Hmmm options , options... *cough* Turbo head anyone?? *cough*
I really don't know why the Lux Vs are still so expensive, but if that's what Future can sell them for, then more power to them. On the other hand, other than the X bin Lux Vs, why would you want to buy one? The output from either the Seoul P4 or the new Luxeon K2 TFFC emitters is just as good as the Lux V and sells for reasonable prices.
Yeah, unrelenting is the correct word. I duly note that Rome wasn't build in a day, and now the Blocky Boy can lay claim to that same distinction. Your request for a converter module has been noted, not that I'm going to do anything about it real soon.
Sure, I'll be glad to make a custom turbo head for the Blocky Boy. Just don't hold your breath, even if you were to commission one now, I don't think I could find the time to build it until late February.
If you have any cancellations, please add me to the list:
EN Plated complete light:
Driver Options: GD750
NG500 & HA III
I miss my Milkmods.
GD750 on both my lights please.
Will it be possible to swap reflectors and drivers later?
Reflector will be easy to swap, just take the smooth one out and put the stippled one in--even you should be able to do it.
The drivers would be another story; while I'm not planning to pot the drivers, they may be held in place with some thermal adhesive, and if I don't get the converter modules anodized (that's yet to be determined when I get to the plater), then the LED would be epoxied in place. If you are careful, you could get the LED off and the driver out for an upgrade.
Or, another alternative would be to buy a spare converter module when I put them up for sale later. I've have 50 extra modules made for just that purpose.
Thanks for believing in me
Sounds great,beam me up scotty.
I'll take an extra converter when you decide on the price please let me know.Thanks,Jesse
FF call is lumenator
EN, GD750, Smooth Reflector, Polished
EN, GD750, SMO, USWOH.
no idea what a GD750 emitter is, but i do that SMO =\ Smooth reflector, and that USWOH is the uber white led.
so put me down for that.
MY EDC: JETBEAM M1X - it replaced 8 other lights.
If still possible. please change my driver to GD 750.
Fred, I didn't specify LED - sorry!
USV0H for me, please!
If anyone is not taking their light, I would prefer that you just PM me, rather than posting here, or, even worse, offering it to a specific individual.
I have a wait list and I prefer to give the next person in line any spot that opens up. Plus, these lights are being offered on two forums, so keeping things straight and fair is best left to me and my spreadsheet.
Hey Fred, you will be receiving an R2 bin Cree for my light, and a Flupic sound good?
I would suggest that you consider ordering the Blocky Boy body only and then you can populate the converter module with your own items.
The only other things you might want to buy from me would be the lens, reflector and O-rings.
okay Fred you win, I will take a bare HAB body with converter module sans electronics, O-rings, and Glass window. Btw what is the reflector dimensions, I was thinking about getting an Mc reflector and a Cree centering ring for it.
Thanks Fred, I will be in for:
I`ll take 20W Osram Ostars in both mine please
Warm Tinted Seouls please
Blocky Boy Update
This Blocky Boy project is turning out to be more than I bargained for, and, no, I'm not referring to the numerous requests for different configurations. Instead, I am deeply disappointed in the lack of professionalism and attention to detail by the CNC shop that made the bodies. As you may recall, I've already covered the missing button in the bottom of the battery tube--more on that later.
But as we get closer and closer to taking the bodies into the plater, it is imperative that everything be checked, obviously, before committing them to the anodizing or EN plating. In that vein, I had noticed that the bore and finish on the tail end of the battery tube wasn't the best workmanship that I've seen. In fact, the CNC job had actually left a raised section right in the middle of each bore:
Yeah, maybe most folks wouldn't have complained about that, but it bugged me, especially since I knew it could be done better. So, down to the lathe they went, all fifty of them, to be reworked, one by one.
Took a while, but, to me at least, they came out better than what the shop had delivered:
Sure, there is bound to be one that will look a bit different than its neighbor, but overall they are smoother and cleaner compared to what I had received.
Of course, there were a couple other problems, too. The O-Ring groove wasn't cut deep enough and the O-Ring seat on the battery tube needed to be both wider and deeper. Two separate operations, again times 50. So that makes 150 lathes operations that I had to do to bring the bodies up to spec. While a lot of work, I consider it time well spent in the scheme of things.
On Wednesday, I'm off to the machine shop to check out the electrically conductive epoxy and the washers that will be installed in the bottom of the battery tubes.
And if I'm lucky, maybe I'll get to pick up the converter modules, which the same shop had to remake since the threads were too large.
Did I mention that I'm not happy with this shop? Well, at least it has been another learning experience.
Fred, thank you for the update and your attention to detail. I have no doubt that the final product will turn out fabulous, just sorry it is being such a PITA for you. Keep up the good work.
Im amazed that you put up with that stuff...imho you shouldnt pay anything for the machining..
Im sorry you had to do all the extra work.
Wow, Fred... while it's cool that each one of these was "touched up" by you, it's NOT cool that it wasn't supposed to be that way!
Fred I guess you won't be visiting that shop anymore, I am glad you can fix these up yourself though. Good luck with making the lights, can't wait to get my hands on mine.