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I went to RS today hoping to grab an Icon Rogue and instead took a look at this and was checking this out.  Its a flashlight and small lantern all in one, the light uses one AA cell and i love the aspect of the small lantern.  In order to use the the light you have to put the light head down and push the clicky, it has to be left like that for 10 seconds, on the other side of the light is a touch strip that when the light is held the light at the business end comes on.

 

 

Small vid of the light in action. 

 

 

 

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Looks to me like a much better idea than the Icon Rogue - it just doesn't appeal to me at all. That looks useful.

 

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Yes i know what you mean.....i like my nightlights and prefer them to be battery operated.  And the upside is that this light was 20 bones cheaper then the Rogue.

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alfreddajero wrote:

Yes i know what you mean.....i like my nightlights and prefer them to be battery operated.  And the upside is that this light was 20 bones cheaper then the Rogue.

 

That certainly helps. I'm all for spending as little as possible. Unless it's food.

 

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That's a pretty neat idea. Are there different LED's for the front and the lantern?

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That's a neat switching mechanism. Have I got it right - if you aren't touching the strip it is a lantern, if you are it's a flashlight. Neat idea.

 

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Cool light Al.  You mentioned the Icon lights,  I have also been looking at them because they look cool.  What color would you get?  I like the green one for some reason.

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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Brted, one led for both lights....i dont know if you guys saw but i just updated my first post with a small vid.  You can actually see how the touch of that strip is, well be good when the little one starts fussing at night and all i have to do is hold the light and make my way towards her.  I was actually wanting a black one.....since RS mainly had the black ones in stock of the single celled variety.

Don, you have it right.....when the light is being held its a light and when not its a lantern.

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Just got done playing outside.....i love the form and function of the light.  The beam is small and tight and does a good job of throwing because of the parabolic lens it uses....and when i set it done it lights up the ashtray for me.  Not bad for 20.00bones.  I suspect that the light uses a nichia led so i can imagine that the stated 6 hour runtime will only be better with a higher mah cell. Im really digging the functionality of the light. 

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I just got back from Radio Shack because I wanted to see if they had any of the mini flashlight/lanterns but unfortunately they didn't.  Oh well.....

All I was able to find was an Icon Rogue. Surprised

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"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

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So did you get it buddy.......

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alfreddajero wrote:

So did you get it buddy.......

 

Unfortunately they didn't have the green one that I wanted so I settled for the gray one.  It's ALOT bigger and fatter than what the online picture depicts.  It's about a half an inch taller than my Fenix LD10 but so much fatter which is because of the design.  It's got to be one of the biggest 1AA flashlights around.  It's really, really slippery when held because it doesn't have any knurling at all.  I'll post some pictures later.

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I guess you got me to change my mind about it....my hands sweat and i would hate for the light to slip through my hands.  I guess even if i  would have gotten it, i would have most likely returned the light.  Oh well onto the next light.

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I guess you got me to change my mind about it....my hands sweat and i would hate for the light to slip through my hands.  I guess even if i  would have gotten it, i would have most likely returned the light.  Oh well onto the next light.

That's the first thing I thought of when I took it out of the package.  They also had some 2AA Icons but I thought I'd try this one out first.  The one thing I really like, which is probably going to sound stupid, is the lanyard.  It has a separate wrist and neck lanyard that can also clip together as one.  I actually wouldn't mind having more of the Icon lanyards to use with my other lights.

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Cool....just make sure that you keep the receipt....glad you like it man, hows the beam profile.

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It's still light out but as soon as it gets dark I'll start playing with it and of course take a few pics.

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I was able to take some pics of the front and where the tailswitch is located.....my there's a lot of screws.  The touch bar is very responsive to the touch, my little one was playing with it and she just had that look like what the hell is going on here.  I have been using some high capacity cells and the rated 6 hours is up there, since the light is still on when i wake up at 5am in the morning.  Not bad at all for this handy light, provides enough ambient lighting for the hallway or on the kitchen table.

 

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I was so stoked by the first one i got that i had to get another......this ones for the kitchen.

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Those are cool lights especially the touch sensitive part of it.  I'm jealous. Wink

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I really do like them, for the price you just cant go wrong with them.

With Darkness, there will always be Light.