- Nov 22, 2004
- Sydney, Australia
removed how many times can you say the same thing .... D'oh
cobb said:Why do they sell the dogs in packs of ten and buns in packs of 8???
Lee1959 said:I personally do not generalize much of anything, instead I prefer to look at each item on its own merits. And I keep at least one (usually more) single and multiple cell light in each of AAA, AA, 123, C, D (C and D I only have multiple cell lights) because one never knows what batteries you may find, where, when and under what circumstances.
And yes, I have several 3 AAA lights that I find perfectly satisfactory, and no I do not compare them to AA or 123 lights, but use them for what they are, not what they are not.
Well, yeah.. there are similary cheap lights with 1AA, but of course direct drive from 1xAA isn't going to be as bright as direct drive from 3xAAA.Martini said:Almost all of the 3xAAA lights I've seen have carriers, and are direct drive. 1 AA has about the same capacity as 3 AAAs, so no advantage there, and those carriers make the lights even thicker than the batteries. The only good thing about these lights is that they be easily made to accommodate Li-ions; I have some that will take an 18500. Price is not really an issue; you can't tell me there aren't similarly cheap lights that run on 1AA (think Kai and DX).
paulr said:I also like my 3AA Tek-Tite Trek 4, which is butt-simple, highly waterproof, almost nothing can go wrong with it. I think that such 3AA designs are the logical replacement for the old-fashioned 2D household PR2 light. Nothing stops them from being sold in the 2-3 dollar range like 2D lights are around 1 dollar (led's still cost more than bulbs). I agree that those 3AAA cylindrical lights are pretty unattractive but that's partly because of their cheap construction and clumsy design. A well-made flat one could be quite nice.