Who makes the smallest diameter, quality cr123 light?

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Who makes the smallest diameter, quality cr123 light?

Something comparable in head size (but not larger) like the Fenix PD35.

Single mode (high) on/off

Single or double cr123 specifically.

I have no idea where to begin to look. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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Unno, Jetbeam Jet-II?

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FourSevens Mini MK II is a single CR123 light that looks pretty nice – I have no personal experience with it, though, so can’t speak directly for it.

FourSevens Mini MKII

they claim 550 lumens for 15 seconds “burst” mode, falling back to 300 lumens after that… multiple modes available. Uses TIR oprics.

I like my NiteCore EC11 a lot – great output in a small package with addition of a low red light for night vision preservation. Easy access with a long click to turbo mode (450 lumens on CR123) or to moonlight mode (1 lumen). You might want to check that one out.

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good luck with your hunt

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I would own a MiniMKII if the Turbo mode was a little longer than 15s – that’s just a bit too short IMO. I had a MiniAA that I ran on 14500 LiIon for five years, it had no Turbo step-down (it just ran DD on LiIon) and it was indestructable even with frequent and daily use. I loved that light and manually regulating the temp was no issue for me. I wish the MiniMKII was the same way, or at least make the step down at 60s (I could maybe even live with 30s) – if so I would get one.

Olight S-mini. Not 1-mode, but a fairly simple UI – click on, three modes (L/M/H), click off. Hold for Moonlight, double click for High.

I think you may have a hard time finding a 1-mode light, I can’t think of any off-hand. The only stock lights I can think of with 1-mode are lights like SK68 and other cheap zoomies. Of course if you are willing to mod the driver you could make almost an light 1-mode if that is a strict requirement of yours.

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All “quality” lights are going to have 3-5 modes, not just 1.

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I need single-mode.

I'll seek out knowledgeable modders for a potential build or two.

Thanks for your replies.

 

 

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Have you considered the single mode TANK007 TK365-1? From a quick read on reviews here on BLF, TANK007 appears to be a decent quality flashlight brand.

Here’s an Amazon link: Waterproof Tank007 TK365 Mini Flashlight Pocket Portable Outdoor CREE Q5 1 Mode 180LM LED Torch Light Lamp With Pen Clip

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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amazon has some nice AND cheap AND small ones but they are twisty switch
single mode too, fairly bright

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I need to get off my cloud, thinking I will find a quality budget light in single mode.

The light I'm looking for, is intended to be weapon ( high caliber, rifle) mounted. These budget lights can't handle that.

I don't want to try them for fear they will get ruined.

 

 

 

 

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I looked around, but decided to modify one. Thorfire KL03 and put in a XPG2 S4 2B and a newer Convoy 4×7135 due to limited room for the battery. The Biscotti firmware has a single 100% only group if needed. On a quality 16340, it’s pushing out probably at least 600lm at 1.4A . A bit larger than my Fenix E15, but brighter and further throw.

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As some have mentioned, finding a quality, single mode light can be a challenge without pulling more from the wallet. But there is one light I'm finding I like the more I use it.

 

The Klarus XT1C is proving to be quite the light to fit my need.

Even though it is multiple modes, on a single click it puts out 700 lumen when using the included 16340 cell.

I've found a few more that similar size, but they're older versions with less lumen output. I wonder why these manufacturers do not upgrade the LEDs, and re-release as the updated model?

 

 

 

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If you need it to be weapon mounted surefire makes really good ones.
They also cost hundreds of dollars xD
http://www.surefire.com/illumination/flashlights.html

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I have the big league lights.

Yes, they are expensive

 

I'm trying to find lights in the budget category that will withstand the same.

Meanwhile my being member here, is helping finding nice hand held lights I would have never had previously. Wink

 

 

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I was going to suggest a Peak Logan (without QTC), until I saw the focus on budget & intended use as a weapon light.

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Kindle wrote:
I was going to suggest a Peak Logan (without QTC), until I saw the focus on budget & intended use as a weapon light.

My intended use is not "as" a weapon light, but more durability. I'm seeking the best suited for multiple roles, if the need arises.

 

 

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no no On The Road i3
yes the i3 not the M
a cute litte zoomie, that can reach further then similar sized Olights or the M, maybe there are smaller ones, but it is also about practicality, the i3 wins hands down for its throw, small size and nice flood.

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I will look into the On The Road lights

Thanks, The Miller

 

 

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ARsee wrote:

My intended use is not “as” a weapon light, but more durability. I’m seeking the best suited for multiple roles, if the need arises.

The Peaks are twisties with an optional momentary only switch. Not the best fit for a weapon light. That being said they are about the most rugged lights you’ll find.

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Kindle wrote:
ARsee wrote:

My intended use is not "as" a weapon light, but more durability. I'm seeking the best suited for multiple roles, if the need arises.

The Peaks are twisties with an optional momentary only switch. Not the best fit for a weapon light. That being said they are about the most rugged lights you'll find.

 

I did look into them, and they look to be a nice light. Just not for my application.

I did bookmark the website though.

Thanks for hopping in here!

 

 

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ARsee wrote:

I need to get off my cloud, thinking I will find a quality budget light in single mode.


The light I’m looking for, is intended to be weapon ( high caliber, rifle) mounted. These budget lights can’t handle that.


I don’t want to try them for fear they will get ruined.


 


 

Your looking for a Solarforce L2M. Can be used as single cell light. Add a P60 drop-in of your choice

Here is company website: https://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/products/solarforce-l2m-black...

Might have to change out tail-cap depending on what type you need. Size of old Surefire 3P.

Using same type of set up with Malkoff M31 drop-in on several rifles. But have also used Solarforce drop-in’s with no problems. Just ordered an $8 drop-in from ebay. Will give that a try on another rifle.

If your worried about dependability, you could change out head and tail-cap with SureFire ones.

Using same set up on an AK and AR for years with no problems.

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Eagletac D25C is fairly narrow of high quality. It’s not single-mode though.

There’s also the Eagletac D25C2 which is a 2xCR123 version.

Since you’re looking for narrow these are worth checking out. Both lights are extremely narrow. The head is the same width as the body tube, and both are too narrow for 18350 or 18650.

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Plus, the L2M has a 2-piece tube, so you can use an 18350 with the shorty tube, or 18650 with shorty tube + extension.

Roll yer own drop-in, and pot the electronix. You’ll never be able to mod it (the drop-in) once it’s pretty much one big homogeneous unit, but it’ll be as reliable as all Hell.

Use your choice of LED, your choice of 1-mode driver (you or someone said you wanted 1 mode, forgot who), and pot it up good.

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I have an Olight T20 Digital XPG2 2*CR123 light that cannot fit a 18650. Too narrow. Tail cap forward clicky switch , modes are changes by twisting the head .

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If you need something a bit more rugged/reliable, a Streamlight ProTac 1L might work.
It’s a 1xCR123 @ 275 lumens and can be programmed for single mode only. You can find them for under $40.
They have a newer 2-cell version (ProTac 2L-X) that gives you 500 lumens I think, and they can be had for +/- $10 more.
Same single-mode capability, and can be run on 2xCR123 or 1×18650.

Or, for a bit more (under $80) their ProTac HL-X give you 1000 lumens, but I think the head is slightly bigger than the others, so that might be a deal-breaker.

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I have Foursevens Mini MKII and it’s programmable.
You can select to have only one mode if you desired.

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