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Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight

Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight

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Made for the EDC Community, the Massdrop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight is about the size of a tube of chapstick—but it pumps out 110 lumens and casts a beam as far as 154 feet (with the CREE XP-G2 R5 LED). Despite measuring less than 3 inches long, it weighs 1.5 ounces for a substantial feel in the hand Read More

110 Lumens, 3 Modes, 1 AAA Battery

Made for the EDC Community, the Massdrop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight is about the size of a tube of chapstick—but it pumps out 110 lumens and casts a beam as far as 154 feet (with the CREE XP-G2 R5 LED). Despite measuring less than 3 inches long, it weighs 1.5 ounces for a substantial feel in the hand. And thanks to its solid brass construction it will develop a natural patina over time, unique to each user. Perhaps best of all, it runs on a single AAA battery for a whopping 36 hours on low mode. At checkout, choose between the CREE XP-G3 LED, which casts a brighter white beam, and the Nichia 219C LED, which offers a warmer beam with superior color representation.

 Note: Due to the popularity of this product, we’re having trouble keeping it in stock. Preorder now and we’ll reserve your spot in our next run, expected to ship December 16th. 

At checkout, you’ll have your choice between the CREE XP-G3 LED and the Nichia 219C LED.

Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight
Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight
Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight
Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight
Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight
Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight

Additional Features

The flashlight’s solid brass body features knurling for grip in slippery conditions. And if you do happen to drop it in a river or pool, not to worry: It’s IPX-8 waterproof and 1.5-meter impact resistant. Attach it to your belt, hat, or pocket with the reversible clip, or remove the clip and slide the light into a breast pocket—the choice is yours. The clip is gold-plated to match the lustrous brass body, and the button piece is made from titanium. Plus, if you feel like reading or relaxing at camp, you can stand the light upright on its end.

Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight
Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight

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Drop Brass AAA Pocket Flashlight

Community Reviews

"I mean, this absolutely is, in my opinion, one the best sub-$50 AAA flashlight one can buy today! Heck, it's one of the best sub-$75 or even sub-$100 AAA flashlight one can buy today!" - Bobraz (Massdrop community member)

"The brass, as a copper alloy, has an high density and therefore a weight significantly greater than the one would be obtained with light metals such as aluminum, but on the other hand offer excellent thermal conductivity..." - UPz (Candle Power Forums contributor) 

"A solidly built and great looking AAA light that combines uncommon material with familiar looks, performance and reliability. " - will34 (Budget Light Forum contributor) 

"Feels very compact and well built , and the light’s material , Brass , helps a lot in the “quality” feeling . It has a shiny look , which of course will develop a nice patina over time ." - giorgoskok (Budget Light Forum contributor) 

"Overall the fit , feel , and finish of these lights is exceptional , especially to be such a small little light, The best build quality little EDC I have had the pleasure of owning to date." - robo819 (The Flashlight Forum contributor)

"Massdrop commissioned it from Lumintop to appeal to their EDC community and as such, I do believe it’ll be a hit. From the gold plated clip to the titanium button in the tail, a lot of thought has gone into this one." - DB Custom (Budget Light Forum contributor) 

"...I was sent an early sample and was already impressed by the overall design. Brass flashlight AND a tailswitch? As a collector of Surefire and various solid metal lights, this is my ideal combination." - Cyphre (Massdrop community member)


  • Material: Brass
  • Titanium button piece
  • Max beam distance: 111 ft (34 m)
  • Battery: 1 AAA
  • Removable, reversible, gold-plated pocket clip
  • IPX-8 waterproof
  • 1.5 m impact resistant
  • Working voltage: 0.9 – 1.5V
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 0.6 in (7.4 x 1.5 cm)
  • Weight (with battery): 1.5 oz (42.5 g)


  • Max beam intensity: 553 cd
  • Max beam distance: 154 ft (47 m)
  • Low mode: 5 lumens, 36 hrs
  • Medium mode: 32 lumens, 4 hrs
  • High mode: 110 lumens, 30 min

Nichia 219C LED

  • Max beam intensity: 304 cd
  • Max beam distance: 111 ft (34 m)
  • Low mode: 3 lumens, 36 hrs
  • Medium mode: 20 lumens, 4 hrs
  • High mode: 85 lumens, 30 min


  • Plastic case
  • Spare O-rings

  • 1-year warranty


We get it. Sometimes what you ordered just doesn’t work out. If that’s the case for you, don’t fret! All customers (both US and international) may return this item in new, unused condition within 30 days of delivery.


Domestic (contiguous US) customers will have a choice of shipping options at checkout. The shipping days / arrive by date displayed represent the transit times from the estimated ship date for your order to be delivered.

Estimated ship date is Dec 16, 2020 PT.

Payment will be collected at checkout. Cancellations are accepted up to 2 hours after checkout for in-stock items, or up until pre-order ships.

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Top Customer Questions17
Does this flashlight have a strobe mode?
Nov 13, 2019
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Mine has High, Medium and Low. No strobeRead More
Dec 11, 2019
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I've had mine for about 8 months and it died after having been little used. Changed the battery - tried 3 different new ones - and it refuses to come on. Waste of money.
Dec 15, 2019
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The switch in these needs to actually get charged - so put a freshly charged cell in the light, and let it sit overnight. Then see if the light will work.Read More
Dec 17, 2019
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Have had this for a little while went to use it and it does not come on.. Has anyone had this problem? It use to work just fine.. It's like the switch does not work any more..
Dec 11, 2019
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I have both the brass and titanium versions of this light. The only time I've had issues is when the battery is low on power. When I swap the battery, all is well. I love these tiny but powerful...Read More
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I disassembled the full thing after a AAA battery leaked acid all over the insides, and the battery acid destroyed the button switch board. Seeing as how others have had issues with the button switch dying, here's a nice trick to continue using the flashlight without the button switch. Make sure the LED isn't what is broken first! As others have mentioned, there is a button end and the LED end, and both ends are screwed onto the middle barrel. Unscrew the button end. The button end has the battery contact spring. There is some sort of loctite, so you may need some pliers to unscrew it. After unscrewing it, inside the button end threading, there is a metal ring with 2 holes. That metal ring is threaded and screwed into the button end threads. I used needle nose picks like chopsticks to unscrew the metal ring. May take some force to get it started, but once you do, you just need 1 pick to twist it all the way out. Once the metal retaining ring is gone, you can push the button hard to push out the control circuit board with the battery contact spring. I suspect an issue is that the button or the on-board soldered battery is dead. I ripped out the tiny soldered on battery with my needle nose pick. From there, get rid of the black rubber ring glued around the battery contact spring. Be sure to clean up as much of the glued rubber residue as possible. Next, I took a piece of heavy duty aluminum foil twisted it into the battery contact spring, getting it as close to the control board as possible. Make sure the foil connects the battery spring metal to the outer ring metal of the control board, and get the foil twisted as flat towards the board as possible. Trim off the excess foil so that the control board slides back in easily. Finally, put the control circuit board back into the button end cap like how you took it out, and tightly screw back in the metal retaining ring. Make sure the retaining ring starts screwing back in easily until it starts tightening to avoid destroying the threading. The ring is used to complete the circuit with the foil. Re-assemble the rest of the flash light. The goal is for the foil to be squeezed between the metal retaining ring and the control board outer metal ring. When the battery contact spring is squeezed by the battery being fully inserted, electrical current will flow through the flashlight casing metal to the retaining ring to the foil to the spring and into the battery. This bypasses the button switch control board. How the circuit works is basically: electricity flows from the battery to the LED to the flashlight metal case to the button switch circuit and back into the battery. If you did it right, you basically got a twist switched flash light! I tighten the battery end and just twist the LED end to turn on/off the flashlight. It seems the LED end has whatever does the 3 light modes, so you still keep the dimming feature! Note, it may no longer be water proof anymore after all this disassembly and the need to keep the LED end sightly untightened. Also, depending on how much you untighten the LED end, you can push the button kind of hard to complete the circuit too, but it will turn off right when you depress the button.
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