ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Nitecore Sens AA Flashlight Review

Updated on July 19, 2015
thealpaca profile image

This author is a former I.T. graduate turned vagabond who travelled extensively and has lived and worked in Japan for many years.

I have personally owned this small Nitecore Sens AA flashlight for about two years. Here is my review on the advantages and disadvantages of it.

Nitecore sens AA
Nitecore sens AA | Source

Nitecore Sens AA Advantages

I have personally owned this small Nitecore Sens AA flashlight for about two years. Here is my review on the advantages and disadvantages of it.

It is small, light and easy to carry and conceal. This encourages me to bring it with me every day. So I will always have access to a good light source.

It is also waterproof. I have put it in a glass of water and it still works.

It is a quality, well-made, strong flashlight. I have dropped it a few times from waist height and it still works.

It is very cheap to run. It only requires only one AA battery. This is the best battery to use, as it’s always easy to find replacements from a shop, or in an emergency from another electronic device that you may have. I use one rechargeable AA battery. I only recharge it about once every 3 months, as I don’t use my flashlight much. However it will hold charge for a long time if you use a quality rechargeable battery. So I know that I’m not going to run out of light in the middle of using it.

5 stars for Nitecore Sens AA

Active Dimming Technology

It has 3 smart automatically changing power modes. Low mode is for reading, medium for walking on a trail, and high for looking ahead. Simply hold the flashlight vertical when turning it on to activate the modes. Then as the angle of the flashlight changes the mode will change with it. For example holding it straight ahead will give you a high-powered beam. Holding it on a slight downward angle for walking will lower the beam to medium. Holding it nearly straight down will activate the lowest power saving beam. Low beam is great for reading or trying to pick a splinter out of your skin. If you have a really bright beam it’s hard to see things up close.

Disadvantages

This flashlight can be hard to turn on, as it is a twist on/off model. It’s a real pain if you have to repeatedly turn it on and off. It’s not fast enough for some situations. Also it takes two hands to turn it on, as it is quite tight. So you may have to drop your tools or whatever you’re doing to get a light source.

There is also no pocket clip; however I have overcome this with modifications. No pocket clip can be good for when carrying on a set of keys to minimize weight and space in pocket.

Lastly the paint scratches off quite easily so it won’t stay looking new for long if you carry it on a set of keys, or if it gets a lot of hard use.

Modifications

If you see the picture below, you will notice that I have added a key ring and Para cord, so it can be tied to pants. This makes it virtually impossible to loose. However it’s harder to take off and use it. I have also added a small neodymium magnet that I got for free out of a DVD Player. It has simply been glued down with super glue, and the power of the magnet also helps it hold to the flashlight. This enables the flashlight to be mounted onto any metal surface. For hands free use, just mount it to your metal belt clip.

Overall I would say this is well worth what I paid for it. I am confident I will get many more years of use from it.

If you wish to know more about flash lights. go to Candle Power Forums. Its the largest online flashlight community in the world.

Magnet on back of Nitecore sens AA
Magnet on back of Nitecore sens AA | Source
Nitecore sens AA sticking to a fridge
Nitecore sens AA sticking to a fridge | Source

What kind of flash lights do you prefer?

See results

© 2015 thealpaca

What flash light do you use?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)