Sky Ray STL-V2 Alternative Single 18650 Throwers

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Sky Ray STL-V2 Alternative Single 18650 Throwers

Hello guys,

 

I am looking to buy a thrower that throws at least equal to the STL-V2 but only in single 18650 configuration...It is even available? I don't mind direct driving the LED if the original driver does not push the LED enough for throw on single 18650. Thanks for your help!

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The Trustfire X9 is pretty much the same light in 1 cell format, IIRC, although the driver in the X9 is unregulated whereas the STL-V2 is regulated.

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I am bidding on a few Smile Looks like a really nice light! Thanks! Does anyone have one of these they can comment on?

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Stl V3 just to add another option. says 2.8A but don't know if anyone here has one.

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The reflector on the V3 is smaller so i don't think it will throw as well...

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Just operate the Sky Ray or Fandy Fire STL-V6 with a Ultrafire U80 tube or Dereelight DBS tubes if you have one.  I'd believe the C8 tubes can screw in too.  Then you can do 2 x 18350 IMRs.  The BIO generic IMR 18350s are crazy, i got like 948mAh at 1A discharge.    In fact I think people will scold me, they do 3.7A in my DD SkyRay SR3800 XM-L modded to direct drive (pls do not do this) and do not get warm even after 1 minute.

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I want to make flashlight from marsfire head (like STL-V2) and Ultrafire C8 tube.
They fit.
My intention is to make it direct drive, so to run it on one 18650. But 18650 is to short, there is 1,5-2cm of free space. Any simple and neat idea how to solve this?

I dont want to put magnets or something, I want some permanent, stable solution.

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vinhnguyen54 wrote:

Hello guys,

 

I am looking to buy a thrower that throws at least equal to the STL-V2 but only in single 18650 configuration…It is even available? I don’t mind direct driving the LED if the original driver does not push the LED enough for throw on single 18650. Thanks for your help!

I don’t own a STL-V2 so I can’t tell you if the throw would be equal.
But how’s about a HD2010.
It can be driven with a single 18650, but I suggest you use a quality 26650 for more kick.

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+1 on the HD2010. Is widely regarded as the best single-cell thrower at the moment. Mine rocks.

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I think the two big contenders are the HD2010 or the Trustfire X9, I have the X9 and really like it, very high quality finish, good heat-sinking… my only grudge is how long it is ( 20cm ) and the driver it comes with (8x AMC7135 fixed the latter though).

I can make out where trees are at 500m with it, 300m is about the limits of usability though.

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Hmm, I found this one. The price looks ok, and so does the light spot.

http://www.tmart.com/TangsFire-HD2010-CREE-XMLT6-6W-1200LM-5-Mode-Waterproof-Flashlight-Black_p144456.html