Good CRI Lantern

holygeez03

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I am looking a decent lantern that runs on 18650 cells... I don't have any specific specs other than good value, neutral/warm tint, and decent CRI (80+).
 

Showngo

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What cells do you use... button top? protected?
They are unprotected button tops. It’s worth buying the ones they sell with the lights given the pricing of 18650s lately. Do note that it is recommended that you use a matched set of them.
 

holygeez03

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Awesome... I got the orange lantern with batteries for $60... coming from China, so who knows when it will arrive, but no hurry.
 

bkpdle

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Any good options that run on a single or at most two 18650s? I realize the Sofirn BLF LT1 can run on less but if I recall the manual states it doesn't recommend it cause of voltage issues.
 

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FWIW, Sofirn also has a LT1S that uses 1x21700 (18650 in adapter or supposedly a protected 18650 alone is long enough).

Smooth brightness levels, variable color temperature 2700K-5000K, using 90-80cri Samsung CSP emitters. FWIW, also has red LEDs,

Don't own one but certainly tempting.
 

Hooked on Fenix

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Nitecore LR60. Takes 2 21700 or 2 18650. It’s 90 cri and 4000-4500k color temperature. Doubles as a powerbank. Costs $45 excluding batteries.
 

DenBarrettSAR

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Any good options that run on a single or at most two 18650s? I realize the Sofirn BLF LT1 can run on less but if I recall the manual states it doesn't recommend it cause of voltage issues.
The LT1 can run on four, three, two or even a single 18650 cell on all modes. ( though as expected running on lest cells will shorten the run times consecutively in all output settings. (roughly based on subtracting 25% for each cell also minus about 5% when on a single cell. - DBSARlight
 
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