How much does it weigh, and what are the brightness levels and mode sequence? No PWM?Early test prototype (and my constant pocket light for some time now) of the Micro ATL G5 in aluminum with the Moly Resin semi gloss black coating.
could we get a picture of the locator beacon?
Yeah, I was thinking the same about the battery but figured I misread it.I'm in for a G5ex aluminum with moly resin and trit slots. Want something I can wear around my neck and not turn my skin green. Also is the battery only good for 25 charges? Is it easily replaceable?
Hi there, I am new to the forum but am interested in this light for sure, in copper! What is the best way to find it once it is in production?More of a struggle to get some beam shots posted than I had originally thought.
What I have today is really not an apples to apples comparison as the TI3 is running a Cree XP-G2 in neutral/warm while the Micro ATL G5 is running a Cree XP-E2 in nuetral/cool. I had been working on pics with a Cree XP-G2, neutral/warm in a G5 but managed to knock the dome off the only heat sink mounted XP-G2 I had at the moment. That XP-G2 will still work well for heat testing but not so much for beam quality.
So keep in mind that the pics I'm posting today are only to compare the beam patterns, not the max brightness or color temps.
On the left is the Ti3 and on the right is the G5. (Sorry for the confusion, originally I had the patterns reversed. Correct now with the TI3 on the left and the G5 on the right)
Actually a lot going on in the above pic. Notice the beam pattern on the G5 is not quite as round as the Ti3? The Carlco optic at 10mm produces a beam somewhere in between a reflector and an aspheric lens. Not as much spill as a reflector but not as tightly focused as an aspheric, really somewhere in the middle. Note the hotspot of the beam is a bit brighter on the G5 but the Ti3 spill illuminates more of the surrounding area, like the brown wood paneling on the right.
The ultra low setting (different manufactures call it different things, like firefly, moonlight, etc) on each is pretty comparable. You can see that the G5 shows more of a square beam, like you might see on an aspheric. Note, the G5 eX will have a somewhat brighter ultra low mode.
Close up of the G5 beam showing the squared pattern.
Nothing to do with beam patterns really but I got ahold of some champfer bits and have been figuring out how to use them.
I believe the scuffed up corner is more from my, still needing lots of practice, spraying technique rather than a statement on the Moly Resisns durability.
I planned on sand blasting the case and reapplying the Moly Resin but actually really like the contrast and am just going to keep it as is.
The G5 and G5 eX will come with these silicone USB port covers that you can use or not use, which ever you prefer. They will be more recessed in the production versions.
I'd love to buy one with a high CRI Nichia 219 LED
I've had a couple of inquires about the Nichia 219 and am going to look into the possibility.
It depends on a couple of things; primarily, will it work with the 10mm Carlco optic and the depth of the LED mounted on it's heat pad assembly. A third issue would be finding a reliable source for them.
If anyone knows of a supplier for the Nichia 219, preferably in the US and willing to ship in small quantities, please let me know.