"best" 2AA or 2or4 AAA incan???

Wits' End

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I've gone through a couple of posts on this and thought I'd like to see them consolodated. I'm looking for a new small EDC incan that is easy to pocket.
I'm getting ready to order a couple lights and want to add a small Incan on. Please state switch or twist on. Adjustable or fixed focus. Battery type. Bright run time. Bulb life. Throw. And most prized your opinion and how you use it.
 

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Wit's End,

I don't have one to suggest...I hadn't found a small incandescent that was easy to pocket and stayed with me until I found the SF E2e. I've used it for many things. Problem is, it's not AA powered, it's lithium 123 powered. Living in NE Minnesota, I'd definitely want lithiums. See thread about my brother-in-law
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He lives in Canada, but it's not as cold there as in NE Minnesota! Lithiums are good.

Merry Christmas!

Richard
 

webley445

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Princeton Tech has some small lights that could suite your needs. Try to determine a size, as in compared to whatever type of make. This will bring a better responce. Also check into some of the LEDs, Arc AAA or Infinity Ultra. I find the Princeton Tech Attitude [led] very pocketable for myself, and there is a incan. version too. Try

http://www.brightguy.com/search_flash.tpl?cart=10311715972717

...use their search to see lights available on the market.
 

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I know what you mean, once you get spoiled by the surefire beam quality everything else is second rate. Sometimes my 6P is to big to carry in my front pants pocket, so I carry the UKE 2AAA. For long walks an 8X or 9P in the back pocket is very comfortable and easily taken in and out, better than a 6P actually. None of my lights have belt clips. I'm still in the stone age.

I still don't have an E2e yet
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The throw is great but is it good for close up work as well? What about the PT Rage or PT Tec 20 in comaprism with these?
 

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stingray, i thought you had to prove you own an E2E before they'll give you membership here?
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once you have the E2E you'll carry it everyday.

what's this 2aaa uke!? can somebody compare brightness and throw for me, this looks interesting. i was thinking about another led but they're a little too bluish and dim for my liking. since i have an ARC LE on the way i need something else to drop aaa's in too.
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For a 2AA, can't go past a Waglite with LED mod of some sort. I'm a fan of Wags, can't go past their robustness of built, and there's a plethora of quality LED drop in mods available for the popular light.
 

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Nerd, a piece of satin scotch tape makes the UKE 2AAA decent for close up work. When you want throw, just peel it off and stick it to the side of the light until you need it again. I don't have a Rage or Tec 20 so I can't say how it compares. I use my keychain Arc AAA for close up work lately, now that I have one (or 4).

TKL, I snuck in here without an E2e, it wasn't easy. I didn't even have an ARC until recently, I felt like an outcast. The UKE has really good throw for a 2AAA, more than a 2AA mini-zag. It's also whiter, and brighter, but a much narrower beam. The size, very light weight, and durability are really great. You can't even feel it in your pocket. I've had this one (and 2 penlight versions) for almost 10 years. It even has good throw underwater.
 

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Hi Wit's End,

I suggest Princeton Tec Blast(2 AAA battery) for your pocket light. For myself, I have Princeton Tec blast and UKE 2AAA, and I have compared the brightness of these lights, I found Princeton Tec blast is brighter than UKE 2AAA.

For myself, I always bring another Princeton Tec-Rage(4 AAA batterys) in my pocket. I like this light very much because when I compared with a
UKE light which use two lithium 123 battery, It is brighter than the UKE light.

I hope the above infomation can help you.

from: ZYK
 

Stingray

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For a small incandescent pocketable light, I really like the UKE 2AAA pocket light.

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tkl

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arguably the best pocket edc is the sf E2E. since carrying mine effortlessly, everything else is a bulky, dim-imperfect beam, heavy second!
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and folks say i'm hard on sf.
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There has been some discussion about the UKE 2AAA light. There are two versions, they share a lamp, but one puts the cells end-to-end, and the other has them side-by-side.

Of course, the beam is UKE tight like the 4AA and the SL-6 (6C).

However, it runs at its brightest between 250 and 300 cd. This is in the ballpark of the Mini-Mag with original Mag lamp. It's whiter, and of course it's running off AAAs not AAs.

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice light--and the red side-by-side ones were/are on sale at BrightGuy as a closeout.

Thought you'd like to know the numbers. The UK 2L and 4AA are in the 2500 cd area. Check my Web site for more numbers.

Cheers,

Richard
 
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