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Good value 18650 right angle

I’m looking for a good value 18650 right angle light (preferably sub $40) with the following features:

Magnet in base

Decent CRI

Moonlight mode

Good build quality

Available from a stateside seller if possible

Neutral white or warmer color temperature

Thermal regulation if possible

More floody than throwy

Any options that meet most or all of these criteria?

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right angle is going to restrict options severely!!

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With your criteria, it is hard to be under $40.
Zebralight have a lot of good option but would way over the budget.

Check out Manker E03H Nichia. It uses AA/14500 but fit most of criteria and can be found around $30-35 if you lucky.

Also the Sofirn SP40 is really good option but doubt that they have high CRI choice.

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Stateside, sub $40, 18650, NW or better? Just those 4 features - Forgetaboutit.

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I’ve been happy with the Skilhunt H0x series. There is a newish H04 with high CRI and 4000k.

There is a magnet in base. Moonlight is about 0.5 lumen. Build quality excellent.

There is no active thermal regulation but there is a timed stepdown that works well. In general it does not run hot. It is very floody with TIR

Available stateside? I don’t know.

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Tom E wrote:

Stateside, sub $40, 18650, NW or better? Just those 4 features – Forgetaboutit.

Big Smile Big Smile Hahaha exactly. Despite the name Budget light forum, they saying still true ‘you get what you pay for’.
If you want a quality product, you just cant be too cheap.

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Ok, I got a Skilhunt H03R, NW, 18650, tail magnet, slightly used but looks in mint. Headstrap is never used, original box. I'd ship it in US for under $40 total for sure - $35 after PP fees.

Pretty sure the model I have is this one: https://www.skilhunt.com/product-detail/h03r-led-headlamp/ Just played with the UI and seems to match it as described.

It's got a good moon level.

PM me if you are interested.

 

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So you looking for an armytek wizard pro warm (closer to neutral) or pro nichia at half the price.

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Well the consensus seems to be that I’m asking for more than $40 can buy. What good options are there under $40, and what do I sacrifice by being under that price?

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There as a sceeamin' deal on Sofirn SP-40's a few weeks ago that had small blemishes in the anodizing.  Can't seem to find the thread now, but someone else might be able to point to it.

 

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Great... Carnac the Magnificent tells me I just signed up for yet another expensive hobby.

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Go to the headlight section here. And then watch YouTube videos on every light there. Sacrifice another 40 and get everything you wanted. Wizard PRO warm.

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slmjim wrote:

There as a sceeamin’ deal on Sofirn SP-40’s a few weeks ago that had small blemishes in the anodizing.  Can’t seem to find the thread now, but someone else might be able to point to it.


 


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those were cool white only. You can get the SP40 in warm but only shipped from China. Not an option from US sources.
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Oli wrote:
Go to the headlight section here. And then watch YouTube videos on every light there. Sacrifice another 40 and get everything you wanted. Wizard PRO warm.

I was gonna suggest Armytek, too, but have no idea what’s the current price for one.

Ain’t got any yet, was eyeballing one for a while, know Markus reviewed one that was quite nice (Dobermann, iirr), but I don’t think they’d squeeze in under the 40buk max.

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I'm offer still stands for the Skilhunt H03R, $35 shipped, PP. Last time I'll mention it.

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I found this for $55 shipped, ticks a lot of boxes besides price.