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    AAA is the best for edc stuff. I always got one (or more) light on me when i need it.
    Runtimes has never been a problem for edc tasks.
    It can keep up with a CR123 if you dare use a IMR10440

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeruel View Post
    I used to carry AA lights as my edc, but lately went back to AAA for even more inconspicuous carrying and also largely due to new brands/models that give me UI and (smaller) sized lights that I want.
    Same here, I mostly carried an AA light in my pocket, and a Photon on my keys. I upgraded to a Maratac AAA, which completely blows away the Photon of course; but with it's pocket clip, I've lately been carrying the AAA in my pocket, leaving the AA in my EDC bag. I like the reduction of weight in bulk in my pocket. Obviously, runtime isn't the same, and especially on 10440s heat generation is an issue, but I see the Maratac as the light I use for brief tasks, with the bag light for more serious use. Kinda how a pistol is what you use to get back to your rifle!

    I like the format so much that I just ordered a Lumapower LM21, so I can get a "proper" forward clicky UI instead of a twisty. Pretty sure it'll be spending a lot of time in my pocket, the Maratac's been in there for over a year.

    I think part of the appeal of the format is, it's no longer the compromise it once was. My Maratac puts out as much light as a 1xCR123A light of not-that-long ago. I hope other manufacturers follow the lead of Lumapower, 4sevens et. al. and offer more AAA lights with forward clickies and multimode UIs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryffin View Post

    I think part of the appeal of the format is, it's no longer the compromise it once was. My Maratac puts out as much light as a 1xCR123A light of not-that-long ago. I hope other manufacturers follow the lead of Lumapower, 4sevens et. al. and offer more AAA lights with forward clickies and multimode UIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7histology View Post
    I agree with the premise of this thread. The Liteflux LFTX2 HAS to be the best AAA around still - not that you can get one though.
    Love my LF2XT, but I'd have to say that it would lose out to a couple others for higher brightness and also to a different set of lights for more flood; notably the Preon ReVo.
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    Unfortunately, I missed out on the NW version and this one is a second run CW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clark-kentski View Post
    I ve been considering an Arc AAA Made in the USA ,they dont seem powerful but seem rugged,anybody like them?
    They are tough lights, but at this point they have surpassed when it comes to output and the quality of the beam and light. They are still a nice backup to keep on a keychain, etc. They will certainly get the job done in many situations.

    I've been impressed with the little Thrunite Ti that does about 60 lumens on high, which was a lot of light years ago when we were dealing with incans like a Surefire E2e that only ran for 20 minutes on two CR123s. It also has a super low low if you don't want to mess up your dark adapted eyes.
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    Pete, who does the mod?

    To OP, never bothered with AAA lights until lately. Effectively since the SS Preon ReVO came into the market. Got myself a first run cool white SS ReVO (which I sold off later) and a couple of neutral white SS ReVO. Love them a lot! It is permanently affixed to my keychain.

    Then I started looking at other options and bought a Preon P0. Didn't quite like the P0 though and hadn't bother to use it. Lately my favorite is the Mako Flood made by Enrique. Just love the long run time on this thing, but I wish it has a lower low output. Been contemplating on getting a McGizmo Sapphire but haven't really decided on it.
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    I always carry more than two lights, and really appreciate the AAA format lately. I have a Fenix E05 on my set of keys for the wife's suv. An Ld01 SS on my truck keys, a Preon 0 on my hours keys and another on my work van keys. Few weeks ago the Thrunite Ti was on the work keys, till the LD01 showed up and then I decided to go with stainless for as many keys as I could
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    Quote Originally Posted by clark-kentski View Post
    I ve been considering an Arc AAA Made in the USA ,they dont seem powerful but seem rugged,anybody like them?
    IMO, there are far better options out there for the money. Arc pretty much got left in the dust, quite a while ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tx101 View Post
    What's the light between the Univex and Eiger? Forward clicky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjandyho View Post
    Pete, who does the mod?
    Probably anyone that does emitter swaps. I think an hCRI XP-G would be nice in there.
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    Why have I been eyeballing the relatively new Rofis ER10 recently made available at shiningbeam? At $35.85 it's about $5 less than most any other listings I've seen for this interesting 1x AAA light. I've seen selfbuilt's review on a sister product JR10 & JR20 from Rofis in which he demonstrated quite a bit of confidence in build quality and design - placing it right with up there with Fenix products somewhere between their PD & TK lines.

    I dunno, but I like the design of this light and I don't have anything in full blown stainless yet. I'm just a stone's throw away from pulling the purchase trigger on this one.

    Does anyone here have any experience with one of these or any words of encouragement or discouragement?
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    That is an interesting light...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenbeam View Post
    Why have I been eyeballing the relatively new Rofis ER10 recently made available at shiningbeam? At $35.85 it's about $5 less than most any other listings I've seen for this interesting 1x AAA light. I've seen selfbuilt's review on a sister product JR10 & JR20 from Rofis in which he demonstrated quite a bit of confidence in build quality and design - placing it right with up there with Fenix products somewhere between their PD & TK lines.

    I dunno, but I like the design of this light and I don't have anything in full blown stainless yet. I'm just a stone's throw away from pulling the purchase trigger on this one.

    Does anyone here have any experience with one of these or any words of encouragement or discouragement?
    I want to find out more about the linear touchpad ramping UI and how well it works!
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    to PCC --

    What is that "diffuser cap" attached to your Preon ReVO S.S. ?

    Sorta' like a Chap-Stick cap, but I know (from trying)
    that those are Too Big to fit !


    What did you find to fit the ReVO ? ? ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitthespot View Post
    I carry this on my keychain and I don't even notice the weight. I've seen people carrying keychains that need a body builder to lift. This is hardly noticable. LOL

    Better for your car's ignition barrel too having a lighter set of keys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    to PCC --

    What is that "diffuser cap" attached to your Preon ReVO S.S. ?

    Sorta' like a Chap-Stick cap, but I know (from trying)
    that those are Too Big to fit !


    What did you find to fit the ReVO ? ? ?


    It's frosted acrylic. Bought it at a local plastics store and turned it on (you guessed it ) the lathe. I can make you one in about ten minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCC View Post
    It's frosted acrylic. Bought it at a local plastics store and turned it on (you guessed it ) the lathe. I can make you one in about ten minutes.
    Dude, you could start yourself a nice little cottage business cranking them out in various size to fit various bezels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    Your ReVo can be modded to hCRI!
    Thinking of doing it with the Nichia 219.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gryffin View Post
    Dude, you could start yourself a nice little cottage business cranking them out in various size to fit various bezels.

    Just sayin’.
    Too much hassle. You'd need to send me your light to ensure a snug fit then I'd send it back. This is getting off topic so I'll stop right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I want to find out more about the linear touchpad ramping UI and how well it works!
    What linear touchpad ramping? The light is described as three-mode.

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    Loving my AAA's as well, so small I always have them on me. I carry either a SS Preon ReVo neutral white, or the DQG Tiny III I just received with an R4 which is neutral white as well. The ReVo feels like it is built better, and the beam pattern is smoother, but it was also more expensive. The DQG is smaller, with two well spaced levels. I love them both.
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    I do love AAA lights:

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    Default Re: Very difficult NOT to love AAA's these days.

    sarcasm: AAA are far too huge, AAAA is where it is at

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    sarcasm: AAA are far too huge, AAAA is where it is at
    If size were really your only concern, then the Photon is smaller than every cylindrical-cell light ever made, and it will always be smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    sarcasm: AAA are far too huge, AAAA is where it is at
    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    If size were really your only concern, then the Photon is smaller than every cylindrical-cell light ever made, and it will always be smaller.
    Sheesh, usually when us guys get together to brag, it's not about who's got the smallest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I want to find out more about the linear touchpad ramping UI and how well it works!


    It does L@@K like you should be able to run your thumb up and down the body to increase then decrease the brightness level......but I don't think that's the reality.

    Perhaps if Apple creates the iLight.


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    AAA, it's the new AA

    Punching out way more light for longer than my L1P at a fraction of the size

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    sarcasm: AAA are far too huge, AAAA is where it is at
    AAAA is also large, compared to other small lights:

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu124 View Post
    What's the light between the Univex and Eiger? Forward clicky?
    Thats my 1 x AAA Frankenlight

    Streamlight Microstream body with a Fenix head

    There is a thread somewhere about this Lego

    See here

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...crostream-body

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryffin View Post
    Sheesh, usually when us guys get together to brag, it's not about who's got the smallest!
    What can I say, mine's a thrower, not a shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    What linear touchpad ramping? The light is described as three-mode.
    See post by Chauncey who got it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post


    It does L@@K like you should be able to run your thumb up and down the body to increase then decrease the brightness level......but I don't think that's the reality.

    Perhaps if Apple creates the iLight.


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    Yeah, pretty interesting (and overly busy) graphic just for a clip!
    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    If size were really your only concern, then the Photon is smaller than every cylindrical-cell light ever made, and it will always be smaller.
    It's definitely shorter, but fatter, making it smaller in one dimension and larger in another. Pretty much a judgement call as to which dimension is more important, but I have a strong preference for slimmer and longer over shorter and fatter.

    That said, I'm sure enjoying my TC-R1 in all it's stubbiness.
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