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coppertrail

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SEMIJim said:
Apparently not. When I asked in the LumaPower M1 sales thread if, after production resumed after the Chinese Lunar New Year, the M1 XR-E would be bumped up to 1000mA, Ricky replied with this: https://www.candlepowerforums.com/posts/1846761&postcount=842

So it seems that "enhancement" has no specific ETA at this time.

A couple of comments in that same thread suggested it would not. LumaPower has yet to comment definitively, but I have to wonder: In response to an earlier question, back at the beginning of the month, LumaPower replied that the 1A variable-power version would be available "After Chinese Luna New Year : End Of Feb-2007." Now they say not. I wonder if the intervening discussion about whether going to 1000mA on that light would produce appreciably more light, or mostly more heat and less run-time, as a couple others suggested, has caused them to re-think that?

The thing I don't understand is this: ISTM the LED manufacturer should be able to mount the emitter on an appropriate heat-sink, with temperature, current and light measurement, and generate precise graphs showing the relationships betwee the three, all the way up to the emitter's rated maximums. ISTM there should be no guesswork.
I pre-ordered mine from BatteryJunction. Shipping is not expected to resume until Late March, so I'm hoping the delay is the 1A version :)
 

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coppertrail said:
I pre-ordered mine from BatteryJunction. Shipping is not expected to resume until Late March, so I'm hoping the delay is the 1A version :)


I talked to Matt late last week, and was told that the delay was caused by the full scale production of the M3s.

Evidently the sales forecast for the M1's was completly blown away with the advent of the article on Flashlightforums.com, selling out the several week M1 inventory in just a couple of days.

With full scale production of the M3's just winding up, it sounds like the M1 production will be ramping back up.

My M1 is also on back order..........:awman:
 

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This makes sense, so I doubt this run will be the 1A model. The M3s should be shipping in a day or 2 (I hope). Then, ramp up the M1s. Glad my M1 is shipping with both a mirrored and textured reflector :)
 

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coppertrail said:
This makes sense, so I doubt this run will be the 1A model. The M3s should be shipping in a day or 2 (I hope). Then, ramp up the M1s. Glad my M1 is shipping with both a mirrored and textured reflector :)


How much brighter would the 1A model be, compared with the 750ma?

10%?
20%?
30%?
 

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Lightmax - I answered that in your other thread.

Let me repeat here:
The data posted by Newbie suggest that you'd be about 20% brighter but almost 20% less efficient as well.

Take a look at this LINK

I'm not so sure that there is a 1A M1 in the works - Ricky only ever said they were working on a 1A circuit, not that it was for the M1.
 

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fellas,

check out M1 with some reworkings is coming out.

they are doing the tactical switch many have wanted plus a couple of other changes. I guess for many one important thing is the timing, since supplies from Lumapower had been completely sold out and production was halted for some weeks because of the Chinese New Year!

Those of you who have already ordered may want to double check what version you are getting.

Also, the new version is a bit longer - so those ordering holsters may want to check that those they tracked down/ordered still fit!

good luck!

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M1 updates with Photo : 9-Mar-2007

New M1 will be avaliable on 25-Mar-2007


1. Overall length increase
2. Tail-switch changed, perfectly tail-stand and easy to press.
3. LED-module changed for best fit with 18650.
4. GID Glass-Top O-ring pre-installed.
5. Thread-coating for better conduction and corrosion resistance.
6. Tactical module for new M1 (options)
7. Fast-Detach Holster with Battery compartment (options)

more pictures... (http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...4&postcount=348)


Best rgds.

Ricky - Lumapower Team
 

coppertrail

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Stop, the anticipation is getting worse!! . . . ;) :thumbsup:

MattK - For those of us who pre-ordered through BatteryJunction, will we be getting this revised version?

Thanks . . .
 
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tigermoth2000

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I just got a Lumapower M1 (cree), Fantastic, It's smaller and brighter than I'd imagined.

The throw is quite incredible and if you shine it into the air it's like holding a light-sabre! This is the most powerful torch I've owned so far, and it makes me want to get something with even more throw and power and….

I used it for a walk last night and found if anything the M1 too powerful, if you use it up close to see the track you blind yourself (I had the smooth reflector in), Duh! But for observing things normally out of range it's perfect.
One issue I had was, if like me, you take it all apart, 'Just to see' make sure all the parts are screwed together again 'tight' as the LED module works loose when you take the bezel off, and losses the ground connection, then it won't work! That got me panicked, I thought I'd broken it straight away!

The modular design is a great idea letting you choose the reflector, switch and emitter but as I said it has to be put together correctly/tightly to ensure water resistance and operation. The build quality and fit is great the threads are smooth with no slop, and the anodising looks great, mine has a darker tail/body, and a lighter head section, I think it looks rather nice.

Overall I love it and I'm sure its going to get allot of use. And now unfortunately, instead of being content with the M1, it has made me want more torches because I'm so impressed.

Joe.
 

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coppertrail - Yes, all of our backorders will be receiveing the newest version - we do have ~10 of the old version coming in as a few people have requested to have it. The old version will only be shipped to those specifically requesting it.
 

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Have they released the length dimensions of the new version, yet? Exactly how much longer is it? :thinking:
 

reltor

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Please tell me that the tactical switch module will work in the old style tail-cap.

Has anyone heard. I want to pre-order one ASAP if it will fit.
 

reltor

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Do you know if there is a forward momentary clickie coming for the old style tailcap?

The modular design goes by the wayside when they start reversing male/female threads on the tailcap. Next you'll have to get a whole new light to upgrade the LED module or any other parts.

Thanks Matt.
 

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Reltor, I'd keep in mind that these are still new lights on the market and Lumapower is still refining their products. It's likely to undergo several other iterations before a final version is struck upon. Also, given their inherent modularity, I would not discount the possibiliy of third-party add-ons, some of which have already hit for the D-Mini.
 

reltor

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Well, I guess I jumped the gun and am sorry for being slightly negative. I just do not like the reverse non-momentary switches at all.


Hi,

No, the Tactical M1 comes with a Press-or-Twist type switch, not a forward clickie.

The Forward-clickie (Tactical-clickie) is now under development and will fit all M1.

Thanks and best rgds.

Ricky - Lumapower Team


Ricky Tsang,[email protected]
2007-03-15
 
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