Options for 2AAA flashlight?

TacmedRN

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Hello all!

My Streamlight Stylus Pro is getting ready to retire, so I'm looking for a replacement. I could just go with the same one, but I'm just checking to see what other options are out there!

Here's what I need:
-"Penlight" format to fit in shirt pocket
-Option for 2AAA batteries (dual fuel OK, but must have primary option)
-Pocket clip
-Durable and reliable
-Tailcap switch
-Easy to obtain replacement switches (I burn through rubber switches like you wouldn't believe)

Any options before I just go with another Streamlight?
 

ghostguy6

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There is only one 2AAA cell that I have ever liked. The pelican Mitylite 1900. It was light and featured a twist head design so no switch to replace. Unfortunately it was an incandescent xenon that only produced 11 lumens and had a good spot beam with a useful amount of side spill for walking around. But back in the day that was a good amount of light for such a small flashlight. Best of all it had no parasitic drain. It was discontinued long ago but several people still use them today. They are very popular with Paramedics who must still have access to the replacement bulbs through their department's stores.
Everything Pelican has tried to replace it with has had a bad parasitic draw or is a flood only type of light. I cant really comment on other brands since I'm not really a fan of AAA cell lights.

The problem with the AAA lights is the low cell capacity. If your willing to go to AA or even a lithium Ion option you might find something more useful.

Is this a general use light or does it serve a specific purpose?
 

alpg88

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There is only one 2AAA cell that I have ever liked. The pelican Mitylite 1900. It was light and featured a twist head design so no switch to replace. Unfortunately it was an incandescent xenon that only produced 11 lumens and had a good spot beam with a useful amount of side spill for walking around. But back in the day that was a good amount of light for such a small flashlight. Best of all it had no parasitic drain. It was discontinued long ago but several people still use them today. They are very popular with Paramedics who must still have access to the replacement bulbs through their department's stores.
Everything Pelican has tried to replace it with has had a bad parasitic draw or is a flood only type of light. I cant really comment on other brands since I'm not really a fan of AAA cell lights.

The problem with the AAA lights is the low cell capacity. If your willing to go to AA or even a lithium Ion option you might find something more useful.

Is this a general use light or does it serve a specific purpose?
Maglite 2aaa, 100lm, a throwy beam with plenty of spill. no external switches, comes with a pocket clip.
 

Monocrom

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Pelican 1920 is worth a look.
Powertac Saber 2AAA model is a personal favorite that has been going strong for more years than I can remember. Daily EDC.
 

leukos

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Coast makes a decent 2AAA light in a narrow inspection beam or wider general purpose beam. Also for something a little nicer, check out the Reylight 2AAA.
 

cave dave

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Reylight if you want Titanium and LiIon 10880 compatibility, 4sevens Preon P2 if you want to run NiMh.
Lumintop 2xaaa if you want to run alkaline, because they will leak and ruin you light, so you want a cheaper light.

Reylight and Lumintop have metal switch covers (over the rubber), Preon has spare switch boots (The rubber part) for sale when I bought mine, but I don't see them now. Hardly anyone sells replacement switches.
 

Isaiah6113

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I have the most recent Countycomm Maratac Titanium AAAx2 Rev 5. It's a great light. Not sure if it's still available, so maybe not a helpful reply.
 

Monocrom

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I have the most recent Countycomm Maratac Titanium AAAx2 Rev 5. It's a great light. Not sure if it's still available, so maybe not a helpful reply.
If it's out of stock on their website, it'll likely come back in stock after awhile.
 

paulyg

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I have a Nitecore MT60MD. Starts on low. Neutral tint. Works very well for pupils.
Medium covers almost all the admin tasks
High is usable for the rest
I use it 3-4x/tour and have charged the Eneloops 3x in the 3 months I've had it
 

ghostguy6

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I have a Nitecore MT60MD. Starts on low. Neutral tint. Works very well for pupils.
Medium covers almost all the admin tasks
High is usable for the rest
I use it 3-4x/tour and have charged the Eneloops 3x in the 3 months I've had it
Have you noticed any kind of draw when it sits? I'm seriously considering getting one to leave in my med bag in my truck.
 

rwolfenstein

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Granted it's not 2 cell but I favor the maglite solitaire lights with the pocket clip. They also make them in different color leds.
 

paulyg

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Have you noticed any kind of draw when it sits? I'm seriously considering getting one to leave in my med bag in my truck.
I haven't. I worked 3 nights straight and went on vacation for 10 days. Came back and it lasted another 3-4 tours before I had to throw the batteries on the charger.
 
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