After "reconnecting" with my DQG Tiny 18650 (1st version) last night, and marveling that it's still one of the smallest 18650 flashlights ever made, I began thinking about smaller lights and that I've recently noticed a few more entrants in the 18350 format.
Thinking about the latest higher capacity cells such as the Vapcell 1100 (Aspire) I began a search to see how many 18350 lights I could find, and decided to make a thread listing currently available models priced under $100. I'm not listing the prices since they vary between sellers and change with different deals, codes etc.
Please post your thoughts or experiences for any I've listed, and feel free to point out any others that I've missed (or were newly released) so I can add them. (must be currently available and below $100 "street price"). I've listed the emitters, max outputs and manufacture's links. I've also included a section for 18650 lights whose makers offer an 18350 tube accessory for an additional cost, plus a section on 18350 tube "Lego" fitment.
(EDITED as I posted lights already in the list)
Astrolux MH10 (not sure if available currently)
Lux-RC Minion R1 (not sure if available currently)
Manker Timeback II
Mecarmy PT16 (and its variations TI…) Nitecore EC11 Nitecore MT10C
Nitecore P05 Niteye MS-R15 (not sure if it takes 18350, though as there is few information)
SS35-1 (see Neals Deals) Sunwayman C13R Sunwayman T16R
I just received a Litesam PS16 yesterday (Litesam is Fitorch’e Amazon exclusive line) Just opened it and tried the Convoy/Jax tube and it fits! Threads on perfectly, tried it with an Aspire 1100 and it’s bright as #@%$!!
Blackwater SR71: Nice find! But who makes blackwater? I can’t find a website for them. (I put BG link for now)
Lux-RC Minion R1: Over $100
Manker Timeback II: Over $100
(List is $100 and under, I suppose could make a separate list if needed)
Mecarmy PT16 Was already on list
Nitecore P05: Can you confirm 18350 fitment? (I couldn’t find confirmation of it anywhere)
Niteye MS-R15 Niteye EYE10: What’s going on with Niteye? Their website only show accessories, nothing works, and the Niteye link on Jetbeam site doesn’t work either. Did Niteye say Bye-Bye, Nighty-nite?
Niteye EC-R16: Same as Jetbeam EC-R16 already on list (but I changed it to Jetbeam/Niteye EC-R16)
Nitecore P05 - Hum, I guess I was deceived by a thing on AliExpress, so I can’t confirm this can take 18350 batteries. Sorry for misleading!
Niteye - Yeah, their site is quite…empty! Maybe they are reformulating it after the Chinese New Year. Still, those 2 lights I mentioned were found in AliExpress stores. Sorry, didn’t notice I repeated the EC-R16 model! Thanks for changing it!
Solarforce L2M - Yes, it can take 18350. The original light with the 2 tubes takes a 18650; with sorther tube it takes the 18350 and 16340s as well! It seems to be a popular light around here, despite having some years already!
SS35-1 - The link of Neal’s deals is not working for me as well… I don’t know what happened. Maybe a website/ service reconfiguration as well? BTW, freeme showed a similar light here.
Sorry for not posting the links originally and thanks for this effort to put this list together
With all of the new tiny models released in the last few years I totally forgot about this “stalwart” flashlight when I made the list, an ever popular model when I first got deep into flashlights back around 2010 (I never ended up buying one). A timeless design, it’s remained nearly unchanged throughout the years and still available today. (I still want one!)
Probably the first “stubby” flashlight and one of the first to include 2 different tubes to accommodate multiple battery sizes 18650 / 16340 / 18350
I never gave much thought to the fact the L2M fits an 18350 as well as 16340. I’ve only recently became fascinated with the 18350 size lights, mainly due to the new Aspire / Vapcell batteries.