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AAA twisty pocket light needed - options? 1416

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 13,583
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2017, 05:14:52 PM »
I have 3 of the 4 you are considering.  I dont have the Eagletac.   The others are terrific light that I can recommend. What about the Thrunite Ti?  Its by far my favorite AAA light I own.  The brightness is awesome and the low/moonlight are equally nice.  I do like the hidden strobe as well.  Plus its Ti  :salute:

 :facepalm:

Good lord I need to read better.  OP says specifically no Ti. 

Carry on. 

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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2017, 06:27:01 PM »
£7 over your budget, but it's so pretty

https://www.heinnie.com/f...niversary-special-edition

Other than that I'd go with the Olight

A bit fancy for my tastes, and I doubt I'd stump up the extra over an E05 TBH.  Surefire Titan is a bit pricey too, especially in the UK.

Go for the Olight, you wont regret it

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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2017, 08:10:04 PM »
£7 over your budget, but it's so pretty

https://www.heinnie.com/f...niversary-special-edition

Other than that I'd go with the Olight

A bit fancy for my tastes, and I doubt I'd stump up the extra over an E05 TBH.  Surefire Titan is a bit pricey too, especially in the UK.

Go for the Olight, you wont regret it

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Been running a li ion battery in it for some extra brightness. Says you are not suppose to so well see how it goes.
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Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 4,837 I brake for cake
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2017, 11:33:11 AM »
I have 3 of the 4 you are considering.  I dont have the Eagletac.   The others are terrific light that I can recommend. What about the Thrunite Ti?  Its by far my favorite AAA light I own.  The brightness is awesome and the low/moonlight are equally nice.  I do like the hidden strobe as well.  Plus its Ti  :salute:

 :facepalm:

Good lord I need to read better.  OP says specifically no Ti. 

Carry on.

You're not the first, and won't be the last. :D

I've got a Ti light (Thrunite T10T) and it's very nice but wanted something black this time.
No Life Club Posts: 4,359
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2017, 04:54:49 PM »
If you go for the olight i3E the thing to remember is the black ones haven't got the same light output as the chrome or copper ones. For some reason they are 90 lumens instead of 120 of the others.  No idea why.
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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 07:27:44 PM »
If you go for the olight i3E the thing to remember is the black ones haven't got the same light output as the chrome or copper ones. For some reason they are 90 lumens instead of 120 of the others.  No idea why.

But is anyone going to notice the difference between 90 and 120 lumens?
I'd prefer 90 lumens and slightly longer battery life. (Actually I prefer even fewer lumens when I'm plodding around, walking the dogs etc, which is why I prefer things with low power modes)
Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,185 What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #36 on: February 28, 2017, 07:35:36 PM »
If you go for the olight i3E the thing to remember is the black ones haven't got the same light output as the chrome or copper ones. For some reason they are 90 lumens instead of 120 of the others.  No idea why.

But is anyone going to notice the difference between 90 and 120 lumens?
I'd prefer 90 lumens and slightly longer battery life. (Actually I prefer even fewer lumens when I'm plodding around, walking the dogs etc, which is why I prefer things with low power modes)


Most people will probably not notice the difference very much. I was told that Lumens are not measured on a linear scale. What this means is 100 lumens is not twice as bright as 50 lumens. So the difference between 90 and 120 is actually not very noticeable. That is what I was told anyways. I have not done any research to find out if this is correct, but when I have some time I will be.


On a side note when messing with my new Olight's the max on the S1A (600lm) and the max on the S1R (900lm) look similar and the S1R does not look 300lm brighter so it would make sense if this was correct.
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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2017, 03:15:00 PM »
Not been having much luck with lights lately:

1) I dropped something onto the lens on my Thrunite T10T and broke it - need to try to source a new one
2) a leaky battery b0rked my Fenix E05 so I've been using my Nitecore Tube (which is very good, BTW)
3) my bike dynamo light snuffed it at the weekend so I had to buy a new one. (£125 :ahhh)

All of which reminded me I hadn't got round to buying a new pocket light - so I've just ordered the Eagletac D25AAA. :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,243 Hook enthusiast
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2017, 03:33:55 PM »
Not been having much luck with lights lately:

1) I dropped something onto the lens on my Thrunite T10T and broke it - need to try to source a new one
2) a leaky battery b0rked my Fenix E05 so I've been using my Nitecore Tube (which is very good, BTW)
3) my bike dynamo light snuffed it at the weekend so I had to buy a new one. (£125 :ahhh)

All of which reminded me I hadn't got round to buying a new pocket light - so I've just ordered the Eagletac D25AAA. :tu:
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Global Moderator No Life Club Posts: 4,837 I brake for cake
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2017, 03:46:36 PM »
It was three years old, so out of warranty unfortunately.  I might be able to rescue it - once the replacement (a different light with a better reputation) arrives I'll take it apart and see it it's fixable.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,687 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2017, 05:30:12 PM »
Maratac AAA.


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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2017, 06:01:46 PM »

Hooked, like everyone else. :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 11,687 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2017, 07:24:37 PM »
Maratac AAA.

(Image removed from quote.)
Dura-leak batteries?  :twak:  ::)

Hey, you can use any brand you like! The pic is just for reference.


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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,243 Hook enthusiast
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2017, 07:27:25 PM »
Maratac AAA.

(Image removed from quote.)
Dura-leak batteries?  :twak:  ::)

Hey, you can use any brand you like! The pic is just for reference.
I knew, because of the URL.  :cheers:

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Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 31,695
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2017, 09:02:47 AM »
Not been having much luck with lights lately:

1) I dropped something onto the lens on my Thrunite T10T and broke it - need to try to source a new one
2) a leaky battery b0rked my Fenix E05 so I've been using my Nitecore Tube (which is very good, BTW)
3) my bike dynamo light snuffed it at the weekend so I had to buy a new one. (£125 :ahhh)

All of which reminded me I hadn't got round to buying a new pocket light - so I've just ordered the Eagletac D25AAA. :tu:

I just spotted a T10T over here -> https://store.multitool.o...e-t10t-flashlight-89.html
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,770 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2017, 09:11:16 AM »
Not been having much luck with lights lately:

1) I dropped something onto the lens on my Thrunite T10T and broke it - need to try to source a new one
2) a leaky battery b0rked my Fenix E05 so I've been using my Nitecore Tube (which is very good, BTW)
3) my bike dynamo light snuffed it at the weekend so I had to buy a new one. (£125 :ahhh)

All of which reminded me I hadn't got round to buying a new pocket light - so I've just ordered the Eagletac D25AAA. :tu:

I just spotted a T10T over here -> https://store.multitool.o...e-t10t-flashlight-89.html

Definitely a good option. :tu:

Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,770 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #46 on: April 09, 2017, 09:12:50 AM »
By the way H, did you get the Eagletac in yet?  I'm curious about those ones.

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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2017, 02:17:00 PM »
I just spotted a T10T over here -> https://store.multitool.o...e-t10t-flashlight-89.html

Thanks Z, but it's just the lens I need.  I think I slipped my GEC #15 into my pocket - it just so happened that the light was pointing straight up from the bottom of my pocket and the bolster shattered the lens. :facepalm:  I'll get in touch with Thrunite and see if they sell them separately.
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Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #48 on: April 10, 2017, 02:24:47 PM »
By the way H, did you get the Eagletac in yet?  I'm curious about those ones.

Arrived last week - it's really very nice.  Looks very slender with the pronounced waist where the battery is, with nice smooth threads and a robust looking plastic lens.  It's about the same diameter as a Fenix E05, but a few mm longer.

It's got quite a good broad beam, with just the tiniest hint of a dark spot right in the centre if you're shining it at a plain surface.  Modes are good - low/med/high, with some hidden strobes and it comes on in low by default.  Low quite bright, not a firefly/moonlight but it's OK.

The magnet on the tail is a neat feature, though mine came out the first time I stuck it to something - a bit of epoxy soon fixed that.  I took the clip off too, and have put it on a short lanyard from a Maglite Solitaire on my keys.
Wielder of the Bow of Banishment. Admin Team Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 29,770 El Presidente del Fan Club Micky D
Re: AAA twisty pocket light needed - options?
« Reply #49 on: April 10, 2017, 05:57:47 PM »
Good to hear it's working out mate. :tu:


 

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