This thread makes me nostalgic for the "good old days" circa 2006, when I first became aware of CPF.
Nowdays we're lucky to get a runtime plot for an important Mag LED light months after it's first available in the stores. ;>
In those bygone times, whenever a new Mag LED light was released, it provoked huge interest and generated long threads full of runtime plots, lumen measurements, and beamshots.
Before long disassembly instructions, complete with detailed pics of the light's innards, would appear.
Following that there would be an analysis of the light's circuitry, complete with efficiency measurements and oscilliscope screenshots.
Eventually there would be long threads full of discussion and pics of various modifications made to the stock light.
The technical talent, creativity, and relentless determination of CPF regulars in those bygone days was nothing short of amazing.
Anyone else remember threads on the "freeze pop" technique? Now that was amazing.