The "other" MINI

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The "other" MINI
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Just buy a Roche F12 and an optional charger head and you could turn a flashlight into a less powerful, bulkier flashlight! Laughing

 

Or turn your desktop PC into a mains powered flashlight! Surprised

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Amazon has a black version of the DX light too for a bit more if you do not want to wait a month. Claims 120 Lumens rather than 190. RAVPower® RP-FL01.

http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower%C2%AE-RP-FL01-120-Lumen-Flashlight-Adjust...

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Xtar had an offering as well reviewed earlier:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/23781

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Oh wow!!! Thanks
$12.99 at a vape shop
http://www.empiremods.com/product_p/xtarul1.htm
Hmm….I wonder if a 3*7135 board for direct drive pushing a XP-G/G2 would work…hmmmmmmmm

And a generic on/off
http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Camping-Bright-Computer-Multipurpose/dp/B...

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I just ordered the Xtar version from an Amazon seller. Watch the prices though as they vary from good to ripoff city depending on the seller.

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Unfortunately, the specs are sadly missing on most of these things.

I think one mentioned high/low/strobe.

The Xtar UL1 is a great little unit with very useful modes and a smooth, creamy beam.  Well reviewed by JohhnyMac. Unfortunately, it is more than the $3.99 asked for one of the cheapies in the OP.

Guess someone might do a review on a couple of these - they do have a multitude of uses.

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WarHawk

Your Amazon generic appears to be the best buy minimalist single mode light and based on photos the same as the OPs Pandawill listing. The Amazon listed one is $2.63 with free shipping! USA seller apparently as claims 3 to 5 day shipping time.

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Could one of those 18650 power banks be used to power/recharge these little USB plug in lights to make a “handle” for it? Interesting.

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Anyone know a place that has the original chrome one, in the U.S.?

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DBCstm wrote:
Could one of those 18650 power banks be used to power/recharge these little USB plug in lights to make a "handle" for it? Interesting.

I use use mine with an ML-102.  Works great!

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Similar concept

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Now an incredible number of USB powered lights available in multiple configurations. The Xtar seems to be one of the most versatile with the included flex cable extender and the multiple output levels available. Combine it with a USB power pack and have a point anywhere multiple hours LED light and seeing as how it claims USB 2.0 compatibility the worst case current draw should be under 500 mA and power drain under 2.5 watts.

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some more options and some pics

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http://www.xtarusa.com/pocket-mini-usb-charged.html?showall=1&limitstart=

Above is the link to the Xtar web page with the specs on their light. Outputs are claimed to be per ANSI test specifications. Based on the throw and maximum intensity this is a totally flood beam. Seems to be the only one with actual specifications available plus there is the link to the test report posted in an earlier post in this thread.

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DBCstm wrote:
Could one of those 18650 power banks be used to power/recharge these little USB plug in lights to make a “handle” for it? Interesting.

of course!

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Now $12.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EI6Y68O/ref=pe_160220_122580990_em_1...

And wouldn’t ya know it..my wife preemptively put the kabosh on this paydays spending! ARRRGH!

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Some of you guys need the kabosh put on!


Counterfeit 18650s, 2,<a href=“http://

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WarHawk;

Imo if you do not want to modify it the Xtar is better but the RAVPower® RP-FL01is easily disassemblable for any modifications that can be fitted in the small space. Mine is not glued and the front and back just unscrew from one another. With it’s six modes and the flex cable extender the Xtar at the best price is a better buy but seems to be tightly glued together.

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Xtar, if I’m not mistaken is 200 lumens, smaller in size, looks to be a much better quality offering ….IMO.

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saypat wrote:
Xtar, if I’m not mistaken is 200 lumens, smaller in size, looks to be a much better quality offering ….IMO.

XTAR UL1 is 180 Lumens per the packaging in Turbo mode but it steps down to 120 Lumens after 5 minutes and who can see the difference between 180 and 200 Lumens any way? Wink Considering that on Amazon the best Xtar price I found was about the same as the RavPower unit then the Xtar is the best buy unless you are buying a unit as a basis for modification. The RavPower looks to be a easier modification candidate though the LED has no visible heat sinking.

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I realise this thread is getting a bit long in the tooth, but is there anything out there that is better than the XTAR UL1?
I want to have something to use as an emergency backup utilising my xiaomi 10400mah powerbank.