I bought a lot of Ti and Ti2’s as gifts for about $10, and also a few Tank 007 Eo9. It seems the prices of those lights has really gone up. Are there any comparable lights out there for around $10?
Here are the specs I’m looking for:
Small as possible
Can attach to keychain
Durable (my Ti went through the washing machine and still works)
Two mode (low and high)
Under $12 shipped to USA.
For a more traditional package, check out the stainless CooYoo “Quantum”. USB mini rechargeable 10180, two mode twisty with a claimed max of 130 Chinese lumens and also claimed is a Cree XP G2, tint seems a bit bluish on low but decent on high. For sure it does at least 80 lumens on high; low around 10. Impressive for it’s size, decent build quality. Haven’t had it long enough to check durability. I’m not a fan of plastic pocket lights, all I’ve ever had got broken PDQ in my work which is why I haven’t tried the “Tube”
I received one of these stainless steel lights this morning from Gearbest’s daily deals ($8.xx). It is just one mode, and isn’t the 105 lm advertised. No surprise there. Very well built, and a little strange - the head twists to light, but it has a stop which ensures it doesn’t fall off. A little heavy (47g with an eneloop) for keychain use for me, but ymmv.
It is well built, with a decent beam, and a very slightly blueish tint. One unexpected bonus was that it came in a handy black plastic box (13cm x 9cm) similar to this Fastech version
Great value, but I’ve never heard of a Cree XP-G X2 emitter before.
Twice in the last three days I’ve pulled my Nitecore Tube on my keys from my pocket to find it lit. I suspect it might just have been the act of taking it out that caused it to switch on, but it is a little disconcerting. It’s a neat little light, but it’s not that bright, and the very blue tint is pretty crappy. It’s only on my keys because it is so light, and I generally have a real light close to hand.
It looks like an interesting light, but am I seeing right that it goes for about $30?
Yep- mine was $26.49 US from GB which ain’t cheap but that includes a 10180 cell plus the built-in charger, so compare prices accordingly. Stainless is hard to machine well and mine looks lovely under my 10X eye loupe with everything seeming close to perfect so far.