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Spark SG5

Spark has released 2 new headlamps – the SG5 AA/14500, and the SG3 cr123/16340.

http://www.spark-light.com/Products.aspx?ProductID=38

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Coupon here

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Teutate wrote:
Coupon here

Thanks Smile

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MattSPL wrote:
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Coupon here

Thanks Smile


Thanks, ordered.

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Hope they bring out an 18650 version

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watkins wrote:
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Teutate wrote:
Coupon here

Thanks Smile


Thanks, ordered.

Did you order the SG3 or SG5? I ordered an SG5 Smile

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PhatPhil wrote:
Hope they bring out an 18650 version

+1

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SG5, already have loads of eneloops where as only a couple of 16340.

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Ok, I’ve some 14500’s to try.

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those look very nice. Anyone know if they have been out for a while?

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those look very nice. Anyone know if they have been out for a while?

I think they are just out. They have an advert flash up on HKequipment, that’s where i saw them, and then found a thread on cpf that’s only a few days old.

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It'd compare better to the Xtar H1 if it had a lower low.  It's lighter, but even a gram weenie like me isn't likely to choose the SG5 over the H1.

 

Wait a minute.  Someone on the other forum said it's rated to do 260 lumens with an AA.  The H1 only does 120 lumens with an AA. The H1 does 330 lumens with a 14500.  What does the SG5 do with a 14500?

The low mode should be lower.

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I believe the runtime and lumen specs refer to 14500 and not nihm.

I also asked Stanley from HKE regarding the interchangeable reflector and he said that they’re not the same as the old SD ones, he says the new SG reflectors will soon be in stock.

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The SG5 arrived Smile

It doesn’t accept flat top cells like unprotected Sanyo 14500’s, or even the Nitecore 14500’s that have a slight button top.
The Sanyo’s work with a magnet spacer, but the Nitecore’s are too long with a spacer and the tail wont screw on properly.
The light seems to be perfect for AA or Eneloops though.

I measure current draw at the tail.
On a new Duracell AA it pulled about 2.3Amps on Turbo.
With the Sanyo 14500 or Efest IMR it pulled 0.73Amps.

Mode spacing seems good, and the light feels very solid, feeling more substantial and weightier than the Zebralight SC52.

I might put this one up for sale if anybody is interested as none of my 14500’s work without spacers.

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MattSPL wrote:
The SG5 arrived Smile I might put this one up for sale if anybody is interested as none of my 14500’s work without spacers.

If you do a pretty good price I wouldn’t complain about having two.

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watkins wrote:
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The SG5 arrived Smile I might put this one up for sale if anybody is interested as none of my 14500’s work without spacers.

If you do a pretty good price I wouldn’t complain about having two.

How does 32euro shipped sound? That’s less than $45. I paid $59.

Cheers
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What’s the longest cell it will take, in mm?

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What’s the longest cell it will take, in mm?

A Nitecore 14500 is about the maximum length. Add a magnet(approx 1mm) and the tailcap won’t screw on fully to make contact.

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How long is the Nitecore?

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MattSPL wrote:
watkins wrote:
MattSPL wrote:
The SG5 arrived Smile I might put this one up for sale if anybody is interested as none of my 14500’s work without spacers.

If you do a pretty good price I wouldn’t complain about having two.

How does 32euro shipped sound? That’s less than $45. I paid $59.

Cheers
Matt

Did this sale? I’d take it at that price.

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MattSPL wrote:
watkins wrote:
MattSPL wrote:
The SG5 arrived Smile I might put this one up for sale if anybody is interested as none of my 14500’s work without spacers.

If you do a pretty good price I wouldn’t complain about having two.

How does 32euro shipped sound? That’s less than $45. I paid $59.

Cheers
Matt

Did this sale? I’d take it at that price.

It sold, thanks.

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rojos wrote:
How long is the Nitecore?

Not sure, I’m not at home to measure at the moment. You might find measurements online.

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MattSPL wrote:
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How long is the Nitecore?

Not sure, I’m not at home to measure at the moment. You might find measurements online.

Here’s the measurements from Nitecore’s website

Diameter 14.2mm
Length 51.5mm

These cells will not work in the SG5 due to having only a slight button top. Flat top cells will not work either without a magnet spacer.