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  1. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    I was on Skylumen and saw the pink banner up top so I cam here. Vinh, I'm so sorry this has happened. Anything I could say will fall short but I'm thankful that your mom is stable and that you still have her at this time. Your family will be in my prayers.
  2. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    The difference in brightness between the two is really something. I'm kind of glad I went with the MK38 but there are a few other things like I like better, like the improved mass, on this type of light. The other big stopper for me is the built in battery packs. I made mistakes with these...
  3. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    That's really interesting. I never would have guessed anything close to that. Fun experiment though, Vinh. Thanks for sharing the results and cheers to the lowest guess!
  4. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    I'm assuming this means that it went from 440L to 585L, not that it increased in lumen output by 440L? Do you have a favorite LEP in overall quality, performance and size that you would take with you in your truck or on an overnight trip?
  5. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    Thanks, yes all natural caves, formed by underground lava flows, supposedly 700,000 years ago. They're about a mile in length. I've never spent the night in there but I don't think there's any restrictions to doing so. When we went there was no one else there. I've hiked the caves by myself...
  6. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    I think it really depends on how severe the orange peel is. I don't have one with an OP reflector so I guess I'll have to go find a picture of one. EDIT: I just some some pictures of the OP reflector. It does looks quite textured. Perhaps with a small die like the SFT40, it's greatly...
  7. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    I wanted to share some pictures of a trip that my buddy and I took, while visiting some ancient lava tube caves. It's a place that I've been to many times but this trip was a little different with new phone camera's and about 75,000 lumens worth of Sky Lumen hardware. I've never seen these...
  8. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    That was a sweet 1st, new ride, Bob! Hopefully you still have some pictures of that memory. My first vehicle (not new) as a 1985 Ford F-250HD 4X4 with a 460ci and a four speed. The truck was nearly indestructible. On the downside, the emission equipment on that motor was terrible. I had to...
  9. Patriot

    Lights You Want Me To Mod

    You might try this if Vinh is still offering it. The Thrunite MINI was the original before Speras, put their name on one.
  10. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    I think the effect of OP (depending of the type of OP) is generally less than many would think. I'll say 10% so 451Kcd.
  11. Patriot

    Manker E05vn Printless

    Updated throw specs measured at the same time, same set up. All at 1-2 sec. All cells 4.15v or higher. KR1vn90 Cu = 127Kcd KR1vn90 = 123Kcd D4SvnSuper W2 = 114Kcd FW1Avn W2 = 60.5Kcd FW3Tvn Quad W2 = 41.5Kcd FW3Tvn Triple W2 = 40Kcd D25AvnSFT40 = 38.1Kcd first reading, quickly drops...
  12. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    Some updates measured at the same time, same set up. All at 1-2 sec. All cells 4.15v or higher. KR1vn90 Cu = 127Kcd KR1vn90 = 123Kcd D4SvnSuper W2 = 114Kcd FW1Avn W2 = 60.5Kcd FW3Tvn Quad W2 = 41.5Kcd FW3Tvn Triple W2 = 40Kcd D25AvnSFT40 = 38.1Kcd first reading, quickly drops to 33Kcd...
  13. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    Ah! Yes, you were ahead of the game. What initially made me pause on the E05vn was Vinh's measured specs. I thought to myself VN2+ SFT40 + H10 Vapcell should certainly smoke a W2 in the Lumen department. I'm guessing he used the 4A Manker cell but it makes all the difference. I took the...
  14. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    I recently became intrigued with SFT40 possibilities after buying a MK38. Impressed with the output and throw, my curiosity started to grow with regards to the VN2 driver and what might be possible with cells like the H10 Vapcell. I asked Vinh to build the E05vn40 that I reported on before and...
  15. Patriot

    The Lounge 2022

    Now that's a pretty collection!! I think the middle one is my favorite. It's a tie for me between the one on either side of it.
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