What to buy with the new Luxeon Star on the horizon

BuddTX

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Pondering weather to purchase a Lightwave 4000 and a Inova X5, or should I wait until the Luxeon Star is out in full force?

This is purely a "flasholic" purchase. (I need a fix, man, I am hurting!)

I have not seen any light produced by the Luxeon Star, but I am a "brighter is better" kind of guy, but I don't want to wait a year or so for it to make it out to the general public?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuddTX:
Pondering weather to purchase a Lightwave 4000 and a Inova X5, or should I wait until the Luxeon Star is out in full force?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you can't wait for, or can't afford the Arc-LS, you certainly can't go wrong with the Inova X5 (or is it 5X). The Lightwave 3000 and 4000 are also decent flashlights for the money; though they are substantially larger in size.
 

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x5 can replace the ls any day of the week imo. obviosely the ls is what youd get now but you cant so do what i did and get an x5. for some reason i dont crave the ls somuch any more. the inova is the niceret of flashlights
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I too agree that the X5 is a very good light & you won't be dissapointed, even if you find something you like better, later. TX
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aragorn:
x5 can replace the ls any day of the week imo. obviosely the ls is what youd get now but you cant so do what i did and get an x5. for some reason i dont crave the ls somuch any more. the inova is the niceret of flashlights
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I have to admit, that of all the multiple LED flashlights I've seen, the X5 seems to be the best design. That's just my opinion. Even though I really like the Luxeon Star, the X5 is one of only a few multiple LED flashlights I'd like to buy.

I've been making 3 'D' cell Luxeon modifications, but I get awefully funny looks with that big 3 'D' cell hanging out of my pocket!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daniel Ramsey:
Wayne did it!
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Yep he's the one!!
Wayne (Elektrolumens) has a viable Luxeon flashlight for sale at E-bay, looks pro-built to me.
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Daniel, got an auction # on that?-I couldn't find it
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BuddTX:
Pondering weather to purchase a Lightwave 4000 and a Inova X5, or should I wait until the Luxeon Star is out in full force?

This is purely a "flasholic" purchase. (I need a fix, man, I am hurting!)

I have not seen any light produced by the Luxeon Star, but I am a "brighter is better" kind of guy, but I don't want to wait a year or so for it to make it out to the general public?
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You'll probably be waiting a long time for the Luxeon Star to appear in LED flashlights, on a large scale basis. The manufacturers who've made flashlights with multiple 5mm Nichia's first have to dump their inventory. Then you'll probably see them start making offerings with the Luxeon Star. Also, it takes time for them to develope a flashlight using the Luxeon Star, and get a patent going on it.

Then again, there are renegades who get ahold of their incandesent and halogen flashlights, and put under the hood a Luxeon Star. Hmmmmm, who would do a thing like that?

Wayne www.elektrolumens.com

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Wayne has a direct link to it in another posting or just try contacting himself directly (?)
Hopefully his light will never suffer the stigma of being a "mod"
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because it does not look like one and its time to accept the fact that sometimes a highly crafted "mod" will be better than whats available on the market and frankly I get a little tired of seeing just a single type of Luxeon product available right now, at different prices, at various outputs, in limited numbers and so on.
Also Wayne is highly talented and not a teenager slapping some lights together for a quick buck, I would do business with him in a heartbeat because of his research and applications of the Luxeon, including a PR bulb retro-fit Luxeon that is just as good if not of higher output than the Pro Series III from Ledcorp.
 

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Thanks everyone.

So I guess that the answer is that, with the exception of people doing modifications of existing lights on a small scale, the new flashlights with Luxeon Star are not yet available.

What about the new LED from Nichia that is supposed to be a competitor to the LS.

Any idea when that will be out in quanity?

Thanks.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Daniel Ramsey:
Wayne has a direct link to it in another posting or just try contacting himself directly (?)
Hopefully his light will never suffer the stigma of being a "mod"
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because it does not look like one and its time to accept the fact that sometimes a highly crafted "mod" will be better than whats available on the market and frankly I get a little tired of seeing just a single type of Luxeon product available right now, at different prices, at various outputs, in limited numbers and so on.
Also Wayne is highly talented and not a teenager slapping some lights together for a quick buck, I would do business with him in a heartbeat because of his research and applications of the Luxeon, including a PR bulb retro-fit Luxeon that is just as good if not of higher output than the Pro Series III from Ledcorp.
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i hope that your not implying that im the teen slapping lights together. i do a good job ya know. almost as good as you. yeah i saw quickbeams light and hes still cleaning up my drool.
 

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As the attitude on this board is very polite, I should have specifically specified that a custom modification on a small scale does NOT (as far as I am concerned) imply good or bad quality.

I would tend to think that modified lights offered for sale here at CPF's would tend to be on the high quality, value orientated side (whatever the price may be), because if someone wanted to sell more than a couple, they would want to offer the buyer a high quality light, and at a good value (again value does not necessarly mean low cost), the preceved value and quality needs to be high, so that the purchaser would rate the product and the person highly (as Daniel did).

I was just curious to know what major manufactures were offering LS lights.

Thanks!
 

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Speaking of modified lights...Is anyone selling their Zetex AA minimag mod?

How does it burn since it is regulated? I'm very interested in this light, and i know that there is instructions on how to make one. But i'm no good with a soldering iron...and i'm lazy.
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Can someone make me one?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LEDagent:
Speaking of modified lights...Is anyone selling their Zetex AA minimag mod?

How does it burn since it is regulated? I'm very interested in this light, and i know that there is instructions on how to make one. But i'm no good with a soldering iron...and i'm lazy.
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Can someone make me one?
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I second that.

Well guys?
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YC
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Well friends. I must say you that I have been talking with a manufacturer from Asia wich makes flashlights for other companies and he told me that they are now developing five flashlight based on LUMILEDS technology for their customers...Just think about it guys!!!
 

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isn't Inova suspose to be coming out with a new light? with the regulated surefires coming out I might hold up on purchasing another x5.
 
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