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    Default Flashlight Spec. Spreadsheet (dynamic, collaborative)

    I am editing this post since this has developed into an excellent resource.

    Below is the link to the new collaborative spreadsheet that contains flashlight specs. It started as just wanting a spreadsheet to reference what batteries different models of flashlights accept. A few CPF'ers spent a bunch of time updating the spreadsheet and with recommended additions/changes it has become an awesome reference tool.

    http://srf.to/flashlights
    http://srf.to/fspage <--- this is a webpage only version (keep in mind, some text may be cut off since it's just a basic page)
    if you would like the code to use an embedded version of either on a webpage, send me a private message

    column explanations:
    Model: this is where the model # is located, since the spreadsheet is collapsible per mfg, there will be a +/- with a URL to the MFG on the first row
    MFG: name of MFG, some will be linked to the actual model on the MFG webpage
    Battery Types: the next few columns are different battery types, the number is how many batteries of that type
    Voltage Range: not always filled in but should be checked as a flashlight may actually fit a certain battery type but does not "support" it
    Max Lumens: this is the max lumen number on the MFG website, in order to get real world numbers, some of them are linked to the detailed CPF review (if one exists)
    Notes: Misc. Info, you may see a little discussion bubble on the left of the model #, that is a good place to put notes and discussion as well
    LED Type: self-explanatory
    Output Levels: output levels and modes as given from the MFG
    Weight: weight from MFG site without batteries
    Dimensions: self explanatory

    Things to note:
    -If you link to the spreadsheet, be sure to use the links posted above. They are shortlinks that forward you to smartsheet, but the underlying smartsheet link may change. The shortlink will always be correct.
    -All data is from user input, meaning it could be incorrect (or have a typo). You should do your own DD. The models that link to the MFG site should help with that.
    -Send me a PM if you want to become an editor on the spreadsheet.

    If you have any suggestions on improvements, feel free to post.


    ---original post---
    Does anyone maintain a list of current flashlights with battery type? Looking for a small light that will do CR123 and AA, or 18650 and AA (if such an animal exists)...would be a cool if there was a table of current lights that had all supported battery types. for example, I know the jetbeam rrt-0 will do CR123 and AA with extender...it's just trying to track down all the others...would hate to reinvent the wheel if someone else is doing it already.
    ---original post---
    Last edited by subq; 11-02-2012 at 09:20 AM.

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    ZebraLight SC80 (...SC80w, SC80c) does that.

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    Looks like something like that was started here: http://flashlightwiki.com/Flashlights_by_battery_type
    Too bad it never really took off. Maybe if we at cpf each added 2 flashlights a day, we could fill that guy out in no time!

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    People don't really have the time to do it I guess. I'm going to start building one for my own reference.

    http://srf.to/flashlights
    Last edited by subq; 11-01-2012 at 11:20 AM.

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    It'd be awesome if we, as a community, had a wiki with a list of the various lights out there. I'd be more than happy to contribute to such a list.. let's say a couple of lights each time I log on to CPF. But would like to see more vitals than just the light and battery type. Common considerations when looking for a light such as modes, max output, stepdown feature, runtimes, emitter, PWM, etc should also be included.

    For the moment... I've added some lights to the spreadsheet by subq. Let's see if we can make this take off!

    EDIT: Added SC60, E01, TK12 R5, SC600, 3M, M10A
    EDIT: Added lotsa ZL lights, some Klarus & Xeno.
    Last edited by snoop75; 10-31-2012 at 05:55 AM.

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    I added mine to the sheet. I have to check some data. It would be cool if folks added data for their own lights and helped editing. At some point we could do even more with the smartsheet. THANKS
    My Lights: Surefire; G2, T1A,; Klarus:RS11; Fenix: LD22, LD12; FourSevens P0, Quark AA2 Turbo; Maratac AA, AAA

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    yes, I made the spreadsheet public so other people can edit, let me know what columns you want on there and I will add them

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    wow, lots of additions

    anything you want done spreadsheet wise, just let me know

    I made a shortlink to it as well

    http://srf.to/flashlights
    Last edited by subq; 11-01-2012 at 11:21 AM.

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    Added OLight M21-X/M20/M21 and T10, although I cannot figure out how to make the Manu collapsible.

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    fixed, you just select the rows under a "master" row and indent them (button on left)

    what other columns do you want to see added?

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    Not sure. I was just adding based on my expirience with the T10 and M21-X (M21/M20/X on both are all compatible with same batteries, just different LEDs and Drivers)

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    How detailed do you want this to be?

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    I was merely looking to see what battery types each flashlight took.

    It's amazing how useful the spreadsheet became in less than a day heheh.

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    Might be helpful to have a dedicated voltage range column since there may be incorrect implications based on fit (e.g. can accept 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123A's doesn't mean it will accept 2 x RCR123's). Otherwise great job, should come in handy for folks.

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    Just added NiteCore EC3. This could get useful very fast.

    ThumperACC

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboBB View Post
    Might be helpful to have a dedicated voltage range column since there may be incorrect implications based on fit (e.g. can accept 1 x 18650 or 2 x CR123A's doesn't mean it will accept 2 x RCR123's). Otherwise great job, should come in handy for folks.
    good idea, voltage range column added

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    Do we assume, if a light can take 2x RCR123, that the high voltage is then 8.4V?

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    you're adding categories faster than I can research and fill em in. :P - I've finished the Olight section. 33 lights with all data I can find, minus dimensions.
    Last edited by vpr5703; 10-31-2012 at 11:38 AM.

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    nice job!

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    I've sent an PM to Norm, maybe we can get this sticky'd because of the information in the sheet.

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    Awesome idea, and work so far.

    To give some meaning to the "Modes" column, can I suggest the following format, or something similar:

    Turbo, with stepdown after 1 minute (5000 lumens), High (200 lumens, 60 minutes), Medium (120 lumens, 30 minutes), Low (5 lumens, 76 hours)

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    Actually, I've never been fond of the use of the word "modes" to designate different output levels. To me, a different mode means constant output vs. strobe or SOS, etc. Different output levels are just that, they aren't technically a different "mode". Perhpas it's just semantics but just my two cents.

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    updated column name to "output levels", any other suggestions, let me know, the spreadsheet is looking awesome, lots of good info

    I like how some of the models were linked to the mfg. page of that model. In fact, I would suggest people link the Lumens entry to the CPF review of the light if one is done. Those usually do a more detailed breakdown of output, run times, etc etc..

    I just used the Klarus XT11 as an example.
    Last edited by subq; 10-31-2012 at 06:32 PM.

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    spreadsheet looks killer, if anyone wants to embed a read only version on a webpage just send me a PM, I can send you the link and format for that

    cleaned up the links, http://srf.to/flashlights is the main spreadsheet, the old link is used for editing only

    webpage only version http://srf.to/fspage
    Last edited by subq; 11-02-2012 at 09:18 AM.

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    Maybe add a column to indicate a non-standard battery type (CR2, 9V, AAAA, proprietary, batteryless, super-caps, etc.) Although color coding also works, seems that has already been done some. Adding a column for origin (made in USA, China, Germany, etc.) might be beneficial too.
    Last edited by silver_bacon; 11-01-2012 at 09:47 PM.

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    done

    changed the 19670 column (which is official name for protected 18650) to Other (specify)

    not sure how beneficial the origin column will be but I added it anyway

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    @subq - could you please relocate the "Output Levels" column to sit between "Max Lumens" and "Notes" ? It's probably a more logical placing. Thanks!

    Also, for the "Output Levels" column, I suggest we simply copy/paste the levels stated on manufacturer's website. This is what I've done for the SC600(w):

    High: H1 500Lm with 750Lm turbo in the first 5 min (2hrs) or H2 200Lm (5.9hrs) / 330Lm (3hrs) / 500Lm (2.1hrs) / 4Hz Strobe
    Medium: M1 65Lm (18hrs) or M2 21Lm (50hrs)
    Low: L1 2.8Lm (280hrs) or L2 0.1Lm (80days)
    Runtimes are tested using Panasonic NCR18650 (2900mAH) batteries. Light output are out the front (OTF) values. All levels are current regulated.

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    I think that would be a good idea, but it might be too much information for the cells to contain without either making them very long, or tall.

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    I don't know. That's a lot of information. It should probably be broken up somehow. Maybe move the output level column and put in a runtime range column in hours and turn max lumens into a lumen range column (lowest to highest, or the output of each mode)?

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    Default Re: current light/battery table

    Members of the German taschenlampen-forum.de are already working on something similar: http://www.taschenlampen-wiki.de/index.php/Alle_Lampen

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