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    Quote Originally Posted by marcar View Post
    Will the Ti 2x123 McClickie Pak work with the Haiku?

    Thanks, Mike
    Not with two cells!!! I believe max Vin is around 5V but whatever it is, it certainly can't handle 2x. If you have a 17650 or something like that, you would be OK.
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    I wish you good whale watching- hopefully the weather will cooperate! Very nice looking light, btw. Would be my first foray into your exquisite craftsmanship. Any idea on pricing yet?
    Thank you
    Greg

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    Can't wait for this one
    It has the best beam a reflector can produce. IMHO of course.

    Oh and Don ... this was the best presentation you ever did. Really. I am floored.

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    Don,

    I hope you know that now I need to decide between another McGizmo and a custom straight edge razor (with Ti scales, in keeping with my addiction) that I have been waiting for for months.
    The haiku will, of course, win out.

    Fantastic light, and I absolutely cannot wait to see if it takes ENC duties away from the LS20.

    --Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by starfiretoo View Post
    I'm guessing here but it looks like the dimensions of the head are similar to the venerable A1?
    Negative , A1 uses a 27mm reflector, this one uses a 17mm one ....It does look similar in looks but in dimensions , the A1 is huge....Still looks awesome though...

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    I really want one
    Of these beautiful new lights!
    How much will they be?

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    There goes my memory Believe i meant A2 McR-20mm reflector
    Reminds me of the early McLux head definitely not the A1
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuso View Post
    Negative , A1 uses a 27mm reflector, this one uses a 17mm one ....It does look similar in looks but in dimensions , the A1 is huge....Still looks awesome though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    The Haiku is 3 5/8" (92 cm) long.


    Nice Don,
    A light for us with big hands. Very good looking.
    Good Selling!!

    Last edited by Drywolf; 02-08-2009 at 08:19 PM.

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    Just a quicky,

    Is the o-ring holding the reflector at the window side?

    Is the reflector in contact with window?

    Thanks.
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    I never really comment in the McG forum but DAMN! Do you ever make anything that looks ugly? Another beautiful light I'll never get.
    my typin is bad and my speeling is evenworse...

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    Hi Don,
    Thanks for answering the runtime question and providing details about the improvements to the LE thermal transfer. Very cool, indeed! At 650mA on high driving a Q5, it sounds like the Haiku is the brightest single CR123 McGizmo Ti light to date. Do you care to comment on the regulation on high (sloping from 140-100 over 1 hr)? Looking forward to next week!

    Bruce

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    Scout24,

    I don't want to ignore your question nor do I want to bring price discussion up in this thread. I will post the price ahead of the wave but I would like to keep this thread on the light itself even though I realize that price is certainly part of the equation! (loveit even takes the question a real step into Haiku)

    Bernie,
    You will know soon enough as your Haiku should be arriving any day now. I am concerned that you may have expectations that ultimately are beyond the reality but I trust you will be candid should that be the case. Your reviews have raised the bar for all of us and I wanted to make your task of adding this light to the FAQ a little easier for you. (I still expect your own take on this light both pro and con)

    BruceC,

    Yes, this is the brightest single cell light I have built by virtue of the LED itself as well as the drive current. I played with higher drive currents in the past and saw similar curves that were not flat as one would expect. Looking at the current demand on the battery, I am not surprised that the curve is not flat. I attribute some of the drop at least initially to heat but I expect that this curve is more representative of the power curve of the battery. It would be interesting to see what the curve would be with a R123 if it is capable of more power even if over a shorter period. I could have set the drive current even higher but I don't like the thermal ramifications nor do I like the idea of a curve that drops even more. It looks like the converter is capable of sucking most of the power out of the battery and I noticed that there was still light coming out when I ended the test which was after more time than the graph even shows. In real world use, these lights will see a whole bunch of stop and start and at different levels of output.

    I am not so hot on run time tests any more because I think they can be as misleading as they are illuminating. On the other hand, they do provide a handle to grab provided one doesn't put too much weight on it!

    And you guys I haven't singled out or specifically addressed, I do appreciate your comments and I have read them.
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    Thank you for your response, as well as your patience with someone new to your threads! Sorry, my poetic bent is on the fritz...

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    This is a beauty!
    With McGizmo quality,
    How can you go wrong?

    Many are watching
    For the release of this light
    I really need one!

    Creative writing
    Is a class I teach today:
    Haiku plus much more.

    This light could be used
    As a prop for my teaching.
    Oh, do I NEED one!

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    Don's lights are no joke
    More like brilliant works of art
    Why must I be broke?



    Last edited by The Coach; 02-09-2009 at 01:39 PM. Reason: embellish

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Coach View Post
    Don's lights are no joke
    More like bright works of art
    Why must I be broke?
    Works of art, indeed.
    It's time to save your pennies
    Or be left behind.

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    Good poetry.

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    To quench desire of few
    A fresh horizon to view
    Haiku
    Build Prices .... some mods and builds (not 4 sale) "Nature can be cruel- but we don't have to be."~ Temple Grandin

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    Don's Ti-clicky pack
    Three useful well-spaced levels
    Who does not want this?

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    Once again a McGizmo wave begins its swell
    And all of us scramble to find what to sell
    To be smitten again by McGizmo's spell


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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo
    Hi guys,
    Tomorrow afternoon (2-10-09) I will be launching a wave of Titanium Haiku lights. These will go for $445 plus shipping. The initial wave will consist of ~ 40 lights and depending on how the wave passes through, I may add to it or decide to stop it and launch another later on.
    Hello Don,
    If someone wanted to run strickly on 17670 would you offer this head with the Ti 2x123 pak?
    Thanks,
    Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveit View Post
    Works of art, indeed.
    It's time to save your pennies
    Or be left behind.

    Heh heh, you said behind.

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    Default Re: The Titanium "Haiku"

    Originally Posted by McGizmo
    The Haiku is 3 5/8" (92 cm) long.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drywolf View Post
    Nice Don,
    A light for us with big hands. Very good looking.
    Good Selling!!
    A beautiful light, definitely on my early spring wish list.

    For us europeans: with 92 cm we would need really big hands, beats a 6 D-cell Mag by a good margin.

    9.2 cm is more like it (converting 3.615 inches), well, what's a missing decimal point when it comes to such a great light?

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    I will ride this wave
    To the poor house if must be.
    Sweet titanium!

    Tomorrow will be
    The time to finally see
    If one is for me!

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    Hmmm...just realized....is there no tritium on this light? Any way to get place some that anyone can think of?
    The trit has become one of my favorite features of my McG's...just roll over and I can find them in the darkest room or tent...not only find them, but I can place my hand in the position to hold and light them.

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    Tritium is cool.
    I don't see any in this.
    But that won't stop me.

    Could this be a mod
    Taken on by someone else
    Who is talented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drywolf View Post
    Hello Don,
    If someone wanted to run strickly on 17670 would you offer this head with the Ti 2x123 pak?
    Thanks,
    Frank
    Frank,
    I don't want to confuse this wave with any alternatives that I hadn't stocked up on or planned on. If I were to show a pic of the Haiku on the 2x123 McClickie pak, I think I could be assured some extra confusion, added e-mails and some hair loss (which I can't aford!)

    That said, if you know that you have a 17670 that will work in the 2x123 pak, send me an e-mail and we can discuss. I am also concerned about guaranteeing that there is no potential for short on the contact PCB if the battery has a large diameter contact nubbin?!?!

    herrgurka,

    I knew I had a good chance of screwing up the metric measure and of course you are right. 92 mm or 9.2 cm

    And to all of us poets,
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    Default Re: The Titanium "Haiku"

    OK, maybe I was sleeping that day in school (or in shop class), but aren't these poems supposed to rhyme?

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    Most guys are engineering type of people. They don't rhyme. They build.
    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Coach View Post
    OK, maybe I was sleeping that day in school (or in shop class), but aren't these poems supposed to rhyme?
    Haiku doesn't rhyme
    Unless you make it do so.
    It is optional.

    With five seven five
    Syllable lines, it is hard
    To find any rhyme.

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