26650 EDC or other manufactures of the Ultrafire F13?

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26650 EDC or other manufactures of the Ultrafire F13?

I like the size, look, rear button, and battery of the Ultrafire F13. Are there any other manufactures with that body/copy or similar? $20-$35
I am looking for a rear button, 26650 battery, clean edc style, bright and affordable. I like the Kaidomain K5s specs all around, but I would have a slimmer head like the same size as the tube.
Or recommendations
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Check this thread : http://budgetlightforum.com/node/58812

Also, seek in Kaidomain, I guess they have similar lights (in terms of host)!

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The Trustfire A8 looks to be my answer. Does anyone have experience with the A8? Likes Dislikes

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I just bought an Ultrafire F13 the other day from Fasttech to mod.

Stock its okay comes with a XML2 and it appears to be real. I stuck my finger on the dome just to be sure it feels real lol i have found the fake XML2 have a hard dome.

The driver is the usual resistor setup you find on these cheaper lights.

It fits a 20mm MCPCB and a 22mm driver.

What are you after? 1000 lumens?

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Not many rear button 26650s around. Trustfire A8 (review) aka Ultrafire LZZ F15 (review, Quad mod).

Seems like all Shadow JM20 and JM07 clones are gone. This thread may be interesting anyway.
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If you wanna try side button: slim Sofirn SP33 , heavy duty Convoy BD06.

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I just bought an Ultrafire F13 the other day from Fasttech to mod.

What were the threads like?

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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MRsDNF wrote:
everydaysurvivalgear wrote:
I just bought an Ultrafire F13 the other day from Fasttech to mod.
What were the threads like?

How do i explain this lol.

They are good? Cut well so no grinding or mismatching on mine and smooth i did lube them.

At the same time they are thin but there are so many threads it shouldn’t be an issue.

It takes 13 turns to undo the tail cap compared to 4 turns on a C8 lol i guess the battery tube is twice as big.

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Damned fine host, easy to mod.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/53504

Beefy enough to handle some decent heat, too.

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I don’t have an A8, but from the listings I’ve looked at, the “Yupard” version looks like they cut some corners.

I’m interested to hear what other people suggest.

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F13 are well priced and easy to mod. Here’s mine
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1166359#comment-1166359

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vinte77 wrote:
F13 are well priced and easy to mod. Here’s mine http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1166359#comment-1166359

I am on the road to do something like this Smile
Well at least I hope so Big Smile

My F13 should be here this week…

Thanks for your post, It gives me ideas… And all others too!

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For the price I will probably pick up the A8, B06, and (2) F13’s (one left stock and one to mod with a xhp35).

Thanks for all the Advice and comments.

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I might pick up an F13… seems like a great affordable light.

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I might pick up an F13… seems like a great affordable light.

I love the F13… as a host.

Out of the box, it kinda stinks. Cheap minimally regulated driver, crappy annoying UI, probably an undersized LB emitter. New driver and new emitter, and it’ll kick arse.

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Using the F13 as a host for a beginner, what would be the ideal and exact parts that the F13 could handle in say a XHP35.2(35) or 50.2(50) or better, like from Kaidomain. As little work as possible the better.
LED on star, and wires on board. So pull the old, add paste, solder, push star down stuff wires in and solder board in. Correct?

This would be my first flashlight mod.

Thanks.

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This is more or less the original. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/8282

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Funner wrote:
I like the size, look, rear button, and battery of the Ultrafire F13. Are there any other manufactures with that body/copy or similar? $20-$35
I am looking for a rear button, 26650 battery, clean edc style, bright and affordable. I like the Kaidomain K5s specs all around, but I would have a slimmer head like the same size as the tube.
Or recommendations
Thanks
It doesn’t sound like you want this for a modding host, how important is the tail switch?
This one looks like it meets your other requirements besides the tail switch, including the price ($23.71)

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Sofirn-SP33-LED-Flashlight-1865...

EDIT: (TBone already suggested above, but here’s a nice photo anyway!)

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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Funner wrote:
Using the F13 as a host for a beginner, what would be the ideal and exact parts that the F13 could handle in say a XHP35.2(35) or 50.2(50) or better, like from Kaidomain. As little work as possible the better.
LED on star, and wires on board. So pull the old, add paste, solder, push star down stuff wires in and solder board in. Correct?

This would be my first flashlight mod.

Thanks.

OK I must have missed this post. This host might be interesting.
http://www.kaidomain.com/p/S025386.KL-S26-26650-LED-Flashlight-Host-145m...

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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Right now I am not able to reply to individual posts so. Beam0, I do need the rear tail button since the light will be in my pocket exc and it will be less chance of turning on accidentally. The pic you link looks like the Trustfire A8 but with the side switch. I ordered the Trustfire A8 yesterday.
Thanks Beam0

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Beam0, thanks for the KL-S26 link.
Thanks Again.

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I will stick with the Ultrfire F13 as my host. I believe it has a great look and battery I am looking for. Now to mod it to put out some light.

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Funner wrote:
I will stick with the Ultrfire F13 as my host. I believe it has a great look and battery I am looking for. Now to mod it to put out some light.
I also ordered an F13 for mod host yesterday.

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Thought this looked pretty nice though,
Similar to KD K5S but with knurling and no stainless bezel:

Manta Ray C8.2

XHP-50.2, 4-mode, no blinkies, 3A High mode…$33.49
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Self-Defense-Manta-Ray-C8-2-CREE-XHP50-2

SST-40 Version, 3-mode, no blinkies, 5A High…$29.50
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Bright-C8-2-Luminus-SST-40-LED

HOST AVAILABLE…choice of OP or SMO reflector…$21.65
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Manta-ray-C8-2-black-flashlight-host
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Nice fins!:

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I really like this!

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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No longer available but was called Kdaiomain K5 here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KDIY-K5-Cree-XHP50-2-White-6500K-Neutral...

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Funner wrote:
No longer available but was called Kdaiomain K5 here https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KDIY-K5-Cree-XHP50-2-White-6500K-Neutral...
Host still available, that uses the KL-S26 host I posted earlier.

http://www.kaidomain.com/p/S025386.KL-S26-26650-LED-Flashlight-Host-145m...

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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F13 clone:

(click photo for link)

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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LumiParty TrustFire A8

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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I ordered that F13 clone from that seller a few weeks back. Seller gave me the wrong tracking code (whatever it was for was delivered to North Dakota). They gave me a refund.

I’m thinking of picking up one of these SupFire L5 clones

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eas wrote:
I ordered that F13 clone from that seller a few weeks back. Seller gave me the wrong tracking code (whatever it was for was delivered to North Dakota). They gave me a refund.

Thanks for the warning on that seller. Probably best to get one from Gearbest or better yet find one on ebay and get paypal / ebay guarantee protection.
Here’s one on ebay (ships from China): CREE-XM-T6-LED-5-Modes-1-x-26650-18650-Flashlight

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eas wrote:
I’m thinking of picking up “one of these SupFire L5 clones”:https://www.ebay.com/itm/282459678937

Didn’t know about the L5, thanks for posting it’s very interesting! I guess that’s a clone of the single switch version?

I found this listing on aliexpress and they offer two versions, single side switch (L5) or dual-switches (L5-S), the dual-switch one appeals to me as I prefer a dual switch setup, also the tail switch appears to be metal like on the convoy S2+ colors.

(photos are linked)

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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I like my Convoy BD06:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Convoy-BD06-flashlight-CREE-XML2-U2-LED-...

It has an 8×7135 driver for about 800 lumens OTF and Toykeeper’s Biscotti firmware for a choice of 12 mode groups. All functions are controlled by the side switch, which is prominent enough to use by touch in the dark when wearing gloves.

The only nitpick I have is that the built-in USB charging uses a proprietary adaptor, so there’s a risk of losing that, but you can always charge the cell outside of the light.

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Phlogiston wrote:
I like my Convoy BD06:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Convoy-BD06-flashlight-CREE-XML2-U2-LED-...

It has an 8×7135 driver for about 800 lumens OTF and Toykeeper’s Biscotti firmware for a choice of 12 mode groups. All functions are controlled by the side switch, which is prominent enough to use by touch in the dark when wearing gloves.

The only nitpick I have is that the built-in USB charging uses a proprietary adaptor, so there’s a risk of losing that, but you can always charge the cell outside of the light.

Nice photo! yeah that is a nice flashlight, wish it had a tail switch and smooth SS bezel like the Supfire L5-S.

The switch on that does appear to stick up pretty high, might be an issue for accidental turn on though, I have trouble quickly locating a side switch in total darkness, even with bare hands, always end up rolling the light around and feeling for it.

Personally I prefer a dual switch set up, can always turn it on quick and it provides a lockout for the side switch, and I’m not real fond of the crenelated bezels. The Convoy is a bit shorter that the Supfire, but you usually have that with a tail switch added.

"Over 2000000 hours (about 200 years) standby time"  (DQG Tiny 4th)

"27,157 results for zoomable flashlight" (ebay)

 

 

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DV-S9.

Magnetic slider switch, infinitely adjustable.

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