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Posted: 1/4/2015 1:10:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2015 1:10:47 PM EST by BB]
ARFCOM, I'm looking for an EDC flashlight and wondering if anyone knows of one that meets these requirements?
1-AA or 14500 battery
at least 120 lumens
waterproof
on/off only (not programmable)
tail click switch
under $40
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 1:25:51 PM EST
Relevant to my interests.....
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 4:29:37 PM EST
I have been carrying this for about 2 months now and use it every night at work. Pretty bright, will blind someone if necessary. I picked up a few more to keep in my vehicles. They are real cheap at $6 and use one AA battery.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrafire%C2%AE-Cree-300LM-Mini-Flashlight/dp/B006VPPERC/ref=sr_1_16?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1420406720&sr=1-16&keywords=ultrafire+flashlight
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 5:03:23 PM EST
Klarus P1A meets everything except "non-programmable," but that is an easy fix--don't twist the head.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 5:47:38 PM EST
Have been EDC this light for 2 years or more, fits nice in pocket.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 6:26:04 PM EST
Whatever flash light app has 5 stars on the Google play store?
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 8:54:41 PM EST
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Whatever flash light app has 5 stars on the Google play store?
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So, youre trying to be clever but in reality just fail miserably.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 10:00:05 PM EST
MARATAC™ AA FLASHLIGHT REV 2
The World's Smallest, Brightest, AA Flashlight

working very well for me <about a year of use







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Link Posted: 1/4/2015 11:43:22 PM EST
Gonna look harder at that Klarus light. I like that the modes are just 2 and are entered via the bezel in a very binary way rather than cycling through the tailswitch or other gyrations.
Link Posted: 1/4/2015 11:44:54 PM EST
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MARATAC™ AA FLASHLIGHT REV 2
The World's Smallest, Brightest, AA Flashlight

working very well for me <about a year of use







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Thanks for that. Ordering one tomorrow.
Don't know how I forgot to check Countycomm.
Link Posted: 1/5/2015 7:57:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/5/2015 7:57:48 PM EST by raimius]
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Gonna look harder at that Klarus light. I like that the modes are just 2 and are entered via the bezel in a very binary way rather than cycling through the tailswitch or other gyrations.
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Yeah, it is simple.
4Sevens is similar with some of their lights, but you have to program the 4Sevens initially (still fairly simple).
I actually like Klarus's other interface. They have some with two buttons--the main on/off and a slightly recessed mode selector. That works amazingly well for me.
Link Posted: 1/5/2015 8:08:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/6/2015 8:30:02 PM EST
AAA?

Fenix E01...

Link Posted: 1/6/2015 9:32:08 PM EST
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Thanks for that. Ordering one tomorrow.
Don't know how I forgot to check Countycomm.
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Originally Posted By odjoe:
MARATAC™ AA FLASHLIGHT REV 2
The World's Smallest, Brightest, AA Flashlight

working very well for me <about a year of use

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Thanks for that. Ordering one tomorrow.
Don't know how I forgot to check Countycomm.
You've probably forgotten about their shipping rates too


Link Posted: 1/8/2015 10:09:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/8/2015 10:16:46 PM EST by ArmedPete]
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:19:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/16/2015 7:22:51 PM EST by Essayons]
I love my JETBeam RRT-01. It will fit in the coin pocket of my jeans and is continually adjustable from zero to 600 lumens. Here's a link to the manufacturer's page: LINK. I'm king of a flashlight nerd, but I haven'e bought another EDC light since getting my RRT-01 a couple years ago. If you get one, I highly recommend the "orange peel" reflector rather than the smooth one.

There are smaller 1xCR123 lights out there in the 400-600 lumen range, but the adjustability is worth the extra size, IMO.

Link Posted: 1/16/2015 7:27:46 PM EST
I spent hours searching the other day for one too.

(No prior knowledge on edc lights) so I'm in on this one for input too.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 9:14:32 PM EST
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I love my JETBeam RRT-01. It will fit in the coin pocket of my jeans and is continually adjustable from zero to 600 lumens. Here's a link to the manufacturer's page: LINK. I'm king of a flashlight nerd, but I haven'e bought another EDC light since getting my RRT-01 a couple years ago. If you get one, I highly recommend the "orange peel" reflector rather than the smooth one.

There are smaller 1xCR123 lights out there in the 400-600 lumen range, but the adjustability is worth the extra size, IMO.

http://www.jetbeamlight.com/UploadFiles/2013831143414769.jpg
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This is an incredible light. Not AA, but a much better light than the Maratac.

Check out 4sevens and Fenix.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 12:04:45 PM EST
Ended up with the Klarus P1A and 2 olight 14500 lithium cells. With the 14500 power the output is impressive; I was concerned it would run hot but I've run it on high for 5 minutes or so and not noticed any heat at all, so I think its good to go. The things you dont consider always have a way of popping up after purchase; I can see the benefit of orange peel now. This one has a smooth, deep reflector and very little spill; and it throws like crazy. I wish the clip was reversible. For $35 though I'm pleased.
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