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    Default New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    I have redesigned the Key-Lux AA slightly. It will be available soon. I will be sending them to get plated on tuesday! I will post some pictures of it here and also on the website Monday afternoon.

    People have mentioned they love the new look of it. That is only peoples opinion. Everyone has their own. We shall see what people say about it. This will be the production model.

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    Chris,

    Will the new Key-Lux AA 350mA boards have the -MJ marking on them? If so, I may be forced to buy yet one more TNC light, and I really don't need more lights right now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    I assume there will be no pre-orders. Should we check your website daily?

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    how about L91 lithiums?
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    The New design on the Key-Lux AA will still use the 200mA board for now. I don't have a time frame on when the new converters will be finished. Right now you will get a much longer runtime on the AA using the 200mA comverter.

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    I would recommend not to use lithims. The converter might handle it but there won't be a warranty on them since people will try to use the Lithium Batteries.

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    Pictures of the new Key-Lux AA Light! Before Anodizing.


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    Too bad for the Lithiums, this is one nice looking light!
    Stupid me, but I really like the L91 ... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    I see you mentioned that the "new" boards aren't ready yet so the current light pictured above will be using a 200mA board. Will the new boards be 350mA boards?

    These lights will become regular offerings on your website right?

    Thanks.

    Curtis

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    Those look great Chris. I will not miss this run.

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    The new boards will be 350mA when they are completed. And these will become a standard item on my website.

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    Those look really nice Chris.

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    Ah ... too tempting .. stop it! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

    So this will be the last run with 200mA boards then?
    If yes, count me in! The 200mA is the one big advantage of this marvel!
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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    At first I didn't like the cutouts on the head because they seemed like an unnecessary decorative element. Then I realized they would probably reduce weight and provide a better grip when turning the light on and off. Beautiful! I plan to get one.

    I'm also glad the 200mA boards will be used on this run; a moderate light level is more useful for me.
    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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    * how big is this light?
    * how long is the runtime?
    * how much is the price?

    thanks,

    rastaman.

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    The Light is aprox 3.400 long.
    Runtime is 3+ hours
    Price: ??

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    Chris,

    Any chance I can get an empty host (no lux, no circuit)
    and mod it with a Lux3 DD with a Lithium ion 3.6v?

    I have a thread tracking the progress on arcaa's and ultrag's
    LINKY

    I think it would be neat to see a key luxaa in action putting
    out 80 lumens! If you send me two, I'll some one back! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Maybe you have some defective hosts you can dispose of [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    David

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    I can't wait for this light with the 350ma. I will use rechargables, so I would prefer brighter, rather then longer run time.

    I want to get the AA and the N cell, I think a combo deal was mentioned as a posibility. I would also need to get a couple recharble N cells, and two of the N cell to AA adaptors. (Yes, I assumed the N cel with AA adaptor woudl not work in the AA body).

    Thanks for making this availible to everyone, and affordable.

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    As soon as they come back from the anodizers I will take some pictures and then send them off to get Laser engraved and the reflective coating put on.

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    Chris,
    I know you're dependent on your suppliers, but any "guestimate" on when the AA's will come up for sale?

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    They should be done getting Anodized on tuesday. Then I need to send them to get laser engraved and the reflector coating put on. Probably in 2-3 weeks. I might start taking pre-orders after they come back from the anodizer.

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    Count me in please!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    Well, if there ar pre-pre-orders then put me down for one too.

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    I am in for pre-order as well for the 350mA version if you decide to take pre-orders.

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    These are for the 200mA versions. It will be a couple months before I get the 350mA version going.

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    thanks for the heads up. i will wait until the 350mA versions are available.

    Curtis

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    Default Re: New Key-Lux AA Coming Soon!!

    I also want to wait for the 350mA version. Considure this a pre-pre-order. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Especially at 350 mA (if that's led current), I'd say being able to use lithiums is an absolute requirement. i hope you'll do whatever it takes to set up the electronics to ensure proper operations with lithiums.

    I think I'd want 200 mA, since I want the light to be at least somewhat useful with the cheap zinc-carbon batteries that are occasionally all one can find in a pinch. I think 350 mA would wipe out those batteries almost instantly, while 200 mA would last a useful period. Also, 350 mA might run pretty hot, in such a small light.

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    [ QUOTE ]
    paulr said:
    Especially at 350 mA (if that's led current), I'd say being able to use lithiums is an absolute requirement. i hope you'll do whatever it takes to set up the electronics to ensure proper operations with lithiums.

    I think I'd want 200 mA, since I want the light to be at least somewhat useful with the cheap zinc-carbon batteries that are occasionally all one can find in a pinch. I think 350 mA would wipe out those batteries almost instantly, while 200 mA would last a useful period. Also, 350 mA might run pretty hot, in such a small light.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    No way a Carbon-Zinc AA could power a Lux at 200mA unless you consider a minute or two to be a useful period. You may be OK though in that it may be the "200mA" delivers much less at actual typical cell voltage.

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    I was thinking rechargables. You can always carry a spare recharged battery.

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