Mako "60" Flood on left --- standard Mako on right
Last edited by coyote; 01-08-2012 at 09:51 AM.
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PP sent for a reservation. Thank you.
This is exciting. Took me 15 seconds to decide I'm in. Paypal sent.
I'm in for one. Paypal funds sent.
Count me in.
Paypal sent for both. This is cool, I was thinking I'd like to grab an extra Aeon, while they can still be had.
The best weapon in the world is a flashlight. . . . Why? . . . So you can look deep into the other guy's eyes.
my pp is in to reserve a spot
A few questions:
- Would there be an estimate of the color temperature for this 5mm LED?
- IIRC, nbp had guessed outputs of ~1 lumen and ~5 lumens based on the drive levels, would this be about right?
- In coyote's thread, Enrique posted that there was a chance of a different emitter for a small subset of the production run, will this still be the case or will all 75 have the standard emitter?
- Is there any chance of custom finishes like what were done with a small number of the original Mako's?
Last edited by Kestrel; 01-09-2012 at 10:32 AM. Reason: Removed wishful color temp
I want one if it is somewhere in the ballpark of 5000K. If it is I will place my reservations immediately.
Kestrel: The original Mako Flood was probably around 9000K. I have the LEDs on order and will do a few minor tests and post some side-by-side comparisons of beams and colors next week.
I don't know what the total light output would be in lumens; the parts are rated in millicandela, which is a fairly ambiguous rating that decreases as the viewing angle of the LED increases. The LED is driven at 20mA and 6mA, and the efficiency curves for it are non-linear - at 20mA you get the full 8600mcd output, and at 6mA you'd be seeing about 1/3rd of that. This is further complicated by a non-linear response to light of the human eye, so the perceived brightness change is fairly small (though the savings in battery life are quite good).
I typically tend to play around with a small handful of lights, be it LEDs or finishes, after a run is completed, but I am not taking reservations on anything in particular for that - those tend to be one-offs (much like the original five flood Makos were) - It wasn't my intention by mentioning that to add fuel to any uncertainty. . This run is for Flood Makos.
Half of the run is currently claimed.
Last edited by Endeavour; 01-09-2012 at 08:55 AM.
good info. thnx enrique.
Payment sent. Thanks!
Already sent the Paypal, but just for the record, I'm in too!
Ok, I couldn't hold it anymore. Reservation placed for one.
Reservation placed. Oh yes!
This post made me sign up to CPF after lurking a few days. Can't wait to get the Mako flood!
Thanks for the welcome.
After ready a few days searching and redign the forums, I have come to the conclusion that a good reliable EDC is something small that you shouldntt worry about. As a gear junkie, I love the latest and greatest, but reading about possible hazards of lithium ion rcr123 and 18650 has me worried. The Mako sort of fits the bill as a "cool" everyday EDC.
Hi EnriqueReally sorry forgot to change subject line and put in message...The $50 i sent as gift is for a mako reservation.Cheers - Glenn
Glad to see you're making another batch of flashlights Enrique!