Which multi cell AA light would you get?

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Which multi cell AA light would you get?
Sunwayman D40A
34% (27 votes)
Nitecore EA4 Pioneer
10% (8 votes)
Nitecore EA8 Caveman
5% (4 votes)
EagleTac GX25A3
16% (13 votes)
XinTD X3
19% (15 votes)
Lumintop SD10
9% (7 votes)
Jetbeam PA40
8% (6 votes)
Total votes: 80
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Lumintop SD10 Wink

reported to works on 18650, 26650, 32650, 3xAA, 1x D.

reviews coming soon as it has been purchased by several members.

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sunwayman d40a Smile , i just got 2. quality and budgeted.

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Streamer wrote:
Lumintop SD10 Wink

from your list of 4 I’d pick the EagleTac.

I just added the Lumintop SD10 for ya Smile

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JetBeam PA40 but its not listed.

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ezarc wrote:
JetBeam PA40 but its not listed.

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Olight S65? 700 lumens from 6 AAs. Like all lights, it has its weaknesses but I have one and would happily buy more!

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me?
Lumintop SD10 :bigsmile:

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Of those lights, the only one I own is the XinTD X3, so it'd be somewhat dishonest if I didn't choose it.  The next AA light I plan to buy is the Lumintop SD10.  The Eagletac is a lumen monster, but 

The low mode should be lower.

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A bit partial as I already own a Swm D40a, but first I had a EA4 that I sold recently.

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I have the TX25C2 and SX25L3 (both reviewed on BLF by kreisl) so i have a good idea what the GX25A3 is about. I love the UI.

The Sunwayman UI is too complicated, i would forget it after a few weeks of not using.

Yep, the EagleTac's are very throwy and super efficient. Lumen monsters, that's right.

If all lights of the poll cost the same, i'd gladly pick the GX25A3. It's the winner.

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Own the D40a and EA4.
Want XinTD X3. A nice looking torch.
And seems a bit different to the others in the poll (larger diameter reflector and different form-factor)

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trying to remember different UI with EA4 and D40a does my head, especially after a week or so of not using them.
No seniors’ jokes please…

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I have the DA40, the EA4, PA40, and XinTD- they’re all different.IMHO the EA4 and the D40A are most similar; I like the user interface on the D40 better, but the Nitecore is great also. I haven’t had the ballooning switch problem, because I don’t leave the EA4 in the car, I carry it with me in a bag.

I run the XinTD on 26650, so I don’t really consider it a AA light, except in case of emergency. So I would tend to group that light with my other 26650 lights: Shadow JM26, Shadow SL3, Shadow JM07, etc….not with the AA lights.

The PA40 is my all time favorite though- I have 3, 2 with OP reflector and 1 SMO- the form factor is perfect, and with the carbon fiber case, there is no worry of scratching. I carry a Powerpax with a set of spare (fully charged) AA NiMH (favorite is the Powerex 2700 non-LSD) and keep an Intellicharger i4 with a car cord in my glove box…..just my two cents.

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D40A all day.

Excellent finish, two side buttons with plenty of modes and instant access to moonlight and high, hidden blinkies, low battery warning, moonlight to 900+ lumens with 4AA in a solid carrier and 1/4 turn lockout.

If you are a fan of CW LED and can spend the money then its the closest to perfect.

It gets used most in my house since I don’t like leaving Li-Ions in the lights.

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
D40A all day.

Excellent finish, two side buttons with plenty of modes and instant access to moonlight and high, hidden blinkies, low battery warning, moonlight to 900+ lumens with 4AA in a solid carrier and 1/4 turn lockout.

If you are a fan of CW LED and can spend the money then its the closest to perfect.

It gets used most in my house since I don’t like leaving Li-Ions in the lights.

That was my justification for purchasing a D40A. Mine should be here in a coiuple of days. I am really excited to check it out.

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It’s the light I find myself reaching for the most since I have gotten it.
And it is sitting next to 50 other lights.
Very well made and just has a beautiful beam profile and the UI cannot be beat.

Have no need for a EA4 after owning this light and that is not a knock on the EA4, this one just works better for me, YMMV.
The Lumintop has my interest, just because of all the battery options, but I’ll wait for the cheaper versions.
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EagleTac GX25A3 - if the price was the same.  I like the UI, it's slightly more compact, and it's compatible with basically all battery types.

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I think buying them all is the only real option here

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SD10 looks rather interesting and the price seems right, now if only there were some reviews on it…

Bought myself D40A NW and now looking at EA8 that could up-throw other AA lights that I have Laughing out loud!

Eagletac’s are way too overpriced IMO.

Im not interested in EA4 anymore, it should cost 35$ for warm white, then I would consider it.

OK, Im now all ramped up to get myself SD10, where are those reviews some of you been promising “soon” :D?
And, what about group buy?!

EDIT:
So far cheapest ones I could find are 47.05$ at Kaidomain(pitty there is no coupon Big Smile ) and HKEquipment with coupon for 47.99$.
Hmm, now if this came in NW/WW/HiCRI that would be even more awesome at this price!

Im seriously considering this light, but dont know hows the tint on T6?

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There have been some requests forwarded to FastTech on the SD-10. I’m hoping they list it soon. Looks like you’ve found the best prices so far. Others list for $59

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My Paypal finger is itching to get this one, now need to stay calm and wait for reviews to appear :D!

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Im seriously considering this light, but dont know hows the tint on T6?

T6 is the flux bin. The tint bin is not listed. If I had to hazard a guess, I would bet my red money it is cool white.

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Yeah, thanks for clarifying that, thats what I came up with as well when googled T6 tint :D!

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I bought the PA40 then I thought I’d take a step up and buy the disappointing EA4, then another step up to the XinTD. As it turns out I had the best first. For me the PA40 is the best by a mile.

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Jeansy wrote:
I bought the PA40 then I thought I’d take a step up and buy the disappointing EA4, then another step up to the XinTD. As it turns out I had the best first. For me the PA40 is the best by a mile.
:bigsmile:

It has the perfect ergonomics for a flashlight I think, I’m suprised there is so few like it.

Just under 500 lumens but bright enough for the wow factor and more than bright enough for actual use in a 100 meter plus radius.

If i could only keep one of all the lights I own (about 20) and all the lights I have previously owned (about 100) it would be my PA40W.

Id love to find a PA40 (or PA40W) with a OP reflector and put a XM-L2 3C LED in it, that would be the best light ever. Love

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I thought I was going to hate the multi-AA format but a light running on only 3*AA eliminates a few from the list (have to have 4 cells to get the best output without sagging).  I decided to not go with the EA4 since it has the switch issues and the lowest it goes is 60 lumens.  It's a love it or hate it light.

I purchased a SWM D40A and it's just amazing in all aspects.  I can't fathom anyone having difficulty with the UI on it.  The EA4, yes, since it is just a single button with a bunch of combos but the D40a couldn't be any easier unless it was a single mode light with a single switch.  It has two buttons: one for power and another for modes.  Press the power button and it turns on.  press it again and it turns off.  Want to change modes?  press the mode button.  Not exactly rocket science and nothing to remember except that holding down the power button for 1 second when off turns the light on in moonlight mode.  LOL.

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JohnnyMac wrote:
I purchased a SWM D40A and it’s just amazing in all aspects.  I can’t fathom anyone having difficulty with the UI on it.  The EA4, yes, since it is just a single button with a bunch of combos but the D40a couldn’t be any easier unless it was a single mode light with a single switch.  It has two buttons: one for power and another for modes.  Press the power button and it turns on.  press it again and it turns off.  Want to change modes?  press the mode button.  Not exactly rocket science and nothing to remember except that holding down the power button for 1 second when off turns the light on in moonlight mode.  LOL.

I just got my SWM D40A from Fasttech today. For $54, it is hard to argue with the price. I only had maybe 3 minutes to play with the light, but I am impressed. It has a nice beam, the buttons are easy to feel without looking. It seems well made. It is in dire need of some Nyogel, but that will happen tonight.

I think I made the right call getting the D40A.

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The Sunwayman D40A NW from Illumination Supply was priced very well this weekend and too hard to resist.  I love how quickly IS ships.

The low mode should be lower.

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oRAirwolf wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:
I purchased a SWM D40A and it’s just amazing in all aspects.  I can’t fathom anyone having difficulty with the UI on it.  The EA4, yes, since it is just a single button with a bunch of combos but the D40a couldn’t be any easier unless it was a single mode light with a single switch.  It has two buttons: one for power and another for modes.  Press the power button and it turns on.  press it again and it turns off.  Want to change modes?  press the mode button.  Not exactly rocket science and nothing to remember except that holding down the power button for 1 second when off turns the light on in moonlight mode.  LOL.

I just got my SWM D40A from Fasttech today. For $54, it is hard to argue with the price. I only had maybe 3 minutes to play with the light, but I am impressed. It has a nice beam, the buttons are easy to feel without looking. It seems well made. It is in dire need of some Nyogel, but that will happen tonight.

I think I made the right call getting the D40A.

Link please?

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