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AA/CR123 light

Hello,

Any lights that accept AA/cr123 like the zebralight sc80?

Back then didn’t have spare cash for the sc80, missed out.

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Two different form factors. I don’t see how that would be possible.

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It’s a rare class of light you’re after.

I believe the Peak Logan 17500 can take both AA or CR123, but requires spacers.

Edit to add:

I think the Fenix CL20 lantern was ‘multi-fuel’ also.

Streamlight’s Protac 90 and the Protac 1L-1AA take both, apparently.

Jetbeam WL-S1

Fenix HL50

Nextorch TA10 and TA15

Pelican 7610 takes 2xCR123 or 1xAA

Jetbeam RRT0SE (2018)

Streamlight Sidewinder Compact II

Streamlight Protac Rail Mount 1

Nitecore SRT3

Thanks to http://flashlights.parametrek.com/ for the info

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zoulas wrote:
Two different form factors. I don’t see how that would be possible.

It is.

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zoulas wrote:
Two different form factors. I don’t see how that would be possible.

Some years ago the Utorch SF01 could take AA / AAA / CR123a batteries, but then that brand disappeared (as Gearbest…).
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Any lights that accept AA/cr123 like the zebralight sc80?

When you say AAs, you mean Alkaline or Ni-MH, or do you include 14500s as well?
The Jetbeam RRT01 – 2019 or 2020 version – can take both types of cells (3V or 3.7V) if you add an extension tube.
Without tube it takes CR123a / 16340 / 18350 cells.
With 1tube it takes 14500/18500 cells.
With 2 tubes it takes 16650 / 18650 cells.

Larger cells will fit better than the slimmer ones.

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Shiningbeam i Mini with AA adapter tube will do both, but SB is gone.

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This one, takes that too:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32693808729.html

(sold in Kaidomain store from AliExpress, and it also works in the logics of extension tubes)

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Streamlight 1L-1AA, Compact II, and Protac 90 all run on both without changing anything, just drop the cell in and run. These will also run on a AAA in a pinch.

If you have the right adapters, just about any C or D cell light will run on both and many more cells:

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MascaratumB wrote:
zoulas wrote:
Two different form factors. I don’t see how that would be possible.

Some years ago the Utorch SF01 could take AA / AAA / CR123a batteries, but then that brand disappeared (as Gearbest…).
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Any lights that accept AA/cr123 like the zebralight sc80?

When you say AAs, you mean Alkaline or Ni-MH, or do you include 14500s as well?
The Jetbeam RRT01 – 2019 or 2020 version – can take both types of cells (3V or 3.7V) if you add an extension tube.
Without tube it takes CR123a / 16340 / 18350 cells.
With 1tube it takes 14500/18500 cells.
With 2 tubes it takes 16650 / 18650 cells.

Larger cells will fit better than the slimmer ones.

No li-ion. I have plenty of 18650 format lights.

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> Any lights that accept AA/cr123

what prompted your interest in that combination?

These two lights can use AA or CR123 or also LiIon:

V11r with AA extension, as on the left:

V10r Ti with AA extension, as on left:

PM me if you would like to consider a purchase…

good luck with your search…

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there is a UTorch that does that

it’s actually decent, the UTorch SF01

I have one, it was on some kind of sale about 3 years ago
under $10 or i would not have bothered

may be a clone

the body is long enough for an AA, and big enough for a CR123
the spring takes up the slack, though an AA does rattle from side to side a bit
not sure if an AAA goes in or not, i Have AAAs so i have not tried

it even has a 2 level UI that is kind of different and cool

programmable, i.e. the user can program 3 different modes: High/Strobe/Low (factory default); High only; and Low/High, to program you have to tap the switch rapidly 9 times and hold it down the 10th time, keep holding the switch until the light turns off, then release the switch. L

https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_009967770927.html

and the light color is a nice neutral with no blues or greens or purples

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jon_slider wrote:
> Any lights that accept AA/cr123

what prompted your interest in that combination?

Have plenty of 18650 lights. Thought I look into a light that takes both batteries I can get locally during emergency.

I remember someone said during an emergency; most of AA, AAA,C,D are usually gone. Hopefully can find cr123 if I really need it.

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that makes sense
good a reason as any, to buy another light … lol

I also like the excuse to get a solar panel, to recharge my eneloops and LiIons.
Slippery slope..

enjoy the ride
share what you buy

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Although I have too many flashlights anyway, my go-to emergency flashlights are:

1. 18650 flashlights that accept CR123’s. I also have a box of CR123’s in the closet and get new ones every 7 years or so.
2. Just about any long runtime rated AA or AAA light. Currently, for me it’s a toss up between two Coast Polysteel lights… I keep the smaller one in the car glove compartment with a Big Larry clone if I need to change a tire, etc.

Something else to consider, is that some 21700 lights come with a 2xCR123 adapter… and some will accept an 18650 in the adapter (not all).

As someone already mentioned, Streamlight currenltly offers a AA/CR123 light. I have an AA/CR123 Fenix headlamp in my emergency bag, but they stopped making it… or at least they stopped making the extension for the AA.

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wle wrote:
there is a UTorch that does that

it’s actually decent, the UTorch SF01

I have one, it was on some kind of sale about 3 years ago
under $10 or i would not have bothered

may be a clone

the body is long enough for an AA, and big enough for a CR123
the spring takes up the slack, though an AA does rattle from side to side a bit
not sure if an AAA goes in or not, i Have AAAs so i have not tried

it even has a 2 level UI that is kind of different and cool

programmable, i.e. the user can program 3 different modes: High/Strobe/Low (factory default); High only; and Low/High, to program you have to tap the switch rapidly 9 times and hold it down the 10th time, keep holding the switch until the light turns off, then release the switch. L

https://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_009967770927.html

and the light color is a nice neutral with no blues or greens or purples

Thanks, I’ll look into it.

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Scotty321 wrote:
Although I have too many flashlights anyway, my go-to emergency flashlights are:

1. 18650 flashlights that accept CR123’s. I also have a box of CR123’s in the closet and get new ones every 7 years or so.
2. Just about any long runtime rated AA or AAA light. Currently, for me it’s a toss up between two Coast Polysteel lights… I keep the smaller one in the car glove compartment with a Big Larry clone if I need to change a tire, etc.

Something else to consider, is that some 21700 lights come with a 2xCR123 adapter… and some will accept an 18650 in the adapter (not all).

As someone already mentioned, Streamlight currenltly offers a AA/CR123 light. I have an AA/CR123 Fenix headlamp in my emergency bag, but they stopped making it… or at least they stopped making the extension for the AA.

I could buy a spacer to run my 18650 lights with 1 cr123…

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I 3D printed some 18650 to CR123A/16340 adapters:

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Thank you, xxo. I will keep you in mind if I decide to go that route.

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Probably pretty easy to make a spacer using pvc pipe or a wooden dowel 

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This Hugsby takes everything These are in every bag I have.

http://kaidomain.com/S024629-Hugsby-XP-18-Cree-XP-E2-R3-250-Lumens-3-Mode-LED-Flashlight-Black?search=hugsby

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The Olight Transformer set.
The TC10 and TC15 are “vintage” Olight tube-lights. Normally in alu, sometimes SS.
Then came the SE Titanium Transformer Christmas set: 1 head, 1 tailcombo, 2 bodies.
An omnivore, you could feed it: AA, CR123A, 16340, and 14500.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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bikenber73 wrote:
This Hugsby takes everything These are in every bag I have.

http://kaidomain.com/S024629-Hugsby-XP-18-Cree-XP-E2-R3-250-Lumens-3-Mode-LED-Flashlight-Black?search=hugsby

dead link.

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bikenber73 wrote:
Streamlight 88087

https://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-88087-Right-Angle-Lithium-Alkaline/dp...

This looks promising. But missing a lower low mode. 40 lumen low seems a bit high.

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dealgrabber2002 wrote:
bikenber73 wrote:
This Hugsby takes everything These are in every bag I have.

http://kaidomain.com/S024629-Hugsby-XP-18-Cree-XP-E2-R3-250-Lumens-3-Mode-LED-Flashlight-Black?search=hugsby

dead link.

No, it isn’t. You need to copy the whole link, included “search=hugsby” into the address line of your browser, and then delete the words (link is external). Well, that works for me!

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
dealgrabber2002 wrote:
bikenber73 wrote:
This Hugsby takes everything These are in every bag I have.

http://kaidomain.com/S024629-Hugsby-XP-18-Cree-XP-E2-R3-250-Lumens-3-Mode-LED-Flashlight-Black?search=hugsby

dead link.

No, it isn’t. You need to copy the whole link, included “search=hugsby” into the address line of your browser, and then delete the words (link is external). Well, that works for me!

Thanks.

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I think the one I received has am XPG 2 in it . I’ll have to look.

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