Newbie looking for lights like the ProTac 2L

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Newbie looking for lights like the ProTac 2L

New to the forum and I was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction. I’m wondering if there are any other lights out there that are like the streamlight ProTac 2L. I like that it only takes 2 cr123a and the diameter of the body is roughly 3/4 of an inch. I don’t need the option for 18650s.

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Welcome to the forum.
I can’t help you find the light you want, I only use 18650 flashlights (when browsing for streamlight ProTac 2L I saw it and thought a Convoy S2+ would be nice for you, but not the right cell)

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is it the small diameter you like?

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yes. while still using a decent cell. As well as the rear clicky switch.

I’ve actually considered the blf a6 as an 18650 light. I currently have an olight s20r that has the faulty switch issue. But both are just a little bit bulkier than I’d like therefore the search for a 2x cr123 only light.

Thanks guys

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Its funny you mentioned the A6. I was going to recommend that or the astrolux s1. I have the streamlight pro tac 2L, and I haven’t used it since I purchased my BLF A6. Yes it is a little bulky, but if you get the 18350 tube for it, its perfect. that’s why I braught up the s1, cause it comes with both tubes. The convoy is probly also a good choice but I don’t currently own one soi can’t vouch for it.

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Streamlight Protac 2L dimensions:

  • Length – 4.68 in. (11.89 cm)
  • Head Diameter – 0.90 in. (2.29 cm)
  • Barrel Diameter – 0.77 in. (1.96 cm)

I don’t know of any 18650 or 2 × 18340/CR123a flashlight that can match the Streamlight’s slim form.

Would you consider any 2xAA flashlights?

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Yeah, I guess seeing that there really aren’t that many 2 cr123 only light like the protac maybe a light that will take a single 14500 or aa would be the way to go. I’ll be poking around to see what I can find.

Thanks again guys

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Found this one: Small Sun ZY – C64
15cm x 2 cm / 5.90 in x 0.79 in
2 × 14500 _ 800 lumens
2 x AA _ 300 (?) lumens

On sale right now for $5.58.

I’m not sure I’d run it with 2 × 14500. I think it will get hot awfully fast and it has only a single mode (On or Off).

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Have you considered the Olight S2 ?
18650 for the autonomy and power, 900 lumens OTF and a slim design.
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