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Sold/Expired WTS: Vintage Emissive Energy/Inova T3 with Surefire Sheath

Tachead

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Hi, I have for sale a Vintage Emissive Energy/Inova T3 that I bought 2001ish. It uses a Luxeon 3 with their cool glass "Tiros" optic similar to that of a lighthouse. If I recall correctly it is 85 lumens. It is in great shape, works well, and has seen very little use over the years(I could only find a couple scratches on it and took pics).

Also included is a vintage Surefire sheath that I bought for it around the same time. It fits the light perfectly.

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I am asking $60US shipped(now $50US) for the package(USA & Canada). It will include tracking and basic insurance($100CAN). PayPal G&S only.

The first "I'll take it" in this thread or via PM takes the package.

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Tachead

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Those lights were really good at tossing out way more light than the numbers would suggest.
GLWS.
Yeah, they are/were amazing lights. Great build quality too(better then many of today's lights). You are probably the person to ask Byk... Was there ever another brand of lights that used a glass TIR like on this light? It sure is cool. Back in 2001 this light was paired with my Pentagon(L3?) with a reflector and between the two I had my bases covered. Man those were the days. Very few people had lights like these back then and they always impressed.

Thank you sir[emoji106].

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TC, I do not think EE invented the TIR since glass had been manipulated to bend or focus light from a bulb by Ray-o-Lite (now Rayovac) long before the LED flashlight. But Emissive Energy had taken it to a whole new level. And the build quality was certainly nothing to sneeze at either. Glass lens, stainless bezel ring, uber reliable twisting switch. All with a decent beam and tint even in this modern age of LED. The T3 tiros was a great flashlight.
 

Tachead

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TC, I do not think EE invented the TIR since glass had been manipulated to bend or focus light from a bulb by Ray-o-Lite (now Rayovac) long before the LED flashlight. But Emissive Energy had taken it to a whole new level. And the build quality was certainly nothing to sneeze at either. Glass lens, stainless bezel ring, uber reliable twisting switch. All with a decent beam and tint even in this modern age of LED. The T3 tiros was a great flashlight.
Oh, they definitely didn't invent the TIR. I have never seen this style of glass "lighthouse" TIR on another flashlight or since though that I remember. I was just curious if any other more modern lights used something like this. I think it would be cool to try a modern version with something like the Osram CSLPM2. I bet it would throw like crazy.

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I believe that you are referring to the Fresnel lens as the "lighthouse" optic ?

And yes, others have used those, including SureFire (on some of the M3LT, among others)

Leaving further discussion aside for the general part of the forum, and back on topic for WTS, a few years back someone had asked me if I knew of one of these for sale.

At the time I did not, but I will try to go through my messages and look. If I still have the note (or can recall who) then I'll try to put you in contact.

Best with your sale.
 

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I believe that you are referring to the Fresnel lens as the "lighthouse" optic ?

And yes, others have used those, including SureFire (on some of the M3LT, among others)

Leaving further discussion aside for the general part of the forum, and back on topic for WTS, a few years back someone had asked me if I knew of one of these for sale.

At the time I did not, but I will try to go through my messages and look. If I still have the note (or can recall who) then I'll try to put you in contact.

Best with your sale.
That could be what it's called, not sure(edit: yes I googled it and that looks like what these stepped optics are called). Most TIR optic lights I have owned have used acrylic or polycarbonate optics that are smooth for the most part. These had glass domed optics with concentric stepped rings similar to an old lighthouse so to speak. Pretty cool optic.

Thanks, for the heads up I will have a look at the SF models.

I appreciate that, thanks you sir[emoji106].

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