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looking for a mini pocket rocket

i lost my r5 version quark mini-AA, and i'm looking for a replacement. need something pretty small, floody, and powerfull.. i use 14500 rechargeables, but something that can run off of a AA back-up would be nice. i liked the quark because it was so tiny and powerful and floody. i also really liked the twisty switch, and not having to worry about it coming on while in my pocket. any suggestions besides the xeno eo3?? thanks!

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ITP A2 ?

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PA10 or SC80

 

i own neither.

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I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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In the R5-A3... that looks like an XP-G but it's listed as the XP-E...anyone that can confirm/deny this? Also... AFAIK XP-E goes to R3-R4.

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nickdolin wrote:

In the R5-A3... that looks like an XP-G but it's listed as the XP-E...anyone that can confirm/deny this? Also... AFAIK XP-E goes to R3-R4.

It's an XPG and if you get he one KD sells the driver can be modded to eliminate the strobe mode.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2418

http://kaidomain.com/product/details.S009379

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Thanks for the info but this light isn't really on my "buy" list... however if I were using 14500's it might be on there. Smile

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Why not get just another Quark mini-AA? They had limited edition of high-CRI version but that seems to out of stock already. They still have Mini 123 and CR2 version available.

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

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If you don't want the E03 XM-L, then get the Balder SE-1 XM-L.  Probably driven at about 1.6-1.7A.

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2100 you beat me to it. At only $23(CW) and $25(NW) shipped.

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The Balder is on my list of wants, except I want the XP-E version for more throw and IMHO more of a "pocket rocket" than the XML verison, but YMMV.

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2100 wrote:

If you don't want the E03 XM-L, then get the Balder SE-1 XM-L.  Probably driven at about 1.6-1.7A.

Isn't it a little over driven on 14500s?

Disregard, I was talking about the XPE...

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I know the uf-2100 takes 18650's but it isn't much bigger than a 14500 based light..I use mine more than my 14500 EDC's..worth thinking about

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pounder wrote:

I know the uf-2100 takes 18650's but it isn't much bigger than a 14500 based light..I use mine more than my 14500 EDC's..worth thinking about

A UF-2100 is huge compared to a MiNi AA. (which is what the OP is looking to replace). To me the E03 is even a bit on the large side for sitting in a pocket but the output is equally large. I'd just get another MiNi or equivalent.
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how2 wrote:

2100 you beat me to it. At only $23(CW) and $25(NW) shipped.

which vendor? thx!
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Reflection wrote:
how2 wrote:

2100 you beat me to it. At only $23(CW) and $25(NW) shipped.

which vendor? thx!

cnqualitygoods.com

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why is it suggested over the BD-1 for 14500 use?

and is the cool white version "blue-ish/purple-ish" or just really 'white'?

cant decide on cw or nw.  i like white but not yellow tints. but i prefer yellow over blue or purple or green any day lol

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All ITP lights uses premium tints (white). I have Xeno E03 CW XML, and I can say that it's not so cold, only a slight purplish spill tint (outer part). Both ITPs I have has very good white tint. Anyway, how much do you want to spend?

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less than $40.

i read the eo3 and bd-1 get hot quickly on high using 14500, which is not good for me..

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So use them on medium Flat Stare You want pocket rocket? Get overdriven light then, i.e. Xeno :bigsmile:

Apart from Xeno (R5 or XML) and another mini-AA, you can also get JetBeam BA10 or already suggested Balder SE-1 (R5 or XML)

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mitro wrote:

pounder wrote:

I know the uf-2100 takes 18650's but it isn't much bigger than a 14500 based light..I use mine more than my 14500 EDC's..worth thinking about

A UF-2100 is huge compared to a MiNi AA. (which is what the OP is looking to replace). To me the E03 is even a bit on the large side for sitting in a pocket but the output is equally large. I'd just get another MiNi or equivalent.

yeah I agree vs the a3 sized lights.. but the uf-2100 isn't much bigger than the balder that's being mentioned..to my benefit I was at work and posting lol (and busy doing so)..I like to mention the 2100 when I can..def worth a look for a pocket rocket..I know my 14500 lights have been sitting on the table since i've received the 2100..