What is Your Favorite 1xAAA Light?

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PKDL-PL2 . To paraphrase Burt Gummer, It’s my “ backup, backup” light. Smile
Low tests about 17.5 hours on a L92. With the Benvelo diy headband holder it’s proved very useful.I pair it with a ancient Tekna for company.

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I also like the ti3 and astrolux a01 for their great firefly modes. too bad they messed up the interfaces with next mode memory on both. easily fixed though.

can you share a photo of where the pencil lead needs to be applied to fix the NMM in the Ti3?

since I found a lube that works with Titanium threads (google munky spunk) I like my original Titanium Ti3 much better. IF the presently shipping version, on Amazon, did not now have NMM I could recommend it as a host for a Nichia

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… I think it would go to the Lumintop Ti. … it has a flawless 219B with perfect tint

I agree the Tools w eSwitch are nice, but I dont know of any available w 219b anymore.. There is one advertised on ebay, but they are using old ad copy and actually ship with 219c. They are MLH.

The Copper Tool w eSwitch on Drop is LMH, with a 219c, which is considerably greener than the 219b that is NLA

The TiTool is very elegant, but, I dislike touching the brass ring, it gets hotter than the rest of the light, when using High mode.

The High modes on the Tools only have 30 minute runtimes now, they used to be more efficient. The Medium and Low modes are still efficient, and using High mode for long is a quick way to run out of batteries in an AAA.

My perfect AAA is a Copper Tool w eSwitch and a Nichia 219b swap.

when I want smaller, I like the MLH Maratac Copper AAA (it now ships w 219c, same as the Lumintop Tools that Drop sells, I prefer the earlier 219b versions, or an LED swap to sw45k)

Preon2 pocket clip, available on ebay, on my Copper tool

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Manker E02 – My round the house light. The extremely low moonlight modes are perfect in pitch black

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Dunno if I could call it my “favorite”, but I’m using the Aider/Ultratac AAA doodad most, out of all my AAA lights, mainly to burn down moribund AAA cells before they start fizzing and leaking.

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I’m bummin’.

Easily a third of my lights are AAA (some smaller).

Now I’m sad that they are not useful. * sniff *

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I bought 2 yesterday —- one was a Tool AAA CU —— Silly

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In case somebody is thinking I hate AAA lights. You’re wrong. This is part of my collection. I’m quite certain there’s more of them. Somewhere. And the rest I have given away. As I said earlier: they make nice gifts.

But with my eyesight, their usefulness is rather limited. To me. Thanks for all the “funny” remarks about that.
As you can see, I’m having a hard time focussing properly.

BTW: the tall one on the right is proof of life. That is the Tribute to Old Lumens light CRX gave me.
The little one on the very left is the Ultrafire UF-T1 I was referring to before.

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

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nice photo
my eyes are old too
my used less lights are on the bottom.. Wink

after my aaa phase, I ventured into 16340 and presently have upgraded to 18350

the copper tool w eswitch, sw45k, and captive clip is my tour de force in aaa

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Nice to notice that not everybody is into black. Big Smile
At the moment my needs when modding items are upgraded to a 14500 on the brim of my cap.

Though there are two AAA lights that are still very useful for me. Hanging a Playfox K1 or Fenix Liplight on the collar of my dog prevents me from tripping and breaking my neck over her when we make our evening walk.

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

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Nice to notice that not everybody is into black. Big Smile
At the moment my needs when modding items are upgraded to a 14500 on the brim of my cap.

Though there are two AAA lights that are still very useful for me. Hanging a Playfox K1 or Fenix Liplight on the collar of my dog prevents me from tripping and breaking my neck over her when we make our evening walk.

Lately I’ve found myself mostly skipping over new lights if they’re only available in black, unless there’s some compelling technological feature or something.

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I don’t use my AAA lights as much anymore, like Jon I have transitioned to my D4 with and 18350. But I’m going backpacking with my wife for a few days, and the one light I’m bringing is my Ti-3. Clipped to the brim of my visor, its a great headlamp, and I typically only use moonlight or the 10 lumen mode. The lithium primary has 3+ weeks of backpacking on it already, guessing I’ll get another 5 nights no problem. Weight with battery and clip 19g.

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Ti-3. Clipped to the brim of my visor, its a great headlamp

agree!
HatLamp clip option is a priority feature for me, and I like aspheric beams for HeadLamp applications when prepping, cooking, and eating food at camp

in aaa I favor the Sofirn C01 w Yuji 5600k
in 16340 I like the Klarus Mi1C aspheric w hat clip, modded to N219b 4500k

here are a couple more hatlights.. a maratac aaa w sw45k, and a 16340 Utorch w NW xp-l

oh, and here is my favorite ad for an AAA light, click pic.. same yuji beam option as the C01

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The 219b 4000k is sweet.

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@jonslider, I did compare my C01s with my Ti-3. The 3200K one is tempting, I may bring that one also? My 5600K seems a bit dim compared to the Ti-3, although I like the color. Decisions . . .

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I agree the 3200 is a great option in the tent, nice ambiance
and agree the 5600 is a bit dim except sitting at a table, so also agree the Ti3 is most versatile

nice choices!:-)

except, the Ti3 is Not High CRI

dont you have one of those 219c right angle mankers with programmable firefly?

have a great campout!

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   What light ?

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JetuE21A in 2000K from Virence (Clemence)

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Boaz wrote:

   What light ?

the red one:

i42dk wrote:

Manker E02 – My round the house light. The extremely low moonlight modes are perfect in pitch black

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Clicky – Reylight Tool Cu 219
Twisty – Sofirn BLF CO1S SST 20 4000k

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I love AAA lights and have more then i care to admit. Although i have tons of killer lights, the ones i use the most are the ones i can carry without too much inconvenience. However, i’m more comfortable carrying a 14500 Jetbeam Jet MK I with an AAA Astrolux Copper A01 as a backup. And i use them a lot almost everyday. How did i manage before that is puzzling me. When i wear a jacket i do have a D4 and an extra AAA or AA in there. Cannot have too many lights isn’t it? Big Smile

Still, one of the most impressive AAA/10440 light i do carry on occasions is the above mentioned Ultratac K18, Al, brass or SS version. A real bright little jewel. In the same vein i would mention the Lumintop Ant and Tool Ti with e-switch. Real classy lights.

Jetbeam µ is good too. Compact, lightweight and reliable twisty with useful modes, brightness and beam.

I’ve received a couple Sofirn C01S BLF this summer but gifted most of them. I have to get used to it but it is promising and quite cheap. No hurt in trying one.

PS: When you think about it, AAA lights are so small and lightweight that it’s rather straightforward to carry a few just in case. I believe i have half a dozen in my backpack… The rational is that they don’t ad much weight or space compared to carrying spare batteries in a box – and they act as protection for them, on top of being functional lights.

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jon_slider wrote:
I agree the 3200 is a great option in the tent, nice ambiance
and agree the 5600 is a bit dim except sitting at a table, so also agree the Ti3 is most versatile

nice choices!:-)

except, the Ti3 is Not High CRI

dont you have one of those 219c right angle mankers with programmable firefly?

have a great campout!


Yes, but its too heavy. ha ha. Actually, it could be nice, but wouldn’t work very well as a head lamp clipped to my visor. I don’t have the head band for it.

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lumintop tool aaa Ti, i’m not fan of twisty head

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cyclops wrote:
AAA- Thrunite Ti – Original with perfect firefly mode for the night AA/14500 – Wuben E05 – my favorite, this packs serious punch for the size

+1 on the Thrunite Ti and it’s perfect firefly mode. Will stay on for 3 days and is a perfect baby light. Have been using it constantly in such a manner since January. Have also used it for several nighttime walks for several hours on Low 12 lumens and it has performed great.

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    What light ?

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Boaz wrote:

What light ?

Umm, whut’s the question again?

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That don’t measure AAA

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Lightbringer wrote:
Boaz wrote:

What light ?

Umm, whut’s the question again?

The flashlight is just a distraction. Magicians do it all the time.
Before you know it there will be rabbits and white doves popping out of high hats.

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

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Boaz wrote:


 


    What light ?


The one that Dons young Niece is wearing there I think.
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    What light ?

I take it you were to distracted to read:

jon_slider wrote:
… click pic..
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Lumintop Tool CRI, Nichia 219c. Good mechanical clicky + compact, but not too compact size + smooth but shallow reflector + starting on Med = punches far above its weight. At home, I main it and only use the 18650s for fun and tint variety, or if I’m doing home repairs and need the extra runtime, which is not the downfall but the least good point of the Tool.

Hell, I like it so much I don’t dare take it to work anymore now that I know they’ve been discontinued. For that, I take my 4yo Thrunite Ti3 XP-G2, my absolute oldest light of good quality. The beam is a bit too floody for me, but the rosy neutral-warm tint is paydirt in the Cree lottery. Battery life is better than the Tool’s too, so no worries when I’m out and about, even less so since it plays second fiddle to my fatter primary.

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