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The 26650 Thread

I want to create this thread so we can talk about 26650 related flashlights. Here are some interesting findings I have came across on the web. Let me know your opionions on each option.


1) UniqueFire UF-2180: manafont $58 Shipped
2) UniqueFire UF-2170: Manafont $58 Shipped
3) 1&2 26650 Host: cnqualitygoods $33 Shipped
4) 1&2 26650 XML: cnqualitygood $60 Shipped
5) Maelstrom S12: 4sevens $135 Shipped
6) TorchLite Host: gigainternational $50 Shipped
7) Palight BG-SST50: manafont.com $178.50
8) 2X26650 Host:cnqualitygoods $48.60 Shipped
9) 2X26650 XML: cnqualitygoods$68.60 Shipped
10) 1&2 26650 XPG-R5: cnqualitygoods $48 Shipped
11) Big Bruiser 3 XML: elektrolumens $260 Shipped
12) Titainium P60 26650 Host:candlepowerforums$486
13) Shadow W-26 2X26650 XML: cnqualitygoods $57 Shipped
14) Maelstrom X10 XML: goinggear $100

15) Uwelectronics: ebay $60 Shipped

16) JM07: .intl-outdoor $50


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The hosts that cnqualitygoods have look nice, but I haven't tried one out yet.  I think the lack of popularity of 26650 lights is a shame.  Then again, the only thing they have going for them over a good 18650 based light is runtime (and certain extreme mods).

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What do you think about number 1 and 2 Match?

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I would like the UniqueFire UF-2170 if it was offered as a host only.  I don't need the entire set with battery and charger.  I wonder about the build quality as well - especially the offering from cnqualitygoods .  It would be a nice alternative to and 18650 based host. I have plenty of those, but only a few m@g C mods that accept 26650.

My lights here and here

 

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I've been looking all day for a 2x26650 flashlight with a big head. There's of course this

http://www.diytrade.com/china/4/products/7895784/LED_flashlight_torch_sh...

You get a lot of details there.

 

And there's this http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1145  SSt-50  

1300L ?   On a different site it was specified that the LED is driven at 5A. I  think lumen estimates are not realistic, judging by this recent test http://budgetlightforum.com/node/2603

And then:

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1150    XM-L T6

900L . This looks very real as on a different website it was specified 860L at 3A.

 

These too are both nice lights, and good prices, $57 and $49 respectively .  The reflector is  51mm wide, however how deep it is? It seems to make bad ring/loop according to the beamshots.

 

Maybe some else is looking for a 2x26650 and some extra details might help.

 

 

 

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http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1150%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1145%C2%A0

I have finally found out what's the reflector size for these two flashlights, since no one @cnqualitygoods is willing to answer my e-mails.

It's 51mm wide and 30mm deep. I sure looks shallow and probably that's causing that outer ring.

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1) UniqueFire UF-2180: manafont $58 Shipped
2) UniqueFire UF-2170: Manafont $58 Shipped
3) 1&2 26650 Host: cnqualitygoods $33 Shipped
4) 1&2 26650 XML: cnqualitygood $60 Shipped
5) Maelstrom S12: 4sevens $135 Shipped
6) TorchLite Host: gigainternational $50 Shipped
7) Palight BG-SST50: manafont.com $178.50
8) 2X26650 Host:cnqualitygoods $48.60 Shipped
9) 2X26650 XML: cnqualitygoods$68.60 Shipped
10) 1&2 26650 XPG-R5: cnqualitygoods $48 Shipped
11) Big Bruiser 3 XML: elektrolumens $260 Shipped
12) Titainium P60 26650 Host:candlepowerforums$486

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1) UniqueFire UF-2180: manafont $58 Shipped
2) UniqueFire UF-2170: Manafont $58 Shipped
3) 1&2 26650 Host: cnqualitygoods $33 Shipped
4) 1&2 26650 XML: cnqualitygood $60 Shipped
5) Maelstrom S12: 4sevens $135 Shipped
6) TorchLite Host: gigainternational $50 Shipped
7) Palight BG-SST50: manafont.com $178.50
8) 2X26650 Host:cnqualitygoods $48.60 Shipped
9) 2X26650 XML: cnqualitygoods$68.60 Shipped
10) 1&2 26650 XPG-R5: cnqualitygoods $48 Shipped
11) Big Bruiser 3 XML: elektrolumens $260 Shipped
12) Titainium P60 26650 Host:candlepowerforums$486

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Who feel that  this 1&2 26650 Host: http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=114

or http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1077

has shady pictures but is interested in such a host, check the link below for better pictures

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=10547709791

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No switch, put in battery & the flashlight will work

 

Im guessing this is a twisty, lol. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/fandyfire-bt-qs88-xm-lt6-waterproof-1-mode-...

I LOVE the 18650 adapters though.


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Hikelite wrote:

Who feel that  this 1&2 26650 Host: http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=114

or http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1077

has shady pictures but is interested in such a host, check the link below for better pictures

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=10547709791[/quote]

 

 

The pill / heatsink looks good even if it lacks of mass / volume compared to the one of the original JM07 (on left)

 

  

So I prefer the "original" TorchLight / Shadow JM07 and idealy I would buy the one with the bigger head:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5538270055

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5980690322 

The problem is to know if the 55mm reflector for MC-E will "work" with an XM-L.

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I do not know if the XM-L would benefit from such a flat area around it, like the reflector of the MC-E Torchlite with 55mm head and it appears to be heavy OP.

If you don't mind the double battery format this would make a better host in my opinion:

http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/315682287-led-flashlight-shell-torc...

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Hikelite wrote:
If you don't mind the double battery format this would make a better host in my opinion

Yes,  I seen this host a few days ago when I was searching 26650 flashlights but I didn't seen it anywhere else probably because it was discontinued. 

(I seen one like this in Taobao but was not sure if it was new or used.)

 

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http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm/315682287-led-flashlight-shell-torc...

"Sorry, this item is no longer available!"...

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Is anyone familiar with this?

http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1222

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Nice! do you know if the body detach to run in single 26650?

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vinhnguyen54 wrote:

Nice! do you know if the body detach to run in single 26650?

Doesn't look like it does.

 

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I'm waiting for the new Shadown lights from CNQ.  Supposed to be very power, very good.  Hope they are of Jetbeam quality.

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vinhnguyen54 wrote:

Nice! do you know if the body detach to run in single 26650?

Also doesn't look like the Voltage range would handle 1 battery

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6~8.4V  2x26650  (not included)

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Anyone actually purchase either the UF-2170 or the UF-2180?  Curious to see beam shots and find out if they are equivalent or essentially the C8 that is highly recommended on BLF, but with the 26650 battery.

 

Tia.

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Southern Aurora wrote:

Is anyone familiar with this?

http://cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1222

 

Other details from TaoBao:

 

 

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vinhnguyen54 wrote:

Nice! do you know if the body detach to run in single 26650?

 

This light definitely exists in 1x26650 format.  In this photo the 2x26650 tube is in the background.

 

Priced @ $33

The 2x26650 version is sold for $36  by the same seller.

Shipping is $1.5 in China. Smile

 

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Is there anyone here that has actually seen/used the shadow? I want one but I am not willing to buy the batteries and a new charger on a whim for one light.

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Just in case you did not try, 3AA hosts are normally compatible with 26650 as far as I have seen, the closest I got is a zooming from taobao made for 4AA but this one could have a 32600/32650 instead.

*I am only talking about sizes, drivers might not be compatible and should be replaced.

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Fightin14 wrote:

Is there anyone here that has actually seen/used the shadow? I want one but I am not willing to buy the batteries and a new charger on a whim for one light.

I have one, very nicely finished, great throw, fantastic levels, for a light of this size and power the medium is perfect for most jobs and the low is really low, the strobe is very fast, nice thing is it doesn't have memory so you never see the strobe unless you want it. Starts H,M,L,S, I love the settings. You won't be disappointed.

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http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-bt-qs88-xm-lt6-1-mode-1000-lumen-... Looks good, who'll be the guinea pig? A shame it's single mode 3 would be nice, running flat out all the time isn't always especially useful. 26650 capable charger. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-wf-188-rapid-charger-for-3-2v-3-7... How the heck do you do a carriage return on this forum?

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I have bought several days ago something I dreamed of, single cell 26650 3x XML flashlight Smile 56$ with shipping, I hope it is worth something, but it should be Smile Now it is just a question of one cell driver able to deliver 5 or more ampers...

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Hikelite wrote:

vinhnguyen54 wrote:

Nice! do you know if the body detach to run in single 26650?

 

This light definitely exists in 1x26650 format.  In this photo the 2x26650 tube is in the background.

 

Priced @ $33

The 2x26650 version is sold for $36  by the same seller.

Shipping is $1.5 in China. Smile

 

Now available for $55.30

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shadow 2x26650 available at intl-outdoor

nice price

http://www.intl-outdoor.com/shadow-jm05-t6-2x26650-850lm-flashlight-p-30...

edit: this looks like a great candidate for hunting light - anybody know or can measure reflector dimensions?

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