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Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Esav Benyamin, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    I did not read this thread. I do not need a new flashlight. Do not nee....
     
  2. uofaengr

    uofaengr

    Jan 9, 2014
    Weird the copper wasn't available. I got mine from Unique Titanium actually. I think the copper is a little brighter anyway on AAA, but on 10440 I get around 250 lumens on high. I believe Prometheus does not recommend Li-ion, but I live dangerously. If you this is your first Nichia light, it won't be your last. [emoji3]
     
  3. fq55

    fq55 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 27, 1999
    The Beta's are awesome, I think they are the finest AAA flashlights available right now. Mine is always on me, I use a 10440 battery which makes it way brighter.


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    I just ordered a Spark SF3, I wanted something with a flood reflector.


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  4. Skimo

    Skimo

    Mar 28, 2009
    BLF A6 fits the bill perfectly.
     
  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I've got a TN32UTvn and a P60vn (triple XPL V6) with one of Vihn's hosts on the way. On a whim, I added 3 TubeVn keychain lights (one for me, one for a co-worker, and an extra just because they were under $20). I'm really looking forward to seeing what they can do (I've only got one other light from Vinh - a K40vn Fiat Lux - and the TN32UTvn out throws that)
     
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  6. uofaengr

    uofaengr

    Jan 9, 2014
    Yep got my 2nd one a couple weeks ago, non-anodized and a different tint, and love them. Minus one or two days, I've carried nothing else since I got mine...and they're my cheapest lights...
     
  7. The Dude1

    The Dude1

    405
    Dec 22, 2013
    Anyone hear anything on the Copper Olight S1? It was supposed to ship out at end of November. It's 12/1 and I haven't seen any reports on them shipping
     
  8. muphasta

    muphasta

    853
    Jun 30, 2013
    I'm carrying my Maratac AAA Ti today for a change. This thing is so tiny and light! I've not needed to shine it on anything today which has me bummed out a bit.
     
  9. VermontEdge

    VermontEdge

    Jun 10, 2015
    Haven't heard anything either [emoji30]
     
  10. Mountainman38

    Mountainman38

    953
    Dec 4, 2005
    You may already have this spot covered, but I have a Fenix LD02 for pocket carry that I absolutely love. AAA size light with a tail switch, that comes on in medium with 26 lumens, has a decent low, and a high of 100 lumens, which lights up the back yard pretty well. It's got a TIR lens, so the light is really wide -- great for searching the garage or dark kitchen at night.
     
  11. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    Sounds about right for my jacket pocket, not too bright with a wide beam. What is the overall length, though? I've got fat hands :)
     
  12. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    Just looked at that link. That is a nice item. I may get a few for the family for Christmas. Who can t use a quality rechargeable keychain light?
     
  13. Mountainman38

    Mountainman38

    953
    Dec 4, 2005
    It's a very good light for around the house and garage. I like the tiny size, which lets me carry it in a back pocket and barely notice it, even when I'm sitting on it.

    The light is a little short, which is the trade off for the conveniently small size, I guess. Holding it in the what, tactical grip? can sometimes swallow the light, until I slide it forward a bit. I can deal with that minor inconvenience, for how nice it is.

    One other drawback to tail switch lights in this size is that they don't tend to be able to tail stand. I've had a Fenix LD01 for years, and love it because it can tail stand, as well as use 10440 rechargeable cells for a huge increase in light. The drawback to the LD01 is that it's a twist switch light, which I don't like nearly as well as the tail switch.

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  14. Cackmandu

    Cackmandu

    196
    Aug 24, 2015
    Just ordered 4 of these for gifts, don't see how you can go wrong with this little light for family and friend! One of those youtube guys has a nice gear gift for under $25 out right now, and that's where I saw them!
     
  15. sideways

    sideways

    Feb 19, 2013
    Weapon lights are getting insane too...
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    [video=youtube_share;xlGz6NMpSvk]http://youtu.be/xlGz6NMpSvk[/video]
     
  16. The Dude1

    The Dude1

    405
    Dec 22, 2013
    They told me they would be sending some out this week. I still haven't gotten one. On the other hand Thrunite sent me a TN30 mini to replace my T10t that failed. I'm pretty excited about it... once I can afford another $100 for batteries and a charger. 3200 lumens should make a perfect light for camping at our place in TN. I also got a Ti3 for the keychain.
    What 10440 batteries are you guys using?
     
  17. 00ChevyScott

    00ChevyScott

    Dec 3, 2010
    That's a sick light, but I'm sure it costs $400.
     
  18. sideways

    sideways

    Feb 19, 2013
    250_ish

    I'm sure the clones will be along shortly. It is too good of an idea to not be copied.
     
  19. bravodelta

    bravodelta Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    I have Surefire "X" series lights on a bunch of my goodies, and cannot recommend them enough!!! Not uncommon for them to cost nearly as much as the item they are riding on. Just tried a Streamlight weapon light to try and save a couple $$$, but it was still $300+ LOL.
     
  20. VermontEdge

    VermontEdge

    Jun 10, 2015
    I heard yesterday that they're expecting them from China in around 2 weeks, haha. We'll see!
     

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