Compact thrower?

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I'm looking for a compact thrower. But my definitions are a bit different than usual - by thrower, I mean at least equivalent to Tiablo's MA6 (16,000 lux at 1m). And by compact, I mean anything significantly smaller than the MA6 (149mm long). Surprisingly, I have only found one light that can equal its throw for size, the Regalight K-mark D-MX, and none that can beat it.

I'd prefer to stay away from aspherics. But pretty much everything else goes. Any battery type, custom light, simple mod.

Thanks for your help :)
 

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LumaPower D-Mini???

My NiteCore Extreme isn't bad....:twothumbs
 

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The Jeatbeam JET-II PRO I.B.S out throws both the D-Mini and the Extreme even using the textured reflector.
Thanks for the info.:) I've yet to own a Jetbeam. I buy mostly from 7777,Lightound or BattJunction. I'm still a little confused as to which Jetbeam to get. (I'd like one small CR123 thrower, and or an 18650 version)
 
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hey tsask...

i think they Jet2 IBS is the best thrower of the bunch... but.. i think that one is discontinued... the Jet2 PRO IBS and Jet3 IBS throws about the same... just the size of the light and the runtimes would be different...

i have the Jet2 PRO IBS.. and it's a great lil thrower... and super compact... even tho it doesn't run very long on 100%... but oh well.... you can't win them all...

you should head over to www.light-reviews.com ... very well done reviews of quite a few lights there... you find most of the info you need...

KraZy
 

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Thanks for the info! I saw the reviews but still wasn't sure which way to go. They insight I've gained through this thread is most helpful!:party:
 

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Thanks for the info.:) I've yet to own a Jetbeam. I buy mostly from 7777,Lightound or BattJunction. I'm still a little confused as to which Jetbeam to get. (I'd like one small CR123 thrower, and or an 18650 version)

Jet III Pro Ultra, mini review here https://www.candlepowerforums.com/threads/206739&highlight=jet+III+Pro+Ultra

Or, the Dereelight DBS Q5, 29100 lux using a smooth reflector, according to this review http://www.light-reviews.com/dereelight_dbs/

If budget is a concern, a budget thrower would be the Aurora WF600 Q5 2 mode frm dealextreme, less than $40 the last time i checked.

hope you find your thrower
 

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Thanks for the help :)

But you're misunderstanding my question. I have an extreme already, and have a spartanian II on order, so I've got that covered :). But what I'm looking for is something with at least as much throw as the MA6. That's around one and a half times the Spartanian or JET-II's throw. And I'm looking for smaller than the MA6. I have a DBS, and love it, but it doesn't fit that category.

From what I've seen on the Ultra it actually barely improves on the Jet-III PRO. Certainly not 50% more throw.
 

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Regalight EDC with turbo head on a 14500 seems like a possible contender. Right now I'm guessing it'll hit around 14-15k lux in that config. Supposed to start shipping today so hopefully someone will post some numbers for us soon. There's a thread in the manufacturer's forum that has more info on it. FYI the reflector dimensions of the turbo head are 45mm wide x 42mm deep which is very close to the size of the DBS.
 
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Regalight EDC with turbo head on a 14500 seems like a possible contender. Right now I'm guessing it'll hit around 14-15k lux in that config. Supposed to start shipping today so hopefully someone will post some numbers for us soon. There's a thread in the manufacturer's forum that has more info on it. FYI the reflector dimensions of the turbo head are 45mm wide x 42mm deep which is very close to the size of the DBS.

Thanks for the recommendation:)

I've been looking at that too. It does look like a serious thrower, although 15K lux seems a bit high to me. But, like you said, with a reflector like that, who knows? Personally, I hope they come out with an 18650 tube - it looks pretty awkward right now :eek:

BTW, Mev (light-reviews.com) said he would review the regalight EDC. He hasn't been very active lately, but we'll get all the data we want when he does review it.
 
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