Wednesday, December 29, 2010


There are people who are besotted by light. They test flashlights and talk about them, their throw and their emitters and their rings and beam patterns and artifacts ...

Then there's size, battery source, weight, durability ....

Here are some nice articles about choosing a flashlight:

This option combines flashlights with carabiners.

For me, I wanted a flashlight with these qualities:
  • Small size for maximum portability and packability
  • Uses AA battery, as I already have a device that uses AA batteries, so want to simplify battery packing -- plus AA batteries are available just about everywhere (except in Playa del Carmen's Walmart ... )
  • Uses only one AA battery, which impacts on flashlight size and also on need for quantity of replacement batteries
  • Has more than one light setting to maximize functionality
  • Durability
  • Good light

I went with's recommendation:

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