Incandescent: 40-50 lumens, tiny flashlight ?

tony212

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Looking for apx 40-50 lumen tiny incandescent flashlight.
The smaller the better....surefire 6p was too bright and too large for my use....battery life not important.
Something more in the size of a streamlight key mate...but it has to be incandescent.
would love any suggestions!!
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One would have to obtain what is called a "Tom Thumb" sized light from days gone past and install a 14440 battery in it and a #222 or #224 light bulb.

Basically that was a 1aa sized little light that was made until about the 1970's by numerous companys such as Rayovac and Eveready. They can be found second hand at that big auction site and the bulbs can also.

The bulb is made to be driven at about 2.8 volts and put out about 6-12 lumens. But a 14440 at 3.7 volts will push the bulb to about 20-30 lumens.

That would provide a light about the size of a Streamlight Keymate incan version.
 
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Lumen83

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How about a surefire e1e? You can either find an e1e or an e2e head head and put it on a lumensfactory single cell body. LF has twisty tail caps for that body if preferred as well. I'm running mine with 50 lumen and a 90 lumen bulb and an rcr123a
 

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Agreed

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I will suggest something different and off the wall. Feel free to ignore! I'm absolutely loving my Pifco 'Little Gem' lights from the 1950's. They are the size of a box of matches and along with a reflector have a ingenious 'gem' on the front that gives a good light - for close up or walking. I run mine on 2 x 18350 protected and a 6.5V 0.3A Krypton bulb. At least 40 Lumens, with 3+ hours runtime.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hzdik0ewibnm5pe/20190108_154325.jpg?dl=0 is the light

https://www.dropbox.com/s/60mbywnsrx3k7ya/20190117_105624.jpg?dl=0 is the beam

EDC something that nobody has seen before!
 
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tony212

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got the e1e off ebay! Thank you for the suggestions. My only issue is that I dont know what type of battery fits the flashlight...someone please help
 

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CR123's tony. Or LifePo4 rechargeable 123 size. Each runs about 3 volts.

Good score btw.

Lumens Factory has modules that can withstand RCR123's that run about 3.7 to 4.2 volts that will poof the factory SureFire bulb.
 

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got the e1e off ebay! Thank you for the suggestions. My only issue is that I dont know what type of battery fits the flashlight...someone please help

The stock SureFire E1E with the standard (discontinued) MN01 lamp assembly runs on a (3V) CR123A
 

tony212

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Thank you to all for helping!!
Here is a pic of the flashlight...it says surefire e1 executive on it but you can see from the pic that not even a aa width fits the flashlight so a cr123a wont go in there as well. Any ideas what battery this thing needs?
Thanks in advance
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konifans

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The UKE 2L is smaller and much lighter than a 6P, run time for 2x CR123A is 4 - 5 hours, about 30 lumens.

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?443799-Underwater-Kinetics-UKE-2L









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UKE 2L vs Surefire 6P


 

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Konifans, ever since I saw an old post of yours of the UKE 2L, I've always wanted one. I finally scored one the bay and should have it soon. It's a black version, but I might Plasti-Dip it a bright color, so it stands out :grin2:

At the time I saw your post, I could only find the 4xAA versions, and picked up an orange and yellow one, but will now enjoy the 2xCR123 version.
 
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konifans

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Konifans, ever since I saw an old post of yours of the UKE 2L, I've always wanted one. I finally scored one the bay and should have it soon. It's a black version, but I might Plasti-Dip it a bright color, so it stands out :grin2:

At the time I saw your post, I could only find the 4xAA versions, and picked up an orange and yellow one, but will now enjoy the 2xCR123 version.

Rrego, you will love this little 2L :laughing:
 
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