In search of: AAA flashlight with soft tap to change modes while on

Clyfton

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I lost my favorite Preon flashlight that had the perfect user interface.
The Preons went off production and the new ones don't have the same interface.
Does anyone know of a flashlight that has these characteristics?
- 2 AAA batteries
- full click to turn on
- while on, tap the power button to change modes
- three modes: low, medium, high
- full click to turn off
 

scalpel_ninja

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Here is a search on Parametrek with some of your parameters entered: 2xAAA, three modes, flashlight format. Hopefully it'll narrow down your options.
 

defloyd77

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Reylight's penlight fits the bill, but it's somewhat pricey and isn't available in aluminum. It's programmable, comes with a 10880 rechargeable battery, but also can use 2 AAA. I have it's 10440/1 AAA little brother and it's a great light.
 
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Clyfton

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Reylight's penlight fits the bill, but it's somewhat pricey and isn't available in aluminum. It's programmable, comes with a 10880 rechargeable battery, but also can use 2 AAA. I have it's 10440/1 AAA little brother and it's a great light.
Thanks. You're right. That's the one I need. I'll order one.
 

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Well, there's my EDC back-up light.
Powertac Sabre.
Meets almost all of your criteria. But the modes are High, Low, Strobe.
One of the absolute best and most useful lights out of my massive collection.
 

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I know you want a penlight, but the Frelux Synergy 1.5 has exactly the batteries and UI that you are looking for. Take a look at it; it's an excellent light. Maybe for another time or use.
 
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defloyd77

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deFloyd77 ... have you found a good source for a 10880 battery?

I haven't actually searched for 10880 batteries since I don't (yet) have a light that uses them. If you're ordering from Reylight, maybe try emailing him to see if you could by some extras from him.
 

KITROBASKIN

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I lost my favorite Preon flashlight that had the perfect user interface.
The Preons went off production and the new ones don't have the same interface.
Does anyone know of a flashlight that has these characteristics?
- 2 AAA batteries
- full click to turn on
- while on, tap the power button to change modes
- three modes: low, medium, high
- full click to turn off
Flashlights with "permanent" rechargeable batteries are so handy and quick to recharge. Without knowing your application, this may not work but some experimentation might yield a lighter, plenty bright, useful workhorse.

Of course you may want the format you specified; perfectly legitimate.
 

Clyfton

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I haven't actually searched for 10880 batteries since I don't (yet) have a light that uses them. If you're ordering from Reylight, maybe try emailing him to see if you could by some extras from him.
I took your advice and contacted https://reylight.net/ ... he responded and put the batteries on his website for sale! Finally a good source!
 

cave dave

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Some suggestions from your other thread pointed to ReyLight as well:

The reylight does have a downside though, the high modes aren't as regulated as the Preon. The 100% level is just a one minute burst, then drops much lower.
 
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