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    Default Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    Introducing a bare-bones flashlight made to legendary Elzetta standards:
    * Steady Output of 650 lumens
    * Type III hard anodized 6061-T6 aluminum construction
    * Field-replaceable optical lens (no cheapo reflectors)
    * Fully Potted Electronics
    * Compatible with 18650 rechargeable batteries
    * Made in USA

    "Elzetta Bones is a bare bones, no frills flashlight with legendary Elzetta performance and durability. It generates 650 lumens in steady regulation with an optimum balance of throw and spill through its standard 7/8-inch thick optical lens (no reflector). Operation is bone-simple. There are no secondary modes and on/off is achieved via the push-button which operates like a common ballpoint pen. The beam quality produced by the optical lens is superior to any reflector-based flashlight on the market and must be experienced to be fully appreciated. Runtime is rated at 1.5 hours from two fresh CR123A batteries (included). An 18650 rechargeable battery may also be used (not included). Constructed of 6061-T6 aluminum with natural/gray Type III hard anodizing for extreme hardness and long wear. Fully potted electronics, another essential Elzetta advantage, keep circuit boards and solder joints sealed and secure. Made in the USA by Americans."



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    Looks exciting, everything the P2X isn't, I wonder if you can still swap tailcaps?
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    The people spoke;
    Elzetta listened.

    Good stuff there.
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    simple but rugged .

    not bad .

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    Nice.
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the music died...

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    Advantage due to potting?

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    Sad that they have shifted from the perfect Bravo AVS design.

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    I don't think it's meant to replace or compete with the Bravo, but to provide a no frills ultrareliable and durable light for the money.

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    I really hope to one day own an Elzetta light ESPECIALLY in (18650/2XCR123) however (for me) the light MUST have a LOWER (energy saving) mode in addition to BLINDING high. I continue to wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vadimax View Post
    Sad that they have shifted from the perfect Bravo AVS design.
    Did you watch the video?

    It is not a Bravo replacement.
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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    Think the lower price is mainly because, the body needs less machining.

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    The Alpha's body/head design made me wonder if they'd do the same for the Bravo.

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    "Made in the USA by Americans." Not Russians or South Africans...Americans
    GOOD TINT!

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    I'll stay with B333

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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    "Made in the USA by Americans." Not Russians or South Africans...Americans
    And South Americans?
    -I am no law abiding citizen. I am merely not a lawbreaker.
    -Guilty until proven innocent.
    -If it can be conceived by humans, then it can be unravelled by humans.

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    Well they are based in Can-tuck-ee..

    Suth-uhn Mericans?
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    Yeah, technically Americans are anyone from anywhere in North or South America. It should say Made in the U.S.A. by U.S. craftsman/tradesman or something similar.
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    Default Re: Elzetta Bones flashlight - Elzetta first 18650 light

    OK so what's the runtime on 18650?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StandardBattery View Post
    OK so what's the runtime on 18650?
    I fully expect the information found in this link to match the performance of the Bones: http://flashlightguide.com/2014/09/o...lzetta-bodies/.

    The Bones emitter is almost certainly the same as the AVS. The Bones' heat sinking should be the same, if not a little better, since the AVS requires some space between the assembly and socket and there aren't threads between the socket and head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMM View Post
    Advantage due to potting?
    The electronic components are embedded in epoxy. This protects against damage from shock and vibration (think gun recoil), and also effectively waterproofs the electronics. It is said the tube can flood on an Elzetta and it will still work.

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    Looks like a reliable flashlight for critical use. No chance of messing around in the wrong mode and likely to weather the storm. Much respect, and any complaints about what it is not... well, they might understand one day.

    Does the Elzetta clip fit this piece? Just thinking some folks may want something there for a little better grip in cigar carry.

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    Nice! I'm off to the Elzetta website to check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzman View Post
    The Alpha's body/head design made me wonder if they'd do the same for the Bravo.
    +1 to this. I suppose no matter what they make there will always be a yahoo like me that wants something else. But I really wish they made a liight with the same smaller head/body design of the Alpha but on a two cell tube. Basically a longer Alpha. To me that would be an incredible EDC light.

    Still there's a lot of like about the Bones. I don't care for the appearance, I'm afraid. To me the "bones" logo looks cheap 'n' cheesy, out of place on a light of that caliber. Aesthetically it's not contoured as nicely as the Bravo either IMO. It looks like a good value but with just a CLICKIE tailcap it's not a slam dunk compared to just getting the cheapest Bravo AVS. Still, $50 is $50. If you're on a tight budget but need a serious no BS light it's a good option. To be honest even though my AVS-equipped Bravo and Charlie lights both have HI/LOW tailcaps I use the highest setting most of the time anyway. Presumably the guts/engine of the Bones is the same as the AVS so you get the same output and beam pattern I would imagine. I see at the web site they're also throwing in an Elzetta T-shirt for free through the end of the month. Realistically I don't need one but I'm tempted...

    I think the Bones would be a fantastic WML for a carbine or rifle!



    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    Looks exciting, everything the P2X isn't, I wonder if you can still swap tailcaps?
    Hard to say. Being bored for an 18650 might mean the other caps won't work.

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    Ordered one. The free bones t-shirt hooked me.
    John 3:16

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    If the size is acceptable, it would make a great weapon light. I've considered mounting a Bravo with AVS, but never did it since it's an outstanding handheld light. The lack of modularity, aggressive body texture and high/low or high/strobe tailcap wouldn't be nearly as important in this role.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    Ordered one. The free bones t-shirt hooked me.
    That T-shirt is a nice touch indeed, but won't buy one just because I get a shirt with it. Like that Elzetta finally allows 18650 in one of their lights, but the lack of
    mode options keep me away. And the looks.. well.. it's not for me. Like the Bravo way more. Plus, just ordered an Alpha at BSW, so already have a new Elzetta in coming

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    Will be interest to see if they've done anything to prevent battery rattle when running on CR123s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graylock View Post
    Will be interest to see if they've done anything to prevent battery rattle when running on CR123s.
    I have canisters for that. Olight sells them. Or they used to. A quick change magazine in my Malkoffs. Pre-loaded cylinders that act as a stabilizer in oversize tubes.



    To me the Bones is a refreshing idea. A throwback to the good ole days when an S&R light meant at least 7D cells and a shoulder strap.


    Sometimes ya just need a light to turn on and off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    ......
    . A throwback to the good ole days when an S&R light meant at least 7D cells and a shoulder strap.


    Sometimes ya just need a light to turn on and off.
    Damn that's a great light. I want one of those! Thanks for that picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StandardBattery View Post
    Damn that's a great light. I want one of those! Thanks for that picture.
    It's a pretty rare Dog Supply House 6D with an even more rare black Hi-Bred 1 cell extension. Mint condition.
    I paid more for shipping than the light costed.

    But 19" Rayovac Sportsman can be found all day long on eBay. Some with the factory clips and shoulder strap.


    Soon I won't need a wheel burrow to carry around extra batteries for that Dog Supply light. Nope when the Bones arrives I'll have a nice, simple S&R light that'll fit in my left jacket pocket to compliment the 2 setting PK FL2 in my right jacket pocket.
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