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    DEFT-edc LR+ - Long live the new king!
    Well I just don't give up pushing for more and more power and I hope you all enjoy the fruits of my labors. The DEFT-edc production is almost completely done now and just about everything you see up on my site is it.(aside from a limited edition edc enthusiast @$349 to come) I wanted to give the edc family a good seeing off and so have made two special models that will I think will be a good way to do just that. Nothing satisfies like more power right? Well this latest member of the DEFT-edc family is the edc LR+. In this case + is quite meaningful as it has 12K cd more in throw than the till-now king of the world in small throwers for a total of 72K cd. That is 32K cd more than the original DEFT-edc!!! Almost double.

    As if that was not enough we have priced this new more powerful light even cheaper than the original LR!! That's right, more power for less money. The price of the LR+ is $278 and features the same wonderfully neutral tint that the LR was blessed with. There have only been 18 of these LR+ made and when they are gone they are gone. The LR+ also uses the edc's bronze grip rings instead of the glow rings. If you absolutely must have the glow rings let me know and we can work something out. The LR+ can be purchased here.

    DEFT-edc LR
    The LR model has now been repositioned to $239 so if you have been wanting one of those then there has never been a better time. The incredible performance of 60Kcd has not changed. This can be purchased here.

    DEFT-edc+
    There is also what we are calling the edc+ which is an amalgam of edc and edc LR bodies combined with LEDs that were originally designed for inclusion in the LR line of lights but due to flaws or falling short in performance were disqualified for use in those lights. In some cases they were just slightly under-performing units with still form the perfect square die shape beam. Others had flaws in the beam that have to be smoothed over by defocusing the lens slightly to give a slight diffusion. I think many people will actually like this as it also smooths over the notch from the XP-C's bond pad. What is consistent across these lights is a neutral tint and typical performance of 50K cd which is still more than the original edc. The kicker is the really low price. $149!!! Under the pricing setup that kind of performance would have cost you $250. The $149 price allows many who may not have had a chance to get into one of our lights an incredible opportunity to do so. You can purchase these here.

    DEFT-edc
    This was the first of the edc family. With performance of 40K cd it was far more powerful than anything its' size in the marketplace. Production of these ceased some time ago as more powferful varients were developed. Upgrade options are available for current owners here.



    Since there are no real differences in the bodies I am not posting them here you can find pictures of the DEFTs on my website. I am going to post what many people have been begging for since day one. Sorry it took so long but here is a runtime chart for all the edc family of lights. Just click on the thumbnail to enlarge.



    Once these lights are gone they are gone folks!! These will not be an ongoing stock item and what's on the site is all that will be put on the site so if you have always wanted one now's the time. As I said the only other thing we definitely have coming is the edc Enthusiast which will be a polished body, special grip-rings, and tailcap buttons along with a little performance boost even over the LR+. That said due to the immense amount of work they entail the price will be $349.

    From my sister Mandy, myself and my dear wife we thank you all very much for your support!

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    Some jackass stole my EDC LR version I got last time from a pocket, so I'll bite on the LR+
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    For those like me who need to compare things, the spot of the Mag 2D LED at full focus (On fresh cells) is about 37k cd, or just over half of the EDC LR. I'm pulled to get one but I've spent this quarter's flashlight money.

    For size comparison:
    An EDC LR+ will fit inside a Mag2D battery compartment if it is well greased.
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    Wow Saabluster, getting one of these new LR+ models as a replacement for my original DEFT-edc seems even more special after reading that there were only 18 made. Thanks again.

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    Saabluster - I have ordered the LR+ this morning...
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    I just bought the EFT edc LR - and have been using it...but, now, am wondering if it can be upgraded to the + version?

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    Well all the LR+ sold out in one day. Thanks guys.
    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Some jackass stole my EDC LR version I got last time from a pocket, so I'll bite on the LR+
    Hey Lux! I have to say I am very surprised how many of my customers have had their lights stolen. I mean it really is a high number considering our relatively small production numbers. Sorry to hear it happened to you too.


    Quote Originally Posted by TEEJ View Post
    I just bought the EFT edc LR - and have been using it...but, now, am wondering if it can be upgraded to the + version?
    Yes I will be putting up the LR+ upgrade on the site soon. Need to get everyone's lights out first.

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    Saabluster / Mike

    Sent you an email 2 days ago with the LR+ order. Did you get it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mohanjude View Post
    Saabluster / Mike

    Sent you an email 2 days ago with the LR+ order. Did you get it ?
    Yes. Don't worry I am checking all the emails before shipping as several people have had some specific requests. There have just been a ton of emails coming in so it will take me a couple days to get back with everyone. Thanks for your patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabluster View Post
    Yes. Don't worry I am checking all the emails before shipping as several people have had some specific requests. There have just been a ton of emails coming in so it will take me a couple days to get back with everyone. Thanks for your patience.
    What kind of things can you request / are commonly requested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital View Post
    What kind of things can you request / are commonly requested?
    Many requests for the LR+ to also be an option for the P60 mod. Some people want glow grip rings. And now that the LR+ sold out many people are asking me to make more. Stuff like that. I may end up making a few more LR+ due to the demand. We shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabluster View Post
    Many requests for the LR+ to also be an option for the P60 mod. Some people want glow grip rings. And now that the LR+ sold out many people are asking me to make more. Stuff like that. I may end up making a few more LR+ due to the demand. We shall see.

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    DEFT-edc+
    Paypal sent for one of the above lights - excellent price, have been tempted by these lights for years.
    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: DEFT-edc LR+ 72K cd!!

    "The DEFT-edc production is almost completely done now..." Does that mean we'll finally see the DEFT back in production again, with the LR technology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yifu View Post
    "The DEFT-edc production is almost completely done now..." Does that mean we'll finally see the DEFT back in production again, with the LR technology?
    I'm thinking full sized DEFT LR+


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    Im hoping to have the money ready if a few more LR + lights become available as ive just bought new batteries & a new charger.The batteries include a couple of 18650's specially bought for a Deft lr+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yifu View Post
    "The DEFT-edc production is almost completely done now..." Does that mean we'll finally see the DEFT back in production again, with the LR technology?
    No promises but it is very likely. Since I haven't even entered the design faze on that light yet it will be awhile. I have to find suitable optics first and that is a very hard task. Until I find a good optic that will not move forward. I'm working on it though. Trust me I want it just as much as you.


    Quote Originally Posted by davyro View Post
    Im hoping to have the money ready if a few more LR + lights become available as ive just bought new batteries & a new charger.The batteries include a couple of 18650's specially bought for a Deft lr+.
    I just added 10 more. Those will be shipping first of next week.

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    I received my LR+ today. The light looks great and the neutral tint makes a great upgrade in my eyes over the DEFT-edc I had for a short period of time. The afterglow of the glow powder impregnated epoxy potting is really cool too. I haven't gotten a chance to see how far it really throws yet since the trees around my house create a bit of a barrier for testing more than 100 feet of throw. I'm hoping to put that to a test if I go night biking later in the week and come across a big field or long straight section of bike trail.
    Thanks Mandy and Michael for the work you two put into designing and building these lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabluster View Post
    Well all the LR+ sold out in one day. Thanks guys.

    Hey Lux! I have to say I am very surprised how many of my customers have had their lights stolen. I mean it really is a high number considering our relatively small production numbers. Sorry to hear it happened to you too.

    Yes I will be putting up the LR+ upgrade on the site soon. Need to get everyone's lights out first.
    Turns out the kid's father recognized the light which I had shown him earlier, and was returned with a contrite apology from his son. Now I have three of these EDC's, and this latest blows the LR away. Smaller die wall target. Amazing & Congratulations.

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    I just pulled the trigger on the LR+, can't wait to see what a true thrower is like. I recently bought a SureFire Fury and I love that light but I wanted a nice thrower to play around with. I will post some feedback once I get it and will let you know what I think.

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    My LR is enroute to get a plus suffix as well.


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    Still got my fingers crossed for DEFT-edc that will take primaries and RCRs.

    I haven't bought a flashlight in a while, so I'm sitting on a pile of flashlight cash. Make it happen and I'll buy it in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enomosiki View Post
    Still got my fingers crossed for DEFT-edc that will take primaries and RCRs.

    I haven't bought a flashlight in a while, so I'm sitting on a pile of flashlight cash. Make it happen and I'll buy it in a heartbeat.
    Do you realize that if you used some of that pile of flashlight cash to buy an 18650...you could have the LR+?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEJ View Post
    Do you realize that if you used some of that pile of flashlight cash to buy an 18650...you could have the LR+?

    I use RCRs, and carry primaries as spares. With the way I use my lights, accepting primary batteries are critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enomosiki View Post
    I use RCRs, and carry primaries as spares. With the way I use my lights, accepting primary batteries are critical.
    Interesting...how DO you use your lights that accepting primaries is critical? Weapon use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEJ View Post
    Interesting...how DO you use your lights that accepting primaries is critical? Weapon use?
    Lighting up something at a distance and/or over a wide area. This is why my TN11 gets a lot of use since it projects a massive spot out to a considerable distance while still having equally massive side spill to act as a capable floodlight at close range if necessary. But, still, it wouldn't be bad to have a more powerful dedicated thrower because all that intense spill means that sometimes there are crap in the way that shine the light right back towards my face. That's not to mention the fact that TN11 drains a lot of juice to achieve that throw and output, so I have to carry spares. I carry an extra set of RCRs, apart from the ones already in the light itself, and rotate them when needed, and haven't gotten to the point where I had to use the spare primaries, but the possibility is there. On RCRs, I get around 15 minutes of runtime on max. I could use the extenders, but the current size is perfect and adding any more length would mean that the light's tail will be sticking uncomfortably out of my pocket.

    Oh, and, the way I carry my batteries also have something to do with my desire to see a DEFT-edc taking CR123A and RCR123A. I carry all of my spares in the Delrin battery lockers, which are just about the most indestructible pieces of battery storage cases I've ever seen. Unfortunately, they don't make the things to hold 18650, which is the reason why I try to stay away from 18650s. I purchased some Keep2Go tubes to experiment with 18650s, but they are as nowhere as durable as Delrin cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enomosiki View Post
    Lighting up something at a distance and/or over a wide area. This is why my TN11 gets a lot of use since it projects a massive spot out to a considerable distance while still having equally massive side spill to act as a capable floodlight at close range if necessary. But, still, it wouldn't be bad to have a more powerful dedicated thrower because all that intense spill means that sometimes there are crap in the way that shine the light right back towards my face. That's not to mention the fact that TN11 drains a lot of juice to achieve that throw and output, so I have to carry spares. I carry an extra set of RCRs, apart from the ones already in the light itself, and rotate them when needed, and haven't gotten to the point where I had to use the spare primaries, but the possibility is there. On RCRs, I get around 15 minutes of runtime on max. I could use the extenders, but the current size is perfect and adding any more length would mean that the light's tail will be sticking uncomfortably out of my pocket.

    Oh, and, the way I carry my batteries also have something to do with my desire to see a DEFT-edc taking CR123A and RCR123A. I carry all of my spares in the Delrin battery lockers, which are just about the most indestructible pieces of battery storage cases I've ever seen. Unfortunately, they don't make the things to hold 18650, which is the reason why I try to stay away from 18650s. I purchased some Keep2Go tubes to experiment with 18650s, but they are as nowhere as durable as Delrin cases.
    OK, but you are only getting 15 min of runtime, so you carry spare batteries, but with the 18650's I get closer to an hr per cell in the edc LR...so you don't need as many cells...one 18650 would replace 2 123's in size, but if they last an hr...and it takes 2 123's for 15 minutes, that's 8 123's to run an hr...vs ONE 18650.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEJ View Post
    OK, but you are only getting 15 min of runtime, so you carry spare batteries, but with the 18650's I get closer to an hr per cell in the edc LR...so you don't need as many cells...one 18650 would replace 2 123's in size, but if they last an hr...and it takes 2 123's for 15 minutes, that's 8 123's to run an hr...vs ONE 18650.

    Oh, no, TN11 gets 15 minutes of runtime using RCRs. With primaries, it's much longer. I don't use 18650 with it since the light goes into direct drive in that configuration, not to mention the fact that I haven't been able to find storage cases for 18650 that are as durable as Delrin cases. I guess I got spoiled with the Delrin case, because I can't figure out a way to destroy them short of a bullet.

    Anyway, if I can get a DEFT-edc that feeds off on 123-size cells, I can probably retire the TN11 and replace it with a smaller high-powered floodlight, which would be really nice since I'm end up standing and running around all day when I'm at work.

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    Otter box?

    I like the small one...six 123s + 1 18650

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