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    I've been reading some threads here today about some really nice looking small AA and AAA twisties. The thing is I really, really hate twisties but I would love a clicky small enough for my keyring.

    I'm not looking for a mod like the famous pd1/leef combo. I don't want to spend that much money.

    Is there such a thing as a AAA clicky small enough for keyring use?

    If not what is the smallest cr123 clicky? At one time I had a p1d on my keyring so I know we're not talking tiny here but I do want something smaller than a p1d. (Again no mods please).

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    I've been reading some threads here today about some really nice looking small AA and AAA twisties. The thing is I really, really hate twisties but I would love a clicky small enough for my keyring.

    I'm not looking for a mod like the famous pd1/leef combo. I don't want to spend that much money.

    Is there such a thing as a AAA clicky small enough for keyring use?

    If not what is the smallest cr123 clicky? At one time I had a p1d on my keyring so I know we're not talking tiny here but I do want something smaller than a p1d. (Again no mods please).

    Thanks!
    zebralight makes small cr123 click button lights, probably the smallest (not discontinued) of any cr123 twist or click, and with many modes.

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    check out eagtac d25 series with clickies. should be small enough for keychain.

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    Are the D25 clickies available?

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    This is the smallest AAA clicky in my arsenal.





    CQG S1 Neutral. Almost the same length as LD01 but waaaay thinner, and with a clicky.

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    i dont think that the eagtac clickies are available yet. the cqg s1 isnt it too heavy-ish for keychain carry? i prefer 13g lights.

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    At that size, not at all. It's thin, but that's ok since it's SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    This is the smallest AAA clicky in my arsenal.





    CQG S1 Neutral. Almost the same length as LD01 but waaaay thinner, and with a clicky.
    Love that light. I've got the AA version on order.

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    What is cqg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    zebralight makes small cr123 click button lights, probably the smallest (not discontinued) of any cr123 twist or click, and with many modes.
    They're too fat for keychain aren't they? Do you know which is the smallest?

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    4sevens preon with the preon 2 clicky tail. Going gear has the preon onsale right now but I think u would have to get the tail from 4sevens
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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    What is cqg?
    Google CQG S1 for AAA version or CQG S2 for AA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    This is the smallest AAA clicky in my arsenal.





    CQG S1 Neutral. Almost the same length as LD01 but waaaay thinner, and with a clicky.
    How is the clicky on it?
    Is 3 inches too long for a keychain?
    Last edited by recDNA; 02-06-2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    This is the smallest AAA clicky in my arsenal.





    CQG S1 Neutral. Almost the same length as LD01 but waaaay thinner, and with a clicky.
    Do want! That is some fine minimalist design. Do you like the beam compared to the others?

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    Isn't CQG S1 single mode? I'm waiting for S2 in the mail. didn't buy S1 because of the single mode.

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    I noticed that shiningbeam.com have some AAA clickies. They're called HypeTac. Never tried one and don't own one, but it it's from SB, it's gotta be good.

    Also, there is the
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedazzLED View Post
    I noticed that shiningbeam.com have some AAA clickies. They're called HypeTac. Never tried one and don't own one, but it it's from SB, it's gotta be good.

    Also, there is the
    THRUNITE TI.
    I am used to carrying the 4sevens mini 123 on my keyring but it broke. Is the thrunite small enough for a keyring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    I am used to carrying the 4sevens mini 123 on my keyring but it broke. Is the thrunite small enough for a keyring?
    Yes, but it's a twisty. It is a bit different, because you twist for low and keep twisting for high, rather than twisting back and forth.

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    Streamlight Microstream...1xAAA with a FORWARD clicky and it screams on a 10440. It only comes with a fixed pocket clip so you'd probably have to find a way to make it fit a keychain ring, but I think it's a great little AAA light...and it only costs about $18.
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    Thanks but the keychain ring is a must. Its the only reason I don't use the mini 123 any more. The hole for the keychain ring got bigger and bigger then broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Thanks but the keychain ring is a must. Its the only reason I don't use the mini 123 any more. The hole for the keychain ring got bigger and bigger then broke.
    10yrs performance guarantee. you get FREE replacement from 4sevens afaik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    What is cqg?
    The skinny cousin of DQG AAA offered by the same dealer.


    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    How is the clicky on it?
    Is 3 inches too long for a keychain?
    It's reverse clicky, 1-mode. 3" isn't too long in my opinion, at least not for this slim factor. There are keys longer than 3" although it's up to your preference if it's too long for you.


    Quote Originally Posted by bugout View Post
    Do want! That is some fine minimalist design. Do you like the beam compared to the others?
    Beam is smooth with a gentle hotspot. Pretty good although I've seen better.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kokopelli View Post
    Isn't CQG S1 single mode? I'm waiting for S2 in the mail. didn't buy S1 because of the single mode.
    Yes, single mode unfortunately. But I'm taken in by the minimalist design and size so...
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    I'm tellin ya the preon 1 with a clicky tail. If your use to carrying a CR123 light then the Zebra light SC51 I beleave won't be much larger and any 1 AAA light like the LD01, Preon, or Thrunite Ti will be a little longer but about half the diamiter. The manufacturer sites will have dimentions, the smallest 1 AAA's I know of are the Klarus X6 and X10 but there all twisty. The only clickies are the Preon I mentioned and the CQG S1 or what ever posted earlier.

    If your looking for a 123 light there are lots of small ones but the Zebra Light is the only clicky the next thing would be a Fenix PD20, jetbeam BC10 or a Quark 123 (no mini) but there both bigger.

    Your going to have to decide if its keychain material or not some people carry mini mags on there keys... Or rather carry there keys on there mini mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    This is the smallest AAA clicky in my arsenal.





    CQG S1 Neutral. Almost the same length as LD01 but waaaay thinner, and with a clicky.
    What are the caps that are on the preon and the LD01?

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    Thanks for replying!

    Right now I'm carrying an old nitecore ez cr2 which is nice and small and brighter than any of the AAA lights I looked up. Its a twisty but at least only ONE twist. I really hate twisting and untwisting multiple times.

    The CGQ impresses me the most but I'm afraid i'll miss the output compared to my mini on rcr123.

    This is making me look again at the cr123 and cr2 lights (more volts, more output). I don't know of any cr2 clickies so it looks like I'm in search of the smallest high output cr123 clicky but i dont dare start another thread while this one still lives. I'm going to look at the zebralight first. I know the quark 123 is too big fir keychain. The other thing is the flashlight must have a keychain ring opening. Some don't. I used to carry a p1d and they were pretty big for a keychain.

    Seems like there might be a market for a nice small cr2 clicky.

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    This may not be the smallest single AAA keychain flashlight available, but it resided on my keychain for about a year, until I got the iTP A03 Upgraded.
    I bought it when it was marked down to about the equivalent of $12 USD so it's far from a high-end light. It seems reliable enough though, it has never caused me any problems.

    These are all the specifications I have:

    Diameter: 18mm
    Length: 91mm
    Weight: 25g

    1 W Power LED

    To my eyes it looks like the output is about 50 lm; it's similar or slightly brighter than the Zebralight SC51 on Medium 1 (30 lm)

    The second picture shows a Maglite Solitare and a AAA battery for comparison.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashlight Dave View Post
    What are the caps that are on the preon and the LD01?
    Just some heat shrink tubing to provide minimum protection to the head. I tend to drop my lights.





    Quote Originally Posted by recDNA View Post
    Thanks for replying!

    Right now I'm carrying an old nitecore ez cr2 which is nice and small and brighter than any of the AAA lights I looked up. Its a twisty but at least only ONE twist. I really hate twisting and untwisting multiple times.

    The CGQ impresses me the most but I'm afraid i'll miss the output compared to my mini on rcr123.

    This is making me look again at the cr123 and cr2 lights (more volts, more output). I don't know of any cr2 clickies so it looks like I'm in search of the smallest high output cr123 clicky but i dont dare start another thread while this one still lives. I'm going to look at the zebralight first. I know the quark 123 is too big fir keychain. The other thing is the flashlight must have a keychain ring opening. Some don't. I used to carry a p1d and they were pretty big for a keychain.

    Seems like there might be a market for a nice small cr2 clicky.
    Think I've been there, no luck in finding a CR2 clicky except for one which turns out to be bigger than a CR123 light! Generally, CR123 clickies are too fat for keychain carry, IMO. But Zebralight and perhaps E11.2 (shorter than Quark 123) might be your most compact choices.

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    3rd time I'm kicking my self for not remembering this. WHAT IS THE MOD TO PUT A CLICK ON TO A Quark MiNi 123? IT involved a clicky tail from some other light.
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    Is there any way to connect an sc31 to a keyring?

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    I think Peak has a clicky aaa. It is a twisty with instant clicky as well if I'm not mistaken. I believe you turn it on with click and set level with twist. I may end up with one.

    Keith

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