I want a 26650 thrower

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Rusty Joe
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I want a 26650 thrower

There are apparently none anymore. Please recommend.
…regulated…good ui, thrower.

Edited by: Rusty Joe on 02/12/2021 - 14:08
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FT03S

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zoulas wrote:
FT03S

Had it. It’s not regulated and not a great thrower.

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Ask Simon for a custom convoy L2, for instance with a CULPM1
Or just go 21700 and get the L21A

Now that I mention it, I had to search for it. It seems gearbest (if you like a gamble) has it on sale now, but that’s the old xpl hi version.
I think it still looks good

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Yokiamy wrote:
Ask Simon for a custom convoy L2, for instance with a CULPM1 Or just go 21700 and get the L21A

Funny you mentioned that…I have put in for one with SST-40 5700K with forward clicky and 12 mode groups but no response

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It is CNY now, dunno when you asked

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Is the FT03S regulated? I think it has some 7135 chips but not enough to really consider it regulated. Mine did about 400kcd and the output didn’t drop to around 3.85v with a 40T. Not sure that the L21A osram will throw much better. What about an LEP?

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I think I have settled on the FT03 SST-40 NW. Turbo isn’t regulated but it has monetary-on (anyone know if that is regulated when activated?) and I can keep it charged.

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Any real reason for 26650? Seems the new 21700’s match capacity/performance and are generally cheaper to buy. I’ve basically switched to 21700 batteries in nearly all my 26650 lights.

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Yeah, i barely use 26650 anymore

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FT03 takes 21700 as well. It has an excellent reputation on BLF.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
zoulas wrote:
FT03S

Had it. It’s not regulated and not a great thrower.


Could you explain what makes a good thrower?

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Not that there aren’t better ones out there, but I got this fake L2 host on the cheap from the forum here, installed a XHP-35.2 and the convoy single cell driver and I’m really happy with it. Don’t know what the throw is exactly, but its a lot. An L2 clone or an real L2 seems like a pretty good platform for what you’re looking for in a single 26650 set-up. I like an XHP-35 hi or 35.2 and the convoy driver for my needs. Even with the dome on, the XHP35.2 is a great thrower in my opinion in this large reflector. Waiting for the 35.2 HI version to be available for sale….

host:
http://kaidomain.com/Led-Flashlights/KDIY-K6-Cree-XHP35-HD-2600-Lumens-5...LED-Flashlight?sort=p.price&order=DESC&limit=100

Driver:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000046041955.html?spm=2114.12010612.814...

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I guess I’m trying to find a home for my last 26650 before going fully to 21700. Hoping to get a semi-jacket-pocketable thrower in one, but looks to not be happening.

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mountainair26 wrote:
Not that there aren’t better ones out there, but I got this fake L2 host on the cheap from the forum here, installed a XHP-35.2 and the convoy single cell driver and I’m really happy with it. Don’t know what the throw is exactly, but its a lot. An L2 clone or an real L2 seems like a pretty good platform for what you’re looking for in a single 26650 set-up. I like an XHP-35 hi or 35.2 and the convoy driver for my needs. Even with the dome on, the XHP35.2 is a great thrower in my opinion in this large reflector. Waiting for the 35.2 HI version to be available for sale….

host:
http://kaidomain.com/Led-Flashlights/KDIY-K6-Cree-XHP35-HD-2600-Lumens-5...LED-Flashlight?sort=p.price&order=DESC&limit=100

Driver:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000046041955.html?spm=2114.12010612.814...

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Yokiamy wrote:
Yeah, i barely use 26650 anymore

Yes and I won’t until there are advances in 26650 battery tech. which I believe isn’t that likely.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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mountainair26 wrote:
Not that there aren’t better ones out there, but I got this fake L2 host on the cheap from the forum here, installed a XHP-35.2 and the convoy single cell driver and I’m really happy with it. Don’t know what the throw is exactly, but its a lot. An L2 clone or an real L2 seems like a pretty good platform for what you’re looking for in a single 26650 set-up. I like an XHP-35 hi or 35.2 and the convoy driver for my needs. Even with the dome on, the XHP35.2 is a great thrower in my opinion in this large reflector. Waiting for the 35.2 HI version to be available for sale….

host:
http://kaidomain.com/Led-Flashlights/KDIY-K6-Cree-XHP35-HD-2600-Lumens-5...LED-Flashlight?sort=p.price&order=DESC&limit=100

Driver:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000046041955.html?spm=2114.12010612.814...


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How about Haikelite SC26 – it’s not A thrower but definitely throwy with xhp35.

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There’s also sofirn SP70 but it probably doesn’t have boost driver.

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Rusty Joe wrote:
I guess I’m trying to find a home for my last 26650 before going fully to 21700. Hoping to get a semi-jacket-pocketable thrower in one, but looks to not be happening.

How small and how much throw? I’m really liking the Astrolux EA01 with the SST-40 in. Very compact and with the TIR optic gives some useable beam distance. More semi thrower than true thrower IMO. But very useful. You also only need to run it on high not turbo and output is pretty stable.
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Thrunite Catapult V6 is nice. Hard to find the button though.

Oh, and it’s 26650 body fits the Acebeam E10, if you have one and want moire run time out of it.

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Don’t tell me you don’t like this one:

Fireflies T9R

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zoulas wrote:
Don’t tell me you don’t like this one:

Fireflies T9R

Man that is an ugly ass light. Hope it works good.

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Imalent just recently released a sbt-90 hunting torch UT-90, it has a 2×21700 battery pack. I bought this light and is throws the light out but doesn’t have that high intensity small clean spot that say an Olight warrior Turbo or Javelot has. FT03 is a good light IMO but it neither has that fine clear straight spot.

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Rat wrote:
zoulas wrote:
Don’t tell me you don’t like this one:

Fireflies T9R

Man that is an ugly ass light. Hope it works good.


Lol. I wanted to buy it so bad based on specs, but I can’t get past the look. It’s like the Tesla truck of flashlights imo .

Edit: therefore, I’m buying a K1 instead.

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zoulas wrote:
Don’t tell me you don’t like this one:

Fireflies T9R


Isn’t that a 21700/18650 light, not a 26650 one?
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Chicken Drumstick wrote:
zoulas wrote:
Don’t tell me you don’t like this one:

Fireflies T9R


Isn’t that a 21700/18650 light, not a 26650 one?

Yes but I thought the conclusion was that 26650 was a waste of time.

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Remember, the side switches are too easily activated, so if I can’t have tail forward clicky or momentary only (like the ft03), it won’t work for jacket pocket carry,

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If you dont mind DIY… mtn has L2 hosts back in stock. You’ll need to pick your emitter and driver though. I like MTN because they offer wire/spring solder service. I think they will do emitter MCPCB reflow too for a small fee. For me and my shaky hands those are always the hardest parts of a build.
I’m partial to the UF-1504, DIY with an XPL-HI and FET driver. It’s aspheric focus and reverse clicky though which is OK for me. I have used this setup for years car camping and coat pocket night hiking with zero problems.

Either of these hosts will project a tight pencil beam with a CSLNM1.TG. I dont have first hand experience with one however. It seems a little beyond my DIY skills when it comes to drive current. I just need to see ~200-300 meters, which the 1504 / XPL-HI will very easily do. Still though I am kind of tempted to build a new one with a CSLNM1.TG.

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Are there any old HD2010 out there that you could mod?
I am still holding on to my two. easy to upgrade/update.

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HD-2010… that goes back a ways. I still have mine, but the lens cracked so I really don’t use it very much.

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