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    Default N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector-bare Ti version available

    I started this project last year when I was searching for a small keychain sized light. I wanted something that is small ( N sized or AAA at the most) and durable but reasonably bright. There wasn't much choice and most mods have exposed reflector and LED which is unacceptable for me.

    My initial plan is to built a N sized light with optional AAA body so that I can use them with MJ's microconverter pill or Li-ion DD pill. Half way thru the building process, DJpark came out with the regulated POP Li-ion converter and recently, AW started supplying "N-sized" Li-ion cell. So I built another pill based on POP converter and a N cell body.

    Here are some pics of the light:





    The light is machined from solid titanium rod. It have lens and bezel o-rings for water resistance.


    The converter is epoxied onto a can style aluminium heat sink that is fully threaded for better heat tranfer to the body. It has three brightness level: min, intermediate which is user selectable and a max which is about 350 to 400mA.


    The heatsink has a centering "step" bored out so that the LED is perfectly centered.



    Some pics of the reflector. The reflectors are designed with a "step" which rest on the heatsink directly instead of pressing on the LED. Thus it act as a heatsink transfering heat to the body effectively as can be seen in the following pics. The step also prevent the LED from being dislogded due to over-tightening.







    The reflector is custom built from solid aluminium and has an ion-assisted vacuum deposited aluminium surface that is AR coated. The reflectivity is tested to average about 95% throughout the visible spectrum.
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    Default Re: N sized Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Wow.. That is very nice!!

    Any chance of doing a run? I'm first in line if you are..

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    WOW!!
    How many of these do you want to make and sell?

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    Can I be first on the list? errr, I mean behind Gregw.

    N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector
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    2. CromagNet

    EDIT: I will be updating the list and any BIG news in this post for ease of locating.
    Quote Originally Posted by reefphilic
    Wow! ... To all who had shown their support, thank you!

    I'll probably do a small run of it. Right now, I need to have a gauge of the interest in order to get quotations for the different parts. I'll post the price once everything are finalised.
    Here is the interest list. Please post in this thread if you would like to be added or removed to this list.

    1. gregw (removed)
    2. CromagNet (removed)
    3. JimH
    4. Regentag (confirmed IN via PM) nemul (removed)
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    50. Lightoleum
    51. arewethereyetdad
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    55. NextLight
    56. Dizos (IN)
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    60. Raindrop
    61. bearhunter
    62. EVOeight
    63. Fringe
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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    very nice
    Are both threaded parts made of Titanium? (or is one AL) If both are, take a look at TI galling - to prevent the parts form interlocking over time (make one another material).. that should help.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Boy, Tony, you beat me on this one, but not by much.

    N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector
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    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    very nice!
    i'll take this one

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    Very nice I will take one !

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    please add me to the list

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    Please add my name to the list.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Please remove me also as I don't see this light being a good match to my needs at this time. Good luck with it anyway. I am sure it will exactly what many people would prefer.

    John

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    Please remove me from the list. I have decided I NEED a new pistol. Good luck on the run.

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    Thinking Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    True 'flashaholic':

    Someone who eagerly lines up to purchase a still unproduced flashlight without the least idea of possible cost.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Excellent! I'm in too.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Very nice work, reefphilic.

    Kind of surprising how many people jump into lines even when stuff isn't posted in a B/S/T forum.

    How long did it take to machine? How's the battery life, and how's the heat? Any beamshots of that little reflector? Looking good!

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by Endeavour

    Kind of surprising how many people jump into lines even when stuff isn't posted in a B/S/T forum.
    We're in line for your project too.

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    Guess it's probably the best way to show support, eh?

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    ..Nice job Jason.
    I think u can become fulltime torchlight machinist liao..haha.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    I am in, any idea of price?

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    CromagNet,

    I'll probably go for one of these if you want to put me on the list.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Position 22 has a typo.
    Outside of a dog -- a book is a man's best friend.
    Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    I am in too.

    Depending on price of course.
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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    I would like one too

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    Please add me to the list.
    I'm glad it is dark, half of the time.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Post #4 updated at the beginning of this thread. Also corrected GJW

    Signup interest list for the custom N sized Titanium Luxeon light is building momentum towards a small run.
    Currently it's a very small form factor Titanium light using a N-sized LiON cell. 3-levels of brightness for long runtime or decent output at 400mA on a Luxeon LED and custom reflector.

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    Very nice !
    I would like one too

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector

    great looking light

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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector-bare Ti version available

    I wish I could afford this to replace my trusty N cell Jets22/LEDASAP 1W Luxeon keychain light but unfortunately I didn't win anything in the SGD$11 million Chinese New Year Hong Bao Draw. Good luck bro.

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    Free
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    Default Re: N sized Titanium Luxeon light with custom reflector-bare Ti version available

    Sorry for the late update. Just as I've informed all those involved through email, there is a delay due to a few unforeseen circumstances.

    Since the last update thru email, we had made some changes to the user interface to simplify operation and made it more user friendly and some other improvements. We detected some minor "bug" after the adjustment, therefore all the PICs had to be sent back for reprogramming to solve the problem.

    Those machined reflectors had been sent for the vacuum coating. Once I received all the needed parts and that the electronics(programming) are tested to be working perfectly. Assembly will began followed by shipping.

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