Need recommendations for pocket friendly 21700 thrower with minimal spill.

busseguy

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I am looking for a pocket friendly 21700 thrower that will go at least 450 meters with very little spill (not interested in LEP's)

It must have a rear clicky switch with momentary and it would be great if you could tighten the head just for turbo and loosen for all the other modes.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Pocket size is relative i suppose, but that light does not currently exist.

You'll need a large reflector to reach that far.
A usable 450 meters is an advertised 800 meters.

Momentary will limit your selection even further

Also the smaller the light the more heat you'll have…so even if you find a pocket rocket it won't last long.

I'm not extremely knowledgeable in the pocket throw rocket niche, but this might be your best bet: WITH the W1 LED

I can build you a 21700 pocket thrower rocket but you'll need a reverse clicky to handle the current of a FET driver so there's no momentary.
 
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aznsx

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Olight Warrior X 3

I looked that up just to see what it was, and noted that it appears to use (require?) a unique / bespoke power cell. I know many 'round here would rather eat dirt for dinner (dry dirt) than to use custom cells, but I'm not one of those. I own and use some myself. Just thought I'd mention it in case the OP is in that 'other' large group, they might want to check on and consider that.
 

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That light will have a pretty large amount of spill with a 5mx5m die. It uses a Luminus SFT70 LED. A lot more spill than throw.
 
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kerneldrop

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So you can visualize what a throwy LED looks like. the smaller the LED the more throw it will have. W1 is king of max throw and min spill
From left to right: SBT90.2, SFT40, Osram W1
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raggie33

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am i right in the more the reflector size compared to led size makes more throw...im having issues putting my question in proper words
 

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Assuming you have a target of 1 lux at that distance (will give a distance of half the FL-1 distance), you need about 200k candela. You aren't going to get that from an LED with less than about a 50mm optic. And that diameter optic is pushing the definition of "pocket friendly".

That said, a Malkoff Hound Dog 18650 head on the 21700 body will give you about a third of a lux at 450m (which is about what you get under a full moon), in something that might still be considered pocket friendly and meet your other requirements.
 
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