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Ultra Small Flashlights?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Irwin J. Finster, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Irwin J. Finster

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    What's in your opinion the best Ultra Small Flashlight, and by that I mean in about the size of the

    Photon Micro-Light or something similar.

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    And which has the best bang for the buck?
     
  2. defuse kit

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    Best bang for the buck? Fauxtons from DealExtreme. Basically Photons, but they're like $4.58 for 10. That's cheaper than the batteries that power them. I ordered like 30, 3 came DOA. Still a bargain. I hand them out like candy. When the batteries die, I harvest the split rings and toss the light.

    Check em out.
    http://www.dealextreme.com/p/white-flashlight-keychain-22000mcd-10-pack-1100
     
  3. cubegleamer

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    Streamlight Nano
     
  4. able_man
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    If you just want to wander into a store and pick one up Target sells the Inova Microlight for about $5.00 I think. Decent light with multiple modes. I don't like the clip it has though, comes undone too easily in my pocket.
     
  5. Mumbojumboo
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    I think the photon. Been good to me. A few died from being on in the pocket but set them to demo mode.
     
  6. R1-Dave

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    +1. It's a good micro light and cheap too.
     
  7. hatchetjack

    hatchetjack EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Same here. Photon Freedom. No little tab switch to accidentally turn on while in your pocket. I have clones with the tab switches and I superglued them so they are permanently off.
     
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    How about the one at Country Comm? Think it's still less than 2 bucks and has a nice clip!
     
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    ^ I've never tried those. They look cool. Photons are kinda pricey..
     
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    I have you all beat for best bang for the buck. How about the photon clone you get for free with every order from lighthound.com?
     
  11. CheepSteal

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    My BatteryJunction free photon is brighter than my Lighthound free photon. :agree:
     
  12. Jbum

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    This!! I also buy them 30 at a time and give them to everyone.
     
  13. Gnarly
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    Next time yer browsing DealExtreme, punch in: sku 4410.
    A little larger, even brighter,with a focused LED; $6.99 USD for 10 w/ free shipping.

    Out of > 100 bought in the last 3 years: only 3 lights were DOA.
     
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    + 1 as well. Great value, makes for great stocking stuffers or just to give to the kids to put on the zippers of their coats so they always have them.
    Be safe.
     
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    I either keep a fauxton from Lighthound or a County Comm light on my keychain (pending on what I have available). The County Comm lights have never come on accidentally. They're bright and durable.
     
  16. AcesQ

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    I have the Inova microlight myself. Comes with Hi, low, and a strobe mode. Made from some tough polymer I guess, and splash resistant. I never had the streamlight nano, but i think it is much easier to change the battery on the nano compared to the Inova microlight.
     
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    The Photon Freedom would be my choice among coin cell lights hands down.I have a number of Freedoms and none have ever failed me plus they have a very practical user interface.Fauxtons are fine as give aways and such but I have had too many fail to consider them reliable.I like the INOVA Microlight but again I have seen reliability problems with them-they would actually turn on from static electricty.IDK if INOVA/Nite-Ize has ever fixed the problem if so they might be worthwhile.The only coin cell light that might have an advantage on the Freedom is the older Photon II.The slide switch on the Photon II prevents it from turning on accidentally in a pocket but it doesn't have the modes or water resistance of the Photon Freedom.I used to carry Photon IIs to prevent accidental activation but it has happened only on rare occasions with my Freedoms that it is not worth giving up the extra features.