I will be making a batch of new lights – the Aeon Mk. II. The external appearance is the same classic format as the Aeon and CR2 Ion designs before it, with some changes under the hood. The Cree XR-E has been replaced by the Nichia 219 LED (the first non-Cree LED to be used in one of my flashlights, in fact!), the titanium parts are made from 6AL4V Titanium and fully knurled as before, and the driver is a new three stage version that completes the package of new features.
A full list of specs on the light
- Sapphire Lens
- Light Orange Peel Parabolic Reflector for Long Distance Illumination
- Nichia 219 LED, High CRI, 120 Lumens
- CP Grade II Titanium Construction with Brass Innards
- O-Ring Seals at All Junctions – Water Resistant
- Gold Plated Circuit Contacts
- 18.5mm in Diameter by 55mm Short
- 1.6 Ounces / 46 Grams Weight
- Analog 3-Stage Driver
- 1:30 Runtime on High Mode (Runtime on the other two modes pending testing)
- CR2 Battery Powered
The driver has the same operation as the ones developed for the Nautilus, Aeon, and Mako before it, just with a third stage. It’s a “progressive twisty”, so you twist through off-low-med-high-med-low-off without having any discontinuities, and without any kludgy multiple-on-off clicks or twists, or having to cycle through multiple levels repeatedly to get where you want to be. It is a design that has proven itself capable and reliable over the course of many years in my designs and in the hands of many people.
You can see a review of the Aeon over at EDC Commentary here:
The original Aeon was a small, durable little light that packed a pretty decent punch of 114 lumens in a size smaller than a pack of gum. The Aeon Mk. II continues in this vein with the latest generation LEDs and a more flexible driver option. I am currently taking reservations for lights for expected delivery in late November.
These lights will start shipping out next week over the course of several days. If you sent in a deposit earlier, please send over the balance of $230 for US Orders or $255 for International Orders to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Or $215 x No. of Lights Ordered + $15/$40 Domestic/International Shipping)
All lights are currently sold, but any orders not claimed after two weeks will be refunded and put back up for sale here - if you are interested in being placed on a waiting list please e-mail email@example.com.