what is the brightest 1aa light?

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looking for a companion for my fenix,arc light. want to know what is the most powerful 1 aaa light available.
 
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The D10 with the R2 emitter is close I'm thinking... I'm sure someone will hit it on the head here. Obviously thats a 1xAA light.
 
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The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAA NiMH is the EagleTac P10A. Second place by an imperceptible margin are both the Nitecore D10 (Q5) and Nitecore DI (Q5). (Stay tuned as the almost-arrived R2 versions of the Nitecores may win out..)

(The brightest all-time mass-produced 1xAA NiMH is still the discontinued JetBeam Jet I Mk IBS.)

The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAA Li-Ion/14500 is the EagleTac P10A, by a sound margin.

(The brightest all-time mass-produced 1xAA Li-Ion/14500 is still the discontinued JetBeam Jet I Mk IBS.)

See the full shootout and all the numbers here: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=224932

As for 1xAAA, it's probably the Fenix LD01, but there's no compiled list/shootout anywhere to confirm that..
 
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The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAA NiMH is the EagleTac P10A. Second place by an imperceptible margin are both the Nitecore D10 (Q5) and Nitecore DI (Q5). (Stay tuned as the almost-arrived R2 versions of the Nitecores may win out..)

Comparing my Nitecore Q5s and R2s, the R2s are noticeably brighter albeit not as smooth beam as Q5s.

As for 1xAAA, it's probably the Fenix LD01, but there's no compiled list/shootout anywhere to confirm that..

According to users in this thread, Liteflux LF2X is brighter than LD01.
 
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Comparing my Nitecore Q5s and R2s, the R2s are noticeably brighter albeit not as smooth beam as Q5s.

Right, but are they bright enough to nudge the P10A off the top of Selfbuilt's chart..

According to users in this thread, Liteflux LF2X is brighter than LD01.

Ah, that is helpful, and Mev has the numbers to boil it down too, so I'll append:

The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAAA NiMH is the LiteFlux LF2X.

The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAAA Li-Ion/10440 is the Fenix LD01.
 
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Right, but are they bright enough to nudge the P10A off the top of Selfbuilt's chart..

Hard to say cos I don't own a P10A. :sigh:
Not sure if this counts for anything, I've compared beam shots of both EX10 R2 (AW RCR123) and NDI R2 (AW 14500) and was pretty surprised they are visibly comparable, EX10 just a tiny tad whiter.
 
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The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAAA NiMH is the LiteFlux LF2X.

The brightest currently available mass-produced 1xAAA Li-Ion/10440 is the Fenix LD01.

The brightest light, running within specifications, on LiIon is the LF2X, the LD01 is not designed to run on LiIon.
 
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According to users in this thread, Liteflux LF2X is brighter than LD01.
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The brightest light, running within specifications, on LiIon is the LF2X, the LD01 is not designed to run on LiIon.
+1, it can be very dangerous to run the LD01 on LiIon because it has not a protection circuit to prevent the battery from overdischarging.. am i right?
 
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it can be very dangerous to run the LD01 on LiIon because it has not a protection circuit to prevent the battery from overdischarging.. am i right?

That is one problem, but it can be handled. The real problem is the circuit, it is not designed for the current LiIon is driving it at, and it does not have any way to limit the current going into the led. As long as the Vf, of the led, is high enough, it will work, if you get a LD01 with a very low Vf on the led, you will blow either the circuit or the led or even both.:poof: And if the circuit short-circuit, you also have a problem with the battery :poof::poof::poof: (But I have never heard about that).
 
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If you are looking for 1 AA and don't mind a mod, a good 1 AA battery with the RV7 or similar driver can hit over 140 lumen out the front.

For something stock, the Nitecore D10 R2 bin is probably one of the better choices.

As for 1 AAA, the Liteflux LF2X is a good choice.
 

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