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OT : Good small LED flashlight?

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  • #16
    I have several of these and like them, plenty bright for my needs. I think the lumen ratings of flashlights are pretty suspect, I don't think there is any kind of standardization, and claims are all over the map.
    https://www.parts-express.com/lavolt...arger--361-654

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    • #17
      The Mini Mag is certainly a classic design updated to LEDs, but I always found the twist on operation annoying. Takes two hands, at least for me. I had several, switched to button operated lights.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by skatz View Post
        I have several of these and like them, plenty bright for my needs. I think the lumen ratings of flashlights are pretty suspect, I don't think there is any kind of standardization, and claims are all over the map.
        https://www.parts-express.com/lavolt...arger--361-654
        That is actually a pretty good price, since they even give you the rechargeable battery with the charger. There are a whole bunch of that same type of flashlight out there, almost like they are all made by the same company, but branded differently. I bought on of those Atomic Beam flashlights from a local store and then later bought a two pack of almost identical flashlights from the internet at an even better price. All the flashlights looked virtually identical.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by djg View Post
          The Mini Mag is certainly a classic design updated to LEDs, but I always found the twist on operation annoying. Takes two hands, at least for me. I had several, switched to button operated lights.
          I bought the Nite Ize LED conversion kit, the one that includes an On/Off button.

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          • #20
            I bought one of these and I cannot believe how fricken bright it is, it throws out an incredible amount of light! It only cost something like $7 or $8.
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            • #21
              Awesome, my Mini Mag info is outdated. Like me.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by AEIOU View Post

                That is actually a pretty good price, since they even give you the rechargeable battery with the charger. There are a whole bunch of that same type of flashlight out there, almost like they are all made by the same company, but branded differently. I bought on of those Atomic Beam flashlights from a local store and then later bought a two pack of almost identical flashlights from the internet at an even better price. All the flashlights looked virtually identical.
                I've not done a lot of comparisons, but I have purchased some similar lights that had nearly the same specs, and the Lavolta was way better, like orders of magnitude better.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by johngalt47 View Post
                  I need a small LED flashlight available online. Any really good ones?
                  How small? I have two of these, they are quite bright for their size. Photon Micro Light.
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                  • #24
                    I'll throw this out there as no one has mentioned them, I am very fond of head worn flashlights (headlights) I have many but my new favorite is the reasonably priced energizer hardcase, 4 light modes, 2 spot, 2 floods 4 aa batteries worn on rear headstrap, puts the light right where you need it handsfree. Oh yeah its LED,bulbs are a thing of the past in my opinion

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                    • #25
                      My two favorites are the Thrunite Ti3 and the Maratac AAA. I have carried one or the other of these in my pocket daily for the last 3 years. They have multiple modes, get surprisingly bright, run on standard batteries, and have good battery life. The Maratac is nicer, but costs quite a bit more. I wear a shirt and tie or suit every day so it is important for the flashlight to be very low profile, which these both are.

                      I also have the maglite conversion kit, but find it too large for my uses.

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                      • #26
                        I've also had various Thrunites (Ti, Ti2, Ti3, T01) over the last ~6 years. The only reason I've had to buy that many is because I've lost or given them away. Fenix E01 is a good choice, too, if you don't need the extra brightness—extremely durable and excellent battery life.

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                        • #27
                          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 the Cryket and really like it.
                          Thanks!

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                          • #28
                            My favorite is the 4sevens mini aa.
                            i foolishly replaced it with a Mass drop brass flashlight that eats batteries

                            I may need to get another one.

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                            • #29
                              A peek into the sick world of the flashlight addict:

                              CandlePowerForums

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by djg View Post
                                A peek into the sick world of the flashlight addict:

                                CandlePowerForums
                                While I have quite a number, maybe a dozen or so different flashlights, I don't consider myself a flashlight addict. LOL

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