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Tube Style lights with XHP35/XHP50

I notice lately a few tube style lights available with XHP35 & XHP50
It’s a very interesting category so I started this thread for discovery and discussion

If anyone knows of any please post here!

  • Single cell XHP emitter “Tube Style” lights with head diameter aprox. 25mm
    (Relevant / notable models with slightly larger head I will post separately at bottom)
    (please don’t post about other emitters – triples quads etc., this is for XHP only)
  • Straight only – not angled or head lamp (unless it will also go straight)
  • Battery type: 18xxx 20xxx 21xxx
  • Factory production only – not modded lights

I’ve added prices of what they sell for normally, the lowest prices I could find online. (All links are Non-Aff).
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Here are the ones I know about so far (I will edit this to update as more are discovered):

EagTac DX3B Mini – 2480lm (XHP50.2) Battery: 18350 – Size: 82mm (L) x 22.5mm (Head Dia.) $79.90

EagTac DX3B Mini Pro – 2480lm (XHP50.2) Battery: 18350 or 18650 – Size: 86mm (L) (114mm w/18650 Ext. tube) x 22.5mm (Head Dia.) $94.99

Armytek Prime C2 Pro Magnet USB – 2100lm (XHP35) Battery:18650 – Size: 124mm (L) x 24.4mm (Head Dia.) $90.00

Armytek Partner C2 Pro – 2100lm (XHP35) Battery: 18650 – Size:136mm (L) x 25.4mm (Head Dia.) $77.90

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Updated / added:

Nitecore Concept 1 – 1800lm (XHP35 HD) Battery: 18650 – Size:111.5mm (L) x 24.5mm (Head Dia.) $64.95

Nitecore EC23 – 1800lm (XHP35 HD) Battery: 18650 – Size:128.7mm (L) x 25.4mm (Head Dia.) $54.95

Klarus XT2CR – 1600lm (XHP35) Battery: 18650 – Size:139mm (L) x 25.6mm (Head Dia.) $74.95

Jetbeam Jet TH15 – 1300lm (XHP35) Battery: 18650 – Size:147.1mm (L) x 26.6mm (Head Dia.) $99.99

Zebralight SC64w – 1400lm (XHP35) Battery: 18650 – Size:92.5mm (L) x 24.5mm (Head Dia.) $79.00

UltraTac T15 – 1500lm (XHP35) Battery: 18650 – Size:135mm (L) x 25.4mm (Head Dia.) $38.82

Olight M2R warrior – 1500lm (XHP35 HD) Battery: 18650 – Size:130mm (L) x 25.4mm (Head Dia.) $99.95

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Not quite tube style (slightly larger head) but relevant and notable:

SC600w Mk IV Plus – 2300lm (XHP50.2) Battery: 18650 – Size:96mm (L) x 30mm (Head Dia.) $99.00

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Interesting trend. Not exactly budget friendly for what i see…

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patmurris wrote:
Interesting trend. Not exactly budget friendly for what i see…
Right.

“Here are the ones I know about so far, not budget but hopefully we will see those soon (I will edit this to update as more are discovered)”

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I should probably sell off some excess budget lights of mine and get one of these!

Probably going to start another thread about modding or building one similar from an S2+, S3 etc.

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Many new zebralights are using XHP35 and XHP50.2, there are also offerings from klarus and jetbeam as well. But I can’t remember the models right now.

There’s also the new nitecore MH23, it has a larger head but I believe it will become very popular as the MH20 did. I hope to see a MH23GT soon.

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Klarus XT2CR uses XHP35. Most lights in this category step down very quickly.

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will34 wrote:
Many new zebralights are using XHP35 and XHP50.2, there are also offerings from klarus and jetbeam as well. But I can’t remember the models right now.

There’s also the new nitecore MH23, it has a larger head but I believe it will become very popular as the MH20 did. I hope to see a MH23GT soon.

Thanks for posting! I wasn’t aware of any of those.

In the Zebralight line first I found different variations of the SC600 with XHP35 and XHP50, a very compact size indeed however with its 30mm head size a bit more than a “Tube Style” but its shorty length of only 96mm nearly makes up for that, plus its 2300lm max output is quite notable as well! That’s quite an awesome flashlight.

I also found their SC63w 18650 with XHP35. It’s extremely compact at 92.5mm x 24.5, however it’s somewhat lacking in max output at only 1126lm.

For the Nitecore MH23 yes also a large head as you pointed out, but an MH20 on steroids! I couldn’t find the spec for the head diameter, the MH20’s head is nearly 32mm.

In Klarus and Jetbeam I found each have one model with XHP35 that fits tube style category: Klarus XT2CR (1600lm) and Jetbeam Jet-TH15 (1300lm)
The Jetbeam is lacking in max output and is quite long at around 150mm length. The Klarus is comparable in size to the ArmyTeks I referenced although slightly lower in output.

Personally I think I’m more excited by the XHP50 variants in a small EDC, just for their higher max outputs. As far as a true “Tube Style” XHP pocket rocket, so far the Eagtac’s DX3B mini’s appeal to me the most, however I dislike their side switch design – seems it would be hard to locate in total darkness.

For the slightly larger (fatter head) category I REALLY like this one: SC600w Mk IV Plus 18650 XHP50.2#

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Very nice I forgot about this one, Thanks for posting! Now I remember reading on here before about the weak tail magnet.

And like their XHP35 headlamp (HC33) this one has a decent price too, probably even better with some deal code if available, plus that side switch looks like it would be no problem to locate in total darkness.

Doesn’t appear to be a NW option though. The main reason I didn’t jump on their HC33.

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I can’t find much info on this one but the selling price of the UltraTac T15 is around $40

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Nitecore EC23 XHP35 HD E2 1800Lumens High Performance EDC LED Flashlight 18650

I picked one of these up for about $40 at BG. They aren’t doing a deal right now but with a little patience who knows?

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How about a BLF A6 or an S2+ with XHP? I think that will be awesome. Most of the times I want my EDC on low levels but handy to have high output and long range.

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So what would be an advantage of the xhp35 over the xhp50.2? I suppose throw would be one. I was going to build one with a 50.2 since the output is higher and I can run it on a lower voltage.

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Olight M2R has an XHP35

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mikeymikey wrote:
How about a BLF A6 or an S2+ with XHP? I think that will be awesome. Most of the times I want my EDC on low levels but handy to have high output and long range.

No such reliable driver yet Crying

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Very nice I forgot about this one, Thanks for posting! Now I remember reading on here before about the weak tail magnet.

And like their XHP35 headlamp (HC33) this one has a decent price too, probably even better with some deal code if available, plus that side switch looks like it would be no problem to locate in total darkness.

Doesn’t appear to be a NW option though. The main reason I didn’t jump on their HC33.

I like mine even though I prefer a warmer tint. Worth the price I think

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khas wrote:

I can’t find much info on this one but the selling price of the UltraTac T15 is around $40

Great find, thanks for posting! Budget priced! 1500lm 15855cd

But as you said not much info, can’t find a good description of the dual switch UI. Appears to be only 2 sources where to buy it: Kaidomain- and ebay.

On the T15 page you linked in your post there’s a button for a user manual but it doesn’t work. I’m going to contact them about or KD about it.

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jf_smm wrote:
Nitecore EC23 XHP35 HD E2 1800Lumens High Performance EDC LED Flashlight 18650

I picked one of these up for about $40 at BG. They aren’t doing a deal right now but with a little patience who knows?

Another good find! Thanks for posting!1800lm 16,200cd

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I have the Nitecore edc23. It is VERY impressive. I very much like it. The UI is excellent and user friendly. The light is the perfect.

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Olight M2R has an XHP35
yet another! Thanks for posting. Wait… a NW version from Olight?? YES! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up
Plus it fits the magnetic charging dock (optional) I really love that system.

After buying several Olight in the past (S15, S20, s30) I’ve had to steer away from them because of no NW option.

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Beachlogger wrote:
beam0 wrote:
Beachlogger wrote:
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Very nice I forgot about this one, Thanks for posting! Now I remember reading on here before about the weak tail magnet.

And like their XHP35 headlamp (HC33) this one has a decent price too, probably even better with some deal code if available, plus that side switch looks like it would be no problem to locate in total darkness.

Doesn’t appear to be a NW option though. The main reason I didn’t jump on their HC33.

I like mine even though I prefer a warmer tint. Worth the price I think

Definitely a decent price, I’m tempted to give it a try, especially if it tint isn’t overly cold/bluish. I’ll have to read up on some reviews for it, seems there’s are quite a few here. Someone on the Nitecore store site reported the EC23 had better color rendering, (he also has a Concept1) But I much prefer the smaller size and smoother look of the Concept1.

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Impressive list. They all seem very nice.
Is there an overall standout?

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OP updated with all the additions that were posted so far. (that fit the size category)

The list is growing fast!………

Mostly all XHP35, so far only one with XHP50, the Eagtac DX3B mini’s

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beam0 wrote:
OP updated with all the additions that were posted so far. (that fit the size category)

The list is growing fast!………

Mostly all XHP35, so far only one with XHP50, the Eagtac DX3B mini’s

That’s what I meant. All the ones on the list look great and can’t afford to buy them all.
Which one to get….decisions, decisions…..

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mikeymikey wrote:
Impressive list. They all seem very nice. Is there an overall standout?

Well that would be very subjective (if that’s the correct word)
Different people have different needs and desires!

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The standouts for me personally are:

EagTac DX3B Mini Pro (small, sleek, powerful, MANY emitter choices incl. NW versions, tail magnet)

Nitecore Concept 1 (small, sleek, powerful, tail magnet, a switch you can find in total darkness, reasonably priced)

Olight M2R warrior (NW version, Magnetic Charging Dock compatible, Tactical Tail switch)

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Although out of category (not really a tube style size with its slightly larger head), this one also is a standout for me:

SC600w Mk IV Plus – 2300lm (XHP50.2) Battery: 18650 – Size:96mm (L) x 30mm (Head Dia.)

I think its short 96mm length may make up for the larger head, plus the larger reflector would have its benefits as well.

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mikeymikey wrote:
Which one to get….decisions, decisions…..
I was thinking the same thing, as the list gets bigger – the decision gets tougher Ughh

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mikeymikey wrote:
How about a BLF A6 or an S2+ with XHP? I think that will be awesome. …………………
My thoughts exactly, I couldn’t agree more.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58313

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will34 wrote:
mikeymikey wrote:
How about a BLF A6 or an S2+ with XHP? I think that will be awesome. Most of the times I want my EDC on low levels but handy to have high output and long range.

No such reliable driver yet Crying

Seeing all the lights I’ve listed of comparable size it tells me there ARE reliable drivers out there, but I guess none are available to us …at least not yet Wink

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Could you possibly include typical pricing alongside each of them (normal and with coupon)

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nquinn wrote:
Could you possibly include typical pricing alongside each of them (normal and with coupon)
Sure can. I added prices of what they sell for normally, the lowest prices I could find online.

Most of these being MAP protected there aren’t coupon codes or much discounts, unless they’re running a special sale or clearing out old stock for a new model. There may be coupon prices out there for a few of these that are not “public”, but I can’t say if there is or isn’t.

Armytek and ZebraLight can be purchased from page I provided links to, those prices seem to be the same or less than any online dealers that are listing them, including Amazon/ebay prices.

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