Looking for my grail 14500. I basically want a Reylight Ti that's narrower

Dagnabbit, every time I think I have all the flashlights I could possibly want, one of y’all thinks of something like this ….

The head is 21mm diameter. In my opinion, this is because they are using a reflector. The only lights I’ve seen that have successfully maintained a small form factor with a nice beam have used TIR.

The Olight S1 Mini proportions are perfect for edc but 16340 leaves much to be desired. To scale its dimensions for 14500/AA, we should have a 19mm diameter by 70mm length.

I also want to see the same thing in 18350 - 23mm x 55mm.

I really like the beam from ET D25A reflectors. But using TIR, or at least a TIR compatible size reflector would allow more flexibility

That’s a pretty cool looking light but with that head and that large ring for the switch I’m kind of meh about it.

It’s impressive they got 750 lumens from it

I agree that a TIR would be ideal.

The Sofirn SP10S is a uniform 20mm diameter, also uses the Samsung LH351D, puts out 800 lumens on turbo. It’s not down to the 19mm diameter mentioned here, but it is noticeably thinner than an 18650 light. It is 88mm long though, even though it has a side switch. I guess the head could have been made smaller by using TIR optics.

Not sure if this helps, but I did this to mine!
Olight M1T Raider pocekt clip.
I also modded the driver (15mm with Bistro HD OTSM, from lexel) and the emitter (Samsung LH351D 5000K 90CRI).
It has been on my jeans for some weeks now and …it is perfect! :partying_face:

Mods documented here:

I have 3 Shockli 14500 cells looking for a home, and can’t for the life of me find anything to put them in. I’m waiting for the new Ti 14500 Reylight, but I’m pretty sure that will have a larger diameter than ideal as well… Reylight ticks all of the boxes, but they’re too thick - nobody else is even coming close (although I do like the Lumintop EDC05C I just got, and the thickness is acceptable because of the side LEDs).

1. Thin
2. Sublumen moonlight
3. High turbo
4. Good mode spacing
5. Non-garbage UI
6. Good clip

Doesn’t seem like it would be all that hard to make, but evidently its impossible. If Rey’s upcoming 14500 Mini Dawn is considerably thinner than the Lan and Pineapple, he will sell a billion of them - people want 14500 lights to be as thin as possible - all the other puzzle pieces are there.

Maybe we can just email Reylight to ask abount making a thinner one? That’d be ideal. Like give me 19mm in diameter and I’ll buy a few of them for myself alone.

Does he post info about his builds somewhere?

Rey has an account on BLF : ReyLight , and he is regularly on the forum, you could send him a PM.

He has a facebook group that’s super active - he’s said before that he likes to make the lights thicker so they’re stronger, so I’m not sure if he’d be interested in making a thinner one… But if he did, I’m pretty sure it would become the #1 recommended / best 14500 light. Everything about the Lan and Pineapple is pretty much perfect - moonlight, max output, mode spacing, tint, they look nice, great clip, great build quality - the ONLY thing that some people don’t like is the thickness. The Mini Dawn is supposed to have a new programmable driver - realistically, I’m gonna end up buying one regardless, but if it were thinner than the Lan (like about the body width of the Pineapple, without the wider head and tail), there would literally be nothing on the market that could touch it. I know its still in design, so hopefully it comes out thin and trim!

If you can find a used or NOS Olight S1A, now discontinued, the Reylight Pineapple AA clip fits perfectly on it.

I emailed him and he is not at all interested.

I emailed some custom light makers and they don’t want to bother either.


This is so frustrating.

> it’s too thick

what is the OD and ID?

Maybe ask someone with a lathe to shave the outside of your Lan?

The customized Tool Ti is what you want.

Maybe someone is willing to mod it for you.
I changed the ugly XPL2 for a 4000k High CRI SST20, what a difference!

Size comparison here;

Could always ask lumintop to do replacement pills for the tool ti like they have in the normal tool hm kit, with the amount of aa tools that have sold I’m sure pills with better cri led options would sell well, especially for those that want to swap but still haven’t mastered soldering!

from this thread:

specifically the AA models have non removable bezels. The pill is press fit from below the glass. That means modification of the LED is not possible, unless someone breaks the glass and presses the pill back out the bottom of the head.

since you cant have a drop in, and you cant solder…
consider adjusting your dream, to include paying someone to modify a light for you :slight_smile:

I agree btw, that the stock Tool clip is not very good, it sits too low, and it can pull off. Mascaratum showed you how he solved that.

I’m waiting for this. I think I prefer the reflector optics.

If it has Anduril, dual chemistry support, and low moonlight it would be about perfect for me. Add a recessed switch and we have overreaction.

20mm Firefly
pic is a link to one for sale (not affiliated)

L3 Illumination L11C? I have an orange 4-mode one and is the slimmest AA light I own. Works with 14500 but modes get brighter and hotter quicker.

Bit old now but some are still available - sbflashlights

bought an orange when they went on sale ...I rushed out and jumped on it ...

then I realized all the other colors were on sale too . I love that olive