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    Default Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    I am looking for a weapon mounted light for use with each of these: a pistol, rifle, and shotgun.

    I am trying to get all my lights in either AAA or AA and my upcoming Eotech sight will also run on AA, so I am wondering if there are any lights available that run on AA batteries.

    I tried a forum and google search but no luck.

    Anyone know if such a thing exists? Any plans for one in the future?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    There are none that I know of and I'm kinda in to that stuff. I have the same issue with with AA Eotechs and Leupold CQ-T scopes while my lights take 123s. It's really a non-issue for me and I just prioritize batteries for the lights since the optics use so little power.

    In order to have a AA flashlight on your weapon, it would be just that, a flashlight that's been converted to work on a firearm. I just wouldn't be comfortable doing that. Have you looked at the X300? It's sure easy to interchange between weapons.

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    I've been hoping for one for a long time. Seems like Fenix might be interested in a project like this.



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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    That would be great.

    I really am hoping for a AA LED weapon light.

    Hope they can make one.

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Safariland RLS uses AAA batteries. Check here:

    http://www.falcontactical.net/sarlrlisyled.html

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Now that is slick.

    I wonder if anyone makes a mount similar to that so I could mount any AA or AAA LED light I wanted to?

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    The RLS will accept any flashlights with these dimensions:

    "RLS™ mount will accommodate any hand-held compact light in the range of .970" (24.6mm) - 1.060" (26.9mm) in diameter"

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    why not just get an eotech 553 it uses 123 batteries.

    I might have to look into making a AA powered weapons light just for giggles. Probably wouldnt be super bright though. But with a step up converter i bet it could be done and be pretty decent.
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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Super Bright LED C3-70101 20-mode 1xAA(1.5V)(FN-C3-20x) may this one can be ok, it put out 80 lumens, I am not very sure if it is ok for you!!!! Here is the link for it:http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/sup...20x-p-805.html

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by sortafast View Post
    why not just get an eotech 553 it uses 123 batteries.
    If you're going for simplicity and least number of batteries, I would take this recommendation. AAs just don't have the voltage to drive a nice light for long periods. 3 volt lithiums (123s) are perfect in this regard... No reason to skimp if you're already going with an Eotech.

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    I'm currently entertaining an idea for a shotgun weapon light. It would consist of 4 Saik RC-A3 heads (with the electronics potted in epoxy) running two each to two AAs switched by a pressure pad. ~400 lumens for ~35 minutes.
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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mercaptan View Post
    If you're going for simplicity and least number of batteries, I would take this recommendation. AAs just don't have the voltage to drive a nice light for long periods. 3 volt lithiums (123s) are perfect in this regard... No reason to skimp if you're already going with an Eotech.
    too bad the 553 costs almost double what a 512 can go for, as that really would be the ideal tacticool set up. The 2 main problems with a 2AA light are size/length and lack of good power. I would rather have the 2 battery types personally. Its still fairly simple, and the benefits of the added output/runtime are more than worth the minor inconvenience.
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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Are you really having enough tactical encounters involving firearms for battery type to be a significant issue?

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    I just sold off all my 123 goods since I was sick of the price vs run time.

    I want to run all my gear on AA and AAA for simplicity and availability of great rechargeable cells like the eneloops I use for all my lights.

    I am just a regular armed civilian so I don't need an insane bright light, or a combat proven light. I just need a light I could mount to various weapons if needed and for fun.

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    Default Re: Are there any AA LED weapon lights?

    Quote Originally Posted by leon-qcg View Post
    Super Bright LED C3-70101 20-mode 1xAA(1.5V)(FN-C3-20x) may this one can be ok, it put out 80 lumens, I am not very sure if it is ok for you!!!! Here is the link for it:http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/sup...20x-p-805.html
    It is NOT ok.
    Cannot operate torch after it is mounted on pistol. (see pictures onleon-qcg's link). You need side mounted or tape (remote) switch.
    Comes on in low mode. Enemy can see you and shoot you dead. You can not blind enemy because you are not in high mode.
    Reverse clickie - no momentary - once you turn on the light, enemy can see where you are going and keep shooting at you.
    Last edited by LEDninja; 01-11-2008 at 12:23 PM.

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