- Apr 17, 2018
Re: Project Genesis - Sky Lumen Nguyen
Please help me arrange the tests in a chronological order that makes best sense.
Drive over test
Water resistance test
In product testing that I've been involved with, I've seen the campaign starting with worst-case shipping shock test (simulate a pissed-off UPS driver, with it in the packaging), then a ring-out of electronic components to find any "infant mortality" of electronics (maybe a few batteries worth of discharge, and a couple hundred clicks of the button). More than absolute hot/cold temps, thermal cycling will also reveal latent electronic defects (a few hot/cold cycles). Vibration testing also tends to shake apart any poor solder joints, near-failure components, etc.; but, for this light, that's probably not a value-added testing expense. The main purpose--you don't want a failure during torture testing to happen due to something that was a latent anomaly in the circuit board, and mistakenly blame the torture test for something that was actually a manufacturing defect.
I'd probably start and end the torture testing with a water resistance test to show that none of the intermediary tests caused the pressure envelope to be compromised. Shock, crush, thermal cycle--order probably doesn't matter. It will be fun, and at the same time it will be devastating to purposefully damage such a beautiful piece of industrial design that you've slaved to create. Keep the camera rolling for us!
What a handsome clip!
Would you start producing clips with your emblem on them for other lights? I have modded lights from you, without the V54 signature because budget is tight... but I’d totally buy 2-3 sized titanium clips with your emblem on it, to fit on various lights going forward! Should be a lucrative project I would imagine. Simple, cheap, and I think people would buy them!