which lights accept li-ions (as specified by mfr and not just tried by users?)

peteybaby

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Hello. I'm brand new to cpf, but I've been reading up on the latest models, especially the new Fenix/Cree ones. I was all set to order a few of those, but then I thought maybe I should consider models that take rechargeable li-ion batteries. I use nimhs in my Apex headlamp but because I use that so often, the self-discharge isn't a problem. In a handheld flashlight though, which I will use less often than the headlamp, I figure nimhs won't do. Am I correct? And am I correct in thinking that li-ion batteries would do much better?

So, can someone tell me which flashlights fit these criteria:

- Cree XRE or similar LED
- at least 50 lumens, preferably 100 or more
- max. price I'm willing to pay is the price of a Fenix P1D CE (not including the batteries)
- max. size = Fenix L2D CE
- uses li-ion batteries

Thanks in advance for any help!
 

coppertrail

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I assume you mean CR123A/RCR123A when you mention Li-Ion? I don't know of any LED lights where the manufacturer recommends rechargable 3.6/3.7V AA(14500)/AAA(10440) LiIon cells. Most LED lights get hot when used with these cells.
 

peteybaby

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coppertrail said:
I assume you mean CR123A/RCR123A when you mention Li-Ion? I don't know of any LED lights where the manufacturer recommends rechargable 3.6/3.7V AA(14500)/AAA(10440) LiIon cells. Most LED lights get hot when used with these cells.

Thanks for the replies everybody.

Actually, because I don't know anything about rechargeable li-ion batts (except for the one in my camera), I didn't know what you said about the li-ion AAs and AAAs. Good to know. Thanks.

To answer another person's reply/question: I want an edc light, preferably keychain-size.
 

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