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    Who wants to see keychain AAA flashlight from Malkoff beside me? Maybe with Nichia and even Natural white cree led are welcome.
    I really like the idea of bomb proof keychain light from Malkoff and maybe this time no PWM ..
    So what you think?

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    Sure why not! But for me an AAA light is all about the size. ALL about the size. I figure an AAA Malkoff would be in the usual bombproof fashion, rather bulky, so I wouldn't really benefit from it. I'd probably still buy one though.
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    They need to change their way of thinking if they ever do it like you said it all about the size..
    A fully potted electronics is what am I after NO NEED for 1" thick battery tube

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    I would be interested and agree about being PWM free...
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    And let's not forget the ability to take either alkaline or 10440 for extra lumens! With switch and the ability to tail stand. Simply It Would be Absolutely the Best keychain light on the planet!

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    I'd be interested, and probably end up buying one regardless.
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    It's about time there was an E-series thread-compatible AAA host.

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    I would love a AAA from Malkoff.

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    I'm afraid it would be overbuilt and lose the size advantage that one is usually looking for in a 1xAAA light.
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    I actually wonder if this is maybe why these don't exist ....

    If it wasn't overbuilt, it wouldn't be a Malkoff

    If it was overbuilt, it might defeat the purpose for which most want a AAA flashlight (very small and lightweight, to carry on a keyring)



    The three AAA torches that come to my mind as being in this niche already would be the SureFire Titan, the Peak Eiger, and perhaps the PK-PL2 ....
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    another vote for a Malkoff AAA, regardless if it keeps the advantages of the size of AAA.
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    Absolutely!

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    Heh - I wonder how many advance orders they would need to consider a one time "novelty run".

    EtA: for that matter, I still want to see a 9V host that can take an M61xxx drop-in.
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    Default Re: Malkoff AAA Flashlight?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMedina View Post
    EtA: for that matter, I still want to see a 9V host that can take an M61xxx drop-in.
    MD3 with M61SHO?
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    I prefer single mode

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    MD3 with M61SHO?
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    Not quite. From an emergency prep scenario, we know that 9V batteries are almost always available on shelves. So picture a P60-style bezel, mated to a rectangular host, large enough to mount a switch and house a 9V battery.

    Never mind that you can almost always put your hands on a 9V battery, should you want to run an M61 or comparably bright drop-in, but think about the M61LL(L) drop-ins. The host already table-stands, so you have a ceiling bounce lantern, with days of run time. Or a compact, easily handled flashlight that uses perhaps the only batteries you're likely to have an excess of.
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    Oh, I see. THAT sort of host.
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    Default Re: Malkoff AAA Flashlight?

    Regarding 9V batteries and true "emergency" emergencies .... many (though not all) 9V batteries contain 6x AAAA cells.

    Although I haven't done the math, or ever actually tried this, 3x AAAA could perhaps be made to fit into an MD4 host with appropriate spacers, and would have ~ 4.5V (but rather low capacity)

    be aware however that the polarity can be unclear or misleading on these bare AAAA cells, and many Malkoff dropins are NOT polarity protected.
    Last edited by archimedes; 03-21-2017 at 01:54 PM.
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    I would LOVE a 9v battery host!

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    Count me in if it has a sub lumen mode! *Oh and a forward clicky switch.
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    I want to keep this thread alive and collect as many votes as possible and eventually send it to gene malkoff..

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    Missed this thread, I would love a single mode on it.

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    Default Re: Malkoff AAA Flashlight?

    For me any new malkoff product is very welcome.


    My opinion would not be different with regard to an AAA flashlight, especially considering that Gene has the ability to surprise us even in the simplest things, such as a flashlight that uses AA batteries, which is the case of the MDC AA model.


    This particular model (MDC AA) is robust, small, ergonomic in hand, has an excellent clip, has a bit of modularity (uses the mcclicky button), has 3 light modes, and great beam quality / balance.


    In addition to all these positive features the flashlight can serve as a weapon if a bezel ring is placed on the head.


    I'm in love with this model (I would not be lying if I said I love all other malkoff models too).


    The MDC AA model has a good runtime and the ideal size to hold the flashlight firmly and confidently.


    AAA flashlight models usually require you to hold the lanterns with your fingertips.


    I do not like this because I do not feel confident and it is not ergonomic.


    Honestly I'm afraid that an AAA model of the MDC flashlight could compromise the modularity (the possibility of changing the bezel ring and the mclicky button) and especially the ergonomics.


    I would not give up on these two factors (ergonomics and modularity) but I know Gene does miracles, so I would also like to see an AAA model of the MDC flashlight.


    A malkoff model similar to the AAA streamlight flashlight would be interesting.

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    I'd put money down right now for a Malkoff AAA flashlight. Toss in a high cri nichia, keep it to one mode (or two to three with no pwm), and keep it overbuilt like all things Malkoff. Sold.

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    Made out of Stainless Steel or Titanium...

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    I'd definitely buy one. I'd like at least two modes. Continuous tightening to change modes if possible.

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    I'm in.

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    Nichia 219b, moonlight and high and I'm in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozythemandias View Post
    Nichia 219b, moonlight and high and I'm in.
    Sounds perfect to me! Count me in!!

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    Default Re: Malkoff AAA Flashlight?

    High CRI, although not necessarily the 219b, is a must. I'd prefer a single output, but I'm flexible here.

    Count me in.
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