Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-19-13, 01:59 AM   #1
vol
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Brightest AA flashligh?

What is the brightest flashlight you know of that uses AA batteries?
vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 06:21 AM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
http://www.fasttech.com/products/160...-lumen-led-fla
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 10:59 AM   #3
vol
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Only 468 lumens? Do you own one or have you seen a real one? May be brighter than the one I bought from DX that claims to be 800 lumens (3xAA). Are the lumen claims there more reliable than DX?
vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 11:07 AM   #4
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
I use these...have two of them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._email_1p_0_ti
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 01:30 PM   #5
vol
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Those are not AA battery-powered, though?
vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 01:36 PM   #6
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Comes with a battery charger and a battery pack of 4 @ 18650 cells.

Much much Better than a AA light.

Last Fri night on a 100 mile night ride.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg Light Horn.jpg (100.6 KB, 36 views)
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 01:36 PM   #7
01 CAt Man Do
Senior Member
 
01 CAt Man Do's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Bikes: Mountain bike & Hybrid tour bike
Posts: 711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
That looks interesting. The OP didn't mention what kind of run time was needed. If a single AA torch will do this one from SBflashlights looks nice and also works with a Li-ion cell ( as well as AA ). Output and runtime will be less/shorter respectively when used with AA. This one is also using the new XM-L2 (U2). I wouldn't mind having one of these myself. Currently I use a XPE torch (single AA ) with a 110 lumen output for EDC purposes.
01 CAt Man Do is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 01:54 PM   #8
vol
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Run time should be at least 3-4 hours on high, but of course the longer the better. 1 AA is probably too low and you'd need to replace the battery after every ride. 10 Wheels, does the light you linked above shoot a long beam? I've noticed some very bright headlights on some bikes on the road that were not necessarily long beamed; they are just very noticeable. A long beam is very desirable and very useful to alert pedestrians. Btw the one I have is this (there's another that seems almost identical). it's not too bad as far as my needs are concerned, and I wonder how the one linked above compares to it.
vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 02:01 PM   #9
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 29,894
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 303 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vol View Post
Run time should be at least 3-4 hours on high, but of course the longer the better. 1 AA is probably too low and you'd need to replace the battery after every ride. 10 Wheels, does the light you linked above shoot a long beam? I've noticed some very bright headlights on some bikes on the road that were not necessarily long beamed; they are just very noticeable. A long beam is very desirable and very useful to alert pedestrians. Btw the one I have is this (there's another that seems almost identical). it's not too bad as far as my needs are concerned, and I wonder how the one linked above compares to it.
Very long beam I bought them for a Day Time Strobe. Strobe 4 hr run time. Low steady for night rides 6/8 hr run time. High Bright Steady 90 min.
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 08:20 PM   #10
davidad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 4,896
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
http://intl-outdoor.com/nitecore-ea4...ght-p-650.html
davidad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-13, 08:41 PM   #11
vol
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,314
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
Very long beam I bought them for a Day Time Strobe. Strobe 4 hr run time. Low steady for night rides 6/8 hr run time. High Bright Steady 90 min.
Thanks. I know those rechargeable batteries are much more powerful, but I just don't like the hassle of recharging, as opposed to always having the AA's ready whenever needed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidad View Post
Thanks. Very interesting, and it's very compact. I see it's available on Amazon.com (but with "860 lumen").
vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-13, 01:52 AM   #12
01 CAt Man Do
Senior Member
 
01 CAt Man Do's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Bikes: Mountain bike & Hybrid tour bike
Posts: 711
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by davidad View Post
Nice find davidad; I was gonna check the Outdoor store first but I always forget the name for some reason.
The only thing I don't like about this Nitecore torch is the width. That's the thing about about torches than use 4 xAA's, they will always be a bit wide. On the positive side I would buy one in a minute if I had long distance touring in mind and didn't want to use a dynamo or charge batteries. AA batteries can be bought almost anywhere. What I really like about this Nitecore ( EA-4 ) is that it has lots of useable modes and that would really help you prolong run times. That is a big, big plus.

Now if you really don't need something that is "self-contained" another option is the single XM-L "1" bike light from DiNotte that uses four AA's with a separate battery holder. Not sure how bright the AA version is though. You have to ask DiNotte about that. Bang for the buck; I like the Nitecore EA-4.

Last edited by 01 CAt Man Do; 07-20-13 at 07:38 AM.
01 CAt Man Do is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-13, 04:39 AM   #13
Richard Cranium
Senior Member
 
Richard Cranium's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep in the Shawnee Forest
Bikes: LeMond - Gunnar
Posts: 2,830
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
What is the question? Looky here - old school....

Or- I even strapped this bad boy on my handlebar one night and rode out to a dark trail - outside the metro area - it actually made a rode sign reflect light at 1 mile away.!
Richard Cranium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-13, 04:45 AM   #14
znomit
Zoom zoom zoom zoom bonk
 
znomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Bikes: Giant Defy Composite,Trek 1.7c, Specy Hardrock, Nishiki SL1, Jamis Commuter
Posts: 3,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by vol View Post
Run time should be at least 3-4 hours on high, but of course the longer the better. 1 AA is probably too low and you'd need to replace the battery after every ride.
AA batteries are really a poor solution here. My last AA powered main light used 8 batteries (I still have a DIY helmet light that runs 4AA).
The <40$ ubiquitous magicshine clones run off 4 18650 which is the equivalent of 12AA batteries and costs less than the NiMh would alone.
znomit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-13, 05:28 AM   #15
Notgrownup
Senior Member
 
Notgrownup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Snow Hill NC
Bikes: Trek Madone 2.1
Posts: 869
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you get a light with AA, invest in a Lithium Ion charger and a couple sets of batteries from like Batterymart.com I bought a bunch for one of our nursing homes and they love em...
Notgrownup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-13, 07:30 PM   #16
vic303
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes: Schlitter Encore, RANS Seavo tandem, Fisher HKEK, Spec. Roubaix
Posts: 269
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sunwayman at batteryjunction.com should be 1xAA for 360lumens otf.
vic303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-13, 02:02 PM   #17
bikebreak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
QuarkX AA2 is very bright. Any XML 2AA will be ok in brightness. For longer run time you will need 18650 or 26650 tho.
bikebreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:47 PM.