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Best Keychain Light?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Austinguy23, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. znapschatz

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    Seems counter intuitive that the light would stay on bright if the batteries are run down, but if this happens again, I'll try changing them out and see if that works.

    Although I am one of those "non-light enthusiasts" myself, I do the same fauxton giveaways also because, well gee, everyone needs a light once in a while. Your source is cheaper than mine. Is "DX" the vendor? Seems that sometimes I use mine more than just about any of the other EDC stuff I carry, day and night. Not an hour ago I checked a power mower fuel level with my Photon.

    Fauxtons are great, no better bargain in a keychain light, but I appreciate nice stuff too ;) .
     
  2. Mag718

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    Thanks to you guys I just ordered 3 different flashlights so I can try them out.... 2 Photons & a DQG III. I have the little photon bug light with the bendy legs for reading the kindle in bed and love it!! Home Depot actually carries it (I work there).

    Sent from my iPad using SkyNet & Tapatalk.
     
  3. Peruvianmagic

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    It is fun to see how far lights have come! I have one of these on my desk as we speak and I used to think maglights were IT!
     
  4. temujin

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    I'm not calling it the best, but I made an impulse buy last night:
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    Metal body, 4 x 192 silver oxide cells. Have not used it yet, so no review yet, just a picture.
     
  5. Monocrom

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    A good deal of the reason why has to do with Peak themselves. Their website is beyond crappy and confusing.

    I use the topic made by a fellow flashaholic over on Candle power Forums, in the Peak sub-forum. If it wasn't for that topic, I never would have known that the Eiger is available as a 2AAA penlight as well. That's my other Peak light that I own.
     
  6. nuphoria

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    I've just shifted back to a Quark Mini 123 Ti.... I know you shouldn't run them on rechargeables, but where's the fun in that :D
     
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  7. TheInsideOutsider

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    How do you like it so far? Has the magnet caused any issues? I would like to get one but I wonder if the magnet will cause everything on the keychain to clump. I'm also concerned about it's affect on credit cards. I contacted Four Sevens (Great QC by the way. They were very patient and prompt when answering my questions) and in their tests it did not but they still advise not putting it in the same pocket with a wallet.
     
  8. willydigger

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    Totally agree. I was seriously looking at an Eiger 10180 and the site looked like a fraud. Overready wanted almost double the price.

    I did stumble on a seller for a Thrunite TiKey. It's on the way. Pics to follow.

    Now I'm looking for a seller for a 40DD!
     
  9. pl4stic

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    TheInsideOuter, the Preon 0 is great. I find the size and two output modes good. Its has a very wide beam. I haven't had a problem with the magnet. My keys are non magnetic, so I haven't had a problem of them clumping. My alarm fob has been working fine.
     
  10. highlight

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    Yes The Fenix LD01 is a keychain light. Why would you think that it's not? I have had two generations of Fenix LD01 on my keychain and it is reliable, practical and bright. I use rechargable eneloop AAA in mine. It comes highly recommended and I myself highly recommend it.
     
  11. Jbum

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    My keys reside on a Fenix pd20 just sayin.
     
  12. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Wow...that review almost makes me wish I had my old one back...almost;)
     
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  14. aphid

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    What happens when you ask 26,000 people for the "best" ? You get alot of options:) Here is mlne: Muyshondt Aeon.
     
  15. Monocrom

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    Occasionally the LD01 gets confused with the bigger LD10.

    Might be what happened in this case.
     
  16. Riggs

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    aphids right there. Mine also is the Aeon.
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  17. willydigger

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    Here's a pic of the TiKey as promised. On a necklace though.

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  18. muttsnutts

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    +1 for Muyshondt Aeon.
     
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    I have had my 4sevens preon 0 for about a month now and it works great for me.
     
  20. D56

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    I love the Photon Freedom but have found it to turn on accidently in the pocket leaving me with flat batteries once or twice. Any pressure from keys etc can easily turn it on.