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    Default Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    I've started some assembly work on 50 pieces of a Double Grooved Titanium Light. I'm presently working on 15 bare Ti versions, while the remainder of the run is off to be DLC coated (diamond like carbon coating), which is extremely hard and durable. Not to mention very shiny and pitch black.

    So for now, I'm building the LEs:



    Showing the GD750 drivers installed.



    And the Seoul P4 emitters as well.



    The reflectors will be smooth IMS 20mms that have been cut to fit the LE. Sorry for the blurry image.



    Close-up of reflectors.



    LE installed and foam ring added, as well.

    I'll post more pics as time allows.

    OK, some specs:

    Body: 6AL4V Titanium; 24mm diameter by 72mm long (.95" x 2.82"). Weighs 2.6 ounces with the battery installed.
    Driver: single level output set at 750mA, the DG750 from the Shoppe
    Lens: Double-sided anti-reflection coated 1.5mm thick Sapphire lens
    Reflector: IMS smooth 20mm
    Battery: Rechargeable AW RCR123
    Light Engine: made from 7075AL; easy to install and remove with tweezers.
    Foam ring to prevent battery rattle when off
    Operation: Twisty--only takes about 1/4 turn to operate
    Body will have O-rings installed for moderate waterproofness.
    Body has been milled to accept up to five Trit vials for user installation
    Split ring hole with recess will allow for tail standing operation.
    Bodies have been hand polished; while the bare Ti have been polished to remove almost all machining marks. The DLC coated version will have some machining marks visible, but only under magnification.

    Note: I had extra LEs made, so if you want a spare, so that you can install the latest and greatest LED, or a different 14mm driver, you can buy one for $18.

    OK a teaser drawing of what the DLC coated version should look like:




    You can use your imagination for the bare Ti. Or wait until I have some pics to post.
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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    Looking good! Looking forward to seeing pics of the whole light, as well as some specs (CR123?, primaries? recahrgeables? Drive levels? UI?)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    It might be similar to this light in his website.

    http://photonfanatic.com/TiDoubleGrooved.html

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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    thanks. I imaigne it will look rather similar.
    Still wondering about specs though...cuz that's what I do.

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    Whoa... nice. I wish they are Swirl rather than grooved lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokelaw1 View Post
    thanks. I imaigne it will look rather similar.
    Still wondering about specs though...cuz that's what I do.

    Maybe you need to re-read the first post? Specs are in there now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    Maybe you need to re-read the first post? Specs are in there now.
    Nice! Looks good.

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    That's purrrrrdy. Beautiful renderings too, Fred. They better not come with chocolate - that'll be the dealbreaker!

    john

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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    Just when I think I am caught up on lights!

    Looks like another winner.

    Well done!

    Best,

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    Any thoughts about the price?

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    Most likely the bare Ti will be $425 and the DLC version will be $450, shipping included.
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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    Most likely the bare Ti will be $425 and the DLC version will be $450, shipping included.
    Thanks for letting me know...

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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    very nice.

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    Got a new car today.

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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    I wonder how it'd look with blue trits.

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    What size are the Trit vials cut outs.

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    Blue trits would be sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light11 View Post
    Blue trits would be sweet
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    I wonder how it'd look with blue trits.
    Not nearly as good as a hodgepodge of different colors. That's how I roll!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCK18 View Post
    What size are the Trit vials cut outs.
    They are cut out to hold the 1.55mm diameter by 5.5mm long Trit vials that B@rt sells.
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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    ...wait for it...



    ....wait for it...








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    WHAT!!




    Fingerprints!!!
















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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    WHAT!!




    Fingerprints!!!







    You're gonna ruin any chances of my selling these with a photo like that.

    Without fingerprints:

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    ...and, finally, the one that got away and now lives in a far far away green land:










    A humble to the maker of this gorgeous light. It's one of those *perfect* lights that emerge from the mastery of CPF.

    And, a humble and a HUGE to my good friend and partner in crime, jch79.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    You're gonna ruin any chances of my selling these with a photo like that.
    :lol: Not a chance. I actually dirtied my grubby paws on purpose to take that shot.

    The shot of the light in my hand is a better depiction of what it really looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    That's a PURRRRDY picture! And gives a good idea of the intricacy of the machining with this light.

    And whatcha thanking me for? I seem to recall not walking away empty-handed! Thank YOU, Señor Verde!

    I think I might have to come visit the light soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jch79 View Post
    And whatcha thanking me for? I seem to recall not walking away empty-handed! Thank YOU, Señor Verde!
    Señor Verde! sounds like a hot sauce brand - me likey. Of course everybody knows I'm HOTTT!! (My uniform's spandex does that.)

    :cough: Not looking forward to not seeing anything :cough: from you soon! :cough:


    Yeah, seems like I can take a decent pic once in a while. It's really hard, especially with polished lights like the Double Groove. I must say, I thought I liked dull-looking Ti, but after having this light, I think I much prefer the polished kind.

    Gotta remember to take pics of the all blue trits.

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    Default Re: Production Run of Double Grooved Ti Light

    Received the DLC coated bodies today, and they are beautiful, if I say so myself.



    The far left body is a bare Ti, the other two are DLC coated. It is difficult to photograph black well.



    I hope to complete building the fifty lights within a week and then I'll start a sales thread.
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    Very cool torch, I really like the look of those.

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    I also had a few Killer AAAs coated as well:



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