It's Christmas time! Advice needed for a gift

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It's Christmas time! Advice needed for a gift

Ok, it's a little bit soon but considering shipping time from HK i'm right in time!

Some friend see one of my flashlight (Akoray K106) and really like it. So i decided to buy some flashlight like gift for Christmas. So here's the request:

- Flashlight using AA (or 14500 and AA)

- Very bright on AA

- Between $5 and $15

- Not Flood to throw

- At least two different flashlight (different gift for different friends)

I was thinking about Akoray (obviously) and SS C3 but i know you have a lot of better suggestion!

Thanks

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Edited by: Davx on 10/17/2011 - 17:29
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VFMaddict wrote:

Trustfire R5-A3

SkyRay S-A1

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http://www.dealextreme.com/p/trustfire-f25-cree-xp-e-r2-5-mode-280-lumen... Very nice construction, great throw for it's size, 14500 and AA.
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Hmmmm , bit of a minefield the budget AA's

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AA, below $15.Romisen RC-G2.
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JohnnyMac wrote:

VFMaddict wrote:

Trustfire R5-A3

SkyRay S-A1

+1

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Uniquefire AA S-1

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VFMaddict wrote:

Trustfire R5-A3

SkyRay S-A1

Talk about hitting the mark...

+1

+ some batts if they need  Smile

i /heart SkyRay S-A1 nice piece.

also if you can find a Unique Fire 1 mode S10 on ebay is another good stand in

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 I think you need bling for christmas lights ..

Stainless steel   f-23 AAA  

 or C-3

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Boaz wrote:

 I think you need bling for christmas lights ..

Stainless steel   f-23 AAA  

 or C-3

 S-2 chinaqualitygoods

If bling is needed, it has to be the SS C3 because its the only one in-budget and AA as the OP requested.

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If you are going to be giving them away you can buy the SA-1 do the strobe delete mod and put the driver in a stainless C-3 it screws right in than put the C-3 pill in the SA-1 give that one away and keep the 3 mode XPG stainless C-3. I have a C3 3 mode XPG light with no strobe and it is an awesome light.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2418

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Also if ss is not the best material to build a flashlight... it will looks more expensive gift Wink

and the cheap sipik 68! ...I know is flood to throw but ppl love it XD

 

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Don't buy aluminium C3s.

I own a lot (>10) of them - but really, really don't unless you really enjoy fixing them.

 

The SS ones are totally different beasties. And very much nicer.

 

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The Romisen Rc-G2 is a very good light - I just hate them, I've given away quite a lot of them - for free - despite having bought them for myself. I just cannot get on with this light though just about everyone else loves them.

 

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