic\simple.

You’ll find MOST of us old farts will detest the rear switch.
Side, or turning head is so much easier. (I’m 76yrs)

Show them both types. and ask which they prefer. First.
The dual switches REALLY annoy me.

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raccoon city wrote:

https://www.banggood.com/CREE-XPE-Q5-600-Lumen-7W-Zoomable-LED-Flashlight-1×14500-p-907006.html?cur_warehouse=USA

Yes, I have one of those lights. Nice light for the price. You get a little over 50 lumens from it on a AA. Seems fairly well constructed, considering the super-low price. Very cool tint, though, bordering on blue-ish.

It’s not worth using a good battery in it, since the battery would cost more than the light. Just use alkalines in it, if you’re giving it to someone. If they leak, no big loss.

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UPDATE: I ended up finding a couple on sale at menards.

I got this single mode aluminum rayovac for 5 bucks.
https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-ceiling-fans/flashlights-work-ligh...

And also a cob light similar to this one for like 3 bucks.
https://www.menards.com/main/lighting-ceiling-fans/flashlights-work-ligh...

Thanks so much for your awesome suggestions!.

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