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id30209

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Re: Paul Kim's PK-PR1

And i swapped emitter on my PR1. 219B 4500K shines well in this tiny rocket
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Bykfixer, I had a short reply typed out to your long post above. Not sure where it went. Didn’t just mean to quote you.

I meant to say that PK really got it right with this light, especially if you want to run it on high. It just seems to go and go when other brands dim quickly on their highest settings. I like to think of my PR-1’s as the spiritual continuation of Surefire’s E series in a more general purpose and less task focused design.
 

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If you go back and look at your post it was in the middle of two paragraphs. Doh!
I do that a lot.

Anyway I agree. It was kinda like PK did a 6P 2.0 with his FL 2 and E1 2.0 with his PR-1.
He had a bunch of stuff on the drawing board for both lights but the lack of interest in them caused him to nix the ideas and go back to a more Scout type direction. PK was really proud to get the amount of output it has and hold it steady. Using an RCR it runs even brighter without stepping down. I ran mine on primary for a while and one night the battery quit. I had a pair of RCR's in a G2 with me so I snatched one out and put it in the PR-1 and suddenly I could see 50 to 100 feet farther away. I've used one or the other RCR from that G2 ever since. (I had a Malkoff M61 NL in the G2.)

He once said he wanted to build a work oriented light. My reply was "you already did, it's called the PR-1".

Very nice 30209. 4500 kelvin is a great tint. Knucklegary had his FL2 modified but I don't recall what he used. Maybe he will pop in and elaborate.
 
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The PR-1 was a neat idea. Mine was too flaky to use but it was a darling light with some nice features. Even the cool white tint was pleasant enough.

I hope PK comes back to consumer lights some day. I'd like to see if he has other concepts in mind.
 

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The other day at work a contractor was placing concrete to become a wide island in the median of a road. They wanted to know how much was left in the mixer drum to make sure the last was placed in a fairly uniform line and place a bulkhead at the end point of that load. It was being built under a bridge so it was fairly dark.
The driver looked into his drum and said "too dark under this bridge I cannot tell". I tossed him my PR-1. He shined it in the drum and says "holy **** this little thing is bright, about a quarter yard left" and tossed it back to me.
 

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The PR-1 was a neat idea. Mine was too flaky to use but it was a darling light with some nice features. Even the cool white tint was pleasant enough.

I hope PK comes back to consumer lights some day. I'd like to see if he has other concepts in mind.


I would love to see an AA version. The cr123 is an amazing light and one of the few cool white lights that I regularly use.
 
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