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I keep coming back to looking at these lights. They are GORGEOUS. I’m a 10180 junky and want a copper one so bad, but the price tag! Regardless of the workmanship etc, man, I just can’t do it! I wish you all the best though.
I have a few of these, if it was between one of George's work or a few other lights I would suggest this. His work is amazing
I can't wait for the 10440 light. As much as I admire your workmanship and beautiful designs (and my Black Rainbow PVD Nucleus), I tend to favour slightly larger lights because of their higher power, higher run-times and greater heat-sinking capabilities. The 10440 would really be my preferred starting size but my favourite range is 18350 - 18650 sized lights.
I know that your 10440 will be worth the wait and no doubt breathtakingly beautiful like your other lights have been.
If I could also be so bold as to add my wish of flat and secure tailstanding.:duck:
Really glad to hear this, it was having full-sized features in such a tiny format that made you stand out to me when I was browsing. The 18 mm cell market is so congested, I struggle to tell one from another, let alone figure out the reasons for the price differentials between them. I'm sure whatever you produce will stand out, but matching the unique value proposition of this very excellent Omicron is a tall order indeed.I do however won't stop designing small lights either, as small items have always been my passion, and there are not that many small custom lights are being made.
Thank you for the kind words, I appreciate it! As far as pricing goes, it all depends on the difficulty of machining. The Omicron was particularly difficult having very tight tolerances, and very little material to work with...especially with the exotics. That is the very reason I'm not making any more of it in the future. If it makes you feel any better, I have no copper left, so you don't have to make that choice anymore;-) I will most likely have copper version of the new 10440 one. You have to consider, that all these are new designs, not copies of any other one, so designing and perfecting takes quite a bit of time....Thank you for the best wishes, I hope that at some point I will have something that will meet your needs and you budget. Cheers
Curious to know what is left with the Omicron by now?
By the way, let me take this chance and give you a little update on the 10440 light. So as I've mentioned earlier, I was done with the prototype about 5-6 months ago, have been using it and I'm really happy with it. The external features however would've been really difficult to do it in this size, so it will be done for a larger size light at some point. As far as the 10440, I have kept the internal features, and done a completely new design for the outside. I've done the cad design on Solidworks, it looks like it will work great for this size. I'll have it machined and completed in the next 3 weeks. Sorry about the delay, but few things have slowed me down and taken some of my free time. So far the features are: reverse clicky switch on the back (no rubber boot, I really dislike them... deep reflector for good throwing capability, fully programmable driver, trit locators, and the usual (sapphire glass, weather or waterproof) most likely a pocket clip, that might not be available at the initial launch, but I'll have a way to install by the user without any mods. So please hang tight, I'm on it and it will be introduced soon!
The state of 10180 chargers, that opens up a can of worms. I'm actually going to use the USB charging in a MecArmy X4S flashlight. It charges at 100 mA, which is a bit on the high side, but since I also carry a portable USB power back, it actually allows me to charge on the move. Ideally you want 50 mA or less, so another option is to buy a DQG Fairy and its charging adapter.