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    Nana Introducing "Le Beau"





    First off, thank you Sway, dat2zip, george80 and Newbie for your guidance. One way or another you have affected what went into this light.

    It have been over 6 months of development since I dreamt of this light. It's was meant to be the first (might be last) of the super light that I wished to own. Various bodies, reflectors & ballast were tested before this one. There is still alot of work to be done. I'm only 80% happy with what I got.

    I still have to get the body nickel plated, you all know by now my passion for the chrome/silver look.
    The reflector also need a coating. What do you guys think about MOP?

    Don't ask me how much $$$, because then you'll think that I'm crazy!

    Only three complete prototypes were fabricated. I plan to keep one. The other is for a good friend. While the last one will take a round the world tour thru a flashaholic passarounds. Anyone interested?

    === Le Beau Specification ===
    Dimension: 11.5" L x 2.125" OD
    Weight: 2 lbs 15 oz
    Reflector: 3" W x 1.65" D
    HID Ballast: 35W/50W
    - dual output mode
    - hot restrike
    - full regulation
    - low voltage cutoff
    - 3000 / 5000 lumens *
    Power Source: Li-Ion Batteries
    - full protection (low voltage, over charge/discharge)
    - 14.8V 4400mAh
    - 50-85 minutes runtime *
    Integrated tailcap charging
    * Estimated Values

    * Now open comments | criticism | what ever you got to post

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    I want one of those. A 50 watt HID bulb!

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    I'm first, I'm first!!!

    Awesome JOB, this is actually the first SUPERHID that I would consider as a work of art, on par with McGizmo, Wilkey, Charlie, etc.

    Jonathan, incredible!!!! I can't say anything else, I'm so blown away!

    Once I catch my breath I'll think of something, I'm sure!!


    Bill

    P.S. It's WAY better than I imagined and what you told me!!
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    I'm definately interested in being part of the world tour! That light looks fantastic!
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    modamag : exellent..
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    I want one of those. A 50 watt HID bulb!

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    WOW!
    ........................

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    Default Re: Introducing "Le Beau"

    Quote Originally Posted by modamag
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    ... While the last one will take a round the world tour thru a flashaholic passarounds. Anyone interested?
    this seems to be a very special light!
    OK, I want to meet her! Put her on the plane and I'll show her Belgium!

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    I'd like to be on the list for a passaround if you do one.

    Shane
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    Default Re: Introducing "Le Beau"

    Nice one Jonathon!!!

    Dimension: 11.5" L x 2.125" OD
    She ain't no catwalk model though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hallis
    I'd like to be on the list for a passaround if you do one.

    Shane
    Forget passaround - I'd want it. Still, it'd be nice to try that one out, before having to mail it onto the next person... or to show it off.

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    I think LOP would be better. A fine mix between Throw and a smooth beam.



    Next on the passaround list!

    Jeff
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    Wow....

    Not gonna ask how much it would costs...
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    Default Re: Introducing "Le Beau"

    It looks incredible and the specs are awesome! I'm amazed. Well done! Got any beamshots How's the switching work?
    Last edited by Grox; 09-07-2005 at 02:11 AM.

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    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn !

    need I say more?

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    Very impressive!
    Yes, where are the beamshots???
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    oh BTW, YES! I am interested in the passaround!!! :grin:

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    3K to 5K Lumens!!



    Imagine taking this portable HID, and a big magnifying glass into a camping site, in the dark of night, and hungry for some hot food.. and hee hee!!! Create fire from Light!!



    Love to check it out. Please sign me up for the pass around. Thanks



    Last edited by Amorphous; 09-07-2005 at 08:09 AM.

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    Grrrrrrrrrreat light

    Im your good friend right ?????

    ( heck i will be if you gave it to me )

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    Trully impressive

    I would love to learn more and see photos of the battery pack

    Will
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    Default Re: Introducing "Le Beau"

    Looks fantastic. Nice fluting on the transition.
    What about the switch. Where is it ??
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    Since we can't see it, I'm guessing a tailswitch?


    Bill
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    Default Re: Introducing "Le Beau"

    will there be any beamshot comparisons?

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    WHOA !!!!

    This is sooooo great !!
    A true work of art it is.

    Would want to participate, but costum charges would kill me on thos one ... so I have to pass

    bernie
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    Most impressive!!!
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    It turned out absolutely beautiful Jonathan

    Later
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    Wow Jonathan that turned out awesome. I remember seeing your drawing at the last get together. Can't wait to see it in person. Time to start planning the next get together.
    Man fears the darkness, and so he scrapes away at the edges of it with fire (flashlights) - Rei Ayanami NGE

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    Wow! A real beauty! I really like e.g. the rills (?) where the body gets thinner.
    Great job!
    Marc

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    Uhh...wow...drool...that is niiiiiccccceeee.

    We need more pictures!!!

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    OMG!


    That is truly a piece of art with a punch!
    Give us some more pictures please
    Passaround?
    Count me in

    Benny

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