Smallest AA/14500 light that can do 500 / 1000 lumens?

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I don’t know how the size compares, but the Jetbeam E10R and the Thorfire TK05 are both good “14500” lights.

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Here we are… This is the measurement I did with my tools (home made lightbox, cellphone with ceilingbounce app, callibrated with Olight S1A and ZL SC62w)

Armytek Prime A1 Pro with Olight 14500(750 mah)
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Some numbers:

0s: 580 lm
30s(=100% in the graph): 553 lm
24 min.: 522 lm
24min 20s : step down…

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Boruit BC01 looked like a nice option until I looked at the price, ugh

From all mentioned lights I only have the Sofirn SP10A, SF14 and Lumintop AA

Out of these 3, I’d recommend the Sofirn SF14

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kramer5150 wrote:
None of the 14500 lights will do an honest 1000 OTF, so scratch that off the list entirely. I don’t think they will do a constant 500 OTF either, due to thermal issues. So think of ~500-600 Lumens as short burst only. Either the CPU will throttle them down, or I suspect just thermal heating would reduce lumens significantly.

Even the nitecore EA11, despite its bigger size/mass… can’t sustain 500 OTF beyond either a timed or thermal step down.

The UT01-E11-EDC05 can defeat the Turbo timer step down. Its only accessible in the advanced program settings though. I have only used this mode a couple times when out foraging for fire wood at night. In that scenario I need as much light as possible, both Lux and Lumens… as I am trying to find DRY wood off in the distance. I had the UT01 in my hand. It was around 45-F, with plenty of cold damp air to cool it as I walked. If you can identify wet/dry wood from a distance it can save you some walking. It got uncomfortably hot to hold after maybe 2-3 minutes, and I had to manually turn it down.

(FWIW, these lights also have a battery level indicator. I have since upgraded to a Thorfire D26-26650 for the above purpose, and general camp search light… much much better, but I take a significant size + weight penalty)

With both my Manker E11 and Utorch UT01, I can’t get past the beacon mode. If I single press from beacon, I just go back to strobe. If I double press while in the blink modes, I go back to the normal light modes. Both are with an Efest 14500 IMR. Both were purchased in 2017. Nice channel btw

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Itsme wrote:
With both my Manker E11 and Utorch UT01, I can’t get past the beacon mode. If I single press from beacon, I just go back to strobe. If I double press while in the blink modes, I go back to the normal light modes. Both are with an Efest 14500 IMR. Both were purchased in 2017. Nice channel btw

Hum, does this mean that you can’t enter the programming mode? Sorry if I didn’t understand it correctly!

If that’s the case, from OFF, Press and Hold the switch till the light is ON and keep it pressed for almost 10-11 seconds until you get 2 blinks! Don’t let go the switch after the light’s ON!

After the 2 blinks, you are into programming mode and have access to constant turbo, the special modes and the configuration for each of the 4 brightness levels!

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MascaratumB wrote:
Itsme wrote:
With both my Manker E11 and Utorch UT01, I can’t get past the beacon mode. If I single press from beacon, I just go back to strobe. If I double press while in the blink modes, I go back to the normal light modes. Both are with an Efest 14500 IMR. Both were purchased in 2017. Nice channel btw

Hum, does this mean that you can’t enter the programming mode? Sorry if I didn’t understand it correctly!

If that’s the case, from OFF, Press and Hold the switch till the light is ON and keep it pressed for almost 10-11 seconds until you get 2 blinks! Don’t let go the switch after the light’s ON!

After the 2 blinks, you are into programming mode and have access to constant turbo, the special modes and the configuration for each of the 4 brightness levels!

That worked! Thanks so much for your help

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Itsme wrote:
MascaratumB wrote:
Itsme wrote:
With both my Manker E11 and Utorch UT01, I can’t get past the beacon mode. If I single press from beacon, I just go back to strobe. If I double press while in the blink modes, I go back to the normal light modes. Both are with an Efest 14500 IMR. Both were purchased in 2017. Nice channel btw

Hum, does this mean that you can’t enter the programming mode? Sorry if I didn’t understand it correctly!

If that’s the case, from OFF, Press and Hold the switch till the light is ON and keep it pressed for almost 10-11 seconds until you get 2 blinks! Don’t let go the switch after the light’s ON!

After the 2 blinks, you are into programming mode and have access to constant turbo, the special modes and the configuration for each of the 4 brightness levels!

That worked! Thanks so much for your help

Glad it did Wink

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djozz wrote:
samyy wrote:
Guys, you all are wrong… Evil

This is what you are looking for: Armytek Prime A1 Pro Xpl.

With 14500 battery produces about 560 lumens and after 23 minutes still about 530 lumens (thens starts rapidly steping down). So, 23 minutes (with Olight 14500, 750 mah) almost flat regulated output is really impresive, isnt it?

Prime A1 shines with an AA batteries too. I measured 455 lumens (with eneloop).


I can see why it maintains output for 23 minutes: it is huge! In that aproximate size you can buy a BLF X5 and have 1400 lumen on a 14500 and some cool throw too Party

x2… Its a bit bigger at 108mm long x 24.5mm diameter
https://www.armytek.com/products/flashlights/outdoor-and-camping/armytek...

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