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Klarus flashlights, are they any good?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by AcesQ, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. AcesQ

    AcesQ Loaded Pockets

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    My friend is going on a overseas trip and wanted to get a good AA light. I was telling him about the Klarus XT1A and he seemed to like it pretty much. I have experiences on Fenix flashlights but not on Klarus ones, anyone care to share any thoughts?

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  2. Ludwell01

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    They make nice lights.
     
  3. enki_ck

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    I think they were the OEM for some of the 47s lights like the Preon Revo before they went into market with their own line of lights. I don't own one but have played with a few at a local store and they felt very solid.
     
  4. AcesQ

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    ^ I think my friend's gonna buy one later.
     
  5. mrpink

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    their :censored: good. everything about it is quality. i have the 1XAA light with two switches. the system is perfect and all the threads are great.
     
  6. Ludwell01

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    I love my MiX5. It's really well made and even though it's tiny I can operate it with one hand (which says a lot about the quality of the threads on the head and body).

    Pictured here next to a Vic Rambler.

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    Hey nice set up! Where and what was the trit? Where did you get it from? Btw I assume the Klarus MiX5 uses those smaller than AAA battery? I believe it's AAAA?
     
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    No personal knowledge of Klarus, but have not seen bad press.
     
  9. AcesQ

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    My friend just got the XT1A model today (USD 61). Felt pretty solid. Pretty simple UI, but unable to tailstand.
     
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    I am getting Klarus lights. It is possible that it might be after the Spyderco run but I will be getting some.
     
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    The trit came from a UK seller. (if you wat to know who ping me a PM as I've come to not feel overly comfortable posting a link on the board to one of Jon's competitors) it was a kit where I bought the tube and orange trit separately and fitted them together.

    The MiX5 uses AAAA's and the head of the unit is no larger than a AAA.

    Here's a picture of it next to a AAA cell.
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    So I could use a AAA on this light too?
     
  13. Blerv

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    No. They have an AAA version and an AAAA version (4 A's). You have to buy AAAA's in alkaline form on the web or take apart a 9volt alkaline.

    If they made non-alkaline AAAA's I would buy that Klarus in a heartbeat :( Get with it Energizer!
     
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    I have the MiX6 Titanium and it takes AAA. I love it as a small keychain light
     
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    I had a Klarus RS11 and I was very impressed with the quality and functionality of it.
     
  16. Ludwell01

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    I have been harvesting AAAA's from 9volt batteries with good success.

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    I never knew what was inside a 9 volt. Good to know If I ever need a few AAAAs!
     
  18. Ludwell01

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    Some have a pancake style internal with 6 or 8 stacked flat cells.
    I always strip Duracell's as they always use AAAA's inside.

    It's worth noting that on the Duracell hacked AAAA's the polarity is reversed so the 'button' end is negative and the flat end positive.
     
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    Maybe it's worth doing :) Thanks for the pic!

    I bet well treated Alkalines (that don't sit in a light for 5 years) don't leak as often as one would speculate. Little lights are best for low/med modes anyways.


    Edit: Hold the phone! Could it work?
    http://www.energizer.com/batteries/advanced-lithium/Pages/9v.aspx

    Edit2: Looks like a different chemistry for low draw apps. I'll let someone else try to take it apart. :(
     
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  20. wheelsoffreedom76

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    I use the Klarus Mi10 AAA light all the time and have had zero issues. Battery life is incredible.
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