Massdrop Aluminum AAA Flashlight
Massdrop Aluminum AAA Flashlight
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Since launching our original Massdrop Brass AAA flashlight, we’ve been able to create other versions thanks to your support. And now we’re back with another: the Massdrop Aluminum AAA Flashlight ... Read More

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JonasHeineman
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Apr 11, 2018
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Hey everyone,
Our past drops for these AAA flashlights in Brass, Copper and Titanium have been very popular in the Everyday Carry community and with other members just learning about EDC. A lot of members like the patina you can get on Brass or Copper (and remove if you don't like it), but the 'worn' look and heavier body are not for everyone. The Blue Titanium AAA light has also been a fast seller, but the discussion included some comments about that material's lower ability to dissipate heat, even with the driver mounted to an exposed copper 'pill' - probably not an issue for a light with this much power, but something we listened to.
Thanks to the popularity of past drops (over 10,000 members have joined!) we've been able to make this Aluminum version available. It's got all the same great features, like the titanium clicky switch on the tail, removable and reversible pocket clip, and your choice of CREE or Nichia 219C for LEDs.
At just 12g (without battery), this aluminum model is the lightest one yet, and the material also has a high thermal conductivity for excellent heat dissipation. New for this drop, we've been able to offer five different colors of anodization - Black, Blue, Olive Drab, Red, and Silver - to complement the other items in your EDC.
Thanks to everyone for checking it out, and to those who join for making it possible!
Carry On - Jonas
Apr 11, 2018
JonasHeineman
5776
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Apr 12, 2018
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To help give you and other members a better understand of how this works for regular drops vs. Massdrop Made goods, let me clarify a few things:
1) We do not "pre-order or have on standby" any items that we sell in regular drops, or most collaborations. The purchase orders are made after the drops end in almost all cases.
2) Items that are produced by Massdrop are quite different from brands that we simply resell. Kershaw, for example, is sold from stock that a vendor already has on hand and agrees to reserve for us until the drop ends, then ships within a couple days of the drop ending.
As @Evshrug noted, with products that Massdrop produces and has manufactured exclusively for members, there's an entire production process, plus QC and shipment and clearing customs etc. that has to be done.
Hope that helps to shed some light on the longer-than-expected Estimated Ship Date.
Apr 12, 2018
Evshrug
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Apr 13, 2018
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I’m cool with QC before they get shipped to me, haha!
Apr 13, 2018
SamuelTheShark
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Feb 11, 2019
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Are there any good deep carry clip options for this light?
Feb 11, 2019
s.walker
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Feb 6, 2019
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When will the cree model be back in stock?
Feb 6, 2019
mbrick
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Jan 11, 2019
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Which Nichia 219C LED is this using? 90+CRI 4000k? Would be great if you could confirm.
Jan 11, 2019
Clingman
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Jan 10, 2019
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Stuck battery in light, clicked the button, nothing happened (normal up to this point as the insert says the cap must charge). However, now that it illuminates, the button does nothing. I can unscrew the cap to cycle through modes but the button does nothing. This happen to anyone else?
Jan 10, 2019
Colinsdad
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Dec 30, 2018
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And, BTW Kids, these lights will run off 10440s, provided you don't go nuts with the high setting. Just thought I'd throw that out there for my fellow flashoholics
Dec 30, 2018
JaleesaG
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Jul 25, 2018
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Hi everyone, The Massdrop Aluminum AAA Flashlight has arrived at the warehouse and the team is wrapping up quality control checks. We estimate that the flashlights will start shipping out soon. We’re looking forward to you receiving your Massdrop Aluminum AAA Flashlight!
Jul 25, 2018
pkopischke
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Dec 7, 2018
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What is shipping on this for continental U.S.?
Dec 7, 2018
p5ycho6
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Nov 1, 2018
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Is this made in USA or China?
Nov 1, 2018
Jason08055
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Oct 28, 2018
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Any chance you'll be doing another drop on these? I really really want a silver Nichia one and unfortunately your e-mails stopped coming through on my account. I've ordered all of the previous brass and titanium drops and I'm really wanting a few of these to round out my collection. Thanks!!
Oct 28, 2018
MWinter
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Oct 20, 2018
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I did have an issue with the flashlight only having 2 modes instead of 3, the replacement was noticeably not as bright as the original.
Oct 20, 2018
Bigdog1
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Oct 20, 2018
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How long should it take for the actuator to charge? I’ve had a good battery in it for 10-15 min now and it still won’t work
Oct 20, 2018
saypat
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Sep 22, 2018
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please tell me about the colors. Is the red a nice red, deep, dark, or is it tending towards pink? And how about the blue one?
thanks!
Sep 22, 2018
Lunchable
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Sep 20, 2018
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why do I keep buying these
Sep 20, 2018
climbthemtns
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Sep 2, 2018
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I thought this had memory. Can’t find my small instruction sheet. Does it have memory?
Sep 2, 2018
VachingHu
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Sep 19, 2018
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Hi, there's no memory feature. It's always l-m-h as you click through the levels.
Sep 19, 2018
markless
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Apr 16, 2019
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Awesome - that answers my question, too. It's nice knowing that when you turn the light on it will start in a known brightness level setting.
Apr 16, 2019
absquatulation
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Aug 17, 2018
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Question about color reproduction: I have another light with a Nichia 219b which has a very white, color-correct beam. Is the Nichia 219c similar or not?
Aug 17, 2018
Colinsdad
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Dec 30, 2018
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From my understanding on CPF, it's a touch cooler, color wise, than the 219b. Still a nice warm CRI emitter though!
Dec 30, 2018
CaptainScratchy
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Aug 14, 2018
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6061 or 7075 aluminum please?
Aug 14, 2018
Benjji
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Aug 9, 2018
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I got the nichia drop, I have 2 10440 removeable lithium batteries. It works on the light, but is it safe on the bulb for long term use? I'd rather use these than rechargable aaa's because I would have to buy them, and i have the 10440's already.
Aug 9, 2018
NorthernHarrier
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Sep 6, 2018
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With a maximum working voltage of 1.5 volts, this flashlight cannot handle lithium ion cells.
Sep 6, 2018
zhhk
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Aug 8, 2018
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Mine just came in and I have to say, it's pretty underwhelming. The generic ones I have from Amazon that cost way less does a better job.
Aug 8, 2018
A community member
Aug 5, 2018
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Anyone else annoyed by the rattling click button? Other than that good little flashlight but obvious lack of attention to detail when something rattles pretty loudly on such a tiny item.
Aug 5, 2018
bposter
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Aug 1, 2018
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9 days to reach the Utah? Is someone walking it here? ><
Honestly just eager to have it.
Aug 1, 2018
FStopFive
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Aug 1, 2018
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I feel you man. Free shipping is nice and all but 10 days from shipping notification to actual delivery is effing ridiculous.
Aug 1, 2018
jimbolaya
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Aug 10, 2018
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To keep things authentic, they're hiking it in.
Aug 10, 2018
numonix
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Jul 24, 2018
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I hope they have a boat load of extras after they deliver the first runs. These are looking to be most of my Xmas shopping to the family sense they were all trying to thief my brass and copper versions on camping trips. Great options Massdrop keep up the good work.
Jul 24, 2018
OakParkMusicGuy
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Jul 24, 2018
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Any updates on production / shipping? Thanks!
Jul 24, 2018
numonix
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Jul 24, 2018
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They emailed yesterday they are in house and should be shipping next week.
Jul 24, 2018
OakParkMusicGuy
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Jul 25, 2018
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Thanks! Ha, I got that same email not long after I posted.
Jul 25, 2018
FireInMyBones
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Apr 30, 2018
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Does this light turn on as the button is being pushed in or is it after clicking the button?
Apr 30, 2018
numonix
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Jul 24, 2018
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mid click works for a quick on off option in short bursts
Jul 24, 2018
TJ_Gee
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Apr 26, 2018
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Does this always start on low, or does it remember the last setting? And is it possible to disable the medium setting?
Apr 26, 2018
numonix
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Jul 24, 2018
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No memory so yes LMH
Jul 24, 2018
kincheng
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Apr 23, 2018
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Is it possible to know the binning on the the Nichia 219C’s? I’m interested in the high CRI models, like 90+, I am wondering what this flashlight uses?
Apr 23, 2018
Kamikazinyc
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Apr 17, 2018
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Yup I'm the A-hole likes to call out on products…110 lumens for 30 mins and you have to click through the output settings, how long is the warranty? I use Milwaukee, 100 lumens 3.3 hours for the same price, and all Milwaukees are 5 years on the warranty, besides the service center is 2 miles from my house…1 click on 2nd click off that's it! Guess what it's the same price! Here's the link! MD please drop something useful! https://m.grainger.com/mobile/product/419J83?cm_mmc=PPC:+Google+PLA&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!50916710037!!!g!102361597317!&ef_id=WeL82AAAAFZYUVbn:20180417213608:s
Apr 17, 2018
Kamikazinyc
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Apr 18, 2018
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Point taken…"torches" you from UK?
Apr 18, 2018
Colinsdad
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Dec 30, 2018
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Couldn't have stated that ANY better. Yes, I'm a flashoholic- have been since a backpacking trip to New Mexico when I was 16 (turning 47 soon). Once I realized the breadth of emitters, li Ion batteries, etc, there was no turning back. I even managed to get myself into all kinds of trouble when I was in the USAF as carrying a flashlight on one's person was considered an illegal tool. Didn't matter, still used my own lighting and was EXTREMELY careful about keeping tabs on my "illegal tool light". Sooooo, there are folks like me on CPF (Candlepower Forums) and here who look for lights on a ENTIRELY different level than your "standard" flashlight consumer. And yes, we flashlight geeks freak out over seemingly stupid/trivial things and use silly terms like Corona, Spill and Emitter color to describe flashlight performance. What I've found being on Massdrop is that the lights they sell here are usually a TAD overpriced for what they are, and they have yet to convince smaller specialized lighting Companies like Skylumen.com to sell on here. Until then, I continue to find little gems on here from time to time, in ALL categories- I just need to do some Googling to find out whether the price/options offerred here is worth it or not. Happy New year!!
Dec 30, 2018
richfiles
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Apr 14, 2018
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GAH!!! Lumintop keeps coming out with more styles! I LOVE the Olive one, but I already have a black aluminum original model, the brass one, and one of the Blue aluminum AA models is in the mail...
But I REALLY like greeeeen!
Apr 14, 2018
Lunchable
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Apr 14, 2018
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In for the red. The other colors look too similar to the other five I have. (wtf how did i end up with five of these things?!)
Apr 14, 2018
glennac
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Apr 18, 2018
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Yeah, three here as well. No aluminums...yet. But I'm quite happy with the premium metal ones that I do have.
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Apr 18, 2018
jmhuebne
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Apr 22, 2018
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Me too. Addictive little things. I've got the same three that you do.
Apr 22, 2018
CapitalistCat
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Apr 13, 2018
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which one goes best with a black gent? Silver? Black?
Apr 13, 2018
Varholiaglimp
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Apr 20, 2018
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Depends on the warmth of said gent's skin tone, doesn't it? Every level of white and black can be warm or cold, depending.
I've got a "cold" pale complexion and silver looks much better than gold on me. My girlfriend, on the nether hind, has warm-toned dark skin, which is why I gave her the brass version of this light and a copper peanut Maratac that she wears around her neck on a copper chain. She looks great with both! And she never wears silver, for some reason.
Ye olde gent might want to look at the watches and rings he prefers and pick a torch color that goes with that aesthetic.
Apr 20, 2018
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