AAA / 10440

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Clip it! Love the clip on my peak eiger from Jason at Dark sucks.
 
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-- For me, a great smooth beam with not too much of a hot spot, and great on AAA NiMH
-- reckon a nice clip would be a good idea - I do love the dark sucks clips and put one on a Preon
-- I would indeed add #10 -- in addition to #4, #9 (my favorite) and #11
-- would also love copper...
 
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I'm in!
I'll vote for #4, the shorter the better, definitely with trits and high quality throw lens, no clip.
Copper would be nice too.
Maybe Damascus?
I can't wait!
 
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Pumped that you are considering an AAA. I am with Archimedes and would love a good quality glass aspheric. I believe the Univex light sold by KuKu a few years ago had one of these.

What if the light had an electronic switch like the one Tain makes... it would just fit if the tail was made oh so slightly wider. That would solve the switching issues. Works on 10440. Not sure if they would work with the MTN drivers, but I suspect they would.

I like number 11.

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Pumped that you are considering an AAA. I am with Archimedes and would love a good quality glass aspheric. I believe the Univex light sold by KuKu a few years ago had one of these....

I have a Univex with the lens .... Although a very nice flashlight, that lens is not glass and does not actually provide much throw.

The type and quality of aspheric I am thinking of is more on the order of ~ $100, just for the lens alone.
 
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I have a Univex with the lens .... Although a very nice flashlight, that lens is not glass and does not actually provide much throw.

The type and quality of aspheric I am thinking of is more on the order of ~ $100, just for the lens alone.


Oh that is interesting. I always assumed it was glass. Glad I did not buy one. I am not an exposed plastic kinda dude.

Wow, that is pricey for the lens. I might be crazy enough to pay for it. Can you PM me a link to it out of interest.

Thanks,
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The Univex lens still sits under a "window" (not certain, perhaps glass)

I don't have a particular product in mind, just seen high quality aspheric lenses going for that approximate price.
 
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I liked #9 and #11 best (from left to right)
 
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6, 9, 11

Please and thank you.
 
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My wife thinks 11 looks like a lipstick container, in a good way. She said she'd carry that one in her purse
 
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I think they'd look awesome without knurling.
 
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Any news on the AAA / 10440 project?
 
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I think 10. Knurling is good. Too.bad no AAA driver? Maybe I can swap one in? Clip would be preferred.
 
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Any news on the AAA / 10440 project?
I've settled on the FET driver from mountain, but other than that, no progress yet. I've just been wrapping up this last batch of Ti, which should be ready on next Friday.
 
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I think 10. Knurling is good. Too.bad no AAA driver? Maybe I can swap one in? Clip would be preferred.
I'm looking at a 10mm driver, so anything that will fit should work.
 
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I've settled on the FET driver from mountain, but other than that, no progress yet. I've just been wrapping up this last batch of Ti, which should be ready on next Friday.

That driver, in its various iterations, has a lot to offer. It demands a certain amount of respect in the small form factor as it becomes a real hand-warmer on the highest modes. I like to have four levels in a small light, with a decent moonlight. These are standard offerings from MTN. In several builds, I have had 100% success with this driver. Richard's drivers seem to be very solid in terms of design, features, and quality of construction.
 
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That driver, in its various iterations, has a lot to offer. It demands a certain amount of respect in the small form factor as it becomes a real hand-warmer on the highest modes. I like to have four levels in a small light, with a decent moonlight. These are standard offerings from MTN. In several builds, I have had 100% success with this driver. Richard's drivers seem to be very solid in terms of design, features, and quality of construction.
I've been considering getting Richard to drop the level of high, maybe to 80% or so. I haven't built one up yet, but I'm concerned about the heat with such a small form factor.
 
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