The Smallest flashlight I could make...

George7806

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This is something I've been meaning to share for a little while. I've always had an issue to put this in the right surrounding so it shows how incredibly tiny this light is. It features a Nichia 219B emitter in the front, with the ceramic base filed off, so it would have a smaller footprint. The front is protected by a 5mm mineral glass. It works with 3 SR416SW high drain silver oxide battery, which is able to provide enough current for this light to emit about 4-5 lumens for about 1 minute. It has no practical uses, I have only made it to see, what's the smallest I could make. It was all made on a manual lathe, which I'm not sure I could replicate again. The exact size is 6.6mm x 15.1mm (0.26" x 0.59") You can see more pictures under this post as well as on my Flickr HERE:



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Outstanding!

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Fantastic!! Makes the tiny Nucleus look huge! Way to go. I’ll take it!! ...I know wishful thinking, but I would love to add one to my collection. More as a tribute to what can be done!
 

George7806

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Super sweet! I love anything made from scratch, even if its not entirely practical. This is superb creativity and engineering!! Bravo to you sir, Bravo!!!!

Thank you, your kind words are truly appreciated:)


Great pics too!
 

George7806

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Fantastic!! Makes the tiny Nucleus look huge! Way to go. I’ll take it!! ...I know wishful thinking, but I would love to add one to my collection. More as a tribute to what can be done!

Thank you Mike, your input and kind words are always appreciated!:) I have no plans to make any more, but if I ever go crazy, and decide to make a very limited run, I'll be sure to let you know:)

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Love this super tiny one George! is cute a word for a flashlight?! Now it is. And I though the Nucleus was small :faint:
 

ScapegoatUmi

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This is something I've been meaning to share for a little while. I've always had an issue to put this in the right surrounding so it shows how incredibly tiny this light is. It features a Nichia 219B emitter in the front, with the ceramic base filed off, so it would have a smaller footprint. The front is protected by a 5mm mineral glass. It works with 3 SR416SW high drain silver oxide battery, which is able to provide enough current for this light to emit about 4-5 lumens for about 1 minute. It has no practical uses, I have only made it to see, what's the smallest I could make. It was all made on a manual lathe, which I'm not sure I could replicate again. The exact size is 6.6mm x 15.1mm (0.26" x 0.59") You can see more pictures under this post as well as on my Flickr HERE:



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As I have come to expect, brilliant as any post from you, Sir George. Your meticulous attention to detail is always on point. Ill bet that even in those few minutes of run time, you get the most satisfying OOooo’os and Aaahhhhh’s. It must be something when you tell any spectator that you made it. Congrats.

You sir, are truly a master craftsman. :hatsoff
 

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There's just no stopping your creativity. Just one problem, I can't decide which museum this light should go to. Either the flashlight pavilion at the world famous "Saw Mill Inn", owned by CPF's most prestigious member run4jc or should it really reside in a more public forum, say the "Smithsonian Institution's The History Of Custom Built Led Illumination Tools In Contemporary Western Culture Exhibit"? I guess the only equitable way to decide, is to get the 2 museum directors together and let the bidding war begin! It just goes to show how much progress we have made in only a few years time. Flashlights have finally gone mainstream, and we collectors can finally come out of the closet, and take our rightful place in society , without fear of ridicule or shame. I for one am a proud custom flashlight owner, how about you?
Please make more lights for us your humble fans,
Zandar
 
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George7806

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Thank you for those mighty words, I really appreciate it! I would be happy to show it off, but I'm a little worried about losing it, so it is normally staying home...:)

As I have come to expect, brilliant as any post from you, Sir George. Your meticulous attention to detail is always on point. Ill bet that even in those few minutes of run time, you get the most satisfying OOooo’os and Aaahhhhh’s. It must be something when you tell any spectator that you made it. Congrats.

You sir, are truly a master craftsman. :hatsoff
 
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