Suggestions for a variable lumen AA/AAA for a nurse.

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Suggestions for a variable lumen AA/AAA for a nurse.

My wife is a school nurse and although it rarely comes up, she would like a penlight to allow her to check student’s pupils in the event of a concussion. Already purchased one but it’s really too bright for the purpose. Nice to find one that’s downwardly adjustable to very low lumens.

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Nitecore MT06MD

3 modes***always starts on low***
Nichia high CRI emitter
@ 180lm high mode, it’s also a pretty respectable (and carryable)
flaslight.

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Wow! That’s the real deal. I wonder if a coupon code would be available for such a light.

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It is. I have had this light about 6 months and am VERY pleased with it.

Though I can’t remember exactly what I paid, I certain it was closer to $20 than $30 with a coupon.I don’t see coupons for this often.

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A far more inexpensive and also nice pen flashlight: Lumintop IYP365 Nichia @ GearBest (affiliate link from Trevi_lux, use code IYP365 for a few cents discount).

 

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Looks good. I’ll read up on it. Much less expensive. Thanks.

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I’d suggest Klarus P20 (Nichia 219C, 5000K).

  • 3 mode with last mode memory
  • optics, which provide a smooth beam pattern ideal for fine investigations
  • high CRI (color rendering index)

As of my current knowledge, the previously mentioned Nitecore MT06MD, and the Lumintop IYP365 is also high CRI (edit: go for the Nichia 219B version, which is high CRI and has a “warmer” color temperature (4000K) – do not even consider the XP-2G version).

Here is a group buy thread (you can save a fairly good amount) for the P20:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56140

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I gave away a YP365 (and i paid alot for it at that time, like 25 euro) to a doctor of the emergency area, i think it was happy with it. It' s also pretty stilish with the satin finish and the gold ring detail. IMHO

 NICHIA version obviously

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My father-in-law’s wife, mobile emergency doctor, uses IYP365 Titanium Nichia version

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Manker E21
http://www.mankerlight.com/manker-e21-2x-aaa-flashlight-200-lumen-nichia...

1 or 2 x AAA, Nichia, Forward clicky, 3 modes Thumbs Up

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Barkuti wrote:


 


A far more inexpensive and also nice pen flashlight: Lumintop IYP365 Nichia @ GearBest (affiliate link from Trevi_lux, use code IYP365 for a few cents discount).


 


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I second that, I gave one to the Medical Director at the Community health clinic my wife works and she loves it. btw, she is an active MD.

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The Lumintop sounds like a winner,price-wise. As per my wife’s needs, I do wish the mode range started at low. I reckon she’s smart enough to click through the modes to low when she needs to(although sometimes I wonder).

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Just my 2 cents. Id get something with low mode max 2lumens. I have alight that is 3 lumens and it is too bright in my eye.

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Never drink and shop on-line. I’d had a few beers last night and said wtf and ordered the Lumintop IYP365 Nichia. Didn’t even occur to me to wait and ask for a coupon in the morning. Lo and behold, Trevi had a coupon for $4 off on that specific light this morning. Its not so much the 4 bucks, its just the……well , you know….its why I’m here on the BLF.

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Utorch Ut01

light addict....yeah I've got the bug.

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My daughter is a nursing student and she uses a ThorFire PF04. Has three brightness levels (0.5/50/210) and runs on two AAA.

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Nitecore Tube Smile

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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This lamp is single mode though, so no moonlight as OP hinted he’d need.

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ryukin2000 wrote:
Just my 2 cents. Id get something with low mode max 2lumens. I have alight that is 3 lumens and it is too bright in my eye.

I agree. I have the klarus p20 and i feel that its 4 lm mode is still too bright to shine into somebody’s eye, but i am not a doctor. Maybe it is safe.

If you need a cheap light with very low mode, UT01 might be ok, but there is no Nichia/ high CRI option.

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My daughter is a nursing student and she uses a ThorFire PF04 …

Bwalker, aha, that’s a good choice for that kind of job. Nurses usually get some specialized stuff, clothes and shoes. Why do they need special shoes? Maybe because they spend a lot of time on their legs. And nursing shoes at the articles like this can open your eyes on some good models of shoes, which even good enough for daily basis, and any gender to wear.

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dhvl1357 wrote:
Nitecore Tube Smile

Low frequency PWM rules that one out. Also, the light beam must have a narrow radius.

I think medical applications demand rejecting the budget constraint.

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WK02?

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CJ Avlis wrote:
Nitecore MT06MD

3 modes***always starts on low***
Nichia high CRI emitter
@ 180lm high mode, it’s also a pretty respectable (and carryable)
flaslight.

This would be a winner for me. I carry my Ultratac A3 with 219 which is basically the same thing except half the price. Works extremely well for pupils, nares, etc.

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You don’t need monstrous amounts of lumens (too much is probably bad for the eyes), but color rendition is important for checking for bleeding, throat swelling, etc. A 2aaa light with a high cri led at 100 lumens or lower sounds about right. I wouldn’t want anyone shining a 1000 lumen light in my eyes.