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    Email sent for 1 Haiku Hi CRI

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    Just trying to figure something out here. Everytime I log in this thread is bolded like there is a new post and shows a last post date of yesterday at 5:43pm but when I click on it it there is no post since late February. I'm hoping posting here will make it stop showing up.


    Edit: Ha! Seemed to work. Now the last post shows up. Congrats on the new Haiku.

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    I had the same thing happening, but I think you broke the curse.
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    Hi Don,

    Email sent on March 13th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinFournier View Post
    Hi Don,

    Email sent on March 13th.
    I haven't received anything from you including in my spam folder?!?! Are you sure you got the e-mail address correct? Try don(at)dmcleish.com
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    Hi Don,

    I also emailed you last night at the dmcleish address. I sent it from the same email address that I've emailed you from many times previously. (Only posting to let you know in the event there is an issue with your email )
    Chris

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    Ok 2nd email attempt sent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibcj View Post
    Hi Don,

    I also emailed you last night at the dmcleish address. I sent it from the same email address that I've emailed you from many times previously. (Only posting to let you know in the event there is an issue with your email )
    It's working for me, thanks !
    Chris

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    Chris, do you mean he got your email?

    Wonder why mine didn't work! I sent it again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinFournier View Post
    Chris, do you mean he got your email?

    Wonder why mine didn't work! I sent it again...
    Yes, he received it. Not sure why yours didn't go through.
    Chris

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    Many thanks again, Don. Another XP-G with a bit extra. As usual, another piece of art.
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    Does Haiku Hi Cri come with a XML2 led version?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny70 View Post
    Does Haiku Hi Cri come with a XML2 led version?
    In terms of High CRI matched with a CCT up there with the sun (4000K -5000k) I don't believe any other manufacturer has come close to what Nichia, with their expertise in phosphors, has brought to market. To my knowledge, which is limited, Cree and others may be getting up above 90 in CRI but with LED's that are down in the 2500-4000K and I am not using these. I have chosen the XM-Ls and XM-L2's that I use based on maximum flux with reasonable CCT. The Cree XP-G2 I am using is a LED that I believe bridges the gap between the Nichias and XM-L's in terms of tint, CRI, lux and flux.
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    Thank you Don. Appreciate your thoughts and expertise!

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    Anyone have the Haiku High CRI in both AA and C123? If so, how much actual useable light is lost with the AA engine? My Mule High CRI is AA and I had/have no plan to use it for more than close-in lighting, but I would like to reach out a little with the Haiku if I decide to go that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quoddy View Post
    Anyone have the Haiku High CRI in both AA and C123? If so, how much actual useable light is lost with the AA engine? My Mule High CRI is AA and I had/have no plan to use it for more than close-in lighting, but I would like to reach out a little with the Haiku if I decide to go that route.
    Don's AA Light engines are set to 300mA compared to 625mA for the 3v CR123 if you opt for the 119V HiCRI. There is a difference in output but not as significant as the numbers suggest. From memory I think the AA Nichia outputs about 70 lumens vs 100 ish for the 3v Nichia in the Haiku.

    The difference in 'throw / reach' will be significant compared to your AA Mule on the Haiku AA due to the reflector. The AA Haiku would suit your needs from what you have said above if you like the AA Pak form factor. If you don't mind a different battery type then the 3v would give you more output.

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    Email sent for one Haiku High CRI.

    Payment sent.

    Edit July 5

    Got it!!! Beautiful.

    Thanks Don.
    Last edited by murrydan; 07-05-2014 at 12:10 PM. Reason: mail came.

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    Hi Guys,

    2nd post here. ...and a little context.

    I received my first "real" flashlight the other day, an HDS Rotary 250. I'm officially addicted. As a testament, I've probably spent about 8 hours yesterday educating myself on these forums. Didn't even know the time passed so quickly. After only 2 days of use, I absolutely love the HDS. In fact, it is was has sold me on purchasing lights straight from custom makers. (As a companion to the HDS, I picked up a Nightcore SRT7 from REI. Even with 960 lumens, I returned it yesterday. The build quality was terrible and after comparing 960 lumens to 250 lumens, I definitely don't need them extra lumens. I can see law enforcement and tactical applications, but I'm not a weekend Rambo .) But what I am looking for is another companion to the HDS. I believe in redundancy, and with the immense output of these lights in such small form factors, 2 lights take up little space and weight. And I am sold on Don's build quality and reputation for service and would like a McGizmo for my next light.

    So, in this context, is a Hi CRI Haiku right for me as a companion to a rotary-style 250 lumens light? Primary use would be general purpose, attached inside my backpack for EDC. (My HDS has no clip, so I wouldn't EDC that light - but it would be used daily in my work, just not carried.) The light would become a companion light for hiking and camping, where both would be brought along in that situation. Another way of looking at it is that the Haiku Hi CRI would be an outdoor light, with an active lifestyle - it would be used and "abused".

    The other alternative is the XM-L, so if not one then the other. I wonder if with an XM-L, I would overlap the HDS.

    The followup question I have, given my context and intended use of the light, would a 2x123 be recommended over a 1x123. The light would be clipped via lanyard to an o-ring inside the side pocket of my Synapse 25 backpack. I pose this question because I am worried a little bit that, even given the high quality of the light, it might not be bright enough by a tad, for exploration, light night hiking returning to the trail head after the sun goes down, exploring beneath falls, etc.

    I look forward to your thoughts and comments, and hopefully this post provides enough information to help me make an informed decision.

    Thanks!

    edit: For sake of this discussion, I was also looking at the Aqua/terra Rams.
    Last edited by karp; 07-06-2014 at 06:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karp View Post
    Hi Guys,

    2nd post here. ...and a little context.

    I received my first "real" flashlight the other day, an HDS Rotary 250. I'm officially addicted. As a testament, I've probably spent about 8 hours yesterday educating myself on these forums. Didn't even know the time passed so quickly. After only 2 days of use, I absolutely love the HDS. In fact, it is was has sold me on purchasing lights straight from custom makers. (As a companion to the HDS, I picked up a Nightcore SRT7 from REI. Even with 960 lumens, I returned it yesterday. The build quality was terrible and after comparing 960 lumens to 250 lumens, I definitely don't need them extra lumens. I can see law enforcement and tactical applications, but I'm not a weekend Rambo .) But what I am looking for is another companion to the HDS. I believe in redundancy, and with the immense output of these lights in such small form factors, 2 lights take up little space and weight. And I am sold on Don's build quality and reputation for service and would like a McGizmo for my next light.

    So, in this context, is a Hi CRI Haiku right for me as a companion to a rotary-style 250 lumens light? Primary use would be general purpose, attached inside my backpack for EDC. (My HDS has no clip, so I wouldn't EDC that light - but it would be used daily in my work, just not carried.) The light would become a companion light for hiking and camping, where both would be brought along in that situation. Another way of looking at it is that the Haiku Hi CRI would be an outdoor light, with an active lifestyle - it would be used and "abused".

    The other alternative is the XM-L, so if not one then the other. I wonder if with an XM-L, I would overlap the HDS.

    The followup question I have, given my context and intended use of the light, would a 2x123 be recommended over a 1x123. The light would be clipped via lanyard to an o-ring inside the side pocket of my Synapse 25 backpack. I pose this question because I am worried a little bit that, even given the high quality of the light, it might not be bright enough by a tad, for exploration, light night hiking returning to the trail head after the sun goes down, exploring beneath falls, etc.

    I look forward to your thoughts and comments, and hopefully this post provides enough information to help me make an informed decision.

    Thanks!

    edit: For sake of this discussion, I was also looking at the Aqua/terra Rams.
    and congratulations, you may have set a new record for reaching the "archimedes peak" at the incredibly low CPF post-count of only 2 (!)

    For reference, here's the chart ...



    ... and the explanation ...

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=384016



    More seriously, I agree that the Haiku would indeed be an excellent choice for your stated purpose, but might suggest the XP-G2 emitter instead.

    Since you will be considering a second McGizmo soon after receiving your first, I would recommend saving the XM-L emitter for a companion 2x CR123A Makai to join the 1x CR123A XP-G2 Haiku ...

    EDIT ... and you can always add the High CRI Nichia when you get a SunDrop or Mule
    Last edited by archimedes; 07-06-2014 at 08:52 PM.
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    I recently swapped an XP-G2 engine in my Haiku and removed the hi-cri. I too would highly recommend the XP-G2 in the Haiku. It's about 200 lumens with a NICELY balanced beam!

    That being said, the Haiku is good in my opinion for anything under 100ft. If you would like more distance and can afford the extra heft, I would 100% recommend the Aqua/Terra Ram. It is a very nice middle ground as far as beam distance goes, between the Haiku and the Makai. And the HIVE driver is a blast if you like programmability!

    ...and THAT being said...um....well...nearly every night I end up taking a Haiku in one pocket, an Aqua Ram in the other pocket and a Makai in another pocket when I walk
    Last edited by calflash; 07-06-2014 at 10:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    and congratulations, you may have set a new record for reaching the "archimedes peak" at the incredibly low CPF post-count of only 2 (!)

    For reference, here's the chart ...



    ... and the explanation ...

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=384016



    More seriously, I agree that the Haiku would indeed be an excellent choice for your stated purpose, but might suggest the XP-G2 emitter instead.

    Since you will be considering a second McGizmo soon after receiving your first, I would recommend saving the XM-L emitter for a companion 2x CR123A Makai to join the 1x CR123A XP-G2 Haiku ...

    EDIT ... and you can always add the High CRI Nichia when you get a SunDrop or Mule
    Quote Originally Posted by calflash View Post
    I recently swapped an XP-G2 engine in my Haiku and removed the hi-cri. I too would highly recommend the XP-G2 in the Haiku. It's about 200 lumens with a NICELY balanced beam!

    That being said, the Haiku is good in my opinion for anything under 100ft. If you would like more distance and can afford the extra heft, I would 100% recommend the Aqua/Terra Ram. It is a very nice middle ground as far as beam distance goes, between the Haiku and the Makai. And the HIVE driver is a blast if you like programmability!

    ...and THAT being said...um....well...nearly every night I end up taking a Haiku in one pocket, an Aqua Ram in the other pocket and a Makai in another pocket when I walk
    Thanks for the replies, guys. I think that's what I'll do then in regards to the XP-G2. But you bring up another question - can I program the output levels on the haiku? The 4 levels on the Aqua/Terra is very appealing to me, for the sake of having a very very low light option.

    Next question, which should I get first? (side question, don't want to be off topic here - do you guys prefer the Aqua twist or Terra click? feel free to PM if you'd like) I'm thinking Haiku (since this is the Haiku thread). And then to order, I just email Don per instructions and make the requests in the email? I am a McVirgin if you will...

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    Quote Originally Posted by karp View Post
    Thanks for the replies, guys. I think that's what I'll do then in regards to the XP-G2. But you bring up another question - can I program the output levels on the haiku? The 4 levels on the Aqua/Terra is very appealing to me, for the sake of having a very very low light option.

    Next question, which should I get first? (side question, don't want to be off topic here - do you guys prefer the Aqua twist or Terra click? feel free to PM if you'd like) I'm thinking Haiku (since this is the Haiku thread)....
    The Aqua/Terra series are the only (stock) programmable McGizmo flashlights currently available.

    There have been light engines modded with programmable drivers, in "Aleph-compatible" threaded cans, but that's getting into advanced customization.

    The Aqua/Terra flashlights are modular, so you could get both (interchangeable) tubes. Or an AquaRam and a TerraMule, then swap parts to make an AquaMule and a TerraRam.

    Starting to sound like you might end up getting them all ... (lol)
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    I like the two batt Haiku best for everything light.
    The makai is a good thrower ............
    If yah just wanna light up a room if the power goes out , get one with out a reflector (I forget what there called) LOL Sundrop is one of them.

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    Email sent for a haiku xp-g2 1x123 +insurance

    EDIT: sent payment via paypal
    Last edited by gravelrash; 07-10-2014 at 08:07 AM.

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    You can count me as another proud owner of a High CRI haiku .

    My first McGizmo light arrived this morning.

    I feel it didn't took me that long to reach here: I began my flashlight education last year with a Nitecore EA1 then got an eagletac EA1-ti then HDS EDC 200 and finally a SF C2-HA with malkoff M61W.

    Now I made it to the top I can rest knowing I have the best and won't ever need to buy another light, would I?


    Thanks again Don.

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    Ha! The Haiku begets the Mule, who begets the SunDrop, who begets the Terra Series, who begets all sorts of old school McGizmos...

    Once you pop, the fun don't stop.

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    You are right, at least I know that I'll only buy economic lights now.
    The makai is truly beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighair View Post
    The makai is truly beautiful.
    +1000 - few lights are as gorgeous as the Makai... IMHO

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    I made a similar post in another area hoping for someone who can answer this question. I know the 119 LED is 1mm x 1mm and the beam profile has a dark ring near the edge of the beam. The 119v is 1.3mm x 1.3mm and I am wondering if the haiku with the 119v still has those same dark rings, or if the larger surface area of the emitter solves the problem. Thanks for the help guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    I made a similar post in another area hoping for someone who can answer this question. I know the 119 LED is 1mm x 1mm and the beam profile has a dark ring near the edge of the beam. The 119v is 1.3mm x 1.3mm and I am wondering if the haiku with the 119v still has those same dark rings, or if the larger surface area of the emitter solves the problem. Thanks for the help guys!
    I did not really notice a large difference in the beams. I recommend the 119v since it can take higher currents and I think the tint is better.

    If you find that you are not really happy with the beam, you can make adjustments. With Don's design you can actually adjust the focus of the reflector relative to the LED - move it in and out a bit by first removing the lens and then pushing the reflector out from the inside. Pushing it back in, you need to be very careful so as not to short out the reflector on the LE. I usually resolder the leads on the LE to move them out a bit and and I also sand down the ridge on the underside of the reflector. This may sound a bit elaborate, but it is really not that hard. Two things to note, the lens has an inside and an outside, so don't mix up the orientation. Also, don't touch the inside of the reflector.

    Mods don't like it when you cross post, FYI.

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