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  • gabbar1 Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:25 AM Reply
    can you please tell me which led flashlights are the best on dx?

    looking to spend upto $60 but want to see some of the best ones available on DX.


    this will be a gift for an older person, so not looking for too many modes. the simpler the better.
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    post edited by gabbar1 on 10/7/2015 at 12:26 AM
  • cyclist Moderator Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:43 AM Reply
    We'll need more info.
    What size?
    How many batteries?
    Modes, 1/2/3 or just on/off ?
    Runtime?
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  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:41 AM Reply
    SKU: 230142 might be a good choice. 1xAA battery and only high and low modes. 140 lm should be more than bright enough for most uses. Sunwayman makes good lights. It will also take a 14500 Li-ion rechargeable battery for more brightness but that would require a special charger also. I have a AA light that outputs about 60 lm and I use it for just about everything.

    There are more expensive lights here, but they're more complicated and have more modes and features that would probably never be used, or just be confusing.

    edit - You can also look through these if you don't like the one above. vv They're priced from high to low.

    http://www.dx.com/c/lights-lighting-1399/flashlights-1307/led-flashlights-1360/aa-flashlights-1366?sort=price&sortType=desc&pageSize=200
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    post edited by gasbag11 on 10/7/2015 at 3:00 AM
  • gabbar1 Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:21 PM Reply
    What size?
    size is not really an issue.

    How many batteries?
    again, doesn't matter, looking for lots of light with long runtimes.

    Modes, 1/2/3 or just on/off ?
    on off is great, so is high low, trying to avoid any strobe modes, or the lights with 5 or more modes, can be very confusing for old people.

    Runtime?
    would love to have really long runtimes, where you don't have to change batteries every few days. perhaps once a week or once a month. one can dream
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  • gabbar1 Thursday, October 8, 2015 10:36 PM Reply
    I am currently going through this link
    http://www.dx.com/c/lights-lighting-1399/flashlights-1307/led-flashlights-1360/aa-flashlights-1366?sort=price&sortType=desc&pageSize=200

    it would be great if DX had a filter by modes.

    what are some of the multiple AA lights, that are the best/brightest. looking for more of a flood light and some throw.
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  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, October 9, 2015 12:39 AM Reply
    The link I gave you includes all the AA lights here.

    As I said, the more expensive lights are a lot brighter, but also more complicated. I can't think of any really bright, single mode lights that are also mostly flooders.

    The only other light that might work is SKU: 354374. Jetbeams are excellent lights. It will be very bright, uses 4xAA batteries and comes with a charger to recharge the cells while in the light. Of course you'd have to use rechargeable Ni-MH cells though, and they'd have to be good quality, high capacity cells like Sanyo/Panasonic eneloops if you want long runtimes. It has 3 modes but no flashing modes. It probably won't be a flooder though.
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  • gabbar1 Friday, October 9, 2015 12:47 AM Reply
    this jetbeam light looks great. going to try to find some videos or images of it, so i can decide. if its strictly a beam thrower, that would be disappointing.
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  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, October 9, 2015 1:02 AM Reply
    Here's a video comparing it to another 4xAA light. vv

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pddEALpRg8

    The other light is a Nitecore EA4. I have the EA41 improved version, but they both have 8 modes and are rather complicated for someone who's not very familiar with modern flashlights.
    NO! I don't know why DX screwed up the site so badly.
    Ask them.
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  • gasbag11 Top 10 Forum Poster Friday, October 9, 2015 1:05 AM Reply
    This is a review by a well known/respected reviewer on a flashlight forum. vv

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?375641-JetBeam-SRA40-(XM-L2-4xAA-In-Light-Charger)-Review-RUNTIMES-BEAMSHOTS-VIDEO

    edit - typo
    NO! I don't know why DX screwed up the site so badly.
    Ask them.
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    post edited by gasbag11 on 10/9/2015 at 1:06 AM
  • gabbar1 Friday, October 9, 2015 2:49 AM Reply
    this light seems really good. i was going to buy the EA41 but its too complicated. i also looked at MH12, same thing, too complicated.

    i am liking this jetbeam a lot. i searched google and many other sites, but i cant really find out how much of a flood it creates in the immediate area, if any at all?

    are there any cheaper clones of this jetbeam? would love to get two lights for the price of one :-)
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    post edited by gabbar1 on 10/9/2015 at 2:50 AM
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