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    So what is the shortest CR123 two cell light on the market ??????
    And how about a single CR123 ? who makes the shortest light ?????

    Any ideas ?????

    Is it the Fenix P1 @ 71 mm
    and the PD3 CE @ 114 mm ?????????
    Last edited by thehappyman; 04-25-2007 at 06:57 PM.
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    "So what is the shortest CR123 two cell light on the market ??????"

    I doubt if there is a 2x123 light shorter than the now discontinued Nightcutter Sport, unless there is a side by side 123 light out there, somewhere.

    3.8" long (96mm) They are great lights and they still come up on B/S/T now and again priced right around original retail.

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    The Firefly III is the smallest single 123 light I have seen but it only takes rechargeable lithium ions.
    I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyman
    So what is the shortest CR123 two cell light on the market ??????
    And how about a single CR123 ? who makes the shortest light ?????

    Any ideas ?????

    Is it the Fenix P1 @ 71 mm
    and the PD3 CE @ 114 mm ?????????
    There's an Ultrafire that handles 2xAA or 1xCR123 that's very short.

    It's on dealextreme's website, but right now I can't access it.

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    Arc LS w/ twisty at around 2-3/8 inches high.

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    The Pierce M10s are tiny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub_Umbra
    "So what is the shortest CR123 two cell light on the market ??????"

    I doubt if there is a 2x123 light shorter than the now discontinued Nightcutter Sport, unless there is a side by side 123 light out there, somewhere.

    3.8" long (96mm) They are great lights and they still come up on B/S/T now and again priced right around original retail.
    Yeah, 3.8 inches seems to be the shortest 2xCR123 light I have heard of so far. Thats scarcely longer than the single CR123 Neo T5.

    Too bad they were discontinued. They had a 3 and 5 LED version and claim a great run time. I wonder how bright they were ?????

    The lights at http://www.pocketlights.com/nc005c.asp
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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    The SPY 005 and 007 by Data might qualify for the shortest 2 CR123 battery light. The batteries are side by side.

    Shortest single Cr123, I don"t know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner12
    The SPY 005 and 007 by Data might qualify for the shortest 2 CR123 battery light. The batteries are side by side.

    Shortest single Cr123, I don"t know.
    It hadnt occurred to me that there might be a side-by side CR123 arrangement, but when I asked the question I was thinking of an inline configuration....
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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    You're all well off...

    Dimension
    Length: 2.56" (CR123A mode)
    Diameter: 0.75"
    Weight: 0.91oz (CR123A mode)

    Length: 6.5cm (CR123A mode)
    Diameter: 1.9cm
    Weight: 25.8gram (CR123A mode)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 270winchester
    The Pierce M10s are tiny.
    And the Pierce M10's look to be the SAME length and diameter as the Fenix P1..................
    Anything shorter ????
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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    Dorcy 1 watt cr123A version would be my best guess.

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    there is one, though its luxIII not cree or SSC. from DX but theur site is down
    i think thats the shorter 123 light i've seen

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    whoops


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    Quote Originally Posted by abvidledUK
    You're all well off...

    Dimension
    Length: 2.56" (CR123A mode)
    Diameter: 0.75"
    Weight: 0.91oz (CR123A mode)

    Length: 6.5cm (CR123A mode)
    Diameter: 1.9cm
    Weight: 25.8gram (CR123A mode)


    http://www.kaidomain.com/WEBUI/Produ...px?TranID=1485
    Nope, not way off............... Turns out this light you mention is the exact same length as the Fenix P1, which is 65 mm.
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    @jim - haha you are fast man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illum_the_nation
    Dorcy 1 watt cr123A version would be my best guess.
    No Way here, this Dorcy 1 watt is 3.7" long and it's only a single CR123 light......... see http://www.imagometrics.com/FLReviews/DRCY1W123.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyman
    No Way here, this Dorcy 1 watt is 3.7" long and it's only a single CR123 light......... see http://www.imagometrics.com/FLReviews/DRCY1W123.htm
    sorry, but thats the smallest 1x123a light these eyes have seen

    fenix P1?
    Last edited by Illum; 04-25-2007 at 09:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyman
    And the Pierce M10's look to be the SAME length and diameter as the Fenix P1..................
    Anything shorter ????
    I have a P1 AND an M10, the M10 is smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade
    Arc LS w/ twisty at around 2-3/8 inches high.
    Apparently the ARC LS is no longer made and all I can find is info that says it's near 3" long......... See http://flashlightreviews.com/reviews/arc_lsh-p.htm Look at the picture on the right.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyman
    ...They had a 3 and 5 LED version and claim a great run time. I wonder how bright they were ?????...
    Unfortunately LSI never made any standardized claims for runtime (like to 50% brightness). I think their lights would have been in the ballpark if they had.

    Nightcutter red = 626nm
    Nightcutter green = 525nm

    The Nightcutters were rated by an independent lab for many things like watertightness, shock and brightness:.

    3 LED Intensity:
    • Green: 54,000 millicandelas
    • White: 30,000 millicandelas
    • Red: 15,000 millicandelas

    5 LED Intensity:
    • Green: 90,000 millicandelas
    • White: 50,000 millicandelas

    I've got the 3red, 3white, 3green and 5green and the green ones are quite bright for 5mm lights in a small package. I'm very glad I got in on those. The Sports were very slick little lights at a great price point.
    Last edited by Sub_Umbra; 04-25-2007 at 09:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsask
    I have a P1 AND an M10, the M10 is smaller.
    Is it ???? Wow, I measure my P1 at exactly 65 mm as per the Fenix spec., but I dont have an M10. The M10 specs say 6.5 cm (which is 65 mm of course). So if you measure them both, just how long is the M10 ???????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub_Umbra
    I've got the 3red, 3white, 3green and 5green and the green ones are quite bright for 5mm lights in a small package. I'm very glad I got in on those. The Sports were very slick little lights at a great price point.
    Cool !!, can you just swap colored heads ??????? Wish I had colored heads to swap on a CR123 light.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by thehappyman
    Cool !!, can you just swap colored heads ???????...
    Yeah, originally I only had two bodies to go with the four heads. I'd written back and forth with Vin at LSI quite a few times about different concepts for lights and when they announced that they were no longer selling retail I paniced. I wrote him and asked if he had any Sport bodies in any color and he sold me a couple unengraved black ones. I originally bought with the intention of swapping...but I liked them all too much...
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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob
    The Firefly III is the smallest single 123 light I have seen but it only takes rechargeable lithium ions.
    Did that change for the III?
    My Firefly II (with a Cree upgrade) works fine with a lithium primary.
    I haven't tried a 3.7v R123 in there.
    It's the smallest single-123 light I have, but this one is not exactly edc material, or at least I would have to edc it very carefully:

    (picture from the sales thread when I bought it. I do not own the light on the left, unfortunately).
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=145231
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    Left to Right,

    Fenix P1.......2.506"......63.67mm
    Jet 1............2.690".....68.37mm
    Fenix P1 D.....2.807".....71.30mm
    Lion Cub.......3.115".....79.14mm
    McLux PD......3.323".....84.42mm
    Dorcy...........3.744".....95.60mm

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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    What about JIL they are quite small aren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob
    The Firefly III is the smallest single 123 light I have seen but it only takes rechargeable lithium ions.
    It appears that the Firefly is 68 mm long, just 3mm longer than the Fenix P1...... not, to nitpick...... see http://www.cones-stuff.co.uk/Firefly.htm
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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    original firefly was shortest of FF. ARC LS w/twisty is slightly shorter than FF.

    ARC LSH-P w/twisty looks to be shortest at 2.39in .. 60.79mm


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    Default Re: Shortest CR123 Light ?????

    Quote Originally Posted by jumpstat
    What about JIL they are quite small aren't they?
    AFAIK the JIL carried CR2 not 123. dont know, are they have 123?

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