2020 - looking for 14500/18350 EDC recommendations

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2020 - looking for 14500/18350 EDC recommendations

I gave away my Lumintop Tool 2.0 due to cool white tint. Having spare 14500/18350 cell, Im looking for an EDC pocketable replacement.

Required features:
- budget priced
- simple userface, preferably with mode memory and single click to off, so I can borrow it to others occasionally
- side or rear clicky switch that does not turn on easily in pocket
- neutral white 4000-5000 K, high CRI would be nice but not a must
- decent mode spacing
- has a clip so it can be fitted to baseball cap

It can be also a 18650 light with short tube. Looking for your recommendations Beer

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Sounds like you were really close with the Tool AA V2.0, you just needed the warm/neutral Nichia version (apparently out of stock now at most shops).

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I recently got the ThruNite T10 II and I love it. I got the CW version but I see they are sold as NW as well.
Ticks all your boxes and for $20 you can’t go wrong.
My other preferred small lights are:
Klarus Mi7 – decent power but I don’t like the UI so much.
Klarus XT1A – amazing light but too large for 14500.
Also none of them has NW afaik.

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Skilhunt recently released the M150 in NW and HiCRI (LH351D) versions here

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The M150 looks nice.

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samyy wrote:
Skilhunt recently released the M150 in NW and HiCRI (LH351D) versions here

That’s quite nice.

Is it just me, or does it look like an Olight?

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I really dislike the “wave” mode sequence of the M150 – very similar to the Folomov 18650S, which I returned because I didn’t like the UI.

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Get an S2+ with a shorty tube. Infinitely moddable, can be fitted with a TIR lens (flood to spot, your choice), ask Simon when ordering and he can pretty much make it to order (LED, driver, UI).

Hint: The generic XM-L2 in 4C tint behind a TIR lens is quite nice, “warm sunlight” I keep calling it. And the new colors as well as the old standbys (teal/violet/orange/red/green/blue) all have shorty-tubes as well.

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Sofirn SP40. It’s a 18650 flashlight but comes with the 18350 tube right in the box. It fits all of your requirements and you will get a really versatile flashlight for many different uses.

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Skilhunt M150 - it has Olight built quality for under $30. UI is not perfect by usable.

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freeme wrote:

Skilhunt M150 – it has Olight built quality for under $30. UI is not perfect by usable.


Do you have a code that takes it under $30?
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the Thrunite T1 looks really promising from specs, very bright, simple UI, tiny size and usb rechargeable

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I got mine at introductory price without battery. 

Pete7874 wrote:
freeme wrote:

Skilhunt M150 - it has Olight built quality for under $30. UI is not perfect by usable.

Do you have a code that takes it under $30?

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Well, other than the fact that it doesn’t meet many of your criteria, the ON THE ROAD i3 Mini Zoom looks intriguing. Does anyone have either the i3 or u16?

  • 14500/18350 EDC RC16340R
  • budget priced ✔ $30.90
  • simple userface, preferably with mode memory and single click to off, so I can borrow it to others occasionally ✔ Click on, Double Click Turbo, Hold Off(?)
  • side or rear clicky switch that does not turn on easily in pocket ✔
  • neutral white 4000-5000 K, high CRI would be nice but not a must ? Warm White 3700-4000K
  • decent mode spacing ✔ 2/70/200/470 Lumens
  • has a clip so it can be fitted to baseball cap

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Photonica wrote:
Well, other than the fact that it doesn’t meet many of your criteria, the ON THE ROAD i3 Mini Zoom looks intriguing. Does anyone have either the i3 or u16?

  • 14500/18350 EDC RC16340R
  • budget priced ✔ $30.90
  • simple userface, preferably with mode memory and single click to off, so I can borrow it to others occasionally ✔ Click on, Double Click Turbo, Hold Off(?)
  • side or rear clicky switch that does not turn on easily in pocket ✔
  • neutral white 4000-5000 K, high CRI would be nice but not a must ? Warm White 3700-4000K
  • decent mode spacing ✔ 2/70/200/470 Lumens
  • has a clip so it can be fitted to baseball cap

There are quite a few users, some did nice mods to them.
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