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brightest AA/14500

Hey guys,could you plz tell me the brightest flashlight in AA/14500? Unlimited bugdet?
is there anything brighter than 1000 lm for 14500 or brighter than 500 (zebra lights) for normal AA ?

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One of the kyfishguy’s, I suppose, at ~2800lm short-term…

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1xAA /14 500 UTORCH UT01

2xAA /14 500 Manker T02

4xAA / 14 500 Manker MK41

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I don’t think anybody has made a brighter 1xAA than Zebralight. That’s well into the range of technically difficult boost drivers.

Highest output production 14500 is probably the BLF X5. It advertises 1400 lumens, but this post says it’s 1100. This light is bulky for the battery type though. If that’s your motivation, there are a few slim lights in the 700 lumen range like the Klarus Mi7 and Thrunite T10 II (yes, I know it says 550; it’s more).

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Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm.
So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

Brightest single14500 light is Wuben E05 – 900lm on the paper (some reviewers measured about 1000lm).

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Adhara wrote:
One of the kyfishguy’s, I suppose, at ~2800lm short-term…

Tnx very much,but i looking for mass product flashlights,not customs.
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Petr J. wrote:
1xAA /14 500 UTORCH UT01

2xAA /14 500 Manker T02

4xAA / 14 500 Manker MK41

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So,based on your opnion ut01 is the end game single aa/14500?
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samyy wrote:
Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm. So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

My first version Zebralight SC5w measures 450 lumens. I think the newer SC5 II, especially in cool white, has to be over 500 lumens.

You’re claiming the Armytek Prime A1 Pro is 465 lumens? I have the A2 warm, and it measures 450 lumens. I don’t see how the 1xAA version could be 465, if the 2xAA version is only 450. Granted, mine is the XML2 version, and I think the newer XPL version is brighter, but I don’t believe Armytek has made as bright a 1xAA light as Zebralight.

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So,based on your opnion ut01 is the end game single aa/14500?

I’ve forgotten Wuben E05 yet. Even better.

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Wuben E05 900 lumens 14500 battery powered.

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I’m a fan of the Klarus Mi7. The max output listed is 700lm.

The only issue is that the switch protrudes from the body of the flashlight so it is prone to accidental turn on. If you are going to carry it in a pants pocket you need to lock it out.

The Mi7 turns on in high (quick press) or moonlight mode (long press)

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Utorch Ut01, Wuben EO5 and Fenix E25 come to mind right away. all are 800-1,000 lumen.

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I don’t know if this will be considered a “custom” or a “production” flashlight (maybe the 1st, I guess), but is probably one of the brightest lights on 14500.
It is made by our fellow member vestureofblood, a.k.a. Matt, a.k.a. AdventureSportFlashlights!
“Everyday Carry Brass” – 1536 lumen (on XPL-HI V3-1B and using a high-drain 14500 battery)!

https://asflashlights.com/home/105-everyday-carry-brass-3x-xp-l-hi.html

It can also be seen here, on his channel!

BTW, the main reason why I mention this is due to the “Unlimited bugdet?” part in the OP Big SmileCash

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Wuben E05 everyone that handles it says wow, no memory that is what I like about it, ready to blast out a lot of light.

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Really like my Wuben E05. High power, small form factor, and magnetic tailcap. UT-01 is bright, small, and I like the UI, but the known switch problems and on/off problems using 14500s make buying one a risky proposition. Both of mine have the 14500 problem. Get the Wuben E05 Thumbs Up

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
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Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm. So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

My first version Zebralight SC5w measures 450 lumens. I think the newer SC5 II, especially in cool white, has to be over 500 lumens.

You’re claiming the Armytek Prime A1 Pro is 465 lumens? I have the A2 warm, and it measures 450 lumens. I don’t see how the 1xAA version could be 465, if the 2xAA version is only 450. Granted, mine is the XML2 version, and I think the newer XPL version is brighter, but I don’t believe Armytek has made as bright a 1xAA light as Zebralight.

Armytek Prime Pro on a IMR cell is much brigher then a 2xAA.

On 4+year old Olight protected 14500 I am getting 485 lemons
Switch bodies and I can get 850+ on a Vapecell 18350

They go into direct drive or something close to it.

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Like my Klarus Mi7. Great mode spacing. Very bright on a 14500 and AA eneloop.

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Wuben E05 is very bright on Turbo (4 brightness levels when used with 14500). But when using AA, it has only 3 brightness levels, and its brightest level on AA is not so bright.

Lumintop Tool AA v2.0 lists 650 lumens on Turbo mode, but would seems to be a bit brighter than 650 lumens. The brightness spacing is more logically spaced than the Wuben E05 (on 14500, big gap from “High” mode to “Turbo” mode).

Lumintop EDC05 is another candidate, 800 lumens on Turbo (must program it first, since it’s set to 75% level from the factory).

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Factory Default: Level ② Output 75% Brightness

By default, the flashlight doesn’t come at its highest output from the factory. You can manually set it to the maximum lumen output by going into programming mode.

14500 Battery:

Stage ③ Output 100% Brightness:
High: 800 lumens Med: 320 lumens Low: 100 lumens Moonlight: 10 lumens

Stage ② Output 75% Brightness:
High: 600 lumens Med: 240 lumens Low: 75 lumens Moonlight: 5 lumens

Stage ① Output 50% Brightness:
High: 400 lumens Med: 160 lumens Low: 45 lumens Moonlight: 1.5 lumens

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Nitecore had a 900-1000 lumen single 14500 – the EA11, but it’s discontinued. They also had another very similar one with slightly different UI – MT10A, also discontinued.

To me, there’s a distinct difference between the 500-700 lumen lights, and the 900+ lumen ones. Below 700 lumens the lights are using conventional ICR 14500, so most cells, including protected ones, work. The 900 lumen ones need high discharge IMR chemistry.

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
samyy wrote:
Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm. So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

My first version Zebralight SC5w measures 450 lumens. I think the newer SC5 II, especially in cool white, has to be over 500 lumens.

You’re claiming the Armytek Prime A1 Pro is 465 lumens? I have the A2 warm, and it measures 450 lumens. I don’t see how the 1xAA version could be 465, if the 2xAA version is only 450. Granted, mine is the XML2 version, and I think the newer XPL version is brighter, but I don’t believe Armytek has made as bright a 1xAA light as Zebralight.

Generally the 1xAA can use 14500, but 2xAA only take Ni-MH. So they end up very similar in output. See Olight S1A and S2A.

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EDCba wrote:
WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
samyy wrote:
Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm. So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

My first version Zebralight SC5w measures 450 lumens. I think the newer SC5 II, especially in cool white, has to be over 500 lumens.

You’re claiming the Armytek Prime A1 Pro is 465 lumens? I have the A2 warm, and it measures 450 lumens. I don’t see how the 1xAA version could be 465, if the 2xAA version is only 450. Granted, mine is the XML2 version, and I think the newer XPL version is brighter, but I don’t believe Armytek has made as bright a 1xAA light as Zebralight.

Generally the 1xAA can use 14500, but 2xAA only take Ni-MH. So they end up very similar in output. See Olight S1A and S2A.


This means 2*AA can not use 14500? Could you tell me the reason plz?
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vulcan wrote:
EDCba wrote:
WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
samyy wrote:
Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm. So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

My first version Zebralight SC5w measures 450 lumens. I think the newer SC5 II, especially in cool white, has to be over 500 lumens.

You’re claiming the Armytek Prime A1 Pro is 465 lumens? I have the A2 warm, and it measures 450 lumens. I don’t see how the 1xAA version could be 465, if the 2xAA version is only 450. Granted, mine is the XML2 version, and I think the newer XPL version is brighter, but I don’t believe Armytek has made as bright a 1xAA light as Zebralight.

Generally the 1xAA can use 14500, but 2xAA only take Ni-MH. So they end up very similar in output. See Olight S1A and S2A.


This means 2*AA can not use 14500? Could you tell me the reason plz?

I think not many drivers can handle up to 9 V. Fenix has one but lumens isn’t impressive. Another problem is safely discharging 14500 in series.

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Another vote for the Wuben E05… I am really liking mine. Thumbs Up

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MascaratumB wrote:
I don’t know if this will be considered a “custom” or a “production” flashlight (maybe the 1st, I guess), but is probably one of the brightest lights on 14500.
It is made by our fellow member vestureofblood, a.k.a. Matt, a.k.a. AdventureSportFlashlights!
“Everyday Carry Brass” – 1536 lumen (on XPL-HI V3-1B and using a high-drain 14500 battery)!

https://asflashlights.com/home/105-everyday-carry-brass-3x-xp-l-hi.html

It can also be seen here, on his channel!

BTW, the main reason why I mention this is due to the “Unlimited bugdet?” part in the OP Big SmileCash

Impressive output ,,BUT who is willing to pay $219 for a AA light whose battery can NOT maintain that output for long! Not me!! I would take the Wuben E05 and then buy another modded EDC and still have enough money to buy a $65 bag of Merrick Buffalo and sweet Potato for CAPO!!! Thumbs Up

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
I don’t know if this will be considered a “custom” or a “production” flashlight (maybe the 1st, I guess), but is probably one of the brightest lights on 14500.
It is made by our fellow member vestureofblood, a.k.a. Matt, a.k.a. AdventureSportFlashlights!
“Everyday Carry Brass” – 1536 lumen (on XPL-HI V3-1B and using a high-drain 14500 battery)!

https://asflashlights.com/home/105-everyday-carry-brass-3x-xp-l-hi.html

It can also be seen here, on his channel!

BTW, the main reason why I mention this is due to the “Unlimited bugdet?” part in the OP Big SmileCash

Impressive output ,,BUT who is willing to pay $219 for a AA light whose battery can NOT maintain that output for long! Not me!! I would take the Wuben E05 and then buy another modded EDC!

Sure, I’m with you too Wink Still, in what concerns being “the brightest”, this surely reaches a place into the top ranking!! (I wish I could have it, though Big SmileCash )

The more I know this flashlight world, the more I’m inclined to choose better runtime over more output! The Wuben E05 seems to be a very good one or the best in the budget range to be bright and have decent runtime on a 14500 cell!

I subscribe that one as well as a good choice!!! Wink

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MascaratumB wrote:
wolfdog1226 wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
I don’t know if this will be considered a “custom” or a “production” flashlight (maybe the 1st, I guess), but is probably one of the brightest lights on 14500.
It is made by our fellow member vestureofblood, a.k.a. Matt, a.k.a. AdventureSportFlashlights!
“Everyday Carry Brass” – 1536 lumen (on XPL-HI V3-1B and using a high-drain 14500 battery)!

https://asflashlights.com/home/105-everyday-carry-brass-3x-xp-l-hi.html

It can also be seen here, on his channel!

BTW, the main reason why I mention this is due to the “Unlimited bugdet?” part in the OP Big SmileCash

Impressive output ,,BUT who is willing to pay $219 for a AA light whose battery can NOT maintain that output for long! Not me!! I would take the Wuben E05 and then buy another modded EDC!

Sure, I’m with you too Wink Still, in what concerns being “the brightest”, this surely reaches a place into the top ranking!! (I wish I could have it, though Big SmileCash )

The more I know this flashlight world, the more I’m inclined to choose better runtime over more output! The Wuben E05 seems to be a very good one or the best in the budget range to be bright and have decent runtime on a 14500 cell!

I subscribe that one as well as a good choice!!! Wink

You are right,,,it qualifies for the brightest! Thumbs Up I was just looking at it from a practical point of view.

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You want a bright 14500, get you one of these bad boys!!

They have practical use at lower power & a SUPER DUPER ‘W.O.W Factor’ when you open it up!!! Wink

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EDCba wrote:
WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
samyy wrote:
Zebra SC5 II is NOT brighter than 500lm. Ok ,on the paper 550lm, in reality about 430lm. So the brightest single AA flashlight I know is Armytek Prime A1 PRO – 465 real lumens (warm tint version).

My first version Zebralight SC5w measures 450 lumens. I think the newer SC5 II, especially in cool white, has to be over 500 lumens.

You’re claiming the Armytek Prime A1 Pro is 465 lumens? I have the A2 warm, and it measures 450 lumens. I don’t see how the 1xAA version could be 465, if the 2xAA version is only 450. Granted, mine is the XML2 version, and I think the newer XPL version is brighter, but I don’t believe Armytek has made as bright a 1xAA light as Zebralight.

Generally the 1xAA can use 14500, but 2xAA only take Ni-MH. So they end up very similar in output. See Olight S1A and S2A.

Okay, I thought we were comparing apples to apples, not oranges.

AKAIK, the Zebralight SC5 is the brightest single AA light on the market, that uses a NiMH cell. Yes, there are plenty of 14500 lights that are brighter, possibly including the Armytek on a 14500.

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The Armyek Prime Pro 1AA is brighter then the Zebralight SC5.

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The Armyek Prime Pro 1AA is brighter then the Zebralight SC5.

Advertised, or independently tested? Issues with the Prime’s optics are well documented by now, and I do not believe the advertised OTF output for any model.

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