D.Q.G Tiny AA World Smallest 1xAA/14500 XP-G2 R5 Stainless Steel EDC Flashlight
DQG sample was provided by Banggood for review purpose.
Model: Tiny AA
Brightness: 180lm on High; 35lm on Mid; 2.5lm on low
LED: XP-G2 R5 in CW 6000K or NW 4250K
Size: 16.5mm x 17.5mm x 67mm
Battery Type: AA or 14500
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Tiny flashlight in tiny packaging. Tiny AA unpacked from box. Exterior of brown paper box covered model checklist, labels and bar codes in all 4 faces.
This was how Tiny AA was packed inside the box. I have assembled pocket clip and tailcap ring during unbox, they are packed separately in the box initially. 2 spare o-rings are also included.
Not exactly tiny, since D.Q.G has even smaller fairy light. However, this is definitely the smallest AA light I have seen so far.
D.Q.G Tiny AA is almost the same size of a protected 18650. Unfortunately, design is so small that it did not fit my Keeppower 14500 protected cell.
Tiny AA uses CREE XP-G2 R5 CW/NW emitter with narrow spot ~ø14mm TIR optics. Rare earth neodymium magnet (size 8mmx2.39mm) can be easily remove if you do not need it. No tools are required, parts will break apart automatically when cap is unscrewed.
Screw threads were dry when light arrived.
Precision diamond cut knurling pattern provides a ton of grip when handling the light. Surprisingly, the aggressive pattern is still comfortable to touch because the “peaks” have been partially sanded down.
D.Q.G logo and model name engraved at flashlight head section. Yellowish-brown color treatment embedded inside the grooves.
Very mild texturing can be seen on the surface of the tailcap.
33g without battery. Pretty accurate if you account the weight of SS ring on tailcap.
Simple 3 mode: LOW > MEDIUM > HIGH, using twisting action. No memory, restart from LOW after switched off for 2-3 secs.
Tailcap Amperage Readings
|Battery Model||Type||Voltage||High||Medium||Low||Candela (lux@1m)||Throw||Remarks|
|Sanyo 840mAh UR14500P||Lithium||4.19V||0.725A||0.155A||12mA||948||61.58m|
|Keeppower 800mAh Protected||Lithium||4.19V||0.72A||0.155A||13mA||–||–|
|IKEA LADDA 2000mAh||NiMH||1.4V||1.62A||0.584A||44mA||907||60.23m|
Beam Profile: Output Level
Batteries have been recharged for the beam shot test.
IKEA LADDA NiMH
Panasonic Evolta Alkaline
Rough lux values were taken for reference only. Did not get the meter fix at same spot because I was juggling my meter, flashlight and camera trigger all at the same time 😉
Beam Profile: Width
Beam Profile: Tint
Camera set to auto exposure; daylight profile.
Pros & Cons
- Design is very attractive and practical at the same time.
- Compact and light.
- High quality stainless steel finishing.
- Accept both widely available AA and 14500 batteries.
- Stainless steel deep pocket clip.
- Magnetic tailcap for hands-free application.
- Tailcap ring is very stiff. In order to minimize the amount unnecessary scratches, it took me more than 10mins to install.
- Tiny AA does not accept protected 14500. It is kind of disappointing as I am always worry about over-draining 14500 due to it small capacity.