HD had some new lights in the front “promotions” display boxes. The had 2-pack of 2AA Defiant’s that looked real interesting. Emitter looked to be xpg or xml. No green pcb. Emitter sSeemed pretty dark yellow. Nice looking lights. I can’t find them on the website. I didn’t have a camera. They were $14.9_ for the 2-pack. I bought one, but may not get a chance to open it up for a bit. My wife is leaving town Thursday and we have a ton of stuff to get done.
They also had some the 2-packs of the Defiant tactical 3AAA’s. Says 1 watt emitter, but I’m pretty sure it’s something bigger. Look to be decent mod hosts. $9.00 for the 2-pack.
They also had headlights and other stuff that didn’t really grab my attention.
I saw the same or similar ones at the HD here, but they had 2-packs of 3xAAA ones (in 3xAAA carriers), with one black and one chrome/silver.
I replaced the 3xAAA carrier with a 18500 battery (no convertors needed, just dropped the 18500 in), and it’s pretty bright. Single mode only though. The LED is on a star that’s on a small pill, so it’s relatively easy to work with. Bodies are pretty sturdy.
The 3xAAA ones are XB-D, indeed. I did emitter swap on one. Not a bad light with XP-G in there.
I also changed it so I can fit an 18650, with an AK-47A driver. Minor tailcap mod, trim off the plastic nub around the spring.
Edit: Just took a look. Driver is up in the pill a bit too, in order to fit the 18650.
The 2aa lights
The driver is what makes it not worth it for me. It’s a next mode memory, which I’m not a huge fan. They are $20 for two here, there alright for loaners.
The clip feels a little soft, if its spring steal then its a little thin and flimsy.
It’s an alright light, the beam is decent but that next mode memory kills it for me. If it was a single mode I’d be happier.