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Max 18650 in 1 light

What is the max 18650 you want in 1 light?

Just saw one that will hold 8 18650, that’s like a laptop!

2 is max for me. Series or parallel.

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8 would be the highest yes.

With springs bypasses and thick enough contacts, you can get absolutely massive output with great runtime.

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You okay with the size?

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For size, one is plenty, two is pushing it. Even if I could have afforded it, I wasn’t interested in the GT because it’s so huge! It holds 8 cells.

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I’m okay for the size of lights like the BLF Q8 and above.

Below that, it is just overkill. 3-4 cells is the perfect balance between power and usability.

I do want an 8 cell carrier for my MT09R though.

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Having said that, I like my Q8. It has four cells. But I don’t take it anywhere. It’s too big for me to want to carry it. I use it tail-standing to light a room.

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Its depend… i have many 8 cells light.. loving it.. great runtime.

Sword is right… longer runtime with 8 cells.

Fenix tk75 with extended kit is not too big…

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1 I have a 2 cell light for spotting. Would like to try a 3-4 cell soda can light, but they seam to fat. So yeah, ONE for my vote.

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I also worried about batteries not being equal and cause problems.

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I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a 2 cell C8. Has that ever been done? I would buy one if it were done right.

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There is a 2S battery carrier and driver you can buy from Lexel to power XHP35HD/HI.

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I like the Q8. I wouldn’t want anything larger than that without a specific need.

Other than that, my ideal is <1 18650 for an EDC light. Specifically either a 18350 tube on an 18650 light, or a 14500/AA.

For more power or runtime, I prefer 26650 over >1 18650. All that said, I have a number of 1×18650 lights I like and use.

Too many streetlights, not enough flashlights.

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chadvone wrote:
1 I have a 2 cell light for spotting. Would like to try a 3-4 cell soda can light, but they seam to fat. So yeah, ONE for my vote.

Well ,the soda can light is actually about the size of a 12oz soda can. If you can hold a soda can ( a full one) horizontally without it being uncomfortable, you could hold a Q8. A 3-cell tube would be a little easier to hold, and still give lots of run time.

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I never found any light with more than 4 appealing.
I like my single-cell lights the most, though quads sometimes appeal to me as well.
But I’d like to have a mega-light with 7 cells and a separate handle – I think I would like it.

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This is the irony for me…from 1, 2 and now 4 to 8-cell 18650s are coming out regularly (and I have all of them), but just sleeping soundly in their original boxes while my most-used is either my 1xAAA or the “much” bigger 1 x AA !!!!

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Yeah, my most loved ones are sub-18650 too. Emisar D4 and D1 with shorty tubes.

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I like simple light most. One light one cell. Two cells max.