Brightest AAA or AA Penlight?

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Enderman wrote:
I just bought a 2xAAA coast P4 and am also waiting for the 2xAAA led lenser i4 to get in stock soon.

 

Is this coast website?  Couldn't find a P4 anywhere there.

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Enderman wrote:
I just bought a 2xAAA coast P4 and am also waiting for the 2xAAA led lenser i4 to get in stock soon.

 


Is this coast website?  Couldn’t find a P4 anywhere there.


Older model:
https://www.amazon.ca/Coast-Lenser-HP8404-Focusing-Flashlight/dp/B003V1W...
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As a general rule I don’t gift lithium lights, usually for the “normal” user its alkalines, and then none have much of a heat issue.

Still a bit dim

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Enderman wrote:
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Enderman wrote:
I just bought a 2xAAA coast P4 and am also waiting for the 2xAAA led lenser i4 to get in stock soon.

 

Is this coast website?  Couldn't find a P4 anywhere there.

Older model:     https://www.amazon.ca/Coast-Lenser-HP8404-Focusing-Flashlight/dp/B003V1WGQG/ [/quote]

 

Title says 20 lumens.  Must be a very focused 20 lumens as the reviews are  positive.

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Okay, not quite a penlight but is technically half of one. The Utorch UT01 puts out 800 lumen with a 14500 Li-Ion and 400+ from a AA.
Its steps are programmable, quality is good and it’s offered in both CW and NW tints. I have several and the quality is very good

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wstrachan wrote:
Okay, not quite a penlight but is technically half of one. The Utorch UT01 puts out 800 lumen with a 14500 Li-Ion and 400+ from a AA.
Its steps are programmable, quality is good and it’s offered in both CW and NW tints. I have several and the quality is very good

Yeah, when you’re lucky..

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Brightest AAA penlight is Ultratac A3 with 380 lumens.

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vit55 wrote:
Brightest AAA penlight is Ultratac A3 with 380 lumens.

Mind you it is a 2*AAA penlight. Just sayin’.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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and then?, he asks for the brightest penlight and this really is!

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vit55 wrote:
and then?, he asks for the brightest penlight and this really is!

Indeed, you are right. Glad someone is clever enough to point that out.

Fact is that I hate penlights. I associate them with white coats. At my age I have seen enough of them.
The idea that they make me live longer is incorrect. They take away so much fun that it just seems longer.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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vit55 wrote:
Brightest AAA penlight is Ultratac A3 with 380 lumens.

 

Couldn't find any good review on the Ultratac A3 except some on amazon.  I wonder if those 380 lumens are real or not?

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klrman wrote:

Title says 20 lumens.  Must be a very focused 20 lumens as the reviews are  positive.


It’s just an inspection light, to look at things up close.
It makes a near perfect circle of uniform brightness.
Probably not usable for more than 5-10m but I like the host and might mod it in the future, or just use it as is since it has long battery life.

The i4 that I plan to buy soon is more modern, with 120 lumens max and a focusable beam, but also with a low mode for long runtime.

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Enderman wrote:
klrman wrote:

Title says 20 lumens.  Must be a very focused 20 lumens as the reviews are  positive.

It's just an inspection light, to look at things up close. It makes a near perfect circle of uniform brightness. Probably not usable for more than 5-10m but I like the host and might mod it in the future, or just use it as is since it has long battery life. The i4 that I plan to buy soon is more modern, with 120 lumens max and a focusable beam, but also with a low mode for long runtime.

 

i4 may be good for me too.  Never thought about anything with such a focused beam before but can see the benefits of something like that for detailed work.

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klrman wrote:

i4 may be good for me too.  Never thought about anything with such a focused beam before but can see the benefits of something like that for detailed work.


It’s nice because you can get brighter flood or longer range than a similar lumen output flashlight, just not both at the same time.
You can think of it as having 240 lumens instead of 120, since a reflector 240 lumen flashlight would have both spot and flood at the same time.

I personally use the tight beam more for long range rather than detailed work.
The super uniform flood is better for up close.

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I really like my IYP365 with a nichia, awesome tint for inspecting things and always comes on in medium. At first I thought medium would be too bright and I would prefer it to come on in low, but I have to admit that for 90% of yes, medium is the right mode for me. If you wait for a coupon/flash sale it can be cheap (maybe like $12 cheap)

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Any feedback on the Sofirn SF02?

Ihavn’t found any useful reviews.

Thanks.

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Just ordered a black Sofirn SF02 on Amazon with code for $10.69.

Didn’t find any useful reviews.

The .5 lumen low and forward clicky are what interests me about this light.

I’ll know in a couple days whether I like it enough for it to replace my Nitecore MT06 in my shirt pocket.

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