List of Flashlight Hosts

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List of Flashlight Hosts

List of Flashlight Hosts

Over the last fortnight, I have been scrounging through several online stores, perusing the various hosts available for purchase. What I have found is that hosts alone are limited in variety and are mainly 18650-suited bodies.
I understand that many DIY-ers dismantle pre-built flashlights just for their hosts, however if you’re looking for one from scratch, hopefully this list will save you some time.
This is by all means not a complete list, so feel free to add more and I will update accordingly.

Please see Don’s P60 sticky for more information on P60 hosts. Some of the hosts listed on this thread will be P60 compatible.

18650 Hosts

Ultrafire C10
Ultrafire C8
Ultrafire C2
All Ultrafire WF-501B/502B/504B/L2 are P60 compatible
Ultrafire WF-501B Green
Ultrafire WF-501B Blue
Ultrafire WF-501B Red
Ultrafire WF-501B Purple
Ultrafire WF-501B Gold
Ultrafire WF-501B Grey
Ultrafire WF-501B Camo
Ultrafire WF-501B Black
Ultrafire WF-502B Silver
Ultrafire WF-502B Black
Ultrafire 504B
Ultrafire L2 Black
Ultrafire Zoom

Convoy C8
Convoy L2
Convoy M1
Convoy M2
Convoy S2 Grey
Convoy S2+ Grey
Convoy S2+ Black
Convoy S3 Gold
Convoy S3 Grey
Convoy S3 Black
Convoy S4 Yellow
Convoy S4 Black
Convoy S5
Convoy S6
Convoy S7
Convoy S8

Roche F8
Roche F12 Yellow
Roche F12 Black

N-Light HB-50
N-Light HB-60 (1 or 2× 18650)

D1
D11 (similar to Convoy S4)
D7 Grey or Gold (similar to Convoy S3)
D4 Stainless Steel
D4 Black (also similar to Convoy S6)

XinTD C8

Generic EDC
Generic C8 (Cheaper)
FandyFire F102
X-Power (Similar to Convoy S6, potentially better build – see post #14 cereal_killer)
X8 (2× 18650)
Dry (3× 18650)
Magic Fire (3× 18650)
OEM Zooming
OEM D4 (Similar to Convoy M1)
Generic P60
Generic XR-E
Generic C6
Generic Cree 2× 18650 (2× 18650)
Sky Ray S-R5 (2× 18650)

Solarforce L2 series (P60 compatible)

AA/14500

Ultrafire AA
Ultrafire C3 Stainless Steel
Ultrafire C3 Black

Torpedo
B2 Stainless Steel

AAA/10440

A1

26650

XINTD X3
Generic E1
Generic E2
Generic E3
Generic E4
Generic 2× 26650 (2× 26650)

CR123a

Ultrafire 602C
Ultrafire WF-501A|2185234369
Mini Cree (similar to Ultrafire 602C but more expensive)
Solarforce L2M (P60 compatible)
Essentially all 18650 hosts = 2x CR123a

Edited by: Gloh on 04/26/2014 - 04:38
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Whoah….excellent work!

Nice compiled list…THANKS!

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What! No AAA?

My collection 2 Small

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blfdemigod wrote:

Where are the AAA?

I can only find one at the moment, the A1 (which I wrongly put under AA prior to your question).
Know of any others?

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Here’s some hosts from CNQG and Fasttech

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Thank you! I added more to the list from cnqualitygoods.

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Slim AA zoomie

SK68 Clone $2.46 on ebay!

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Pregulla wrote:

Slim AA zoomie

SK68 Clone $2.46 on ebay!

Thanks for the suggestions Pregulla! Those look like great lights, however the list is for hosts only without any pre-installed LEDs and components.
However I’m sure people can still purchases these (as you have linked) and dismantle.

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I don’t know if this list of suppliers will be of any use to your search but it might contain some vendors you haven’t looked at yet.

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What a useful resource for DIYers! Thank you!

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This is an awesome list of a lot of hosts currently available, so thx Beer
Some hosts are to find at several vendors, sometimes even cheaper. But they can be googled easily, so this list is a wonderful start to get the overview.
I didn’t know the xintd x3 was available as host. Nice find.
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Solarforce L2 range, Solarforce Flashlight-sales HK , The L2M is a CR123 host as well.

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Brilliant, thanks for compiling this Beer

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I notice you have the X-power 18650 host listed as “generic copy of S6”, don’t let that confuse you, I actually prefer the x-power to the convoy. Machining is perfect (not that there are issues with the convoy), ano is perfect, threads are perfect, at almost 1/2 off the convoy it [the x-power] is the better light.

I’ve only owned one, and one S6 so maybe my samples were exceptional (good for the x-power and nothing-special for the convoy) so take that into consideration but IMO the x-power is the better host.

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Cereal_killer wrote:
I notice you have the X-power 18650 host listed as “generic copy of S6”, don’t let that confuse you, I actually prefer the x-power to the convoy. Machining is perfect (not that there are issues with the convoy), ano is perfect, threads are perfect, at almost 1/2 off the convoy it [the x-power] is the better light.

I’ve only owned one, and one S6 so maybe my samples were exceptional (good for the x-power and nothing-special for the convoy) so take that into consideration but IMO the x-power is the better host.

Thank you cereal_killer, I have made a note next to the X-power now.

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Nice list!

OEM D4 is the generic Convoy M1.

The OEM Zooming mentioned in OP is not similar to Convoy M1.

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RaceR86 wrote:

Nice list!

OEM D4 is the generic Convoy M1.

The OEM Zooming mentioned in OP is not similar to Convoy M1.

Thanks RaceR86. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which and I forget which ones I’ve already seen and listed.
Thank you for pointing that out! I’ve changed it on the OP.

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Could you add which ones are P60 compatible? (Solarforce L2 and L2M are the oens I know)

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ozlight wrote:
Could you add which ones are P60 compatible? (Solarforce L2 and L2M are the oens I know)

http://www.fasttech.com/product/1409307 is a good cheap option.
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ozlight wrote:
Could you add which ones are P60 compatible? (Solarforce L2 and L2M are the oens I know)

Hi ozlight, I’ve updated a few of the Ultrafire lights to show whether they are P60 compatible. Hope it helps!
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Thanks for this list. Very useful

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Thanks for the great list.

 

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Thank you for nice list here!

Has anyone found something like this Courui host anywhere?
http://www.lightmalls.com/highly-bright-1-cree-xm-l-3-modes-1770-lumens-...

I have been looking something like this and also something big host that has space for like 6- or more XM-L2 leds. But no luck so far. Sad

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Has anyone ordered the N-light b2 stainless AA host? It’s still the but no pictures.

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Anyone?

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Any updates on a AAA host ?
the A1 is showing as not available on the link

Looking to build a single programable mode or LMH no memory lamp to clip to an aircraft pilot headset

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Actually I’m looking at possibilities as well.

What I found so far:

  • Vinh likes Prometheus Beta, says the quality is top notch. Though it’s too large for me
  • Astrolux A01 is known OK host that can be had for reasonable money. Though this time it’s too large for me Wink
  • Lumintop EDC01 is the smallest AAA light that I’ve found that has reasonable thermals and separate LED and switch PCBs. It’s still larger than I’d like though.

I intend to take a gamble and buy Trustfire MINI3 and see if it’s wortwhile.

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Thanks for the names, I’ll look them up.

I want one that I can clip with a belt clip to a David Clarke DC10.3 aviation headset. I currently have an 18650 el cheapo AliExpress zoomy with electronics from Mountain Electronics. So I am happy with any size AAA lamp as it is sure to be smaller than the 18650

Does need to be able to be opened up though to take some single programmable mode driver or a LMH no memory always start on Low type driver… no flashing modes.

Any idea of PCB sizes on the list you gave ?

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