Tiny flashlight

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Sniper X, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sniper X

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    I have been loking for a bright, HD made, tiny flashlight lately. The reason is a Sure Fire or similar sized tactical light is just big enough that is either needs a holster, or keeps getting in the way in my pocket, or if it HAS a clip, keeps getting pushed out of my pocket. On the way back from lunch today I happened by the Sportsmans Warehouse and spotted (among twenty other things I wanted) a PERFECT light for mu use when in either shorts, or dress pants.

    Made by Streamlight, called the MicroStream, it is very bright (brighter than the rated 20l) and has a perfect pattern for a tiny light, well made flashlight. Plus, it has a run time of hours on a single AAA battery. And at only 20 dollars, I will buy a few to keep round the vehicles and bail out bag.

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    BTW this is shown about actual size on a 23in monitor.
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  2. FuriousGeorge

    FuriousGeorge Been here awhile

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    1x AAA is a great size for a pocket light. I carried an Arc AAA light for many years. I've been using this one for the last couple years and really like it. I don't think I could give up having multiple output levels now.
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  3. mjydrafter

    mjydrafter evil boy for life

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    What was the price?

    I have been carrying a 1w led branded as "Sportmans Warehouse" for the last 3-4 years. It's been a great light, but the on-off button is having issues. It takes one CR123.

    What batteries does this one use?
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  7. Sniper X

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    $20.00, and a single AAA battery.
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    katbeanz earthbound misfit, I

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    how many lumens? :ear
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    I didn't really want a super bright lamp this time on such a small lamp. They are TOO bright for being behind a equipment rack, or in a machine However, I would like a super bright tiny one like this for when I got somewhere in dress clothes away from work and possibly need a brighter lamp.
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  12. KingRat

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    the iTP A3 and Quark Mini are both variable brightness :D
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    iTP A3 (1xAAA) 96
    Quark Mini (1xCR2) 190 IIRC
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    I have purchased from DX several times in the past. One thing I recommend that a person be aware of, before buying from, them is that they have extremely long shipping times.

    I would not hesitate to buy from them; however, I would be hesitant about placing a Christmas purchase with them this late in the year. Further, I ahve had to write to them to "remind" them about orders placed. Figure a shipping time of two to six months. If it goes over six months, write to then and remind them.

    If this is a level of service that you are comfortable with, then, by all means, buy from DX. If you see yourself getting upset over late shipments, don't.
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    I gave this advice so many times that I forgot to say it one more time. +1 for the reminder.


    The typical shipping time is between 3 and 7 weeks. My average being more around 6 weeks (at least 40 orders).

    But sometimes things can go wrong (out of stock, lost package, lost order, chinese new year period, xmas rush and so on) and then, yes, it can take 2-3 months.

    Not common but it happens.

    They too, sometimes, forget to contact you about an item not available anymore. If you want to buy there, you must be pro-active and monitor your orders by yourself.
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  16. Squidward

    Squidward At home in my jammies

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    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Thank you gentlemen. Perfect timing on this thread. Had been going through the other flashlight thread and was about to ask, "does anyone know of a small, bright variable beam flashlight?" Now, I have a few to peruse. :lol3
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  18. mjydrafter

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    Have any of you had any expirience with Jetbeam's from shiningbeam.com?

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    I may have found my replacment light.
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  19. McNeal

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    The prices on some of these flash lights are great, but how rugged are they? I purchased a couple of cheap ones from Costco a while back to stash in various spots. While using one in my garage I dropped the flash light on my work bench and it broke. The drop was only about six inches. My surefire has taken a lot more abuse, but has a much higher price tag. Do any of these have some sort of drop rating? I don't like having tools that I can't rely on.
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  20. crampfan

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    I've been carrying a streamlight micro for 2 yrs now, great little pocket light. I lost it for about 6 months and bought another, so I have two :clap
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