INOVA Inforce line (was: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype)

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loszabo

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Dear all,

at IWA 2008 I saw a prototype of the next generation tactical flashlight from Inova. I remember a few points:
  • Kevlar body -- low heat signature
  • Main LED plus 4 color LEDs (red, green, blue & IR) in the bezel
  • Gladius/Insight-like UI for the selection of modes/LEDs
  • Strobe (I think)
  • 1" diameter
  • Shock-proof for weapon mount
  • Of course only developed for Delta/SEALs/CIA-SAS/Hollywood... :whistle:
Anybody out here at CPF with pics or release infos? Many thanks!

YES, I want this flashlight!

See updates below. As usual I'm answering my questions myself... :poof:
 
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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

Dear all,


at IWA 2008 I saw a prototype of the next generation tactical flashlight from Inova. I remember a few points:
  • Kevlar body -- low heat signature
  • Main LED plus 4 color LEDs (red, green, blue & IR) in the bezel
  • Gladius/Insight-like UI for the selection of modes/LEDs
  • Strobe (I think)
  • 1" diameter
  • Shock-proof for weapon mount
  • Of course only developed for Delta/SEALs/CIA-SAS/Hollywood... :whistle:
Anybody out here at CPF with pics or release infos? Many thanks!

I think I want this flashlight!

Doesn't low heat signature mean poor heat transmission away from the led as in the early G2 led without aluminum head? Buy Yeah- I think I want one anyway!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

I think low heat signature means they tried to make the light stay as cool as possible overall.
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

I really, really like this light :) . Any word on an expected release date?
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

I really, really like this light :) . Any word on an expected release date?


Release date keeps getting pushed back. I would guess we're still looking at 60-90 days. Fortunately, this should mean a better product for us!

Be Safe, Grill Tactical.

-Nick
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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

I think low heat signature means they tried to make the light stay as cool as possible overall.

Thanks Guys- I missed the boat this one!! (Can you tell I'm new???) I can't wait to get one- even if its just to tell my friends I have a flashlight made out of kevlar. Somehow seems neater than saying, "Nitrolon...":)
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

Release date keeps getting pushed back. I would guess we're still looking at 60-90 days. Fortunately, this should mean a better product for us!

Be Safe, Grill Tactical.

-Nick
TacticalGrilling.com


Is it the product we're waiting on or the LEDs? (Inova seems to be married to LumiLEDs.) It would be unfortunate if this is just another example of getting burned by using K2s.
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

That depends on the K2s. If they use the 115 lumen/watt K2s that Lumileds has been promising for 16 or so months, I'd be happy with that selection (as long as that batch isn't recalled for failing after 24 hours).
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

Some news:

inova_inforce.jpg


I will keep you updated!
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype

And, one more:

inova_inforce2.jpg


I want it. I need it! Okay, I'm selling a Gladius, a H2X Typhoon, and some SureFires... :crackup:
 
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That looks like a $200 flashlight, minimum.

K-series, or I-series?
 

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Re: Inova SHOT/IWA 2008 prototype


It is interesting to me that only a few months ago this light was claimed to put out 200 lumens and posess an LED that was a significant advance in technology. I hope that at least one of these claims indeed hits the mark; as the different colored LEDs in the ad are simulating one heck of an amount of output/spill (for their size) when compared to what would normally come out of a fully filled lens filter.

Nice light any way that you look at it.
 
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