Newbie looking for a very specific light.

AMoore04

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Hey guys, I'm looking for a 2AA luxeon producing a narrow beam of no less than 40 lumens, the tail end must also be thin enoough to get between my teeth as I tend to use it for several minutes in a pinch. Xenon lights are easyer to find in this format but for the price a regulated luxeon would be best. it could be production or a good mod somone would be willing to sell. I'm very satisfied with the beam size and light output of my UK 4AA but hard use has destroyed it in under a year. Thanks.
 

AMoore04

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ElectroLumens push circuit will run two hours on two AA, I think thats reasonable.
 

NikolaTesla

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Try a Steam Light Luxeon Jr. I carry mine in a pouch on belt in does fit in mouth when needed. It only takes 2 aa so VERY practical. Try www.Brightguy.com to check it out

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leukos

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Metal flashlights can be rough on the teeth...maybe consider a luxeon headlamp? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
 

AMoore04

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Thanks leuklos, for your suggestion, but I need somthing that will fit in my tool belt and I can hang on to while cable fishing. But again Thanks guys.
 

Stanley

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Actually, would you consider the use of a headlamp? I think headlamps are plenty useful for handsfree situations and are sometimes under-appreciated. Check out the Princeton Tec Matrix 2 or Yukon HL, I think you'll be very surprised with the output on these...

Edit: Sorry, I should OPEN my eyes while reading others' posts next time... :p I see the headlamp has been covered already. Anyway, while not as bright, maybe the Tek-Tite Splashlite might be a nifty little light for your needs. Not sure if it covers your brightness requirement fully, but if you get the LED version, you get about 7-8 hrs on 1x123, and at the price from batterystation, you can get a couple more for backups as well!! Otherwise a Minimag converted with a sandwich might be good, and you can get one of those NiteIze 'bite-its' (I think thats what they're called) to fit onto the tailend so you can hold the light with your mouth. Otherwise a UKE2L is a great and bright light for its size as well. Hope this helps...
 

iceweasel

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I want to second what Stanley wrote. If you've never used a headlamp, they're awesome. Try it. I think you'll find them much more convenient than you might think.

If you've tried and discarded the idea of a headlamp, I'd definitely consider one of the Pelicans or the Tektites. I would want to be chomping down on aluminum.

I have no idea of the Lumen output of either of the above. It should be difficult to find out though if you're interested.

Best of luck.
 

paulr

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40 lumens from 2aa is not realistic. There are some nice 2aa lights around but if you really need 40 lumens, try a 4aa xenon like a PT Tec 40.
 

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How about a 3W sandwich dropin and a NiteIze mouth bite?

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