What 14500 light should I get? Best regulation?

14 posts / 0 new
Last post
Garageboy
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 14 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2020 - 09:11
Posts: 38
Location: Brooklyn, NY
What 14500 light should I get? Best regulation?

So I have some efest purple and keeppower protected (that doesn’t make contact with my lumintop tool 2.0) 14500s

What should light should I get to make the most out of them? Ideally,I’m looking the most efficient light at the 300-500 lumen range. Constant current isn’t as popular as it used to be?

0oklight
0oklight's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 6 days ago
Joined: 12/20/2019 - 18:51
Posts: 154
Location: London, UK

Perhaps look at what Zebralight are still offering for 14500’s? But emmiters used are not to everyone’s liking.

gchart
gchart's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 min 45 sec ago
Joined: 03/19/2016 - 11:57
Posts: 3197
Location: Central IL

First off… welcome to BLF!

Some 14500 with good regulation… Skilhunt M150, Wuben E05. I’m sure there are others but these are the first two that come to mind. Granted, they come with their own batteries so if you’re looking for a home for your current batteries, that won’t really help you out any.

Zappaman
Zappaman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 6 days ago
Joined: 01/01/2018 - 23:27
Posts: 791
Location: Kansas

Sofirn SP10s. Super little light for $15 shipped from Sofirnlight.com. I have about five of the older versions and they are very well made- built like little “tanks” and we use them daily- never a problem. The SP10s also has a better led than my old models- the newer LD351d (in 5k). I’m grabbing one on my next Sofirn order. Thumbs Up

ZappaMan

amtaham
amtaham's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 30 min ago
Joined: 04/09/2020 - 04:17
Posts: 92
Location: Indonesia

I have Xtar, Olight and Nitecore 14500’s batteries, all of the are protected. They work well on my Lumintop EDC05, Jetbeam Jet-I MK and Sofirn SP10S.

Agree with @Zappaman, the SP10S is a worth to buy, the features are good and tint looks nice. Hope you find yours soon.

“Come again, please, come again, Whoever you are. Religious, infidel, heretic or pagan. Even if you promised a hundred times, And, a hundred times you broke your promise, This door is not the door of hopelessness and frustration. This door is open for everybody. Come, come as you are.” ~ Mawlana Jalaludin Rumi

SKV89
Offline
Last seen: 14 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 12/10/2017 - 12:46
Posts: 4384
Location: US

I doubt the Sofirn SP10s is regulated. Olight has a 14500 baton and Olight drivers are the regulated and most efficient. But they only offer CW.

MoreHiCRILumens
MoreHiCRILumens's picture
Offline
Last seen: 48 min 17 sec ago
Joined: 10/25/2019 - 07:08
Posts: 1806
Location: Finland

Well Lumintop GT Micro uses 14500, but its a bit different what you are looking for. Still worth checking it out. Its even got beautiful copper version just a little while ago. Too bad its not coated which is must for me if I’m ever getting any copper lights.

MascaratumB
MascaratumB's picture
Online
Last seen: 13 min 53 sec ago
Joined: 10/29/2016 - 12:12
Posts: 7022
Location: Portugal

Wuben launched a new 14500 flashlight the C5 . If they keep the same track, I guess this will have good regulation too !

Garageboy
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 14 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2020 - 09:11
Posts: 38
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Thanks for the welcome
I’ll look into the Wubens and Skillhunt
Seems like most lights from these new brands only do FET regulators

ZoomieFan
ZoomieFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 44 min ago
Joined: 08/19/2016 - 05:25
Posts: 654
Location: Netherlands

My Vapcells didn’t work in my Tool, so put a small blob of solder on them.

It’s a good option, but far more boring than buying a new light I guess Smile

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
Powerbanks: EasyAcc 26800 mAh 3/5, Xtar PB2 4/5, Xtar PB2S 5/5
Waiting for: (DQG Tiny) 21700 EDCs.

zltwo
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 15 hours ago
Joined: 01/24/2013 - 20:06
Posts: 30

I love both my Zebralight SC52, and Lumintop GT Micro (pencil beam).

Both have a large number of lumen levels (the SC52 has 6 quickly available, and three of those levels can be programmed).

Garageboy
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 14 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2020 - 09:11
Posts: 38
Location: Brooklyn, NY

My tool wont screw down all the way with the keeppower protected

FET drivers like the Lumintop GT Micro run in direct drive above a certain current, right? At that current, it’s regulated, and then below, it uses PWM?

kmike
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 12 hours ago
Joined: 01/04/2020 - 23:30
Posts: 4
Location: South Dakota

Wuben has C5 on sale at amazon for $25 with a 40% of discount. So about $16 and has magnetic base and usb 14500 rechargeable battery. Just ordered one today!

Zappaman
Zappaman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 6 days ago
Joined: 01/01/2018 - 23:27
Posts: 791
Location: Kansas

Thanks for the find here kmike Thumbs Up

I looked into the Wuben C5 and see it ALSO HAS RAMPING! With the coupon IN Amazon, it was an easy buy at $15 to Kansas (no tax to Kansas from honest sellers) Big Smile

Heck… for a good looking light, 14500 battery (with the funky USB mini charge port built in), magnetic tail, and diffuser- that is a GOOD deal!

I hope to be playing with it this weekend Beer

ZappaMan