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    Help me out here. Even with limiting the number of lights to upgrade I'm having a hard time tracking here on this thread who's light I've finished.

    When you get your light back could you post here so that we can update the list.

    Thanks

    Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightnorm View Post
    Wayne,

    When I send in my SPYs, one of them (the HA NAT one) was "SeoulMated" by Scott and has an excellent Seoul and a wide-dispersion reflector that puts out a beautiful wide beam which is great for rural darkness but not quite penetrating enough for my relatively bright urban environment.

    Is it possible for you to decide whether the installed Seoul or the one you will install is brighter/warmer, and return the remaining Seoul along with the reflector? If this takes extra time/effort please feel free to charge me for your time.

    Thanks,
    Brightnorm.
    Brighnorm,

    That sounds reasonable. I won't know how much time/effort that will take and it shouldn't take much additional time to determine this.

    I'm not clear exactly and let's see if I understand this (correct me if I'm wrong). If the existing LED is warmer and brighter you'd like to keep the existing LED and migrate it to the new converter board.

    Is this correct?

    What if only one of the two conditions are met. Let's say the existing LED is warmer, but, the new LED is brighter. What are the conditions and rules I should follow to determine which LED to use?

    Wayne

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    Brightness trumps warmth. IOW if the new Seoul is brighter but colder it is still preferable to the existing Seoul.

    Thanks,

    Brightnorm

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    I got mine back. Wayne I sent you an email you haven't answered yet.
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    One back to me, waiting for one that needed a little tweaking.
    ::I don't always carry a flashlight, but when I do, I prefer Tri-V. Stay illuminated my friends::

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    second one arrived today. Its perfect!! Thanks, Wayne.
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    List updated 9/27. The remaining names on the list can get upgraded.

    Wayne

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    E-Mail sent as requested ... thanx !
    bernie
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    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Email sent.

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    Received mine back today, very nice precision work Wayne. Haven't had time yet to learn the new UI, but it's working great, thanks!

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    Email for instructions sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LED Zeppelin View Post
    Received mine back today, very nice precision work Wayne. Haven't had time yet to learn the new UI, but it's working great, thanks!
    Any comments on beam tint, brightness, pattern?

    Brightnorm

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightnorm View Post
    Any comments on beam tint, brightness, pattern?

    Brightnorm
    Tint is nice and white, perhaps slightly cool.

    Brightness is what you'd expect from a Seoul @ 1A - bright. You can dial up the current with the new UI if desired, but it's plenty bright as is.

    The beam is very nice as well with a large hotspot and smooth transition to spill. Not as focused a spot as a larger reflector or even a McR20S, but it's about perfect for general purpose.

    I'm very happy with it.

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    Thanks

    BN

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    Shipped mine today ...
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    The beam is simply fabulous. I prefer it to all of my other lights.

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    Sent my SPYs today.

    Brightnorm

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    Did mine make it ... ?
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
    - paulr


    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Apparently ... as I just got my shipping notification ...
    Thanx for the quick turnaraound !!!
    bernie
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    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Got it back.
    Great. Well worth it.

    bernie
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
    - paulr


    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Wayne,

    Have you received my three SPYs yet? Sent insured mail 10/17/07

    Brightnorm
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    Bernie,

    Any comments you'd like to make concerning brightness, beam pattern and run time compared to other bright led lights ("Seoulmated" HDS, Fenix 3PD Premium 100, P3D Q5, etc)?

    BN
    Last edited by brightnorm; 10-26-2007 at 12:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brightnorm View Post
    Wayne,

    Have you received my three SPYs yet? Sent insured mail 10/17/07

    Brightnorm
    __________________________________________________ __________

    Bernie,

    Any comments you'd like to make concerning brightness, beam pattern and run time compared to other bright led lights ("Seoulmated" HDS, Fenix 3PD Premium 100, P3D Q5, etc)?

    BN
    Your lights have arrived safely. I started on the first of the three and still in process. I'm doing one of the regular ones for now and I have not looked at the special to see what the effort will be.

    Wayne

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    BN ... it is brighter for sure. It is really bright. Beam pattern is smooth and I think the hotspot is a bit larger and softer than before, which is good. Although I must admit that I do not have a comparison any more (duh! ), so I might be wrong.
    Level scrolling is fantastic, and the low level is just right ... meaning LOW. You can look at the bare LED without seeing spots afterwards.
    I dod not check the easter eggs or other gimmicks of the board, they do not interest me. What is really great though is the fact that the switch no longer disengages without batteries.

    In the end ... the upgrade was well worth it. I'd do it again in a heartbeat, despite the price-tag.

    The only thing I discovered is that level6 is not that far from level5 brightness-wise, at least for my eyes. But that is really minor.

    bernie
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
    - paulr


    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    Thanks,
    Wayne and Bernie

    BN

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    Well, I have to admit that after some brand new batteries, the level spacing up to level 6 is perfect. WHile this is of course very good news, it also makes me look bad
    2 sets of old batts. THis is a shame. I am sorry for the confusion I may have caused ... the level spacing is perfect.

    bernie
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
    - paulr


    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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    bernie,



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    We all do have our moments.
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
    - paulr


    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
    My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.

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