*Help wanted* A list of pill-less lights (WIP)

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*Help wanted* A list of pill-less lights (WIP)

Hopefully, this thread will turn into a pretty comprehensive list of lights with a solid thermal path, aka “pill-less”, “integrated pill”, “uni-head” (If there is a better term for this, please tell me.)

I know of a few lights off the top of my head, but I cannot list them all. This is where I would like your help. Variants, general price range, and other notes are also helpful.

I will hopefully add/edit this often.

If it is a 32650, it is assumed that a 26650 or a 18650 will fit with an adapter. If it is a 26650, it is assumed that a 18650 fits with an adapter.

LIST: (in no order) (will try to add blf thread links + prices soon)
Trustfire A8 (1× 26650, ~$20 for flashlight only, sometimes is bundled with a decent battery+charger)
UltraFire LZZ-06 (1x AAA /10440, ~$10, AKA Crelant V01A, XL-03)
Supfire M6 (1-4× 18650, ~$40)
Ultrafire F13 (1× 26650, ~$13)
Roche F22 (1-2× 26650, ~$48)
RUSTU RX-40 (1× 26650, ~$46)
TrustFire AK-90 (3-4× 26650, ~$?
UltraFire T90 (3× 26650, ~$?, can do do a MTG-2 swap w/stock driver, seems to share a name with a soup-can style light)
TrustFire X7 (3× 26650, ~$?)
BTU Shocker (3× 18650, ~$?)
TrustFire TR-J20 (3× 32650, ~$?)
Taotronics ThorLite TT-TF03 (2× 18650/ 4x CR123, ~$?)
Eagle eye X6 (1× 18650, ~$18, Head is a PITA to open [glue])
TrustFire TR-J18 (2-3× 26650, ~$?)
Xintd X3 (1× 26650, ~$35)
On The Road X6M (1× 26650, ~$?)
Convoy L4 (1× 18650, ~$?)
Roche F8 (1× 18650, ~$?)
Ultrafire M5 (1x AAA/10440, ~$?)

Unknown/ needs second opinion/too lazy to link
all of the shadow brand lights???
skyray S4
Black Shadow Terminator (4× 18650, ~$?, Iffy)
UltraFire UF-H6 (1×18650, ~$?, headlamp)
this thing (1-4× 18650, ~$?, has a solid heat path, looks to be an upgraded variant of the Ultrafire UF-T90 soup- can style light, needs name)
solarstorm T3=T4
Cofly KX-D010
shadow JM26
shadow Jm07
shadow SL3 (second gen)
pioneer C8
Jacob A60
Lighten7 Max X3A
lighten7 elite S1A Sunwayman T40CS plus
Pioneer C22
Olight Javelot M2X-UT
LuckySun D80
LuckySun P26650-L2
Rocher MC10
Solarstorm SP03
Xtar B20
Eagle eyes F30????
Eagle eyes A6
Solarforce T1
Skilhunt H02/H02R
Niwalker Vostro BK-FA01
XTAR D26
Thorfire VG-10

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

The real currency in the world is not money, it’s trust.

Edited by: musicmagic on 02/05/2015 - 03:39
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Trustfire TR-J18 is one that comes to mind ($40-50 ebay)

This thing too
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Eagle Eye X6 (1×18650 $18)

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Just keep in mind that a solid floor plate doesnt necessarily mean that a light has a properly designed thermal path for dissipating heat to the available outer surface areas.

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FlashPilot wrote:
Just keep in mind that a solid floor plate doesnt necessarily mean that a light has a properly designed thermal path for dissipating heat to the available outer surface areas.

what I meant was a straight heat path from the led star to the outside of the head, so that you skip the middle step (pill).

updating op with extra lights.

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

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Well yes. Sorry, I automatically assumed that you were creating this list with the thought that pill-less lights would offer a thermal dissipation advantage over their pilled cousins. Which begs the question: what is the purpose of this list? :bigsmile:

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FlashPilot wrote:
Which begs the question: what is the purpose of this list? :bigsmile:

I saw this list of hosts, and thought why not? It will be useful to someone at some point. Since we have a habit of over-driving led to the point of the led re-flowing itself with a bad thermal path, why not save someone the legwork of finding a light with a good heat path?

OP updated

If you can’t blind them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap.

The real currency in the world is not money, it’s trust.

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Nice list.

Ill also vouch for Ultrafire F13. First generation of these had pill. Second generation, which have been the lights sold lately seem to be unihead/pill less.

Small Sun ZY-T11

Small sun ZY-T29

Small Sun ZY-T13  (middle section with pill is one part)

On the Road X6M (middle section with pill is one part)

Convoy L4

Fandyfire 9 XM-L

OEM/Kinfire/COROUI 12 XM-L

Roche F8

Ultrafire M1

Fandyfire Rook

Solarstorm SP03


 

K2 does have some sort of pill.  There are several solarstorm lights that seems have a tight press fit aluminium pill... Including the smaller modes.

 


 

As for blackshadow. Im not sure if they are all pill-less. But they are not all good. My blackshadow padme have a mostly hollow pill. Terminator does not have aluminium everywhere under the emitters either. Its up for debate, but id say its good. You be the judge.

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DRY comes to my mind, but not sure if CNQ still carry them.

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