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    Default 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

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    Left black 2x18500 --- middle grey 2x18350 --- right stock A2 for comparison


    Left black 2x18500 --- middle grey 2x18350 --- right stock A2 for comparison

    I have limited quantity of these incandescent flashlights ready to use.
    These were made several years ago and I just had a chance to assemble and make them ready.
    These are similar to E head with bi-pin installed, turbo head built in, FM1794 installed and Penta McClicky installed and ready to use after you install your own batteries.
    Please note that these are not E compatible. Finned head and knurled body is CNC machined from one piece solid aluminum bar.
    You can also choose other type of available tail cap. (Price might be different)
    What you will receive is pictured complete 2x18350 or 2x18500 complete flashlight with one installed FM1794 bulb.
    Left black 2x18500 --- middle grey 2x18350 --- right stock A2 for comparison only and is not included or for sell.
    Again, these are complete incandescent flashlight which need batteries only. (Sorry, I don't sell batteries).
    Recommended batteries are AW's protected 18500 or AW's IMR 18350
    You will be responsible to use any other brand, type and set up.
    Bezel is focusable too.
    Since tail threads are $urefire "C" compatible such as Z41, you can get them without tail cap and use your own tail cap.
    As you see, prices are belongs to 2010 and I will never be able to make them with this price.


    Price: Cash or CC
    2x18350 With Tail Cap $57 (AVAILABLE)
    2x18500 With Tail Cap $59 (AVAILABLE)
    2x18350 Without Tail Cap $32 (AVAILABLE)
    2x18500 Without Tail Cap $34 (AVAILABLE)
    CL1499 $9 each (NOT AVAILABLE) (WITH PURCHASE OF BODY)
    FM1794 $10 each (AVAILABLE)
    (1000 Lumens) (WITH PURCHASE OF BODY)
    Extra replacement GID switch seal $1
    Extra replacement black switch seal $1
    Extra replacement red switch seal $1
    Shipping to States $6 any quantity
    Shipping internationally $12 each
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    #06 Grey 2x18500 FM1794 (AVAILABLE)
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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Quote Originally Posted by Conte View Post
    The switch in that, is it an option A or option B style?
    Switch is McClicky and serviceable. Not compatible with either style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conte View Post
    Does that penta ring come off ? I would rather a plain round tailcap, like the "E Head".
    There is no removable ring but you can replace it with any other available option here and pay or deduct price difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    I am also interested if the penta can be removed? if not, can you offer those with the round mcclicky tailcaps and how this would affect the prices?
    You can choose any other available tail cap here and pay or deduct price difference. Or get without tail cap and use any other C compatible tail cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Is the 2x18500 body compatible with 3 18350 and therefore with the FM 1.5mm 2amp 11 volt 22 watt custom xexon "Axial" Bulb?
    Yes, 3 18350 will fit and work well with mentioned bulb but run time will be shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    How many spare bulbs I could buy with the purchase of one body?
    You can buy as many as you wish
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Is the head compatible with 1 inch SF diffusers such as F04?
    I don't have one to try but for your information, bezel/reflector is from Strion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by who
    Is the head removable?
    These are not E compatible.
    Finned head and knurled body is CNC machined from one piece aluminum bar and not removable.
    E compatible bodies are available
    here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyF View Post
    How aggressive is the knurling?. Is it the same (or less than) the current 18650 E bodies?. Thank you.
    These bodies have less aggressive knurling than 1x18650 E and 2x18500 E bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkknightlight View Post
    Is this host compatible with the new maglite bipin bulbs? (leg fit as well as reflector opening) It would be a good option if the source of 1499 bulbs disappear. Thanks!
    I tested stock bi-pin bulb of 6 cell M*g in above flashlights. Pins spacing are different but fit perfectly and focus correctly. Obviously it is less bright compare to 1499 or 1794 but drains about 0.9 Amp which will run much longer per charge. I also tested 1794 in new bi pin M*g D which fits and function perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkknightlight View Post
    What is the overall length of the 2x18500 host? I'm trying to figure out if it will be pocketable. Is it the same length as a 9p?
    Overall length of 2x18350 is about 128mm which is a bit shorter than 6P and overall length of 2x18500 is about 165mm which is a bit shorter than 9P
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond View Post
    I am right on the edge of ordering one of these. Can someone tell me if the light comes with a 1794 already installed?
    Yes,
    One bulb is installed in each flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naked2 View Post
    By the way, my 1794 killed a pair of AW IMR18350s; they go dim in less than 60 seconds.
    If 3 Amp draw of 1794 killed your old batteries, then you should consider about buying new sets. If your batteries were new then recheck about manufacturer 4 Amp claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    BTW, on 2x AW IMR 18350, I see 1499 just as bright as 1794.
    If you can't tell the difference of 1499 and 1794 in brightness, you definitely have some battery issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    Also do you guys know any online store that sells those new (2014) high current Efest and Keeppower 18350 and 18500 cells internationally?
    You can use any IMR 18350 for 2x18350 size bodies.
    For 2x18500 size bodies, I highly recommend AW protected cells. Using IMR 18500 may flash the mentioned bulb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShineOnYouCrazyDiamond View Post
    It would be great to find a bulb that works with this light that draws around 1Amp.
    Did you read post number 2 ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by naked2 View Post
    Does Maglite make a two-pin LED replacement bulb?
    No, Maglite does not make a two-pin LED replacement bulb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ma tumba View Post
    FM, you write that prices include one 1794 installed, what would be the price of a 2x18500 light (no tail cap) with the axial bulb installed instead of a 1794?
    Price of 1794 is $10 but price of (11V, 2A,) bulb is $12 so difference is $2
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    How can I use 2x18650 batteries in this flashlight? I need longer run time.
    You can use 69mm EX/Cap on 2x18350 body.
    Another option is
    2x18650 TL-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Ex cap 35mm when installed on 2x18350, can it be used with 2x18500 then? Are tolerances ok?
    Yes, when you use 35mm Ex cap, your 2x18350 flashlight will take 2x18500
    and if you use 69mm Ex cap, your 2x18350 flashlight will take 2x18650
    By the way, installed Mc Clicky switch on Ex cap, will work as tail cap too and you won't need any separate tail cap.
    Last edited by fivemega; 06-05-2018 at 10:56 PM.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    You know, I was just looking at your "E Head" thread with interest, wondering where I was going to get a head for it. Then I see this.

    The switch in that, is it an option A or option B style?

    Does that penta ring come off ? I would rather a plain round tailcap, like the "E Head".

    I'm kind of craving another Fivemega custom.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    I am also interested if the penta can be removed? if not, can you offer those with the round mcclicky tailcaps and how this would affect the prices?

    Is the 2x500 body compatible with 3 18350 and therefore with the FM 1.5mm 2amp 11 volt 22 watt custom xexon "Axial" Bulb?

    How many spare bulbs I could buy with the purchase of one body?

    Is the head compatible with 1 inch SF diffusers such as F04?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by ma tumba; 04-21-2014 at 08:49 AM.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    #01 Black 2x18350 FM1794

    No tailcap

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    Switch is McClicky and serviceable.
    Oh, I know it's a McClicky, what I mean is if you recall the AW incan drivers for Surefire:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...eries-Tail-Cap

    I'm wondering which style it takes.

    I have an Option A softstart switch I want to use with this. I want to know if it will fit or not, otherwise, I'm going to have to adapt it somehow.
    In which case, I will want to ask how much for a spare aluminum ring for mounting the switch.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Quote Originally Posted by Conte View Post
    I'm wondering which style it takes.
    Not compatible with either style without modification.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    - #01 Grey 2x18350 FM1794 +$57
    (Grey Round Tail cap with matching knurling as seen in "E Head" link.)
    - Hold the McClicky -$8
    - Extra Spare switch ring +5
    - Extra replacement switch seal +$1
    (Orange if you got it, Black if not)
    - 2x CL1499 Bulb +18
    - G4 Bi-pin FM Axial (6.6V, 3.3A) +12
    - G4 Bi-pin FM Axial (4V, 3.3A) +12

    Shipping to Canada +12

    Total: $109


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    PayPal already sent for:

    • #02 Black 2x18350 FM1794 $57
    • 4x FM1794 bulbs + $40
    • Shipping to Portland Oregon + $ 6

    Total = $103
    CPF handle: who

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    How aggressive is the knurling?. Is it the same (or less than) the current 18650 E bodies?. Thank you.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyF View Post
    How aggressive is the knurling?. Is it the same (or less than) the current 18650 E bodies?. Thank you.
    These bodies have less aggressive knurling than 1x18650 E and 2x18500 E bodies.

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    Is this host compatible with the new maglite bipin bulbs? (leg fit as well as reflector opening) It would be a good option if the source of 1499 bulbs disappear. Thanks!

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    What is the overall length of the 2x18500 host? I'm trying to figure out if it will be pocketable. Is it the same length as a 9p?

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    I'll take one!

    Paypal for:
    #3 black 2x18350 FM 1794 without tailcap
    2x CL1499
    1x FM1794

    Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID # 7HP87163G4986634G)

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    You're going to love it. I've beeing carrying one on pocket for a solid month now. I feel it less than a 6P.

    Just mind your battery voltages if you don't run a softstart.

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    Thanks for the tip! I don't have a softstart; what voltage do you keep your batteries under to avoid instaflash? I read somewhere that the 1794 was fine with vbatt at or under 4.1. I figure there is probably enough resistance in the switch to tame battery voltage a little; what do you think?

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Well, my charger was overcharging to 4.25v which is acceptable and kind of awesome if the bulb could take it, but the 1794 and 1499 could not.

    I recalibrated the charger and now I'm gettng 4.18v and it's been fine . . . However, I am now using a softstart which I was not before, and the softstart actually has a bit of voltage drop.

    I will run it for a bt at low or medium before I use high. I'm too nervous to try it will fresh off the charger batteries and without the softstart even with the charger recalibrated.

    The bulb was designed for a spec li-ion voltage as I understand, so just make sure you charger doesn't overcharge and it's 4.2v or less.

    Fivemega recommends letting the batteries rest for several hours and aiming for a voltage of 4.15.

    The batteries I'm using are the AW 18350 IMR cells.

    This thing is amazing with an AW softstart. If you ever have a chance, grab one.

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    I'll be using AW 18350 as well. My charger terminates at 4.2 on the dot every time. I will definitely rest the batteries for awhile prior to use. Thanks again for the tip! I've been looking around for a softstart switch, but they are hard to come by.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    #04 Black 2x18350 FM1794 Without Tail Cap $32
    +3x FM1794 $10= $30
    = $62
    total (USPS MO to follow)
    I'd rather have a flashlight in front of me than a "frontal flashlightomy"!

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Quote Originally Posted by naked2 View Post
    #04 Black 2x18350 FM1794 Without Tail Cap $32
    +3x FM1794 $10= $30
    = $62
    total (USPS MO to follow)
    It's been 2 weeks but no payment received yet.

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    FM, I received this light a week or two ago and it is amazing! Anyone on the fence should definitely take the plunge and purchase one. The 1794 is a phenomenal bulb. Thank you for offering these to us!

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    Taking #05 Black 2x18350 FM1794 no tail cap for $32-20%=$26
    pp sent

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Payment sent for:

    #06 Black 2x18350 FM1794 w/ tailcap
    3x FM1794


    Thanks again!

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Quote Originally Posted by fivemega View Post
    It's been 2 weeks but no payment received yet.
    Hi Varooj,
    I'm going through an extreme financial hardship at this time, and as a matter of fact, was considering cancelling this order all together. But normally, you don't ship your products to me until you've received my USPS MO in the mail; this time it came in the mail two days after my post , and I hadn't had a chance to cancel by that time.


    Because of that, and the fact that I can't absorb the cost of return shipping, I decided to keep it . I apologize that it's taken until now for me to scrape together $62, so as of today, the "check's in the mail"!

    By the way, It's a nice small light (with a SureFire McClicky tailcap), but nowhere as bright as I remember those famous FM 1794s being. Even though super bright incandescents are a fun novelty, they just can't measure up to my LED flashlights equipped with XM-L2 U2s.

    Thanks, Tony
    I'd rather have a flashlight in front of me than a "frontal flashlightomy"!

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    For
    #01 Grey 2x18500 FM1794
    + 2 1794 Bulbs

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    I got a 2x18350 body as part of a larger purchase at the time of the recent sale. My guess was it'd be an inexpensive toy of little usability. Wrong. Combined with an AW softstart it has easily replaced all my other small to medium size incand lights.
    - owing to its focusable bezel it can provide any kind of beam you may need without a beam shaper, from a tight spot to a pretty even flood. The "flood" from a maglite is a joke compared to this one.
    - on max it is crazy bright
    - at 30% brightness and "flood setting" it provides a reasonably week light for close work. Not a sublumen light to save your night vision, but quite acceptable.
    - the ribbed tube is VERY efficient at removing heat. The light does get hot when operated at 100% but not terribly and cools down very fast.

    The only real complaint is that the spill quality with fm1794 is subpar. But with a cl1499 it is VERY smooth.
    Last edited by ma tumba; 08-14-2014 at 03:31 PM.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Hey - I've been eyeing these lights off and on. Can you tell me how the bezel is "adjustable"? That sounds like a really cool feature as aiming the 1794 in a bi-pin drop-in can be tricky and time consuming.

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    Works like a minimag for lack of a better description. Twisting the head changes the location of the focal point in respect to the filament.

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    Default Re: 2x18350 & 2x18500 FM1794

    Cool, thanks. So I guess you have to completely unscrew the bezel/reflector to then swap the bulb from the top? I may have to try me one of these.

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    That's correct. The bezel, lens, and reflector are a single piece that screw away from the body, which exposes the bulb holder mounted in the body tube. It is definitely worth a shot!

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