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    What emmitter and driver for this light?

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me what driver and emitter I would use with this flashlight case in order to get a really bright red light? The ad says to insert your choice of emitter and driver but I don't know which one to use.
    I run 18650 batteries, which I would like to stay with.
    If it would blink, that would be a plus, but I would settle for a really bright, red light.
    Thanks.

    http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15946

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    Not sure on exact measurements, but this driver is a 5 mode and works with a P7, which they sell also, and one 18650. It does have a flash mode.
    It might fit in the pill.
    So P7 D bin $20
    Driver $ 4
    Or you can order a complete light for $39.89. It would be a C bin though.
    This mount might work for you also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odtexas
    Not sure on exact measurements, but this driver is a 5 mode and works with a P7, which they sell also, and one 18650. It does have a flash mode.
    It might fit in the pill.
    So P7 D bin $20
    Driver $ 4
    Or you can order a complete light for $39.89. It would be a C bin though.
    This mount might work for you also.
    Thanks.
    I want a red light.
    What's D bin and C bin mean?

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    Luxeon III red/orange . 190 lumens at 1400mA....brightest red led I've come across. Here's a1400mA driver made for the 18650 voltage range. Single mode, no flashing. (why they only sell them in 10-packs I have no idea).

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    Sorry, missed the red light part.
    Sort of important there I guess.
    Jim will be on the right track there. Search through http://kaidomain.com and http://dealextreme for drivers. Bound to find one with multifunction mode. Here is one from Deal Extreme with 5 modes. One is a blinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odtexas
    Here is one from Deal Extreme with 5 modes. One is a blinky.
    And it matches the 18650's voltage too.....nice. Might have to order up a couple for myself.

    JZ
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    I'd say there is no need to make your own. I own a 'red p4' flashlight from kaidomain (here it is as a dropin http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDeta...ProductId=5621) but in my opinion the best deal around is http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.20333. I own a couple of these too. Appears to be equally bright. The dx site mentions that some were badly made - body too narrow for the battery - both mine were fine with protected Trustfire 18650's.

    As rear lights they are tough to mount but plenty bright. You need some sort of diffuser otherwise I reckon it could be too bright. I expect runtime is a little over 2 hours, no blinking mode. If you run one rear light my opinion is it should be steady, I think its also the law here although I'm not to sure.

    I'm curious, how fast is the traffic where you ride ? I decided regular lights weren't bright enough for me when I realised what roads my night commutes may involve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimZinVT
    Luxeon III red/orange . 190 lumens at 1400mA....brightest red led I've come across. Here's a1400mA driver made for the 18650 voltage range. Single mode, no flashing. (why they only sell them in 10-packs I have no idea).

    JZ
    There's also this critter. Apples and oranges to some degree as the voltage requirements are pretty high.
    http://www.ledsupply.com/07007-pd01-30-3.php

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    Cool....didn't know they made those in red.

    JZ
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    Good replys. Thanks everyone.

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