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Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Xiii, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Xiii
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    Does any one have one or have experience with DQG AAA IV suposedly smallest AAA CREE. They look pretty good, Designed and made in china. Sorry if this has already been asked i did a search could not find anything on EDCF. If you dont like them, make a recommendation. Which one do you think is the smallest/best AAA (clickie or twistie). Giving best bang for the buck.
    Cheers les
     
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    That light looks cool, its titanium brother looks cooler though, ;)
     
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    Not so small, but round there, i've got the Thrunite Ti

    Ti specifications:(3-60 lumens version)
    - Uses Cree XP-E R4 LED with a lifespan of 50000 hours
    - Uses one 0.9-1.5V AAA (Ni-MH, Alkaline) battery
    - 7.2cm (Length) x 1.4cm (Diameter)
    - 20-gram weight (excluding batteries)
    - OP reflector
    - Reverse polarity protection, to protect from improper battery installation
    - Made of durable aircraft-grade aluminum
    - Premium Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
    - Waterproof to IPX-8 Standard
    - Reliable twist switch. Tighten for Firefly (3lumens) tighten further for max Output (60 lumens)

     
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    tmedina EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    "Best" is subjective. Factors include: price, battery type, run time, and output.

    It's like asking which screwdriver is the best; the best one is the tool that fits your need.
     
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    I know that now. I am really looking for other peoples input to make informed choices because there are so many out there.
     
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    With that in mind, what are you looking for?
    1. How much do you want to spend?
    2. Preference for a battery type?
    3. What kind of run time?
    4. What kind of output?
    5. How do you plan to use this? General purpose? Job specific?
     
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    If you want the absolute smallest AAA light, check out the 4sevens Preon 0 - it's even smaller than the DQG!

    The DQG is an innovative light, though. Despite claims to the contrary, I have a hard time believing that the 4sevens Preon 0 wasn't at least "inspired" by the DQG. I had the original version and was quite impressed with it. I really like the new tail style that the maker has selected for the light, though I'd be tempted to try to modify the glow dot to accept trit somehow.

    I have a Preon ReVO and can highly recommend it as an EDC AAA light. The only point I don't just love about the light is the tail lug - I wish the light could tailstand. The ReVO has been disco'd, but both Klarus and Nitecore make a similar light, though they are both obvious copies of the ReVO.
     
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    I had a DQG2 for a while. It was a nice light though the quality wasn't as high as some other Chinese lights like from Foursevens (but neither was the price). That and it was the second version, not the fourth. I recall the Preon0 was a tad shorter but also doesn't have an optic which saves some room. That factor also significantly limits its throw.

    It's been through various reiterations. If you want a tiny light for not much cash I would try one out. If you want to spend a bit more for a slightly longer light you can probably find better quality on average. After all...no single AAA lights are exactly "big" ;).
     
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    I forgot to mention the optic on the DQG. It really does work well for EDC.
     
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    thanks for the input guys ive been looking at some of the recomendations Preon looks good as does the Thrunite Ti. I have to get advice, as where i am there are not a lot of retailers of these sorts of things and when they do sell what you want its 2-3 times more expensive because we are so isolated so i appreciate the advice.
    Les
     
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    I really like the Fenix LD01 and am always amazed with the output for the size.
     
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    The best tool is the one you're using or carrying.
     
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    Which is not a reason to invest in better equipment, resources and situation permitting.
     
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    On dealers corner in CPF there's the DQG Ti VII that's just been released. 200 lumens with a step down to 80 after 10 seconds with Li-on batteries. I'm seriously considering getting one.
     
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    I got one for EDC on my key chain a couple weeks ago. So far couldn't be happier. Much smaller than the maratac as a, which I'm replacing because it's too big and heavy. Had good knurling on both the head and body which makes it easy to activate. I also like that it starts on low.

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    thanks guys, lots to choose from. les
     
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    Hey Xiii, keep in mind that anything other than the usual batteries can be very expensive here in Australia.
    Most of the smallest specialist batteries cost next to nothing in the US but can be difficult to source over here.
     
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    I EDC the LD01 also. Been a great light.
     
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    That DQG looks nice. Have a look at the ITP A3 EOS 96 lumen light. 3 mode twisty. I'm very impressed with this light.
     
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    These flashlights from Harbor Freight are a good cheap light in AAA and come with batteries . You need to be aware these lights are for light use only , i usually use them as way to save battery life in my other flashlights by using these around the house . I carry one with on occasion as a backup . I only buy these when there on sale for under $3 dollars . I wouldn't trust my life on them though but they are an ok light .

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