Best single 18650 thrower?

jslappa

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Dereelight CL1H with aspherical lens is another nice thrower, if you can't find a Dereelight DBS aspherical. For single 18650, you won't find much more throw. I think I read the Tiablo a10g put out 55,000 vs DBS 68,000. That's over 20% increase over the Tiablo.
 

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The Solarforce Skyline I is a really good thrower. Kinda big for a single 18650 but that monster reflector throws one heck of a tight pencil beam. Build quality on my example is awesome!
 

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Ok thanks.

Solarpower are out, they ship from the USA which means Customs fees.

My shortlist (these are British prices):

1. Tiablo A10 G £134.99 (ouch!)

2. Jetbeam RRT1 £109.95

3. Dereelight DBS V3 £74.95

Dereelight is looking good, a good price and upgradeable and an Aspheric lens option.

How about Lumapower? I can't figure out which is their best 1X18650 thrower.

Is it the Lumapower Signature Tactical (ST-01 and ST-03) With OP & Turbo-force Heads?

The body looks long for one 18650.
 

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The Solarforce Skyline I is a really good thrower. Kinda big for a single 18650 but that monster reflector throws one heck of a tight pencil beam. Build quality on my example is awesome!

Its a cool light but it doesn't put out enough lumens to beat the other throwers. I still want to mod soon but haven't gotten around to it. Solarforce Masterpiece Pro-1 will out throw it on 1 x 18650, and beat it badly with 2 x 18650.

Skyline 18650
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Masterpiece Pro 18650
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Masterpiece Pro 2 x 18650
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On 2 18650, with a UCL lens, I believe Masterpiece Pro-1 is the top or near the top in terms of lux. With 1 x 18650 it is marginally weaker though.
 

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In terms of money,Ultrafire C8 (Cree R2 lamp model)
can compete with Tiablo A9
All light sky-shot
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A9 Shot (High mode) 150m
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C8 High 150m
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But of course the reliability of A9 is much high than the ultrafire c8
The notorius Ultrafire:devil:
If you dont really need high-reliability, C8 would be ur choice to save money
(I have tested,C8 is not suitable even in heavy rain, the bezel leaks water)
 

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I'm waiting for my microfire pioneer I HL2N to arrive:popcorn:There is little info to be found on this light exept the sales descriptions. There are some german videos on youtube. It looks like a very impressive 168A (18650) thrower. Its a zoom light. I don't know anything about it's build qality. Microfire seems to be a popular hid manufacturer.
 

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Excellent advice, thanks. Except I have absolutely no clue how to do that:sigh:

Is the KD RQ worth having without that upgrade?

Well yes! And if its not 100% to your liking its a great host to learn how to 'mod'!

Do make sure you buy the right one, most spear clones suck but the rq from kd is king!:hitit:
 

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I have the Tiablo A9 and A10-G. Aspherics apart, the A10 easily out throws the A9.
To get the most output from these lights you have to run them on 2 X 16340 instead of a single 18650 but the difference is only slight.

The A9 has a stock reverse clicky which I don't like and the A10 has a forward clicky, much better.

The A9 is £75 whereas the A10-G is £135 and I can't quite see why the A10-G is £50 more?

If a project of mine goes to plan I should have the furthest throwing A10 in the land!! I had an older A10 that I am converting to direct drive and hopefully it will be well over 50,000 lux?


HTH,

Steve.
 

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great thread. I've been looking for a single 18650 light for edc. I'm currently using a fenix tk30 for everything else. gonna go research all the lights listed as I want one with a smaller reflector/head.
 

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How about Lumapower? I can't figure out which is their best 1X18650 thrower.

Is it the Lumapower Signature Tactical (ST-01 and ST-03) With OP & Turbo-force Heads?

Sig Tac VX (SST-50) w/ ST-03 Turbo Force = Long
Sig Tac GX (XPG-R5) w/ ST-03 Turbo Force = Longer
Sig Tac Standard (XRE-R2) w/ ST-03 Turbo Force = Longest

The ST-01 is the small, default head that come on all their Sig Tac lights.

John
 

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Can't find the head dimensions on the Sig Tac Standard (XRE-R2) w/ ST-03 Turbo Force. From their site it's a little over 6 inches long and the head maybe around 2inch in diameter? Are there any packages that offer all 3 heads?
 

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Can't find the head dimensions on the Sig Tac Standard (XRE-R2) w/ ST-03 Turbo Force. From their site it's a little over 6 inches long and the head maybe around 2inch in diameter? Are there any packages that offer all 3 heads?

brys,

The head diameter for the ST-03 Turbo Force head, specific to all the Sig Tac products, is 45mm. This is based on a caliper measurement from Tod at Illumination Gear who carries Lumapower products. This is just one example of the extra measure of customer service he provides.

I have yet to find the exact total length for the Sig Tac Standard R2 w/ the Turbo Force head in place and I didn't ask Tod about the total length because I knew it would only be about 150mm, which was within my 6" guideline.

If it helps, the total length of the Sig Tac Standard R2 w/ the small, default head is 139mm (from Battery Junction description), whereas the length on the GX & VX is 133mm.

I haven't found any packages with all three heads, however I believe that Illumination Gear now has all the model-specific ST-03 heads for the GX & VX packages. And although he does not carry the Sig Tac Standard R2 light package, he does have the R2 pill to replace the XPG-R5 in the GX or replace the SST-50 in the VX.

John
 
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I just bought the Eagletac T20C2MKII with the R2 light source. I dont have any other single 18650 lights to compare it to but the throw of this combo is huge.

I was curious about the throw of this combination. Was it significantly more by adding the XR-E R2 and was the beam much tighter?
 

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Well yes! And if its not 100% to your liking its a great host to learn how to 'mod'!

Do make sure you buy the right one, most spear clones suck but the rq from kd is king!:hitit:


Well, I have the RQ from KD on it's way on a slow boat from China.

Very tempted by Lumapower ST-03 Turbohead though.
 
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