A New 1xAA/1x14500 light with Side Switch (Stepless Version Added)

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A New 1xAA/1x14500 light with Side Switch (Stepless Version Added)

This is very interesting. A 1xAA/1×14500 light with Side Switch.

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Yes, very tempting. Would be interesting to know how the UI works.. Anyone planning to review this?

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I seem to be the only one who has to ask “Brand & Model” please?

The blue switch suggests Lumintop.

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Cnqualitygoods shws it as Palight.
Specs only list AA—but photo caption has AA & 14500 listed.
Not sure even 14500 can reach the claimed 830 lumens…

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travis wrote:
Cnqualitygoods shws it as Palight. Specs only list AA—but photo caption has AA & 14500 listed. Not sure even 14500 can reach the claimed 830 lumens…

I think an IMR 14500 could easily reach 830 lumens.

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It looks amazing. “P14500” on the side of the head. 14500/AA in the third pic.

3.5inches long. Side switch.

2A isn’t a problem for IMR 14500.

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I like it! Might hit 830 emitter lumens with an IMR but even then it wouldn’t be for long.

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There will always be more darkness than I have lights.

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it’s only 3.4 inches long, it’s a beaut!

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Looks nice. I wonder if the strobe mode is hidden..

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No tail switch! Pity! I prefer to have 2 switches, and not only a side switch.. the reason why I sold my Sunwayman C15A and my Olight S15!

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atbglenn wrote:

Looks nice. I wonder if the strobe mode is hidden..


wtf glenn is that you on the picture?look younger than your previous picture Shocked
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zelee wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

Looks nice. I wonder if the strobe mode is hidden..

wtf glenn is that you on the picture?look younger than your previous picture :O

Yep that's me from 2 years ago. I only post the good ones which are getting harder to take at my age.  lol 

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the wrote:

Yes, very tempting. Would be interesting to know how the UI works.. Anyone planning to review this?


yes: D
already in contact with Ric about this light, it won’t be “Palight” for a long time, also modes will be redone.
I can tell more but then I would have to kill all of you Big Smile lol

 

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The pic and name makes me think it's a slightly better olight.  Maybe it's the programmer in me.  Replace "o" with "p", but barely so, so it's just "pa".  

 

I like that like the olight S15 is has a lanyard hole that allows it to sit flat.  The lack of a tail clickie isn't a big deal to me so long as it has tailcap lockout, and it'd be better if it had electronic lockout too.  Of course I don't care about any of that if it doesn't have a good low mode and UI.

 

That $25 price is very attractive.  I'll consider getting one to carry instead of my RRT01 when I can expect it to get sandy...control rings and sand don't get along well.

The low mode should be lower.

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25 dollars seems pricey for an aa light ?

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Ordered one Smile

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RIX TUX wrote:
25 dollars seems pricey for an aa light ?

wut?

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

RIX TUX wrote:
25 dollars seems pricey for an aa light ?

wut?


a little bit since I bought a Roche f12 for 16 dollars
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Fyi, the Shenzen price doesn't include the cost of shipping.

Unfortunately smaller flashlights doesn't mean smaller price.  I only want to compare apples to apples.  What other flashlights use a smaller 14500 or 16340 AND commonly available alkaline battery sizes, are side clickie or control ring, have anodized threads, and costs $25 or less with shipping?  I'll even be generous and expand that to $35.  The closest I can think of is the oLight S15 and Zebralight H52, which both cost a lot more.

The low mode should be lower.

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I like it except for the clip. I hate head up carries. It looks like it may be possible to place the clip at the other end head down. I hope so.

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You can send me the clip if u dont like it Silly shipping is 1,10$ for normal, and a tad less than 4$ for tracked.

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RIX TUX wrote:
cheaper?

now that’s an attractive price, but can u be sure about the emitter, Cree L2?

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RIX TUX wrote:
25 dollars seems pricey for an aa light ?

Compared to a 3W police $ 2 light it is, but compared to a Zebralight 52 or some others its a good price. ( and it will depend on the UI is has. if it has all the blinkies in the main mode, siezure-inducing PWM, no mode memory, etc then its not worth it.

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saypat wrote:
RIX TUX wrote:
cheaper?

now that’s an attractive price, but can u be sure about the emitter, Cree L2?

as leaftye mentioned, that price does NOT include shipping (no, there is no free shipping at shenzhen) and they ofter insist on DHL or FedEX so you can imagine how much will that end up costing…

 

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Mine was shipped today. Now lets wait for April Big Smile

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koyotee wrote:
Mine was shipped today. Now lets wait for April Big Smile
I ordered a light and waited 2 months but I don’t think I’ll do it again because I tend to lose interest if I have to wait too long.
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Having attained 60+ years in age, I not only lose interest but FORGET that I ordered lights from another galaxy.

Then I get surprise lights! Joy! I get to research again why I bought them in the distant past!

Works out to be a 50% discount on the double pleasure of shopping for a light I knew I wanted!

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I just came across an alibaba page that said it has stepless dimming.  That'd be very surprising for the price.  Now I'm hoping it has stepless dimming and a great moonlight mode.  I'm looking forward to koyotee telling us all about this light.  

The low mode should be lower.

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$23.59 + free shipping on aliexpress

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