Ha! well yeah, it would be an eye opening showpiece for a very short time. The cool thing is, battery technology is moving along at a brisk pace, so who knows how much power could be loaded into a AAA size platform!? If it did happen though, the next problem is a small mass isn't much of a heatsink, so we might have to just be happy with a hundred or so lumens max.
Triple A lights and modern LED's have become amazing compared to the light bulb version.
I carry a thrower with me every day. It has a twisty head that starts on high with a low option. High is over 100 lumens sustained that lights objects well at 50' plus. Low is around 15, a very useable amount that massively increases run time. Cool beam that identifies colors without much bias. A PK Design Lab PL2.
My 2am nature call number is a 7 lumen number, again with a twisty head. It has a warm tint that indentifies where the dogs are in my path, where the door is and stuff like that. A Sofirm C-01 with a Yuji.
I really like the Maglite solitaire in warm. 30 something lumens with a good combo of throw and spill.
My close up inspection into small cavities is an incan solitaire since only a small amount of light is best.
I have found that I prefer a twisty head on a triple a light.
I’ll go first
I’ll go first.
-Warm tint (it’s going to be used around-the-house, and close-quarters; warm tint is the most pleasing and natural looking to me)
-High CRI (well, of course… why wouldn’t you want high CRI?)
-Floody (I’m not expecting to use the light to light-up distant objects; it will be used at close-range distances, not a thrower by any means)
-10440 (because you get a lot more bang-for-the-buck from a 3.7+v 10440 Li-Ion than you do from a 1.4v Eneloop)
As for UI, I love Anduril, but would settle for L-M-H-T; soft clicks tail switch. Twisty UI as a second choice.
The UI is less important to me than the tint, CRI, and beam shape are.
And… your favorite AAA-sized light is what? And, why?
I haven’t acquired a favorite that meets my desires, just yet, but the Folomov EDC C1 sure checks all of my boxes! And it isn’t stupid expensive, either.
I am looking for a twist head switch, flat tail so it can stand up, preferably somewhere around 70+ lumens and a floody light pattern. I would love a made in USA light, and a brass body would be nice.
I would absolutely have to come on at full power. I don’t want any of this silly twist once for low, twice for medium or three times for high. I don’t care about runtime and I would like to use any type of AAA battery.
The whole twisting the light multiple times to get the power level that I want is a deal killer for me. I don’t want to have to program my flashlight, have it send out automated Morse code or anything else.
I just want a simple, twist the head and you get full power simplicity.
Brass Maratac hands down.