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    Hi Guys,
    This is a wave offering of a titanium Mule High CRI light complete (and if there is interest we can add the head only, to the offering)

    For more info on the High CRI LE at the core of this light, See Nichia 119 LED. The Mule head is the same design and physical form as the Aleph Mule head I used to offer in aluminum but this one is in 6-4 titanium. It has a 1mm thick Sapphire window. The 1x123 McClickie pak is the same pack used with the SunDrop and Haiku.





    The Mule Hi CRI is being offered for $410 plus shipping *

    I do want to state that my hope and intent is to process the e-mail orders for these on a first received/ first processed basis and ideally the response to your e-mail order will be a notification of shipment. I don't want to add to the number of communications by sending an acknowledgment prior to generating the postage notification.

    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: Mule Hi CRI
    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.

    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 Mule High CRI 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.
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    Don,

    Any chance of getting a custom Mule 2x123 with the 6V LE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shado View Post
    Don,

    Any chance of getting a custom Mule 2x123 with the 6V LE?

    Todd
    Yes.
    I don't want to confuse these waves with all of the possible combinations but that doesn't mean the can't be had. With the 6V LE, the drive level will be ~450 mA.

    If you guys want to figure out prices, The Mule High CRI head with 3S LE is $235 and with the 6V LE it's $240. Pack prices are as posted elsewhere.
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    Don,

    Email sent for standard version. Thanks for your quick reply, I might get a 2x123 6V in the near future. For now, I'm looking forward to your Mule High CRI.

    Thanks Again
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    Don, I could not find what drive level the 3v Mule is driving the 119 Nichia at although I may have missed it. Would you mind stating it (or repeating it) please?
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    easilyled - drive is 500 mA on the 3V LE.

    Don - e-mail sent for 3V Mule
    Last edited by Bass; 10-23-2010 at 03:54 AM. Reason: Confirm 3V version

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    senna94,

    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    Yes.
    ......
    If you guys want to figure out prices, The Mule High CRI head with 3S LE is $235 and with the 6V LE it's $240. Pack prices are as posted elsewhere.
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    I'd love some beamshots comparing the High CRI Mule to the SunDrop XR-U

    If anyone ends up owning both, some beamshots would be much appreciated

    Nice work again Don
    This mule is certaining on my want list... just need money first

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    Quote Originally Posted by DimeRazorback View Post
    I'd love some beamshots comparing the High CRI Mule to the SunDrop XR-U

    If anyone ends up owning both, some beamshots would be much appreciated

    Nice work again Don
    This mule is certaining on my want list... just need money first
    I'll be only too happy to oblige! As soon as that mule gets here...

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    PM incoming

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    Holy Cats Andy, that was fast!! What, like 3 days? Amazing.

    I'm glad the initial impressions are good. Make sure to post or shoot me a message with your thoughts as you get to know them a little bit. I'm really curious to see how you like them compared to other EDC lights you are used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Holy Cats Andy, that was fast!! What, like 3 days? Amazing.

    I'm glad the initial impressions are good. Make sure to post or shoot me a message with your thoughts as you get to know them a little bit. I'm really curious to see how you like them compared to other EDC lights you are used to.
    Surprisingly fast via EMS to Singapore. Ordered on Friday night (Singapore time) which is a Friday morning in Hawaii I supposed and I got it this morning. I never knew these freight guys work over the weekends. I kind of regretted getting the XM-L Haiku. Should have listened to my heart and get the high CRI Haiku instead. After all I am a high CRI freak. I guess when I free up some funds I am gonna get the high CRI head.

    This is something I never anticipated, I had always thought that all levels are current regulated, but to my surprise I detected PWM on the low and medium levels even with just my naked eyes. Shining the lights on my spinning fan proved that I am right. Not horrible nor is it a deal breaker but just a little annoying, and I just expected more for this price.
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    Hi Andy,
    If you don't want the Haiku XM-L and would prefer a High CRI Haiku, just send the light back and we can do an exchange. I too would prefer a constant current at each of the three levels but the designer of the converter was not able to provide this in a viable package and UI as requested and needed. I actually pay a premium for those converters despite the fact that there is some form of PWM involved. The Mule uses the same converter and has the same PWM nature. Feel free to return both lights if you wish and certainly if it will alleviate your annoyance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    Hi Andy,
    If you don't want the Haiku XM-L and would prefer a High CRI Haiku, just send the light back and we can do an exchange. I too would prefer a constant current at each of the three levels but the designer of the converter was not able to provide this in a viable package and UI as requested and needed. I actually pay a premium for those converters despite the fact that there is some form of PWM involved. The Mule uses the same converter and has the same PWM nature. Feel free to return both lights if you wish and certainly if it will alleviate your annoyance.
    Thanks for the offer Don! I think I can live with the slight PWM signature. Overall they are indeed beautiful lights, and once I have it in my hands I just thought that I would rather be poor and survive on grass for the whole month than to return it for a refund. If you don't mind, could you give me a day or two to decide if I want to keep the XM-L head and buy another high CRI head, or to change it for a high CRI head? It's all about money Don. If I am rich I wouldn't need to think and would have just bought one of each. Hope you understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Don, EM sent for one mule hi CRI with new clip, a CRI haiku head, and a extra new clip.


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    I have heard others mention the PWM on these lights, but I have never noticed it myself. Maybe I'll have to take one in the shower with me or something and shine it on the water spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    I have heard others mention the PWM on these lights, but I have never noticed it myself. Maybe I'll have to take one in the shower with me or something and shine it on the water spray.
    Shine it on a spinning computer fan. That makes it easy to see.

    The 6V driver doesn't seem to use PWM, though, or at least not at a frequency I can see. It doesn't really bother me either way though.

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    Hey Don,

    Email sent, Thanks

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    Gotta have it...

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    Hey Don,

    How are things?

    Question: Are the clips on the old EN Mules made of Ti also or aluminum like the light?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Hey Don,

    How are things?

    Question: Are the clips on the old EN Mules made of Ti also or aluminum like the light?

    Thank you.
    Hi nbp,
    The clips are titanium. I did use stainless steel screws on the Al Mules and PD's but the clips have always been titanium.
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    Excellent, thank you sir. Ti clips: all the better to anodize.

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    Paypal sent Don, cant wait to get hold of it!
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    Email sent, so excited!

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    Hi guys,
    I recently discovered an application right down the Mule's alley. In fact it has inspired me to work on a new light, the AquaMule which is more vapor at this point but I am bound and determined to see something come of it. I mention it now just to let you know it is something I am working on but not something I wish to open up a discussion on.

    It all started when I was talking story with a couple friends here from Scripps who are doing research on the reef. There is an issue which at this point I believe is in litigation having to do with seeps out in the reef which are pouring out nitrogen rich and possibly contaminated water from a nearby injection well which is part of the sewage treatment plant. The water was dyed with fluorescein and my friends wanted to check out the reef at night using UV light to look for the fluorescein as it fluoresces easily. In addition to a couple 365 nm UV lights I took out for the encounter, I mounted my GoPro on a 27LT light which I had converted to a XM-L Mule. After viewing and videoing the seep, we ventured further out on the reef to see what night time critters we might encounter. I discovered that the GoPro mounted on my mule light was a great combo and that the light was ample and wide enough in beam pattern to illuminate the very wide field of view recorded by the GoPro. In THIS VIDEO you can see that there was another diver with a collimated flashlight beam often on the subject but that the light from the mule was ample and nice in even intensity for capturing the action. AN amazing encounter it was!

    But the stock mule is not a dive light and that is something I hope to address later. In the mean time though, the existing Mule is a viable light source for the GoPro in any number of challenging and environmentally unfriendly applications. I took THIS VIDEO last night using LED lights for illumination initially and ending with the Mule attached to the GoPro as the sole source of light. I also messed with the three levels of light to see how much light was needed for the application at hand. Later I walked into my garage shop and with the Mule as sole source of light, took a still shot to see how well and effective the scene could be lit:



    I didn't do any correction or adjustment to the image aside from reducing it in size down to what you see here.

    A photo of the rig I used for the backyard video and this still shot:



    The GoPro bike handlebar mount accessory fits great on the head of the light and basically what you see in the beam of the light is also being seen by the GoPro, making shooting from the hip or any other off balance position easy.

    I really like the GoPro system and although it is not capable of the image and video quality of larger cameras with better optics, it can go places where the others can't and get the job done. I would not be surprised to see the people at GoPro come out with their own supplemental lighting system but in the mean time, a Mule works pretty dang good! I haven't experimented with High CRI yet but there may be merits for it as well.
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    The camera rig is just plain far out, Don. looking forward to more...
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    Don takes The BEST photos for his marketing materials. There's always some gorgeous creature in them, whether it's a sea horse or a turtle or one of his beach babe girlfriends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbp View Post
    Don takes The BEST photos for his marketing materials. There's always some gorgeous creature in them, whether it's a sea horse or a turtle or one of his beach babe girlfriends.
    In this case, I believe it's his niece.

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    Mule High CRI head with 3S LE
    What body can I use this head with? any surefire body and tail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benchiew View Post
    Mule High CRI head with 3S LE
    What body can I use this head with? any surefire body and tail?
    Depends on the Voltage, if its a 3v then any 1X123 or 2XAA bodies, if its the 6v then 2X123 bodies

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