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This flashlight is not compatible with rechargeable 10440 lithium batteries. I only learnt this on delivery as it not included in the description. I am very disappointed.
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You must be using a NiMH rechargeable, it says right in the product info pamphlet that you receive that it is not compatible 10440 AAA's.
J_Jay
I wonder why. 10440 li-ion lists at 3.7 v. AAA is 1.2v. I foolishly didn't read the pamphlet and have used the AAA rechargables that I had on hand. They've worked fine without a hitch through several cycles.
I really love this flashlight. I opted for the Nichia because sometimes I photograph stuff in the dark and color accuracy matters. But it broke in less than a year. It's got a year warranty so I hope I can get that sorted out soon.
While I appreciate the more natural light of the Nichia LED I usually use the CREE for its higher-output lighting. Both are housed in the same high-quality brass, which feels sturdy and great in one's hand. I wish the switch would go from off to each light level and then off again rather than off between each level, but perhaps that's an intentional design.
I love this flashlight. It looks amazing, has a nice weight, the clip holds tightly to my shirt pocket where I often carry it, and I like the 3 brightness levels. I lost the first one I had so I repurchased it. Love having it out on my desk, fidgeting with it and using it in lifestyle type photos for my company. Great product MassDrop!
- Tyler
CEO//LM
Just noticed that the o-ring that seals the window against the housing glows! Was using it last night with all the lights off and when I turned it off I first wondered of the switch was leaking or something and allowing current to still flow to the LED. Nope. It was the o-ring casting a soft greenish glow! Now it's a night light too!
Like mine. Clip broke, does anyone know where to get a replacement?
awakebyjava
I'm in the same boat. Lost my clip, thankfully the light fell into my pocket though. Anyway, I found these replcaments from Maratac (The company I feel this light is a copy of) and will be ordering shortly. I'll let you know if it fits.

https://countycomm.com/collections/aaa-flashlights/products/copy-of-brass-aaa-flashlight-by-maratac-rev-3
One of the best all time AAA lights , brass , 3 levels of power and a great tail standing switch
I couldn't decide on which light to get so I ordered both. I don't use them all that much. But if I need a small light for reading something I usually use the Nichia LED one because the lighting is softer and easier on the eyes. The Cree LED is just as you would expect bright and white. It tends to be my task light. I carry it when I'm on my motorcycle at night in case I should ever need lighting to look at something on the bike...
Nice light but gets hot -- very hot -- if left on for a while. Agree also that the clip needs to be thicker.
Awesome flashlight so far. It is wearing in nicely with a nicely looking patena. The clip sucks though, I already bent the shit out of it. Make the clip thicker.
TortoiseThunder
Speaking of the clip, I’d love it if it came up a little farther to allow for deeper pocket carry. The light, as much as I adore it, feels like it sits a little too high
If you actually use this light, it wont dull like these pictures show. The more you rub your hand, fingers, or face on it.. it will actually shine. This is brass. Not some magical hipster metal that looks cooler the more you talk about it.
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StankyM
https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/polish
Like I said, if you USE this light you wont have a patina. Soft hands wont rub off any "patina" you left on it. If you want that patina use apple cider vinegar and piss..
StankyM
That is a forced patina, and you can get that quick.... a natural patina will develop over time, as a result of handling.... So if do use it, you will develop a Patina... it has nothing to do with "rubbing off" anything, it is just a matter of the metal responding to your handling, as well as other external factors... same as you see a penny that has been handled for years, they develop a patina from the oils in your skin, as well as the environment they are in, the more who handle it the more it will change too, which is why you see some that are much worse off.

So yeah, you should learn the difference between a forced patina and a natural patina...

The more you use and handle the light, the more it will react with the handling, and overtime will darken as the picture shows, unless you use something in the way of a coating like wax over it to prohibit or polish it on the regular, then yeah.... but if you just handle it as is, and do not polish it or anything else, you will develop a natural patina over time, which is what that picture shows from handling.

I have a copper one as well, and it reacts the same, i have only had it for a month, and it is already starting to darken and develop a patina from handling... since Brass is a copper alloy as well, it will have the same effect.

Maybe the natural patina shown will not look exactly like that in the time they show, but that effect will happen, as a result.



Got two of these with the Cree LED for Christmas gifts. Arrived as advertised and are wonderful. Good weight and looks solid. The wife is carrying her's in the purse/bag to work everyday.
Got my light with the nichia today. It took a minute or so to charge capacitor up. Great little light. I like the heft in weight for its size, decent build quality(feels solid in hand with the knurled grip) and nice color representation.
Got mine about a week ago with no issues. Love it it's the right size for EDC and so far the battery has held up nice(just using a regular energizer for now). I have a question though is it possible to MOD these lights and whats the best rechargeable to use?
Maddrum
I highly recommend using rechargeable ENELOOP batteries that will last for years if not a decade! I only use Eneloop batteries in all of my devices. (And get a nice charger that will charge AA & AAA batteries - I own the $20 NITECORE i4 Intellicharger and it will correctly charge almost ANY type of battery...RCR123, 18650, AA, AAA, etc.) As for modifying flashlights, search candlepowerforums.com for "Flashlight Builders and Modders." But be careful! You can really go down the rabbit hole on all of this ; - )
thegarman
Hey thanks so much for the info....I don't really have rabbit hole money but I would like to look in to some upgrades.....thanks

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