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Recommend me a 1AA flashlight as a gift

I’m looking for reliability and simple operation, one mode or maybe two, lumens are not a big problem, more is nice, but even 75 will suffice

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Price range? Does tint matter?

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I’d love to get any of the zebralights as a gift.

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price is under $25, tint doesn’t matter

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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Bort wrote:
price is under $25, tint doesn’t matter

One of the Sipik clones then?

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I have this one, and it’s pretty good, plus you get a small compass on the lanyard :)…

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ShiningBeam has a RC-G2 X with a XP-G2 for $16

XP-G2***NEW***-Romisen-RC-dsh-G2-X/Detail Cool 165 lumens
XP-G**NEW**—Romisen-RC-dsh-G2/Detail Neutral 150 lumens

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ezarc wrote:
ShiningBeam has a RC-G2 X with a XP-G2 for $16

XP-G2***NEW***-Romisen-RC-dsh-G2-X/Detail Cool 165 lumens
XP-G**NEW**—Romisen-RC-dsh-G2/Detail Neutral 150 lumens


thats already the front runner Wink

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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How about this one HERE.
I’d buy it myself but I’m trying to cut down Wink

Lights out! That's when things get interesting...

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BanglaBob wrote:
How about this one HERE.
I’d buy it myself but I’m trying to cut down Wink

it has a mode i’ve never heard of, Hi > Lo > Fluorescent

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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Bort wrote:
BanglaBob wrote:
How about this one HERE. I’d buy it myself but I’m trying to cut down Wink
it has a mode i’ve never heard of, Hi > Lo > Fluorescent

I think they mean “moonlight”. It says 0.09 lumens aka “it glows in the dark”.
Another fantastic translation huh ?

Lights out! That's when things get interesting...

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These are a little bit over $25, but a lot better in quality and reliability, beautiful packaging as a gift, better than no-name clones:

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/fenix-e11-cree-xpe-led-115lumens-flashlight-...

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/klarus-p1a-1aa-flashlight-150lumens-p-332.ht...

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Crelant V11A can also be had for $25 with coupon here

http://www.md-lightsource.com/Crelant-V11A-450-Lumen-AA-powered-light-CREE-XML-U2-V11A.htm

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gavrook wrote:
Crelant V11A can also be had for $25 with coupon here

http://www.md-lightsource.com/Crelant-V11A-450-Lumen-AA-powered-light-CREE-XML-U2-V11A.htm

Is there a coupon for md-lightsource? Can you tell me what it is?

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I thought it was just BLF?

If that doesn’t work PM user madecov and ask

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shiny flashlight is always a good gift especially for non flashaholic user Smile

For AAA, I suggest Lumintop Worm Stainless Steel (there's anodized colorful version and also clone: Ultrafire SA R2) or Ultrafire T1.

For AA, I suggest Ultrafire C3 Stainless Steel.

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I think the ThruNite Saber 1A T10 is the way to go personally. 169 lumens from a single AA, XP-G2 R5 LED, 3 modes including a very very low firefly mode, twisty interface, keychain ring attachment, HAIII anodizing, anti reflective coating ultra clear lens. 169 lumens, 9 lumens, .09 lumens.

I got mine for $20, but they usually go for $29

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tatasal wrote:
These are a little bit over $25, but a lot better in quality and reliability, beautiful packaging as a gift, better than no-name clones:

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/fenix-e11-cree-xpe-led-115lumens-flashlight-...

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/klarus-p1a-1aa-flashlight-150lumens-p-332.ht...

+1
Perfect gift for anyone. Easy to use, common battery, pocket size, good price. I have both.

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Bought two of these.

XPG, nice and bright, quite floody, three mode, High,low, strobe. Love em.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAXToch-ED5R-7-TORCH-CREE-XP-G-R5-493-LUMENS-RATED-LED-TORCH-AA-BATTERY-14500-/321119579996?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item4ac437ef5c

Marc.

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L3 Illumination L10 is $25, but has 3 (or optionally 4) modes. However, I think there's not much difference in usability between 2 and 3 mode lights. Once you learn to change mode, you can do it twice too..

Pros:
- Has Nichia 219 NW 4500K High CRI emitter for great color rendering
- Is compact, and very well built
- Available in multiple colors
- Doesn't have memory, starts always on low -> easier to use
- No hurry to change modes, about 5s time to turn on again for next mode
- No PWM

There's also a XP-G2 version for $5 less.

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oRAirwolf wrote:
I think the ThruNite Saber 1A T10 is the way to go personally. 169 lumens from a single AA, XP-G2 R5 LED, 3 modes including a very very low firefly mode, twisty interface, keychain ring attachment, HAIII anodizing, anti reflective coating ultra clear lens. 169 lumens, 9 lumens, .09 lumens. I got mine for $20, but they usually go for $29

 

I am highly recommending the ThruNite Archer 1A.

178 lumens, 24 lumens, 0.1 lumens

 

Can be had for little money from ebay store. Also check out my kick-ass review.

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tatasal wrote:
These are a little bit over $25, but a lot better in quality and reliability, beautiful packaging as a gift, better than no-name clones:

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/fenix-e11-cree-xpe-led-115lumens-flashlight-...

http://www.doingoutdoor.com/klarus-p1a-1aa-flashlight-150lumens-p-332.ht...

+1

I have those. Really great. Over a year old still running great

How bright is bright enough...

Runtime VS Lumens...

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ezarc wrote:
ShiningBeam has a RC-G2 X with a XP-G2 for $16

XP-G2***NEW***-Romisen-RC-dsh-G2-X/Detail Cool 165 lumens
XP-G**NEW**—Romisen-RC-dsh-G2/Detail Neutral 150 lumens

+1

In gray too Romisen RC-G2 II Cree XP-G R5 Flashlight “Gray” (1xAA) : http://www.shiningbeam.com/servlet/the-223/Romisen-RC-dsh-G2-II/Detail

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Check this out: http://www.lighthound.com/Lighthound-AA-Tactical-Flashlight-Cree-XML-U2-LED_p_3958.html (sent by Yahoo! Toolbar)
Check this out: http://www.lighthound.com/Lighthound-AA-Tactical-Flashlight-Cree-XPG-R5-LED_p_3959.html (sent by Yahoo! Toolbar)

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I think adjust output by angle is nice as a gift (a bit different).

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the wrote:

L3 Illumination L10 is $25, but has 3 (or optionally 4) modes. However, I think there’s not much difference in usability between 2 and 3 mode lights. Once you learn to change mode, you can do it twice too..

Pros:
- Has Nichia 219 NW 4500K High CRI emitter for great color rendering
- Is compact, and very well built
- Available in multiple colors
- Doesn’t have memory, starts always on low > easier to use
No hurry to change modes, about 5s time to turn on again for next mode
- No PWM

There’s also a XP-G2 version for $5 less.

i second this i have bought 11 of the L3 Illuminations L10, 3 mode, sofar and all have been perfect. Gave 7 away as gifts to family and friends not one complaint .

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Sunwayman R10A or R10R with xp-g2:s at fasttech for $22.80 after BLF coupon!

Haven’t got one myself but looks great with simple UI for the money…

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+1 on the sunwayman R10A. Great simple light.

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I saw some of these lights during my own search, but i knew this thread would yield many more excellent suggestions
I’m thinking of giving away my Romisen RC G2 R5 CW, and getting the replacement flashlight for myself, especially since some of the suggestions aren’t at all simple like i am looking for, but would be fun for me

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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+2 on the Sunwayman. Great light for nonflashaholic.

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I’d go with the L10.

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