Smallest 1x 18650 light

abstruse1

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What's the smallest/shortest 1x 18650 EDC light? I need a spiller, and much prefer one that uses regulated battery.

No twist lights.

Cost no object.

Thanx.
 
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PaladinNO

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If the absolutely smallest one is the point, then what about Nitecore ML21?

It's a 21700 cell, but it's just a light that you attach directly on top of the battery itself, and it lights up as soon as it makes contact.
 
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ZEBRALIGHT. The Zebralight SC600F Mk IV Plus 18650 XHP50 model at 3.8 inches is about as small as you're going to find at a reasonable price point. This light comes in both "regular" and "floody" configurations. Yields 2260 lumens on Turbo.

JETBEAM. The Jetbeam EC26 is also really short for an 18650 light, coming in at 3.9 inches. It has four emitters, producing a really nice flood beam, and yields 3600 lumens on Turbo.
 

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ZEBRALIGHT. The Zebralight SC600F Mk IV Plus 18650 XHP50 model at 3.8 inches is about as small as you're going to find at a reasonable price point. This light comes in both "regular" and "floody" configurations. Yields 2260 lumens on Turbo.
+1 for the Zebralight SC600 in the floody config. Very efficient, and a tiny package for an 18650 light.
 

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My Eagtac P200LR is easily one of the smallest and shortest, with a tailcap switch. Though the beam pattern is more hot-spot with some spill than one that is all spill. Although that hot-spot does open up to more usable spill as the distance increases to what you are trying to light up.

Edit: Typo.
 
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Fuzzywuzzies

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+1 for the Zebralight SC600F Mk IV Plus. I have one and they are a stunning little light. Very well built, brilliant spill, and confusingly small for the amount of power. :)
 

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Why the Zebralight SC600 vs the smaller SC65?
  • Head Diameter: 1.2 inch (30 mm)
  • Length: 3.8 inch (96 mm)
vs SC65
  • Head Diameter: 0.96 inch (24.5 mm)
  • Length: 3.62 inch (92 mm)

    You can put Diffusion film on any light to make it floodier.
 

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SC65 would be better, but its output is too low, as I still use an SC63 with 1300 lumens versus 660 in the SC65. And the Sc65 is not a floody beam, and my experience with diffusion film makes little difference when the beam is more throwy. My .02. I would see if you can get an SC64 or SC63 as they are more floody, especially the SC64. I have both the 63 and 64 and also I prefer cool white tints and don't like the 4000 K of the current model, but I believe I am in the minority. Good luck.
 
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