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The smallest-brightest flashlight you have

Just a curiosity. Think about the smallest flashlight you have. The one you think it's just a "no lumen flashlight" but when you try it you say "WOW". The one you would choose to have always like keychain or in your pocket, but with the best output you can have from a micro flashlight.

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Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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Fenix LD01 running on a half dead 10440 put out over 220L.  Super small aaa twisty. I need to retest it with a fully charged cell now... 

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Match, did you mod that light to take 10440, or is a stock LD10 good with them?

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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Absolutely love my quark mini cr2. Incredibly bright for the package! Wish it was XML. Second smallest is my mr.lite j4 with XML. Probably putting 450lm out of a aa size light. Definitely has some wow factor!
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trooplewis wrote:

Match, did you mod that light to take 10440, or is a stock LD10 good with them?

Bone stock.  It's one of the first led lights I ever purchased, well before all this mod craziness came about.  For a "wow" light in a small package, it's hard to beat.  Not suprisingly, it does run a tad bit warm if left on for any length of time.  Most use is in med/low mode, but have high available "just in case"

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I have a Lummi Raw it lives on my keys. It has two modes, the low mode is what you would expect from a light that size...the high mode shocks normal folk Silly

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ITP / Maratac AAA on 10440 [ Maratac ] 

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ITP A3 Eos on lithium. My EDC and impresses non-flashaholics even on alkalines.

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Another vote for the ITP A3 EOS. I have the XP-G from shining beam with a 10440. Pretty much just a show off light.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Itp A3 eos with 10440

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I got the nitecore ex10 from boaz and was really impressed with it i bought another off ebay. 

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iTP A1 EOS

 

 

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Tank007 M10, bought off the streets of HK.  My first 'modern' LED, it's still my edc.

I'm kinda itching to find a good clicky replacement though. The threads are so loose it tends to go off in my pocket now (and it quickly gets hot!)

Edit: I'm not sure it qualifies as a microlight.  it's a bit bigger than an 18650, even after you strip the magnetic tail off.

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Thanks everyone for his opinion. Seems that iTP has a great number of fan!

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Smallest Maratac AAA SS BB and ITP A3  - brightest Brinyte PD03A (at least on AAA)

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iTP A1 EOS Stainless steel.

Keychain flashlights FTW!

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I'm not sure about running a 10440 battery in the latest incarnations of the ld01.  I think some the newer versions are current controlled instead of PWM regulated. 

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It was my Quark MiniX 123 but now it's my wife's XTAR Wk20.  So, since that light is no longer mine, I guess it's still the Quark.

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My Tank007 TK-703, modded to run DD from a single 10440 cell is almost always in my pocket. It gets warm quickly but puts a lot of light out for such a small sized package. It has a decent aluminum SMO reflector so it has a surprising amount of throw for such a tiny pocket light. I try to run it in short bursts only since it gets so hot and I'm sure that DD isn't good for the cheap DX 10440 I have in it.


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I'm looking for the "smallest-brightest" Flashlight with "Wow-Effect" under $ 30. Is the iTP A3 Eos still a favorit (even the upgraded version) ? 

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4sevens Preon WAS my brightest/smallest with R5 and 10440. Too bad 10440 cells are what they are...

Hated it: too stiff to use as twisty, clicky was also crappy.

iTP A3 did it better but oh boy, that low PWM of older version...

 

Now I have even smaller one but less WOW-factor yet tons of runtime DQG Tiny II :bigsmile:

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not exactly an EDC light or a tiny light but my UF-2100 is amazingly bright. 

 

As for tiny lights, my iTP A1 is surprisingly bright for a light that small. 

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N-light B3 / ITP / Maratac [ all AAA ] 

The stand out is the N-light B3 - its superbly regulated , and is my go to AAA light .

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I really think the beam profile of the ITP A3 is one of the best in it's class .

If you're into that sort of thing .

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What about the Tank007 TK-703?

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Based on what you guys think, I'm going to order the  ITP A3. I just have to find the best price.. Edit, maybe the A1???

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The Tank E09 looks it could be in the running soon.  It seems it handles 10440's too.

However the new Xtar WK21 looks like it may dwarf everything.

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For under $20, the ITP A3 with 10440 is pretty hard to beat size/output/price wise.

You'll love it Glen. http://www.shiningbeam.com has some stock left.

I got mine from him. Good seller and stands behind his stuff.

I have the 1-mode which is even smaller than the multimoded one.

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fishmaniac wrote:

For under $20, the ITP A3 with 10440 is pretty hard to beat size/output/price wise.

You'll love it Glen. http://www.shiningbeam.com has some stock left.

I got mine from him. Good seller and stands behind his stuff.

I have the 1-mode which is even smaller than the multimoded one.

 

I actually ordered one from them last week.  I like my iTP A1 but I wanted an A3 because it's even smaller.  And the fact that it uses AAA batteries which is a big advantage if you are going to travel with the light.  I plan on using the A1 as my EDC at home and then taking the A3 as my EDC when I travel. 

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