Help me pick a multiple XML emitter flashlight that uses a single 26650

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Help me pick a multiple XML emitter flashlight that uses a single 26650

I’m looking for something to de-throne my old P7 flashlight for overall lumens.

I would greatly prefer a flashlight that operates on a single 26650 (or 18650). I’m paranoid about operating Lion batteries in series. I know to check the battery status, but my wife or small kids may grab the flashlight and forget to turn it off, etc. etc.

I know I can get any number of relatively inexpensive single XML emitter flashlights, and I have one on order, but I’m looking for a quantum jump in lumens, not just an incremental step. I want to keep this under $70, if possible.

Are there any good 3*XML or 5*XML’s that operate on a single 26650 or 26650’s in parallel? Any that are well driven and where they did a good job heat sinking?

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You might want to wait a week or two Wink

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You could get the King it has 4 18650s in paralell. 

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Jake25 wrote:
You might want to wait a week or two Wink

Oooh, do tell….

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Very Nice!!!!

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I can tell you now it will not have 1 (one) emitter in it.

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I’ll take it.

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I’ll be watching for the details on this one!

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or will it be for sale, or both?

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GIVE DETAILS! DO YOU KNOW HOW CRUEL IT IS TO LEAVE US IN THE DARK!

Now I’m just sitting here wondering if I should put more money in my paypal… Sad

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Metalophile wrote:
I’m looking for something to de-throne my old P7 flashlight for overall lumens.

I would greatly prefer a flashlight that operates on a single 26650 (or 18650). I’m paranoid about operating Lion batteries in series. I know to check the battery status, but my wife or small kids may grab the flashlight and forget to turn it off, etc. etc.

I know I can get any number of relatively inexpensive single XML emitter flashlights, and I have one on order, but I’m looking for a quantum jump in lumens, not just an incremental step. I want to keep this under $70, if possible.

Are there any good 3*XML or 5*XML’s that operate on a single 26650 or 26650’s in parallel? Any that are well driven and where they did a good job heat sinking?


The battery life would be horrendous

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Side switch w/ lockout. Shooting for 1500 OTF. Very good heatsinking no cheap dropin design. 18650 battery tube is a possibility.

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Assuming a 3*xml with each driven at 2.5A, that would be approximately 30 minutes on high for a single 4000mAH cell. That would be acceptable to me as long as it also has a medium ~600 lumens and a low ~~100 lumens mode. Or else it could have cells in parallel. I just don’t want to have cells in series where you would be well advised to balance the cells periodically.

One other option is using sealed AGM lead acid batteries. But since I posted under the 26650 topic . . .

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SOLID Jason!!!

Also looking forward to your single emitter design too!!

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Multi XM_Ls with a single 26650 or18650 will not be good you need multi cells.

You should get the Sky Ray King. Which has 3 XM-Ls and takes 3 18650 batteries.

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Multi XM_Ls with a single 26650 or18650 will not be good you need multi cells. You should get the Sky Ray King. Which has 3 XM-Ls and takes 3 18650 batteries.

Not true.  The 18650CGR can do 10+ amps discharge without sweating.  IMR cells should be able to handle any 3-up draw needed.

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ElectroLumens BigBruiser is a 3XML beast that runs direct drive on one 26650. It’s over the origional posters budget. I just mentioning it because it is an awesome amount of light off one cell

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Are you making more than one ? Wink

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Jake25 wrote:
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Are you making more than one ? Wink


It’ll be for retail. If you look at it hard enough you’ll know what brand it is (kinda obvious since it’s a 26650). It should be for sale only through my company since it is my project. I want this to be a good reliable work light, not a 10 minute toy light so we’re not going for 3000+ lumens for 5 minutes.
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Keygos 7x XML with driver mod Crown

weird i just get addicted to flashlight like in a blink of an eye.

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Jake25 wrote:
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Are you making more than one ? Wink


It’ll be for retail. If you look at it hard enough you’ll know what brand it is (kinda obvious since it’s a 26650). It should be for sale only through my company since it is my project. I want this to be a good reliable work light, not a 10 minute toy light so we’re not going for 3000+ lumens for 5 minutes.

Looking at it again, I don’t know the make. But I like the description, and 1500 lumens means it’ll have a runtime of an hour or more. Will you be starting a thread here?
My only Tri-XML light is the HD2010 type with the dropin, which would probably go Paf if left on for more than a min or two on high

Edit: I just realized who you were Jake, gosh I’m slow today. Silly

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
My name is Kendall and I’m a Flashaholic from western Canada

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Metalophile wrote:
Assuming a 3*xml with each driven at 2.5A, that would be approximately 30 minutes on high for a single 4000mAH cell. That would be acceptable to me as long as it also has a medium ~600 lumens and a low ~~100 lumens mode. Or else it could have cells in parallel. I just don’t want to have cells in series where you would be well advised to balance the cells periodically.

One other option is using sealed AGM lead acid batteries. But since I posted under the 26650 topic . . .


Don’t count on it, with voltage sag, especially under that kind of load you might get 10 minutes till dimming sets in, though it will still be damn bright for a while, just not at full power

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Hi Chicago, Jake, et al

 

Having been carefully studying batteries lately, I can confirm the 10amp comment about the Panasonic CGR18650CH.  And keep in mind that the 26650s will do over 15amps (even though protection should set in at or below 15).

 

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By the way Jake, I for one find the “teaser posts” totally titillating – but seriously, they’re not only interesting but they represent a “win-win” for you and BLF members.  Maybe someone was about to buy a “toilet plunger light” and now you’ve saved them by announcing a light that will have comparable performance (or even better) with a better form factor and at a price that’s not a tremendous amount more dear.

 

Please don’t be offended.  Under normal circumstances, in a uniformly well-mannered crowd, taking offence might be justified – but this is a diverse group – lots of different backgrounds, many different ages, etc – and it’s relatively common for people to “go after each other” if for no other reason, just ego.

 

Please continue to post.  As I said, it’s a “Win-Win” for all of us, and you too!

 

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do you have a est. price yet?

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I have no clue what the price will be. I wanna put this between $70 and $90 but nothing is for certain.