I like the one in the OP too. The size looks great. I wonder what kind of throw numbers we could all agree on for something like this, because smaller size is going to (probably) reduce the maximum throw somewhat.
I have been intrigued with this thread->$10.34 pocket thrower.
It is truly a pocket light.
I have no idea how I missed that light Jubeldum, that’s perfect for a thrower seems to me like.
Now, if we could get it scaled down to a 14500 cell….
One like this?
I don’t quite get the desire for 14500 in a big headed flashlight. Super low capacity, lower output, and worse performance. Kinda neat as a unique shelf light, but I don’t see it as being really useful.
It’s pocket sure, but not really what I would consider a ‘thrower’. Basically just a tube light with okay build quality/output/performance.
I’m over 14500 lights too, for the most part.
Maybe Manker can help us out again with a thrower. Make it 18650 though.
I doubt that you would find a “pocket thrower”, that would do what that light does. General rule of thumb is the larger the reflector OD, the better the lux numbers will be. Sort of why most all reflector throwers have big reflectors?
I also don't see how a large reflector light would ever fit into a pocket. Sort of like stuffing a grapefruit in there, Makes people notice, but not very much fun walking around with it.
More pictures with popular lights. Don’t think you will find another light this small with such a large reflector.
Left to right, Convoy C8, Eagle Eye X6, Shadow, HD2010
+1 for at least the southland version or even better a 26650 version…or a 3p/4p one… I need a BLF thrower I do not need the “pocket” version. As I do not need to go from the 300 m throw of a c8 to another 350 m throw of another customized little light… It should go further… A lot further
The inside diameter of the reflector, HD2010 52mm, Shadow 54.5mm. HD2010 reflector looks to be about 2mm deeper. Shadow has a larger diameter flat spot at the bottom of the reflector, maybe 2 to 3mm larger. Because of the larger flat spot, the Shadow has a bigger hot spot but less throw.
the size of the flat bit at the bottom has nothing to do with throw, throw is a result from reflector diameter and reflector quality. (and the depth of the reflector influences spot vs spill diameter, and not throw)
I’m with you, Bo!
But, we have another thread for that.
Just for pocket use, I think that something along the lines of a 501b with a XP-L HI would be handy as all getout, but of course that would Not satisfy my lust for a Real Thrower, but perhaps something along the lines of a BLF SE Courui D01 with XP-L HI would.
No offence intended at all, but the pocket thrower proposed by the OP is neither fish nor fowl (to me). - It’s both too Big and too small. - Too big for my pocket, and too small for my lust:-)
The larger flat spot has nothing to do with hot spot size. Sure seems that way to me.
As I was thinking, it will be tough to agree on this one. If the one in the OP is smaller than the HD 2010, but still throws brighter, with a bigger spot than say, a Jacob A60, I’d be in. Am I dreaming?
What I’m saying is I want Two Throwers.
A True “pocketable” Mini-Thrower, and a 3x18650 Thrower.
no dreaming, the flashlight of the OP will have that, and convincingly so.
Those wanting a 26650 version, get the Shadow JM26, same reflector but 26650 tube. It’s compact but still a good bit larger than this light. Jacob A60, do you have one, have you seen beam shots, pretty much useless beam in my book, pencil beam with low lumens. There are plenty of good large throwers out there already, no need for a new one.
This light doesn’t exist without combining two different lights and when assembled nothing is as small with such a large reflector.
We need a BLF 350kcd thrower SE!