Narrow Beam Pocket Flashlight

recDNA

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Is there a flashlight the size of my sc64 with more throw and a narrower beam with 1000 lumens or more? The sc64 is 1300 lumens but just too floody for me.
 

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I prefer a reflector or at least some spill so the fw1a looks like the best choice. I will have to do some research
Never heard of it before today but it looks nice in the pics.

Nobody seems to have the fw1a for sale?
 
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If that is the flashlight I am thinking of it is twice the size of the sc64 I mentioned as being the right size.
 

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If you're ok with a slightly larger head diameter vs the SC64 then the Emisar D1 would be perfect. Alternatively you could go with something like a Convoy S2 or Eagetac D25LC2 modded by Skylumen with an Osram W2 or SST20. Those would be same diameter as SC64 but a bit longer, and also pricier than the Emisar.
 

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Just Neal at this point. It's a very new light but I have a couple early samples. It's quite throwy.

I'm not sure how you define "throwy" ...but it's not the word I would use to describe my FW3A. Floody would be my choice to describe it. I can't tell for certain which lens I received since it took over a month to get delivered and there was no communication from Neal.

My recommendation though would be to check out the Klarus XT1C 2018 edition. Its a compact single cell design that they claim throws 1000 lumens. I like my XT11GT but I'm fairly certain its not emitting 2000 lumens like they claim. I knew that might be the case when I bought it and it was acceptable to me because it still puts out around 1200-1500 lumens.
 

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I'm not sure how you define "throwy" ...but it's not the word I would use to describe my FW3A.

Me neither, but I'm not talking about the FW3A, I'm taking poop the FW1A.
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Vinh has the D3Cvn with a white 2, super throwey and 1000 lumens. Smaller though, and a 16340 cell only. There's also the Goliath if you want a twisty. The Jetbeam RRT01vn can take an 18350 and does the same with a White 2 that the D3C does.
 

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Klarus E1, has throw with some spill, tir optic, compact. VinhNyugen SkyLumens has some modified ones it the cool white isn’t to your liking
 

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Klarus E1, has throw with some spill, tir optic, compact. VinhNyugen SkyLumens has some modified ones it the cool white isn’t to your liking
I will read about e1
Oh E1 is wide angle optic. Not at all what I want
I want a throwy reflector that is as small as a sc64
 
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At this point the FW1A intrigues me so I will at least wait for a price and specs before I choose something else. Most throwers have big heads or they are silly long for no reason. Every Surefire I've ever used is an inch longer than it should be.
 

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..wonder if a very narrow optic w/ a XP-L HI would get you there, maybe in the FW1A or similar chassis.
just a thought

oh, I see optics have been mentioned

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The short length you want is an issue;
because really deep reflectors (to get a narrow beam) in a short/pocket 18650 light just don't exist ----- simply length limitations.

What is you took a D25LC2 Mini 'twisty' @ 4.25"
put a Carclo 8.7° 20 mm Circular Beam Optic in it, part# 10193
I think it would fit

It may not be 1000lm, but you might have to sacrifice something in what you want.
 
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I will read about e1
Oh E1 is wide angle optic. Not at all what I want
I want a throwy reflector that is as small as a sc64

maybe Vinh could hook you up with a different reflector, he’s got a couple lights that appear to have throw and pocketable but to be as small as an sc64 and be throwy, you’ll likely need to go with a smaller battery or larger head diameter, if you don’t go with a tir optic
 

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Vinh's lights typically require too much amp draw for my pocket. I'd prefer a manufactured product for pocket carry.

He is the best mod guy I know so if I cannot find anything I will get in touch with him. Thanks.
 
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