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    Naughty GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

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    Estimated shipping date is beginning of August. Please refer to project timeline/plan at the end of this thread







    **OLD THREAD**

    We are glad to announce our next upcoming project, the GatLight V3. At its current state this light exists only as a CAD model. Updates to the status, design, specs. will also be updated in this first post.

    Let us know your thoughts. If you guys like it as much as the V2, we'll make it a reality... comments...

    Specifications

    LED: Seoul P4 (240+ Lumen MFG claim)
    OPTICS: narrow beam optics
    BATTERY: 1 x 3V 123 Lithium Ion or 3V rechargeable (3.6V also work but you don't get lower brightness levels)
    REGULATION: Constant Brightness Regulated (high efficiency driver)
    MULTIPLE BRIGHTNESS LEVELS: Turning the knob in the back increases brightess.
    CLICKY SWITCH TO TURN LIGHT ON/OFF
    Body: REAL CARBON FIBER SLEEVE WITH COSMETIC WEAVE (as seen in the renderings below)
    METAL PARTS: 6AL4 Titanium (Tuxedo version contains black HA AL parts, however 6AL4 Titanium bars.
    PRICE: We are shooting for a similar price range as the V2... $250-$300
    QUANTITY: limited initially probably 25 lights/month...
    WATER SEALING: most likely submersibly water proof
    ETA: probably 2 months after we decided to go into production (which we hope is soon).
    Length: 3.4 inches
    Diameter. 1.25 inches

    Eye Candy












    Difference to the GatLight V2
    The V3 will be
    -brighter (Seoul P4 (250 Lumen instead of Luxeon 3 or K2 - 90-120 Lumen LED all MFG-Claims)
    -lighter (you will notice comparing to a V2 there is a lot less metal now)
    -more efficient (as a result of the better LED)
    -the screws in the back are now exposed as well (in the V2 they were covered) (just looks better )
    -Carbon Fiber (protects the battery, is lightweight and looks stunning.
    -Lumencraft Logo on the knob & probably serial number
    -the brightness control will be that you only turn the knob a little bit and the light will come on (with the V2 you have to turn the knob quite a bit more)
    -Length is the same as the V2
    -Diameter of the V3 is a tiny bit larger (3mm) which allowed us to remove the battery lid in the back and expose the screws.
    -The driver will be ideally suited for 123 primary lithiums 3V or 3V rechargeables.
    -The look is simpler... since we removed one of the center rings



    Company Changes
    it looks like beginning of next year (January) we'll take the step from being a home garage operation to a more professional setting with company space...in the L.A area. We'll be partnering up/sharing resources with a cutting edge space flight company. They build complex actuators and other parts for space missions. We believe that this setting provides us access to knowledge and resources to execute the many flashlight related ideas we have. Besides the area we will be in is packed with aerospace machine shops and resources.

    At the same time this aerospace company setting allows us to provide better support, faster service and delivery of future lights. Most likely the people building your future Lumencraft lights are the same ones building multi million dollar machinery that flies to space, mars and beyond...

    We are excited about the possibilities this cooperation holds for us and also for you guys. Still a couple of if's and than's to figure out but that's the direction we're going. The V2 was home office/garage operation... the V3 will be coming from a professinoal aerospace setting.


    Let us know your thoughts, comments, questions... also if you'd be interested in one of these.


    An other design study/possibility




    Last edited by mobile1; 07-21-2007 at 12:48 AM. Reason: update with photos

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    Count me in, Walter! The Ti V2 I have now is getting kind of lonely, and needs a friend. If you do serialize, I'd love the lowest available # if I may.

    Anything you and Kyle turn out is sure to be spectacular, you've proven that time and again!!

    Congrats on the big step up with LC, its been great to see (and enjoy) your success!! Looking forward to this!


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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I'd be interested in one, depending on what bin LED is used for the Cree (Q2 or Q3 would be what I'd be in for).
    john
    Very cool rendering BTW!

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    I am interested in one of the gat lights--Please TY

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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Count me in, it looks great! I would prefer it to be optimised for 3.7 volt though.


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    THATS A BAD ASS LIGHT HARRY lol

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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    "-Lumencraft Logo on the knob & probably serial number"

    #11 for me please

    Is denn heute schon Weihnachten ??

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    Count me in. My V2 is lonely...


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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Please count me in as interested, that looks lovely!!
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Count me in for the next lowest number.
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I'LL TAKE IT !

    Any chance of Tritium on it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M.TEX

    Any chance of Tritium on it ?
    Good idea! Or even a GID o-ring or seals around/behind the optic.

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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I want one! #7
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Holy crap! Count me in! Now, not to be a really irritating stickler but do you have any idea what bin you'll be able to get your hands on for the XR-Es? I understand even the P3-P4 flux bins available now are, in a word, stunning. I'm still completely blown away with T and U-Bin Luxeon IIIs, so I think no matter what you shove in there I'll be in a kind of dumbstruck awe. But it doesn't hurt to ask!

    Are we still holding out for a momentary pushbutton too, or is that dependent on tracking down some kind of really small assembly?

    I can't wait - since I'm sure more senior members deserve the 007 serial number, I think I'd ask for 314 - Pi all the way!

    Great work guys. Can't wait to see it.
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Walter/Kyle

    Count me in


    Dave

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    Interested in one.

    I'd really like the design to be more waterproof. Any chance?

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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I'll take one and want # 6 for sure!!
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    New CPF member who missed the last one. Won't let it happen again. One for me please!

    Chelly

    P.S. Tritium would make it perfect!

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    I'm in for one! Can I get #4?


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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    "Time is the lens through which dreams are captured"

    Time and time again, you guys have come up with amazing work!

    Very nice!!
    Please sign me up for two V3s.
    Last edited by Amorphous; 12-08-2006 at 03:26 PM.

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    Count me in... for #23
    Last edited by kiely23+; 12-09-2006 at 09:33 AM.
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    Count me in.

    Suggestion: current GatLight owner will get discount in proportion to the number of GatLight one owns!!

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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Very interested in seeing how the beam will be through the lens!

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    Whoa! Nice. Where do i sign up?
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I'll be in- matches the interior of my car
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Please count me in.


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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I'm interested.

    I'd be happy with Grade 2 CP Ti if Grade 5 is not feasible.

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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I'm in for a V3-Ti It will go with my V2 S/Steel version
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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    Well Walter. I've got the V1, 2 V2s and now it looks like I've just gotta have a V3, this one to be the first Titanium Gatlight of my herd! Count me in! #10?


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    Default Re: GatLight V3 - Carbon Fiber / Titanium with Cree XR-E

    I am interested as well!

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