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Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Cao87, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Cao87

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    Hey I am looking for a keychain flashlight that I can attach to my victorinox multi tool I don’t want to spend more than $20 (not really sure if that exists) and is rechargeable also is the olight i1r any good
     
  2. Till

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    I dont know about the Olight, but the Fenix E05 is a good light for $20


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    Check out the RovyVon Aurora 1.

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  4. Willy

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    Recently got the little Olight (2 actually) and really like it. The newest version is one piece and max of 150 lumens! Nice twist is continual rather than on-off, on-off. Nice build quality.
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    These are the (6) that I have tried and the RovyVon are my favorites.

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    I like the push button operation and the four output levels (up to 550 lumens). The A1 is $19.95 at the Big River Store.

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  7. turbo6

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    Nitecore Tiki is basically the same as the Rovyvon. Might be a little cheaper if you find a sale.

    I you want convenience USB is nice, if you want bulletproof an AAA twisty like the Fenix E05 is a good long term choice.

    Also, stuff that takes both AAA and 10440 are often overlooked - UltraTac K18 is one that comes to mind.
     
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    The K18 is a great little light but UltraTac customer service is non existent i have emailed them 15 times with no response.
     
  9. jds1

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    Didn’t know about the Tiki, but now I have one on the way!

    Jeff
     
  10. Moshe ben David

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    +1 for the NiteCore Tube v2.0 (I think this really is the TIP...). For that matter, you can still find the NiteCore Tube v1.0; it sells for just under $10. The v1.0 can give variable output up to 45 lm. The TIP has variable output up to 360 lm. Both are lightweight. I've carried the original Tube on various keychains for years. The TIP now lives on my primary car key chain. Both are USB rechargeable. Both are great values IMNSHO!

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  11. kukla

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    The TIP is an entirely different light than the 55 lumen Tube V2.0 and it's predecessor (the 45 lumen Tube).
    The Tube V2.0 is available on eBay for less than $10.00, shipped.
    The TIP is typically about $25.00.
     
  12. Wishoot

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    I'm not into rechargeable key chain lights, so I stick with single aaa's only.

    I put my trusty Thrunite Ti3 into semi-retirement. It continues to be an excellent light, but I really don't need 3-modes and I wanted something smaller and even simpler. Found an Olight i3e for $8 and absolutely love it. A simple twist of the head cranks out a ton of light and it's only slightly larger than a aaa battery.

    Either option makes for a fantastic, inexpensive key chain light IMO and both are well under $20.

    The NiteCore Tube v2.0 sounds like an interesting option though.
     
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    It's amazing what good little lamps you can buy for so little money!
    I was attracted to the Nitecore V2.0 because I wanted an inexpensive rechargeable lamp with an internal battery, and I'm amazed at how long & how much I've used it without recharging it yet.
    I also wanted a lamp with one hand operation, rubber pushbutton on the upper surface, rather than twist using two hands.
    Very easy to grab in the dark & switch on - perfect bedstand lamp.
    As I mentioned earlier, it survived the washer & dryer.
    Funny, when I found it in the dryer I said to myself..........."Oh well, it was only 10 bucks".
    I'm going to get a few more to keep around.
     
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    Nitecore tube or an olight AAA. Got both, both reliable, the olight being the more reliable.
     
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    Thanks... yeah, I've been confusing them!

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    Here are the TIP, TUBE and TINI for comparison.
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  17. kukla

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    thanks Willy!
    has your experiences been good with your Nitecores?
    have you had them long, used them much?
    so far, i'm impressed.
     
  18. Cao87

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    Hmmm I would attach it to the victorinox pioneer x on the keychain wouldn’t it be to big


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    I have had these for a few years. I have several lights and rotate so use is not full time. The TIP and TINI are copper and feel much sturdier than the aluminum ones i had. I gifted a couple aluminum ones to friends a few years ago and nt probleme with any. I know many have said they are not reliable but I can't confirm that. Mine have been fine. The TIP has a larger internal battery than most others also. Hardly ever need to charge.
    The buttons will tell you when you need to charge with numbered flashes. All in all, very cool little lights. Of course the TINI is crazy for such a small light. Even a bit higher output than its bigger brother. The turn-on delay is a bit annoying though.
    The nice feature with the TUBE is the lockout function. I haven't had any problems with pocket activation but the potential is there. The "DEMO" mode will auto-turnoff after 30 seconds to help protect the light.
     
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