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    Recommendations for single 18650 torch (backup)

    Recently got one of these off AliExpress, very impressed.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BORU...4f5d4c4dUVmcB1

    Now I am looking for a single 18650 battery backup torch, handheld, the smaller the better.

    Any suggestions from the torch gurus ?
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    Oh I'm looking for one too. Do you want flood or spot?

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    DQG 4th Tiny 18650 XM-L2 850LM Smallest LED Flashlight Gray
    https://banggood.app.link/qdfVcEeAWO
    I have one of these, it is my daily carry. It has only three setting plus a turbo that only stays on for thirty second then drops back to the lowest setting. I usually use it on the second setting which requires a double click for on and one for off. The reason I bought as it is the smallest 18650 torch I could find and it has no annoying flashing function.

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    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mini...780232474.html
    My daily carry. I prefer this type of button to the rear one.

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    Check out the Nitecore LR12
    1x18650 1000 lumens

    Bit of a strange setup as it doesnt have switch - you turn the base on and off to get through from high to low and then back to high again.

    The front extends so you have a lantern with a max runtime of 900hrs on 1 lumen but realistically you wouldn't use it below 60 lumens so around 24 hrs.

    106mm x 27mm so quite compact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Check out the Nitecore LR12
    1x18650 1000 lumens

    Bit of a strange setup as it doesnt have switch - you turn the base on and off to get through from high to low and then back to high again.

    The front extends so you have a lantern with a max runtime of 900hrs on 1 lumen but realistically you wouldn't use it below 60 lumens so around 24 hrs.

    106mm x 27mm so quite compact.
    Interesting I have a SR7, very reliable if a little low powered. Nitecore a well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Interesting I have a SR7, very reliable if a little low powered. Nitecore a well made.
    SR7 or SRT7?
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    I can recommend the Nitecore SRT6.
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    got one off aliexpress that was recommended by someone on here it is only on/off fixed focus good to around 80m with a reasonable size beam and reasonably small .cost $11 each delivered without a battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    got one off aliexpress that was recommended by someone on here it is only on/off fixed focus good to around 80m with a reasonable size beam and reasonably small .cost $11 each delivered without a battery.
    could you try to find the make and model pls @berg243
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    elfeland wf-501b 6000lm from elfeland outdoor lighting store. sorry don't know how to post links.
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    elfeland wf-501b 6000lm from elfeland outdoor lighting store. sorry don't know how to post links @ebf

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    How about the same head torch taken out of it's band for a backup?
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg243 View Post
    elfeland wf-501b 6000lm from elfeland outdoor lighting store. sorry don't know how to post links @ebf
    I have heaps of generic 501B's, in bags, in glove boxes, tool boxes, .... Cheap, cheerful and reasonably robust. Can get different modes and different LED's, including UV, IR and visible colours.
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    I've got a NITECORE HC30 and it is a great torch. it comes with a headband too but is an L shape which comes in really handy and is only slightly bigger than the 18650 Battery itself
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