1. Jetbeam MINI ONE se
2. NITECORE TIKI GITD
3. Astrolux K2
best overall, which one and why?
UPDATE: new contender sofirn SC01 (keychain Light) $17.54 usd from aliexpress.
seems like a nice contender, its a ‘screw in to turn on’ light so no accidental presses in pocket. it is full metal construction so its tougher than the other 3. its tiny. and at 300 lumens it has 28 min (advertised) battery life? id expect 20 min. i do miss the UV light but i really dont care much about the other functions of the other 3 lights. so now its a toss up between the sofirn sc01 vs the jetbeam
Personally, I would go with Rovyvon since they are the original maker of this keychain light style. They have a great deal on the A8 right now and you are not encouraging copycats. Best part of the A8: Nichia 219C, 4500k, 90 CRI.
with delivery its $31.90 its exactly twice the price of the jetbeam mini one Se $15.84 is it twice as good? we are nearing the price fo a lumintop nano gt light $34.56 which is much cooler than all these lights lol
I would not buy the Tiki simply because it requires long hold for off
the Jetbeam and the K2 both have click on, click off, which I prefer… not a fan of long hold…
fwiw, if youre wanting lockout, it is an option, both
the Jetbeam and K2 offer lockout
the Rovy lights have different UI’s depending on which model… I got lost and confused, trying to figure out the differences… that was enough for me to move past the Rovy… I like KISS UIs (not into long hold for on or off)