DQG 18650 EDC--World's Smallest 18650 Flashlight

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DQG 18650 EDC--World's Smallest 18650 Flashlight

Next project—-DQG tiny 18650

Only Prototype Sample comes

Share some pictures with you guys.





Some comparation pics— You can see how tiny it is when comparing with other 18650 light.



SPECS:

LED: CREE XM-L2 CW / CREE XM-L T6 3C NW

Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum

Color : Black / Natural Ti color

Reflector: Glass optics lens

Mode: Low>>Mid>Hi;Head twist ON/OFF

Battery Type:1*18650 (Both protection or unprotected 18650 can fit well)

Size: 91mm(Length)*26mm(head diameter)*24.5mm(tube diameter)

Weight: 40g(not include battery)

stainless steel clip; stainless stell bezel Tail-stand available

Update:

Pre-order available now at fancyflashlights

Retail price:35usd

Pre-order price: 30usd till 5th April

Thanks
RIC

BTU flashlight; DQG Series Flashlight ; Torch Component

Edited by: Ric-CN on 03/20/2013 - 14:11
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Oh snap! Look at that clip…. how much??

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Shocked surprise in the morning Shocked

I’m on a tight budget right now…………..it’s tempting for sure.
It’s smaller than my ITP but runs on a single 18650, which alone is a good reason to buy.

Will protected cells fit ?

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Oh geez, I’m gonna want this. The DQG AA is my keychain light, and it’s awesome.

Ric, do you know the lumen numbers for the three modes?
Is it definitely going to be Low > Mid > High?
Will it have mode memory? (I hope not)
Will it be available in NW?

Please provide beamshots as soon as you can.

Do you think you could get a picture of it beside the DQG AA and AAA too?

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Wow really looks good! Love


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Beautiful!

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Awesome!

What is the current draw in each mode? Also will it have mode memory?

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Must have one Smile

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Wow! That is impressingly small and I like the color!
I hope for XP-G2 option though, that would fit it better IMO

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Sounds great indeed, but:
1) do protected 18650’s fit
2) Is it PWM or CC driven?
3) Optics really made out of glass??
4) NW or CW only?
5)price is irrelevant Wink

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Thats a really EDC-able 18650 light for sure, looks great!

This forum just loves to hurt my wallet…. Smile

Havent gotten more than 1 of my 3 ordered new lights before I want another one! Hopeless….:)

Pretty innocent addiction though…

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I don’t need it… I don’t need it… I don’t need it… i d..yes, i need it! when and how much?

Mooooooo

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Do want!

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hmm, very nice, I will buy one, but why not use the XML2 ??

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Protected won’t fit for sure and chinese multimode twisty? Lol.
2 modes would be nice, but just imagine twisting through strobes, sos… no way!

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kreisler wrote:

I totally agree there is always an EagleTac with better specs/buildq./warranty/looks Smile (just got the 2013D25ATixpgNW, I love it!), but I am also a huge fan of the beam profile of TIR optics.

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kreisler wrote:


I think kreisler wants to tell us that the volume of the eagletac is smaller, wich is obviously true.
Considering that, the DQG should be called the shortest 18650 light, in order to prevent misunderstandings. (what it truely is, as far as I know)
But that said, it would not be hard to also make the smallest volume flashlight if he would want to, just reduce the wall thickness?! Or am I missing something?
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kreisler wrote:

i am thinking tbh that the Eagletac, as popular the D25LC2 may be, has too thin body walls and threads. threads, body, .. are covered by Eagletac 10yrs warranty, if they wear out, fail or break. the DQG has bigger walls .. a welcome feature!

Not much thicker. Looks like ~24mm diameter to me.

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Gimme two!))

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kreisler wrote:

Philipp wrote:
it would not be hard for Ric_CN to also make the smallest volume flashlight if he would want to, just reduce the wall thickness?! Or am I missing something?

i am thinking tbh that the Eagletac, as popular the D25LC2 may be, has too thin body walls and threads. threads, body, .. are covered by Eagletac 10yrs warranty, if they wear out, fail or break. the DQG has bigger walls .. a welcome feature!


I see your point, but reducing the diameter of the DQG to lets say “26mm head – 24mm body-tube” would not really hurt (I mean 27mm on the body-tube is a lot actually…) and it would indeed has the smallest volume. just saying…
After all its personal taste I think. Wink
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Philipp wrote:
but reducing the diameter of the DQG to lets say "26mm head - 24mm body-tube" would not really hurt

Measuring from the photos, comparing to reference lights / 18650s, I would say: DQG head will be ~24mm, body ~23mm.

@Ric: Would you please confirm?

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Philipp wrote:
but reducing the diameter of the DQG to lets say “26mm head – 24mm body-tube” would not really hurt

Measuring from the photos, comparing to reference lights / 18650s, I would say: DQG head will be ~24mm, body ~23mm.

@Ric: Would you please confirm?


I took the dimensions from the description, but in the pictures it looks smaller, that’s right. If thats true, it renders all my drivel elaborate thoughts useless Big Smile
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Milan wrote:
….. and chinese multimode twisty? Lol. 2 modes would be nice, but just imagine twisting through strobes, sos… no way!

What’s wrong with chinese multimode twisties ?

ITP and Olight are chinese multimode Twisties Steve and they’re just fine and even the modes are the same.

low – mid – high, no strobe or blinky

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The BLF EDC Edition?

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Thought my UF 2100’s were pretty tight.
Can’t wait to get a couple for the road bike.

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Stainless steel twisty – not for me. My DQG lll AAA left my keyring about 2 weeks after starting service. Can’t use it single handed easily.

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TIR lens. But a floody or thrower type?

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
The BLF EDC Edition?

yes please, with xml2/xpg2, 3C-tint Laughing

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Looks super sweet, Ric!  Anyidea on what the price will be yet?

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Looks great. The head looks slimmer than 29mm though, the SC600 is only 30mm.

The styling is about perfect, natural anodizing, stainless bezel. It just looks right somehow.

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