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    Default Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    9-21-12: Hi guys, I am now have more of the Makai heads.



    Hi guys,
    This thread is an offering for the Ti Makai as detailed below.



    This offering is for a Makai head that includes a Buck 3S converter designed to run on ~4-9 volt battery supply and drives the LED at ~1000 mA

    The Makai 6V Head is $345 + postage

    If you want to get a complete light you can go for a

    Makai 6V -2x123 which would be $575 + postage


    These lights are available on first come first serve basis; as determined by e-mail orders I receive which are clear, concise and include the must have information:

    In the subject line of the E-mail please state: Makai 6V (+ 2x123 if you want a complete light I.E. Makai 6V-2x123)
    Your CPF name
    (if you have one)
    Your real name and mailing address
    phone number if international shipment
    Any exceptions to standard shipping, which is priority mail.
    If the shipment is domestic and you want insurance, please so state. (No insurance offered on international shipments)*

    For my general info on how I process these offerings, please refer to THIS THREAD. For more information on the Makai, please review THIS THREAD.

    All of these lights sport some tool marks and various cosmetic singularities. Some may be obvious and some you may need to look closely for.

    If you receive one of these lights and decide that it does not meet your expectation then you can either lower your expectations or simply send the light back for a full refund. I won't offer an exchange for probably obvious reasons. (please don't abuse this offer)

    Like all of my Ti lights, the Makai is designed to be sealed from the environment and external pressure but I make no claim or suggestion that it is a dive or underwater light.

    Thanks guys!

    * shipping is via Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation or Global Priority mail. If you wish shipping via an alternative method, or signature confirmation or insurance on domestic shipments only, please specify in your e-mail order. If you want insurance, I will also add the expense and option of signature confirmation to your shipment.
    Last edited by McGizmo; 09-21-2012 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Makai Head back in stock
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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    Email sent
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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    Hi again,
    I want to add that I have a baker's dozen of these already assembled and ready to go. I have no idea what the initial response or demand for these will be. I am low on 2x123 paks at present but there are plenty that have been on order for a while now. No ETA on them and if demand exceeds what I have on hand, there will be a delay before this wave can resume with the Makai 6v -2x123 complete light.
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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    email sent for a Makai 6V -2x123

    Thanks,
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    Email Sent. Thx

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    Email sent.
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    e mail sent

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    I'll take one, Makai 6V head
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    Email sent


    and Don!
    Last edited by Light11; 09-21-2010 at 01:23 AM. Reason: paypal

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    Email Sent

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    Email sent , Paypal at the ready.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by wolfy; 09-23-2010 at 09:15 PM.

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    I Received The Light This Morning.....All I Can Say Is WOW. This Has Definitely Exceeded My Expectations, Much Smaller Than I Thought It Would Be Too.

    If You Dont Have One Of These Yet, You Are Definitely Missing Out.


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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    WOW that was fast. I was first to order one and I will be last to receive. It usually takes between 2 to 4 weeks to receive a package in Canada from the US? I have found Royal Air Mail (UK) to be the fastest at about a week. I'm know my wait will be worth it, I've never been anything but happy with a McGizmo . I'm looking forward to everyone's comments, beam shots, and reviews while I wait


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    You'll need an adaptor of some kind I suppose. Don's lights are E series compatible.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123) (out of stock)

    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    You'll need an adaptor of some kind I suppose. Don's lights are E series compatible.
    Thanks I thought they were compatable.

    Maybe I can talk Don into making a 3x123 McClicky pak.
    Last edited by bushmattster; 08-18-2012 at 08:18 PM.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123) (out of stock)

    Quote Originally Posted by nbp
    You'll need an adaptor of some kind I suppose. Don's lights are E series compatible.
    The C-series heads have a very different method of attaching to the body. A C-to-E adaptor would be impossible in any practical sense, because even if you made an adaptor that physically fit, it would lengthen the body considerably and there would be an unavoidable (and useless) bulge behind the E-series head where the C-series head would normally attach.

    Quote Originally Posted by bushmattster View Post
    Thanks I thought they were compatable.

    Maybe I can talk Don into making a 3x123 McClicky pak.
    If you want the length of a 9P, you can get the 2xAA Clicky Pak and use 14500-size batteries in it.
    If you want the voltage of a 9P, either a 2xAA or 2x123 Clicky Pak will let you use 2 batteries for a total voltage of 8.4v.
    If you want a spiffy titanium head for your 9P, TnC Products has what you're looking for.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123) (out of stock)

    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    If you want the length of a 9P, you can get the 2xAA Clicky Pak and use 14500-size batteries in it.
    If you want the voltage of a 9P, either a 2xAA or 2x123 Clicky Pak will let you use 2 batteries for a total voltage of 8.4v.
    If you want a spiffy titanium head for your 9P, TnC Products has what you're looking for.
    Thanks for that information.

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    That would have been an expensive mistake!

    Well, actually, not so much as you'd only need an E series body to make the Makai work, but if you were set on the 9P then yes, the Makai would be a big

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    Hi Don,
    Will we see a XP-G2 in future waves of the Makai?

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    Quote Originally Posted by Benchiew View Post
    Hi Don,
    Will we see a XP-G2 in future waves of the Makai?
    I have no plans at present to bring in the XP-G. I can't predict what I will be up to in the future.

    I did get in a shipment of the Makai heads so they are now available again. I am low on the 2x123 paks at present but more are on order so depending on demand there may or may not be a period where I can't build the Makai 6V (2x123) complete lights.
    Last edited by McGizmo; 09-21-2012 at 11:34 AM. Reason: Makai Head back in stock
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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    This is good news for all the Makai fans that have been waiting.
    What emitters are you working with the Makai now?

    =====================
    Sorry. XML. Just looked at your offer page.
    Last edited by BenChiew; 09-21-2012 at 01:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    It makes sense. The XM-L benefits from a large reflector, and the 119(V) doesn't really make enough light to be used in a "thrower" anyway.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    I wonder how does the XML compare to the XPG in the Makai?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    It makes sense. The XM-L benefits from a large reflector, and the 119(V) doesn't really make enough light to be used in a "thrower" anyway.
    I would politely disagree. I have a 6V 119V driven at 1A and it had excellent throw in the Makai. I modded the LE for the Haiku, but the beam profile with the Makai 119V combo was superb.

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    Default Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    Quote Originally Posted by DTF View Post
    Makai 6V XML "Special" on it's way.
    Interesting. Special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benchiew View Post
    Interesting. Special?
    Yes. After much thought and consideration, I decided that there was one thing needed to make the Makai, or any other McGizmo, functionally better. Don was kind enough to agree to do it... for a nominal charge. I like to think of it as my "tactical" Makai.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    Quote Originally Posted by DTF View Post
    Yes. After much thought and consideration, I decided that there was one thing needed to make the Makai, or any other McGizmo, functionally better. Don was kind enough to agree to do it... for a nominal charge. I like to think of it as my "tactical" Makai.
    Much higher drive level for all 3 stages?


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    Not sure I would have the nerve to ask Don to fiddle with the electronics.

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    Default Re: Wave of Makai 6V (2x123)

    Change the tailcap design for a protruding tactical button?

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