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Convert any Alpha to an 18350 powered "shorty"
The same Alpha power in a smaller package...and 1/4 the run-time. Well, you can't have everything right? A lot of people have asked for an Alpha with a "smaller footprint" and this is the solution. The shorty bodies are made in-house just a few at a time.
The body is about 1" shorter than a standard Alpha body, but uses the same head and tailcap as a full-size Alpha.
Shorty bodies are ONLY available as a stand-alone accessory (as shown here) they are not available as complete lights.
These bodies should be compatible with all current Blue-Label (blue/gold 3 digit serial number) and Ready-Made Alphas (black/white 4 digit number). All bodies are interchangeable.
They MAY NOT be compatible with the oldest Alphas (no serial number) because of a small change in the size of the tailcap thread.
You MUST use an 18350 IMR chemistry battery if you are going to run a Shorty body.
- Standard Li-Ion batteries (RCR123 or 18350) are dangerous to use because they cannot safely deliver 3.4A of current.
- CR123 disposable batteries are NOT compatible.
- If you aren't sure what all of this means, you don't want to buy one of these.
|battery||single 18650 lithium-ion (4.2V)|
|Cree MCE led (cool wht)||(Flux bin "M")(Tint Bin "WC" 6500K)|
|Cree MCE led (neutral wht)||(Flux bin "K")(Tint Bin "4A" 4500K)|
|Cree XML led (cool wht)||(Flux bin "U2")(Tint Bin "1C" 6500K)|
|Cree XML led (neutral wht)||(Flux bin "T5")(Tint Bin "4C" 4500K)|
|Nichia 219 High-CRI led||(NVSL219B R9050)(4500K)|
|MCE output (cool wht)||~750 lumens OTF (minimum)|
|MCE output (neutral wht)||~600 lumens OTF (minimum)|
|XML output (cool wht)||~800 lumens OTF (minimum)|
|XML output (neutral wht)||~750 lumens OTF (minimum)|
|Nichia 219 output||~250 lumens OTF (minimum)|
|2.4A driver (Nichia 219)||"Icarus" Proprietary Driver (3.8V input) Programmable|
|3.4A driver (MCE/XML)||"Icarus" Proprietary Driver (3.8V input) Programmable|
|driver UI||3 Mode (100%,30%,5%)|
|run time for MCE (est.)||High = 90min, Med = 300min, Low = 900min|
|run time for XML (est.)||High = 60min, Med = 210min, Low = 660min|
|run time for Nichia 219(est.)||High = 120min, Med = 430min, Low = 1,290min|
|reflector||Ledil Boom MC-S (Spot)(Angle = FWHM 20°)|
|window (lens)||98% UCL glass (2 side AR coated)|
|thermal interface||Bergquist Bond-Ply 100|
|clicky switch||McClicky "forward" click switch (it's famous!)|
|switch boot||Molded silicone (blue, orange, black, GITD green)|
|wire||Mil-spec silver plated 24 AWG, teflon coated|
|solder||Silver Solder (RoHS compliant)|
|body material||6061-T6 aerospace-grade aluminum|
|Coating||Electroless Nickel (Hardness: 48-50 Rc)|
|driver mount (Blue-Label)||C101 Oxy-free electronic copper (H02 99% pure)|
|driver mount (Ready-Made)||6061-T6 aluminum (EN plated)|
|o-rings (Blue-Label)||Mil-Spec Fluorosilicone (70 Durometer Shore A)|
|o-rings (Ready-Made)||Buna-N "Nitrile" (50 Durometer Shore A)|
|threads||Body-to-head (1x28) body-to-tail (7/8x28)|
|lubricant||StClaire Nano-Oil (10 Wt.)|
|dimensions||1.2" x 5.75" (body dia. is 1")|
|weight||4.79oz (136.1g) No Battery|
|ANSI thead tolerance (Blue-Label)||Class III A/B|
|ANSI thead tolerance (Ready-Made)||Class II A/B|
|depth rating||300 feet for 5 hours (tested!)|
The Alpha Series is very small and very powerful.