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    Default Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Hey guys,

    I have a need for a single AA cell light as a spare for my car bag. I don't want or need strobe, multiple low levels, or anything like that. I find them of little use and end up in a mode I don't want.

    Looking for a light with reasonable high beam, say 60-80 lumens, and a low beam around 10-20. I need to be able to get to the low beam before the high. A pocket clip would be cool but not necessary.

    So far I think the Fenix L1T is winning out, only because it's the only single cell AA I can find with only two modes.

    Are there others I should be considering?

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Nitecore EZ AA fits your bill.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    I don't have one but I think the Quark AA (Tactical UI) fits the bill perfectly. 2 modes programmable to your lum preference. It has strobe/sos but you don't need to use it. A little more $ than the L1T but it's more current. I have the L2T v2.0 myself, and just purchased the L1D body to go with it.

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    Eagletac P10A would be two-mode, but the low might be a little higher than what you want.

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    It's 3 mode, but the iTP EOS A2 is a pretty close fit for what you're after.

    Extremely simple twisty switch, small size, and best of all, CHEAP at ~$25.

    The modes are low (1.5 lmns) - med (18 lmns) - high (80 lmns), and are simply accessed by repeatedly tightening/loosening the head. For car duty, you might actually come to like the first low mode, as it's is great for reading and close work without blasting your dark vision. Even if you don't like it, you can get to medium from off in a heartbeat with a quick double twist.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quark AA Tactical.
    Nitecore NDI.
    Nitecore EZ AA.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    also you got the new fenix ld15.working on aa,two modes:low 8 lumens, high:117

    take a look here:

    http://www.4sevens.com/product_info....oducts_id=2340

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    NDI sounds perfect
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    I have the NDI and L1T v2.0. The NDI has a higher high and lower low than the L1T, also less slippery. It costs more though.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quark AA Tactical, you can set it up for 22 and 85 lumens, two levels only. If the need arises where you may need to set it up differently, you'll have that option, it's quick and easy to change once your familiar with it.
    It has a pocket clip, runs of a single AA, or a lithuim-ion 14500.
    Has a clicky switch,and the ability to lego with other 4/7s lights/parts, well worth the extra $10 over the Fenix IMO.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quark AA tactical. Has the ability to set up your lumen preference in 2 modes: tight head, loose head. You can set the tight or loose mode to whatever brightness you want. It will be simple for anyone to use. If you suddenly have the need for strobe, beacon, SOS, etc. you can program them in at that time, but they won't get in the way of normal usage. Once you set the modes for tight and loose bezel they are set. Period. You turn it on and off with a tail button, and high or low (depending on your preference by leaving the head tight or loose). You can give this light to a lay-person and they will be able to use the high and low no problem with the simplest instructions, i.e, "this button turns it on and off, twist the head for high and low". Easy.

    The Quarks have the new XP-G LED. Very bright (if you want), more efficient than older LEDs. I own a couple of these and they are bullet proof. Very strong, high quality design.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    The Fenix LD15 would be an excellent choice

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    L1T or as already mentioned the Quark AA Tactical, two modes and you can set the brightness to each.
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    Look at the NDI. I had one. 2 modes, max and user defined. hidden strobe if you need it. takes aa or 14500. Wish I had it back.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Kinda sounds like the EZAA would meet your needs. Two levels, 10-15 on low, and at least 100 on high. Simple UI and very pocketable.

    Geoff

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    How about the new LD 15?
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    Quark AA Tactical.
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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Are there any singel AA LED lights with blue body, like Preon 1 and 2 ?
    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Turtle View Post
    Kinda sounds like the EZAA would meet your needs. Two levels, 10-15 on low, and at least 100 on high. Simple UI and very pocketable.

    Geoff
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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Also recommending Quark AA Tactical. Can be setup exactly the way you want but is more versatile than the L1T.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    I have to say that for a spare, which may not get much use, I would go with the already suggested iTP EOS A2 for value and simplicity. Ok, three light levels, but starts off low and medium/high are a twist or two away.

    I have an A1 myself as EDC and find the light levels very usable. I haven't got the A2 only because I have a Quark AA and Ultrafire UF-H2 and can't yet justify buying yet another AA light.
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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kilovolt View Post
    Nitecore EZ AA fits your bill.
    This is exactly what I was thinking, and it is exactly what you are looking for.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quark AA Tactical.

    You can also buy a 2AA body for when you want killer runtime (24 hours on your 'low' setting) + extra brightness (200+lumens).

    And to be honest, the 2AA feels nicer in your hands.
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    http://www.brightguy.com/products/Te..._TLF-1C1AA.php

    2 modes, 100/50lumens, 1xAA, $24.50. You might want to check it out.

    Otherwise the EZAA does seem to fit the bill perfectly.

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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggle View Post
    Also recommending Quark AA Tactical. Can be setup exactly the way you want but is more versatile than the L1T.
    This is exactly right. I have both these lights (AA Tactical and L1T).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedForest UK View Post
    http://www.brightguy.com/products/Te..._TLF-1C1AA.php

    2 modes, 100/50lumens, 1xAA, $24.50. You might want to check it out.

    Otherwise the EZAA does seem to fit the bill perfectly.
    I like the price, tailstanding , lanyard attachment, deep clip, simple two modes, and a useful emergency mode of this light. It's too bad I am in the market for a 3'' long light.
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    Default Re: Looking for a basic AA light - Two modes

    Fenix L1T v.2.0 is a good choice. I don't know if it is still available for purchase. You can turn it on with a single click and regulate low/high with a twist.
    Another option (of course I'm writing about lights I own) is the Terralux Lightstar 220. Two AAs, the low/high is alternated with just a single click. It's very robust, comes with a belt clip and anti-sliding features.

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    (half clicking)?
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    never mind, i was momentarily confused

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