So what is the best single AA powered flashlight for 2017/18 ? Best zoomer is Xtar's 007 but has a bluish hue beam. Worst is any Coast Flashlight because they are exspensive and all have purplish hue beams.
Utorch UT01 comes to mind. Touchy on battery length though.
One of my favorite is the Jetbeam Jet-1 MK cause it’s small, cheap, rugged and quite bright on 14500.
The Lumintop Prince Mini is the most beautiful for me - and quite bright on 14500 too. On the heavy side though.
The new Lumintop Tool AA is not bad in twist mode on 14500 - short and light for edc. Rather lame on Ni-MH though.
Don’t laugh but I keep going back to the Thorfire TG06S. Puts out a solid 500lm, has great throw and you can get them for $15 all day without codes or deals. I use them for my work EDC light. Dropped it - who cares, crushed it/lost it - oh well, get another for $15 and be done with it.
I sliced off the dome on my current one and it rocks even harder. It blows away my Thrunight T10 by a country mile in every way except output on an AA.