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Help, looking for a ultra compact 18650 flashlight

Hey Everyeone,

I'm looking for a bright, ultra compact 18650 I'm a real noob on flashlights so I need some help. I'm leaning twards the tr-801 Q5 3 mode or something like it. I'm looking to spend under $20.

I need to know some model numbers to even start looking and some good websites. I want a bright one but not so bright at the expense of useability, IE burn your hands, catch the woods on fire ect Wink

The batteries are on the way, Hi-max 2600 and xtar 2600's I have the charger, a WF-188

 

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how about the trustfire t2 xpg r5 available at manafont. $22.33 side switch a little over your budget.

 

TR801 for $12.85

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Sky Ray G5 at Manafont for 17.75 is looking good, but I haven't seen reviews so far. Looks like an XP-G emitter on the pics and it has 5 modes with memory.

Sky Ray P10 is in the same category.

Fandyfire 2100 too.

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yeah I like the g5 or the fannyfire  too

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Yep, FandyFire is the way to go. I have the 2100 1-mode version coming. Will definitely do a review once it arrives. With lots of pics from the name and logo side of the light...

After the review, it's about to be XML'ified and Nanjg 105'ified.

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Get a TR-801 and mod it like I did: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2086 - its only 97mm tall! I I am waiting for the optics: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/23mm-8mm-60-degree-93-transmittance-glass-optics-2-pack-13702 to replace the reflector - that should give  a nice uniform light pattern.

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Yep, FandyFire is the way to go. I have the 2100 1-mode version coming. Will definitely do a review once it arrives. With lots of pics from the name and logo side of the light...

Please inform the men as soon as it arrives, I have my Paypal trigger cocked and ready. I like the looks very much, maybe with the exception of the GITD tailcap.

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Vectrex wrote:

HID45 wrote:

Yep, FandyFire is the way to go. I have the 2100 1-mode version coming. Will definitely do a review once it arrives. With lots of pics from the name and logo side of the light...

Please inform the men as soon as it arrives, I have my Paypal trigger cocked and ready. I like the looks very much, maybe with the exception of the GITD tailcap.

Yep, will do. Just don't hold your breath. I ordered it on 23.5 (that'll be one week ago) and the order status is still "packing". 

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The Ultrafire P10 is compact, very light (54 gram without the battery, 100 gram with a protected 2500mAh Trustfire) and very bright.

The heat transfer is also very good.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-p10-r5-cree-xr-g-r5-5-mode-350-lumen-memory-led-flashlight-1-18650-42972?r=43033281

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Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

The Ultrafire P10 is compact, very light (54 gram without the battery, 100 gram with a protected 2500mAh Trustfire) and very bright.

The heat transfer is also very good.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-p10-r5-cree-xr-g-r5-5-mode-350-lumen-memory-led-flashlight-1-18650-42972?r=43033281

If you decide on the P10, buy the one from Manafont labeled as a Sky Ray. It is the same light and Manafont will get it it you much quicker and their customer service is a bit more responsive.

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SirJohn wrote:

Hobbyfotograaf wrote:

The Ultrafire P10 is compact, very light (54 gram without the battery, 100 gram with a protected 2500mAh Trustfire) and very bright.

The heat transfer is also very good.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-p10-r5-cree-xr-g-r5-5-mode-350-lumen-memory-led-flashlight-1-18650-42972?r=43033281

If you decide on the P10, buy the one from Manafont labeled as a Sky Ray. It is the same light and Manafont will get it it you much quicker and their customer service is a bit more responsive.

I already have one, bought at DX last year (november).

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Thanks for all the links! There are a lot more too choose from than I came up with on my own. I really like the FannyFire 2100. HID45, Hopefully you get one soon. I would like to wait and see the review.

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xxllmm4 wrote:

... I really like the FannyFire 2100....

Let's just hope it doesn't light HID45s fanny on fire ..... Wink

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It's the same light as the yezl z1.. for the money it's hard to beat ..   mizjif is one of a few  members who hates this light .most think it's pretty decent just is over priced (it was 25$/xpg now the z-1 is an xml + is 29.95+shhipping )..I assume the yezl has a few advantagesover the fandyfire  .. it probably has a better driver and a better pill /copper / .. other than that i assume it's the exact same light .$17 imho is a decent price for this light

 there are reviews on BLF for yezl z1 just do a search .. i know match took one apart and  at least did a mini review

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Vectrex wrote:

Sky Ray G5 at Manafont for 17.75 is looking good, but I haven't seen reviews so far. Looks like an XP-G emitter on the pics and it has 5 modes with memory.

Me neither. And I really like it, reminds me Sunwayman lights, that I like badly :bigsmile: (too bad they aren't budget Sad )

N-Light L2 could be a good choice also. I was thinking on buying one with actual offer from Ric. 

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Are any of the ultra compact available in neutral tint with either correctly working memory or single mode?  I now have just too many cool white and want to graduate to neutral but I will not put up with "always turns on in the next mode" type of multi mode.

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There is, but it exceeds the $20 limit a little.

ShiningBeam S-mini Neutral White LED Flashlight 335 Lumens

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Vectrex wrote:

There is, but it exceeds the $20 limit a little.

ShiningBeam S-mini Neutral White LED Flashlight 335 Lumens

That is a rather impressive flashlight. Too bad it's out of my range.

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This is a new one at MF similar to Fandyfire 2100 but with xml. uniquefire 2100

 

aluminum UF a10c with 5mode q5

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Just get a Trustfire T2, it will end up being your favorite light as long as you can live with a side clicky switch, which I personally love.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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Budgeteer wrote:

Vectrex wrote:

There is, but it exceeds the $20 limit a little.

ShiningBeam S-mini Neutral White LED Flashlight 335 Lumens

That is a rather impressive flashlight. Too bad it's out of my range.

 

I have both the Yezl Z1 and the Shiningbeam S-Mini and they are two different animals, the only thing they have in common is 3 mode and 18650 batteries. The Yezl is definitely brighter, but the ringy beam and the cheap build quality are not good. The S-Mini has an absolutely beautiful beam and stellar build quality, probably the best quality light I have or have handled for that matter. If you want the best light get the S-Mini if you want the brightest get the Yezl.

 

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There is an akoray 18650 out there   saw it just the other day .. never seen it before . just thought I'd mention it .

http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/akoray-cree-230lumens-1x18650-flashlightfcak12-p-1755.html

cheaper than this place but i forget where .interesting looking light .

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I love compact 18650 lights and have a few of them and did some measurements.

My favourite is the UltraFire P10-R5, as I find it most pocket-friendly - and it tailstands.

A friend of mine accidentally washed it in the washing machine - no water got inside.

It has an XP-G R5, which suits your requirements quite well; you still shouldn't put it somewhere running high for prolonged time as it still gets hot then, but a holding hand or headwind will suffice as cooling and it won't get hot then.

I modded mine to XM-L @2.8A, that's my EDC now Smile

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Thanks for the help everyone. I ended up ordering the fannyfire a couple days ago. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/fandyfire-2100-cree-xp-gr5-5-mode-350-lumen-white-led-flashlight-with-strap-1-x-18650-90123 

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Boaz wrote:

There is an akoray 18650 out there   saw it just the other day .. never seen it before . just thought I'd mention it .

http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/akoray-cree-230lumens-1x18650-flashlightfcak12-p-1755.html

cheaper than this place but i forget where .interesting looking light .

 

I was in the hunt for a torch exactly like this - thanks for bring it to our attention.

It's great looking, very compact and not too bright (my other 18650 light is the hard driven R5 Fandyfire 2100 which I find too bright at times)

The other site you were talking about was probably PowerWholesale.net who also sell this Akoray AK-12, except they claim theirs to be a Q5 not a Q4 (is there any distinguishable difference anyway?)

Their price is also cheaper (for me at least), even though they charge shipping. I'm in Australia and they quoted $8 for shipping but the total cost is still $5 cheaper than QualityChinaGoods

Here's the link:

http://www.powerwholesale.net/akoray-ak12-cree-q5-1mode-aluminum-led-flashlight-118650-p-227.html

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A little late with my input but I'd have recommended the 3 or 5 mode UF 2100 from DD for around $18.  Nice quality and insanely bright. Already has a good XM-L and a great driver with no need for upgrading.

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Ultracompact 18650 is not a very popular form factor.  But they are perfect bike lights for helmet mounting.  My criteria is under 5" and 1" diameter.  There are very few lights that have straight bodies; no lights with larger diameter heads for the helmet.

I finally upgraded my tr-801 with a Uniquefire 2100 single mode.  I then bought an S-Mini XP-G; the XP-G should have more throw than the XM-L version.  The S-Mini is SMALLER than any of the other offerings at 4.5" l x 0.87" diameter.  It's a very nice light.  The XP-G is $8 cheaper than the XM-L version and it's rated 40 lumens lower than the XM-L.

I would not hesitate to buy another Shiningbeam branded light.  The may not be budget, but the quality is great.

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I have 2 S-mine lights.  One is the older XP-G and I have the newer XM-L.  The XM-L is listed at 400 lumens and the XP-G is rated at 360 lumens.  Of the two, I prefer the less expensive XP-G.  It looks brighter to me and throws better.  The XM-L has a little more spill but not enough to make it worth the extra $5 as far as I'm concerned.  Both are great lights.  

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Boaz wrote:

There is an akoray 18650 out there   saw it just the other day .. never seen it before . just thought I’d mention it .


http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/akoray-cree-230lumens-1×18650-flashlightfcak12-p-1755.html


cheaper than this place but i forget where .interesting looking light .


See also http://www.easylightbuy.com/akoray-ak12-cree-q3-led-aluminum-flashlight_... for an “Akoray AK-12 CREE Q3 LED Aluminum Flashlight”. It is extremely compact and light. It even uses square threads to hold the tail cap on with less metal. Very neat finish. May not be easily modable, as the pill is shoved into the main tube which is both the body and the head.

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