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    I would like Don to produce a small Ti right angle headed light similar to a Streamlight Survivor. You could clip it to your pocket for hands free use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Since we're wishing: 1 cell Ti light, twisty UI, infinitely variable from 0.001 to 1000 lms, I wanna run it on Eneloops, and I'd like to keep it <$300. Think crazy amped up AA Titan....
    Hey, we can dream, right?
    Well, the Peak Mach 3 was maybe not too far off ? (although it is no McGizmo....)

    1 cell - check,
    titanium - check,
    twisty - check,
    infinitely variable - (if you add a QTC) check,
    0.001 to 1000 lumen - sorry, due to limitations of reality (though 0.001 to 1850 candlepower, on a 14500, check),
    AA Eneloopable - check (or lithium primary, or 14500, etc),
    less than $300 - check ($129.95 on release),

    currently in production - hmmm, I don't think so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Since we're wishing: 1 cell Ti light, twisty UI, infinitely variable from 0.001 to 1000 lms, I wanna run it on Eneloops, and I'd like to keep it <$300. Think crazy amped up AA Titan....
    That's wonderful !
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    Quote Originally Posted by octaf View Post
    How about 1xAA McClicky pack + (0.9 ~ 4.2 V) LE that can be fit in mule/haiku/sundrop/or else...
    Another thought on 1 xAA McClicky pak.
    How about 1 x 17500 pak that can also be used as 1 X AA pak with inner plastic sleeve or else, upto user's choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgators98 View Post
    I just missed (not really because I did not have any money anyway) another LS20 on the market place. I would love to see a new take on the LS20, if it came with an AA McClicky then I think everybody would be happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgators98 View Post
    I just missed (not really because I did not have any money anyway) another LS20 on the market place. I would love to see a new take on the LS20, if it came with an AA McClicky then I think everybody would be happy.
    I'd be up for that too. 0.9-4.2V drivers would be great.
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    I was thinking about this thread this morning. With start of 2012 maybe we will see a new model.

    Specific details aside, I think that there is a little bit of a gap in the line up. I would like to see a light that bridges the gap between the Sapphire and the Haiku. Brighter than the Sapphire with maybe two speeds but smaller than the Haiku. The light would need to include great runtimes, high CRI floody beam, and the ability to tail stand. That light would make me a very happy camper.

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    Aside from the "smaller than a Haiku" requirement, basically you just asked for a Haiku Hi-CRI, which already exists.

    That being said, I would find it hard to object to newer drivers that can support running on a single AA, a 1xAA battery tube, and a titanium Aleph 2 head. There isn't any reason an updated A2 head couldn't be designed to use dual O-rings to hold the reflector and lense, similar to the design of the LS20 head.
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    I would still like to see a higher power McGizmo light (2A+) powering an XML maybe with a 45mm reflector.
    The Makai 6v XM-L (38mm reflector) is the nearest thing to that, but its power levels are very conservative for the XM-L. I'd like to see the XM-L pushed harder in a bombproof brute-of-a-light like the original HD45. A McGizmo Ti S&R light.
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    a sundrop headlamp would be pretty awesome...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Aside from the "smaller than a Haiku" requirement, basically you just asked for a Haiku Hi-CRI, which already exists.
    Well the smaller than part was my number one criteria. I am looking for a dress paints or summer shorts type EDC light. The Haiku works but is just a little too big. The Sapphire works too but just not bright enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgators98 View Post
    Well the smaller than part was my number one criteria. I am looking for a dress paints or summer shorts type EDC light. The Haiku works but is just a little too big. The Sapphire works too but just not bright enough
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    a AA Size Sapphire with a bit more ooomph would be great.

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    Odd. I have no problem carrying the Haiku in dress pants. An AA-sized light would only be 2mm narrower but 16mm (>1/2in.) longer as well. It wouldn't really be smaller in any meaningful way. I would appreciate the flexibility of being able to run a Haiku on an AA battery, but the narrower diameter alone seems to me to be too insignificant to matter.

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    I am fine with the CR123 format. I was thinking something along the lines of a 4Sevens Quark Mini123 in size.

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    I will backtrack, 123 but would have to be a twisty to reduce the length. I would be happy with one level of light too.

    I have a couple paid of dress pants where the Haiku sits a bit odd. It's the old "is that a flashlight in your pants?"

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    How about a triple nichia 119 torch that would be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    There isn't any reason an updated A2 head couldn't be designed to use dual O-rings to hold the reflector and lense, similar to the design of the LS20 head.
    It would be great to see an updated version of the LS20.

    It would also be nice to see a three speed using a McR27 reflector. We have the smaller McR17 reflector (Haiku) and larger 38mm reflector (Makai) but nothing in between.

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    Default Re: What's new on the McGizmo horizon?

    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgators98 View Post
    Well the smaller than part was my number one criteria. I am looking for a dress paints or summer shorts type EDC light. The Haiku works but is just a little too big. The Sapphire works too but just not bright enough
    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgators98 View Post
    I am fine with the CR123 format. I was thinking something along the lines of a 4Sevens Quark Mini123 in size.
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    I will backtrack, 123 but would have to be a twisty to reduce the length. I would be happy with one level of light too.

    I have a couple paid of dress pants where the Haiku sits a bit odd. It's the old "is that a flashlight in your pants?"
    I am on the same page with you guys. My Haiku/Mule/HDS which are my main EDC lights get dumped for an Aeon/Ion/BitZ type light when I am in dress pants. Tiny 123 twisties: you can NEVER have enough of that form factor. Something the size of the BitZ would be great. That is a perfect example of a minimalist 123 light with exceptional build quality. Build a lovely tiny Ti light with two or three modes and you have something I am definitely interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter21 View Post
    How about a triple nichia 119 torch that would be awesome.
    I agree this would be nice. Dunno how hard it would be to build, but definitely nice.

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    Return of Aluminum McGizmo lights!

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    A haiku sized light with tiple high CRI nichia ..... That would be great !
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    I'd love a 17500 Ti pak, would complete my Haiku perfectly for a pocket friendly EDC with more runtime than the current offer.

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    Here's what I get from the various requests I see in the McGizmo forum: lots of people appreciate the utility and modularity of the Aleph-compatible Gizmos, but lots of people (with significant overlap with the first group) also appreciate the unique designs and capabilities of the less-modular Gizmos. I think Don has a great Aleph trifecta between the Makai, Haiku, and Mule, and to the extent that those represent the majority of his product lineup they do so quite well. However, it would be nice if he occasionally released "waves" of fancier lights that are produced one model at a time and in limited quantity, like the PD/LS lights used to be. Those lights had sort of a Lamborghini quality to them, in that everyone knew there was only ~100 of them produced every year, and when they were gone there was no second chance to get one. I don't see any reason why the two business models couldn't coexist quite nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Launch Mini View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgators98
    Well the smaller than part was my number one criteria. I am looking for a dress paints or summer shorts type EDC light. The Haiku works but is just a little too big. The Sapphire works too but just not bright enough
    x2

    a AA Size Sapphire with a bit more ooomph would be great.
    & flat tailcap. Tailstanding is another advantage of the haiku. Otherwise that does sound great, I'd splurge on an AA sapphire if it were still one (mediumish) mode.

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    Return of Aluminum McGizmo lights!

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    Maybe one day we will see the "Eclipse" light mentioned in the past.
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    How about honorable mention for the new 3S converter he is using in all of his lights?
    This is significant to me because i use primaries exclusively.


    Oh, and this: Return of Aluminum McGizmo PD lights!
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    Since this thread seems to be a wishlist of what we'd like to see, I'll add my post to the bunch.

    1) I'd like to see a headlight. Perhaps a 2xCR123 base with the option of interchangeable e-series heads. I understand that the headlight segment of the market can be tough. A very specific niche, with typically plastic housings (reduced cost/weight for a large run), means that this dream will likely remain a dream. As someone who runs regularly with a headlight, I often think of a titanium unit that won't be affected by sweat or weather.

    2) Because #1 is likely a pipe dream, how about we see the Right Angle light come to production. http://dmcleish.com/CPF/RA/index.html With the latest titanium components, maybe I can figure out a way to strap it to my head.

    3) How about a AA based light ? I understand the battery isn't the most efficient, but I'll take availability over efficiency for this one. My sapphire GS is my most used light by far and I love the simplicity. Even it is just a larger sapphire GS, driven a little harder for some more output, I would be happy. I understand that it would require a new driver, and all of the other parts, with significant competition in the AA based lights, I would think this is about as likely as a titanium McGizmo headlight.

    Whatever is on the horizon, I look forward to the future, knowing that it will be as bright as the past. Keep up the great work Don !
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    I'd be in for the angle light.

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