Multimode 1xAA OSRAM light

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Multimode 1xAA OSRAM light

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a multimode 1xAA OSRAM light.  I currently have the Uniquefire AA-S1, which produces a very beautiful beam, but it's too bright.  What do you think about the Ultrafire RL-168?

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=9617

http://www.bestofferbuy.com/ultrafire-rl168-haiii-osram-luww5am-2mode-15...

http://cgi.ebay.com/UltraFire-2-Mode-280-Lums-CREE-OSRAM-LED-AA-Torch-RL...

It's either two modes or 6 modes depending on which site you find it on.  It looks very high quality.  Price varies greatly between $23 and $40.  I suspect the BestOfferBuy item is sold out, since it's no longer in stock at DX.  Any other 1xAA OSRAM multimode lights that you know of?

Thanks a lot!

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All the RL series Ultrafires use Osram LEDs. There just aren't all that many models of it. It should be possible to stick a resistor in the AA-S1 to tame the current a bit and drop the output. Will have a look at the tailcap of mine and see if I can modify it for lower output and longer runtime. With more than 2A from the cell, this one is going to kill alkalines in short order - I'd expect 35-45 minutes depending on when the driver decides it has had enough.

 

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Ideally for me, multimode is the way to go.  Frequently I do need high output for a few seconds or minutes, after which I switch it back down to the lowest mode.  I wish they made more multimode OSRAM lights, especially in my preferred 1xAA configuration.

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