Looking for a reliable 26650 with visual step down / voltage reading

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passi69z
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Looking for a reliable 26650 with visual step down / voltage reading

Hey guys!

As the title says Im looking for a 26650 flashlight with the following specs:

- 1.000 lumen or more
- either a visual step down of output as the battery voltage is running low OR a voltage reading function OR both
- thermal regulation would be a +
- throw with a good amount of spill
- side switch would be a +
- runtimes on moderate output levels should be good
- user interface should be relatively easy (as its for my father) – but I think Anduril would be okay as well as you dont have to use all of its functions
- the size of the flashlight should be a EDC size (doesnt have to be too small, as it could be worn in a holster)
- price limit about ~60$
- shipping to Germany

Thanks in advance!

Pascal

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In my mind.. you cannot beat this light!
D4SV2

I really like 26650 lights that are small and fit the hand well. This is a very good mix of flood and throw, indicates battery well through the leds under the optic and manages heat well.

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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Sofirn sp33 v2

The v3 is also out with usb charging but has no reviews yet

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Astrolux MF 01 Mini would be a light to look at, although it is a little larger then the D4SV2… but has USB C charging – no need for a special Li-ion charger, it works like a phone. Very neat light. I cannot speak of reliability as it’s very new though.

The D4SV2 is certainly one of the best compact 26650 lights too.