DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 2500lm review. Is it worth it in 2023?

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

The DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 (TINY266503RDXPG2) 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.

The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight provides instant illumination at the touch of a switch. This immediate response is particularly useful in emergency situations or when you need instant visibility. 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 default or first mode in the sequence.

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DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 (TINY266503RDXPG2) specifications

NameTiny 26650 3rd XPG2
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Flashlights enable you to navigate in the dark, locate supplies, signal for help, or provide comfort and security in challenging circumstances.


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

The 92.4 g flashlight would be considered extremely lightweight for a handheld flashlight. The length of the Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight can affect its portability. A shorter flashlight is generally easier to carry in a pocket, bag, or pouch, making it more convenient for everyday use or when you're on the go. Aluminium is a lightweight material, which is beneficial for Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight.

The HAIII coating can also enhance the visual appearance of the flashlight. It offers a uniform and attractive finish, often available in different colors, giving the flashlight a sleek and professional look. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight is available in a variety of colors, and the choice of color can serve different purposes and preferences.


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

Cree LEDs are commonly used in a wide range of lighting applications. Their products are trusted by lighting professionals and have gained a strong reputation for quality and performance. The choice of color temperature depends on the specific lighting application and personal preferences. The TIR lens of Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 consists of a single-piece lens made of a transparent material, typically acrylic or polycarbonate. Its shape and internal geometry are designed to achieve specific light distribution patterns, such as flood or spot beams, by manipulating the behavior of light rays. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 has electronic switch. Some flashlights with electronic switches have programmable features that allow users to customize the behavior of the flashlight. This may include setting specific modes, configuring brightness levels, or enabling unique functions according to individual preferences.


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

The 2500 lm output of Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 provides greater versatility, as you can adjust the brightness levels to suit different lighting needs. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight with 18100 cd has an extended throw distance, allowing you to illuminate objects or areas at greater distances. This can be advantageous for outdoor activities, search and rescue operations, or scenarios where long-range visibility is required.

The throw distance refers to the maximum distance at which the flashlight can effectively illuminate an object or target. The stated throw distance typically indicates the point at which the brightness falls below a specified threshold, such as 0.25 lux. The candela per lumen (cd/lm) ratio can be used to determine if a flashlight has a spot or flood type beam. Well-focused spot beams can be over 100 cd/lm, tactical flashlights are typically between 20-100 cd/lm, and work lights are less than 10 cd/lm.


Modes4 modes
Mode memoryno
Ramping modeno

Modes on a flashlight refer to different output settings or levels of brightness that can be selected to suit different needs and preferences.


Battery1 x 26650 Li-Ion battery
Battery indicatorno
Charger portno
Thermal regulationyes

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. A charger port is a designated connection point or interface where you can plug in a charger to recharge the flashlight's battery. LVP (Low Voltage Protection) is designed to protect the battery from being over-discharged, which can lead to reduced battery life or even permanent damage.

The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 has thermal protection feature. The thermal protection mechanisms are designed to monitor and regulate the temperature of the flashlight during operation. This feature helps prevent overheating, which can be detrimental to the flashlight's performance, battery, and overall safety. The Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight with IPx8 rating can withstand being submerged in water beyond 1 meter for a prolonged period, typically specified by the manufacturer. It has auxiliary LEDs which make it really nice looking.


Package contents2 x spare o-rings

Regularly replacing worn or damaged O-rings helps maintain the overall durability and performance of the flashlight.

The performance of the DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2 flashlight is measured according to the ANSI / NEMA FL1 Standard 30 seconds after switching the light on. The ANSI/NEMA FL1 2009 Standard is a set of flashlight performance guidelines.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the DQG Tiny 26650 3rd XPG2, then don’t hesite and signal the problem to us.

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