Which 14500?

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Which 14500?

Hey,

I'm thinking of giving my Thrunite Ti to my mum as EDC (she really likes it :D) and get me something in the AA format. Now, looking at the upcoming group buy from Erik I thought about 14500s.

Now, as this light will be near some very important parts of my body all the time, I really want safe cells.

Are IMR cells really safer than others? If so, is there an alternative to the popular AW IMR?

Hope you guys can help Smile

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Erik's upcoming gb, which light?

Please dont overestimate the importance of that body part. It's a joystick but not a vital organ.

Not very many or very many popular 14500's exist on the market. Take as reference the selection of HKE; HKE is the "largest" flashlight specialist in the East and never sells fakes. I dont know AW IMR. MixoMaxo left some funny comments in the 14500 TF judgement call thread. I will assume that the TF 14500 flames are the most often sold 14500's on the market; fakes exist so beware.

You dont own any 14500 yet?

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He mentioned it in the other thread, I think its this: http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1503 with Nichia and custom logo.

HKE sells Ultrafire, Trustfire and Nitecore.

I only own 18650, AA and AAA so far. Wink

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I use Trustfire flame 14500s from Manafont in my Balder SE-1 and Bestinone IMR 14500s in my E1320 kit light .

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You will NEED IMRs for best results in a high amp light .

 

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I have a couple pair of these and they work very well. 

http://www.lighthound.com/AW-IMR-14500-LiMN-Rechargeable-Lithium-Battery_p_3644.html

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bestvaping.net sell the popular and well regarded ‘bestinone’ IMR 14500s for $3.50 a pair plus shipping. Though at $7 a pair from bestinone that may be a better deal for just 2.

I just picked up 4x Ultrafire 14500s from an ebay seller for $6 but they could be rubbish, just seemed a good deal.

I think the best out there right now are the intl-outdoor 840mah protected ones which are based on the Sanyo cell and I believe have a high quality SEIKO PCM added by keeppower. They will set you back $16 a pair though.

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I have both the AW and the bestinone IMRs The bestinones are superior to the AWs in every aspect from performance to cost.

http://www.bestinone.net/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=53

If I can get a decent quantity discount I might order a bunch to include with the lights.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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I'm still struggling because most 14500 lights arent really much smaller than 18650 lights.. Big Smile

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E1320 wrote:

If I can get a decent quantity discount I might order a bunch to include with the lights.

http://www.bestvaping.net/efest-imr-14500-700mah-37v-rechargeable-limn-b...

They should be much cheaper in larger quantities if you buy via the above link.

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NightCrawl wrote:

I'm still struggling because most 14500 lights arent really much smaller than 18650 lights.. Big Smile

true.

Buy 18650 lights are heavier.

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kreisler wrote:

NightCrawl wrote:

I'm still struggling because most 14500 lights arent really much smaller than 18650 lights.. Big Smile

true.

Buy 18650 lights are heavier.

Too heavy for your purse, kreisgirl? :>

I think the main reason is that there arent many useful 15mm drivers..

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NightCrawl wrote:
Too heavy for your purse, kreisgirl? :>

i am going to receive a 14500-to-18650 adapter in Nylon (on order and incoming). weighs 8g only. perfect for purse use.

 

:>

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kreisler wrote:

NightCrawl wrote:
Too heavy for your purse, kreisgirl? :>

i am going to receive a 14500-to-18650 adapter in Nylon (on order and incoming). weighs 8g only. perfect for purse use.

 

:>

Why not just use Ultrafire 3000mAh cells? Those are usually not more than adapters.. Big Smile

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kreisler wrote:

NightCrawl wrote:
Too heavy for your purse, kreisgirl? :>

i am going to receive a 14500-to-18650 adapter in Nylon (on order and incoming). weighs 8g only. perfect for purse use.

 

:>

That is probably one of the dumbest products ever...

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kreisler or the adapter? Innocent

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kreisler or the adapter? Innocent

Both. Silly

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Thanks for your support!!

 

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The adapter serves only one limited use. kreisler posts can be used over and over as sleep aids. :bigsmile:

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why do i have the feeling that BFL community members are messing with me? Big Smile

 

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You must be paranoid, only 6 or 7 of the 21 posts are directed at you. Anyway, I’m very interested in this thread since ordering the 14500 only Trustfire Z8. We all love kreisler.
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2pts1scn wrote:
Anyway, I'm very interested in this thread since ordering the 14500 only Trustfire Z8.

Are there any words missing? I think I will order some of the IMRs from BIO.. a pair of 14500 and 10440 maybe.

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2pts1scn wrote:
We all love kreisler.

Hence my new way of welcoming people. 

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I wasn’t going to read this thread at all, but i would have missed all the fun if i hadn’t Big Smile

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Sorry NightCrawl, left out a hyphen: “14500-only Trustfire Z8”, if that’s what you mean. The Z8 only works with 14500, not primaries, NiMH,etc.
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@2pts1scn: Oh, now I get it. Big Smile

I think for that light I would get the 14500 from IntlOutdoor because 1.8A doesnt seem that much. Unless its unregulated, then it would be brighter with IMRs..

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I amwas more of a skater .. i can (okok could) ollie over 2 boards

 

 

 

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