the smallest and brightest single 18650 xml pocket rocket

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hallo my dear friends…iam so confused from the offers from the chinese shops,that i simply must ask here…it happens only rarely to me…:()
i need 18650 xml small pocket rocket edc.something like convoy,or xeno,or doq18650.
small,tin…bright.and also at least middle quality.the best with typical clickie way to use..no twisty head,etc.
please,which models do you have and you are satisfied? thanks…sadly doq18650 is not,what i wanted..thanks very much.ivan

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Fenix PD35 will do the job.

Fenix PD35 will do the job.

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Zebralight SC600 Mk II?

Zebralight SC600 Mk II?

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hi..yes,i know both of

hi..yes,i know both of them,but i wanted something cheaper..i will sooner or later damage it in any coal mine i am afraid..

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If you want a flooder…

If you want a flooder… http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10002364/1195015

If you want a flooder that “throws a little”… http://www.fasttech.com/products/1601/10002364/1195010

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eagletac tx25c is 1180 led

eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3

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jmpaul320 wrote:eagletac

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eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3


Those things are obviously awesome but he said…..
“hi..yes,i know both of them,but i wanted something cheaper..i will sooner or later damage it in any coal mine i am afraid..”

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tallboybass wrote:jmpaul320

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jmpaul320 wrote:
eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3


Those things are obviously awesome but he said…..
“hi..yes,i know both of them,but i wanted something cheaper..i will sooner or later damage it in any coal mine i am afraid..”

i guess it would have helped if i read the whole thread before opening my big mouth! Lol sorry Sad

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jmpaul320 wrote:eagletac

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eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3

+1 I have both lights and even though my ET was weaker than my brothers it still put out 960 lumens OTF while my SC600 MKII puts out 800 OTF. His tested 1080 OTF with about 21k in throw. I do not believe any pocket-able 18650 light will beat it. I sent mine to Vinh and now it puts out 1060 OTF and 44-45k in throw. It is an incredible pocket rocket now! One of my favorite lights for sure!

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i guess it would have helped

i guess it would have helped if i read the whole thread before opening my big mouth! Lol sorry :(

Oops! Me too

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tx25c

jmpaul320 wrote:
eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3

+1

You need to own one to understand. Not cheap but worth every cent.

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manxbuggy1 wrote:…I sent mine

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…I sent mine to Vinh and now it puts out 1060 OTF and 44-45k in throw. It is an incredible pocket rocket now! One of my favorite lights for sure!

M’Lord, that’s sweet! Did he dedome it? If he could make it 4-mode w/moonlight AND throw 45K, I’d be all over it!! Shock

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jacktheclipper wrote: XIAOZHI

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XIAOZHI !

+1

 

 

or

Buy the host for 10$ add a clip , a qlite  driver, a hi cri xml or a xpg2 5b on copper ..and a laptop pull..20$ total

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best pocket rocket lil flame

best pocket rocket lil flame thrower around is a modded convoy m1 by Tom E
i purchased my convoy m1 thru FT. sent it to tom to mod, the numbers are now 1142 lumens at 3.42 amps.

but that eagletac is something im gonna consider as well, i love the side switch

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warmurf wrote:jmpaul320

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eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long i just got one it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3
+1 You need to own one to understand. Not cheap but worth every cent.

+2 or +3 I'm not sure which.

I would still take the SC600II for up close, indoors, but outside or with any distance it's absolutely a no contest situation.

I will be sending mine to Vinh shortly to mod, but I'm very impressed with it stock.

I also highly suggest getting one medium or high end flashlight, over trying to make due with cheaper flashlights.  Lights are meant to be banged up IMHO so I'd rather have one that does evey after it falls down once or twice.

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Starts to look more and more

Starts to look more and more like cpf. Sorry guys..

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It's not too hard to get over

It's not too hard to get over 1000 lumens if you can solder.  Build up a host with the 8x7135 nangj105 driver and add a few more 7135's and use thicker emitter wires.  XM-L2 on a Noctigon mcpcb.  It'll cost less than $40.

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S-mini XM-L

ShiningBeam S-mini has one of the smallest diameters of any 18650 flashlight I know. I got it because it could fit on my fenix headband and it was small enough to fit on my bike helmet. It is short but not the shortest because it is still a clicky. It is comfortable to carry in a pocket and comes with detachable clip and a holster. The light is floody and a little warm which I almost prefer.

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How about Convoy S8 for

How about Convoy S8 for $17.26

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This is my favorite mod for

This is my favorite mod for the form factor you are talking about, details here: http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1311101/2409. Basically it's what leaftye is saying. You could go with a cheaper host, but I really like this one. Even 800 lumens in a 18650 EDC of this size is impressive - built quite a few and it gets amazing responses from anyone who sees one in action, specially with the custom modes I program, down to moonlight.

 

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How about Convoy S8 for

How about Convoy S8 for $17.26]

Mr Sirius recommendation is seriously good.
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Tom E wrote:This is my

Tom E wrote:

This is my favorite mod for the form factor you are talking about, details here: http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1311101/2409. Basically it’s what leaftye is saying. You could go with a cheaper host, but I really like this one. Even 800 lumens in a 18650 EDC of this size is impressive – built quite a few and it gets amazing responses from anyone who sees one in action, specially with the custom modes I program, down to moonlight.

 

Hi Tom
Im curious , What driver and emitter do you use?

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vresto wrote:hi..yes,i know

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hi..yes,i know both of them,but i wanted something cheaper..i will sooner or later damage it in any coal mine i am afraid..

 

Tested using Convoy S2 6xAMC7135 2 group driver


How about convoy S2? on that store you could choose Cool White / Neutral White emitter. I suggest to take max with 6 x AMC7135, during my runtime test it's get really hot on high mode that you can't comfortably hold it on your hand. 


Pro's (+): 
Pocket clip could be purchased separately,  Tail Stand even with forward switch but a bit unstable, anodized thread so you can do lockout, anodized is great, best bang for the buck

Con's (-): Knurling just aesthetic quite slippery does not provide good traction, pill made from brass which is having worst heat transfer compared with aluminum and copper, heat sink is not large enough to handle more than 2,1A current.

 

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jmpaul320 wrote:eagletac

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eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3

Lol, blows it out of the water? 965 vs 900 OTF lumens, one throws one floods. Different lights for different applications…

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well,the convoy s8 looks

well,the convoy s8 looks fantastic..i like,if it is more special-the s3 and s2 are just tubes:)
this looks more aggressive..shame,that its so long…but,probably my fave from your ideas..i dont understand,why only aliexpress is selling it? i didnt found it on fasttech.,..

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The seller on aliexpress is

The seller on aliexpress is the manufacturer.  It's a brand new model and very few of us have had our S8 orders delivered yet.  Fasttech might carry it later.  

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i didnt read the op, only the

i didnt read the op, only the title.

so my recommendation for the smallest and brightest single 18650 xml pocket rocket is

 

Eagletac TX25C2 which is a xml2 pocket rocket. i had reviewed it earlier. 1000 Fenix lumens. see also selfbuilt's lumens tables, he had the xml2 NW neutralwhite model.

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Tom E wrote:

This is my favorite mod for the form factor you are talking about, details here: http://www.fasttech.com/reviews/1311101/2409. Basically it's what leaftye is saying. You could go with a cheaper host, but I really like this one. Even 800 lumens in a 18650 EDC of this size is impressive - built quite a few and it gets amazing responses from anyone who sees one in action, specially with the custom modes I program, down to moonlight.

 

Hi Tom Im curious , What driver and emitter do you use?

I listed all the parts in that linked review (?). The Nanjg driver is this: fasttech 8-amc7135, and the emitter is an XM-L2 U2, but not sure what bin 1A or 1C - might be a fake one from KD or good one from IS.

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eagletac tx25c is 1180 led lumen and 4.7 inches long

i just got one

it blows the zebralight sc600 mkII out of the water

at least until they come out with an xml2 mark 3

Lol, blows it out of the water? 965 vs 900 OTF lumens, one throws one floods. Different lights for different applications…


In the the examples brother and I own the difference is even more. Brother owns the latest Sc600 MKII. It tested out at 800 lumens at 30 sec. In the same lightbox and with same meter, my TX25C2 tested 1095 lumens at 30 sec. Since the big difference between the two, brother bought himself a TX25C2. His tested a fair amount lower than mine, 995 lumens at 30 seconds, but even there he is almost 200 lumens higher then the SC600. And these numbers are repeatable – tested them all several times with the same basic results.
The zebralight is a very sweet light with awesome flood. Has a more user friendley side clicky than the kinda hard to find button on the TX25C2. But the TX25C2’s easily out power the SC600 MKII’s and KILL it in throw.
Personally I think they are both great lights though.

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