AAA / 10440

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I've been playing around with some AAA / 10440 sized lights. It'll be a twisty, with a 3 or 4 mode FET driver. I'm thinking it'll have a hole for a key ring. I'm not sure about a clip at this point.

What are everyone's thoughts?

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What a fabulous idea (from a devoted AAA light lover).
I favor (from left to right) #4, #9, and #11.
I am neutral about a clip; hole for key ring would be good
I do hope that a trit slot or two might be part of the plan.
 
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#9 as well. Looks good.
Need thick lug/key ring mount. Tail stand.
Good luck on a neat project
 
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What a fabulous idea (from a devoted AAA light lover).
I favor (from left to right) #4, #9, and #11.
I am neutral about a clip; hole for key ring would be good
I do hope that a trit slot or two might be part of the plan.

I'm partial to #10 and #11 at the moment.

They'll definitely do tailstands.

Trits make me really nervous. I recently had a friend who was paid a visit by the US government, and he incurred some hefty fines.
 
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I'M with phosphor, especially #9 looks good. If you have several options there will be folks who will want to collect them all, not that you need any sales incentives.

This is a good idea.

AAA is a nice form factor for many reasons, and plenty bright with today's led tech.

I know it's futile to say "I'm in" in this thread, so looking forward to seeing these on the sales site!
 
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Oh yes, and brace yourself.

There's going to be a lot of requests for brass and copper!

PS: The drawing is a work of art itself! Should frame it.
 
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I'd choose #4

And, instead of a split ring, maybe some "slots" around the base ... this could be an attachment point for a small clip, and the clip would attach to the keyring.

The advantage of this would be easy detach, and preserve tailstanding.

Not sure if I am describing this in words as clearly as I'd like, though ....
 
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PS: The drawing is a work of art itself! Should frame it.

My sketchbooks are full of very strange things.

I'M with phosphor, especially #9 looks good. If you have several options there will be folks who will want to collect them all, not that you need any sales incentives.

This is a good idea.

I hadn't thought of that... That is a good idea.

AAA is a nice form factor for many reasons, and plenty bright with today's led tech.

I didn't see many options in the 10mm drivers. Right now I'm leaning towards mountain electronic's 10mm DD, but I'm interested to hear of any other options you guys know of.
 
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Not sure if a collaboration with @vinhnguyen54 is possible ( hope so! ) ... but I think he uses his custom driver in 10440 torches.
 
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The MTN 10-11-12 DD series drivers are very good. I have used several in small lights with good success.

The turbo is a bit much for the 10440 format, but I am sure Richard would tone down for a custom order.

I believe vinh54 gets his drivers from Mountain.

I also have some ReyLight Tool aaa drivers. Be glad to volunteer one for the project, if you want.
 
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The MTN 10-11-12 DD series drivers are very good. I have used several in small lights with good success.

The turbo is a bit much for the 10440 format, but I am sure Richard would tone down for a custom order.

I believe vinh54 gets his drivers from Mountain.

I've been curious to see how bright the turbo on the mtn drivers are. I have a few here, but I haven't built a light up yet. I imagine I'll get him to lower turbo some.

I just sent vinh54 an email, so we'll see what he says.
 
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I've been curious to see how bright the turbo on the mtn drivers are. I have a few here, but I haven't built a light up yet. I imagine I'll get him to lower turbo some.

I just sent vinh54 an email, so we'll see what he says.

Re Turbo: Make it waterproof and it will be perfect for keeping a cup of coffee hot :grin2:

One other thing to watch out for in the AAA format, especially 10440, is the variation in battery size. It is all over the place, so a spring is helps. But in a twisty, a spring introduces other UI problems.
 
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Also, if you guys have any thoughts on reflectors, these are the options I've accumulated so far. These were from Ledil and Rebel.
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Although it would be expensive, I've always wanted a small flashlight (prefer CR2, but AAA-size would be ok) with a high quality (glass, sapphire) aspheric lens, to make a tiny thrower ....
 
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Although it would be expensive, I've always wanted a small flashlight (prefer CR2, but AAA-size would be ok) with a high quality (glass, sapphire) aspheric lens, to make a tiny thrower ....

If you can find me an aspheric lens that small, I'd seriously consider it.
 
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