Please Help: Saw $$$$ (high $) AAA Light For Sale Here in Jan. or Feb

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Please Help: Saw $$$$ (high $) AAA Light For Sale Here in Jan. or Feb

Hi All, 

I am new to the forum, not by choice.  Back at the end of last year/beginning of this year I bought a Q8 and tried signing up here but for some reason my email address wasn't acceptable.  Anyway, I am back and now a member.  I have been a flashaholic on the other forum for over a decade. 

While I was here looking for info on the Q8 I saw posts about a AAA light that was extremely well built, maybe stainless steel or titanium, latest emitter, etc.  If memory serves it was priced way up there but seemed like it might have been worth the cost.  It might have been a custom light built by a forum member, I am just not sure. 

Can anyone help point me in the direction of the light I saw or maybe another light that is a superb AAA, 10440, EDC keychain performer?   I have tried the Ultratac K18 in both stainless steel and brass.  The stainless model failed after a couple of months.  Not completely but enough that it is too unreliable to carry.  It seems to suck a 10440 down in no time and begins a 3 pulse flash indicating low voltage.   The brass unit is working fine so far.  Still, I don't feel secure enough to give up my Surfire Titan 7 years old and still the most reliable.  I just need something more current, brighter maybe with a clicky.   Thanks in advance.

Robin

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I don’t really do pricey (especially in a small light, it’s just too damned easy to lose…), but czech out the Zanflare F3. Boring black ano, not Ti or Cu or anything fancy, but it’s built like a rock, and got a tailclicky.

Lumintop makes a bunch of AAA lights that are obscenely expensive, for me at least. But hey, go crazy…

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Lightbringer wrote:
I don't really do pricey (especially in a small light, it's just too damned easy to *lose*...), but czech out the Zanflare F3. Boring black ano, not Ti or Cu or anything fancy, but it's built like a rock, and got a tailclicky. Lumintop makes a bunch of AAA lights that are obscenely expensive, for me at least. But hey, go crazy...

I don't usually do pricey either but this AAA light I saw here looked really special and I was thinking of getting it as a special gift for a special someone.  Thanks for the suggestion, I would consider a Zanflare for myself but I need something special for the gift.  In fact, I will likely get the F3 as my next light.   

One feature may help jog members' memories and help identify the special light I am searching for:  I seem to remember it had tritium colored tubes that could be ordered separately to add bling to the light.  

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Unno, drawing a blank, even with mention of the trits.

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Any of these ring a bell?

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Enderman wrote:
Any of these ring a bell? !{width:25%}https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3a/6c/dc/3a6cdc0c56d38ac64ad4362bc1b47faa...! !{width:25%}http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3469/3371475502_305a88d735.jpg! !{width:25%}https://up.picr.de/29671006ix.jpg! !{width:25%}http://i66.tinypic.com/73gwgg.jpg![/quote]

hmm, I don't think so... seems like there was a thread here where members could order - but only members - frustrating to me at the time because I was having a tough time creating an account.  It seems like it was a very high output AAA with a price tag of around $90 or so. I could be off on the price. I might even be off on the tritium tubes...  It's driving me nuts - but that's a short trip anyway wink

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klrman wrote:

Here't two?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56225

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/ReyLight-Titanium-high-power-EDC-Flas

Thanks, that looks like what I had seen back at the beginning of the year.  But I thought it was a AAA light?  Maybe I misinterpreted the post/thread, I guess that is possible but it really seems like it was a "keychain AAA" light with tritium with the BLF name attached.   I wonder if there is a AAA version of this light - time to try more variations with Google.  I am confident now that if it's out there I will find with all of your help.  Thanks to everyone for posting.  Every bit of info helps. 

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the Lumintop tool in titanium has an electronic tail switch, not very common and a bit quirky at first start up (there’s a capacitor that powers the eswitch that does a slow charge the first time a battery is installed)

This is a really sweet little AAA in Ti, probably what you’re seeking.

Lumintop Tool Ti

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thats a twisty though

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and boy is that pic oversized! you should probably use a percentage for the phone users…

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DB Custom wrote:
thats a twisty though

He didn’t rule it out and sorry for the huge pic. Still trying to learn posting pics.
Each site seems to have its own way of posting.
That TAIN is a piece of artwork and he has a new model of it coming with a bit more throw and more intricate knurling.
I must resist. More into budget lights now.
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Sorry, I thought clicky was asked for …. “ I just need something more current, brighter maybe with a clicky.”

Lumintop Tool Ti

Use a percentage in the box where you fill in the link, like in this shot…

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Thanks for the info. Will try it next time.
Also thought OP was looking for really expensive light. Maybe over $100????

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There’s a Thrunite Titanium AAA twisty that can be had for around $15 sometimes, nice looking small Titanium light.

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He remembers seeing a light here when he was looking for something else and he’s trying to find it, thought it was pretty pricey but liked it’s build and thought it may be worth it, doesn’t WANT to spend a lot, but liked that light. Wink

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Venice, you should go back and edit that picture, put a percentage in that value, even if it’s 100% it will limit the photo to the size of the screen it’s being looked at on… as it is it’s even larger than my 24” monitor…

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Took care of it. Deleted. Seemed not relevant anyway.

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Amazon shows a new style Lumintop AAA Titanium with a side e-switch, $36.

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Or this Surefire Titan Plus… (like this one me own self!) Big Smile

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Trying this again.
Just got one of these. It is a twisty but it twists from tight to loosen to turn on. Love it. Similar to the TAIN. Both have trits in the tail also.

Getting better.

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Nice!

And perfect on the picture sharing. Wink

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Venice wrote:
Thanks for the info. Will try it next time. Also thought OP was looking for really expensive light. Maybe over $100????

Yes Venice, it was about $90 I think (without tritium tubes) maybe.  I am so foggy about the light/price/other details is the problem.  I seem to remember a very attractive, well designed light.  AAA keychain and maybe a clicky switch too.  This was around January or February.  Sold in a thread here on BLF, had to be a member to buy, does that ring any bells?   Again, it has been awhile and I couldn't buy one so I didn't pay 100% attention.  But I do remember that I liked what I saw and would have loved to own one. 

 

And that SP11-S looks awesome, I might have to get a few different lights you guys are showing me.  I must figure out which one I saw earlier. 

 

Are there any AAA lights that were sold exclusively here at BLF to start with.  Or maybe customized by a member? 

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It would have been a giveaway to have the distinction of having to be a member, to my knowledge any of the stores sell to anyone, not any members only deals going on. We have an old tradition about doing a giveaway every 2000 posts (or so) , could have been one of those. (That probably wouldn’t have had a price listed with it though, so I’m confused. Wink )

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When I'm spending money foolishly, I like to do it wisely...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

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I looked through every post in the recent posts category from the end of December to the first of March, all I really saw pertaining to a SS or Ti AAA light was THIS one…

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Maybe it was the Astrolux Ti3A