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Photos of your AAA flashlight collection!

I’m sure many of you have at least a few AAA lights in your collection. What are your favorites? Show ‘em!

The Fenix L0D is my oldest, as you can see from the anodizing loss. It’s a great little light, very reliable, my “old faithful.” But my new favorite is the Aurora A8… not an AAA light, but nearly in the size class. Because of the polycarbonate shell, I won’t let it ride on my keychain, but I clip it to pockets. But for AAA use, I’m feeling the Jetbeam U will take precedence. It’s seriously powerful for its size and well built, and an enormous value at only $10 USD! The copper Olight i3e-CU is a beauty, but only 1 mode. I tried to get on with the Astrolux A01 copper, but it’s really too heavy for the size. More of a novelty. The Sofirn C01 is a recent acquisition and is very nice (I have the 5600k emitter in there), but I got it more for backup purposes.

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I only have 2 aaa lights. An A01 that has a Meth problem. It can’t decide which mode it likes best. I have no say so in it. A BLF348 rounds out my aaa lights and I don’t even get to use that one. The wife stole it. So I have a tweaking Astrolux and a kidnapped 348.

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> A01 meth problem

I have several of them awaiting a resistor implant to deal with that severe moral uncertainty in the A01 driver.
Plus Arc AAAs, etcetera.

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No pix, but:

Astrolux A01 (silver/gray)

Glaree E03 (several, blue+black)

BLF348-219 (several, somewhere…)

Odepro E01 (1 leak-damaged, 1 perfect)

Lumintop Tool-AAA (couple)

Ultratac/Aiderwhatever A7 (a few)

Coupla PF04s count? 2×AAA…

Maybe 1/more loose ones somewhere…

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

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Left to right, Maratac copper, Lumintop Brass worm, Manker E02, Manker E01, Thrunite Ti-3, Sofirn C01 Cool White, Sofirn C01 Warm White, Harbor Freigth (3-AAA), Mini Maglite (2-AAA)

The Maratac was in my pocket the longest, the Thrunite got the most use (3 weeks on the JMT), I have not really used the mini maglite, my E01 is a bit wonky in skipping modes, but has arguably the nicest tint of them all, and was my first AAA of the group. They all have seen pocket time except the two larger ones. They don’t get much lovin anymore since I fell in love with my Emissar D4.

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lampliter wrote:
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Seems you have the same problem I do. I find a light I like so much that I buy multiples of them because I am scared they might quit making them. Big Smile

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Nice collections! Thumbs UpPartyBeer

@lampliter, why so many black Olight i3 EOS lights? Are any modified?

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Quote:
Seems you have the same problem I do. I find a light I like so much that I buy multiples of them because I am scared they might quit making them.

I learned the lesson with the Thrunite Ti5.. when I wanted to buy the Ti5 it was not produced and sold anymore.. (missed it by 4 weeks, huge regrets, luckily I got one a few months later)
Same with the Thrunite T10S/T10T.. wanted a Ti version.. discontinued.. happy I bought the aluminium T10 version as backup at least when they released the T10V2.. felt like an idiot first for buying a light I won’t carry right away, but a few days later I was happy I did it. There’s nothing quite like these on the market anymore.

I bought 4 Sofirn C01 yesterday for the same reason.. Facepalm

as an excuse.. I got family, so I expect they will “borrow” my lights and use and lose them, so I better have multiples of the nice ones.

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xevious wrote:
Nice collections! Thumbs UpPartyBeer

@lampliter, why so many black Olight i3 EOS lights? Are any modified?

I just like em; only one is slightly modded; I ground the tail down flat with a dremel and glued a strong magnet to it, 4th one from the left.

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lampliter wrote:
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Seems you have the same problem I do. I find a light I like so much that I buy multiples of them because I am scared they might quit making them. Big Smile

My name is lampliter and I am a flashaholic.
It’s not a problem; I can quit anytime. Cool

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Dont have that many, a few for now, and yes another olight i3t in the back copper unopened Big Smile

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My humble AAA flashlights collection:

And just for laughs an extra one with the 3xAAA adapter:

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My little collection. Smile


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Wow, some really extensive collections — Petr J, you’ve nearly got a rainbow going. Wink

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1 cheap zoomie
1 Olight i3T EOS
1 hc-lights.fi (BLF-348)
4 Sofirn C01

Blushing

REVIEWS: AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 & SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B018 /// ACEBEAM: H20 /// BLITZWOLF: BlitzWolf BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 & A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C 

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8  TIR Lenses: 1 / 2   Others: Biscotti 3 & 1*7135     Triple TIR & XP-G2

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I like those paracords on the C01’s Thumbs Up

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Rdubya18 wrote:
I like those paracords on the C01’s Thumbs Up

Thanks mate Wink

BTW, I forgot to include the Nitefox K3 in the group! It currently lives in my tool’s keychain Wink
Now I have the complete “collection” Wink

REVIEWS: AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 & SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B018 /// ACEBEAM: H20 /// BLITZWOLF: BlitzWolf BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 & A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C 

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8  TIR Lenses: 1 / 2   Others: Biscotti 3 & 1*7135     Triple TIR & XP-G2

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Here’s a few.

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I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

 

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The D4 in 18350 form factor is pretty amazing. I wear hoodies in the morning in lieu of turning up the heat pump, until my wife wakes up a few hours later. I have 7 of them in different weights/warmth and in the pocket of each is either a AAA copper Tool or a brass Ultratac K18 plus one ToolTi. I am thinking that the D4 is not that much bigger in a pocket like that. In addition it has a much lower low than any of my AAA’s since I use only 10440’s in all butt the ToolTi. And the high end is not even comparable.

HMMmmm! Can I justify my heating savings enuff to cover a few more D4’s?

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I had an iTp and a Thrunite Ti but sold them recently.

Only one I have currently is a Titan Plus, but am waiting on a Lumapower LM21 to arrive.

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I only have 2 AAA lights. Surefire Titan and Surefire Titan plus.

 

 

 

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My LM21 came in today.