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Any new USB charging lights?

Hi all, I’m looking for recommendations or if there’s anything new lately with built in charging. (Been away from blf & flashlights for about 3-4 months) This will be for a gift.

Looking for “off the shelf” (no building/modding)
Single 18650 size preferably one with a larger size head/reflector 35-45mm (not the “tube” light type) and under $30.00 USD Would prefer programmable modes.

                                      

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I don’t own it, but I just came across this Imalent DM21T… it’s not programmable, but it has a rotating tail with infinite brightness adjustability.

Currently on sale for $24.99 (after coupon code), includes battery and holster…

https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_626560.html?lkid=10719947

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Pete7874 wrote:
I don’t own it, but I just came across this Imalent DM21T… it’s not programmable, but it has a rotating tail with infinite brightness adjustability.

Currently on sale for $24.99 (after coupon code), includes battery and holster…

https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_626560.html?lkid=10719947

Thanks that a really cool light with the rotating variable tail, thanks for posting the link and deal details, I want one for myself!

I may even consider it for the gift but I forgot to say the light I’m looking for is preferably one with a larger size head/reflector (not the “tube” light type) I’ll update my op.

                                      

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Lumintop sd mini and sd26 are very nice solid and reliable lights. Can sometimes be had with coupon for $30 and almost always for under $40.

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I believe this weirdo is new. It’s the YAGE 341C and it has USB charing.

It looks really weird. It has SMD LEDs all over it’s bezel area. I wonder what use could it possibly be of?

and on the first day he said "Let there be light"...

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DoubleA wrote:
I believe this weirdo is new. It’s the YAGE 341C and it has USB charing.

It looks really weird. It has SMD LEDs all over it’s bezel area. I wonder what use could it possibly be of?

!{width:60%}https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1t9WudwsSMeJjSspeq6y77VXak.jpg?size=144934...!

This one is interesting. I just ordered one to try it out, considering it’s less than $10, it’s worth a shot.

Fenix HP30 Headlight...Fenix LD75C...Fenix 3500mAh 18650's...Eagletac SX25A6...Armytek Partner A1 V2...Imalent DN12...Convoy C8, Convoy L2 XPL HI U6 4B, Nebo Redline, Nebo Redline Blast, The typical $10 3000 lumen XML-T6 Zoomy, And the lowly but pretty cool nonetheless Nebo o2 Beam...So far anyhow!

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some ideas:

https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_211017.html $32

https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10019848/4206600-on-the-road-x3-led-... $38

https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10007190/1592802-trustfire-n8-1-cree... $28

Thanks for the ideas & links, I like the Convoy BD01 but would prefer an 18650 size tube over the fatter 26650 size.

Went a bit further checking Convoy and found the new BD02 in Simon’s store, should be around $25.00 after BLF discount. Same as BD01 but with 18650 size tube, plus it’s programmable with the Biscotti firmware! Fits the bill perfectly – EXACTLY what I’m looking for!!

Biscotti

                                      

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This one is interesting. I just ordered one to try it out, considering it’s less than $10, it’s worth a shot.

They probably tried to copy EagleTac P25LC2 or PX30LC2 design, without the diffuser of course. LOL

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Not all that new but nice lights … Eagle Eye X6R; here and here same light, different emitters

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DoubleA wrote:
I believe this weirdo is new. It’s the YAGE 341C and it has USB charing.

It looks really weird. It has SMD LEDs all over it’s bezel area. I wonder what use could it possibly be of?

!{width:60%}https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1t9WudwsSMeJjSspeq6y77VXak.jpg?size=144934...!

Looks like an excellent “Flooder” mode for a work light or close up illumination.

                                      

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Convoy BD series are pretty neat. I have the 26650 BD06 on the way. It should actually have Biscotti installed if it gets picked from stock correctly. Coming from GB. It still got the 7135’s for stacking and no micro USB port on the driver to break. I have the ThorFire version of the BD04 18650 zoomie. Did the 4X stack on it. I use it around the house a lot for the no spot flood. That one needs the battery in backward, just a heads up, as our minds are already programmed opposite. Yeah it took me a while to get it working out of the box Big Smile
My BD06 will prolly have the EU pins on the charger too, but I have adapters or a phone charger works too.

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waynestractor wrote:
This one is interesting. I just ordered one to try it out, considering it’s less than $10, it’s worth a shot.

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I agree the YAGE is tempting for 7 bucks, I really like that SMD illuminated bezel, it appears pretty bright on high for good a Flood mode, excellent idea, I’m probably going to grab one too. Pretty crazy ratcheting sound with the rotating zoom function, (I watched the video) the female talking in the background is hilarious!

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I see in your sig you have some Nebo lights, are they decent quality? I’ve been strongly considering the Nebo Redline RC with Mag Dock for this gift, because I really wanted a light with the convenience of a magnetic docking base.

Only issue it appears the strobe is part of the mode sequence, one of the reasons I wanted a programmable UI, or at least a hidden strobe mode. Do you think its UI is similar to your other Nebo lights, do you have to scroll through 3 modes AND the blinkie every time you use it?

There aren’t many 18650 size lights with the magnetic docking base (besides the Olight S30R, which was quite over budget)

The only other one I found was this iprotect 500lm at Home Depo, which looks suspiciously like a Nebo, and like Nebo they’re also calling the docking system “Mag Dock”, looks like it has the same modes too. It’s rated a higher output (500lm vs 320lm) and appears longer than the Nebo. However it’s kind of pricy, and got a few bad reviews too.

                                      

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vwpieces wrote:
Convoy BD series are pretty neat. I have the 26650 BD06 on the way. It should actually have Biscotti installed if it gets picked from stock correctly. Coming from GB. It still got the 7135’s for stacking and no micro USB port on the driver to break. I have the ThorFire version of the BD04 18650 zoomie. Did the 4X stack on it. I use it around the house a lot for the no spot flood. That one needs the battery in backward, just a heads up, as our minds are already programmed opposite. Yeah it took me a while to get it working out of the box Big Smile
My BD06 will prolly have the EU pins on the charger too, but I have adapters or a phone charger works too.
Thanks for the post, didn’t know about the BD06 or the BD04, so it appears the BD06 is a slightly smaller version of the BD01.

And the BD04 a smaller version of the BD02, however it has a tail switch instead of the side switch. (I guess why the backwards battery?) it’s not showing the Biscotti UI diagram but it shows: “NEW BD04, now we install new firmware in the flashlight” I guess that means it will have Biscotti now?

And these all come with the EU plugs only? I’m surprised they don’t have option for a US plug, shouldn’t be a big deal I guess, like you said just use a phone charger.

I’m kind of liking the smaller size of the BD04, and the tail switch would be easier to find in total darkness, plus the lower price. I’m going to have to see what other differences between that one and the BD02… BD04 is at the top of my list now!

                                      

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MtnDon wrote:
Not all that new but nice lights … Eagle Eye X6R; here and here same light, different emitters
Thanks Don, another excellent suggestion, I totally forgot about these x6 “R” versions, and I gifted one of these to my brother back in 2015!

                                      

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vwpieces wrote:
I have the ThorFire version of the BD04 18650 zoomie.
VW, how does the charging connector attach to the tail on the BD04? Magnetic?

                                      

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Neal wrote:
wait for the new convoy usb flashlight

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VSR6NEywmQxRUKgn2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/IgCqXxfKvyBedgrg2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TTFuFm67BOeBnk073


I really like it. When will it be available?

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The BD06 was listed on GB as 12 mode groups and has the Biscotti diagram in description. First I have seen Biscotti available to other re sellers.
Convoy BD06 Rechargeable LED Flashlight – CREE XM-L2 T6 4C 4300-4500K 12 MODE GROUPS BLACK
coupon codes are out there now Think I paid $21.65 shipped with tracking. It is a 26650 light though.

Just checked and my TF BD04 plug is US. I never did see a Convoy BD series picture with a US plug though. Thought I would mention it, just in case. Ask Simon if you buy direct. I’m not a zoomie fan but I do use it a lot indoors. But again, if you are modding or testing the driver, the spring is NEG.

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I have the ThorFire version of the BD04 18650 zoomie.
VW, how does the charging connector attach to the tail on the BD04? Magnetic?

No magnet. Clips on like a Snap and a button pops up like a plunger to release it. I think it’s more durable than a micro USB on the driver. The snap part is replaceable and has the micro port. Standard micro to USB cable. Charger is 5V 1A out so if you got Android all you need to carry is the tiny Snap part. Maybe get a spare from Simon.

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haven’t charged that light in a Long time. Will now.


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vwpieces wrote:
I have the ThorFire version of the BD04 18650 zoomie.
VW, how does the charging connector attach to the tail on the BD04? Magnetic?

No magnet. Clips on like a Snap and a button pops up like a plunger to release it. I think it’s more durable than a micro USB on the driver. The snap part is replaceable and has the micro port. Standard micro to USB cable. Charger is 5V 1A out so if you got Android all you need to carry is the tiny Snap part. Maybe get a spare from Simon.

Thanks for the info and photos! Didn’t catch the BD04 was a zoomie but that won’t matter for the gift, might be even better since it will be used pretty much strictly indoors. Hopefully the usb adapter isn’t too difficult to snap on there.

                                      

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LightRider wrote:
Lumintop sd mini and sd26 are very nice solid and reliable lights. Can sometimes be had with coupon for $30 and almost always for under $40.
Thanks, forgot about these too, love the knurling style on these.

I recall considering the SD mini a while back when there was a special low price on it, but no NW option kept me on the fence, but that wouldn’t matter for the gift light.

They do have some real nice lights, totally off topic but their EDC05 is very interesting!

                                      

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Neal wrote:
wait for the new convoy usb flashlight

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VSR6NEywmQxRUKgn2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/IgCqXxfKvyBedgrg2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TTFuFm67BOeBnk073

Thanks Neal, what size battery will these use?

                                      

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Up close it might look like a corona.

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beam0 wrote:
Neal wrote:
wait for the new convoy usb flashlight

https://photos.app.goo.gl/VSR6NEywmQxRUKgn2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/IgCqXxfKvyBedgrg2

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TTFuFm67BOeBnk073

Thanks Neal, what size battery will these use?

18650, just like a S2+ add a USB port and tripod mount in tail

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Got the BD06 from GB today. The charger plug is EU but there was a US adapter inside the bag. Adapter is White and was not in the Convoy box. My guess is GB threw it in for free after the fact. Thought that was pretty nice to catch the details of my order.

BD06 is in fact the Biscotti 12 mode version too.