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    Default Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    I need to spend some money to take my mind off this goddamn virus... so here I am on CPF lol!

    Haven't ever bought a big battery light before - therefore I need to get one asap, right... think I've settled on the 21700 (better than 26650, or am I wrong?) but need advice on which light covers these :-

    1) Compact Size - about 6 inches or less (ideally 4-5 inches)
    2) Atleast 1500 Lumens (ideally over 2000 Lumens)
    3) Built-In Charging (ideally USB-C)
    4) Tail Standing
    5) Solid Reliability


    Had a quick look around and found these so far... what would y'all recommend, or is there something even better I should check out instead?

    ACEBEAM EC65 = http://www.acebeam.com/ec65

    FENIX PD36R = http://www.fenixlight.com/ProductMor...05&tid=9&cid=1

    JETBEAM KO-02 = http://www.jetbeamlight.com/products_show300.html
    JETBEAM PC20 = http://www.jetbeamlight.com/products_show302.html
    JETBEAM IIIMR = http://www.jetbeamlight.com/products_show303.html

    KLARUS G15 = https://www.klaruslight.com/Products/GSeries/724.html
    KLARUS XT21X = https://www.klaruslight.com/Products...ies/XT21X.html

    MECHFORCE TURBO = https://mechforce-usa.com/mechforce-...r-light-turbo/

    NITECORE E4K = https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/e4k
    NITECORE I4000R = https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/i4000r

    OLIGHT M2R PRO = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...olight-m2r-pro
    OLIGHT SEEKER 2 = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...light-seeker-2
    OLIGHT SEEKER 2 PRO = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...t-seeker-2-pro
    OLIGHT WARRIOR X PRO = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...or-x-pro-black
    Last edited by Perfectionist; 03-31-2020 at 12:41 PM.
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    Default Re: Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    Well, I'm not a olight fan. Just can't stand them. Out of the ones you mentioned I have the klarus XT21X and can vouch that it is one hell of a light.

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    Default Re: Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    I really depends on your needs. A quad LED is more floody with higher lumens, but a single LED will have better throw with less lumens.
    I have the Acebeam EC65, but I EDC my Fenix PD36R which has been a great all around flashlight.
    I also have the Olight Warrior X Pro, but not my first choice.

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    Default Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    Now I want a 21700 thrower!

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    https://mechforce-usa.com/mechforce-...r-light-turbo/
    Well this one is 1300 Lumen and doesn’t have built in charging but it has Nichia 219CTs in it. Rock solid materials and build quality, I’ve fallen in love with it!

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    Default Re: Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    Just checked that out. Looks nice!
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAS View Post
    Now I want a 21700 thrower!
    21700 thrower?

    Noctigon K1 with W1 or W2 led

    Onboard USB c
    Last edited by justanotherguy; 03-30-2020 at 07:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleBrat View Post
    https://mechforce-usa.com/mechforce-...r-light-turbo/
    Well this one is 1300 Lumen and doesn’t have built in charging but it has Nichia 219CTs in it. Rock solid materials and build quality, I’ve fallen in love with it!
    Mechforce turbo has some good qualities.. 7075, Tool steel bezel, H17 driver w/Lucidrv-2..

    How easy is the tail switch to thumb operate?

    I would like to see the company offer more choice of emitters, XPL Hi, Osram W1 or W2

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post
    Mechforce turbo has some good qualities.. 7075, Tool steel bezel, H17 driver w/Lucidrv-2..

    How easy is the tail switch to thumb operate?

    I would like to see the company offer more choice of emitters, XPL Hi, Osram W1 or W2
    i get the feeling they’re just getting started. When the switch was new and stiff quite difficult, but as it loosens up thumb use becomes much easier (at least to me)
    This was my first experience with 219CT emitters. I want them in all my lights now, they’re MAGIC! A true clean neutral white and high CRI colors that pop!
    Last edited by BattleBrat; 03-31-2020 at 12:33 AM.

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    That's right folks - I made a frikkin Spreadsheet... cos that's how a bad mofo like me rolls lol !!

    Would be great if y'all can help fill in the missing ? if possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fish 14 View Post
    Well, I'm not a olight fan. Just can't stand them. Out of the ones you mentioned I have the klarus XT21X and can vouch that it is one hell of a light.
    Why don't you like the Olights dude? The proprietary battery and charging?

    Yeah Klarus looks pretty dang good! Does the XT21X stand on its tail, or could it be modded to do so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlashKat View Post
    I really depends on your needs. A quad LED is more floody with higher lumens, but a single LED will have better throw with less lumens.
    I have the Acebeam EC65, but I EDC my Fenix PD36R which has been a great all around flashlight.
    I also have the Olight Warrior X Pro, but not my first choice.
    Olights not getting much love lol!

    How do you rate your AceBeam and Fenix bro?
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    Default Re: Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    Quote Originally Posted by BattleBrat View Post
    https://mechforce-usa.com/mechforce-...r-light-turbo/
    Well this one is 1300 Lumen and doesn’t have built in charging but it has Nichia 219CTs in it. Rock solid materials and build quality, I’ve fallen in love with it!
    Cool! Added to the list, thanks man!
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    Default Re: Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectionist View Post
    I need to spend some money to take my mind off this goddamn virus... so here I am on CPF lol!

    Haven't ever bought a big battery light before - therefore I need to get one asap, right... think I've settled on the 21700 (better than 26650, or am I wrong?) but need advice on which light covers these :-

    1) Compact Size - about 6 inches or less (ideally 4-5 inches)
    2) Atleast 1500 Lumens (ideally over 2000 Lumens)
    3) Built-In Charging (ideally USB-C)
    4) Tail Standing
    5) Solid Reliability


    Had a quick look around and found these so far... what would y'all recommend, or is there something even better I should check out instead?

    ACEBEAM EC65 = http://www.acebeam.com/ec65

    FENIX PD36R = http://www.fenixlight.com/ProductMor...05&tid=9&cid=1

    JETBEAM KO-02 = http://www.jetbeamlight.com/products_show300.html
    JETBEAM PC20 = http://www.jetbeamlight.com/products_show302.html
    JETBEAM IIIMR = http://www.jetbeamlight.com/products_show303.html

    KLARUS G15 = https://www.klaruslight.com/Products/GSeries/724.html
    KLARUS XT21X = https://www.klaruslight.com/Products...ies/XT21X.html

    MECHFORCE TURBO = https://mechforce-usa.com/mechforce-...r-light-turbo/

    NITECORE E4K = https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/e4k
    NITECORE I4000R = https://flashlight.nitecore.com/product/i4000r

    OLIGHT M2R PRO = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...olight-m2r-pro
    OLIGHT SEEKER 2 = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...light-seeker-2
    OLIGHT SEEKER 2 PRO = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...t-seeker-2-pro
    OLIGHT WARRIOR X PRO = https://olightworld.com/led-flashlig...or-x-pro-black
    I realize you've been here a long time, but posting lots of commercial links is unnecessary and tends to look like spamming / shilling.

    Would you also mind toning down the coarse language a bit ? These are tough times for everyone, but we'd rather not lower the bar any further on the level of discourse.

    Thanks for understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfectionist View Post
    Why don't you like the Olights dude? The proprietary battery and charging?

    Yeah Klarus looks pretty dang good! Does the XT21X stand on its tail, or could it be modded to do so?
    It's mainly olights YouTube marketing. I've had a couple and they both failed and olights for the most part said"deal with it". Yes, the xt21 will kinda tail stand but it's not very stable.

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    Default Re: Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    I don't own one but how about the Rofis MR30 or MR50, they appear to meet the OP criteria.
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    Those are the ones with the rotating 45 degree heads right? Just like nicron.

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    Default Best 21700 Battery Light ??

    no tail standing, but the Nitecore tm 9k is much brighter than all listed.
    My Favorite owned: Acebeam T21VN Oslon, Acebeam X80GT, Emisar D4TI 18350 hi LED, Fenix TK75 '15, Fenix FD20. Other: Fenix tk09, Emisar D4 hcri LED, Fenix BC30, Fenix tk32 '15, Coast polysteel full line, Coast g10.

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