I'm looking for my grail light 0.7" diameter 500 lumen 14500 light

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None of the lights that accept 14500 or AAs perform as well with a AA….

Here are a few that I own and personally can vouch for:
Lumintop Tool AA V2 accepts 14500 batteries and with them does 600 lumen
Utorch UT01 is a 14500 light or AA and does 800 lumen (programmable feature is very cool)
Klarus XT1A is 1000 lumen and uses AA or 14500
Thorfire TG06S can be found for around $12 on Amazon and does 500+ lumens

All of these high lumen lights running a 14500 with 750mAh cells are going to have limited run-time. My $0.02 is your better off with a smallish 18650 light.
I LOVE my Thrunite TC15!

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Atrolux MF02_O2S
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Emissar (All Models)
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acebeam k60
many, many others...

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nick779 wrote:
Have any of you guys with Ultratac A1s gotten them apart? Mine has some clear epoxy looking stuff around the edges of the pill and it wont budge even with tools seated firmly in the slots.

Its a pretty solid little light, I just dont like the tint.

I haven’t tried to take any of mine apart yet. I was waiting to see what Moderator007 comes up with on his mod. Shoot him a PM. Bet he can help you out. Surprised you don’t like the tint though. It is quite nice the way it is, though I guess that is where personal preference comes in.

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Been awhile since I pulled it apart. The pill does take quite a bit of force to get it to turn loose. I used a pair of very fine long needle nose pliers.
Mine look like these but they’re from china. I have no idea where I got them. It will come out if you can get the right tool and enough torque to free the loctite. A little heat or freezing might help also.
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@toddcshoe, I did manage to get the mountain boost driver in the A1 with a xhp50.2. I made a pill on the lathe to make it fit. Unfortunately I did something to the driver during testing where the output current doesn’t try to stay constant. Waiting patiently for Richard to release a new batch to replace mine with. It’s floody with the xhp50.2 shoved in such a small reflector.

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Geuzzz wrote:
D25a ti nichia 4000k comes close to all you want.

I ordered the D25A Clicky (not the Ti variant) with Nichia 4000K a couple days ago from the only remaining North American source: GoingGear.com. As of this writing, there are two left, $50 apiece, shipped. I don’t recall how its brightness compares withe the Ti Nichia.

1xAA: EagleTac D25A (Nichia 219C)

2xAA: five EagleTac D25A2 Clicky (Nichia 219C); EagleTac D25A2 Tactical (XM-L2 T6); Jaxman M2 (XM-L2 T6)

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Does anyone know a custom builder who does lathe work by request?

I like to think that what I want is simple, but its turning into a unicorn hunt.

  • AL or Copper (AL preferred)
  • 14500 power (Only)
  • Copper pill or integrated shelf of AL Emisar style.
  • Clicky or twisty
  • Deep carry clip
  • Thin host with some simple knurling. Think almost like a maglight solitaire. Under 20mm thick, under 19 preferred.

If theyre building the light then:

  • Warm emitter (XP-L HI or 219C 4k CRI 80+)
  • FET+1 (Multi mode with a good moon, I personally dont want strobes)

This is pretty close, but the 10lm “moon” is WAY too bright.

The UltraTac A1 is almost perfect, but the clip is terrible and the driver sucks for 14500 (badly spaced modes and no LVC).

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Texas Lumens? I’m sure there are others here on BLF as well.
But I wonder if a mod wouldn’t be sufficient?

Actually I’ve been also looking for such light. As thin as possible (17 mm?), as short as possible w/out making it thicker, with a good driver, good LED, good build quality. And a loop attachment. That’s it. There are no stock lights that are even close.

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Agro wrote:
Texas Lumens? I’m sure there are others here on BLF as well.
But I wonder if a mod wouldn’t be sufficient?

Actually I’ve been also looking for such light. As thin as possible (17 mm?), as short as possible w/out making it thicker, with a good driver and LED. And a loop attachment. That’s it. There are no stock lights that are even close.

TL didnt want to deal with anything under 18650 bore. Already asked.

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nick779 wrote:
Does anyone know a custom builder who does lathe work by request?

I like to think that what I want is simple, but its turning into a unicorn hunt.

14500 power (Only, or a buck/boost driver for both)
Warm emitter (XP-L HI or 219C 4k CRI 80+)
FET+1 (Multi mode with a good moon, I personally dont want strobes)
Copper pill
Clicky or twisty
Deep carry clip
Thin host with some simple knurling. Think almost like a maglight solitaire. Under 20mm thick, under 19 preferred.

This is pretty close, but the 10lm “moon” is WAY too bright.

The UltraTac A1 is almost perfect, but the clip is terrible and the driver sucks for 14500 (badly spaced modes and no LVC).

You can modify a thrunite T10 like I did with a FET driver. I used a FET only but there is a FET+1 available in the right size. Described here.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/53448

The T10 is thin with a rear clicky switch and good deep carry clip.

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