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Maratac Aaa Flashlight: Heavy on the Light, Light on the Heavy

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Although County Comm’s website leaves a lot to be desired, their flashlights are no-nonsense, functional gadgets. Take the Maratac AAA flashlights for example. It’s made of aircraft-grade aluminum and its lens has been treated with an anti-reflective coating. Touted as the world’s smallest AAA flashlight, the Maratac AAA measures a mere 2.7-inches and weighs only 20 grams (obviously it’s going to weigh more than that when you add the battery). On the low setting, you’ll get 50 hours of light at 1.5 lumens; on medium, 4 hours at 18 lumens; and on high, 48 minutes at 80 lumens.

maratac aaa flashlight

Now I’ve never actually used an LED flashlight so maybe this is just me, but I was really surprised at how bright this tiny motherflipper can be. Note that in the video the guy says that the highest setting is at 62 lumens, but on their website it says 80 lumens.

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I actually watched that video three times because I wanted to make sure that at around 0:34 the guy actually says, “We made this light very simple and the reason for it was HEY: Simple. Is. Always. Works.” Stuff like that make my day.

maratac aaa flashlights

You can order the Maratac AAA flashlight at County Comm’s blast from the past website for $22 (USD). It’s available in Natural and Black. There’s also a $28 stainless steel version if aluminum ain’t your thing. The Maratac AAA flashlight: Simple. Is. Always. Works.

[via The Awesomer]





Comments (3):

  1. Black ICE says:

    Check out this flashlight:

    http://www.pearl.de/a-NC3123-5630.shtml

    I bought this one. It is really bright (about a 3W Led) and it is multicolor!

    • iam says:

      I don’t know what to say!? What is the point of posting a German website that does not translate to English? And as far as the light goes it looks nearly the size of an handgun. There are dozens of lights that size on the market. Apples and Oranges you know?

  2. iam says:

    I have carried this light for 3 months now, size is what sold me. I can carry it in my front pocket and it is smaller than a lighter. But after three months of carrying it (and four recharges later) it is no longer reliable. I find myself fiddling with it to get it to stay on – which makes me very sad. I cannot bring myself to say that the product is inferior, but I am wondering why someone would make a flashlight to fill such a cool niche and not make it to use a rechargeable. Even if this flashlight is broke because I used a rechargeable battery I will probably buy another one. The size/weight/brightness/cost ratio is such that I can lose four of these and it still be cheaper than most of the other AAA led’s out there.

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