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    i remember a lot of options a year back. one with a zinc battery or something? something i can carry on my keychain

    i guess runtime is important too, since it will be like my most convenient edc (e.g. i have an edc knife, but i sometimes end up using the leatherman micro on my keychain more)

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Take a look at the lights from http://www.photonlight.com/

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    An OrbRaw is about the size of a CR123.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Take a look at the lights from http://www.photonlight.com/
    Or you could get the same retail package for the Photon Freedom with all of the accessories from MattK for half price at batteryjunction.com:

    http://www.batteryjunction.com/phfrmipesafl.html

    I've made two orders with MattK for these PFs and this is the real deal...if that's what you're looking for.

    You may also want to look at the CR2 Ion.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    An Arc-P or Millermods Arc is a good choice for a keychain light too - just a little longer than a AAA battery.

    There's a similar sized Huntlight and Fenix as well.

    I realize that a photon light is smaller, but these will be brighter and still have decent run-times and be keychain-able. I have an Arc-P on my keychain.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Just re-read your post - without a price range it's hard to recommend something... I mean, an Exolion SS would fit your bill perfectly, but it may be a little spendy.

    I'd look at the MillerMods Arc w/ the 1.5W high.

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    http://flashlightreviews.com/reviews/orb_rawns.htm
    with the K2 upgrade, it's a scorcher for the size. (scored same total output numbers as a Surefire L5)
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    Fenix P1, Easily fit on your keychain in holster or not, Brighter than the Nuwai QIII, and Mag Led, It is awesome, runs on one CR123
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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Fenix P1 is a nice choice at less than $50...
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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    I really like my Raw Ns but it is a bit on the more exspensive side. For keychain use I'd try a Fenix L0P SE, oh and I like the P1......

    Ahh buger it, buy em all!
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    Well the brightest would be the Raw NS with K2, but it has pathetic runtime (13 min to 50%) and is unregulated as well. It is also quite expensive.

    I suggest either the Fenix P1 which is very small, quite bright (40+ lumens, and much more on rechargables) and runs for around 2 hours of full regulation. It also costs right around $40.

    Another suggestion would be the newly released LOPSE. 3 stage luxeon keychain light that looks to be a real winner. The Fenix EO is very similar to the ARC AAAP but it is fully regulated for 9 hours on an alkaline, and even more on a rechargable or a lithium. Did I mention it is only $20!!!

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    +1 vote for the Fenix P1. If you're looking for a Photon-type light you can get 10 of them for $5 shipped from FifthUnit here:

    http://contents.fifthunit.com/html/p...special_2.html

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rando
    +1 vote for the Fenix P1. If you're looking for a Photon-type light you can get 10 of them for $5 shipped from FifthUnit here:

    http://contents.fifthunit.com/html/p...special_2.html
    WOW. Thats give away prices. Have anymore websites like that?

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyDan
    i remember a lot of options a year back. one with a zinc battery or something? something i can carry on my keychain
    I believe the Firefli is the light you are talking about. It can be found here:

    ZA-4 FireFli led micro flashlight


    and there is a review here:

    ZA-4 FIREFLI FLASHLIGHT

    Not the brightest, but certainly one of the smallest LED lights you can find.

    Hope this helps your search.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Well it is small but would it be worthwhile?
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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Inexpensive but very good: Photon Freedom (carry two for $20).
    Infinitely adjustable brightness.
    Bluish white color with wide hotspot.

    Moderately priced but excellent: Arc AAA.
    I believe you get 5 hours regulated light and then some moon mode.
    Angry blue color, mild flood with wide hotspot.

    Expensive but excellent: Jill DD.
    20 hours unregulated - but at 15 hours comparable to Arc AAA.
    Very white beam with excellent spill and surprising throw from hotspot.

    Very expensive but superb: CR2-Ion.
    20 hours regulated low, 1 hour regulated high.
    Pure white color, wide flood beam with almost no hotspot.
    Useful low, stunningly bright high.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    im between the Orb Raw the CR2 Ion and the Fenix P1. in order to make a decision i need more info/opinions on the output. im looking for a light that compares well to full size lights. of course usability is also important - so in that regard regulation and long battery life are fantastic. qualities which make the P1 and CR2 stand out. balanced with that is how much light is being put out. im assuming the P1 at the cheapest also puts out the least light and least throw

    the CR2 claims 50 lumens and is the most expensive of all, but with regulation. im finding more concrete numbers on the Orb difficult to find. at 100% (which doesnt last long) about how much brighter is the Orb than the CR2 at regulated output and how much brighter are those two than the P1. a better idea of the 100% Orb vs CR2 vs P1 is what i need before i buy. (if i compare the Orb at 100% then i can judge how poor it would be at 50%)

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    I have no experiance with the other two lights but I won the P1, It will throw, and put out alot of light, Just because it is cheap does not mean it is no good, If you walk into a pitch black room and turn on the P1 you will think you flipped the light switch, Go to

    www.flashlightreviews.com

    compare all three lights, run time, Throw, overall output and then see,
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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Lights at this size, it's all about compromises:
    CR2 Ion for flood even beam
    Orb Raw for throw (get the K2 emitter)
    Fenix P1 for long runtime (larger CR123)

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    the cr2 ion has a flood beam, not a throw beam. as such, you can't compare how bright it looks, it has different uses

    with a full battery, the orb raw should be the brightest, and when you buy it you can order different LED bins. It comes with a T bin as standrad, I ordered a U bin for £6 extra but you can get the K2 as well

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    can't believe no one mentioned the Fenix L0P-SE - http://fenix-store.com/product_info....roducts_id=111

    I have a regular L0P on my keys all the time - not my main light, but its bright enough that it could be.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Have to say I agree totally with everyone on the Fenix LOP-SE, a quality light for the price. But I'd have to go with my trusty Arc P every time. I say this for three reasons. The size is Perfect to carry all the time on a key chain, no worrying about replacing batteries because a standard alkaline seems to run for ever before the need for replacing, and third the output is great for most tasks that I need a small light. (and its bloody cheap and will last a lifetime).
    thought I'd have my 2 cents..

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    If you are still undecided between These 3

    Orb Raw
    CR2 Ion
    Fenix P1

    I would recomend the P1 to start with. I don't know your situation but the P1 is great to start with and you will most likely get more so I would start with this one and then progress. I have all three with the exception that I have the Raw Ns instead of Raw, and by no means is the P1 a lesser light. And remember if you hang around here you Will get more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Concept
    If you are still undecided between These 3

    Orb Raw
    CR2 Ion
    Fenix P1

    I would recomend the P1 to start with. I don't know your situation but the P1 is great to start with and you will most likely get more so I would start with this one and then progress. I have all three with the exception that I have the Raw Ns instead of Raw, and by no means is the P1 a lesser light. And remember if you hang around here you Will get more!
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    If you want a super small light that doesn't cost a fortune check out the Luxogen LR-12. It's a CR2 light that is HAIII and super bright on rechargables. Only costs $30 too!

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    Quote Originally Posted by carrot
    Fenix P1 is a nice choice at less than $50...
    Yep! or the Fenix L0P.

    people are always amazed at how much light my P1 produces.

    Kind regards,

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    Don't assume the P1 has less light output because it costs less. It's got a great output and I'm sure the best output to dollar ratio of the ones mentioned above.
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    I'll give another vote for the P1. At the very least, you'll surprise your friends with the output from the tiny device.

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    Default Re: brightest tiny flashlight?

    You dont express a preference 'just tiny'

    suggest, say an LOPse or if you dont mind a slightly less output EDC try fenix E1.
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    Modamag's "Draco"

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