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Button Battery Lights

I never see keychain button battery lights mentioned. I have given at least 200 of these away, and carried one on m y keychain for several years. Now that the Olight i3 eos is around I have made that my keychain light. It is the first light I have found small enough.

However, the button battery lights are very useful, and everyone I have given one to has been pleased, and found it usable. At night it gives enough light for a trip to the bathroom. In addition they are really inexpensive. Only two people have said theirs broke or came off their keychain.
If you want a cheap but very usable light these may suit you. Here are some I recently bought.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-Mini-Bright-LED-Micro-Light-Keychain-Squeez...

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If these were available with a Yuji 95+CRI LED, they would be very nice.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
If these were available with a Yuji 95+CRI LED, they would be very nice.

What would that do? I never heard of it, but do people who use the coin cell light really care? I believe that they just want a reliable light to shine when turned on.?? Cash
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jerm03 wrote:
BlueSwordM wrote:
If these were available with a Yuji 95+CRI LED, they would be very nice.

What would that do? I never heard of it, but do people who use the coin cell light really care? I believe that they just want a reliable light to shine when turned on.?? Cash
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Oh boy, you are going to get the CRI folks all fired up now. I agree with you but it’s not going to stop the incoming assault on anything non high CRI and 3000K. Sometimes a light just has to shine, to some folks it has to show the absolute correct color of said tile, walls, and butt paper on the way to the toilet.

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No I perfectly understand.

I just want low CCT in a keychain light though. High CRI doesn’t matter. 4000k and below is about perfect for a keychain light.

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easy enough to replace the led with whatever you want.
just have to replicate the lead bends so it works reliably.
i have put ebay hi cri into plenty of the things and topped it off with a lir2032 rather than 2 cr2016.
these are rechargeable.

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I had plenty of keychain lights that’d get squooshed between this or that and stay lit in a pocket or whatever.

On the bright (haha) side, they never set my pants on fire.

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They’re very cheap, but that’s the only advantage they have over rechargeable keychain lights. Sure, I can get 10 for $4 or whatever, but they’re basically disposable and weak, both structurally speaking and from a brightness standpoint. I would much rather spend a few dollars more to get one Nitecore Tube which is superior in every single way, AND in ways that normal non-obsessed people can appreciate and go “yes, I can see what this is about and I prefer it.” Button cell lights are obsolete.

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Thanks for that Jerry. I knew folks would come aboard and critique these wanting high CRI, Yugi’s, WW, NW or whatever. Members here are a fickle bunch. Smile

I still have several of the original Protons that I accumulated years ago and have upgraded with better LED’s. They make great zipper pulls.

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I have gifted maybe 100+ of those lights. At $.35 – .40 each they are affordable for that. Cheap is the major advantage, I did buy a Nitecore Tube. It is OK, but not overly impressive, but I would not have given the number away that I did the the cheap ones.

I just received 40 more, and they will not last long. The amount of light is easily sufficient to make a bathroom trip in the night. If they break just toss them and I will give you another. After all this is a budget light forum. Big Smile