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    Well whats the best penlight that takes either AA or AAA.... Havent seen many threads about this.

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    You would have thought that the Surefire pen had some kind of light installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn L View Post
    You would have thought that the Surefire pen had some kind of light installed.
    I wish.
    Its better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.

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    Try checking out the Streamlight Microstream. In 1xAAA or 2xAAA format.

    Or I found this at dealextreme - http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12059

    What size/brightness/usage are you looking for?
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    Brightest there is!
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    My most used light is what I would consider the best penlight, the Streamlight Stylus Pro. I truly like this light a lot.
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    I agree with Lee1959 - the 2 AAA Stylus Pro is indeed a great penlight.

    With a bezel-down clip and momentary on.

    Get one, you'll like it!

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    The Stylus Pro is a good light.I also have a UK2AAA LED penlight that is also a good light.The stylus is brighter,but I like the form factor of the UK better. The UK is a little bigger in diameter, and the head is bigger.If I had to strike someone in self defense the UK would be my choice of the two.

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    With something that small, unless it has a knife duct-taped to it just punch 'em.
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    The Lumens Factory free penlight is quite nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
    The Lumens Factory free penlight is quite nice.

    Really? I always thought they were pretty weak. They're also they're incan so they aren't easy on batteries either.

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    +1 for the Stylus Pro. Carry one every day as a backup and primary for light duty. More than adequate output for its size and great run time.
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    Streamlight Stylus Pro
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    Another vote for the Stylus Pro, at least as far as brightness goes (not to mention Streamlight's warranty). I think there would be less problems dealing with them in reference to any problems that may creep up?

    Gerber has a handy little one with 4 interchangeable LED heads (red, green, blue, white).
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    Streamlight Stylus Pro body with the head of the Fenix LOD/LD01. Great brightness and runtime.

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    Peak may still have their 50% off sale on Luxeon based lights. Aside from your desire for brightness in a format that is not really designed for it, Peak are wonderfully machined very high quality lights. The Fujiyama is a very nice light. No clip though.

    For extreme brightness, kaidomain's buckle light is rather astonishingly bright. It is a 1 x AAA light. Don't know runtime, but it may be brighter than a 3 x D M@glight, I have one and everyone that sees it wants one. Not really a penlight, little bigger than your pinkie with no clip.
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    Thanks guys!
    Its better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it.

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    Well whats the best penlight that takes either AA or AAA.... Havent seen many threads about this.

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    Some CPF members use the streamlight stylus 2AAA body and mate it with a L0D head. The new LD01 is due out soon, I am not sure if it will fit on the streamlight body, but it might be worth considering as well. The LD01 is designed to be used with higher voltage power so it would be right at home with 2AAA cells.

    That'll get you in the 60+ lumen ball park.
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    stylus pro in my pocket everyday right next to my benchmade 940sbt.
    use it 35 times a day. Snap-on man replaces for free when the rubber switch cover rips. i keep a brand new one in my toolbox. and my 4 year old sun allways wants daddys lite so i bought him his own!
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    stylus pro in my pocket everyday right next to my benchmade 940sbt.
    use it 35 times a day. Snap-on man replaces for free when the rubber switch cover rips. i keep a brand new one in my toolbox. and my 4 year old son allways wants daddys lite so i bought him his own!
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    Default Re: Best penlight?

    Isn't the Streamlight Stylus Pro head fixed to the body with only the tailcap being removeable? I own both the Stylus Pro and Microstream and both of them have the heads stuck tight to the body....

    I'd appreciate to know, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipplet View Post
    Isn't the Streamlight Stylus Pro head fixed to the body with only the tailcap being removeable? I own both the Stylus Pro and Microstream and both of them have the heads stuck tight to the body....

    I'd appreciate to know, thanks.
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    Me Too! I carry it in my shirt pocket. So handy and oh so bright!

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    Peak Eiger Penlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dances with Flashlight View Post
    Peak Eiger Penlight.
    +1
    8 power levels to choose from and 3 different materials, brass, SS, and aluminum, plus the heads lego with the Matternhorn series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dances with Flashlight View Post
    Peak Eiger Penlight.
    +2! Tougher and brighter than any listed.

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    The best penlights I've personally used...


    3 Watt/ 100 lumens!

    1 Watt/ 65 lumens

    2 AAA / 60 lumens


    ...and, icing on the cake, a "true" 365nm UV penlight.




    ..tougher and brighter than any listed!
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    nope
    Of course it's tough to really tell for sure from the pics.

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    I *might* concede tougher, but only because you can't pit SS vs. aluminum in a fair fight.


    On the matter of brightness, I seriously doubt that the Eiger is brighter.
    How hard is that Rebel being driven???

    I can assure you that Sunlite has some pretty accurate lumen ratings.
    That 100 lumen model is bright!!

    Sunlite actually MAKES their own emitters and uses copper heat sinks. How cool is that?

    ..looks like we need a penlight shoot-out!
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