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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    over-discharge protection is definitely in the core spec for this light.
    Im still checking if/how we can implement it and still support 1.2/1.5V.

    Current spec plan is:
    Over Discharge Protection (auto switch off or flashing, when voltage output is between 1.8V & 2.8V (this is to prevent unprotected Li-Ion from over discharge)
    I'm glad to hear that! Cutting off in that range sounds like a pretty good bet if you can make it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qtaco View Post
    I like that porsche analogy. If you can pull this off I'm in for one to.
    Thanks

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    Hi, been away for a while subscribed to this thread.

    I like AAA lights and @ 65.00 if this is produced am interested in @ least 1 light.

    Thanks and good luck

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've put up a very simple page, where you can subscribe if you want to receive an email when the Torpedo is close to completion.

    I will keep updating this thread, but in case you dont want to miss the first run, this will make it far easier for me to manage when the time comes, than looking through the posts to see who wanted to be notified.

    It just a keep me updated list, no obligations or commitments required.

    MBI Torpedo - Subscription List

    Thank you and as always feedback is most welcome.

    tgwnn

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    good idea tgwnn.

    i took a look at the new site and signed up for notices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coyote View Post
    good idea tgwnn.

    i took a look at the new site and signed up for notices.
    Thank you.
    Not much there yet...
    but gotta start somewhere.

    tgwnn

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    Subscribed to the updates now. Really want one of the first runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid87 View Post
    Subscribed to the updates now. Really want one of the first runs.
    Thanks Acid87.
    The list will help me plan demand so that on the first run I can aim to accomodate at least everybody that wants one (or two, or...)

    tgwnn
    Last edited by the_guy_with_no_name; 09-02-2011 at 01:21 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    I've put up a very simple page, where you can subscribe if you want to receive an email when the Torpedo is close to completion.
    Subscribed.

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    Had to be on the list too...
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    Ya outta make it so ya get the sonar ping sound once the page loads up. Or some memorable line from The Hunt for the Red October, Sean Connery of course.
    I seem to have misplaced my occipital lobe, and as such cannot search for it. Do you see my dilemma?

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    Signed up for updates!

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    Subscribed, and Intrested in a first run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Ya outta make it so ya get the sonar ping sound once the page loads up. Or some memorable line from The Hunt for the Red October, Sean Connery of course.
    Nice idea

    Thanks very much to everyone who has subscribed already.

    tgwnn

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    Subscribed to thread and website updates. I can't wait to see how this turns out!
    This is my signature. They're many like it but this one is mine..

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    Suscribed, i'm in for the first run when available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brembo View Post
    Ya outta make it so ya get the sonar ping sound once the page loads up. Or some memorable line from The Hunt for the Red October, Sean Connery of course.
    There's a dive watch company that does that, or did at one time. BUt check this one out: http://www.zixenwatch.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon2245 View Post
    There's a dive watch company that does that, or did at one time. BUt check this one out: http://www.zixenwatch.com/
    That is an awesome animation!

    @Diablo_331, @romteb
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: 500 Lumen - AAA Flashlight (photos)

    I suggest using aspheric lens rather than parabolic reflector
    -Thicker aspheric lens = less dist. between led and lens due to a larger diffraction index
    => More space for heatsink
    => Loss of light flux is less
    => More throw

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh333233 View Post
    I suggest using aspheric lens rather than parabolic reflector
    -Thicker aspheric lens = less dist. between led and lens due to a larger diffraction index
    => More space for heatsink
    => Loss of light flux is less
    => More throw
    I have read that with an Aspheric lens, up to 50% of overall output can be lost depending on the diameter of the Aspheric lens.

    You may be confusing an Aspheric lens with a TIR optic.
    They are not the same thing.
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    Yep, the xml throws the light in a ~130 degree angle. Put a tiny asperic in front of it, and you will loose lots of lumens. Prob more than 50% in this small scale.

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    Keep it simple. Don't try and make it a dedicated thrower then it's more desirable to all types of folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid87 View Post
    Keep it simple. Don't try and make it a dedicated thrower then it's more desirable to all types of folk.
    I agree, this is a keychain light...I would prefer a basic LOP type reflector.

    Looking forward to picking up two of these!

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    I'm really intrigued by this concept light, I've subscribe to mailing list and if the price remains ~$65 or under, I'll commit to one.

    I guess the main barrier to overcome would be the heat generated. Any idea on what the dimensions for this light? Is it going to be a lot larger than AAA lights? I'm also a bit concerned about the reliability of 'loosen to turn' on lights, especially if you going to have 4 modes. I hope you do significant R&D to perfect the UI.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_guy_with_no_name View Post
    I like what you've done with that itp! Is it difficult to operate one-handed, with such a small body segment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh333233 View Post
    I suggest using aspheric lens rather than parabolic reflector
    -Thicker aspheric lens = less dist. between led and lens due to a larger diffraction index
    => More space for heatsink
    => Loss of light flux is less
    => More throw
    Thanks for the suggestion.

    As mentioned by easilyled & jorn
    an aspheric is probably not the best fit for the XM-L in this small a package,
    though I realize we all have our own individual preferences.

    In this small a package, an emitter like the XP-G/E may be the better choice with an aspheric,
    but for now, as it seems most people prefer flood to throw at this size,
    I will go with a reflector in version 1, unless by some miracle,
    the perfect TIR lens shows up in the next few weeks.

    tgwnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid87 View Post
    Keep it simple. Don't try and make it a dedicated thrower then it's more desirable to all types of folk.
    Agreed. A great general purpose light at this size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS_280 View Post
    I agree, this is a keychain light...I would prefer a basic LOP type reflector.

    Looking forward to picking up two of these!
    Thank you!

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    Subscribed! Now let the fun begin

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazna View Post
    I'm really intrigued by this concept light, I've subscribe to mailing list and if the price remains ~$65 or under, I'll commit to one.

    I guess the main barrier to overcome would be the heat generated. Any idea on what the dimensions for this light? Is it going to be a lot larger than AAA lights? I'm also a bit concerned about the reliability of 'loosen to turn' on lights, especially if you going to have 4 modes. I hope you do significant R&D to perfect the UI.

    I like what you've done with that itp! Is it difficult to operate one-handed, with such a small body segment?
    Thanks for the feedback.

    For everyone's convenience, I had added target dimensions to the first post recently...
    with AAA Body = 65mm Long, 14mm diameter
    with 10280 Body = 47.5mm Long, 14mm diameter

    I may add some more info to that first post as things progress and if warranted.

    >concerned about the reliability of 'loosen to turn' on lights
    there are a few possible ways to do it with the modes.
    both reliability and ease of use are of high importance and I will update more on the details when available.

    >I like what you've done with that itp!
    Thanks
    Usually if I hold it in the syringe grip, I can get momentary with just one hand, by pushing firmly on the tail end.
    twisting is usually a 2 handed affair as there is not very much to hold on to, but for the size (or lack of) it stays fairly un-noticeable on my keychain.

    tgwnn

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