Current compact 26650 lights?

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Current compact 26650 lights?

Hello all.,

There doesn’t seem – at first glance anyway – much in the way of really compact 26650 flashlights out there at the budget end of the spectrum. The DQG which came out a few years back is the type of thing I mean – or even more compact maybe? Not sure if that is even still for sale anywhere.

Is there an actual real-world advantage with such a light? Or given the more widespread appeal of 18650 lights is that a reason why there aren’t so many 26650’s?

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Here is one specimen, with very good price.
Eagle Eye X7

Only the driver needs to be swapped for a FET one.

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Or given the more widespread appeal of 18650 lights is that a reason why there aren’t so many 26650’s?

Maybe at the budget end, users aren’t using their flashlights enough to need the capacity of a 26650 battery.

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Convoy BD06 is rather compact
http://m.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_360633.html

Ultrafire F13 in special edition
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/48926

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I’d be interested too in another compact 26650 light.

I’ve got the 26650 dgq it’s a nice jacket pocket light with the extra running time over an 18650. Sadly it was never very reliable, then the switch broke,poor design only the solder pins holding the switch in place

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mdeni wrote:
Here is one specimen, with very good price.
Eagle Eye X7

Only the driver needs to be swapped for a FET one.


I heard that only some very small 26650 batteries fit this light, right?
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quetzalcoatl wrote:
mdeni wrote:
Here is one specimen, with very good price.
Eagle Eye X7

Only the driver needs to be swapped for a FET one.


I heard that only some very small 26650 batteries fit this light, right?

Yes.
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dont know about the light, but seems great: http://www.banggood.com/pt/BTU-PK26-CREE-XHP35-HD-20W-CW-2000lumens-Mini-Pocket-LED-Flashlight-p-1069716.html

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I got a TOWILD BC05 and it really work well with very compact dimension,

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I got a TOWILD BC05 and it really work well with very compact dimension,

I can’t find that online – do you have a link please?

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Xandre wrote:
http://www.olightstore.com/led-flashlights/safety-and-self-defense/oligh...

Regards Xandre

Nice – nearly everything Olight puts out is nice – but it doesn’t quite qualify for the budget end of the spectrum. My budget end anyway…..

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Can you really call any 26650 light compact??

It’s like saying there are no compact lorries.

26650 offers two advantages.

-capacity
-amp draw

But you’ve got to have a very special use case to actually exceed what the ability of a good 18650 can currently offer.

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Can you really call any 26650 light compact??

It’s like saying there are no compact lorries.

26650 offers two advantages.

-capacity
-amp draw

But you’ve got to have a very special use case to actually exceed what the ability of a good 18650 can currently offer.

Compact van maybe….. like a Transit Connect…..

I totally agree with your valid points but was just wanting to get peoples views on these fairly rare beasts. The DQG thing I mentioned at the beginning was definitely compact, certainly in terms of the direct competition if not in comparison to some of the very nice 18650 lights that can be had. In terms of most of the usual 26650 lights, they have very big heads. That just doesn’t appeal to me. I’m not in the market for one of these things by the way, just wanting to chew the fat a bit about them.

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Xandre wrote:
http://www.olightstore.com/led-flashlights/safety-and-self-defense/oligh...

Regards Xandre


Highly illogical price.
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scrumpypaul wrote:

Compact van maybe….. like a Transit Connect…..

I totally agree with your valid points but was just wanting to get peoples views on these fairly rare beasts. The DQG thing I mentioned at the beginning was definitely compact, certainly in terms of the direct competition if not in comparison to some of the very nice 18650 lights that can be had. In terms of most of the usual 26650 lights, they have very big heads. That just doesn’t appeal to me. I’m not in the market for one of these things by the way, just wanting to chew the fat a bit about them.

SP


Trustfire A8 is probably as compact as you can reasonably get. It’s essentially a 26650 tube light.

I daresay with some careful design you could make it a tad shorter and maybe thinner walled material for the body.

It’s about the same size as a p60 such as the Solarforce L2 series, just with a fatter body. It’s actually quite a nice light to carry and use, and you can notice the extra runtime. But you also notice the extra weight and bulk too.

I admit, I don’t really know of any other lights this size and design.

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I’m rather liking the Strive Standard that I won in an OL auction.

You can buy it direct from Lumapower here.

A little pricey at 75 USD but a nice compact light that comes with a small waterproof pelican style case, holster and extra o-rings..

If you don’t like what it looks like on the wall, take it outside.

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Thanks for bringing this one up ‘Swib’…. nice looking little light! Thumbs Up

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The most compact one I have is the Shadow JM20, really like the little guy. It always fits my smallish hands just right.

JM20

The Trustfire/BLF A8 is fairly compact as well. The Uniquefire UF-2200 is another fine 26650 tube light. But the DQG is by far the smallest, but does not look like a good hand fit to me.

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Cheers guys – some interesting stuff there. Plus some of them are really cheap!!!!

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scrumpypaul wrote:
DC74 wrote:
I got a TOWILD BC05 and it really work well with very compact dimension,

I can’t find that online – do you have a link please?

http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_364581.html

Sold out for awhile…

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Here is my compact 26650 light lineup. I really like the JM20.

26650

The Olight R50 Seeker is a little shorter but has a larger head diameter.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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The only two “compact” 26650 lights I know about:
Palight MS600
&
PALIGHT M900-S

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If compact is key then I would go with a Strive standard. The JM20 is also good. The JM20 is possibly more solid with better heatsinking but the Strive is smaller, lighter, and has better UI (imo). I have some old DQG’s that I might do something with one day but as mentioned the switch could be better. Are you after a flooder and something with just a little throw?

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Klarus G20:

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mattlward wrote:
Here is my compact 26650 light lineup. I really like the JM20.

26650

The Olight R50 Seeker is a little shorter but has a larger head diameter.

Is your JM20 a different finish to the one you linked to? That looks glossy whilst yours looks matte grey? To my tired old eyes anyway.

Pinkpanda3310 – As for flood or throw? I’m not actually looking to buy one at present, just set this thread away as a discussion to get some ideas.

Charles Lin – both those look quite neat, especially the M900

Cheers all.

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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
Trustfire A8 is probably as compact as you can reasonably get.

Will long protected cells (or even 2× 26350 cells) fit?
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