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    Thanks guys. I have made my decision and ordered a Haiku XM-L and Mule high CRI. I already felt broke.
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    You'll never need to replace them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    You'll never need to replace them.
    I hope so. I am not quite sure if I will like the UI. Admittedly I am merely drawn to the looks of it.
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    It's just about the most transparent UI I've ever seen. You'll barely even notice it once you use it a couple times.

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    Andy, as an HDS junkie used to programming modes, it is a change. But I don't think it is a bad change. In fact, the KISS mentality behind these lights has really grown on me and I think you will appreciate it too.

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    Thanks Nick. I really appreciate you taking the time to answer all my questions in our PM which has helped me greatly in my decision making on what emitters I should have in the lights. I just can't wait to see the Mule in action. It is such a beauty in itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjandyho View Post
    I hope so. I am not quite sure if I will like the UI. Admittedly I am merely drawn to the looks of it.
    Just give it a chance. I sold my first Haiku - I was transitioning from the PD style lights. I caved when Don offered it in Bead Blast and it's a fantastic light. I've got the original XR-E, while I'm a warm to neutral kind of guy this light still gets alot of use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nfetterly View Post
    Just give it a chance. I sold my first Haiku - I was transitioning from the PD style lights. I caved when Don offered it in Bead Blast and it's a fantastic light. I've got the original XR-E, while I'm a warm to neutral kind of guy this light still gets alot of use.
    I will take time to put them to good use before coming to my own conclusion but is there a reason why Don discontinued the PD lights? I thought it is quite a nice UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjandyho View Post
    is there a reason why Don discontinued the PD lights? I thought it is quite a nice UI.
    We may be getting a bit OT here, but the reason Don dicontinued the PD is due to the newer bright emitters. With the PD, there is a resistored low and a high, 2 levels. Don has said that with the newer bright emitters, a third "mid" level is beneficial. The 3 speed is the way to go for the third level via a clicky switch. I remember him posting that somewhere, I dont remember...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    We may be getting a bit OT here, but the reason Don dicontinued the PD is due to the newer bright emitters. With the PD, there is a resistored low and a high, 2 levels. Don has said that with the newer bright emitters, a third "mid" level is beneficial. The 3 speed is the way to go for the third level via a clicky switch. I remember him posting that somewhere, I dont remember...
    Thanks for the response. I also apologize for the OT.
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    Since this thread is about the high CRI Haiku and pjandyho has just jumped in...I have to say that my high CRI Haiku has 'stuck with me' longer than any other light that I've owned.....and I am as fickle as they come. Of course, my appreciation of the Haiku in general has been expressed in this forum many a time, but as others have said, the absence of tint throughout the beam is so enjoyable to 'look' at - and my High CRI mule is the best photography lighting tool I've ever owned.

    Good stuff....

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    Quote Originally Posted by run4jc View Post
    Since this thread is about the high CRI Haiku and pjandyho has just jumped in...I have to say that my high CRI Haiku has 'stuck with me' longer than any other light that I've owned.....and I am as fickle as they come. Of course, my appreciation of the Haiku in general has been expressed in this forum many a time, but as others have said, the absence of tint throughout the beam is so enjoyable to 'look' at - and my High CRI mule is the best photography lighting tool I've ever owned.

    Good stuff....
    Do you own one of the peak Eigers from Oveready with the same emitter? If so, how do they compare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Do you own one of the peak Eigers from Oveready with the same emitter? If so, how do they compare?
    I have them both. The McGizmo is appears to be a more neutral tint with a more of a hot spot and throw. The Peak is warmer and more flood. I have only used a enloop with the Peak. Not sure how it would look with a 10180.
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    I've used the Eiger with a 17500 and 10180 - with all due respect to the high cri Eiger (I do love it, after all), the Haiku has a virtual absence of tint where to me, the Eiger has a bit of a warmish yellow tint. I've carried the high cri haiku almost exclusively since I got it, but I do have the Eiger on my keychain with the 10180 body.


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    I have a Mule with the 119 Nichia and it is a fantastic LED. I haven't experienced the beam through a reflector but can imagine how good it is, the tint is consistent from centre to spill in the mule.

    It is important to note that Don has selected a specific bin of the 119 for his CRI offerings, which are right at the top CCT for this LED. The 119's in McGizmos are of a higher CCT than are commercially available to other manufacturers; above 4000K. Not to take anything away from the Eiger, or other available drop-ins using the Nichia 119's but they are not the same. Commercially available 119's are normally in the 3000-3500K - same CRI rating but very different CCT.

    pjandyho - having followed many of your threads and replies (with interest) over the years and knowing you are an accomplished photographer, I do not hesitate in saying that you are the target market for Don's CRI lights. There is simply nothing else available, custom or otherwise that come close. What Don does with LED's and reflectors is beyond comparison - the hosts are beautiful, functional works of art that are timeless, classic designs but each light has a specific purpose; each light is a tool for a particular job. For connoisseurs of light, who understand, appreciate and benefit from artificial light source LED's and can use them to enhance their lives, this is it.

    Apologies for what probably sounds like pretentious hyperbole, it is certainly not meant that way. Regarding the UI, you can make it work for your purposes, I am sure of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass View Post
    I have a Mule with the 119 Nichia and it is a fantastic LED. I haven't experienced the beam through a reflector but can imagine how good it is, the tint is consistent from centre to spill in the mule.

    It is important to note that Don has selected a specific bin of the 119 for his CRI offerings, which are right at the top CCT for this LED. The 119's in McGizmos are of a higher CCT than are commercially available to other manufacturers; above 4000K. Not to take anything away from the Eiger, or other available drop-ins using the Nichia 119's but they are not the same. Commercially available 119's are normally in the 3000-3500K - same CRI rating but very different CCT.

    pjandyho - having followed many of your threads and replies (with interest) over the years and knowing you are an accomplished photographer, I do not hesitate in saying that you are the target market for Don's CRI lights. There is simply nothing else available, custom or otherwise that come close. What Don does with LED's and reflectors is beyond comparison - the hosts are beautiful, functional works of art that are timeless, classic designs but each light has a specific purpose; each light is a tool for a particular job. For connoisseurs of light, who understand, appreciate and benefit from artificial light source LED's and can use them to enhance their lives, this is it.

    Apologies for what probably sounds like pretentious hyperbole, it is certainly not meant that way. Regarding the UI, you can make it work for your purposes, I am sure of it.
    +1. Very well stated Bass!! I agree with every thing you said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass View Post
    Apologies for what probably sounds like pretentious hyperbole, it is certainly not meant that way. Regarding the UI, you can make it work for your purposes, I am sure of it.
    No apologies needed on that. I understand what you have said and I tend to agree, or I would not have spent $900+ on Don's lights. I guess as time passes I tend to want quality much more than quantity when it comes to my purchases. Well in the first place I have always believed in quality and that's why I always ended up buying Surefire lights from whence I started my flashlight hobby. My very first light is a Surefire M2 in late 2002 and it is still working great today!
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    Thanks pjandyho. Please let us know how you get on when your lights arrive.

    I'm envious, there is no better feeling than waiting for a McGizmo to arrive from the other side of the world and you have two incoming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bass View Post
    Thanks pjandyho. Please let us know how you get on when your lights arrive.

    I'm envious, there is no better feeling than waiting for a McGizmo to arrive from the other side of the world and you have two incoming
    Yep.. It happened to me three times and the feeling is just WONDERFULL
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    Well I swapped my warm XPG into the mule and the high CRI into the haiku head but ended up with a black ring at the edge of the haiku beam with the high CRI LED in so I swapped them back.... probably better to just buy one from Don that is setup properly.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoli67 View Post
    Well I swapped my warm XPG into the mule and the high CRI into the haiku head but ended up with a black ring at the edge of the haiku beam with the high CRI LED in so I swapped them back.... probably better to just buy one from Don that is setup properly.....
    Even the one that comes from Don has the darker ring on the edge of the beam. Doesn't affect me but thought that you should know. If I am not wrong, the XM-L Haiku is the only one that Don actually modified the reflector to make it work. XP-G and high CRI are still using the same reflector. Somebody correct me if I am wrong since I am still a newbie when it comes to McGizmo lights.
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    XP-G and Nichia 119 use the same reflector and the XM-L and XR-E use the same reflector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    XP-G and Nichia 119 use the same reflector and the XM-L and XR-E use the same reflector.
    Ah yes. The XR-E Haiku. I forgot about that. Thanks for clearing that up Nick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoli67 View Post
    Well I swapped my warm XPG into the mule and the high CRI into the haiku head but ended up with a black ring at the edge of the haiku beam with the high CRI LED in so I swapped them back.... probably better to just buy one from Don that is setup properly.....
    There is an artifact of a dark ring in the outer perimeter of the spill portion of the beam.
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    damn this sucks my haiku was lost in the mail.

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    How do you know that it is lost for sure?

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    nevermind the mail man just came back and dropped it off

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