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    Brightest AA flashligh?

    What is the brightest flashlight you know of that uses AA batteries?

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

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    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?

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    [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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Those are not AA battery-powered, though?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

    Thanks. Very interesting, and it's very compact. I see it's available on Amazon.com (but with "860 lumen").

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    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.
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    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.!
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    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.

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    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...
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    Sunwayman at batteryjunction.com should be 1xAA for 360lumens otf.
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    QuarkX AA2 is very bright. Any XML 2AA will be ok in brightness. For longer run time you will need 18650 or 26650 tho.

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