DQG 18650 EDC--World's Smallest 18650 Flashlight

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Have to agree that the color of the prototype was much more appealing…


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Wonder how it would come out if baked ?

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I actually quite like the new ‘titanium’ color. I’m not a fan of gold, but it looks more like an olive/natural to me mixed with a little bronze.
It’s nicer than black in type II anyway imo.

By the way, I asked Ric a couple of questions and he says that it has low voltage protection set at 2.5v. He also said that the XM-L2 beam is ‘perfect’ while the T6 3C is ‘very good too’. Implying a slightly better beam profile on the XM-L2, which I would have expected from the lack of current spreaders on the die.

The XM-L version will probably have a lower vf though and he didn’t get back to me on whether it has a boost or just linear driver.

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I have a couple of questions about this light. I thought I had read at first that they were all coming out with TIR optics, then I kind of got the impression that only the NW were going to have the optics. If I am not mistaken the optics being used in whichever or both lights is an 11 degree TIR right? This is supposed to be a throwy optic? Sorry I know nothing about TIR optics. I have ordered the XM-L2 CW version and am just curious what I will be getting. I have read the entire thread a couple of times but am still not real clear. Thanks in advance.
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11 degrees is a quite narrow optic, but don't expect a thrower here. I see no information about the optic being other than TIR. 

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What type of science would go into changing the optic if possible to one that’s more flood? I saw a couple with 60° or so.

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I skimmed through the posts and didn’t see this info. I currently use protected sanyo ur18650f which are almost 70mm long. I don’t want to order the light and find out my batteries won’t fit.

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personally I like the gold color. Gonna pre-order one for SWMBO and see how it looks then might have to have a black one too.

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Preorder is on fancyflashlights site.

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PewPew wrote:
Preorder is on fancyflashlights site.

yeah found it right after i said it. one of them moments.

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Nemesis wrote:
I skimmed through the posts and didn't see this info. I currently use protected sanyo ur18650f which are almost 70mm long. I don't want to order the light and find out my batteries won't fit.

you may have missed the first post Wink , it says protected batteries fit.

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Nemesis wrote:
I skimmed through the posts and didn’t see this info. I currently use protected sanyo ur18650f which are almost 70mm long. I don’t want to order the light and find out my batteries won’t fit.

Was quoted somewhere in this mess 65mm – 69 mm. And 18700 would NOT fit. I know, I have a few 70mm myself but luckily i have a few others too. I can try my ur18650f protected batteries and post if you like, well once i get my light that is.

Glad I checked back here. Almost missed the first wave but got mine ordered today!! Darn, thought I was subscribed here…..oops. Oh well either way I am diggin getting the smallest 18650 light with multiple modes and XM-L2 for $30. HUGE Thanks. Really hope to see this light materialize for all of soon though. I HATE Waiting……

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Would be interesting if this light came with a selection of optics to choose from, having the ability to change the beam profile would give it some real utility value.

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Would be interesting if this light came with a selection of optics to choose from, having the ability to change the beam profile would give it some real utility value.

This, awesome idea!

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Aaronhome27 wrote:
Nemesis wrote:
I skimmed through the posts and didn’t see this info. I currently use protected sanyo ur18650f which are almost 70mm long. I don’t want to order the light and find out my batteries won’t fit.

Was quoted somewhere in this mess 65mm – 69 mm. And 18700 would NOT fit. I know, I have a few 70mm myself but luckily i have a few others too. I can try my ur18650f protected batteries and post if you like, well once i get my light that is.

Glad I checked back here. Almost missed the first wave but got mine ordered today!! Darn, thought I was subscribed here…..oops. Oh well either way I am diggin getting the smallest 18650 light with multiple modes and XM-L2 for $30. HUGE Thanks. Really hope to see this light materialize for all of soon though. I HATE Waiting……

Thanks, I guess my batteries won’t fit. Will pass on this for now.

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Got an email saying it will be shipped out soon. Now the real wait :~

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i almost preordered one, but im going to wait for the initial reviews i think – all my cells are now 18650 protected 3400ncrb cells from fast tech which are quite long (70mm ish)… plus i ordered a xeno xml2u2 today Smile

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Got an email saying it will be shipped out soon. Now the real wait :~

I haven’t gotten an email yet (pre-ordered two of them) :(…

Has anyone else gotten one?

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I got an order confirmation email.

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I got a confirmation email saying that he got the order and it will ship as soon as possible. It took 3 or 4 days though so I would not worry. Ric will come through.

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I got a confirmation email saying that he got the order and it will ship as soon as possible. It took 3 or 4 days though so I would not worry. Ric will come through.

I hope so. I do see my name on the list on their website, twice, so I hope that it’s ok. Are these going to ship out of the Far East starting 4/5, or are they suppose to arrive on 4/5? Counting the days now…

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Nemesis wrote:
I skimmed through the posts and didn’t see this info. I currently use protected sanyo ur18650f which are almost 70mm long. I don’t want to order the light and find out my batteries won’t fit.

for the price of a new 18650 battery would it really matter?? :~
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black with xm-l2 cw ordered!! (ordered last night but no confirmation email… even this morning… is this normal?)

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tolight wrote:
black with xm-l2 cw ordered!! (ordered last night but no confirmation email... even this morning... is this normal?)

see #294 and further, is that the case as well? 

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tolight wrote:
black with xm-l2 cw ordered!! (ordered last night but no confirmation email… even this morning… is this normal?)

Hi,

If you go to the fancy flashlights website, and then to pre-order page, you can check the list of people who’ve ordered, and confirm that you’re on there.

Jim

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@ djozz, ohaya – got it… thanks! I did not get a specific email from FF but did see that my name was added to the list…

my choice was between the BLF Mini 02 and this one… I ended up with this one because I already have 18650s… I hope it was the right choice!!

(and no, i do not want to get both… well actually i do ;), but i will not be able to explain this one, nevermind two (on top of the pile of flashlights I already have sitting on the table….))

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tolight wrote:
my choice was between the BLF Mini 02 and this one... I ended up with this one because I already have 18650s... I hope it was the right choice!! (and no, i do not want to get both... well actually i do ;), but i will not be able to explain this one, nevermind two (on top of the pile of flashlights I already have sitting on the table....))

My choice between this one and TLF Mini 02 was the mini and both of these.

And pile on table is no good. You should use shoe boxes or curios instead. Wink

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My choice between this one and TLF Mini 02 was the mini and both of these.

And pile on table is no good. You should use shoe boxes or curios instead. Wink

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lol!! yes… out of sight, out of mind (at least one mind… :bigsmile: )

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Hmm. We all seem to be afflicted with the same situations :)… i.e., we all have piles of flashlight stuff SOMEWHERE :)….

Jim

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Has anyone heard anything about this? Shipping is suppose to start today, right?

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