Worlds first production LED copper flashlight...the smallest, brightest, AAA flashlight? We think so!
New Nichia 219 Emitter - True Color - Natural Light
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After thousands of Requests it's new user interface is: "Medium / Low / High".
Using a single Duracell AAA battery we got the following results:
We do not recommend the use of 10440 rechargeable batteries with this flashlight. It is designed to use a off the shelf alkaline, lithium, NiMH or Nicad AAA batteries. We do not recommend use of higher voltage batteries. Any attempt to modify these lights will void the warranty. We know when you try to remove the pill...
This combination really can't be beat. The modes are right in the sweet spot, the emitter is great, the footprint is tiny. This came out of the package, went in my pocket, and has been there every day since. I haven't owned every AAA light on the market, but I've owned several, and I researched specs on quite a few before picking this one.. You can find brighter, you can find cheaper, but you'll have a hard time matching this value.
I clip it to my shirt while at work. When I need it I know right where it is at all times and grab it when needed. But, I found myself often trying to turn the wrong end to get it to light. I don't ever look at it. I just grab it and start turning it to no avail and then realize that it's upside down. It's really my problem I guess. I get into a hurry and don't notice that it's upside down while I'm turning it. It feels the same way no matter right side up or upside down. Other than that It's a nice little lite.
The nichia led gives off a killer natural warm light. The copper should patina nicely given some use and time. Perfectly suited for daily keychain or pocket duty.
I have a AAA Rev 1 and a Rev 2, both in copper, but I'm thinking of getting the Rev 5 for the 170 lumens. I use these daily, mostly for night walks, but they're so dang handy for anytime you need a little light.
But the three light settings drives me nuts. With a very fresh battery you can tell the difference between medium and high, but if the battery is depleted even a little, the difference is nearly negligible. So I end up cycling through the modes every time I turn the thing on. Simpler was better, especially for a light this size.