Well ... have to admit I am doing this. Cannot afford all the LEs for my lights, so I have quite some "empty" heads on my shelf ... but that's what the Aleph System was all about, right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif bernie /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
I'm so glad you posted. While I only joined CPF over the past two years, I find myself strangely passionate, almost in love with the whole Aleph/McLux genre and history (I'm a history nerd). I love "tent-posts", certainly the Aleph qualifies. Also, look what it has inspired. It's almost as if the Aleph is "timeless" in its design and function. The Shelby Cobra, Aviator sunglasses, the Zippo lighter.... All timeless and paradigm-shifting. I don't know if anyone here is familiar w/ Claus Oldenberg, but, some could say that he took something completely utilitarian, devoid of character, and turned it into art (Oldenbergs' electrical outlet).... Andy Warhol took the soup can to a new place. Thanks for reviving this thread, I hope others can share their Aleph interests.
Is it true that re-fabrication of Ti Aleph parts is somewhat "frowned upon"? Because of patents and copyright? When 3D printing is refined,who will plan to print up a bunch of McLux/Aleph Ti goodies ? I don't want to "step on any toes", especially about such an important subject. I know that the right people need to be recognized for their contributions. Thanks.