What is Your Favorite 1xAAA Light?

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kamots wrote:
where to get high CRI emitters.

219b will fit the stock mcpcb

available from azhu in the wts section

Im a pink tint snob.
I love the 219b

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sw45k it is my favorite,
most people like the sw40,
I do not like the sw35 much,
sw30 yes please, when I want juicy warm

I find xp-l overly yellow/green (above the bbl, aka positive duv)

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I don’t really like pink/red/orange. I prefer a neutral white but I guess those are not high CRI? It seems I need to go with 4000K or so?

Most of my lights are cool white so I’m just used to it. My Surefire T1A is too blue if that helps.

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kamots wrote:
I don’t really like pink/red/orange. I prefer a neutral white but I guess those are not high CRI? It seems I need to go with 4000K or so?

Most of my lights are cool white so I’m just used to it. My Surefire T1A is too blue if that helps.

Neutral White can be Low CRI or it can be High CRI
4000k is part of Neutral White range.

Cool white lights are almost never High CRI.

This is a complex subject, involving multiple variables including Color Temperature, Tint, and CRI.

yes a 4000k 219b would be a good place to start. They are Neutral White, with pink tint, and High CRI.

Whether you notice the pink tint depends on the time of day. At night you wont see it, during the day you might. This is a complex subject involving the White Balance of your brain, in response to ambient light color temperature.

welcome to the exploration Smile

here are a few photos to help you see color temperature differences
these are all High CRI (warm, neutral, and cool whites)

these are all High CRI Neutral White (but different Tints)

I could go on, but this may not be the right thread for it. If you search my posts you will find many many photos, as Ive spent a lot of time comparing LEDs.

enjoy the process of discovering what LEDs you like. Smile

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Continuing the conversation here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/71657
Sorry about dragging the thread off-topic Smile

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My favorite aaa is the original Foursevens Preon 1, with an added clicky. It is 3 1/4” long, 1/2” wide, titanium with a red aluminum body. It will run on a 10440, putting out ~ 360 lumens on high. I have carried it for ten years and though I am always looking I have never found one better. I expect it will be in my pocket until death do us part.

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Honestly I don’t use any of my aaa enough to recommend. If I was to get another I would look for neutral tint and enough efficiency for very long runtime.

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Doug wrote:
My favorite aaa is the original Foursevens Preon 1, with an added clicky. It is 3 1/4” long, 1/2” wide, titanium with a red aluminum body. It will run on a 10440, putting out ~ 360 lumens on high. I have carried it for ten years and though I am always looking I have never found one better. I expect it will be in my pocket until death do us part.

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Jack Kellar wrote:
I still don’t get why there’s no titanium Tool with the regular one’s clicky. It’s so good!

The titanium 2.0 AA version has a regular clicky. I’m actually a big fan of the e-switch. It’s unique and works well for me.

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Maratac Cu AAA Rev.2 circa summer 2012. Two perfect modes: dim (~1.5 lum.) and “bright enough” ~70 lumens. Perfect regulation and near-class leading efficiency.

Manufacturers have pushed AAA drivers too hard the past 6 years or so IMO, and efficiency has taken a back seat to peak output.

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