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    What is the most reliable AAA keychain light?

    Wow. Thanks for all of this great info. I know clickies aren’t preferred over twisties in general for reliability but can anyone give any feedback in the stainless version of the Lumintop Ant? Seems to fit my requirements and I believe it may have a magnetic tail option that can be swapped in...
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    What is the most reliable AAA keychain light?

    Thanks All: I appreciate all of the suggestions. I like The Peak Eiger but first anyone know if the option with the momentary push button can still be carried on a keychain or does that choice preclude keychain carry?
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    What is the most reliable AAA keychain light?

    Hi All: I have been searching for a AAA keychain light that is super reliable. I’m looking for something that can be used for years and always turns on when needed. I was close to getting the stainless K18 v2019 but not convinced it’s reliable enough. I’d prefer a clicky for ease of...
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    UltraTac K18 ss

    WTB: UltraTac K18 v 2019 stainless steel AAA. Kindly email or PM if you have one or know of one for sale. Cheers!
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    UltraTac K18

    Hi All: I’ve had a Preon Revo on my keychain for about 9 years now and have fully enjoyed it. My only issue with this light is that it requires quite a bit of twist compression to engage the contacts and activate accordingly. This, I have found, varies depending on the battery placed inside-...
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    best AAA NiMH rechargeable?

    Rechargeable AAA Hi All: I have a Black Diamond headlamp that uses 4 AAA bats. Have been looking at the option of running off the shelf rechargeables in the headlamp. Are there any good quality rechargeable units that won't break the bank. I don't know if the rechargeables have a better or...
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    6D Maglite led bulb upgrade

    Hi All: I am looking for a replacement led bulb for my 6D Maglite. Despite the large battery capacity, the batteries wear out too quickly. Am looking for a good quality, bright led to swap in that will also improve run time. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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    New Headlamp User

    The intent of use for the headlamp is primarily for walking the dog and night camping as well as hiking. The bright spot I've found to be very useful over time (with my flashlight) because I need to spot loose dogs and racoons far off in the distance before we're on top of them. This happened...
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    New Headlamp User

    Thanks Gregozedobe and ryguy2400 for the added info. I'll be heading to a store to actually take a physical look at the XP2 and the Storm. I've been learning more and more about stated runtimes vs. actual runtimes as per robo's suggestion-what a difference. It appears that the XP2 has a better...
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    New Headlamp User

    Thanks Robo and B0wz3r. The link Robo attached was very helpful in terms of eliminating the Remix-too many small issues keep popping up in my research to make this a go to light. It's down to the Petzl XP2 or the Storm. I actually was impressed by the Storm but concerned about several...
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    New Headlamp User

    Thanks gcbryan, I'll look at the storm for reliability.
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    New Headlamp User

    Thanks to all who weighed in and provided some invaluable advice. After a lot of researching, I've narrowed it down to the Petzl XP2 and the Princeton Tec Remix. Anyone have any first-hand durability/reliability info that might sway me to one choice or the other? Reliability and ruggedness are...
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    New Headlamp User

    Thanks for all of the input. I am currently looking at the Petzl Tikka. http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/headlamps/compact-tikka-2/tikka-xp I like its features, but does anyone know of any user info about its durability/reliability? I am spoiled with the nice tight, long distance throw my...
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    New Headlamp User

    Thanks for the info. Robo and B0wz3r. I'd be willing to pay for a light that will be tough and reliable. If it lasts a very long time, then the investment is worth it. I've learned this rule with edc lights. I intend to use the light primarily for active hikes and camping. We do a lot of...
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    New Headlamp User

    Okay here are a few of the "must have" capabilities that I know of thus far: 1) Incredibly tough and consistently reliable, trusty 2) Price limit around $50-100 3) Long runtime 4) Not too interested in too many modes, just a selectable option to move from a very low to brightest option...
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