Bigger, brighter alternative to Thrunite Archer 2AA light?

MTHall

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I don't like to surrender to Arthritis but will have to. I'm trying to find Side button lights which feature a larger diameter and brighter lumens with a more focused beam than the Thrunite AA 2x Archer for not more than $100.00. Any suggestions appreciated. Not for pocket carry.
 

MTHall

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Thank you for the recommendation.
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Depending upon How Arthritic your hands are, you may find a C cell sized light comfortable.
I might suggest a Maglite, but you may find the fine thread of the tail cap a little challenging to put back on after replacing batteries.
With a maglite sold adapter you can run their 2 C cell on an 18650.

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Another C cell light I have is a 3C triple LED Defiant. It's tail cap is more coarsely threaded than the Mag. I built my own adapter to run it on an 18650.
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xxo

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Aside from the ML25, the Mag ML50's have easy to use side mounted E switches, as do the bigger D cell ML300's - both are availible in grenade gripped LX versions.

I generally run my 2 and 3 C cell ML50's on 21700's in 3D printed adapters and my ML300's on a 26650 in an adapter.


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xxo

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@xxo,
I like your 3D printed adapters. What do you use for the metal conductor/spacer?
A brass machine screw/nut, slightly recessed in the 3D print so that a button top cell will make contact, but the negative side of the cell won't so that there is mechanical reverse polarity protection.
 

xxo

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Doesn't the yellow brass screw tear up the soft copper plate (anode) found on protected circuit cells?
Nope, never been an issue. Many lights have brass contacts or steel springs and it doesn't seem to be a problem.
 

ilikeguns40

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Depending upon How Arthritic your hands are, you may find a C cell sized light comfortable.
I might suggest a Maglite, but you may find the fine thread of the tail cap a little challenging to put back on after replacing batteries.
With a maglite sold adapter you can run their 2 C cell on an 18650.

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Another C cell light I have is a 3C triple LED Defiant. It's tail cap is more coarsely threaded than the Mag. I built my own adapter to run it on an 18650.
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That piece of wood and bolt is genius. Gonna make a CR123 dummy
 
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