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    Default The best flashlight ever?

    Seems like a pretty bold claim. Thoughts?

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ver?ref=search
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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    Ingenious!!

    "Now they will know why they are afraid of the dark. Now they learn why they fear the night."-Thulsa Doom PAYPAL FEE CALCULATOR; list of lights.

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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    Well, that's...something. I should show him the pipe-lights CPF has made.
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    Not quite sure about the claim, but I like the sustainability of it as long as he's using steel parts that would otherwise be thrown away.

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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    I wonder if that adapter will fit on my HDS so it can have a spot beam too.
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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    If i dropped this, i would never find this thing in the woods.

    Edit: Is it just me, or is the switch off center?
    Last edited by ~Deicide~; 03-02-2012 at 02:40 AM.

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    OH wow. That is like an Onion ad. Seriously?

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    To turn it on, you either twist the back, like that, to stay on, or push the button (for momentary).


    I've reported this blatant case of infringement to SureFIre's Legal Dept.

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    This affirms my assertion that most people who post video blogs on the internet are stupid attention whores. If it's serious, it's stupid, and if it's supposed to be amusing, it's still stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leon2245 View Post


    I've reported this blatant case of infringement to SureFIre's Legal Dept.

    I think he said Streamlight....

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    Did I read correctly it takes AAAA batteries? Why not use more common AAA?

    I think it would be nicer if the light attached to the round thing making a candle mode, now it attaches LED end down LOL.

    Ive seen hobbyists on this and other forums make great lights out of copper tube and things like that, which look a bit nicer than this wooden light.

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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by KeyGrip View Post
    Seems like a pretty bold claim. Thoughts?
    NOT the best flashlight ever.
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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    Makes me think of AardvarkSagus' review of fire on a stick. Clearly he's copying his design.

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    omg....

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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    I like the mushroom cloud shape better:
    http://www.japantrendshop.com/eneloo...nyo-p-579.html

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    Best flashlight ever! It makes my collection look like..... Surefires! lol

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    Hello everybody - let me begin by saying I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into with this little flashlight design of mine.

    To answer the immediate questions and remarks above: no, this is probably not literally the best flashlight ever. I tend to use such colloquial terms with many of my designs just to invoke a bit of humor and, in this case, controversy as well. You see, I make lamps. Google Luke Lamp Co. and you'll see some of the stuff I've made. I never meant this design to appeal to the hardcore flashlight folks - as the thread above clearly indicates I wouldn't have a chance anyways, you guys are some harsh critics ; )

    Anyhow I like simply making things that look sweet, work well, and serve some unique purposes. With this light, as mentioned on my Kickstarter page, I started with a rugged and simple Streamlight LED light, then worked a handmade wood and steel shaft around it to give it a cool look, substantial feel, and some neat add ons with the threaded tip. I've got some lamp stand designs in the works which will allow the light the thread into the base and make a little bedside lamp, etc. so that'll be cool too.

    To the point above about reporting me to someone's legal department I reiterate what I said above: I had no friggin clue what I was getting myself into with this. However, it is all legally ok. It's considered a "value-added" design or something like that. Plus SureFire (not Streamlight) contacted me six days after I posted my project and we're currently in talks about cobranding a design so that's one neat thing at least : )

    I'll stop rambling now but I figured I may as well chime in on this discussion. I work at a psychiatric hospital so I've gotten a pretty tough skin - however I ask that we keep things to helpful feedback instead of hatin' on my humble little design that certainly doesn't claim to be anything it is not.

    I shall now hold my breath and await whatever is about to come my way : )



    Yours truly,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lukelampco View Post
    Hello everybody - let me begin by saying I honestly had no idea what I was getting myself into with this little flashlight design of mine.

    To answer the immediate questions and remarks above: no, this is probably not literally the best flashlight ever. I tend to use such colloquial terms with many of my designs just to invoke a bit of humor and, in this case, controversy as well. You see, I make lamps. Google Luke Lamp Co. and you'll see some of the stuff I've made. I never meant this design to appeal to the hardcore flashlight folks - as the thread above clearly indicates I wouldn't have a chance anyways, you guys are some harsh critics ; )

    Anyhow I like simply making things that look sweet, work well, and serve some unique purposes. With this light, as mentioned on my Kickstarter page, I started with a rugged and simple Streamlight LED light, then worked a handmade wood and steel shaft around it to give it a cool look, substantial feel, and some neat add ons with the threaded tip. I've got some lamp stand designs in the works which will allow the light the thread into the base and make a little bedside lamp, etc. so that'll be cool too.

    To the point above about reporting me to someone's legal department I reiterate what I said above: I had no friggin clue what I was getting myself into with this. However, it is all legally ok. It's considered a "value-added" design or something like that. Plus SureFire (not Streamlight) contacted me six days after I posted my project and we're currently in talks about cobranding a design so that's one neat thing at least : )

    I'll stop rambling now but I figured I may as well chime in on this discussion. I work at a psychiatric hospital so I've gotten a pretty tough skin - however I ask that we keep things to helpful feedback instead of hatin' on my humble little design that certainly doesn't claim to be anything it is not.

    I shall now hold my breath and await whatever is about to come my way : )



    Yours truly,

    Luke


    Welcome to CPF, & congrats on your SF collaboration (report: redacted).

    Okay you heard him guys, only positive & helpful replies from here on out- no hatin'!

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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    I think that the use of AAAA cells puts some harsh limits on what you can do. Rechargeable AAAAs are hard to come by, and they aren't much smaller than AAAs or a smaller Li-Ion cell. Smaller alkies = lower current limit and capacity, and that's just a pain. Of course, in a wooden body there are heat limits, and I don't know what your thermal path looks like. I wonder if you could lower your personal cost to manufacture using some of the 'built in a pipe' LED technology described in the homebuilt forum here (Rather than a streamlight module)?
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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    Yes... why AAAA's? Even I don't know where I could find some...

    I kinda like how it looks like a wooden candle when screwed in the base (although I would be afraid to scratch my table or night stand with the base itself) , but it would be a lot better if the switch was actually lit... kinda like a real candle
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    I'm guessing it might float. That's one good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sojah View Post
    Not quite sure about the claim, but I like the sustainability of it as long as he's using steel parts that would otherwise be thrown away.
    He bought a fully-assembled flashlight that required industrial equipment (and probably fossil fuels) to manufacture, then put it inside a stick. It would be more sustainable to leave the flashlight as-is and use the sticks to mulch a garden. There's nothing wrong with innovation, but let's not start attaching buzzwords just yet.
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    ...and you can put your weed in there!

    I think he's either doing a psychology or marketing experiment through kickstarter, or is sorely lacking in feedback -not just on this project.
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    Yeah...when he started trying to sell me iron pipe as a handy way to screw the light in a base...he lost me.

    This is a hoax or inside joke...or a very sad day in the history of American progress.

    The above analysis regarding mulch is smack on point.

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    Wow, now I've got wood...

    Oh, and about the link to that Sanyo lamp in post 15: It says there's an accelerometer inside to let the light switch between lamp mode and flashlight mode -- neat. However, it also states that it goes into flashlight mode if the lamp is turned 90 degrees or more... I guess you can only look at ceilings and walls in flashlight mode, nothing on the floor.

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    Default Re: The best flashlight ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by eh4 View Post
    ...and you can put your weed in there!

    I think he's either doing a psychology or marketing experiment through kickstarter, or is sorely lacking in feedback -not just on this project.
    That actually sounds pretty plausible. It does look like a college project for determining if people will pay more for a product plus useless gimmicks than they would pay for the product alone. I, being someone who buys a medium-size combo meal instead of a large even though the large is only a few cents more, am an outlier in his market demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    That actually sounds pretty plausible. It does look like a college project for determining if people will pay more for a product plus useless gimmicks than they would pay for the product alone. I, being someone who buys a medium-size combo meal instead of a large even though the large is only a few cents more, am an outlier in his market demographic.
    Paying for more than you'll use is only waste, in my book.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigshipp View Post
    I'm guessing it might float. That's one good thing.
    No, floating the streamlight module alone would take a decent chunk of 2x4. Then the pipe bits, and batteries...
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    Yeah, taking a flashlight and sticking it into a stick is not that innovative in of itself, unless you want brownie points for being the first to want to.

    I mean, why not just take a Surefire, etc...and stab it into the wall, presto A WALL LIGHT! Add the pressure switch to the outside of the wall, and you now have a wall light with a wall switch.

    Want a ceiling light? - Stab it into the ceiling.

    And so forth.






    Someone here put a light in the crotch of a tree many years ago, and visited it taking pictures as the tree grew over the light...so, over time, you'd have a light in a tree naturally...not inserted into a drilled hole, etc.

    THAT would be a more interesting lamp to me at least, but I would think the production times would make backorders a nightmare.

    I wonder if BAMBOO grows around stuff the way trees do?



    Bamboo is already hollow, pretty strong, grows fast...maybe a better starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEJ View Post
    Bamboo is already hollow, pretty strong, grows fast...maybe a better starting point.
    Next time I go home, I'll visit the old place and get some bamboo. Or maybe my aunt can ship some from Florida? That stuff'd let D cells in...
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