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    ANY NEWS?

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    As much as I would like to have seen this project in produciton, I think Lumencraft has made it pretty clear from the lack up updates/upkeep on this thread that the project is dead in the water.


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    Thought it'd be helpful to add that in my thread regarding the Gatlight V3, Walter recently joined in and posted the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1 View Post

    Regarding the Polaris... well no plans out yet.. the initial interest we have receives simply was not on a level where that one could be produced.. so we haven't followed that one yet. But who knows.. we'll certainly do another light... and you probably find some elements of the Polaris... in there... hower form and battery might be a bit different ;-)
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    Too bad! I would have loved (and been willing to pay for) a V3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead_Nuts View Post
    Too bad! I would have loved (and been willing to pay for) a V3.
    V3s look like they are available: http://lumencraft.net/OnlineOrdering.htm

    It's the Polaris that seems to have never made it past the drawing stage.

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    I just today found this thread.
    1) this is likely why there was little interest in the Polaris - too hard to find niche stuff in out of the way forums and the now far too numerous sub forums.
    2) I would have placed money down for a Polaris V1 at the quoted price. The twist for brightness combined with a momentary witch is probably the best UI anywhere and I really would like to try it. Love the renderings.

    This concept and light deserved far more than to be hidden away from general view. I mean come on... the last post in this entire subforum was 2.5 MONTHS ago!

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    Well, I'd been waiting for this one myself however I'm not holding my breath anymore...



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    *sigh*

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    Hi guys... well Polaris... don't think we'll build that one the way it is here.. but we've had some ideas that pickup on the transparency thing... but in a different form... then again as a manufacturer you need to kind of stay true to your brand.. the same way all porsches look like porsches, rolexes look like rolexes, we kind of have the gatlight type look. Now there's still a lot of room for us to explore without getting boring I think and still be able to integrate concepts like these here...
    Give us another month or two and we might start revealing some 3d renderings - the way we've done things in the past.. see how they are being received... then take it from there...

    We have a few pretty revolutionary ideas... just need to check out how feasible those are.. after all after the 80 parts GatLight we don't wanna suddenly start building 5 part cylinder lights... ;-)

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    Default Re: LUMENCRAFT - POLARIS (formerly EOS) - lots of renderings

    How about a gatlight that fits a 18650, I would be 1st in line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK18 View Post
    How about a gatlight that fits a 18650, I would be 1st in line.
    18650 Gatlights have been made and are out there... they're just not all that common.
    Search "18650 Gatlight", and you'll see some threads and pics.

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    You mean the GatLight V1 & V2 SS 168S in stainless, I would like to see the GatLight Titanium (V4) with a 18650 with the lastest upgrades. I have a V2 SS 168s

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    Default Re: LUMENCRAFT - POLARIS (formerly EOS) - lots of renderings

    Hmm... an 18650 V4 model.. that would require longer carbon fiber pieces and bars. Wouldn't bee too hard to do... if we do another round of GatLights... which is unlikely... we might run a few extra longer parts for the carbon fiber and the tubes.

    We have a few ideas.. but first need to do some housekeeping (accounting, paperwork, etc.)... then plan the next few things. So regarding GatLights.. we don't have that many left in stock... but if you want an 80 parts flashlight (40 of'em metal)... that's probably the only light there ever was.. and will be... to get that...

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    Default Re: LUMENCRAFT - POLARIS (formerly EOS) - lots of renderings

    hopefully one day I can send you a paypal payment for the polaris

    I am willing to send a part payment if others can do the same just to get it started, lets get a numbers list started

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    I'm 110% behind that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile1 View Post
    Lumencraft
    Ok after a creative break, I would like to show you what we have been up to recently at Lumencraft. I know cpf has had quite a few changes and I have contacted sasha in regards to where to post Lumencraft Stuff. She suggested a separate sub section (like the other ones here) and said she'd get to it once she's past the currently urgent stuff. So until that happens, we will post here in this thread.. what we've been up to.

    Here is some info about the GatLight.. however I want this thread to be about the Polaris our new model... but first just an update in regards to the Gatlight since it impacts the polaris.

    GatLight
    First after having been featured in popular mechanics (blog and Febr 08 Print edition we saw the need to do another round of GatLights... they'll be a bit brighter and have some very minor changes compared to the V3... Those who haven't seen that light yet, it is a pretty unusual design of a pocket flashlight with an awesome user interface...


    Polaris (formerly known as EOS)
    Then once this next round of Gatlights is under way we want to make the Polaris happen. We mentioned this light previously as EOS and we've shown some photos of a prototype featuring 6 white backlighted sapphires...(other photo) however we went back to the drawing board mostly because in comparison to the GatLight it just wasn't cool enough. If you gave people a GatLight and that EOS prototype to hold and ask them which one they want.. they all said the GatLight. However we wanted to create a light where people would say both.... Anyway so here is what we came up with, still same form factor and size as the EOS... but different...

    The light comes in 3 versions...
    V3 - Is the Lumencraft Polaris Sapphire
    Titanium, sapphire window to showcase the electronics and variable brightness function and underneath a titanium skeleton with laser engraved serial numbers... again that's the plan we don't know yet if we can make that happen at reasonable cost... but that's our vision.



    Here is a close up of the translucent sapphire section showcasing the electronics and variable brightness function.. We came up with this idea after looking at high end watches.. they all have sapphire windows in the back to showcase their inner workings... so we figured lets see if we can do the same in a high end pocket light...



    or here the ice version.. blue sapphire glass and black AL body...



    Then from this base we tried to go towards more affordable, see what could we do to make the light more affordable...

    V2 - The Lumencraft Polaris Wood / Leather
    Titanium and Wood


    Titanium and Leather

    How to get Leather sleeves obviously would have to be determined.


    V1 Lumencraft Polaris HA AL
    Then the most basic and affordable version would be black HA AL


    Here are the specs for all 3 versions:

    LED: most likely V-bin LED (3W)!!!

    Battery: 123 Primary Lithium

    Runtime: 40min (at max. Setting) 250h at min setting

    Brightness: Regulated..smooth variable brightness adjustment by rotating the knob in the back.

    Material: Titanium-Sapphire (V3) Titanium-Wood or Leather (V2) T6 Aluminum (V1)

    Push Button: Yes - located in the center of the knob

    Momentary function: Yes

    Serial Numbers: Very Likely for the V2 and V3 versions

    Size: 3.35 inches long and 0.82 inches wide. We designed the light to make it as small as possible... variable brightness and push button...


    Price Target: depends.. the black HA V1 is likely be around $150 or less. The coolest sapphire version we don't know yet if we can make it happen... but that would likely be above $300... maybe close to $400 or more - we'd first need to get detailed quotes... right now its just an idea. And the V2 would be in between...


    Anyway so please keep in mind that at the moment these are just renderings... and it will be the same way as it was with the GatLight, for those who followed that journey from long time ago. With the polaris, especially the sapphire version it will be where if enough people want it we'll build it.... so let us know which version you'd like, whether you'd get one, any suggestions, changes...

    What I'd like to see happening is that by the time we've launched the new GatLight production round that we have a pretty good overview of the Polaris... and then depending on the feedback make it happen or not......
    Hi, I just found this post and was curious to know if this light actually made it to production. If so please let me know when you get a chance. great concept and design!

    Thanks
    Steve

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    Default Re: LUMENCRAFT - POLARIS (formerly EOS) - lots of renderings

    Steve, if you read just the posts on this page, you will have your answer. Also, the original poster hasn't logged on here in almost a year and a half, so don't hold your breath.

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    Default Re: LUMENCRAFT - POLARIS (formerly EOS) - lots of renderings

    I think the biggest problem with the design would be heat dissipation. All the glass up front wouldn't do anything for that... I bet someone could engineer this light with heatpipes running down the length of the frame of the window that would transport the heat to the ti/al body....

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    Nice!

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    V2 in wood or v3 ice!


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