UPDATE: Pictures of the real light...
Here are some images of this latest GatLight Run highlighting the changes compared to the previous round:
The most noticable change is the rolex-type knurl on the knob. Also we changed the threads from sintered bronze to copper with a 24k Gold plating....
Here is something pretty cool... the custom made screws for this light are so polished that they project a ring of stars when the light is put into the sun....
We're doing a new round of GatLights - an extreme design pocket flashlight made out of titanium and carbon fiber composites.
photo by stillphoto
Size: 3.5 inches long / 1.1 inches wide
User interface: push button in the back and rotary knob to adjust brightness.
Everything will be the same as with the previous production round, except for the following differences:
1-LED: We just secured V-bin LEDs for this round. So they should be brighter then the previous production round. In fact its probably one of the brightest LEDs out there one can currently get. Of course also selected for premium tint colors.
2-Knob: Instead of a find knurl we will have a milled - (we call it Rolex knurl) for the titanium knob. Here is a rendering. We believe it will enhance the look and high quality of the light.
3-Knob Thread: To prevent galling the knob thread (male part) will be made out of gold plated copper. This will also increase conductivity towards the female titanium thread, as well as do the same towards the contact to the push button in the center.
4-Name: The light will be called simply: GatLight
With the V3 design we finished the design so no more need to add versions.
5-Serial: The serial numbers will start at D-301. Since the previous round had serials 1 to 300, and this one is mostly the same design the numbers will continue at 301. In addition we decided to add a letter in front of it, which marks the production round. Since this is the 4th round GatLights we gave it the letter D. This allows differentiation and identification of the lights.
6-Driver changes: Then we had a few minor driver changes. The LEDs are mounted on solid COPPER core circuit boards.. that board got thicker. Then the driver circuit board is a bit smaller which will reduce a manual step for us. And then there are also a few other minor improvements.
7-Bars: We changed the titanium alloy on the bars with the goal to get a better finish on the bars.
Other then that all other specs are the same as listed in the complete specsheet here.
HOW TO ORDER
We are glad to announce that this run is the first one where we will not do pre-pay. To order just go to our website Lumencraft.net or GatLight.com and preorder a GatLight. You will provide your credit card details, however your card will not be charged until the day before your light ships.
A preorder will guarantee you a light.
However waiting and ordering when they will ship might not guarantee a light, since this again will be a limited run. As we have seen in the past all it takes is a blog or a magazine writing about it to wipe out a production run.
If you have questions we gladly answer them. And I will keep everyone updated in this thread as production moves forward.
DELIVERY DATE: Right now its about 3 months out from now.. hopefully less but we want to play it save... just in case a supplier takes longer.
Feel free to take a look at the gatglight photo competition, you can win a free gatlight by either being good with photoshop or just taking a good photo of a Gatlight. In the next couple days, probably a week we will close the competition and select our favorite photos. We then post those and you guys can decide who should win the free GatLights through voting.
How do you guys like the new knob?