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    Default Will you support my 1st light? "Project Genesis"

    Hello All,

    Nervous but exciting moment for me. I have a very important question for you.

    If I build my 1st Sky Lumen light from the ground up would you buy one to support me? I will of course give it all I got to make it as perfect as can be for its intended purposes. It will also be Made in USA with the most premium parts. Thanks!!

    A simple Yes, No or May be would GREATLY be appreciated! Alternatively you may Email me at SkyLumen54@gmail.com.

    Vinh

    Concrete Project Genesis Details:
    1. Made in USA - Electronics, Host & Assembly

    2. 7075 Aluminum Housing - Most flashlights are made of 6061 Aluminum

    • 6061 VS Structural Carbon Steel VS 7075
    • Brinell hardness: 95 VS 140 VS 150
    • Ultimate Tensile Strength: 310Mpa VS 480Mpa VS 565Mpa
    • Shear Strength: 207Mpa VS 300Mpa VS 331Mpa


    3. 3mm thick Anti-Reflective Tempered/Safety Lens

    • Most lens are 1-2mm. Usually only the big boys like BLF GT and X65 sport ~3mm Lens. Heat treatment characteristic unknown.
    • I worked at Northwestern Industries (A glass company) for 2 summers in college.
    • Here I learned both glass and will are much stronger when tempered.
    • The slow cooling heat treatment process makes the glass tempered and thus under constant pressure from edge to edge.
    • Tempered glass are 4 times stronger than regular/annealed glass.
    • Strength Example: 1/4" Tempered = 1" Annealed (Impact and scratch resistant improved accordingly.)
    • It also break relatively safer into smaller pieces as oppose to longer sharp edges of the annealed.


    4. Type III Anodization (Black Color)

    • Anodization quality vary from one manufacture to another although most claimed Type III
    • I have not yet examine the quality of this USA shop to conclude
    • Tail cap thread anodize = Physical/mechanical lock out, no parasitic drain, safe transport
    • I discussed General info regarding anodization here


    5. Form & Dimensions

    • Among shortest in class yet able to accept all varieties of cell length
    • Sleek and minimalist with a touch of industrial exterior design
    • Minimal laser engravings
    • Tail stand & Anti-roll
    • Least body housing parts assembly for strength & reliability
    • Thick housing wall for strength
    • Numerous thread for strength and smoothness
    • Double Oring at body ends for reliable water resistance
    • Shortest Length ~ 110mm


    ​ 6. Diving Potential

    • High quality O-Rings
    • Dual thick Orings at all entry points
    • O-Rings lubed all around before assembly


    7. Impact Resistance

    • 3mm tempered glassed cushioned on both side
    • Extra thick housing at high stress impact edges


    ​8. Upgradeable

    • Hardware & Firmware future upgradeable
    • Hardware & Firmware user config-able
    • Flexible forms and functions for multi applications.


    9. Battery Configurations

    • 1 or 2 21700
    • 1 or 2 20700
    • 1 or 2 18650
    • 2*CR123A


    10. Beam & Tint Options

    • Thrower - Oslon 6500K, 40SD, XPL HI
    • Flooder - 70.2, S351
    • Intermediate - 50.2, SST20 SD, 40HD,
    • Mule - XPL2, 219c, S351
    • 3000K, 4000K, 4500K, 5000K, 6500K, 7500K


    11. User Interface

    • Shorty Twisty 4 max simplicity and reliability (Diver's Choice)
    • Clicky + Deep Carry Titanium Pocket Clip (General & Tactical)
    • Optional high current Reverse clicky: From OFF full click turns On, 1/2 press from ON changes level
    • Optional FS54 Forward Clicky: From OFF 1/2 press for momentary ON & mode select. Full click turns ON & lock pre-selected mode.
    • User Programmable DriverVN4


    12. USA Premium Viton O Rings
    Fluorocarbons (FKM) Ė commonly referred to as Vitonģ, has excellent resistance to high temperatures, ozone, oxygen, mineral oil, synthetic hydraulic fluids, fuels, aromatics and many organic solvents and chemicals. VITONģ has a temperature range of -20F to +400F, and provides excellent resistance to a wide variety of chemicals, weather and compression set requirements. The relatively high level of fluorine in VITONģ materials allows for exceptional resistance to chemical attack, but with limited low temperature capabilities.
    Chemical Resistance:


    • Mineral oil and grease, low swelling in ASTM oil No. 1, and IRM 902 and IRM 903 oils
    • Hydraulic Oil, Petroleum Base
    • Non-flammable hydraulic fuels in the group HFD
    • Silicone oil and grease
    • Mineral and vegetable oil and grease
    • Aliphatic hydrocarbons (fuel, butane, propane, natural gas)
    • Aromatic hydrocarbons (benzene, toluene)
    • Chlorinated hydrocarbons (trichlorethylene and carbon tetrachloride)
    • Chlorine Water
    • Gasoline, Fuels, also fuels with methanol content
    • Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
    • Natural Gas
    • Propane
    • Diesel Oil
    • High vacuum
    • Very good ozone, weather and aging resistance.

    Operating temperature: -20į to +400įF

    13. Extreme Torture Tests (Extreme limits demonstration purposes only. Not to be attempt by user)
    • Run over with F150 front wheel longitudinal 5 times
    • Run over with F150 front wheel across 5 times
    • Boil in hot water with no cells for 5 minutes
    • Freeze light overnight in bottle of water while ON.
    • 2 battery cycle of continuous Turbo runs with highest output setup
    • 6 1m drop on concrete. 4 on both ends 2 and sides
    • Submerge in deep lake for 24 hours
    • Submerge in Gasoline bucket for 1 hour


    14. NO-OX-ID Electrical Grade Conductive Grease


    • Apply around Viton O rings
    • Allow smooth operation
    • Great current transfer














    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 10-23-2018 at 10:34 PM.
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    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Default Re: Will you support my 1st light?

    Yes, if it's the ultimate thrower or flooder.
    TM36 Lite | Vish's ThruNite TN36UTVN | Olight S1-Cu Baton Raw Copper | Olight S1-Cu Baton Exclusive Raw SS Copper

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    Do you have any idea on a rough price range?
    18650 / 18500 extender for RRT01: http://bit.ly/1C9Gcz4

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    Yes!!!
    SureFire - Quality and brilliance

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    Quote Originally Posted by revilo951 View Post
    Do you have any idea on a rough price range?
    This is very very rough estimate but $100-$200. I would say $250 tops for the most optioned version. Still on computer design phase.
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 08-07-2018 at 06:59 PM.
    I am happy to realize how happy I am. Thus, a chain reaction of happiness.
    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Quote Originally Posted by trailhunter View Post
    Yes, if it's the ultimate thrower or flooder.
    Wont be ultimate thrower or flooder but it certainly will be ultimate in some categories.
    I am happy to realize how happy I am. Thus, a chain reaction of happiness.
    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Yes looking for a flooder.

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    If we get to take part in the design process like BLF I'd def support it, but at the end of the day 1 design won't appeal to everybody.

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    Yes! Please count me in. Iím not on much anymore, so please do keep me posted via the email list. Thatís how I heard about the light and why I popped on over to the forum to check out more details
    John 14:6 . . . there's only one way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SA Condor View Post
    Yes! Please count me in. Iím not on much anymore, so please do keep me posted via the email list. Thatís how I heard about the light and why I popped on over to the forum to check out more details
    Thank You! Everyone is scattered nowadays. Some only contact me via email or phone. Some only via FB. Some mostly through here. Some just read and keep on buying without ever asking anything. haha
    I am happy to realize how happy I am. Thus, a chain reaction of happiness.
    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    Thank You! Everyone is scattered nowadays. Some only contact me via email or phone. Some only via FB. Some mostly through here. Some just read and keep on buying without ever asking anything. haha
    read and buy sounds like the best customers.
    TM36 Lite | Vish's ThruNite TN36UTVN | Olight S1-Cu Baton Raw Copper | Olight S1-Cu Baton Exclusive Raw SS Copper

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    if its a thrower i'm in

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    As many email questions youíve answered for me and all the work youíve done, if itís under 300 bucks Iíd probably buy one just to buy it even if I didnít like it
    hunter, fisherman, flashlight enthusiast

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjs55 View Post
    if its a thrower i'm in
    How can I make a light and not have an option for thrower lovers. ;-)
    I am happy to realize how happy I am. Thus, a chain reaction of happiness.
    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigburly912 View Post
    As many email questions youíve answered for me and all the work youíve done, if itís under 300 bucks Iíd probably buy one just to buy it even if I didnít like it
    WOW haha that means a lot but I sure hope you will like it too :-)
    I am happy to realize how happy I am. Thus, a chain reaction of happiness.
    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Absolutely yes. This will be a must have. Count me in.

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    Yes depending on the price.

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    Yes, look forward to see what comes.
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    i'll buy anything on a payment plan...but i'm seriously interested. you've been doing this for a long time. i think you've been ready. for a minute there, i thought you pulled a fast one and opened a company called fireflies
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    Yes. Consider this my order haha. I'll take the first one with serial number you sell hehe. I already have the Skylumen 1 with serial number 2 on it, Skylumen 2 and 2c, and Skylumen Delta, all mint condition. This one has been a long time coming, but we knew you'd get there!
    Last edited by Kevin1322; 08-07-2018 at 08:11 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin1322 View Post
    Yes. Consider this my order haha. I'll take the first one worn serial number you sell hehe. I already have the Skylumen 1 with serial number 2 on it, Skylumen 2 and 2c, and Skylumen Delta, all mint condition. This one has been a long time coming, but we knew you'd get there!
    I have never been this nervous & exited about a light project before! As the right times come I will add more concrete details on this light. For now I refer to it as Project Genesis.
    I am happy to realize how happy I am. Thus, a chain reaction of happiness.
    SkyLumen54@gmail.com




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    Yes. Iíd totally be in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    I have never been this nervous & exited about a light project before! As the right times come I will add more concrete details on this light. For now I refer to it as Project Genesis.
    Great name! Love it! Just remember, do what YOU want to with the light, as you will never make everyone happy.
    Sometimes we don't get what we pray for. Sometimes we get much more.

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    I've already sent you e-mails about it but I for sure would buy one!

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    Yes

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    Interested for sure
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    just joined the forum today to look for my 1st flashlight. Do you have any pics?

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    YES !
    Iíve never had a bad V54.
    I love your quality work and custom lights.

    I will happily throw my support behind a great guy from a great state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash Foto View Post
    YES !
    Iíve never had a bad V54.
    I love your quality work and custom lights.

    I will happily throw my support behind a great guy from a great state.

    +1, same for me!!!
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    Yeah i love your mods

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