XHP70 really works best on 2 xx650 cells. It is certainly possible, I do have a single 26650 MT-G2 light and that uses the same voltage as XHP70. You could also try 2x18350 for the required 6V over the use of a boost driver.thanks but not really made for 18650 lights right such as alpha lights?.
neutral, did you ever find what you were looking for in regards to the highest CRI led that can be used in a flashlight? im looking to get the highest CRI possible for my grilling flashlight.
good point, i have several surefire incans... idunno, guess its more of a novelty to have a hihg CRI led.Zebralight SC600Fd Mk III Plus, 93-95 typical CRI & 5000K CCT. Or flashlight with Nichia 219B with 4000K CCT if you prefer a warmer touch.
If you are ok with even warmer tint, why not try incan lights?
Take a look at optisolis range. This is the best thing at the moment. You can get some from Clemence at virence.com, raw or reflowed on dedicated boards ready for installation
I realize this thread is 3 years old but it's the most helpful one I've found looking for a pocket carry 1x18650 (or a pocketable 1x 21700 if such a unicorn exists). Based on my very limited collection/experience I think a 90+CRI, 5000ish CCT would be my Goldilocks light....
Take a look at optisolis range. This is the best thing at the moment....
There are 5000k and 6500k flavors. You may believe or not, but the quality of light is so high that I dont hesitate to use the 6500 version at night. Before that I would never get anything cooler than 3500k
....Be aware that the CCT alone does not completely define the tint....
.... And thanks @archimedes for confirming the CCT alone defines the tint....
CCT determines the amount of red vs blue in the light spectrum, while tint determines the amount of green vs magenta. This is grossly simplified, but in short is mostly accurate.
Most common high cri lights that are 5000 or above are going to be running 5000k 219Cs, and those are mostly hit or miss on their tint-- lots of reports of yucky greens.
If I were getting myself a 1x21700 5000k high cri light, I would go for either a Zebralight SC700D with its XHP70.2, or a Fireflies E07 with 219B SW45Ks. (I know the SW45K is listed as 4500k but it looks more like 4700ish or so and is rather white when I compare it to my 5000k Catapult V6.)
The E07 with SW45Ks is definitely going to have a better tint to it, but the Zebralight is sporting a more efficient driver and way more modern LED. Both are going to have a turbo around 3000 lumens, while the Zebralight can run 900 lumens flatly regulated for 2 hours, and the E07 can run around 700 lumens flatly regulated for a couple hours as well. Both are decently compact for 1x21700 lights.