DQG 18650 EDC--World's Smallest 18650 Flashlight

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I’m only gonna say this once, “EDC” and twisty does not compute. An EDC has to be small with a clip (got those right) and needs a clicky. A forward clicky with only one or two modes is all that is needed. A multi-mode twisty is useless in an EDC. Some will disagree but the majority of average users have already decided this issue.

I don’t understand why there are so many lights that have twistys and blinky modes when nobody wants them. All the big sellers today have clicky switches with the exception of the Mini-Mag which is mostly popular based on name and past glory. Everyone I know would prefer a clicky to a twisty and I have NEVER met ANYONE who wanted a strobe or SOS mode on their EDC.

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4500K/3D for the neutral, 6500K/1D for the cool white.

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Ric-CN wrote:
This light will be put into production next week, about 10-15 days' lead time.

That's great news! Are you willing to announce the price yet?

Ric-CN wrote:
DQG 18650 consider using the NEWEST XM-L2 CW / NW emitter. We would like to know your thought about the color temperature.
1: CW (7000K-7500K) or (6500K-7000K) Or (6000K-6500K)
2: NW (5000K-5500K) or (4500K-5000k) Or (4000K-4500K)

NW 4500-5000K would be my preference. I don't care about CW, but lowest (6000K) would look best. Wink


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I like twisties. I have the DQG AA with two modes. And the Sunwayman V10A. If I liked the look and feel of the M10/M11 more, I would get that because it doesnt have a clicky.

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Two options: CW 6500K, NW 5000K XM-L2 would be excellent!

Double Ditto…

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Speedsix wrote:
I don’t understand why there are so many lights that have twistys (…) when nobody wants them.

it’s the beauty of simplicity. Properly maintained threads will outlast a mechanical switch; and I believe they can deal with higher amperages (<3A) better than most stock or cheapo switches, too.

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Put me down for a CW version, pending non-ridiculous price point

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Speedsix wrote:
I’m only gonna say this once, “EDC” and twisty does not compute. An EDC has to be small with a clip (got those right) and needs a clicky. A forward clicky with only one or two modes is all that is needed. A multi-mode twisty is useless in an EDC. Some will disagree but the majority of average users have already decided this issue.

I don’t understand why there are so many lights that have twistys and blinky modes when nobody wants them.

I would think it would have to be at least 1/2” longer to have a clicky. I also prefer a clicky but still want one of these if the price is reasonable

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Cool. Thanks for the update. I would be looking for a CW and anywhere in the 6-7k range would be fine.
And yes – please do the XM-L2.

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Ric-CN wrote:
DQG 18650 consider using the NEWEST XM-L2 CW / NW emitter.

We would like to know your thought about the color temperature.

1: CW (7000K-7500K) or (6500K-7000K) Or (6000K-6500K)

2: NW (5000K-5500K) or (4500K-5000k) Or (4000K-4500K)

Feel free to post your preference here, just a small inverstigation .


XM-L2 T6 3C (5000K) please.
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Tally-ho wrote:

XM-L2 T6 3C (5000K) please.

+1, my top pick right there.

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XM-L2 T6 3C (5000K) please.
+1, my top pick right there.

+2, I really don’t mind to pick one up

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Speedsix wrote:
EDC” and twisty does not compute. An EDC has to be small with a clip (got those right) and needs a clicky.

My main EDC is on my keychain, which means it has to be a twisty, or a very hard-to-press clicky. I’ll never use a clip.

Like someone else said, the DQG AA is a great little EDC and it’s a twisty.

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Ric-CN wrote:
This light will be put into production next week, about 10-15 days’ lead time.

That’s great news! Are you willing to announce the price yet?

Ric-CN wrote:
DQG 18650 consider using the NEWEST XM-L2 CW / NW emitter. We would like to know your thought about the color temperature.
1: CW (7000K-7500K) or (6500K-7000K) Or (6000K-6500K)
2: NW (5000K-5500K) or (4500K-5000k) Or (4000K-4500K)

NW 4500-5000K would be my preference. I don’t care about CW, but lowest (6000K) would look best. Wink


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Interesting light, but considering my experience with DQG low quality I will pay $30 max.

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4500k is my vote

$30 is the most im willing to pay

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eagerly awaiting more info…..

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I’d like NW – as warm as possible, 4000k would be great.

CW is fine for throwers, but I need NW or warm color rendering for flooders & close useage.

Very nice looking flashlight. $30 or less sounds about right.

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This torch ever going to be released? Is RIC ever going to give us more info on it???

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Ric-CN wrote:
Update: Thanks for your attention to DQG 18650. This light will be put into production next week, about 10-15 days' lead time. DQG 18650 consider using the NEWEST XM-L2 CW / NW emitter. We would like to know your thought about the color temperature. 1: CW (7000K-7500K) or (6500K-7000K) Or (6000K-6500K) 2: NW (5000K-5500K) or (4500K-5000k) Or (4000K-4500K) Feel free to post your preference here, just a small inverstigation . Thanks RIC

Posted on 02.03.2013. "Next week" would be anything between 04.03 and 08.03. Plus 10-15 days would be anywhere between 14.03 and 23.03. Be patient. Wink

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The silver flashlight looks sexy though. Most lights here in the forums are black. It’s nice to see something different.

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CW (7000K-7500K)

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CW 6,000 – 6,500K for me

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
This torch ever going to be released? Is RIC ever going to give us more info on it???

I was waiting for the release (or at least a price), but I got tired of the long wait, so I already bought an EDC, and i forget about this one

Mooooooo

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
This torch ever going to be released? Is RIC ever going to give us more info on it???
I was waiting for the release (or at least a price), but I got tired of the long wait, so I already bought an EDC, and i forget about this one

I’m using a SC52 for my EDC now, but will probably get one of these too if the price isn’t stupid, and has a nice tint

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I was waiting for the release (or at least a price), but I got tired of the long wait, so I already bought an EDC, and i forget about this one

Just one EDC? haha riiiiiiight Smile

I like copper

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totilde wrote:
I was waiting for the release (or at least a price), but I got tired of the long wait, so I already bought an EDC, and i forget about this one

Just one EDC? haha riiiiiiight Smile

How many do you usually EDC? I don’t need seven flashlights with me full time…

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totilde wrote:
Haterade wrote:
totilde wrote:
I was waiting for the release (or at least a price), but I got tired of the long wait, so I already bought an EDC, and i forget about this one

Just one EDC? haha riiiiiiight Smile

How many do you usually EDC? I don’t need seven flashlights with me full time…

My work EDC’s are a SC52 and P5R. Will be adding this to it eventually…

…and my non work EDC will probably end up as the SC600 MkII

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Well, I typically have at least 1 keychain light + 1 pocket/neck light on me. Sometimes a 3rd in a bag or jacket.

But I (like many here) have a rotation of several “EDC” type lights [knives too]. I say EDC-type meaning anything you can conveniently carry & use on a daily basis.

This is open to interpretation depending what your daily duties consist of… I am sure active military operators & law enforcement officers would have different definition of EDC than your common office worker type.

I like copper

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