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    Default Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti or Cu AAA light.....

    I think they would be a huge seller, why doesn't anyone cater to the AA/AAA market?

    If someone was going to put one together, what features would you like to see?
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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    iTP A3 EOS Ti: $35.95
    Klarus Mi X6 Ti: $55
    Preon 1 Ti: $55
    Univex Titanium: $135
    McGizmo Sapphire: $150
    Muyshondt Mako: $150

    There are lots of Ti AAA's on the market running the full gamut of prices, what more do you want?

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Speaking more from the custom makers, and something better than a 5W LED....Something fresh, something different, something with options.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    As far as looks go, the Ti LF2XT in This Sales Thread is just about as perfect as it gets.

    As the Liteflux UI seems out-of-bounds for use, a simple 3-speed UI with memory and a low low would suffice.

    How about it Steve (Kuku)?
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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    As far as looks go, the Ti LF2XT in This Sales Thread is just about as perfect as it gets.

    As the Liteflux UI seems out-of-bounds for use, a simple 3-speed UI with memory and a low low would suffice.

    How about it Steve (Kuku)?
    Agreed, that was my inspiration for starting this thread.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    The closest thing on the market is the LumaPower Avenger GX, but it's aluminum instead of Ti, the switch boot is stiff, the UI goes from Hi to Lo instead of Lo to Hi, and the mode spacing puts the lowest and highest settings too close together.

    As I understand it, the problem is finding someone who can make a driver board that will fit in a 10mm circle, because that's the size of an AAA battery. I think this problem could be avoided by using a longer rectangular driver board that "stands on-end" inside the light instead of "laying flat", similar to the orientation of the high-mode driver in a McGizmo Lunasol light. That would give the manufacturer much more room to work with.
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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    I would like to see something with a mini PD like interface. Not nitecores monstrocity, but something along Dons simple 2 stage switch.

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    So basically a Fenix LD01 SS but in Ti


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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    If not Ti, how about Copper?

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    wouldn't this be the thing u all are talking about ? I am not into AAA or AA lights but it looks very nice and KuKu is an authorized dealer for those
    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...nium-AAA-10440

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jalal20 View Post
    wouldn't this be the thing u all are talking about ? I am not into AAA or AA lights but it looks very nice and KuKu is an authorized dealer for those
    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...nium-AAA-10440
    He is out of stock on those, not sure who the maker was over there.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Too bad, those are nice Ti lights
    he writes the name of the manufacturer at the top of the thread but I don't think they have a website or a store, probably just a small factory

    Quote Originally Posted by F250XLT View Post
    He is out of stock on those, not sure who the maker was over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ualnosaj View Post
    So basically a Fenix LD01 SS but in Ti
    Exactly what I was thinking, I have the LD01 SS and the L0-Ti and love them both, the cross between the two would be nearly exactly what was mentioned.
    Last edited by rda1; 03-02-2012 at 11:59 AM.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jalal20 View Post
    wouldn't this be the thing u all are talking about ? I am not into AAA or AA lights but it looks very nice and KuKu is an authorized dealer for those
    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...nium-AAA-10440
    Not bad but its quite a bit longer than the L2FXT and not nearly as pretty as the the one in the Sales Thread linked above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Not bad but its quite a bit longer than the L2FXT and not nearly as pretty as the the one in the Sales Thread linked above.
    Really? I thought it should be shorter. I don't have any of those 2 lights but the reflector on the Liteflux seemed bigger

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    I've been after a copper AAA light for awhile, I missed the Maratacs. I think a copper Peak Eiger would do perfectly!
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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Maratac has a copper flashlight........................................ ........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenris View Post
    Maratac has a copper flashlight........................................ ........

    Discontinued.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    what about the flupic drivers that are used in the drake and draco?

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    The closest thing on the market is the LumaPower Avenger GX, but it's aluminum instead of Ti, the switch boot is stiff, the UI goes from Hi to Lo instead of Lo to Hi, and the mode spacing puts the lowest and highest settings too close together.

    As I understand it, the problem is finding someone who can make a driver board that will fit in a 10mm circle, because that's the size of an AAA battery. I think this problem could be avoided by using a longer rectangular driver board that "stands on-end" inside the light instead of "laying flat", similar to the orientation of the high-mode driver in a McGizmo Lunasol light. That would give the manufacturer much more room to work with.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by nMotion96 View Post
    what about the flupic drivers that are used in the drake and draco?

    Not sure if those were made by Goldserve, but he is out of the hobby I believe.

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    If you don't have a fluPIC...you will have to seek an old engine out in the swap. There are even those that still know how to rig them.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti or Cu AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jalal20 View Post
    Too bad, those are nice Ti lights
    he writes the name of the manufacturer at the top of the thread but I don't think they have a website or a store, probably just a small factory
    They are a fair sized company. Only thing is they make medical equipment 99.9% of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KuKu427 View Post
    They are a fair sized company. Only thing is they make medical equipment 99.9% of the time.

    Soooooo, Steve...are you gonna help us out here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    The closest thing on the market is the LumaPower Avenger GX, but it's aluminum instead of Ti, the switch boot is stiff, the UI goes from Hi to Lo instead of Lo to Hi, and the mode spacing puts the lowest and highest settings too close together.
    My Lumapower Avenger GX goes Lo-Med-Hi. And it remembers the last mode. (I think you can order one without mode memory though).

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    Depends on what you mean by affordable.

    L-M-H with no memory and a clicky is doable.
    2XT style light is going to be a lot harder and I need more volume to attract the right electrical engineers.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by KuKu427 View Post
    Depends on what you mean by affordable.

    L-M-H with no memory and a clicky is doable.

    2XT style light is going to be a lot harder and I need more volume to attract the right electrical engineers.
    I'm game for a small L-M-H with no memory!
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    I recently asked CountyComm if they had any plans for another run of the Copper Maratac AAA and they said they might do one someday, but nothing soon. If they had been available in a neutral or HCRI tint originally I probably would have bought several. Maybe if enough of us email CountyComm enquiring about them, CountyComm will accelerate their schedule.

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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by KuKu427 View Post
    Depends on what you mean by affordable.

    L-M-H with no memory and a clicky is doable.
    2XT style light is going to be a lot harder and I need more volume to attract the right electrical engineers.
    I can always afford KuLights

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    I'm game for a small L-M-H with no memory!


    Quote Originally Posted by rumack View Post
    I recently asked CountyComm if they had any plans for another run of the Copper Maratac AAA and they said they might do one someday, but nothing soon. If they had been available in a neutral or HCRI tint originally I probably would have bought several. Maybe if enough of us email CountyComm enquiring about them, CountyComm will accelerate their schedule.
    Might not be a bad idea for everyone to let them know we are patiently waiting

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    I'd be game for a L,M,H no memory with a diffuser, or an XML or a hi cri
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    Default Re: Someone PLEASE build an affordable Ti AAA light.....

    Quote Originally Posted by KuKu427 View Post
    Depends on what you mean by affordable.

    L-M-H with no memory and a clicky is doable.
    2XT style light is going to be a lot harder and I need more volume to attract the right electrical engineers.
    Why is adding memory difficult or less affordable?
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