Where is Saabluster and What Are You Doing?!!

saabluster

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Happy new year. Any new flashlights? lol
And yet one more year removed. No. No new flashlights. Yet. Boy I really picked a bad time to come out of retirement a year ago. Things were trucking along and I was moving on product development. I even bought a sputtering magnetron to bring some of my ideas to life. Doing a lot of LED level R+D. Then the pandemic hit. All of the mental energy that I had been focusing on research for flashlights now got turned towards this new disease. In a short time I knew more about this virus than most doctors. I poured over the research papers coming out. I was creating protocols on what we could and could not do. Early on I realized the potential that the medical community could be overrun and not be able to provide care to my family. So I bought an O2 machine and other paraphernalia to be able to self treat if it came to it. I even starting designing my own ventilator. I was determined not to be caught flat footed. And well, I succeeded there. But my hyper focus on that was at the expense of flashlights.

I am now back on track with product development. I am changing my focus slightly from where I was a year ago. Many years ago I started development into laser based systems and developed several light engines. I ended up stopping the development because I got spooked by the legalities surrounding them. It’s funny because I have seen that some of my designs are being used in the industry now. Not that I gave them the idea mind you. It was just a matter of time before someone else came to the same conclusion. Interestingly there is quite a bit that they haven’t caught on to yet. I see the current field of LEP very similar to where we were when the Cree XR-E landed back in the day. That is to say there is a lot of room for growth. Now that others have tested the waters I plan on turning almost all development to LEP. How soon will product start delivering? Can’t say. It usually takes me many months to gather all the necessary puzzle pieces to create something I am proud to have my name attached too. Then usually there is the creation of all the bespoke parts and testing the production methods not to mention actually making the end product. You all know I don’t do this for the money but for the love of the craft. My aim is to recreate the DEFT and have it retake the throne. For this new generation to advance the state of the art by a decades worth. Just hoping I can keep my ADHD brain focused long enough.:rolleyes:
 

adamlau

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Good to hear. Count me in for whatever you have upcoming :) as I was a day away from ordering a couple of W3 Pro LEPs for my kids. They each wanted a small thrower after seeing a W1 in action at the local reservoir tonight.
 

aginthelaw

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Now if we can only get milky back things would be normal again. Good to read this post and I still have 3 deft-x’s that I need to retest
 

saabluster

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Thanks everyone. It feels good to be back.


Now if we can only get milky back things would be normal again. Good to read this post and I still have 3 deft-x’s that I need to retest

Wow. I hadn’t heard he was gone. It will take me a bit to get back in the loop on everything and everyone. There are definitely a lot of new faces around here.
 

aginthelaw

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Thanks everyone. It feels good to be back.




Wow. I hadn’t heard he was gone. It will take me a bit to get back in the loop on everything and everyone. There are definitely a lot of new faces around here.

i don’t think he’s posted in a few years now. Teej drops in every now and again
 
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