Lumens Factory E-series bodies

jwyj

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Have you ever had a sale?
How about giving CPFers a nice discount coupon for buying from you regularly. 😅 I would welcome a coupon for some e parts.
 

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Have you ever had a sale?
How about giving CPFers a nice discount coupon for buying from you regularly. 😅 I would welcome a coupon for some e parts.

We do have discounted prices on some of the individual items that we want to move.

But I think what you meant is like a CPF special?
We had the one of those back when it all started in 2006 when we were still using emails to take orders manually.
Hasn't had any since because our check out system do not have a coupon system built in.
I will see if it is possible to add on in when the next system upgrade comes around.


Cheers.

Mark
 

yazkaz

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Great job Mark. Just one small issue though: your version of medium-press boot for such setup feels a bit on the soft (soft-press) side. A hard-press version would definitely help match the aggressive form profiles of your E-series tailcap hosts.

BTW I wonder if the med-press boot from the Lighthound/OR era would fit without issue? I'd better check next time...

As for coupon code system, don't worry about it until you have time to implement that in your next web store update. I'd say, a small percentage discount like the one used in Lighthound back then (code "cpf") would be OK.
 

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Great job Mark. Just one small issue though: your version of medium-press boot for such setup feels a bit on the soft (soft-press) side. A hard-press version would definitely help match the aggressive form profiles of your E-series tailcap hosts.

BTW I wonder if the med-press boot from the Lighthound/OR era would fit without issue? I'd better check next time...

As for coupon code system, don't worry about it until you have time to implement that in your next web store update. I'd say, a small percentage discount like the one used in Lighthound back then (code "cpf") would be OK.
I hear you, I understand there are a fan base with those “hard press” boots. Which I entirely know the reason of.

Our E boots are the same stiffness as fresh stock boots, which we actually have to spent a lot of time to tune it just right. When paired with the McClicky, the press feel will feel “softer” than the stock tailcap. That is because the McClicky has a much softer click than the stock Surefire switch.

Cheers

Mark
 

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How are these 18350/18650 Classic bodies holding up in use? Has anyone broken the threads from a drop?

A 18.5mm ID doesn't leave a lot of wall for the (I think) 13/16-20 UNEF threads on the head.
 

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Honestly this is the main reason I haven’t gotten one yet. Really want an old round body but it has been stated by some on here that there ain’t much thickness here. I’m happy with 2X123 or a16650.
 

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Well, a minor diameter of .7530" over a 18.5mm ID leaves .012" at the root of the threads. Intuition says this is too thin, but the strength of thin-walled cylinders can be surprisingly good.

There's obviously enough strength here that the threads don't break simply by cinching the parts together a few times, or the bodies wouldn't exist for sale.

Are these 7075-T6 aluminum? Edit: I see on the LF webpage that they are 7075-T6. That's a definite plus.
 
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Honestly this is the main reason I haven’t gotten one yet. Really want an old round body but it has been stated by some on here that there ain’t much thickness here. I’m happy with 2X123 or a16650.

I'm sharing your concern. I'm using a LF 16650 body for some time now which I'm very happy with. I'm perfectly satisfied with using 16650 cells. Also, the 18650 bodies are meant for use with unprotected cells while I still prefer the safety of protected cells. I'm looking forward to the new flat side bodies but I'm afraid they are also only going to be offered in a 18650 version.
 
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