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.
It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
My shoes are too tight. But it doesn't matter, because I have forgotten how to dance.
The new Ti haiku
My credit card is ready
Brilliant Master Don!
Hope to catch the wave
Whales must have been too far out
Next week got here quick!
Looking forward to tomorrow afternoon... will be checking in regularly. Really, my boss is understanding. I know, ugh. No haiku since high school.
I'm looking at some of your post counts, and feel like the new guy on the block. Worry not, if I am fortunate enough, it will have a good home.
mesmerizes the senses
wise moon only smiles
On my birthday you launch the wave and I am . You are a cruel cruel man Don McLeish
Now excuse me as I must go sell some lights!
Goatizzle is here
Viewing best thread of the year
Wishing for more dough
For this light has spread throughout
The dimly lit world!
The Haiku will make
The whole world a brighter place
I'm so excited!
I love the new look
Of the ribbed titanium.
What could be better?
Don wears his Speedo's,
Build's lights, frollicks in the surf
His head wears no hair
Being folicularly challenged is a sign of an inspired genius! The speedo thing, i'm just not sure....
Goatee is always
Quick to pull a crack on Don
No light for you, Bill
To Don, I plead thee
For next light creation's name
Sonnet please name not
Don sure picked the right name for this light. Very well done. I LOVE IT!!!
I'm curious to know how the McR-17XRreflector was chosen over the McR-19XR? Was the choice for the McR-17XR due to limitations in the head geometry? Or, was there a specific reason for this choice? It seems that the cooling fins were a priority to this build, and thus allowed only enough room for the smaller reflector (while keeping a 1" OD).
Cheers from the McGizmo state.
The fins on the head look very nice.
new titanium do they see
for the whales will delight
in all things so shiny
Actually there were so many reasons to use the 17XR that the 19XR wasn't even considered. For starters, I have a personal preference for the 17-XR over the 19XR and it is based on a number of considerations having to do with geometry but of prime import, I think it has a slightly better viewing angle than the 19-XR; especially when its small diameter also allows me to give it much better egress when limited to the 1" OD. The head geometry did have a significant impact and the mating and thermal needs of the light engine are also related. The deep cooling fins were a bonus allowed because I had opted to use the 17-XR. After modeling the assembly in SolidWorks, I realized I could go deep between the fins and I did. I half expected some grief from the machine shop on this but beyond being told they needed to purchase a different cutter than they had so that they could do the one deep groove, there was no issue or complaint.
I think for the most part, my lights are designed from the inside out. I decide what I want the "guts" to be and then work outwards from there.
I caught a nice picture of a friendly wave today:
Eagerly awaiting the new masterpiece!!!
A Light exists in Spring
From evil doings and from sloth
Win or lose the toss
That is such a cool pic of the "wave" don! Oh yeah nice torch btw (no poems from me, sry)
*Where fact is fiction and TV, reality*
When sale does begin
Must be fast with "I'll take it!"
These lights will not last