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Sky Lumen Nguyen Flashlight Torture Tests Videos

AmericanDissent

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Ok so here is how I plan to do it.
I will have every available serial number ready to order on my store.
Grab the serial you want and check out ASAP. This secure you the SLN host.
Come back and add a light engine to cart afterwards when you have more time to decide what you want it to be.
First 30 will be 7075 for sure
Serial 1-24 will be Black HA III
Serial 25-30 will be hand mirror polished and clear anodized
More info when we are nearly there

This is a good plan. I was worried I'd miss the serial number I wanted while deciding on all the options lol
 

daffy

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On your store it says sold out already, does that mean the first batches are all gone?
I knew i should not have fallen asleep today...
 

AmericanDissent

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On your store it says sold out already, does that mean the first batches are all gone?
I knew i should not have fallen asleep today...

That's just a teaser/place holder listing in his store, you haven't missed out!

Vinh, if your website crashes, it might be my fault for reloading it every 15 seconds lol
 

Bronco

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What an awesome series of test videos.

Now all we need is for someone to start manufacturing Viton switch boots. :D
 

Patriot

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The drop test is my most anticipated video. Can't wait.

Same, here. I think it's the most practical test and the one that concerns me most. I'm not anticipating that it won't pass, just the opposite, but I feel that the drop test will be placing the most shock/stress on the light off all the tests (apart from shooting at it). The contacts, LEDs, driver, can all be effected and all it takes is for one solder connection to fail and I don't want it to fail.

Glad you got some rest Vinh. Great job on the videos. I like and comment on every one of them.
 

Skylumen

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Same, here. I think it's the most practical test and the one that concerns me most. I'm not anticipating that it won't pass, just the opposite, but I feel that the drop test will be placing the most shock/stress on the light off all the tests (apart from shooting at it). The contacts, LEDs, driver, can all be effected and all it takes is for one solder connection to fail and I don't want it to fail.

Glad you got some rest Vinh. Great job on the videos. I like and comment on every one of them.

Thank you for your support. It means tremendous for me as a brand new light builder.

The drop test is schedule for tomorrow. We will do the drop test with the unpotted light engine that we have been using for all the tests so far. If it pass then wonderful. If the light engine fails then I will make another light engine that is potted and redo. Potting will be optional at time of order. I suspect most will not need this option as it adds little benefits if our current light engine passes all the drop tests.

Today after the "@ Deapth" test I found out the optics seems to be a bit bent from heat. I am sure the "Boiling Point" test did this because I did not notice this before that test. Beam is still good and light of course operated flawlessly but I thought I mention that. If you are going to cook the light without a battery inside then the optics is the weakest link.
 
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Patriot

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It would actually surprise me quite a bit if boiling water warped the optic however, it's difficult to argue against if that's when you noticed it.

Even though the body temp reached 212F during the thermal testing, I suspect that the MCPCB, and optic got substantially hotter. Easy to test the boiling theory though, just toss a couple in boiling water for a few minutes and see if they're effected. I think high temperature acrylics melt well above 300F but perhaps even higher melting points are possible with today's acrylics.
 

Keitho

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For sure. Bounce/sheer/deflect into a spray of fragments. Even square on I think the 9mm will lose most of its mass to fragments. It will be neat to see what Scout comes up with.

It came to me in a dream...how about taking out the battery, and taking a rifle shot straight through the center of the (side of the) battery tube. Hook up leads from a battery or power supply, and show that even a light with a rifle bullet hole through its side it still works! The visual on that would be impressive, and I'd certainly bet the light would still work...
 

AmericanDissent

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Just finished watching the drop test and drag videos, and all I can say is WOW. Amazing. From a design and durability standpoint, I'd say this light is already an incredible success. I really hope it's equally as successful from a financial perspective. I can honestly say that I have never anticipated the purchase of any other light as much as this one. Usually I only get this excited about a light if its going to become my highest output or farthest throwing or most impressive size to output ratio light. I think the insane durability, no compromise components, and especially the uniqueness of the light really make this a must have for me.
 

Skylumen

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Just finished watching the drop test and drag videos, and all I can say is WOW. Amazing. From a design and durability standpoint, I'd say this light is already an incredible success. I really hope it's equally as successful from a financial perspective. I can honestly say that I have never anticipated the purchase of any other light as much as this one. Usually I only get this excited about a light if its going to become my highest output or farthest throwing or most impressive size to output ratio light. I think the insane durability, no compromise components, and especially the uniqueness of the light really make this a must have for me.

Thank You!



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AmericanDissent

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Will you be opening up serial number reservations any time soon, or will it be closer to the mid October release?
 
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