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    Default WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s (1 of 2 SOLD)



    Out of the dozens of lights I own, I will miss these two the most:

    #1 – McGizmo LunaSol 20 (no epoxy on PCB contacts) - $750 (SOLD!)
    #2 – McGizmo LunaSol 20 (red epoxy on PCB contacts) - $750


    High-Rez Shots of #1 http://j.irev.net/t/cpf/LS20 %231/
    High-Rez Shots of #2 http://j.irev.net/t/cpf/LS20 %232/

    Each of these have been EDC’d from time to time but only show very minor wear from taking them in and out of my pockets (tiny hairline scratches that should easily buff out). #2 has a couple of tooling marks which are generally acceptable by McGizmo’s incredibly high standards. The clips are in perfect condition, they were never hooked onto anything wider than my pants pocket.

    These lights got used but certainly not abused. I kept them clean and lubed with Nyogel. These are my #1 EDC and they were treated as such.

    The remaining light, #2, is an early model of the LunaSol 20 and CANNOT accept rechargeable batteries. Anything above 3.0v will very likely fry the driver in this particular light. Thank you very much to brandocommando and Scottiver for digging up this information for me!

    One of these lights is from the first wave and the other is from the final wave. I honestly don’t know how to tell the difference between them. This is critical because one of these lights WILL NOT support rechargeables. I have always run both of them on primaries so I cannot tell you which is which.

    Again, I can’t tell you which of the two is the later model. You will be playing RCR-roulette. Buyer assumes all responsibility if you try a rechargeable and fry the driver. You have been warned!


    Original “proof of purchase” threads are here:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?277902
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ead.php?210596

    · Not interested in trades (got bills to pay).
    · PayPal verified buyers only.
    · Will ship international but do not ask me to lie on the customs forms.
    · Will ship USPS insured w/ adult signature required. UPS and FedEX available upon request (price difference to be paid by buyer).

    The first and second “I’ll take it!” are the winners.
    Last edited by JosephK; 01-11-2012 at 07:41 PM.

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    Good Lord-A-Mercy!!!
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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    I did a little searching and found this...



    "There was a batch of LunaSol 20's that had boost converters for the dragon and were not designed to be used with the R123 cells. These I did mark with the red polish. When the Haikus came to be I decided to paint the cathode solder point with the red nail polish to provide some isolation for it as well as mark the front end as Positive for those who relate red to positive. It's also an indicator to me when the LE is here in my shop that it is a "stock" LE that has been tested and not something I have experimented with."



    And this...



    "The red dot is only significant on the Lunasol 20, and on that light it means the light can't use RCRs. On all other lights it just means Don remembered to put nail polish on the exposed contact."



    Last edited by brandocommando; 01-09-2012 at 02:09 AM.

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    I have one of the original ones that are 3.0 volts only and the back of the board is 80% covered in dark red nail polish and that is known to be the distinguishing characteristic of this batch of lights.

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    A rare opportunity to own the coveted LS 20 at a reasonable price. These won't make it through the day.

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    PM sent.
    I'll take it.
    Last edited by jamesmtl514; 01-16-2012 at 06:05 AM.
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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    Beautiful lights, sir!
    ...and He separated the light from darkness. Check out my lights.

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    I will take number one.... PM incomming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoli67 View Post
    I will take number one.... PM incomming.
    You've got it, PM sent.

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    Please edit post #1 to comply with the following policy
    Policy #8. Edit your thread title on completion of your sale to reflect its status as "sold". Then add a post to the end of your thread indicating that the sale is closed. Do NOT remove details of the item sold, or its selling price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Please edit post #1 to comply with the following policy
    Policy #8. Edit your thread title on completion of your sale to reflect its status as "sold". Then add a post to the end of your thread indicating that the sale is closed. Do NOT remove details of the item sold, or its selling price.
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    Done. I apologize for the mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosephK View Post
    Done. I apologize for the mistake.
    Thanks - Norm

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    You know, the 3.0 volt run of these lights should be considered the more collectible of the two.
    There were only a handful of these lights made so they are rarer, and I remember at the time
    Don (McGizmo himself) stating that the drivers in these light were a much more efficient driver
    than the ones that could handle the 3.7v'ers.
    Also, how many collectors NEED to be able to use rechargeables in a light that probably won't get
    tooo much actual use anyway.
    I'm only saying this because some people may think of the 3.0v models as a less appealing light
    when it is in reality a kick a$$ McGizmo LS20.

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    Scottiver,

    I did not want the earlier (more rare) model as I plan to upgrade the internals anyway.... Either datiled or dafabricata will hopefully update everything for me.

    I cant believe that the second one is still here!
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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    I think the customs market is a bit tough lately I personally would love to get this if I had the funds not already committed to work that is already in progress.
    Last edited by exquzmwa; 01-11-2012 at 06:55 PM.

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    Hey all, I'm going to open this up to international buyers with the understanding that I will declare the full sale price on the customs forms. So if you're looking to buy from abroad and you're comfortable paying the taxes, chime in quick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoli67 View Post
    Scottiver,

    I did not want the earlier (more rare) model as I plan to upgrade the internals anyway.... Either datiled or dafabricata will hopefully update everything for me.

    I cant believe that the second one is still here!
    That seems like the perfect reason to have gotten the other light instead if you're going to upgrade it anyway.

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    I'll take it. PM sent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
    I'll take it. PM sent!
    Congratulations! Wow two McGizmos in one week. We have a new player.

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    Excellent scores, congrats to the buyers, you will absolutely love them.

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    So it looks like BOTH of these LS20's have sold. Is that the case, or did the offer by milomilo not work out for some reason?
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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s

    if the ls20 is still available i'll take it!! let me know how much with shipping to canada.
    thanks
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    I've received the light already. It's a beauty.

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    The 3V-only light would be a good candidate for the Centauri mod, which adds three brightness modes to the spotlight and also adds RCR123 compatibility. I think it's much better when paired with a C-Pak so the modes can be changed using a clicky switch, but a few people have opted to keep using the PD Pak.

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    I posted my I'll take it and never got a response
    My lightsWTB: Surefire: New/Used/Rare. Currently looking for everything Crosshairs + D2. Interesting trades available.Everybody, just send your lights directly to James - he'll end up with them anyhow, lol. -Kestrel

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s (1 of 2 SOLD)

    Was there not an edit to that post on the 16th to say "I'll take it"?
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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s (1 of 2 SOLD)

    That's too bad James. Maybe he's not a Habs fan! Looks like Stoli and Milo got the lights - congrats to them!

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: WTS - A pair of McGizmo LS20s (1 of 2 SOLD)

    Why hasn't this thread been moved to the Custom Titanium Lights B/S/T group???

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