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Good light that's the size of a pen

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Redstarny, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Redstarny

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    I need something that can fit in the pen holder of a Maxped 3x5 notepad holder. Any suggestions that won't break the bank?


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  2. nuphoria

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    4Sevens Preon 2 :)
     
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    I carried a Streamlight Stylus for a good while as an inspection light. It is literally the size of a pen, though a slightly long one. The only real problem is that the batteries are a little tough to find (AAAA's I think).
     
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    AAAA's aren't terribly hard to find. They're with the hearing aid batteries at every Walgreens I've ever worked in. But they are horribly expensive for 2 of them. It's better to buy them online in bulk. I used to love my Streamlight Stylus, though. It got me through a deployment overseas and kept on kicking.
     
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    I just got a neutral white 4Sevens Preon 2, my fifth 4Sevens light. It's a limited run, so if you want the neutral tint, jump on it.
     
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    I support the Preon 2 suggestion. The TI version goes particularly well with the TI embassy pen.
     
  8. derfyled

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    In fact, they can be really easy to find and not expensive...Almost any 9V batteries are made with 6 AAAA. Look here


    Now, for the question, IMHO the best choice is the Preon II. Customizable, can be used with a 1 cell body for pocket carry, available in Ti or many Al color, spare parts available, option of twisty or clicky, ten year warranty, very high PWM rate, 3 well spaced levels + hidden strobe, beacon or SOS mode, can't go wrong with it. Oh, let's not forget a high level of 160 lumens...

    Avoid Fenix LD05, very bad PWM rate.
     
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    The Stylus Pro was recently updated to 48 lumen's.
     
  11. Manatakui

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    I'll also recommend the Preon 2; I played with one for a couple days when I was sending it to a friend overseas. I didn't really like the tail cap, but it wouldn't keep me from getting one if I needed such a small form factor light.
     
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    If you did'nt liked the clicky switch, remember it can be converted into a reliable twisty flashlight by using the flat tailcap. You can see pictures in this excellent review.
     
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    And if it makes a difference the Stylus Pro uses AAA's, not AAAA's.
     
  14. t33nguyen

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    +1 on the preon