budget XM-l T6 light (AA / 14500)

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budget XM-l T6 light (AA / 14500)

looking for some budget XM-l T6 light (AA / 14500).
budget 10-15 usd.

or DIY.

please suggest some lights or DIY (host, driver & bin)

Thanks,
BT

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This is one of my favorites. http://www.fasttech.com/product/1082400-akoray-k-106-cree-q5-wc-220-lume...
Change the led out with a neutral XP-G2 and use a sanyo 14500 battery, change the driver out with this. http://www.fasttech.com/products/1612/10001683/1186300-6-amc7135-2-group...
Or leave it factory, your choice. From my experiences though, the factory driver will not last long using a 14500 then trying to use a AA afterwards, at least that’s the way it use to be. The factory driver will work with a AA but only if don’t use a 14500. If you use a 14500 then it will not work with a AA anymore. The driver I linked is for a Li-ion (14500) only.
Just my two cents. Wink
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I just reread your post your looking for a XM-L light. This host will still work with a XM-L, its just the beam will be more towards a flood type light. The beam pattern with the XP-G2 would be much better with a small reflector.

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There are SK68 clones equipped with an XM-L led. An example : this one at DX.

The TrustFire Z8 is a AA/14500 flashlight with an XM-L.

BLF review here

TrustFire Z8 at buyincoins

TrustFire Z8 at lightmalls

Edit : TrustFire Z8 takes only LiIon 14500 batteries and does not take AA alcalines, thanks to Chicken Drumstick for this precision.

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thanks 007, i like your idea & suggestion.

Will study a bit & then making.

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moderator007 wrote:
This is one of my favorites. http://www.fasttech.com/product/1082400-akoray-k-106-cree-q5-wc-220-lume... Change the led out with a neutral XP-G2 and use a sanyo 14500 battery, change the driver out with this. http://www.fasttech.com/products/1612/10001683/1186300-6-amc7135-2-group...

Or leave it factory, your choice. From my experiences though, the factory driver will not last long using a 14500 then trying to use a AA afterwards, at least that's the way it use to be. The factory driver will work with a AA but only if don't use a 14500. If you use a 14500 then it will not work with a AA anymore. The driver I linked is for a Li-ion (14500) only. Just my two cents. Wink .

I just reread your post your looking for a XM-L light. This host will still work with a XM-L, its just the beam will be more towards a flood type light. The beam pattern with the XP-G2 would be much better with a small reflector.

It's very nice with XM-L too. I have one with XM-L2 T6 3C and Qlite 3A driver.

However, the 17mm driver doesn't fit directly, but requires quite much sanding.. It can be done, but be prepared to spend some extra time there.

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Alcius wrote:
There are SK68 clones equipped with an XM-L led. An example : this one at DX.

The TrustFire Z8 is a AA/14500 flashlight with an XM-L.

BLF review here

TrustFire Z8 at buyincoins

TrustFire Z8 at lightmalls
Z8 won’t work with AA, won’t even turn on.