DQG 18650 EDC--World's Smallest 18650 Flashlight

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RedForest UK wrote:
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.
Agreed 100%! Every aspect of it looks just perfect.  This little beauty is a must have and gets my nomination for hottest looking new light in the past year.
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I must have.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Philipp wrote:
Wow! That is impressingly small and I like the color! I hope for XP-G2 option though, that would fit it better IMO

^^^^ This!

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A XML t6 3c and xpg2 4000k option would be great Smile

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Current draw in different modes would be great to know

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

Why exactly?

 

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

Why exactly?

There’s always demand for throw, no matter how small the light is Smile

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The xml doesn’t even produce much more light unless you drive it over 2A.

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I still think that the TIR lens with make or break this light depending what type it is.

Size? Well its just like a longer TF Mini 01 as I see it.

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With that no one would ask is that a flashlight in your pocket…….

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Sounds cool, but does it run hot?

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VFMaddict wrote:
I still think that the TIR lens with make or break this light depending what type it is.

And that will depend on what each individual wants from the light. It’s a very subjective thing, flood vs. throw.
For me, and EDC needs a balance, with a lean towards flood. This light with a 15 degree TIR might do the job, maybe a 25 degree.

Any specs on the TIR dimensions? Is it even accessible in case we want to experiment?

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My bet is that it will be floody. So it will just be a larger TF Mini-01 with longer runtime. But if it has more throw than the TF Mini then I’m interested.

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I gotta have this!

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Nice light. Just don’t overprice it like you did the BTU Shocker…

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Woody wrote:
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.

The body is aluminium, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

I’m guessing pricing will be around $50, but hoping it’s closer to $40.

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Tecmo wrote:
The xml doesn't even produce much more light unless you drive it over 2A.

Huh? Of course the XML produces more light than the XPG.

And I use my DQG AA single handed easily.

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RedForest UK wrote:
Woody wrote:
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.
The body is aluminium, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'm guessing pricing will be around $50, but hoping it's closer to $40.
I'm hoping for $30-$35 but I won't argue with even less. Wink
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I’m with you JohnnyMac !
$$30-35 would be nice

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$30 would be nice Smile i’d love to have it as my edc

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JohnnyMac wrote:

RedForest UK wrote:
Woody wrote:
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.
The body is aluminium, so that shouldn't be a problem. I'm guessing pricing will be around $50, but hoping it's closer to $40.
I'm hoping for $30-$35 but I won't argue with even less. Wink

^ This! Eagletac D25LC2 Mini that kreisler mentioned can be had for well under $50 and it is a well known brand with warranty.

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I like it, other than the clip its good for me, and the clips removable….

Truth be told though, however it comes, some of us are going to tailor it to ourselves anyway, that’s the beauty of budget lights. :bigsmile:

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Tecmo wrote:
The xml doesn’t even produce much more light unless you drive it over 2A.

Huh? Of course the XML produces more light than the XPG.

I think Tecmo was implying that an XP-G2 R5 produces similar, if not practically identical, amount of light to an XM-L U2, while producing a tighter, higher-lux beam that appears brighter than the same amount of light in the XM-L’s floodier beam.

the smaller emitter lends itself better to a small light than the XM-L. Sometimes I get carried away…

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RedForest UK wrote:
Woody wrote:
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.

The body is aluminium, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

I’m guessing pricing will be around $50, but hoping it’s closer to $40.

Woops, so it is – thought it was stainless in the blisteringly bright afternoon London sun. Wink Alternatively, I could have read the specs. My bad.

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Yeah, XPG2 vs. XML of course.. but thats no fair comparison. Smile

But I would also like to see a warmer option like with the DQG AA. Love the 4C tint. Nichia would be even better. Big Smile

I think the XML is great for small lights. Those can be floody.. but the optic still gives a nice throw.

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I’d like it to be sub-$35 too, and would probably only pick one up for under $35. But with the retail prices of the other DQGs I can’t see it being below $40. Maybe with a group buy price..

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There have been more than a few high quality offerings in the compact 18650 EDC that are priced in the sub $20 category. Lets hope this one is priced competitively so that the many can own one. Sell them for $20 and I will buy more than one. Otherwise I’ll pass.

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FlashPilot wrote:
There have been more than a few high quality offerings in the compact 18650 EDC that are priced in the sub $20 category. Lets hope this one is priced competitively so that the many can own one. Sell them for $20 and I will buy more than one. Otherwise I’ll pass.

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Slim Pickens wrote:
NightCrawl wrote:

Tecmo wrote:
The xml doesn’t even produce much more light unless you drive it over 2A.

Huh? Of course the XML produces more light than the XPG.

I think Tecmo was implying that an XP-G2 R5 produces similar, if not practically identical, amount of light to an XM-L U2, while producing a tighter, higher-lux beam that appears brighter than the same amount of light in the XM-L’s floodier beam.

the smaller emitter lends itself better to a small light than the XM-L. Sometimes I get carried away…

Yeah the part that’s crossed out is exactly what I implied.

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