Brightest 14500 ramping light?

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Brightest 14500 ramping light?

Hi! I can’t keep up with the proliferation of lights any more. Smile

I want the brightest ramping 14500 light. Prefer hot spot, corona, wide spill but am open to hotspot with spill or other non pencil beams for this light.

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Please see this thread!
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68536

But note that the options are not as much (or actually…none that is really interesting) as on the 18650s and other batteries!

There is also a plan to make a AA light with Anduril firmware, that would be the Sofirn SP10S BLF Edition but is still a plan!

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Thanks for the reply. If I’m understanding that thread correctly I think they’re focusing on NiMH but I want LiIon flashlights.

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Harborseal wrote:
Thanks for the reply. If I’m understanding that thread correctly I think they’re focusing on NiMH but I want LiIon flashlights.

Hum, then maybe the Lumintop GT Micro?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3VYl4fqGc

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Ramping and 14500 does not make much sense i think, since max output is rather limited. A three well spaced mode light is good enough IMO. High power 14500 cells are somewhat rare and as expensive as good 18650s.

That said, i’ve been EDCing a Jetbeam Jet I MK for years and still do. Can’t complain expect for the rather cold tint. The Lumintop Tool AA is quite good too. Before that i used a Solarstorm SC01 which had some sort of ramping i never used. That was back then though…

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MascaratumB wrote:
Hum, then maybe the Lumintop GT Micro?

Seconded. 14500-only with ramping, nifty throw for an AA-sized light.

Kinda useless close-in, though, precisely because of that. Teenytiny but bright hotspot that’s just annoying up close. And flood’s all but useless as the hella-bright hotspot washes out everything else.

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patmurris wrote:
Ramping and 14500 does not make much sense i think, since max output is rather limited. A three well spaced mode light is good enough IMO. High power 14500 cells are somewhat rare and as expensive as good 18650s.

Not even. Innocent

When I don’t need my MH20, I got my (Xeno) E03 in WW with diffusion-film for close-in work. It’s m/l/h with no memory so always comes on in medium, which when spread out with the film is perfect for close-quarters snooping. Being that high is barely brighter’n medium with a 14500, and I rarely “need” lower, I pretty much treat it as a 1-mode light.

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I’ve lost my second to last E03, which is why I’m looking in to what’s available. Smile I hate that it comes on in med and I need lower lows and sometimes a higher high. I love that our most popular ramping firmware starts low and you can stop when it’s just right. The GT micro is OK but I agree with the comments above plus the heads a bit big for pants pocket (related, obviously). It is something I’ve looked at and might find useful with a light diffusion film.

As far as ramping goes, it must be a temperament issue. I’d love an E03 with ramping and 1200 Lm. Smile

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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If you want a replacement E03, czech out EDCPlus’s thread. He should have some left over.

I’m not a fan of m/l/h nomem, but the light’s nifty enough that I don’t care, and got a few.

He had quite a few left at 8-13bux a pop (no box, through full package), a steal as they’re, what?, discontinued?

 

Amazing, I actually found it. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/68279

Go crazy..

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