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    Heres my TW4D-BLK......

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    Thanks to Nein166 I was able to complete my TW4. No pictures yet because Imageshack and Photobucket are acting up. This is one tiny light. It doesn't seem that small when being held, but in comparison to other objects like a pocket knife or a dollar bill, it disappears. Now all it needs is some time with the Milk Man...

    Well how about that, 1K.
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    the lights not small, its huge at night...when its on and and all you see is light

    I just helped someone jump their car today...they thought it was a hand held "spotlight" until I clicked it off and lit it up with another light

    "oooohhhh, its sooo small"
    for a guy...its not much of a compliment but the "spotlight" comment made my night
    Last edited by Illum; 02-21-2008 at 08:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    Heres my TW4D-BLK......

    Where'd you get the CB KL4 from? I think I am gonna go broke after I find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l2icel3all View Post
    Where'd you get the CB KL4 from? I think I am gonna go broke after I find out.

    One way is to take the bezel ring off an E2D head and put it on the KL4 HA-BK head. I'm not sure if there were any KL4 shipped with that bezel ring already in place, maybe there were a few.
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    The KL4-CB is a home coversion. Here's my first TW4:



    Runs at full tilt on one AW rcr123, but for how long I don't know. That's why I have two cells ready. Milky, expect some business from me around summertime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    One way is to take the bezel ring off an E2D head and put it on the KL4 HA-BK head. I'm not sure if there were any KL4 shipped with that bezel ring already in place, maybe there were a few.
    I didn't know that was possible, will the lens fall out if I unscrew it?

    KeyGrip, heres some current/voltage info on the L4 if you want to figure it out
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ad.php?t=54803
    I estimate the runtime about 25 minutes to be in the ballpark

    heres what I'm thinking [ me if you find an error, typing on the fly here]
    [RCR123A = 750mah, 17670 = 1600mah] a 17670 has 2.13X more capacity than the RCR123A
    the L4 [well mine, your luxV Vf may differ] can run on a 17670 for about 45-50 minutes before significant dimming.
    capacity/runtime
    750/r = 1600/50 r= 23.4375 minutes
    Last edited by Illum; 02-22-2008 at 01:58 PM.

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    ITN: I've seen a few L4Ds around and read a brief tutorial on how to make one. I don't know if the lens falls out or not, but it was not mentioned. I'm not that great with the flashlight math yet, but I don't doubt your equations. I think my KL4 is an overachiever and I'd be glad to get 25 minutes out of one rcr123.
    "Et lux in tenebris lucet"

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    Or you guys should just send the TW4 off to milkyspit and get it modded. I get about 45 minutes regulation at around 180 lumen out of my TW4 Milky Speedster, using an AW RCR123.

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    Seeing as how I'm going to spend my last $7 at a clam chowder festival tomorrow, I probably won't be sending any of my light off to Milky for a while. Like I said above, wait for the Summertime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyGrip View Post
    ITN: I've seen a few L4Ds around and read a brief tutorial on how to make one. I don't know if the lens falls out or not, but it was not mentioned. I'm not that great with the flashlight math yet, but I don't doubt your equations. I think my KL4 is an overachiever and I'd be glad to get 25 minutes out of one rcr123.
    If you can measure the current at the tailcap using an RCR123, or 17670 you can get a fairly good idea of runtime. The closer the figure is to 1 amp the better. I just checked mine and it is pulling 1.16 amps with an RCR123, and 17670 with both charged up at 4.15+. SilverFox has tested RCR123's and finds that you are getting closer to 500mAh at 1 amp or so with a really good high discharge RCR123 like the Powerizer.

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    I am going to have one soon. I ordered the black E1E, E2D, and black KL4 from OpticsHQ today. After I get everything and get my beautiful little TW4D put together....It will be off for a trip to the Milky Labs to get either a Luxeon K2T, or SSC P4, and an Acorn driver with special 2 level firmware running it. I think I will keep the E2D body so I can use the head with either one or two cells. Man....I'm stoked. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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    This is what I have at the moment. Very bright on 1xRCR123.


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    Alan, nice photo. I really like that fully guarded tailswitch... which light is it from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    Alan, nice photo. I really like that fully guarded tailswitch... which light is it from?
    Hey milkyspit...that tailcap is from the Scoutlight package...which comes with the black KL4 head, black 2-cell body, tape switch, and this flat tailcap.

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    I think it comes with the M600 Scoutlight.
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    It's also known as a Z68 when sold separately. (I know you know that...just wanted to get it into the thread in case someone's searching.)

    Quote Originally Posted by ttran97 View Post
    Hey milkyspit...that tailcap is from the Scoutlight package...which comes with the black KL4 head, black 2-cell body, tape switch, and this flat tailcap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JNewell View Post
    It's also known as a Z68 when sold separately. (I know you know that...just wanted to get it into the thread in case someone's searching.)

    Thanks!! You know, I never seem to remember those tailswitch part numbers.
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    Shame on you, there's only like 35 or them or so...

    Actually, more seriously, there's a great thread that just got "sticky" status that has numbers, names and pics of many of the SF TCs. Thread is here: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=172202

    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    Thanks!! You know, I never seem to remember those tailswitch part numbers.
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    I miss mine...carried it for a year before running outta cash and needed to sell it. I still have an L2 to remember how nice the floody L4 was

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    BTW: how much brighter is the L2 compared to the L4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarageBoy View Post
    BTW: how much brighter is the L2 compared to the L4?
    Both lights have a similar beam and have pretty much the same brightness.

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    I almost forgot to post a picture of my new TW4D Boxter Custom. This light replaced my 120P which never used to leave my pocket. It's the one on the left.





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    I would love a setup like that Bond.

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    My TW4 isn't a TW4 at all, but a E1e with E2D Bezel and Tailcap with an E-MT F1. Not as bright but 3 hours of a good flood light on primaries make it a good EDC for me. I would post pictures but I have misplaced my camera cable.


    Last edited by tussery; 04-03-2008 at 10:37 PM. Reason: Added pics.

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    Hope you guys don't mind a bump. I am still facinated by the KL4 on a single cell! How many guys just use non rechargables? Got an older
    L4 en rout next week. It may create me a TW4.

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    how does milkyspit open the bezel head? i thought its glued tight..

    when the anodizing wear out when a plier is used to open the head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seale_navy View Post
    how does milkyspit open the bezel head? i thought its glued tight..

    when the anodizing wear out when a plier is used to open the head?
    Apply heat to the bezel and then use strap wrenches

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    TW4 was a nice light but is using yesterday's technology IMO.

    This is my personal view and I understand the views of those that don't see the need to upgrade and are quite happy with the luxeon emitters.

    The way I see it however is that Lux Vs are much less efficient than today's emitters and I want to take advantage of that.

    I have sent my KL4 to be modded with one of the new generation quad-dies ie. either Cree-MCE or SSC-P7.

    This will give either 4 times the run-time for the same output or 4 times the output for the same drive level as a lux V.
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    This is mine.



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