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    Default Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    My old single cell AA twist to turn on flashlight is getting worn out. I started looking for a replacement and the vast majority today are tail-switch activate with a few side-switches.

    I am a fan of twist action to prevent accidental activation in bags and pockets. Is this a valid concern with modern flashlights?

    What protected activation single-cell AA flashlights are my better options? I'm looking for something with good spread for walking at night, more for long range spotting and, finally something that won't washout text at night on a map, menu, etc.

    TIA,
    Sid

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    Default Re: Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    Lumintop tool AA works as a twisty.
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Default Re: Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    Peak El Capitan with QTC if that appeals to you.

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    Default Re: Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    AA Twisty Aluminium
    probably the best choice for low weight, Not High CRI,
    note it has Last Mode Memory


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    AA Twisty Copper
    a classic, quite heavy, not High CRI, also has Memory


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    AA Tail Clicky Titanium

    the switch will not turn on by itself, it is very difficult to turn on even intentionally. This is a very nice light, with an excellent screwed on pocket clip, and comes with High CRI LED
    Last edited by jon_slider; 05-11-2021 at 05:54 PM.

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    Default Re: Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    That copper Martac looks interesting.

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    Default Re: Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    https://www.surefire.com/products/il...ts/titan-plus/

    If that Titan Plus was offered as a AA model, I'd have one headed my way assuming it was priced similarly to the AAA model.

    Brass with a nickel body and head and 3 output modes hits a sweet spot for me.

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    Default Re: Twist on single cell AA flashlights seem to be scarce

    I have all three of the lights imaged above. All three are excellent performers. Please be aware that the JetBeam has a cool white emitter, at about 6500K; neutral white tints are not available (unless you mod it). Also, the JetBeam happily takes 14500 cells, producing about 450 OTF lumens on the high setting.
    Last edited by DaveTheDude; 05-12-2021 at 11:44 PM.

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