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    Did anyone else see this thread:

    http://186thousand.com/cgi-bin/ultim...c;f=9;t=001858

    Here is the first post:
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    Now is your chance to speak up.

    Strategos International LLC will be designing its own family and branding of illumination tools (Handhelds and Weapon Mounted systems) that will be expected to go in harms way.

    We have a solid line in mind, but we are soliciting any and all good suggestions for integration into our designs.

    Please Private Mail me at: ken@strategosintl.com

    Look for our first release in Early 2003.

    I cannot give you all the details just yet, a few more agreements to work through. But all looks exceptionally positive.

    We are excited!

    By the way, they will be of the highest quality, in many cases beating the performance specs of a famous manufacturer and at a price point much more acceptable to the pocket book.

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    Respectfully,

    Ken J. Good
    http://www.strategosinternational.com
    http://888lowlight.com

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    i might be wrong, but didn't he post that here too? maybe a link?

    i'm very excited and looking forward to getting some of ken's lights. i'm excited about the fact he will listen to what we need, lower prices, more durable lamps and concern about the end user.

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    He posted here too. And, he posted the resulting specs of the proposed first products. Weaponlight first, handheld second. If Strategos lives up to spec, these should be popular lights, they have all the things cpf folks look for: reasonable price, pyrex lens, water resistant to 30 feet, etc.

    Joe

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    Default Re: Help Design New Lights

    Here is the first thread here on CPF about this: Illumination Tools Design - Strategos Intl.

    And here is a later thread with proposed specs on the lights: New Strategos lights .

    Hopefully this will save some time for people searching. I for one am looking forward to checking these lights out.

    Pat

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    I'm not getting my hopes up to see any of his product offerings anytime soon. I render a guess and say you won't see any production lights until at least Q2 and even then, they'll be SureFire spinoffs.

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    Originally posted by this_is_nascar:
    I'm not getting my hopes up to see any of his product offerings anytime soon. I render a guess and say you won't see any production lights until at least Q2 and even then, they'll be SureFire spinoffs.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I'll tell you what, if what we get are SureFire spinoffs, but they're more reasonably priced, and out of the gate they are waterproof, pyrex lens, and shock resistant, I'd say they'd have an awesome product. At this point, SureFire's products have evolved to the point that they are just awesome, but the fact that the price has "evolved" as well leaves the field wide open, in my mind.

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    95 lumens from a 2x123 light - it's more inline with SF's 3 cell lights. Here's hoping it's not all hype.

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    Homer Simpson voice ....hhmmmmm...polymer....

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    Originally posted by tkl:
    Homer Simpson voice ....hhmmmmm...polymer....
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Mr. Burns' voice: .....Excellent.....

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    ... only time will tell.

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    Time will tell...

    I as have strolled through the corridors of life I have run into 2 general categories of folks…

    The can do’s & the can’t do’s.

    The later generally snipe from the wings and spend inordinate amounts of time gathering roadblocks to toss in front of the can do’s….just an observation.

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    Specs will be as advertised.

    Finalizing body design on a couple of handhelds.

    Modular Weapon mounted light to follow.
    Handheld Polymer will follow.
    Pistol Light to follow.

    Working on a couple of surprises as well! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    i like surprises...

    ..especially when they happen to emmit light!

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    Sounds great to me! We can always use another quality light simple in design, but tough while providing some extra photons, and reasonably priced!

    Stimulates competition...I'm intrigued!!

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    Originally posted by Ken J. Good:
    Time will tell...

    I as have strolled through the corridors of life I have run into 2 general categories of folks…

    The can do’s & the can’t do’s.

    The later generally snipe from the wings and spend inordinate amounts of time gathering roadblocks to toss in front of the can do’s….just an observation.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">... and from my point of view, I've dealt with various vendors and manufacturers for years and some things remain pretty consistant.

    1. Timelines are hardly ever met. It doesn't matter why, but it's true.
    2. Of those timelines that are met, they're met only to discover shortcuts were taken to make those timelines.

    I'm looking forward to you proving me wrong.

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    Ken:
    Good Luck and God Speed in developing your product line. While the LEOs need all the good equipment they can get, please don't forget about us quality minded civilians. Firearms makers often offer "civilian models" of their products which differ only at the selector switch. Maybe you could consider offering "civilain model" flashlights; without the #%#$%^&%$$ "tactical switches" which are becomming increasingly prevalent. Just a thought.
    Ken

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