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    Okay—Saw a comment from PSM stating that there's something like forty (40) Chromed McLux.PDs, and like the other threads on how many SureFire M6 owners, etc., etc.

    How many of you have the Chrome McLux.III.PD?

    CHC (1)-Catman10 (1)-PoliceScannerMan (1)-Fringe (1)-diddy808 (1)-billybright (1)-Elakazam (1)-Lips (1)-InFlux (1)-DFiorentino (1) = 10 Chrome McLux.III.PDs +

    Jurphaas (1)-Kiessling (1)-Bob_G (1)-Lunarmodule (1)-G-2 (1)-Bogus1 (1)-alauda (1)-EricMack (1) = 8 Chrome McLux.III.PDs +
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    I was fortunate enough to get one too! A sweet nitrous one with 1100/330 setting. I'm able to use it on the low setting most of the time, with occasional burst use at the higher setting. It's a great little light.

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    1 here


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    Yup.

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    Default Re: Chrome McLux.PD–How Many Out There

    Two quotes from the horses mouth!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo

    Anyway, the chrome guys are all gone and history now. They are much more durable than I would have expected but oh what a PITA they have been for the plater and then me, in getting some of them to behave reasonably well in terms of their threads.


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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo
    Hi guys,
    I believe there is an even 40 of the chrome lights out in the CPF population. My wife surprised me and grabbed a single one off of mine and expressed interest in it so I gladly gave it to her as I stopped carrying it when the Ti happened. There will be no more of these as they are too problematic to get up and running but the ones that made it off the bench will likely provide some good long service! I am very impressed and somewhat surprised with just how well the chrome holds up!

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    I over here

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    One chrome here in England
    (with the NG2x2)

    Edit: I also have #6 of these rare PD beauty's ;

    Last edited by billybright; 03-24-2006 at 10:39 AM. Reason: add pics
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    One here in germany!

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    1 in North Louisiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catman10
    I was fortunate enough to get one too! A sweet nitrous one with 1100/330 setting. I'm able to use it on the low setting most of the time, with occasional burst use at the higher setting. It's a great little light.
    I've got one of the Nitro models also. Only five of those were made! I believe they're still the only lights to utilize the NexGen 2x2, so far. It's as bright as many quality 2x123 lights- and chrome! And until Catman10 posted, I had no idea where any of the others were.

    Oh, I'm in Northern, VA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InFlux
    I've got one of the Nitro models also. Only five of those were made! I believe they're still the only lights to utilize the NexGen 2x2, so far. It's as bright as many quality 2x123 lights- and chrome! And until Catman10 posted, I had no idea where any of the others were.

    Oh, I'm in Northern, VA.

    Those and the Titanium ones

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    I guess you could consider me part of the group as soon as mine comes in the mail.



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    Mine holds the grounds in the Netherlands.
    Added the new Ti bezel, very cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFiorentino
    I guess you could consider me part of the group as soon as mine comes in the mail.



    ...to EDC or not to EDC, that is the question.

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    Get a holester from www.artofthehide.com I got a beaver flap one for my chromy PD and it really does protect my chrome from any disaster!!

    BTW, which converters are in the Non-Nitro Chromes??? I like my set up for the long runtime, plenty of light for my use.... Thanks Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANKVZ
    Those and the Titanium ones
    What converters do the titanium ones have?

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    One here ... with smooth new-style clip, tritium and ti-bezel ... :



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    One here in KY, except I swapped heads with a black one.
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    Interesting thread....has anyone a chrome PD with a CHROME bezel.....? VERY few of these made doncha know!


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    ooops, double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRANKVZ
    Those and the Titanium ones

    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo- From Ti Sale Thread
    These lights have the Wiz2x2 rev8 converter in them and this latest revision of driver has some flea spec resistors for setting the current levels. I am getting these boards from Wayne already set to run at 20 mA low and 525 mA high as target levels.
    Unless you know something I don't know

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    Just checked mine and it's the Wiz2x2. That's all—
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    #1 blue purple splash anodize -- saw Billybright's post and couldnt resist




    And on 10/4/2005 received my Chrome TY0J PD with tritium and new clip
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    One Safe and sound in S. Fla. Chrome PD w/Ti Bezel
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    There's a nitros and the last chromie sold (I believe) with the wiz2+2 rev2 in OR.

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    Default Re: Chrome McLux.PD Owners–Who and Where?

    Quick question. McGizmo Chrome PD and Nitro Chrome PD—two different chromies? Or same from Don but Nitro upped the ante on the internals?
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    One Chrome, One Black Ubin, One Nat (Std), One Nat (Don Specially customised it for a particular use..sworn to secrecy) and One Ti...all here in the UK.

    Needless to say..very very lucky
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHC
    Quick question. McGizmo Chrome PD and Nitro Chrome PD—two different chromies? Or same from Don but Nitro upped the ante on the internals?
    You are right in your guess. Nitro Chrome PD had NexGen converters set to approx 1A drive level on high with a U-bin emitter, versus 525mA hi / 50mA low on ordinary Wiz 2 converter with T-bin Lux III (usually TY0J or TW0J) for the more pedestrian Chrome ones.
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    Holy crap. Those are AWESOME. I want one. The wife will kill me.....

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    Thanks for the info Lunarmodule!

    Hello KDOG3! Yes indeed these McLux.PDs are something to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunarmodule
    You are right in your guess. Nitro Chrome PD had NexGen converters set to approx 1A drive level on high with a U-bin emitter, versus 525mA hi / 50mA low on ordinary Wiz 2 converter with T-bin Lux III (usually TY0J or TW0J) for the more pedestrian Chrome ones.
    Hmm, the one I'm getting from PhotonFanatic has a UY0J. I guess I'll find out when it arrives

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