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View Poll Results: Which Look of the GatLight do you prefer?

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  • This new option: [image]http://gatlight.com/GATLIGHTV2.jpg[/image]

    38 60.32%
  • or the old look [image]http://mypage.bluewin.ch/webstorage/gl6.jpg[/image]

    15 23.81%
  • I like both or I don't care

    10 15.87%
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Thread: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

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    Default POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    While taking sign up for round 2, we bumped into a design change that would change the look of the GatLight. Which look do you like better OLD OR NEW


    NEW


    OR OLD


    Top is OLD - Bottom is NEW
    Last edited by mobile1; 12-08-2005 at 11:33 AM. Reason: adding photo

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    I voted new because the esthetics are improved IMO, however perhaps the original will be easier to clean?

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I can not see any clear difference btw the two different designs.

    I think the new design got a fillet between board 2 & 3(from left to right) and left of board 4. While the original are all flat. Is that the difference?

    If so I vote for new design, although possibly more cost due to additional lathe operation, but it's better thermal transfer to the rods.

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Regarding cleaning - you can basically remove the driver, battery and silicone seals, then put it into the dishwasher - and you'll get a clean Light again when it's finished. (I even ran it with battery and seals in - which worked fine (as longas water temp is <85C)..

    Yes the only improvement is what you mentioned modamag. Well since we took already sign up with a fixed price, we would have to cover the additional costs..

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1
    Regarding cleaning - you can basically remove the driver, battery and silicone seals, then put it into the dishwasher - and you'll get a clean Light again when it's finished.
    I was going to vote for the old style, just because I was thinking along the lines of Bogus1. However, after seeing what you wrote, I'm just that's a great line! Tried the washing machine yet?

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Sorry to say, but I have "never" cleaned any of my lights.

    90% of which are collector's item so there is an appropriate case and/or box for it.
    The ones that are used (EDC around the house) are meant to take abuse so I leave them to do their job. If I drop them in the mud or dirty them with machining oil, I just wipe them down with a cloth.

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    I voted for the new design, because I like it, and it will make my round 1 light even more valuable as a collectors item.

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1
    Top is OLD - Bottom is NEW
    I didn't feel it was fair to voice an opinion if I didn't have a vested interest, so I just placed an order - checking account be damned .

    Do we have 2 choices or 3 choices? The top picture does not correctly represent the old design because the old design was completely open.

    If the top picture is a choice, I like it the best. It's a nice clean design and shows off the rods the best. The fluted design is too fancified and detracts from what is already an engineering masterpiece.

    The flat solid section behind the head in the top picture still gives me a place to put some tritium.
    Last edited by JimH; 12-08-2005 at 03:44 PM.
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    ,You guys are the best !
    M.TEX

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Change it, change it! That'll make mine more valuable!

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    I think the older design looked better. It's simpler, cleaner. I think the appeal for me is its straight lines in 2 planes contrasted against the regularity of the circle in the other plane. But I seem to be in the minority.

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Quote Originally Posted by Grox
    I think the older design looked better. It's simpler, cleaner. I think the appeal for me is its straight lines in 2 planes contrasted against the regularity of the circle in the other plane. But I seem to be in the minority.
    You are not the only few contrarians here, and I do shared the same view on the older design.

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    I vote for the old, the straight lines look better to me.

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    I like the old design better. It's simpler and cleaner to look at. The "webbing" on the new design looks weird and out of place on the light.
    Bill

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Quote Originally Posted by Grox
    I think the older design looked better. It's simpler, cleaner. I think the appeal for me is its straight lines in 2 planes contrasted against the regularity of the circle in the other plane. But I seem to be in the minority.
    What Grox said. I've changed my mind. Even if I don't have a convenient place to put tritium, I strongly prefer the old design. Messing with perfection only makes it imperfect.

    It is possible that if I had a copy of the new design in my hand, I might change my mind again in favor of the new design. But with only a CAD drawing, it's too much money to take a chance on a bird that's not in the bush.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Cmon old-school design!!

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    Regarding easier to clean which was mentioned at the beginning.
    We think the new version would be significantly easier. Dirt can get trapped in the sharp corners witch is vary hard to get out with a q-tip. With the corners rounded you can easily swipe all the surfaces.

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    Default Re: POLL GATLIGHT DESIGN CHANGE

    I like your new design better. The black screws give it more of a gun barel look. Im not sure whether the curved part of the body is an improvement though. On one hand it makes it look more high tech but im not sure if thats realy a good thing...
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