Thursday, February 7, 2013

And There Was (A Smaller Container of) Light

So, I mentioned a while back getting one of the new TerraLUX TT-5 flashlights for T&E. At SHOT Show last month I had a chance to talk to the folks at TerraLUX, and noticed that they had a smaller, more "pocket friendly" flashlight available, the TT-1.

Yesterday, what shows up at my house but this:

Look! A TerraLUX TT-1 of my very own! I will love him and squeeze him and call him George!

You can see the difference in size between the TT-1 and the TT-5:

The TT-5 isn't a large flashlight by any means (I still have a 5 D-cell Maglight by my bed. It's more of a melee weapon than a light, but still), but the TT-1 is a great size for EDC. They have the same controls and overall feel, but the TT-1 fits in a pocket much better.

A full review with other recently acquired flashlights will be forthcoming - once I can find more CR123 batteries! - but I'm really liking the TT-1 so far!

That is all.


Ratus said...

Hey Jay ask if you can use 16340 Li-ion rechargeable in the TT-1.

It would save you a lot of money over time.

jed said...

No reason not to use a 3V 16340 cell. Some lights have regulation circuits which allow them to use higher voltages, and I would expect the owner's manual to specify that for this light. I prefer LiFePo4 chemistry, but you trade a bit of capacity for the safety factor.

I've handled Terralux lights at gun shows, and they seem pretty well made. Haven't bought one, because I already have about a dozen flashlights, and there's a 600 lumen Olight calling out to me. I have Terralux replacement bulb assemblies in my Maglights, and I'm happy with them.