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4Sevens MiniX 123

by Quark

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  • LED: CREE XM-L T6, Max Output: 210 OTF lumens
  • Material: Type-III Hard-anodized Aircraft-grade Aluminum
  • Lens: Optical-grade glass lens with anti-reflective coating on both sides
  • Battery: One lithium CR123A (3V) - do not use rechargeable RCR123As
  • Seven Output Modes: Low, Medium, High, Strobe, SOS, Beacon (hi), Beacon (lo)

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 0.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • ASIN: B004LO0A24
  • Item model number: FS.QMiniX-123
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,862 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 31, 2011

Product Description

The Quark MiniX is the perfect every-day-carry (EDC) pocket flashlight. It is ultra compact and has a simple, easy-to-use interface (the same great interface used in the Preon 1 flashlight). Like the regular Quarks, the MiniX uses the latest in LED technology, has ample knurling for a sure grip, and is at a price point affordable for everyone. Quark MiNi X 123 Basic Specifications * LED: CREE XM-L T6 * Max Output: 210 OTF lumens * Material: Type-III Hard-anodized Aircraft-grade Aluminum * Lens: Optical-grade glass lens with anti-reflective coating on both sides * Reflector: Light "orange-peel" textured reflector * Water resistance: IPX-8 * Battery: One lithium CR123A (3V) - do not use rechargeable RCR123As * Seven Output Modes: o Low: 1.2 lumens, 100 hours o Medium: 45 lumens, 6.5 hours o High: 210 lumens, 1 hours * Special (hidden) modes: o Strobe 2 hours o SOS 4 hours o Beacon (Hi) 10 hours o Beacon (Lo) 50 hours * Dimensions: o Length: 2.3 inches o Diameter: 0.80 inches o Weight: 0.62 ounces (w/o battery) * Included accessories: Lanyard, split ring for keychain attachment, spare o-ring.

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Small compact light with great brightness.
P. SONTI
So I like carrying a backup for my EDC flashlight.
BigFootWalker777
This is the best flashlight I've ever owned.
Tyrone Falls

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JohnyB on April 14, 2011
I received this light yesterday and am impressed with its small size and light output. The change for this model vs. the regular quark mini 123, the reason for the "x" in the name, is the use of a newer model of light emitter from CREE, the XM-L T6. The size is rather compact being shorter than two cr123 batteries laid back to back. The brightness, when compared to other flashlights, seems to be coming close to its stated outputs but because its spread pattern is more of a flood style you don't get the wicked bright hot spot in the center of the beam that you do with a larger light. For example a Surefire Z2 combat light with a led conversion that claims 70 lumens when pointed at a wall has a tighter brighter hot spot and the minix123, claiming 210, seems to put out a good bit more light overall on a wider portion of the wall but its center is not as bright to my eye. The user interface is a simple twist style with no tail cap button. Time will tell if I miss the tail cap button enough to be an issue but in one day of playing around I got fairly quick at cycling thru the functions one handed. I am impressed with this, my first example of a 4sevens flashlight, and look forward to putting it to use.

One year update:

This little guy has been with me for a bit over a year and it is still going strong. It has ended up in my left pocket tied to a small pocket knife (Case Mini Blackhorn, Zytel) for 55 hours a week for the last 52 weeks. Rubbing against the plastic scales of the knife it shows wear to the black finish but nothing that is unexpected and the lens shows no signs of wear. It has only needed batteries, lens cleaning and a little gun oil on the threads from time to time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Doc Montana on September 9, 2011
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This light is 1) blindingly bright (when it needs to be), 2) small, I mean really small!, 3) shockingly light and 4) built like a US-made tank. What else is there to want?

I have lots of other LED lights including SF and two other 47s. I have high standards and high hopes for this light, and I was not just pleased with it, but impressed.

If you are looking for a light in this form factor, look no further. I love its interface, and unless you need an EDC that will instantly blind an aggressor, the interface of this light is perfect.

This is a practical light for almost all nonviolent uses. This light won't bash anyone's skull like the SF E2D, or win a game of chicken with a car like the 4x123 lights, or provide an infinite range of brightnesses like the $200+ SF T1A, but it will work reliably cycling from low to medium to high brightnesses with a smooth back-and-forth 1/8th turn of the bezel answering almost any need for light.

I will mention that since the switch is by screwing down the bezel, it is possible not to turn it off enough that a slight pressure on the bezel will activate the light. If you play with the amount of pressure necessary to switch on the light, you will see it is easy to avoid. However, should you inadvertently activate the light in your pocket, you have about four days (100 hours) to notice before your battery is dead since the first setting is the lowest lumen setting.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By couldbeanybody on December 21, 2011
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THIS WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY. 4SEVENS SPECIFICALLY WARNS AGAINST THIS.

So don't do it and then expect warranty service if it, or your house, burns up.

That said, I've been doing it for months now with no problems so far, and others have, as well. It's silly, really, to call it a hack. All you do is use a quality rechargeable cell, preferably with a protection circuit, like the 750mah AW RCR123A that 4Sevens sells on their own web site. You'll need a charger, of course, made for lithium-ion cells. Pila makes a very good one, and 4Sevens also carries a good one on their site.

These rechargeable cells put out 3.7 volts, compared to 3.0 for non-rechargeable lithium primary cells, like the one 4Sevens includes with the light. That small difference in voltage makes this little thing into a 400-500 lumen pocket monster.

DO NOT run the light for extended periods on high when using the RCR123A. There just isn't enough thermal mass in such a tiny light to dissipate the heat, and it's very probable that you'll ruin the light. If you're holding it, you'll know when it's overheating. Just run it on medium if you need to use it for an extended period. Whatever you do, don't leave it tail-standing on high. You won't be touching it, so you won't know that it's getting too hot.

It won't last as long on a single charge as it will on the regular primary cells, but it sure is bright.

I just bought another one of these lights, not because mine burned up, but as a gift. Mine's still running strong on an AW RCR123A.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Dublanica on December 27, 2011
An excellent light that packs a lot of functionality and brightness into a very small form factor. It's unbelievable that you can get 210 lumens out of this little thing. A perfect light for EDC, car use or walking the dog on a dark winter night. Not a keychain light!

Pros - The low settings have long run times. The high setting is 210 lumens which will illuminate a wide area and objects over a hundred feet away. (The max setting will eat up your battery in an hour, but that's typical with such lights.)

Solid construction

Small

Easy user interface - just twist the flashlight head once for low, twice for medium and third for max brightness. If you cycle through the settings 3 times quickly, you have access to the strobe mode, SOS, and a Hi or Low beacon setting. That's a lot of functionality.

Cons

Use the expensive CR123 battery. (But that's what lets the Mini X pump out 210 lumens)

No clip. While small, the Mini X it's .60 in diameter. So it's a tad chunky but it still carries great in a pocket or on a lanyard loop.

This is a great light and you get a lot for your money. For example, a Fenix LD01, also a great light, costs $39 and had no strobe or beacon settings and had a max output of 80 lumens compared to the Mini X's 210. For $5 more you get more bang for your buck.
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