Hello all. While I'm on this forum a lot, I don't post much unless I feel I can contribute something useful. So here goes:
First off, like many of you have said, while this light is intended for your keychain, I've heard many comments stating the the length with the QD attached is simply longer than many of us would have preferred, especially since its's essentially one long, rigid, stick on your keychain. I'm in this boat as well. While I love everything about this light (especially the emitter), my only nagging reservation has been the way it carries. This is what I did: (try not to gasp)
That's right... I drilled a (tiny) hole in the back end of it and added a split ring. The hole is above the inner groove where the ball bearing detent is. This way I can remove the split ring and go back to the QR setup later if I change my mind. But for now, I'm finding it to be perfect in its shorter form.
For those who have asked about a clip:
This clip works perfectly. Super secure and solid, as if it were made for it. Looks good, too. It's from my Olight i3.
Does anyone know if he is still actively selling the nickel plated QR? The post above from the 18th seems like he is, but I'm just making sure they haven't gone the way of Mac or Lummi.
So I didnt have a 5mm ID o-ring..I grabbed what I could at work. Way to thick...solution? Counter sink the tail end until the o-ring was almost flush with the surface...It Barely engages on the balls though...But makes a HUGE difference in the fit. Now it is how I feel it should be for such a pricey light.If you have a the version of the Beta that has the play in the Quick Release, try putting a small, say 5mm, o-ring on the shaft of the brass QR. This will take up the slack. Makes it a whole different light.
I believe Jason has changed the design on the latest version.
Hello anyone know if it's solely a nichia 219a Jason uses in his QR's?.
thanks,- just that someone mentioned the latest ones have the 219b!.
i like the A , and my LED board where the led sits has a black triangle and two black dots on each side.
My Beta-QR CU arrived just in time for Christmas. THANK YOU!
I am very pleased with the quality of these lights. Could not be happier.
The LED colour rendering and beam is great.
The CU is something different and unique in materials on a light and I love the levels on both the dual and three mode.
Even though this is meant to be on a key chain, the light tends to ride in my pocket without the clip/ring.
Its so compact and unobtrusive.
Next is Nickel version to round out the trifecta of QR's for me.
Then on to an Alpha.
i have the Cu QR & love it too!...i have a prometheus blue clip on it.
i use it a lot for the flight deck.
fits in my pilot shirt just good!.
the alpha custom is also beautiful .
i have one with the nichia 219a! and my initials stamped by jason.
Cool - thank you guys.
Unfortunately it's for the v2 only. I have a copper v1. Great little light btw. It's living with my keys since day one. Love it!