Copper Bodied LEP Light

Dobtruckers

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As far as I've seen, no one has made a copper bodied LEP light yet.

There was a photo of a prototype 2 1/2 years ago that has never made it into production.

Does anyone know of a copper LEP could add to my collection of copper vintage and LED lights?
 

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No such thing as a Cu LEP to the best of my knowledge, nor do I imagine there is likely to be.

However, how does a solid copper WildTrail WT90 SBT90.2 throw monster interest you?
5,500 max lumen, 1 Mcd (2000 meters throw)
About $430. That's LEP territory range. A collector's jewel of exquisite CNC machining.
 

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Is there some kind of point to copper flashlight bodies, or is it just about the appearance?
 

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Superior heat dissipation qualities and aesthetics but a significant weight penalty. The WT90 here is the largest solid copper body light I know of at around 4.2 pounds. The same mass as 646 US pennies.
 

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How is that only 430 bucks? The material alone must be close to that price.
 

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It's 4 bucks a pound for scrap isn't it? Copper rounds are pretty expensive. Or am I thinking wrong? Either way that's a beautiful piece.
 
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It's 4 bucks a pound for scrap isn't it? Copper rounds are pretty expensive. Or am I thinking wrong? Either way that's a beautiful piece.
It really depends on the quantity. Sometimes when I by metals I find that 6 rounds cost just a little less than 24 rounds of the same item.

My point is the machining, or form, is the value.
 

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It's drop dead beautiful with its intricate machining. Despite its fantastic performance at around 5 pounds with cells without a handle or shoulder strap it's impractical for real world use.
Unless you're Andre the Giant, for him it's a MiniMaglite.

"Born to be a shelf queen" for serious collectors is this version of the WT90's reason for being. Occasionally used for its wow factor but otherwise a piece of CNC machining artwork.

There are 2 identical aluminum versions available at a fraction of the price, anodized black and a stunning polished bare ("silver") model.
 

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Andre the Giant
 

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Is that the finest Chinese flashlight?
I think it represents some of their best work for a mass market manufacturer. The high performance driver is custom designed by American modder Texas Ace, NarsilM user interface by American programmer TomE, and the heart and soul star of the show is the all-conquering American LED Luminus SBT90.2.

The design is the result of collaboration between high performance American flashlight enthusiasts and a China based assembly.

American ingenuity integrated by Chinese manufacturing. The aluminum WT90 I have has a rock solid built like a tank quality to it with fantastic machining and aesthetics. Equal to or better than anything SF has to offer.

Performance wise it's an absolute beast of a light with an incredible throw hotspot and huge bright corona with enough thermal mass that it can be run at high output for a very long time without any step down. A killer outdoor adventure light. I think of it as the M1 Abrams of flashlights.
 

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That copper light looks amazing!

But, can I get something that will easily slip down into my front jean pocket??

:ninja:
 

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this....

Reylight Copper LAN and Pineapple
Acebeam Pokelit AA Cu

all AA / 14500 dual fuel lights
 

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