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DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight review

7 x Cree XP-G2 LEDs
2500 lm output
18100 cd intensity
1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery

The DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight was released in 2017. It uses 7 x Cree XP-G2 LEDs, TIR reflector and 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery. The powerful emitter in this flashlight provides up to 2500 lm output, 18100 cd intensity, and a beam distance of 269 m.

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Table of Contents

  • DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 specifications
    • Body, materials, weight, colors
    • System, LED, lens, reflector
    • Performance, flux, intensity, throw
    • Software, user interface, modes
    • Features, battery, protections
    • Accessories, package contents
  • Conclusion, pros and cons
  • Photos

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DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 / TINY266503RDXPG2

The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 is a powerful and reliable flashlight. It has impressive illumination and durable construction. TIR lens plays a significant role in shaping the beam pattern of the Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight. This light has 4 modes of lighting. Without mode memory, each time you turn on the Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2, it will start from the first mode in the sequence.

DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 specifications

BrandDQG
NameTiny 26650 3rd XPG2
TypeTINY266503RDXPG2
Rating
Rated 4 / 5 based on 1491 user votes.
Launch2017
Formflashlight

The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight allows you to light dark areas.

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Body, materials, weight, colors

Weight92.4 g
Length92 mm
Head diameter33 mm
Materialaluminium alloy with HAIII hard-anodized finish
Colorsblack
gray

An extremely lightweight handheld flashlight weighs 92.4 g. Consider the length of the flashlight, it should fit comfortably in your chosen way to carry it. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight. The HAIII coating is uniform and attractive. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight comes in many colors.

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System, LED, lens, reflector

Emitter7 x Cree XP-G2 LEDs
Color temperature5000 K, 6500 K
ReflectorTIR
LensTIR
Switchelectronic side

Lighting professionals trust Cree LEDs. Cree LEDs have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The color temperature choice depends on the light's use and personal taste. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2's TIR lens is made of a single piece of transparent material. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features.

Performance, flux, intensity, throw

Flux2500 lm
Intensity18100 cd
Throw269 m
CD/LM factor7.24

The 2500 lm output of Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 provides great flexibility. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight has 18100 cd, it can light objects at greater distances. The throw distance is the farthest distance the flashlight can light an object. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam.

Software, user interface, modes

Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno
Strobeno
SOS/Beaconno

A flashlight's modes are different output settings or brightness levels.

Features, battery, protections

Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
LVPyes
Thermal regulationyes
ProtectionIPx8
AUX LEDsyes
Magneticno

The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight utilizes 1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery as its power source. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 doesn't have charger port. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery. The thermal protection feature helps prevent overheating. The flashlight has an IPx8 rating. It can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period. Auxiliary LEDs provide extra lighting options beyond the main beam of the flashlight.

Accessories, package contents

Package contents2 x spare o-rings

Instead of searching for matching O-rings, having spare O-rings allows quick fixes.

Conclusion, pros and cons

This DQG flashlight, like any other, has its strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a close look at both sides to understand this flashlight better. I share my thoughts on its standout features and the parts that might need improvement. Keep in mind, these are just my opinions, and you might have a different perspective.

Pros

  • lightweight
  • aluminium body
  • body color options
  • warm light
  • TIR lens
  • side switch
  • multiple modes
  • low-voltage protection
  • thermal regulation
  • waterproof
  • auxiliary LEDs

Cons

  • no mode memory
  • no battery indicator
  • no built-in charger
  • non-magnetic

Photos

DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 / TINY266503RDXPG2 photo 1.
DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 / TINY266503RDXPG2 photo 2.
DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 / TINY266503RDXPG2 photo 3.
DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 / TINY266503RDXPG2

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Updated: April 26, 2024

David Hagon
I love bushcraft and flashlights. I find joy in mastering wilderness survival skills and exploring the realm of illuminating gadgets. Bushcraft isn't just fun, it's a learning journey. I form a strong bond with nature. It's more than a hobby, it enriches me in practical and spiritual ways.