I'm having a real hard time coming to a decision.
I already have two single 18650 zoomies: the compact UltraOK 7W VS-05 is my flashlight-to-go, the bright-flood UltraFire Z3 rides my bike. My car, however, is feeling a bit left out. It does indeed have a phallic 5xC-cell MagLite-of-old, but it does NOT have a handy 18650 zoomie with great flood for changing a tire, looking for lost keys and reasonable throw for... whenever you could need throw. I like zoomies for their versatility and the car flashlight needs to be able to handle anything.
The ideal car flashlight would for me be a zoomable XM-L T6 single 18650. Since it needs to fit in the glove compartment rather than in a pocket, I wouldn't mind an oversized head/reflector that the XM-L T6 would probably benefit from. Flood is more important than throw, but I don't mind if it throws well too.
Well, I've found nothing that fits the bill, so I've sort of settled for one of these:
1. Small Sun SUN ZY-C10-S, well liked, $15 shipped, sporting a generously sized head but "only" a Q5 emitter. Seems like a great flashlight, but might leave me wanting for more output.
2. SS A100, is said to flood like ...well ALOT, $20 shipped, does have a XM-L T6 but that little head looks like it doesn't throw very well. But throw is secondary and so is looks. But, seriously, before I bring out this ugly thing out of the glove compartment - it better be an EMERGENCY... But then I can bring 1600 genuine china lumens! :)
I really can't make up my mind. The SS A100 might be the better one for my needs. But it's also more expensive. And ugly. But, yeah, that doesn't matter. So much.
Anyone know of another suitable XM-L lamp?