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Compact 1x18650 Zoomies

I'm looking for compact zoomies that take one 18650 battery.

A high, a medium, and a low mode would be nice.

I don't like disco modes or Next Mode Memory.

I prefer push-pull zoomies.

I want to spend $30 or less.

If you know of any flashlights that fit the bill, please provide a sales/review link.

Thanks!  :-)

Edited by: raccoon city on 09/06/2017 - 21:03
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NikolaS wrote:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56151

This one looks nice

Yes, it does.

EDIT:  Thanks for the recommendation.

I would wait for some reviews.

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NikolaS wrote:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56151

This one looks nice

That DOES look cool….also looks like it extends quite a ways for zoom. Thought that was a battery tube extender for a second!

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Hum, would Convoy BD04 be too big for your intent, RC?
There is also Supfire A2 (modding the driver, as the original is H-M-L-STR-SOS)!

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

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MascaratumB wrote:

Hum, would Convoy BD04 be too big for your intent, RC? 

I don't think that's a zoomie.

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It is RC Wink please take a look at the video, from the 2 minutes!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0UZswbxQI

Also, in Convoy Store from AliExpress, Simon wrote in the page (features) that the new firmware (biscotti) is available for these!
EDIT: Meaning that you can put in H-M-L or L-M-H modes Thumbs Up

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Convoy-BD04-zoomable-flashlight...

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MascaratumB wrote:

It is RC Wink please take a look at the video, from the 2 minutes!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_0UZswbxQI

Ooh!

That looks great!

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BD04 is a zoomie. I’ve wanted one for a while but haven’t pulled the trigger.

The SupfireA2 is good but you need to do LED swap. The driver with blink modes is difficult to swap because of the integrated charging, but not that bad because with no mode memory, you just turn the light off and right back on to avoid strobe.

If size is your #1 criteria and you are willing to mod, the smallest cheap 18650 zoomie I’ve found is this Skywolfeye on Ebay. Pretty compact at 110mm x 26mm (I just measured mine).

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Also, if the 18650 battery is not a “must be”, and you can use 4 AAA batteries, you have this one that is similar to Led Lenser.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-P7-2-9407-Professional-Tac...

I do believe that this an original but unbranded (no official logotype) Led Lenser. Sold at less than 1/3 of the price! CashWink

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

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MascaratumB wrote:

Also, if the 18650 battery is not a “must be”, and you can use 4 AAA batteries, you have this one that is similar to Led Lenser.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-P7-2-9407-Professional-Tac...(link is external)

I do believe that this an original but unbranded (no official logotype) Led Lenser. Sold at less than 1/3 of the price! CashWink

Looks like a good choice for others, but using an 18650 is a must for me.  :THUMBS-UP:

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This Brinyte has been sitting in my wishlist for a while now.
https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_390897.html

Edit: My bad, it’s neither push-pull nor compact.

Slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

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If you are not in a big hurry , I have one of the NEW Wowtac (formerly Atactical) zoomies coming for review in the next few days ($19.95)…..should have the review up by about the middle of this month (a week or so from receiving the light)

This one looks a lot different than what I am used to in a zoomie though , side switch operation and TIR optic being the big differences and comes with the 2600 mAh USB rechargeable cell for the price. Also hidden strobe and turbo from any mode.

Kind of excited to get my hands on this one really. So far I have reviewed several of their lights and have been impressed with the quality you get for the price of the lights.

http://wowtac.com/wowtac-a3-zoomable-600-lumen/

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robo819 wrote:

If you are not in a big hurry

No hurry...

I'll be waiting for your review and a review of the HaikeLite HT08.

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RC, I was looking for other things earlier today and I “found” the Sofirn SF30A, that is a zoomie, has 3 modes (H-M-L), and takes 18650!
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Zoom-able-LED-flashlight-Powerf...

Also, has a price of 1/3 you mentioned above!

DB Custom said: "Hide your billfold, cut up your credit cards... you're a perfect candidate for full blown flashaholism and will soon need dedicated flashlight cabinets. [...] Have fun! Modding is next... :P" 

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MascaratumB wrote:

RC, I was looking for other things earlier today and I “found” the Sofirn SF30A, that is a zoomie, has 3 modes (H-M-L), and takes 18650! 
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Zoom-able-LED-flashlight-Powerf...

Also, has a price of 1/3 you mentioned above!

Looks promising!  :BEER:

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Barkuti wrote:

I'm impressed with the overall quality of the ThorFire TA13 and its incredibly low price if you know where to get it. Really nice price/quality brand it seems. Thumbs Up

(http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1182927#comment-1182927)

Looks good!

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Curious shot at “daylight” white balance:

 

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1183286#comment-1183286

According to an old XHP35 datasheet I had, such emitter is CRI85+. In the newest one I downloaded, such flux bin and group is CRI90+. Question

 

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