Smallest profile 2-Cell AA out there? Currently used the 47's Preon2 AAA as EDC.

Roadblock45

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I love the 47's Preon2 AAA light as an EDC but I would like to get a 2-Cell AA light that offers a slim Preon2 like profile. I looked at the 47's Mini's but I don't know if I like them or not.

Couple things I would like in a 2-Cell AA light are:

200+ Lumen
Clicky type tailcap.

What lights fit this bill? I've been emailing 47's and leaving them Facebook messages that they need to offer a Preon2-AA for a while now and I see I'm NOT the only person.

I'm about to give up on that happening though so I thought I would start looking around.
 

Muro

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In terms of diameter (i.e. low profile for me) I can recommend Eagletac's D25A2 with XM-L.....a nice flashlight, almost penlightish....I just cannot find my manual with technical data, but you will find this easily in the internet.
 

Muro

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I only have my twisty version at hand, clicky is slightly longer. Diameter is only about 18 mm. Just compare with two 2xaaa flashlights....Eagletac PN20a2 and Olight P20 (or O'pen).
 

Muro

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I am sorry, but the picture I made does not show up. Will try later from my computer...
 

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CNQ used to offer a:
CNQ 2AA Stainless Steel NW flashlight I don't see it on their site now.

It looked very similar to their 2*AAA stainless light.
CQG S2 2AAA CREE XP-G2 R5 CW LED Flashlight
$18 120/15 lumens
The clip is separate for another $1.50
 

Roadblock45

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So far I'm really liking that Eagletac D25A2 and the 47's Quark Tactical QT2A-X. The D25A2 has a little more lumen according to Eagletac, plus its slimmer I really like that one, but the programable modes of the QT2A-X look nice. Although, it looks like you might be able to do that on the D25A2?

The those prices, I might have to buy both! I do think I'm going to start with the D25A2, thanks!
 

reppans

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The Quark is actually much brighter.... you're probably looking at ET's LED emitter spec. Also 47s conservatively specs a lower output number on this light than it can achieve, I believe because it does not disclose the step-down. Warranty an customer service is better with 47s - tint options are better on the ET. Good luck.
 

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I've heard Eagletacs have problems with their moonlight mode being far too bright with AA batteries. Perhaps it's just their 1xAA lights. There's a big thread about it with the Nichia 219 LED version of their light over on another flashlight forum.

I don't have any Eagletac lights, because in my previous research it seems they had more issues than 4sevens. Since they're very similar, I bought some 4sevens lights, including the QP2A-X which I really like.
 

Muro

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Hmmm. I remember that I had read something over at the bright side. Anyway, my experiences with the D25 line (LC2, A2, A Ti and C in various configs, read twisty or clicky) are good to say the least. OMMV nevertheless. Plus as I own a couple of lights (not enough, mind you) and most of them are in my daily or nightly rotation, so due to limited use I may not have encountered problems. Still recommended though.
 

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I've heard Eagletacs have problems with their moonlight mode being far too bright with AA batteries. Perhaps it's just their 1xAA lights. There's a big thread about it with the Nichia 219 LED version of their light over on another flashlight forum.

I don't have any Eagletac lights, because in my previous research it seems they had more issues than 4sevens. Since they're very similar, I bought some 4sevens lights, including the QP2A-X which I really like.

I own a few Eagletac that use AA batteries and I've never had an issue, for what it's worth.

I just wish all these lights had just an adjustable moonlight setting.
 

reppans

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I have 4 D25As and ~8 Quarks (mostly run as 1xAAs/14500s) - probably my two favorites lights. The ETs have better tints and size, but the Quarks have better drivers (eg, near perfect current regulation on any AA-sized cell) and more versatility. Both have quirks and issues, but among my samples, the ETs have had more (in quantity and severity). There's a pretty brutal review on another forum, and I tried to defend the ET, the OP really got a POS.
 

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