any interest in 2*AA flashlight?

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And with usb charging even better!!!

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I’d be interested, would the body be similar to an existing light? Definitely 800lm version, there are plenty at 400lm already on the market with 2AA. No interest in 14500, as again these already exist). Use with NiMH or Alkaline.

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would love a 2xAA or 14500 but in a side by side configuration. 18650s are too thick to comfortably carry in front pockets (for me) and single AA seem to small and eventually fall out. a side by side AA would be hefty enough to stay put hopefully.

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would love a 2xAA or 14500 but in a side by side configuration. 18650s are too thick to comfortably carry in front pockets (for me) and single AA seem to small and eventually fall out. a side by side AA would be hefty enough to stay put hopefully.

Like this from Nitecore? Starts in high and works down in brightness

http://www.nitecorestore.com/Nitecore-MT22A-LED-Flashlight-p/fl-nite-mt22a.htm

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Itsme wrote:
Like this from Nitecore? Starts in high and works down in brightness

Some things with the MT22A that could be improved:
- modes: strobe in main order is not good in my view
- LED: cold white light, no high CRI
- build quality: aluminum head of the light could fit better to the plastic body, in mine there is a small uneven gap (not a big problem though)

Besides that, the form factor of the MT22A is great Thumbs Up

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nqcken wrote:
would love a 2xAA or 14500 but in a side by side configuration. 18650s are too thick to comfortably carry in front pockets (for me) and single AA seem to small and eventually fall out. a side by side AA would be hefty enough to stay put hopefully.

18650 is too thick but side by side AA is better? A single 18650 light is still slimmer than a side by side AA/14500 light. After adding in the driver, reflector, e-switch or clicky or whatever, tail cap, and lens. A small 18650 is still a better light than a side by side aa/14500. Of course unless you are just looking at it from a easy to get battery when you’re out camping type thing then any aa will be easier to get than a 18650. But your assumption that an 18650 light is too thick to carry in your pocket is just not right. As you can see two 14500’s are wider than an entire 18650 light. Not to mention you go on to say a side by side aa would be hefty enough. So your looking for something not thick but still hefty. I had a wife like that many years ago.

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hmm, i think we have a difference in interpretation, sure the two side by side are wider but I used the words “too thick” or in the words of merriam webster, “having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite a thick plank,” “not thin”. i am not so concerned with the width of the light but the thickness of the light to lessen the “bulge” in my flashlight carrying pocket. (no need to for play on words here! Smile ) and the context i used “hefty enough” was “to stay put”, as in not fall out or work its way loose by standing and sitting motion. In short, a flashlight with a “slimmer” profile that would not be, IMO, too bulky to carry in my pocket. nice pic though…

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nqcken wrote:
hmm, i think we have a difference in interpretation, sure the two side by side are wider but I used the words “too thick” or in the words of merriam webster, “having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite a thick plank,” “not thin”. i am not so concerned with the width of the light but the thickness of the light to lessen the “bulge” in my flashlight carrying pocket. (no need to for play on words here! Smile ) and the context i used “hefty enough” was “to stay put”, as in not fall out or work its way loose by standing and sitting motion. In short, a flashlight with a “slimmer” profile that would not be, IMO, too bulky to carry in my pocket. nice pic though…

I think this is a great idea. It’s not that I’m a fan of a side by side AA light, but I think Manker can make something really awesome and exceptional looking. Manker’s released several unusual looking lights like the MK34 and MK39, so this might be an interesting challenge for them. Cool

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Yes definitely interested in a 2*AA light. If the batteries could be arranged side by side then that would be great, but that might make it too expensive due to manufacturing cost.

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toddcshoe wrote:
A single 18650 light is still slimmer than a side by side AA/14500 light. After adding in the driver, reflector, e-switch or clicky or whatever, tail cap, and lens. A small 18650 is still a better light than a side by side aa/14500.

In almost every respect, a 1×18650 light is better than a multi AA light. But, it’s not better from a safety perspective, nor are 18650’s as easily available (and you have to be sure to get genuine cells).

A bright 2xAA light I can recommend to anyone, even the dumbest of my friends (and I have some really dumb friends). I’d only recommend 18650’s to someone who is careful about battery tech (which is zero of my friends). Though, I suppose a protected cell might help with some of my smarter friends.

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Nice discussion over here but the original poster is not exactly involved. Manker’s last post was a month ago, not responding to anything suggested, just announcing that there will be a design soon, which appears not that soon.

I have the feeling that this thread was not about getting input, just about getting attention.

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^agreed.

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This has been dragging on since 2016…

I really don’t think Manker has any intention to make it happen Tired

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/45046

MANKER ARE YOU LISTENING…???!!!

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djozz wrote:
Nice discussion over here but the original poster is not exactly involved. Manker’s last post was a month ago, not responding to anything suggested, just announcing that there will be a design soon, which appears not that soon.

I have the feeling that this thread was not about getting input, just about getting attention.

I agree with that.

Hey Manker…. an update please!

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AlexGT wrote:
This has been dragging on since 2016…

I really don’t think Manker has any intention to make it happen Tired

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/45046

I like that idea better.

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Sounds good. Even my Quark 2AA-X comes with a shorty tube for a single AA.

Correction: it was available, but I had to order the tube separately for 20bux.

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Manker already has the E12 if they’re asking for a dual cell AA. I also send them my thoughts about making an single extension tube for the T01 a years ago but they declined.

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Manker already has the E12 if they’re asking for a dual cell AA. I also send them my thoughts about making an single extension tube for the T01 a years ago but they declined.

From the buyer perspective, that would be nice! But I guess Manker will probably focus on selling new lights instead of upgrades to “old” lights! Cash

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nqcken wrote:
hmm, i think we have a difference in interpretation, sure the two side by side are wider but I used the words “too thick” or in the words of merriam webster, “having or being of relatively great depth or extent from one surface to its opposite a thick plank,” “not thin”. i am not so concerned with the width of the light but the thickness of the light to lessen the “bulge” in my flashlight carrying pocket. (no need to for play on words here! Smile ) and the context i used “hefty enough” was “to stay put”, as in not fall out or work its way loose by standing and sitting motion. In short, a flashlight with a “slimmer” profile that would not be, IMO, too bulky to carry in my pocket. nice pic though…

I think this is a great idea. It’s not that I’m a fan of a side by side AA light, but I think Manker can make something really awesome and exceptional looking. Manker’s released several unusual looking lights like the MK34 and MK39, so this might be an interesting challenge for them. Cool

And so did Manker… Awesome!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/61680

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Manker??? Manker???

BLF calling Manker, please answer

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samgalax wrote:
YESS!!!!

but I prefer improved performance/efficiency with 2xAA Ni-Mh please…

I dont want Li-ion.

And if it has USB recharge even better!!!

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Dropped my Jetbeam PA 40 (4 AA) the other night, looking for the pieces of my wife’s Fenix E 11 that had fallen on the floor. It died…less than a foot to the carpeted floor. I took it apart, and it worked, once I got it together, but the switch/modes have always been a bit wonky, So, I prefer not more than 2 AAs, minimal modes…no more than high, low, and maybe very low, rugged, reliable and good run time. Of course, this is in case the _unthinkable _ happens. Seems like the old Military doggerel is right…“Two is one, and one is none!”

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