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    Default COMPLETED: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    The Second Run of Luci Are Completed (or nearly so)

    BTW, 'Luci' is the plural, in Italian, for 'Luce'.





    And a few close-ups:



    New tailcap design that I thought might be interesting:



    Please review your order and double check the pricing that I've come up with below:



    Please send payment through PayPal to one of these accounts:

    Cash-only to: paycashpal (at) photonfanatic.com
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    Credit card to: fanatic (at) photonfanatic.com

    BTW, the Luci are shipped via First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation, and are uninsured. If you want insurance, please add $2.50. Insurance is available only on domestic shipments.

    Thanks!


    As an aside: These will be the last run of Luci for me. I've enjoyed making them, and will continue to make them when specifically requested, i.e., a custom order. I will occasionally design and build a Luce, if I can think of something new.

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    ORIGINAL POST:

    All available Trit spheres have been segregated for specific builds--I have no more available for building a Luce.

    If you have your own Trit sphere, then I can build a Luce for you--please e-mail me. Thanks.


    For more info on previously built Luci, please read the original sales thread.

    Luce de Notte Second Run Prices--with standard 11mm Tritium sphere
    Note: The cost of the Trit spheres has increased by $5 for the 11mm and $10 for the 18mm, so the prices below have been increased accordingly, as of 9/23/08:

    6061 Bare Aluminum -- $160 grooved, $170 knurled
    Large Bare Aluminum -- $170 grooved, $180 knurled; Add $55 if you opt for an 18mm H3 sphere.
    Brass -- $170 grooved, $180 knurled;
    Large Brass -- $180 grooved, $190 knurled; Add $55 if you opt for an 18mm H3 sphere.
    Stainless Steel -- $240--only offered with grooves
    Titianium -- $300--only offered with grooves
    Large Titanium (with 18mm sphere)--$355--only offered with grooves

    If you are supplying the Trit sphere, deduct $45 for the 11mm sphere, or $100 for the 18mm sphere.

    As before, you have the option of flat-top or domed-top tail caps.

    So, if you'd like one, with delivery some time in 2008 (), please post your interest now. Thanks.

    Please do not send any payment until I have notified you that your Luce is ready to ship. Thanks.

    The Sign-Up List

    Rocketman223, large grooved Brass, Ice Blue 18mm Trit, flat-top tailcap
    HoopleHead, large grooved two-tone 6061AL, Green 18mm Trit, domed tailcap
    PhantomPhoton, grooved Brass, 11mm Green Trit, flat-top tailcap
    Chief-Yeah, grooved Ti, flat-top tail, 11mm Green Trit, flat-top tailcap
    Rudi, large knurled Brass, 18mm Green Trit, ?? tailcap
    StrayLight, grooved two-tone Brass, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, domed tailcap
    StrayLight, grooved two-tone 6061AL, 11mm Green Trit, domed tailcap
    Groundhog66, grooved 316 Stainless Steel, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, flat-top tailcap
    BugOutGear_USA, large knurled Brass, 18mm Orange Trit, domed tailcap
    BugOutGear_USA, knurled 6061AL, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, flat-top tailcap
    StanTeate, large knurled Brass, 18mm Ice Blue Trit, flat-top tailcap
    StanTeate, large knurled Brass, 18mm Green Trit, flat-top tailcap
    jefft, grooved 6061AL, 11mm Green Trit, flat-top tailcap
    FlashInThePan, grooved 6061AL, 11mm Green Trit, domed tailcap
    liam_995, large 6061AL, two-tone, 15mm Ice Blue Trit, domed tailcap
    foxracer72, large Ti, 18mm Green Trit, domed tailcap
    mcmc, grooved 6061AL, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, flat-top tail
    Ironwood, knurled Brass, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, flat-top tailcap
    Drywolf, grooved Brass, 11mm Green Trit, flat-top tailcap
    Arcoholic, grooved 6061AL 11mm Ice Blue Trit, flat-top tailcap
    Arcoholic, large grooved 6061AL, 18mm Orange Trit, domed tailcap
    UnderTheWeepingMoon, knurled Brass, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, domed tailcap
    NickC, Titanium, 11mm Ice Blue, flat-top tailcap
    DM51, large Brass, 18mm Orange, flat-top tailcap
    UKSFighter, large grooved Brass, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, domed tailcap
    GerogeMaggos, grooved 6061AL,11mm Ice Blue Trit, domed tailcap
    PFSpecBuild, brass knurled, grooved and dimpled, 11mm Ice Blue Trit, domed tailcap

    Some pics of various previous builds:



    Aluminum Luce with grooves and domed polycarbonate tailcap.



    Knurled brass Luce with 11mm Ice Blue Trit and domed tailcap.



    Stainless steel Luce.



    Group photo from first build.
    Last edited by PhotonFanatic; 11-21-2008 at 06:46 AM.
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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    Count me in for at least 1, maybe 2. Large grooved brass for 1.
    Maybe magnesium for the other, just trying to figure out how to ship the block to you.

    Do these have a cover so they can be "turned off"?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman223 View Post
    . . .

    Do these have a cover so they can be "turned off"?
    Thanks
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    I can make a tailcap out of metal, so with the front of the light sitting on a table, there would be no light coming out. Or, I can send you a bag to keep it in.
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    you could probably make a kydex sheath it would snap into that could cover both ends and block the light. could even put a clip for belt carry if you want to get crazy .

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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    I am obviously missing something here, I guess I really am unenlightened... Does the light come out of both ends??

    Ed

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    Ed,

    Yes, but from the front end, it is as bright as possible--the Tritium sphere is located inside the reflector, just resting there, so all the light is directed forward.

    However, all reflectors have holes at their base, where the LED normally enters; in the case of the Luce, I've enlarged the hole a tad and the little teat that sticks out from the Tritium sphere comes out of that enlarged opening and sticks into the polycarbonate piece, which has been bored to allow room for the teat.

    So, if the Luce is sitting front down on your nightstand, there is a faint glow that emanates from the polycarbonate hemispherical tailcap. It isn't bright, you wouldn't see it in daylight, but once your eyes become adjusted to total darkness, then it is quite visible. It allows you to quickly locate the Luce on your nightstand. Or, if you didn't bother to carry it to the bathroom, then it shows you the location of your nightstand at least.

    [edit 4/22]
    Ed,

    Here's a shot which shows the light exiting both ends of the Luce, but, as you can see, it is much dimmer at the domed end.

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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    These things are so cool. Can anyone make any statement or comparisons to how bright they are from the front. Can anyone compare it to a low setting on a light? I am saving up for one of these.

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    What a bettery type for Luce de notte CR2 or CR123./ Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GG8778 View Post
    What a bettery type for Luce de notte CR2 or CR123./ Thanks.
    The Luce's light comes from a Tritium sphere, not from a battery. The halflife of the sphere is about 12 years.

    The spheres are clearly visible in the reflector in this pic:

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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    definitely in for one of the Al ones (maybe a brass/ss too) with a domed tail, preferrably in green but blue is fine too.

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    I'm interested. Missed the first run. As of right now I'm thinking brass, green, flat tail. But I'm not too sure about the tail yet. I'll have to ponder a bit and search out more info.
    Neutral white, it's the new black.

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    retracted
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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    Will you be offering 18mm spheres as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi View Post
    Will you be offering 18mm spheres as well?
    Rudi,

    While I normally use the 11mm sphere, I have installed many 18mm spheres that folks have sent to me. For this run, if you want an 18mm sphere, then I will order it from B@rt for your build. Just need to know the color you'd like.

    Also, the 18mm fits best in one of the larger sized Luce's, i.e., the 27mm reflector, so you can choose between AL, brass or Ti.

    BTW, you have to add $55 to the prices shown in the first thread since the 18mm sphere is $110, versus $55 for the 11mm sphere.
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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    I'd be interested in a flat top Ti version with green trit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopleHead View Post
    definitely in for one of the Al ones (maybe a brass/ss too) with a domed tail, preferrably in green but blue is fine too.

    update again, large grooved 6061AL, green 18mm (only) Trit, flat-top tail (not "sealed"). paypal standing by!
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    Yes Fred, please order a green 18mm sphere for me. Large Luce, knurled brass. I'll let you know whether domed end, flat end, or blocked end after evaluating the 11mm small one that is in the works.
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    Why am I a sucker for custom lights with limited uses? Of course I want one... large grooved (two toned, brushed ribs, if possible) Ti with domed poly and probably ice blue tritium.

    Do the tritium spheres come in other colors, such as yellow, orange or red?

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    Is there a major difference in perceived brightness between the 11mm and 18mm spheres?

    Nuts, now I can't decide. Pending an answer to my question about other colors, I think I may want two "affordable" Luci instead of a Ti one. One brass with blue domed, one Al with green domed, both grooved. Yeah.

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    I am thinking SS with flat, ice blue.

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    Fred,

    I'd like to post my interest here since I didn't see my name on the 2nd run list:

    1 - Brass, Knurled, domed, Blue Trit
    1 - Alum, Knurled, Flat/flush, Blue Trit

    Thanks,
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    Flavio,

    Sorry about that--I had failed to add your indication as promised. They are now both shown in the first post--thanks. Btw, knurled AL Luci are $10 more than the grooved ones.
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    Fred,
    I really like my Ti Luce de Notte!
    once again you've outdone yourself
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    Put me down for one large Brass Knurled blue trit flat top.

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    Tommorow, not later than Noon, will be the cut-off time to place your order--I have to send my Tritium sphere order off to B@rt tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post


    this ones mine now and yes it is so pimp i must have another!

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    Default Re: Second CPF Run: Luce de Notte

    Ok, now that you have a deadline, I can't resist.
    (1) 6061 Bare Aluminum, grooved, flat, green trit

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    Make mine an 18mm sphere.... Blue... Flat bottom.
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    Tommorow, not later than Noon, will be the cut-off time to place your order--I have to send my Tritium sphere order off to B@rt tomorrow.
    Whoa, two weeks between "some time this year" and "deadline tomorrow"?

    I never got an answer to my question about tritium spheres in other colors. I may not want blue or green, but I picked those as the default choices...

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    Whew, just in time!! I can't believe I almost missed this one. These are truly incredible. =)

    I'd like a green trit, 11mm version please. I'll update my post with the exact body details in a moment, but I know that the bodies won't be in production for a little while...while the trit order's going to Bart today!

    Thanks for doing this, PhotonFanatic! I've heard great things about these.

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