The longest throwing LED flashlight in the world

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saabluster

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Mike, can you add me on the list. I will PM you the details on the flashlight once my PM box completes it "vetting" procedures. :popcorn: Thanks...
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You don't need to PM the details. Just put what you want in your post. I will go ahead and reserve your spot.
 

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Mike - my order also included glow stuff.

Need to speak to you re emmiter selection to.

Unsure re diffuser and battery selections so when you get time would like to discuss with you.

Black body is fine - I dont like bling

A non cf shroud would also be good if it is easier for you. I will be using this as a tool not eye candy show peice.

As I am UK based do you throw in stuff like extra seals and the like ?

I am in no rush Mike so please dont feel pressured re my order - it will be ready when its ready.

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Hmmm Michael, I do believe you may need to hire an assembly crew with this one! A homespun industry in the making and certainly most welcome in these economic times!


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Already a few people with this light & no in depth review? Come on guys what's the hold back?
Not everyone has the ability, equipment, or time to make in depth reviews. To do it right takes a lot of time. Everyone is waiting on LuxLuthor's review. Should be along shortly.
 

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Mike - my order also included glow stuff.

Need to speak to you re emmiter selection to.

Unsure re diffuser and battery selections so when you get time would like to discuss with you.

Black body is fine - I dont like bling

A non cf shroud would also be good if it is easier for you. I will be using this as a tool not eye candy show peice.

As I am UK based do you throw in stuff like extra seals and the like ?

I am in no rush Mike so please dont feel pressured re my order - it will be ready when its ready.

Thanks

Looman
All of them come with the glow powder cast into the parts unless you specifically ask not to have it. I have started to put an extra seal for the tail cap/body to head and an extra screw. And of course if you ever needed anything I can always send you what you need.
You mentioned(in the PM) the need to be able to ID stuff long range and said color rendition is essential in the PM. First I need to know at what distances you need to ID and what you need to ID. That will help me make a recommendation for both emitter and lens.
I do not have a different/less time consuming way to make bezels right now.
i could always just cast a solid plastic piece instead of the carbon fiber but it would not be as strong. The carbon fiber is there for more than just beauty.;) Battery suggestions are as follows. For longest runtime or extreme environments(cold)Energizer e2/Ultimate Lithium AAs. For rechargables you will need eneloops or any of the smaller diameter NiMHs. The high capacity NiMHs are fatter and will not fit inside the body. Do not use lithium rechargables.
 

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Not sure if this has been asked before but can the P7 pill be used with this light?
Anything is possible. But the Cree is a superior product in my opinion. And I would have to charge extra to modify the pill that the emitter sits on as the P7 is too wide to fit down in the valley.
 

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All of them come with the glow powder cast into the parts unless you specifically ask not to have it. I have started to put an extra seal for the tail cap/body to head and an extra screw. And of course if you ever needed anything I can always send you what you need.
You mentioned(in the PM) the need to be able to ID stuff long range and said color rendition is essential in the PM. First I need to know at what distances you need to ID and what you need to ID. That will help me make a recommendation for both emitter and lens.
I do not have a different/less time consuming way to make bezels right now.
i could always just cast a solid plastic piece instead of the carbon fiber but it would not be as strong. The carbon fiber is there for more than just beauty.;) Battery suggestions are as follows. For longest runtime or extreme environments(cold)Energizer e2/Ultimate Lithium AAs. For rechargables you will need eneloops or any of the smaller diameter NiMHs. The high capacity NiMHs are fatter and will not fit inside the body. Do not use lithium rechargables.

Ok the glow stuff is std thats fine.

I shoot air rifle, rimfire and centre fire. Generally I use a specialist light but this whippersnapper you have created may be a way of downsizing equipment and possibly going solo though it is a large dia head and a non shooting size body so perhaps not so good to mount in 25 or 30mm ring mounts and that head size.

The light will need to ID quarry say rabbit and fox from close to out to 150 - maybe 200 yards away BUT also be used to ensure backstop is safe and nothing is behind that shouldnt be there - houses, walkers etc. a LOT further out.

Maybe I'm being too critical in my choice of emitter - I would prefer bright and white overall. I will be reasonably capable of ID'ing it as possible quarry and I always double check through bins or scope before slipping a shot.

The CF shroud is fine - i just thought a non fussy alternative may may life easier but I guess not in this instance so let it stand

Thanks for the battery info - understand now

I will use this light a lot so rechargable will be fav and I carry primary as back up or more rechargables.

thanks,

Si
 
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Hi Michael, Can you put me on your list for a DEFT Carbon bezel + R2 pill. You have Choppers to thank ... he talked me into getting one of your lights :)
 

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Mike please also add a case to my order I'm in the 17th position and I'll stay with the Cree over the P7 since you say its better I trust your judgement.
 

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Can you clarify for me what is what here.

It seems to me some of the emitters may have an additional lens planted on them ? Is that right or is it limited to the P7 equiv as the emitter pattern is crap without an added optic

The package as you unwrap shows a seperate item marked as diffuser - but it does not show it unwrapped.

Is this the large aspheric lens that is then pushed into the front of the unit to switch it from a square shaped impression of the emitter to make it more round spot and/or is there another lens that sits between the asperic to difuse the emitter shape into something a little softer.

Any clarification on this point would be appreciated

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Can you clarify for me what is what here.

It seems to me some of the emitters may have an additional lens planted on them ? Is that right or is it limited to the P7 equiv as the emitter pattern is crap without an added optic

The package as you unwrap shows a seperate item marked as diffuser - but it does not show it unwrapped.
The additional optic you may have seen elsewhere in this thread was an experiment. I am not yet making them.
The diffuser lens is exactly like the smooth aspheric but I cast a textured surface on the back of the lens which diffuses the beam. I will try and post some pictures of the two lenses side by side to help everyone visualize the difference.
 

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RE: I'm also in for and R2 along with the carbon fiber bezel. (#14 on the list)

Kindly add your diffuser lens to my order.
Thanks,
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Here are the pictures to show the difference between the smooth and diffused aspheric.
These are pictures of the whole family. I'm on the left. My wife is on the right and my son is in the background.

leds422.jpg


leds423.jpg


And here are shots of the back side to show texture.
leds428.jpg


The smooth ones are highly polished.
leds430.jpg
 

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Thank You Michael - that makes it clear (and diffused :)
How easy is it to swap the lens ? Is it push fit or do you have to select pre manufacture?

My wife used to work for Carclo Technical Plastics and we have a small but decent aspheric magnifying lens.

I see what you mean about the emitter shape being cast on the target now. You can (if focused right) see all if the shape of the emitter.

Funny thing is that my fenix P3D and a cheapo LED from Tesco (a UK version of Walmart I guess) seems to have the same shaped emitter.

The P7 was more complex in comparion. It is clear however that the shape of this lens is pivitol and yours for home engineered looked very nice. You are clearly very capable.
 
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