Do right-angle lights not come with mechanical switches?

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Do right-angle lights not come with mechanical switches?

The only right-angle light I can find with a mechanical clicky is the Streamlight ProTac 90. I personally find the design quite unappealing.

I’d much rather have a Manker E02 or something similar—right angled, magnetic base, small form factor—but I’m not a fan of standby current in lights.

Anything else out there that fits the bill?

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As the ProTac demonstrates, fitting a mech switch into the head creates something very ungainly. Putting it at the tail end would lead to terrible ergonomics for almost all uses except when actually in a headband.

My $0.02, if you’re concerned about standby drain in the relatively short term (a few months or less), pony up the cash for a Zebralight or other light known and tested to have low standby drain. For long term, simply unscrew the tailcap a bit.

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
As the ProTac demonstrates, fitting a mech switch into the head creates something very ungainly. Putting it at the tail end would lead to terrible ergonomics for almost all uses except when actually in a headband.

My $0.02, if you’re concerned about standby drain in the relatively short term (a few months or less), pony up the cash for a Zebralight or other light known and tested to have low standby drain. For long term, simply unscrew the tailcap a bit.

I wondered if it might be something like that. Thanks.

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