- Jan 18, 2014
Any idea when the battery tubes are shipping?
The 18650 tube is listed on the HDS website and can be ordered there. Go to Products, Flashlight Accessories and you will find them. The 18500 tubes were a limited run special order. You will have to ask Henry or Hogo if there are any extras and, if there are, when and how they will be made available.How can I order a 18650 or 18500 rotary tube?
@Robot Mania FU
Yes you are right, an Amber HDS is a really great light.
In 2019 I asked Hogo about an Amber HDS since I have the Amber Surefire Aviator which was the coolest light I had before I got an Rotary with Amber LED.
If you are interested that is the story on how Amber began. It was this posting I did:
Than Hogo started the interest thread:
and at the end we had Amber!
You all convinced me...Just placed an order for an amber rotary!
Of the monochromatic lights, and I have them all, the UV is my most used... followed by amber. The UV is used for search and destroy missions in the back yard as it makes scorpions and hornworms fluoresce. I can find hornworms when they are tiny and pick them off the grape vines, pepper plants, and tomatoes before they get big... while simultaneously getting bombarded with every night flying insect within a 2 mile radius.
The flying insects stay away when the amber is used when I'm not hunting plant suckers or mini stinging lobsters.
That is really bad luck... I ordered my SDR30 long time ago (a year or so) and got is a few weeks ago. It is a great LED option, nice and warm.SDR30 was there just a couple of weeks ago. Seems like a bad decision now…😢
What’s current turnaround time on repairs? I have a stand in from another company that while I like it well enough it isn’t the same as my beloved rotary… and my thumb is getting a bit sore from trying to turn the tailcap, muscle memory just won’t update!Figured I would answer this here.
1. Will there be left over 18500 and 18350 tubes? Possibly.
2. When will these, if they exist, be listed for sale? I haven't a clue right now.
3. How will these be offered? See #2 answer above.
Still getting back ordered lights out the door, then moving to the tubes. Once all the orders for the specialty tubes are out the door (very much hoping for the end of June now on those), I will contemplate the above more and figure out a plan of attack.