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    Fantastic design Dave! Flashlight jewelry and practicality all wrapped up in a tidy little package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lefteye219 View Post
    It uses CR123 batteries...
    Yes. To expand on that, it can be any cell chemistry in that size.
    Primaries, li-ions or IMRs.
    Primaries are better for levels not exceeding 1 - 1.5A
    IMRs are best when using the highest level of 3.3A
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    I acquired a Spy just barely long enough ago to not quite feel the pain in the bank account, and now this happens.

    It is gorgeous, Dave. It is tempting to reach for a cliche like, "you've outdone yourself", but you really haven't - these just keep consistently getting better and better.

    I'm fully expecting to wake up some morning ten years from now to read the announcement of the SPY Skynet, after which our illuminated overlords will put us all to work in the titanium mines.

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    I know one thing...the "Planer Topology Knurl" effort paid off. Love the new finish! The "ULTRA" is the pinnacle of Spies. Pictures are excellent, I need the "ULTRA" as my wallpaper...send me a picture Dave! Only decision is which LED.

    Thanks for the heads up Ray! Not sure how I missed this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Yes. To expand on that, it can be any cell chemistry in that size.
    Primaries, li-ions or IMRs.
    Primaries are better for levels not exceeding 1 - 1.5A
    IMRs are best when using the highest level of 3.3A
    How come non rechargeable batteries are better at 1-1.5A?

    Also why are they called primaries? I am a noob on battery terminology I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC1964 View Post
    How come non rechargeable batteries are better at 1-1.5A?

    Also why are they called primaries? I am a noob on battery terminology I guess.
    The primary batteries have a higher capacity but the voltage sags when you try to draw too much current, think of pouring water out of a bottle. The primaries have a bigger "bottle" but a smaller opening, where the rechargeable batteries are more like a cup and have a smaller capacity but you can pour more out of it at once.



    Also I find myself wanting one of these, luckily I guess I don't have enough in the bank.
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    Just got my first Spy yesterday and already looking for another...love these lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by astewartconst View Post
    Just got my first Spy yesterday and already looking for another...love these lights
    Pics or it didn't happen! here:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...07-Pics/page18


    This is funny:
    "I'm fully expecting to wake up some morning ten years from now to read the announcement of the SPY Skynet, after which our illuminated overlords will put us all to work in the titanium mines."
    Hopefully, Dave or a nice Cool Fall Minion will be our Spy Master.

    FWIW: I run either Surefire CR123's or Soshine 3.0 Volt RCRs. I don't have the light set to run max in any way. I didn't buy it to run WOT or be a flame thrower.

    WOT= Wide Open Throttle
    Last edited by Str8stroke; 04-28-2016 at 02:57 PM.
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    Photo deleted. I don't want to clog up this thread
    Last edited by astewartconst; 04-28-2016 at 08:19 AM.

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    awesome that you have the XP-L HI as a standard LED option.

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    Have hung out on CPF for a long time in various sub groups, have a lot of nice lights but have always wanted a SPY 007. Can finally afford one. Really excited to see these coming out. Definitely sapphire head and Springfield Knurled machine finish. Now I just have to decide on the emitter (leaning toward XM-L2) and whether I want to pony up for the Vegas and vault knobs. Very exciting!

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    Any chance the pre-flash when using sub lumen output on the first level is gone?
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    Any chance of the previous GG in the Saphire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucS2R View Post
    Have hung out on CPF for a long time in various sub groups, have a lot of nice lights but have always wanted a SPY 007. Can finally afford one. Really excited to see these coming out. Definitely sapphire head and Springfield Knurled machine finish. Now I just have to decide on the emitter (leaning toward XM-L2) and whether I want to pony up for the Vegas and vault knobs. Very exciting!
    I have the XP-L -Hi 5000K in my prototype right now. It has good color and throws good too. But, the hot spot is smaller and brighter than I am used to. I am not sure I will keep it verses an XM-L2 of 6000K. I have spent no time with the XP-L (domed) emitter yet other than as it is in the current Tri-V as a flood. Its slightly inferior thermal transfer (than the XM-L2) should be offset some by the new copper MCPCB and large copper heat sink with a solder junction.

    Quote Originally Posted by FroggyTaco View Post
    Any chance the pre-flash when using sub lumen output on the first level is gone?
    That is not changed. You can send me an email if you want to talk it over.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi View Post
    Any chance of the previous GG in the Saphire?
    Not at this time. I will consider looking into it eventually but I can make no promises as to when that will be.



    Cheers
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    Thanks Dave!

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    The more I look at the Springfield Knurling, the more I see the work behind it, the beauty and usefulness---damn Dave, what a package!!!

    Karl

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    I will post the sales thread for the 007 Sapphire tomorrow (Friday the 6th) at noon eastern USA time. Please post in that thread or send me an email if you want a light.

    There are a multitude of various configurations. I have some parts ready. The first lights should go out next week. All the lights have Sapphire heads. I have some emitters here in stock and can get them quickly once I find out what people want. In stock emitters: XP-L-Hi is 6000K and 5000K, XM-L2 is 6000K and 5000K. If you know what you want please drop me an email ASAP (some of you already have). There is not really a default emitter for this light. If you are not sure what to get I recommend the XM-L2 as great for all around use. The various finishes are available and we have some of each ready. When they run out, it will not take long to make more because we have the process down. Of course the robot hiccupped the other day but I think it was a bad connector, you never know. In any case it should only take about three days to make any particular finish.

    There is an Easter egg in this light and some of my CPF friends know what it is because they were at my place last week for a small get together. They are all sworn to secrecy. The first hints as to how to get to the Easter egg will be published here in about two weeks after the first lights ship. But here is the deal, if you find it before that time please talk to me before posting about it. The Easter egg is not a big deal, it is just for fun.


    Just a little factoid: the 007 is at its 10 year anniversary from the date I first started its design. I am very excited to get these in your hands.


    Cheers
    Dave

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    YaHoo!!! Woulda responded last night but was too tired Soooo, congrats, thank you and, let the games begin!! My Sapphire Spy wants and wishes as per our previous discussions. YaHoo!!

    Karl

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    Few minutes away from high noon !
    Congrats on the 10 year anniversary Dave, that just makes this run even more special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid9P View Post
    Few minutes away from high noon !
    Congrats on the 10 year anniversary Dave, that just makes this run even more special.
    Thanks!

    The sale is posted:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...-lt-OPEN-gt-gt


    Cheers
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid9P View Post
    Few minutes away from high noon !
    Congrats on the 10 year anniversary Dave, that just makes this run even more special.
    Thanks!

    The sale is posted:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...-lt-OPEN-gt-gt


    Cheers
    Dave

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    programming example videos:



    Red AW IMR batteries are required for this power level because of the current requirements. Please set the light to slot 3 or 4 prior to this programming if you want to take advantage of the automatic power shut off for when rechargeable batteries reach their minimum voltage.







    Cheers
    Dave
    Last edited by Data; 05-31-2016 at 09:11 PM.

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    Great videos Dave !

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    the first
    Sapphire Easter Egg Hint
    will be published tomorrow



    may the force be with you

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    Hint #1:

    what do these three movies have in common?



















    Cheers
    Dave

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    Are we allowed to post what we think the answer is?
    Who needs to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you have friends on CPF?
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    Yes, there are no rules.

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    I don't have a Sapphire, so I can't test my theory but I'll just throw this in:

    2005

    And to be more specific (just in case there's something to it)

    April 29, 2005 (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
    May 19, 2005 (Starwars Ep III)
    November 18, 2005 (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

    So maybe PU2 -> Position 0 -> Position 1 -> Position 0 -> Position 5
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    Ahhh, 2005 is the answer to hint #1.

    Do you guys need another hint?

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    I am guessing, set all 6 setting to power of 2005.

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