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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklegary View Post
    I viewed lil' NAT HA being executed days ago.. Did I miss something?
    Executed as in killed or executed as in being in the works? Answer is the same. Neither one as of yet.
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    So, "This is (not) the end my Friend..." Sounds good to me! I can't stop lookin at that beautiful Ford wagon! Tho, it needs a set of surfboard racks

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    ampdude - take some time off. You don't seem to be able to control yourself or your language even after warnings.

    Everyone else... carry on.

  4. #64

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Executed as in killed or executed as in being in the works? Answer is the same. Neither one as of yet.
    Hogo, whatís the likelihood of an HA Nat run coming before the titanium run (if that happens)?

  5. #65

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    Quote Originally Posted by moltenmag View Post
    Hogo, whatís the likelihood of an HA Nat run coming before the titanium run (if that happens)?
    Waaaaaaaaay to many if's and speculation. I won't even hazard a guess at this point.

    Henry and I have discussed several of these things just today (and have been discussing HA Nat since January and been speaking with anodizers about it as well). We have certainly more focused on just getting lights out the door.

    So, at this point, I won't guess. If I ask Henry, he will probably just say "two weeks". (I couldn't help myself.)

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  6. #66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Waaaaaaaaay to many if's and speculation. I won't even hazard a guess at this point.

    Henry and I have discussed several of these things just today (and have been discussing HA Nat since January and been speaking with anodizers about it as well). We have certainly more focused on just getting lights out the door.

    So, at this point, I won't guess. If I ask Henry, he will probably just say "two weeks". (I couldn't help myself.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY-2einPmd4 (this shows how old I am)
    Totally understand Hogo. Shipping/production should be #1 priority. Just looking forward to the possibility of having an HA Nat HDS (and maybe titanium). I was hoping Surefire would bring back HA Nat anodizing on their lights... like the LX2 Lumamax. I canít count on them to do that though with the size of their company. Plus they donít really listen to their customers as much as you and Henry do. Not even close. Thatís why I love it here on CPF... I feel like Iím actually part of the journey of HDS Systems. Like we are one strange happy family lol.

    As much as I love black... I sure am tired of black everything. I want some of that vintage color back in my EDC! I know I can count on you guys to revive the HA Nat or titanium (all things considered)... right?

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by moltenmag View Post
    Totally understand Hogo. Shipping/production should be #1 priority. Just looking forward to the possibility of having an HA Nat HDS (and maybe titanium). I was hoping Surefire would bring back HA Nat anodizing on their lights... like the LX2 Lumamax. I canít count on them to do that though with the size of their company. Plus they donít really listen to their customers as much as you and Henry do. Not even close. Thatís why I love it here on CPF... I feel like Iím actually part of the journey of HDS Systems. Like we are one strange happy family lol.

    As much as I love black... I sure am tired of black everything. I want some of that vintage color back in my EDC! I know I can count on you guys to revive the HA Nat or titanium (all things considered)... right?
    I tend to be a bit old school myself... and I wasn't kidding before regarding parkerized firearms.. I personally would love a nice natural HA Rotary, and I'm sure that has nothing to do with my motivation to get a short run done... cough... cough...
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  8. #68

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    Make me 16, but totally depends on emitter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Never say never.
    And while yes, there are 14 yes in the CPF titanium thread, there are another 8 in another forum. I do get around... albeit slowly and I never use turn signals because it's nobody's business where I'm going.
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  9. #69

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    Quote Originally Posted by redryder View Post
    Make me 16, but totally depends on emitter.
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  10. #70

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    Quote Originally Posted by redryder View Post
    Make me 16, but totally depends on emitter.
    Even currently there are 7 choices of emitter on the HDS website, and I would expect that to increase in time.
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  11. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Even currently there are 7 choices of emitter on the HDS website, and I would expect that to increase in time.
    Hogo, keep the good news coming! Totally stoked for what you have planned! I love my vintage 120 HCRI 3700k. Hopefully my High Ember will ďone-upĒ it! Any chance on beam shots of the 2700k?

  12. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by moltenmag View Post
    Hogo, keep the good news coming! Totally stoked for what you have planned! I love my vintage 120 HCRI 3700k. Hopefully my High Ember will ďone-upĒ it! Any chance on beam shots of the 2700k?
    They aren't made yet. The circuit boards are currently getting all the electronics put on them and the emitters mounted.
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  13. #73

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    But the Hcri has limited availibilty. Hopefully, if it runs out something else Hcri will replace it.

    Quote Originally Posted by redryder View Post
    Make me 16, but totally depends on emitter.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Even currently there are 7 choices of emitter on the HDS website, and I would expect that to increase in time.

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    Iím sure Iíll regret it in the morning.

    Quote Originally Posted by redryder View Post
    Make me 16, but totally depends on emitter.
    Quote Originally Posted by moltenmag View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by redryder View Post
    But the Hcri has limited availibilty. Hopefully, if it runs out something else Hcri will replace it.
    We will always offer a Hcri model, just the emitter will change, and most likely, keep changing to different color temps and tints. The reason for HDS running out a few years ago was... well, the 170N was called that because although the spec sheet called it a hicri... it was below 90 and at HDS it isn't HiCRI unless it is 90 plus. In the past availability was not very good, so when they were purchased, entire reals were bought.

    There are lots of different Nichia HiCRI available now in different temperatures, so the plan is to rotate them around
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    Iím interested Dan but do you do interest free finance or will these be spaced out a bit. I thought the final group buy was 2700K, 3000K, 3500K & 4000K. Then interest on Titanium, interest on a Brass and now interest on Natural HA. Iíve always joked but it maybe time for me to actually sell one of my kidneys lol.

  17. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by d13avo View Post
    Iím interested Dan but do you do interest free finance or will these be spaced out a bit. I thought the final group buy was 2700K, 3000K, 3500K & 4000K. Then interest on Titanium, interest on a Brass and now interest on Natural HA. Iíve always joked but it maybe time for me to actually sell one of my kidneys lol.
    I'm just gauging interest. It wouldn't be a group buy. They would be right off of the HDS website on the custom page. It's my evil influence with Henry.

    So, how much for your kidney? I might need another in awhile and it never hurts to stock up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    I'm just gauging interest. It wouldn't be a group buy. They would be right off of the HDS website on the custom page. It's my evil influence with Henry.

    So, how much for your kidney? I might need another in awhile and it never hurts to stock up.
    Lol, all that rum. I was just thinking if all these interest threads come to fruition Iím going to be well and truly skint and most probably single.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d13avo View Post
    Lol, all that rum. I was just thinking if all these interest threads come to fruition Iím going to be well and truly skint and most probably single.
    I don't back down from this stuff either. I'm dealing with the same thing in another industry where they want to not make certain things anymore because it's cheaper to make what they make now even though it's not as good. $ are what matters most of the time all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    There are lots of different Nichia HiCRI available now in different temperatures, so the plan is to rotate them around
    With the current supply of Nichia HiCRI dwindling (there's only one left as of this writing), are there any plans to introduce a new HiCRI emitter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Modernflame View Post
    With the current supply of Nichia HiCRI dwindling (there's only one left as of this writing), are there any plans to introduce a new HiCRI emitter?
    Yes. Several. Hogo went on a shopping spree with the HDS credit card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Yes. Several. Hogo went on a shopping spree with the HDS credit card.
    I hear there is some cool Osram stuff out there The Golden Dragon HDS needs some siblings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Yes. Several. Hogo went on a shopping spree with the HDS credit card.
    Very exciting! Thanks for the update!
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    Nice, keeping my eyes glued to this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    Nice, keeping my eyes glued to this!
    Definitely watch the main HDS thread as that is where I will be posting any updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Definitely watch the main HDS thread as that is where I will be posting any updates.
    Main HDS thread? Here or somewhere else.... I m confused!
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    Quote Originally Posted by usdiver View Post
    Main HDS thread? Here or somewhere else.... I m confused!
    This thred was started for discussion/poll for interest in HDS producing a natural HA finish. The thread for general HDS related discussion is here.
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    Ahhhh sorry fellas I thought Hds had moved elsewhere
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    Well if they moved to the UK, I wouldn't complain.
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    I really like the natural anodizing. With regard to strength, from my little experience I can say, it is more durability for wear, in the case of flashlights - protection against small scratches. Any accented blows break any anodizing, since they penetrate into the aluminum and it somehow squeezes around this place pieces of anodizing to outside. A few days ago, my HDS fell from my working drawer to a soft surface, but during the fall it slightly casually touched the wall of the locker (this painted iron) and got a chip. Another time my SF E2D lay in my pocket and I had to put a steel millstone in this pocket from a coffee grinder. I did it neatly, but then I noticed that the crown around the button got dents from contact with the millstones. Also there are small chips in notch grooves, although I do not know where they come from. It does not bother me. I really like the flashlight and I will use it.





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