Review: DQG Tiny18650 (XM-L2, 18650)

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UPz,
One thing I notice from your review is the DQG’s beam appears to have superior tint consistency across the beam. XM-L lights typically exhibit some difference in tint between the hotspot and spill. Do you think the DQG’s TIR optic helps mitigate this?

Or does the XM-L2 simply improve over the XM-L1 in this respect?

Thanks.

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Slim Pickens wrote:
UPz,
One thing I notice from your review is the DQG’s beam appears to have superior tint consistency across the beam. XM-L lights typically exhibit some difference in tint between the hotspot and spill. Do you think the DQG’s TIR optic helps mitigate this?

Or does the XM-L2 simply improve over the XM-L1 in this respect?

Thanks.

Hi Pickens!

I own other XM-L2 lights with standart reflectors that still exhibit that tint difference in betwen the hotspot and the spill (usually greenish-yellowish), so I would say it is the TIR optics what makes this beauty uniform tint consistency in the DQG Tiny18650.

Regards!

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UPz wrote:
Hi Pickens!

I own other XM-L2 lights with standart reflectors that still exhibit that tint difference in betwen the hotspot and the spill (usually greenish-yellowish), so I would say it is the TIR optics what makes this beauty uniform tint consistency in the DQG Tiny18650.

Regards!

Thank you for following up on that Smile
That aspect of XM-L/2 lights has always irked me a bit. I only buy a couple ‘ready-to-go’ lights a year and the DQG 18650 is now on my list of prospects!

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IMHO it is a great light, won’t disappoint you.

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Thanks a lot for the review! Frontpage’d and Sticky’d.

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