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AA Format Moonlight

Without opening a whole can of worms about searching and research, there are MILLIONS of budget lights…..I just need suggestions!

So I am looking for a small cheap single aa format light that has a long runtime on low. Now I am looking to keep it below $30 and dont need the best torch in the world, but want reliability.

What I would like:
-Small AA format NO AAA
-NEEDS moonlight/candle mode
-Reliable
-Headlamp, not necessary but awesome

PS. I looked at the “H” series UltraFires and dont like the electronic switch (parasitic loss). Also they tend to be less than reliable if smacked around a little. REAAAALLLLLYYYYY like the size and functionality of topswitch and all so alternatives are up my alley!!

BLF members are hilarious:
“That’s like saying “My car has top-speed of 200k millimiles per hour”. Why not to just say 10 Ah?”

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Thrunite T10 has a 0.08 lumen mode. Check out my review here:

budgetlightforum.com/node/12869

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For $37 you can get this.

Proton Pro

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Where? 37$

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Trevi_lux wrote:
Where? 37$

Here’s one place:
Amazon

I think I actually got mine from:
Batteryjunction

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Thanks for the information cgbryan. I did not know this flashlight and I find very interesting.

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Another vote for the Thrunite T10

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Another vote for the Thrunite T10


+1
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PCC wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:

Another vote for the Thrunite T10


+1

+2 Even better if you can still get a free Ti with it.
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GottaZoom wrote:
PCC wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:

Another vote for the Thrunite T10

+1
+2 Even better if you can still get a free Ti with it.

+3

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I like that Proton Pro. Amazon.com doesn’t ship to Canada. I need a deal.

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Hmmm. T10 looks promising……Any more suggestions?
Namely Headlamps?

BLF members are hilarious:
“That’s like saying “My car has top-speed of 200k millimiles per hour”. Why not to just say 10 Ah?”

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Hmmm. T10 looks promising……Any more suggestions?
Namely Headlamps?

BLF members are hilarious:
“That’s like saying “My car has top-speed of 200k millimiles per hour”. Why not to just say 10 Ah?”

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I’ve been looking for something similar and so far the only thing I’ve been able to find is the Spark SX5 which might not meet your criteria since it runs on 3AA and a bunch of other configurations, but it can do 75 days at .5 lumens with 3AA’s and 35 days with 3AAA’s which is freaking amazing. Only reason I haven’t pulled the trigger is because I’m doubtful of that last claim and I’m awaiting reviews, also it’s expensive which might not meet another part of your criteria.

There’s also the Zebralight SC52 which runs on a single AA at .1 lumen for 90 days, but it’s also an expensive unit.

There’s some reviews on the Spark, but nothing concrete as to if the moonlight numbers might be accurate, so I guess it’s a matter of waiting around.

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asval wrote:
I’ve been looking for something similar and so far the only thing I’ve been able to find is the Spark SX5 which might not meet your criteria since it runs on 3AA and a bunch of other configurations, but it can do 75 days at .5 lumens with 3AA’s and 35 days with 3AAA’s which is freaking amazing. Only reason I haven’t pulled the trigger is because I’m doubtful of that last claim and I’m awaiting reviews, also it’s expensive which might not meet another part of your criteria.

There’s also the Zebralight SC52 which runs on a single AA at .1 lumen for 90 days, but it’s also an expensive unit.

There’s some reviews on the Spark, but nothing concrete as to if the moonlight numbers might be accurate, so I guess it’s a matter of waiting around.

That sounds awefully over rated to me, then again I know very little about flashlight efficiencies.
But running 2 and a half months on 3AA? Shocked

Would be awesomesauce if proven true!

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Has a 1aa light for under $20 that has a .09 lumen low mode

I ordered both models, one has three modes and one has four modes

http://www.sbflashlights.com/L3-Illumination/L3-Illumination-L10-p273.html

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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T10 was the first one that came to my mind so t10 +1

The illumination supply light also has me tempted but shipping may kill it for me.

The beauty of these two is you can always get a strap to use them as a head light.

http://www.google.co.uk/shopping/product/2309020382844869207?hl=en&site=...

That’s just the cheapest google shopping link to give you an idea, I’ve used one of these for 12 years with mag AA’s, eBay 3 x AAA zoomys and now a c8 – very versatile, very useful. Every flashaholic should have one, particularly if you keep a light in the glove box, I use mine at work for hands free light working on vehicles.

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TrakTuned wrote:

That sounds awefully over rated to me, then again I know very little about flashlight efficiencies.
But running 2 and a half months on 3AA? Shocked

Would be awesomesauce if proven true!

I managed to find some more info on it by using google translate

“Current consumption:

Measured with a full Spark 2600mAh Battery:

super: 970mA
High: 500mA
MED2: 74mA
med1: 28mA
low: 1.6 mA

Assuming the burn time cheating with a 2600mAh battery on super probably between 2 and a half hours, depending on how the driver with the decreasing voltage bypasses. I think that’s long enough for many activities, especially because of the much lower Leuchtsufen are sufficiently bright. “

Anyone care to take a guess as to if the runtime claims sparks gives are real?

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this one is fresh out

http://www.sbflashlights.com/L3-Illumination/L3-Illumination-L10-p273.html

 

discussed / promoted here

 

EDIT: just ordered two of these will report back when I get them (will be a while since I am having a friend ship them to me from the US, along with other goodies, hehehe)


EDIT #2 I just noticed CarpentryHero referred the same flashlight ;)

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lucky then I opted for the 3-mode version Smile

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leaftye wrote:

CarpentryHero wrote:
Has a 1aa light for under $20 that has a .09 lumen low mode I ordered both models, one has three modes and one has four modes http://www.sbflashlights.com/L3-Illumination/L3-Illumination-L10-p273.html

 

I like it, especially the 20 gram weight.  Too bad the 4 mode is out of stock already.  A NW version will be available.  That might become my first choice for a backpacking light, although I’m going to want something with much greater reach in bear country.

Yes, a 30-06 might be good, or a 300 Rem Mag

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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What do you make with the moonlight mode?
I like the L3 colored very much, but its too expensive for me, 30bugs for such a small light…

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Nice light. I got the 4 mode. Fun but next one pre-ordered is the 3 mode natural without the firefly mode.

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Five in all, a few as gifts. I love that there’s colored bodies and xpg2 ‘s now

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada