Milkyspit M375 "Skalamander"

skalomax

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A little review about Milky's Custom Light M375 "skalamander" that he built for me.
What Light Should I get?

Well a couple of weeks back I Pm'ed and call Mr. Scott C. (Milkyspit) about a Light that I wanted.
At first I wanted a KT4 Turbohead with about 5 Seoul SSC P4's but the price of the KT4 was out of my league. Then me and scott started talking for a couple of hours :grin2: about what light would be good for me, We ended up with a M375 "Skalamander"which made Me and Scott both happy about my decision. I wanted something Bright and Floody, but with some throw.

What Is it?
This is a KL2 Crenellated Bezel with 3 SSC P4 USVOI (5300K) with a Leef 2x CR123A body and a SW02 Tailcap. The Seoul's are being driven at 500mA each. The Body was sort of special since it was kind of a mistake. Its a Leef 2x CR123A body with no markings, lines, or indentations, Just a plain HA III tube.

How Does it Feel

Well... This light Feels superb, unmatched by any light that Ive ever had. It feels super sturdy, comfortable, and has a good size. Milky provided me with some Special 'Cold Shrink' tubing used to bundle undersea cables. This provides comfort with grip since the tube was plain.


How Bright Is It?

:) - This Light is VERY bright! Somewhere around 375 lumens :) . It lights up a bunch and has a soft and long throwing hotspot. This is the Brightest L.E.D flashlight Ive ever had, But im glad It was this one.
Absolutely Destroys my Surefire U2, L4, L6, L5 that i had before.
The "skalamander" throws extremely well even though using Tiny McR16's.
Throws about the same as a Streamlight Propolymer 3C Luxeon but with 5-6 times the output. THIS THING HAS KILLER SPILL

How does It look?

I think this light looks very nice. Its supposed to be a light used everyday and will take some minor punishment in the process. For me this light has some Character, Looks mean with the Crenellated Bezel and Lights up like a Beast, Yet looks Elegant with Its Landyard "tail" (made by GreenLED) and emits a beautifull amount of light.

Tint

The tint is absolutely Gorgeous. One of the best Ive ever had. Its nice and white with a little warmness that is great for my outdoor activities. Its rated at 5300K which is nice.


Worksmanship

Like all my other Milky Lights the worksman ship is Splendid. No Flaws and the Light works Like its supposed to. Ive seen a thread were they bring this up, Quite frankly I think they are jaundiced. Nothing Less than what I expected from Scott.

How Do you Like it?

I love IT! I use my "Skalamander" every day! It works like a charm and manages to put a smile on my face every time I turn it on. Its very small for putting out so much light and has a beautifull beam that has a balance of throw and SUPER spill. Feels Like a tank and can be carried anywhere.


Runtime

I get about an 1hr on 2 primaries and 1hr 30min on 3 Primaries. Good runtime considering the Output and size. Quite impressed.

Experience With Milkyspit

My experience with Scott was a extremely Pleasant one. He is very determined to make you happy with your choice and He Knows his stuff (Learned quite a few things from him). He replies Fast and ships and Builds fast. I asked him if he can build It and ship it before I would to go with my Uncle to Seqouia National Park and He did. Shipped very Fast and did not charge me for "Super Fast Building". I really enjoyed talking to him on the phone about His and others flashlights. Now I have another Light getting build by Milky himself.











Streamlight Propolymer 3C Luxeon



M375 "skalamander"









If you have any Other questions you would like me to answer please tell me. Sorry for this newbish Review, since its my first :huh: .
If you have any Other questions about the "skalamander" PM Scott (Milkyspit) or Me.
 
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jtice

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Great review.
Hearing nothing but good about these, and I have the exact same head, with M3 body on the way.
Actually, I wonder where in Scotts queue I am :thinking:
I cant wait to get mine, looks like I am gonna love it.
As you said the spill is dominating, and still throwing as well as a 3C Poly? sweeeeeeet :D

Do you know the drive level to each LED?
Hows the heat buildup? I can imagine ti gets a bit warm, but should be fine.

~John
 

skalomax

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Thanks Jhon.

The Seouls are being driven at 500mA each.
It does get quite warm (not HOT) but I think it should be fine.

M3 Body, Nice!
Just ordered a Leef 3x CR123A body with a C to M adapter.

Guess were going to be having the 'Sickest' lights in town eh?

:grin2:
 

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I also have an L5, which I will use the body from, with a Leef C2M adapter.
Love the possibilities :D
Dare I say, I could see this replacing my Gizmo U2 with A3 head as EDC ! :O

Once the multi-level boards are ready, these lights will be unbeatable.

~John
 

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jtice said:
Once the multi-level boards are ready, these lights will be unbeatable.
Can somebody fill me in on this? It sounds like just what I'm looking for...
 

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Alin10123 said:
Would these happen to be ready yet?

Nope, but they're getting close. I got an email today alerting me that some prototype boards would be on the way to the Milky Labs on Saturday. :)

Some history on the boards...

Originally the multi-brightness boards were going to be a customized hardware AND custom-programmed variation of georges80's maxflex board... but that particular platform has some hardware bugs the George so far hasn't been able to correct. It might still materialize but in the meantime I've moved forward with other plans. The more the merrier! :naughty:

I've built a handful of multi-brightness, digitally controlled lights using the circuit boards I had run for the MC2 (Milky Candle v2). I'd upgraded the output current for the boards and programmed new firmware into them to support higher output operation. These worked fine at first, then a component substitution at the supplier level resulted in one part that wasn't up to the task, making subsequent boards unusable for the higher currents. So close! Then frustration. :banghead:

Currently, I've got another run of a completely different board in development for a project I'm working on with a fellow CPFer, somebody well-versed in building SureFire-compatible bodies. :whistle:
 
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