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#245725 - 05/08/12 01:09 PM Re: AAA Led Light [Re: billn]
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Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 170
Loc: Iowa
I have a Rayovac Sportman Xtreme 3-watt Luxeon LED - I've only had it a few weeks, but have used it several times. It's got a very good light, seems to be pretty water tight, and has a twist cap for on/off, and a button on the end for signaling.

I think it's a AA light though, so maybe bigger than what your looking for. I just cally mine around in my backpack to have on hand in case I need it.

I've also seen those Redline flashlights, and they have multiple power settings, strobe, adjustable beam and a magnetic base. Those also appear to be very nice IMHO, but don't actually own one.

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#245727 - 05/08/12 05:34 PM Re: AAA Led Light [Re: Phaedrus]
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 2090
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I strongly dislike multi-mode lights. I find two modes (a HI and a LOW setting) to be useful but beyond that it's a pain to toggle thru them all to get to the one I want.

I agree. Although I do use four different modes on my light fairly frequently. Ultra-low (0.2 lumens), Low (4 lumens), High (about 110 lumens), and Max (about 180 lumens). I could easily get by with 180 and 4 however. I do think two modes is useful for a pocket light however. And those two modes must be easy to get to. None of this "push and hold...", or "rapidly click through...", or "cycle..." mess you see on many lights. I prefer a simple on/off switch, and a seperate mode selector switch that function independantly. Trying to make one button do 25 different things necessitates a complex user interface.

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#245731 - 05/08/12 08:28 PM Re: AAA Led Light [Re: boatman]
DesertFox Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 339
Loc: New York, NY
I have also carried an ARC for several years. It has been trouble-free all that time. Durable, reliable and great run time. The only drawback is that it is a battery crusher, so rechargeables are out of the question.

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#245732 - 05/08/12 08:29 PM Re: AAA Led Light [Re: billn]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3192
Loc: USA
I love my multi-mode lights laugh. I'm glad that manufacturers seem to be providing options for everyone in this regard.

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#245779 - 05/10/12 01:03 AM Re: AAA Led Light [Re: billn]
CoastalGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 12
Loc: Wilmington, NC
I have an Arc AAA that has been around for years, never a problem.
I have a Thrunite Ti original, and the 0.04 lumen mode is useful when camping and when your eyes are dark adjusted, to be sure. The 60 lumen setting is overkill, for most situations. I am in the fewer modes is better crowd- irritates the crap out of me to toggle endlessly to reach the setting I want- which is high, 99% of the time.

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