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Looking for 1 Mode AAA

I’m looking for recommendations for a 1 mode, on-off single AAA light. The smaller the better. I already have to Thorfire TK01 and love it. Just looking at other AAA lights and I’m not interested in multi mode. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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https://www.runnerinn.com/running/orcatorch-ea01/136116148/p?utm_source=...

kind of expensive now…I got mine a while back from amazon with a coupon code…
very bright!

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BLF 348

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Try this Archon D1A It has a clip to fasten to a headband.
And when it is raining, don’t worry about IPX7 or IPX8.
It is a diving light with double O-rings and 100m dynamic waterproof.

And on top of that, the “BLF” coupon gives you 5% discount.

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Rofis ER3A

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Check out the Olight I3E EOS at the Olight store. Very tiny, very nice.

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I’ve got the Olight i3E. Tiny.

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Another vote for the Olight I3E EOS. I’ve had one on my keyring for at least two years and don’t even notice it’s there. 90 lumens (black model), good run time, been dropped and gotten wet several times. As the old timex commercial says, “it takes a licking and keeps on ticking”.

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I still like the Hugsby XP 1 and clones. I have never had one fail, and they are inexpensive.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hugsby-120LM-XP-1-Black-LED-Torch-Light-Flashli...

The BLF 348 and OlightI3E EOS are also good.
I have come to prefer 1 mode lights also. Only if I were to go camping or hiking would I prefer multiple odes.
Jerry

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Lumintop tool starts in med mode if you don’t want a twisty and 30 lumens is enough light . olight makes sense if you want a keychain light .

I like 2 mode lights but they are kind of hard to find

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I can also recommend the Olight i3E.  Put a Energizer lithium aaa in it, and it weighs almost nothing.

 

You can never have enough, they make great gifts.  Olight is slowly phasing these out, the 120lm silver one is all-but-impossible to find.

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BLF 348 from Gearbest

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Streamlight Microstream. I have had 2 of them for about 5 years and they both are going strong. 1 of them has been through the washing machine a few times and after tightening the tail cap it has been good as new

https://www.streamlight.com/en/products/detail/index/microstream

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If the primary criteria is ‘smaller the better’ then you won’t find anything that beats the recommended (multiple times) i3E. It is a fantastic little light & you should definitely get one before they’re gone.

BLF-348, Microstream & Hugsby (do a search on here to find where to find real ones) are all great also but none are nearly as small.

BLF-348 – One of (if not the) cheapest way to get a Nichia emitter.
Microstream – Long time classic from a company with a great warranty.
Hugsby – Solid little light at a very low price.

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Convoy tiny Xpe2 has just one mode, has anyone tried it?

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Tiny SS light with beautiful looks. Good grip and nice feel. The head acts as an on-off switch (120dgr twist). I have not been able to open it (yet. Press fit?). Unknown to me is if the head is waterproof. Batteries are put in by removing a tiny tailcap. This tailcap has a slot for a split ring and a minuscule O-ring.

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I’ve carried a Tank007 E09 for years and love it. Of course it’s a 3 mode light and though it’s very small, it can’t compete with the Olight i3E which is probably the smallest AAA light around and at a nice price.

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MascaratumB,
This (Shuolide ???) looks very good, but I cannot read it. Is postage free?
Thanks,
Jerry

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jerm03 wrote:
MascaratumB, This (Shuolide ???) looks very good, but I cannot read it. Is postage free? Thanks, Jerry

jerm03, to the US it says:

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Free Shipping to United States via China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus

Estimated Delivery Time:20-39days

I believe you won’t need to pay for it, unless you need/want it to arrive faster Wink

BTW, tracking number will probably not be available !!

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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" 

 

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ThruNite T01 Neutral White

  • 1-mode
  • XP-G2
  • 125 Lumen

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GHPH7AM/ref=twister_B016VQ9IKO?_encoding=UT...

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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MascaratumB][quote=jerm03 wrote:
MascaratumB, This (Shuolide ???) looks very good, but I cannot read it. Is postage free? Thanks, Jerry

jerm03, to the US it says:

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Free Shipping to United States via China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus

Estimated Delivery Time:20-39days

I believe you won’t need to pay for it, unless you need/want it to arrive faster Wink

As good a deal as it looks Since I cannot read any of it I had better pass.

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Eth90 wrote:
Convoy tiny Xpe2 has just one mode, has anyone tried it?

I have tried it. It has a nice stainless steel body, on the heavier side, as expected for SS.

Positive:

  1. the head won’t come off, impossible to unscrew it totally, no fear of loosing it

Negative:

  1. 25 lumens for 2 hours (while LUMINTOP Tool AAA can do 30 lumens for 3h30min)
  2. too throwy for my test. I prefer floody lights in AAA form factor, find them more practical

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I’m in the Olight i3E camp. It’s the best aaa EDC flashlight I’ve ever owned. I’ve got one of the rare silver 120 lumen versions.

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just bought copper reylight AAA and olight i3eos copper…these better be awesome!

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Discontinued, but the Odepro EA01 was a beautiful and classy little light. Discontinued, yeah, but if you get hold of Jenna from Odepro, maybe she can scare up one for you.

I ruined one with a friggin’ alkaleak which took a dump inside the light, tried cleaning it out but never got it working 100% (head works fine, but it’s the spring/switch in the tail that’s wonky), so asked her if there would be a replacement of any kind, and explained my sitch. She was nice enough to get one for me for 8-10bux or whatever it was, shipped right to my door.

1-mode twisty, sleek design, looks like a slim stretched rook (chesspiece) with a nice gold trim-ring.

Whatever you do, do not use alkaleaks… get an eneloop or something.

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Can you elaborate on why you want something different than or in addition to the Thorfire TK01?

Are you looking for a different emitter? More runtime? Smaller?

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The Shoulide looks good, but when I put in quantity of 2 there is a statement that it cannot be delivered to the US. I can buy one black and one red without getting that notification.
I decided to order one of each, and see what happens. Question
Jerry