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E=mAh²

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I got a shipping notification exactly five weeks after my order. I appreciate the precision.
That's a bit discouraging, I mean I'm happy for you don't get me wrong, just a little worried now it's definitely been over 5 weeks since my order and I have yet to receive shipping confirmation...

Did You just get a standard issue model or you actually go custom?? Or perhaps you got a clicky or something?:wtf:
 

E=mAh²

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I got a shipping notification exactly five weeks after my order. I appreciate the precision.
That's a bit discouraging, I mean I'm happy for you don't get me wrong, just a little worried now it's definitely been over 5 weeks since my order and I have yet to receive shipping confirmation...

Did You just get a standard issue model or you actually go custom?? Or perhaps you got a clicky or something?:wtf::takeit:
 

Spyder333

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That's a bit discouraging, I mean I'm happy for you don't get me wrong, just a little worried now it's definitely been over 5 weeks since my order and I have yet to receive shipping confirmation...

Did You just get a standard issue model or you actually go custom?? Or perhaps you got a clicky or something?:wtf::takeit:
I got a custom 18650 rotary with the 170 lumen, 2700k led option. Maybe they had most of the parts already? 🤷‍♂️
 

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When I checked the date of receipt of the email, I received a shipping notification 8 weeks after ordering. It seems that it may be delayed depending on the timing of ordering.
 

ilikeguns40

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How long does shipping take or when do they ship for an in stock standard model?
 

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Two cents: If you're in a hurry for an HDS light, scour the various B/S/T threads either here or on Facebook. Based on Hogo's "Shop Tour" thread here in this subforum, I doubt highly that HDS has a shelf full of completed, in-stock standard configuration models ready to ship. Some like the special metals runs take longer than others, but getting ready to assemble parts, completing assembly, calibration, etc come at the cost of supporting small shop, U.S. based businesses. Given the complexity of that chain, paitence is a virtue. If they are waiting on o-rings, say, and have every other part in stock, you may get lucky if you place an order the day o-rings arrive.
 
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ilikeguns40

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Thanks for info. I’m in no hurry, rather buy direct from manufacturer anyway. Just wasn’t sure about times because when you choose a different led or something it’ll say 2wks, 5wks, etc. there is nothing shown for stock models so wasn’t sure what that’s all about
 

Spyder333

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I got my 2700K rotary in hand now. I saw some spots of something on the LED dome. Is there something wrong with the LED that would be a concern?

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KITROBASKIN

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Cosmic imperfection or detraction from pride of ownership?

It was very interesting to read from Hogo about the significant variability of emitters that are classified as identical production. My guess is that particular LED passed factory inspection as is, and since HDS calibrates each flashlight, the light given is the light guaranteed.
 

Spyder333

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Cosmic imperfection or detraction from pride of ownership?

It was very interesting to read from Hogo about the significant variability of emitters that are classified as identical production. My guess is that particular LED passed factory inspection as is, and since HDS calibrates each flashlight, the light given is the light guaranteed.

Nothing wrong with the beam or light itself that I can see. Just wondering if that scratch, or whatever it is, could be an issue for the longevity of the LED. Here's a pic. It's been my EDC since I got it.

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desert.snake

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As an option, you can open the reflector, take some cotton wool and soak it with saliva and gently try to wipe off this dirt. But be very careful, otherwise you can scratch the silicone even more. Somehow I bought several Chinese lanterns for friends and noticed spots in the beam. It turned out that there were droplets of hot glue on the dome. I also wiped it off with a cotton swab and the beam became clean.
 
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