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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Doug wrote:
My favorite aaa is the original Foursevens Preon 1, with an added clicky…I have never found one better.

Good to know, I have a barely used red one with added clicky. Might be worth buying some new 10440s for.

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Disappointment there isn’t any lower than 4000k. I will mod my aaa lights with sst20 2700k by myself.

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For Aesthetics.
Beam colour and feel in hand. x 200% on most others.
The Astrolux AO1 219B or c.

For ugliness and wierd shape. The Tool AAA.
End switch. Twisty and end cap circuit breaker??.
Nicely Bright. but a wierd blend of multiple controls..

For Just being my fav Small Copper light,
My O’Light i3T EOS Copper.
Weighty. Great Shape and beautiful blended copper shades. NOT órrible and shiny bright. Yuk..

With my Jetbeam Jet-1 MK Pro,
Still being the fav of my AA’s.

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I really like the Wuben E01. It’s what I always EDC regardless if I have an 18650 light with me. No memory, always starts on low. Only thing I hate about it is 2 quick taps goes to SOS mode so you can’t change modes very quickly. It’s basically a Tool AAA with a different UI. It really needs a dc fix though even with an emitter swap IMHO.

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My favorite host is the Cu Tool

My favorite LED during the day is the sw45k on the right
At night my favorite is the 3500k E21a on the left
I spent a lot of time with 219b 4000k, in the middle, but now I dont use it and prefer the other two

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Agree with the BLF 348 in 219b. Plus 2 x Singfire. Same light but Cree led’s. Colder white.
Still nice though.

Hey.

They ALL nice.

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jon_slider wrote:
My favorite host is the Cu Tool

Nice Thumbs Up Smile

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1. Lumintop IYP07
2. Manker e02
3. Reylight mini Pineapple Gen.1

Emisar D⁴, Astrolux C8, BLF A6, Sofirn sp36aV2, Reylight Mini Pineapple, BLF 348 KillZone, Lumintop IYP07, Emisar D18, Boruit D10, Manker e01, Ultrafire z1, Massdrop titanium AAA, Astrolux HL01, Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia, Tacklife LFL3A, Astrolux FT03, Zanflair T1

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drewski wrote:
ah so sorry. The first two digits are minutes.

So the EDC01 can run longer at higher brightness compared to C01S?
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I don’t really have a favourite in the AAA section, but this one is in my watchpocket for weeks now.

And now that I carry it lens up, I never have accidental activations anymore.

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very nicely textured photo

thought it was a brass Tool, til I noticed the ring in the head..
curious about the rose colored lens?

thanks for the counter intuitive, no false activation tip

obligatory favorite

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jon_slider wrote:
curious about the rose colored lens?

It has a 3000k sst-20 with a Lee zircon minus green filter.

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Seemingly by my very amateur runtime test. There could have been slight variances in batteries as I don’t have an analyzing charger to find out. I don’t know why it was able to run longer than the tool AAA since they to have the exact same LEGO-able head and same emitter—not sure about the internals though. I would be interested in seeing other runtime graphs.

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jon_slider wrote:
very nicely textured photo

thought it was a brass Tool, til I noticed the ring in the head..

Strange… It does not look anything close to brass on my computer. Maybe you should calibrate your monitor or remove those sunglasses? Wink

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I don’t know how many people still want C01 with 5mm HCRI led

With a BLFer’s help, I have the resource of another 5mm HCRI led which seems to be great too.

But I don’t know if you want it again.

The 5mm led has two options 3400K and 5800K. The body color of C01 can be Black, Red, Blue, DesertTan, Green, Orange, Bare-Aluminum

Maybe it can be 5000pcs in total. It can be fulfilled if only there are enough interests.

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Barry0892 wrote:
I don’t know how many people still want C01 with 5mm HCRI led

I believe there is still strong interest for both CCT.

it would be helpful to know the R9 and DUV, of the new LEDs compared to the Yuji, which are some of the best in tint and CRI. I also really like the beam they produce

you made a lot of people happy with those, I think you could do it again if the new LED is similar in tint, cri, and beam ..

btw, I am a strong proponent of NOT polishing the reflector, I prefer the Original C01 beam that had NO hotspot..

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Doug wrote:
My favorite aaa is the original Foursevens Preon 1, with an added clicky…I have never found one better.

Good to know, I have a barely used red one with added clicky. Might be worth buying some new 10440s for.


If you are familiar with 47s, only their 1st (and possibly 2nd) generation Preon P1s will accommodate the 10440. Check for voltage range in specs if able. And be mindful of overheating. Use on high briefly. Sorry for my slow response – I’ve been away for awhile.

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Barry0892 wrote:
I don’t know how many people still want C01 with 5mm HCRI led

With a BLFer’s help, I have the resource of another 5mm HCRI led which seems to be great too.

But I don’t know if you want it again.

The 5mm led has two options 3400K and 5800K. The body color of C01 can be Black, Red, Blue, DesertTan, Green, Orange, Bare-Aluminum

Maybe it can be 5000pcs in total. It can be fulfilled if only there are enough interests.

The C01 is my favorite AAA flashlight. The light is gentle, pretty, and just right for cozy night time activities. Pairing what it does with how long it lasts on an Eneloop makes it the most valuable flashlight in my collection.

I got a few of the original run. When the colored ones came out, I ordered a bunch only to have them lost in the mail. Unfortunately, it was too late by the time I found out. I had missed my opportunity to stock up. Sad

If the new 3400K version is close to how good the original Yuji version was, I’ll buy a few. Getting them with a green body would be incredible. Green is my favorite body color when I can get it.

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Chronovore wrote:
If the new 3400K version is close to how good the original Yuji version was, I’ll buy a few. Getting them with a green body would be incredible. Green is my favorite body color when I can get it.

Same. The green they used on SP40 is a good choice. I want that for C01.

I alternate between C01 and Thrunite Ti3 with 219b for small pocket carry.

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I’d be happy to order a few of the 3400K versions – when I tried ordering the warm Yuji ones, they ended up lost in the mail and by the time I was offered a replacement, only the 5700K versions were left!

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Barry0892 wrote:
I don’t know how many people still want C01 with 5mm HCRI led

With a BLFer’s help, I have the resource of another 5mm HCRI led which seems to be great too.

But I don’t know if you want it again.

The 5mm led has two options 3400K and 5800K. The body color of C01 can be Black, Red, Blue, DesertTan, Green, Orange, Bare-Aluminum

Maybe it can be 5000pcs in total. It can be fulfilled if only there are enough interests.

I’d say the demand is definitely there. People bought them up quick, and in large quantities. I think the fact that they come up for sale so rarely shows how sought after they are. I’ve seen 6 for sale, and bought 5 of them. Only missed out on one cause I was too busy that day to check the site. Only reason I have been able to get one of each color, in each CCT was because I convinced one of the 5 sellers I bought from to sell me another color.

I can’t imagine that these would not sell well again, they were so well liked and well received. Add in some new anodization colors and you give people who have already purchased a reason to buy more. Hell its been this long and I still can’t even find a duplicate of any of the old colors!

To fit the theme of the thread and stay on topic, here are two of my current favorites. Much like the C01, the Peak is single mode, which is my favorite for AAA twisties

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