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  1. TheFraz

    Reliable flashlight brands

    Thank you! I would add, engineered obsolescence is definitely the enemy. No reason pliers and an allen wrench shouldn't be able to breathe new life into an old design.
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    That is a look into the bottom side of the new bezel for the prototype small light (currently called the "QT"). This design will allow us to shrink the size (as well as make it much easier to change LEDs). As Speck said, now that we are starting to get settled in to the new shop we should have...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    I hope you are enjoying it :D. The new designs cover quite a large range of things compared to the model you received. Your model and all the older (and newer) ones all have the easily replaceable QTC piston, but the new model has a very refined piston that uses some machining capabilities we...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Left to right: Standard soda can, Gold Nugget, Tiny Nugget Slimline, Tiny Nugget 2, Fenix TK12, Mag 2C, Fenix TK41, Mag 2D
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    I saw that you got one, hope you enjoy! Also hope to hear what you think about it - and if you have any questions/comments/issues with it please let us know. These newer ones are a definitely a bit different on the internals side, but the older Nuggets hold a place in my heart as well.
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    I have napkin drawings now.... There will be more available shortly :D
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Thank you! Being minimal is one of the main focal points of the design and the product. I have thought about implementing the piston in other places before, but I always end up coming back to this setup. Mainly I haven't done a tailswitch version because I want to eliminate the tailcap in all...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    That's a good idea! May have to do that with a few... Absolutely, I'll take some pics tonight when we get back home. Thank you :D. This 'wireless' design has been the trickiest one yet to fine-tune, but it's working great now. It also has the best piston system. It is my favorite so far...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Made this in the shop today. Shows the full assembly of the Gold Nugget from all the broken down components. Full assembly takes around 4 minutes with me fumbling around and going pretty slow. An LED swap would be much much faster as it doesn't require access to all this stuff. The LED is...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Thanks guys! Both lights are now sold - we'll get to work on making more ASAP. The aluminum lights are machined but still need to be anodized and assembled and they will be ready as well.
  11. TheFraz

    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Thank you :D. They are 3.05" x 1.3" Here it is next to the original Tiny Nugget: Significantly smaller than the original Tiny Nugget (the old one is 1.45" width).
  12. TheFraz

    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Lol sorry about that - yes we will be making more. And we will also have some of the aluminum versions available as well. I'll make a post on here when they are ready.
  13. TheFraz

    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Been a bit since I've posted, but we've been busy... I'm listing these 2 lights here first before they go to the website, one shiny and one matte. The first 2 Tiny Nugget Slimlines (the Gold Nugget) in brass. 200$ for each, and they come with some extras that are not with the aluminum...
  14. TheFraz

    1500W LED Flashlight, >100.000 Lumen, >1Mcd

    Re: 1.5kW handheld LED Power, >100k Lumen, >1Mcd, Wow! Very impressive for sure.
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Sorry about the issues, but whatever it is it will be an easy fix. Is the XHP 50.2 one of the 3v ones? Also it will need just a tiny bit of solder on the contact points to raise the points high enough to ensure constant positive pressure. Yes, full disassembly can be a bit tricky at first as...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Totally agree...getting slimmer is the way to go. That's where we're moving. The tiny pieces that allow us to get there are a different beast....but we will tame it.
  17. TheFraz

    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Thank you :D It would require a new assembly under the heatsink/engine, but I'll see if we can make it possible. Thank you! Old Tiny Nugget is 1.455" max, new is 1.4" while adding more integrity. I think it is possible to take off another .06", but it is surprising what difference the...
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    Fraz Labs Mechanical Flashlights (formerly QTC Non-Battery Crush)

    Pic of the new engine next to the original engine. The original engine used a bit of double-sided tape, wire, etc. Also the QTC was very difficult to replace and the LED impossible for an average non-flashaholic: This light is still in the process of testing, but is very close (I've been...
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