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    Default Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    So there are a few stainless threads and brass threads and titanium threads out there, but I don't see any threads focusing on aluminum lights. No doubt that's because the vast majority of lights worth paying for are made of aluminum, so it's not really all that special. But design counts for a lot, so let's see the aluminum lights you bought because you thought they looked cool, as opposed to because they were cheap and bright.
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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    Here are some of mine:

    PhotonFanatic Tasklight Two, nickel-plated:




    The McGizmonster, bead-blasted/nickel-plated/anodized:




    McGizmo Aleph Mule, nickel-plated:


    Peak McKinley, anodized: (yes, believe it or not I bought this because I thought it was pretty )




    Arc6 and Nitecore EX10, anodized: (admittedly I also like the functionality, but they're still pretty to me)
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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    I've got a raw aluminum Peak single red led. I have no real use for it, I just think it's pretty. And I know it must be at least somewhat attractive because when I mentioned selling it my fiance vetoed that idea post haste.

    I'll polish it up and take pics either today or tomorrow. Good idea fyrstormer!

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    Wow, your fiancee told you NOT to sell your useless toy? You'd better already have a ring on that one -- and a barcode, and a GPS, and and and and...

    (btw...fiance is male, fiancee is female. I'm not judging though. )

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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Wow, your fiancee told you NOT to sell your useless toy? You'd better already have a ring on that one -- and a barcode, and a GPS, and and and and...

    (btw...fiance is male, fiancee is female. I'm not judging though. )
    Really! Well my fianceeee (extra e's for emphasis) is pretty awesome. No GPS chip yet. Though I could maybe sneak one in the E01 she has on her keys.

    Her: "What are you doing with my flashlight?"
    Me: "Oh nothing dear, just um er... trying to figure out how it works *solder solder* hehe

    I didn't realize we could list any alum lights. I'll take some new pics of my swissbianco Nitecores too.

    EDIT: That McGizmonster is sick! Can I have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninemm View Post
    Really! Well my fianceeee (extra e's for emphasis) is pretty awesome. No GPS chip yet. Though I could maybe sneak one in the E01 she has on her keys.

    Her: "What are you doing with my flashlight?"
    Me: "Oh nothing dear, just um er... trying to figure out how it works *solder solder* hehe

    I didn't realize we could list any alum lights. I'll take some new pics of my swissbianco Nitecores too.

    EDIT: That McGizmonster is sick! Can I have it?
    Hey, as long as you think they're pretty, it's all good. I'm just trying to draw a distinction between the lights people have because they look cool, vs. the lights that double as chipper-shredder "repair" tools because they don't care how they look, that's all. Though maybe a "show us your most abused lights" thread would get a few hits too.

    (I might've been stretching a little because most of my lights are Ti...)

    Just tell her, "oh, um, I dropped your keys and the circuit board came loose. I'm reattaching it." [flash that winning smile]

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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    I've posted this photo in other threads, but I can't seem to post it enough. Here are two of my favorite aluminum lights!



    Mac's EDC Alum in Violet
    Drako AlTIN

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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    I might be alone in this but I think the Solarforce L2 in gunmetal grey is a rather pretty Aluminium light, with or without the strike bezel.

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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperTrouper View Post
    I might be alone in this but I think the Solarforce L2 in gunmetal grey is a rather pretty Aluminium light, with or without the strike bezel.
    While it probably doesn't fit in with what the OP had in mind, the Solarforce L2 gunmetal is a gorgeous colour.

    It's so nice, my wife took it and put it in her purse

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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    Had fun finding these lights and getting the trits in. Now they're going to a new home where they'll be more appreciated.

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    Hey, it's pretty !I like its color

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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    A few of my "pretty" Al. lights.

    Original McGizmo Splash-Ano Aleph-1



    Bare Al. Aleph-3 (Custom Ganp body, Icarus Tri-Cree mod)



    Bare Al. Original Orb Raw (modded with SSC-P4)

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    Another Orb...


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    Here is an older shot that I took of a Maxlite II that was polished up by me.
    Always liked this pic, pretty light and the reflections look cool.
    What are you people......on DOPE!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxlunatic View Post
    Here is an older shot that I took of a Maxlite II that was polished up by me.
    Always liked this pic, pretty light and the reflections look cool.
    Wow, that IS nice. Looks like the One Flashlight to Rule Them All.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luxlunatic View Post

    I think you have the emitter installed backwards in there, all the light is coming out the cracks in the body!
    Light is sweet and pleasing to the eyes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Rose View Post
    While it probably doesn't fit in with what the OP had in mind, the Solarforce L2 gunmetal is a gorgeous colour.

    It's so nice, my wife took it and put it in her purse
    It's all good; if it's aluminum and you bought it because you liked the way it looked, post it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Bare Al. Original Orb Raw (modded with SSC-P4)

    A CR2 Raw sure would be cool to have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    A CR2 Raw sure would be cool to have...
    Yes, the originals used RCR2s rather than 14250 li-ions. The designs were very minimalist and had no logos.
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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    IMHO, the prettiest aluminum lights to date are the Mirage_Man Camo lights:


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    Wow, I'm not a big fan of camo, but that's a great-looking matched set!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    IMHO, the prettiest aluminum lights to date are the Mirage_Man Camo lights:

    I hate you...simply the best came jobs ever.
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    Oldies but goodies...

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    Not as pretty as the ones above, but it put a smile on face after I finished polishing it. I kind of miss it....



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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    I still love the old McGizmo stuff:

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    That's a cool lego set you got there, Dog Chaser.

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    Thanks Firestormer. It's a sweet set. Each of the 27mm heads have different LED's; LuxIII, LuxV and a Seoul P4. Mix and match. Good stuff.
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    Default Re: Let's see your PRETTY aluminum lights!

    How about a little TnC goodness...




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    Those look awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    How about a little TnC goodness...

    DROOL!

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