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  • OT : Good small LED flashlight?

    I need a small LED flashlight available online. Any really good ones?

  • #2
    How small? I really like the NEBO, a search will find it.
    Later,
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    • #3
      I would recommend the Olight S1 Baton. There are a few versions from 500 to 1000 lumens... $45 to $65 ish.
      Cheaper would be the Olight i3t ESO which uses a regular AAA battery with low and high settings.... around $20...tiny but bright. I use mine daily and love it.
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      • #4
        Tom Z. (Mr Flashlight) has good recommendations...
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        • #5
          AA cell or rechargeable 18650 or 123?

          These are a Fenix E15 and a Klarus XT2C rechargeable, both very nice. Streamlight makes nice AA LED lights that are tough and guaranteed for life.

          Streamlight ProTac 1L 1AA Tactical Flashlight|Duel Fuel

          How much of a flashlight geek do you wanna be? I buy all my stuff here.

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          • #6
            Craftsman makes a good one. It has a magnifying lens. Sells for about $19.99

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            • #7
              What kind of battery do you intend on using? What kind of output are you looking for? Flood or thrower beam?
              Flashlights are one of my hobbies. I have a couple of flashlights from Nitecore, 4Sevens and Sunwayman and just recently got a cheap Jaxman. My everyday cary flashlight was a Nightcore D11 for nearly 10 years, out of all my lights it got the most use by far despite having the lowest at output 145 lumens max. Recently I replaced it with the Jaxman E3 high CRI 4000K (warmer color) Nichia LED and I am truly impressed by both the build quality and quality of the light output (it makes all my other lights look ugly by comparison, running a 6000K light next to this there's a huge difference. The E3 puts out 160 lumens, great run time out of a single rechargeable AA, not to mention it's the cheapest light I own.
              Jaxman also has other lights which uses 18650 batteries, some of which runs triple LEDS.
              Now if you want high output in a small body I recommend the Emisar D4, it's a single 18650 battery, quad LED light, there's multiple choices of LED's (I strongly recommend Nichia), and it has a great UI. There's some reviewers who tested output at over 3400 lumens, that's insane output for a light of this size and this light only costs between $40 and $58 depending on LED choice.
              Last edited by 300Z; 10-15-2018, 11:14 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by johngalt47 View Post
                I need a small LED flashlight available online. Any really good ones?
                There are so many great LED flashlights, take your pick.
                I bought a couple of flashlights from WOOT, they look almost exactly like the Atomic Beam flashlights you see advertised on TV.
                Last edited by AEIOU; 10-15-2018, 11:13 AM.

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                • #9
                  I have been buying Fenix flashlight for a while now. Always liked what I bought.
                  I have a couple of their bike lights also. Good product for me.

                  Last edited by Mike Burke; 10-15-2018, 06:57 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Might want to watch posting links that compete with PE's in stock flashlights. That is against the terms and conditions. That's why I did not post links to the NEBO Cryket (sorry, I forgot the model before) I recommended. The NEBO Cryket is a 3-AAA unit, has spot and flood functions as well as a red LED function for safety or night viewing. It also has a magnetic base, and twist-head for angle setting from straight to right angle. 250 Lumen spot, 240 Lumen flood, and 15 lumen red light.

                    I really like this thing!!
                    Wolf
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                    "Wolf and speakers equivalent to Picasso and 'Blue'" -dantheman
                    "He is a true ambassador for this forum and speaker DIY in general." -Ed Froste
                    "We're all in this together, so keep your stick on the ice!" - Red Green aka Steve Smith

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                    http://photobucket.com/Wolf-Speakers_and_more

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                    • #11
                      In my move back to Texas, I put everything in storage in Kentucky except what I could put in my SUV. Unfortunately, in my rush, I forgot to bring some essential items like my nice little tactical flashlight. I don't remember anything about its size, battery(ies), etc so I can't provide much information about it. One thing I do know is that I don't ever remember replacing the battery or recharging it! Of course, I didn't use it very often either.

                      Thanks for all the suggestions.

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                      • #12
                        Based on your last post, I recommend Streamlight, AA powered. Sounds like you aren't real gung ho on li on batteries and chargers, etc. I used Streamlight for years as a mechanic, it's what was on the tool trucks. The local cop shop sold them too and would fix any Streamlight no questions. Free. Not as bright as a 18650 rechargeable, but less fuss.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                          Might want to watch posting links that compete with PE's in stock flashlights. That is against the terms and conditions. That's why I did not post links to the NEBO Cryket (sorry, I forgot the model before) I recommended. The NEBO Cryket is a 3-AAA unit, has spot and flood functions as well as a red LED function for safety or night viewing. It also has a magnetic base, and twist-head for angle setting from straight to right angle. 250 Lumen spot, 240 Lumen flood, and 15 lumen red light.

                          I really like this thing!!
                          Wolf
                          Sorry about that, I didn't know PE sells flashlights too.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wolf View Post
                            Might want to watch posting links that compete with PE's in stock flashlights. That is against the terms and conditions. That's why I did not post links to the NEBO Cryket (sorry, I forgot the model before) I recommended. The NEBO Cryket is a 3-AAA unit, has spot and flood functions as well as a red LED function for safety or night viewing. It also has a magnetic base, and twist-head for angle setting from straight to right angle. 250 Lumen spot, 240 Lumen flood, and 15 lumen red light.

                            I really like this thing!!
                            Wolf
                            I bought a small NEBO at Batteries+ It was a good flashlight, but the rubber weather seal covering the On/Off button came off and I couldn't get it back on permanently no matter how much I fiddled with it.
                            Last edited by AEIOU; 10-16-2018, 01:43 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johngalt47 View Post
                              I need a small LED flashlight available online. Any really good ones?
                              I have three of the original MINI-MAGLITEs, two of which I converted to LED. They also come that way now.

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