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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1967 View Post
    I ordered my first McGizmo! Haiku XML 6V Now the waiting begins!
    Congrats!! Your McGizmo swamp is imminent.

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    With Don, you hardly need to wait. Ok, I was exaggerating a little but it seems almost instantaneous.
    Exactly! I ordered at night then woke up in the morning with the shipping notice. I thought hold on I have not even paid! I quickly went on Paypal and sent payment. Should be here Thursday. Now that is service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fd3s View Post
    Congrats!! Your McGizmo swamp is imminent.
    Yep! Already looking at a Hi Cri!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank1967 View Post
    Exactly! I ordered at night then woke up in the morning with the shipping notice. I thought hold on I have not even paid! I quickly went on Paypal and sent payment. Should be here Thursday. Now that is service!
    That was the exact experience I had with Don. I am extremely impressed!
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    When you place an order with Don, you need not worry about the availability of the light but you need to worry about the availability of your funds to pay for it.

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    Never met anyone in business with service like Don's. He is top notch!!

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    These are very addicting to say the least ........Ive never owned anything better made , well maybe .....but Iam not using it.
    Iam waiting on my 6V Haiku also .......well cant say waiting , I just ordered it ......LOL ..........OK ....Iam waiting , I want it now ...LOL
    I love the Titanium , its awsum and the fact that its textured so to speak , not smooth ..........makes for a good grip on wet days.
    With gettin these .......I now have a bunch of other lights I no longer want or have a need for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djdawg View Post
    These are very addicting to say the least ........I now have a bunch of other lights I no longer want or have a need for.
    Sounds like a thread in the MarketPlace is in order.
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    Hi Don.
    i love your products, i want to buy a mule 6V. Do you ship to VietNam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hieudd View Post
    Hi Don.
    i love your products, i want to buy a mule 6V. Do you ship to VietNam?
    I am not sure if I have shipped there yet but I have shipped all over the world so I don't see why not? I would guess using EMS would be the safest method.
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    Email sent. Haiku XML, 1/4" x 20 clip, 1/4" x 20 swivels.

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    After some drama with the Swiss Post, I received my Haiku XM-L. I admit that I was hesitant about the XM-L - I have a few that I'm not happy with. But I had 1 that I liked and went with Don's and everyone's recommendation. Now I have 2 XM-L lights that I'm very happy with. My experience confirms that I am not a tint snob. I'm beam snooty. The beam from the Haiku XM-L is wonderful.
    Last edited by yoyoman; 05-07-2013 at 01:51 AM. Reason: Rather edit than reply with a new post

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    The new converter can handle shifting through the levels on a depleted battery better than its predecessor and I am not sure you can detect any PWM on low or medium levels. Aside from these two aspects I am not aware of any other differences.
    That nicely answers a question I was just about to ask thank you

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    First post! Just sent an email for a Mule XML. I actually joined up to find info about McGizmo since I am on a quest to assemble my grail EDC; got a Carbon Fiber CRK Small Sebenza Insingo last week; email sent about Mule this week. Psyched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wundergussy View Post
    First post! Just sent an email for a Mule XML. I actually joined up to find info about McGizmo since I am on a quest to assemble my grail EDC; got a Carbon Fiber CRK Small Sebenza Insingo last week; email sent about Mule this week. Psyched!
    The Sebenza is a great all-around knife and if you want the same type of a light, for all-around usage I'd suggest looking at a Haiku rather than the supremely floody-with-no-throw-at-all Mule.
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    ^^ I second this. As an EDC light, the Haiku will be far more versatile. The mule is a fantastic light, but is more useful indoors than outside.

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    ^I agree. My purchase post is above (#251). I have bigger/smaller lights, brighter/dimmer lights, throw/mule specialists, but since getting it, I have used my Haiku more than any other light I have.

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    Hmmm, now I am wondering if I should have gone Haiku. The light is gonna be a shared EDC for my Dad and me, and maybe versatile beats pocketable. I paypaled Don last night for the Mule. I wonder if it is too late to switch?

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    It is probably already in the mail. If you look closely, you'll see that you received a shipping notice and not a request for payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wundergussy View Post
    Hmmm, now I am wondering if I should have gone Haiku. The light is gonna be a shared EDC for my Dad and me, and maybe versatile beats pocketable. I paypaled Don last night for the Mule. I wonder if it is too late to switch?
    Email him anyway, the light may not be in the mail. The Haiku is not really any less pocketable than the the mule.

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    Yeah, a shipping note is what I got, but I got it way past the PO being open. I do have a shipping number, but I wonder if I got back to him before it went out. I mean, I think my Dad and I will enjoy either, but I want this to be perfect.

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    The Mule is already in the USPS system. If it turns out to be the wrong choice then we can rectify it. We're all different with varying needs for lights but it's difficult to get past our individual bias based on our needs and uses. The first light I made for myself from scratch and the light that served for the basis of the first limited production I was part to was the original McLux and it was a flood flashlight because that is the type of beam and light I actually use and need on a frequent basis. The difference between the original McLux and the Mule is very significant, IMHO, and it's due to the evolution and improvement in the LED's. The original McLux probably put out 20-25 lumens of light so its range was definitely restricted. The Mule XM-L puts out well over 100 lumens and although it won't throw like any collimated beam light will, I think it has grown significantly in it applications and uses compared to the original McLux. I definitely consider a Mule as a candidate for an EDC because it has been for me for a number of years and would be today if I only were carrying one light with me.
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    ^ Thank you Don! The more I look at photos of the Mule's flood (including some amazing outdoor night-hike shots) and think about what my Dad and I need in an EDC light, I think the Mule is actually gonna be perfect. I also know he is BIG on small-form objects as an avid jean-wearer. I am too, and since we share EDC items back and forth (across country no less!), I think the Mule is gonna work out very well. Here's a total noob question: will a Haiku head work on the Mule body (in case we decide to splurge on it around Xmas time)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wundergussy View Post
    Hmmm, now I am wondering if I should have gone Haiku. The light is gonna be a shared EDC for my Dad and me, and maybe versatile beats pocketable. I paypaled Don last night for the Mule. I wonder if it is too late to switch?
    Don't worry .... We're all pretty sure here you'll be buying another soon

    Congrats!

    ... and yes, the parts can "mix-n-match" (as long as the voltage is kept consistent)
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    Cool. And really, my favorite (albeit, much more budget-friendly lights) are very floody with almost no throw (Quantum DD gets me through most tasks when I don't need the light for very long, and the Incendio could probably be my one light forever if I wasn't so driven to track down super-nice hand-made things).

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    The real problem here is that you only bought one! Once that Mule is in your paws you will NOT want to share it with Dad. I see another email to Don in your future.

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    Last noob question: if I wanted to throw in some rechargeables and a small recharger with this, is there a brand/type that will make the most out of this light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wundergussy View Post
    Last noob question: if I wanted to throw in some rechargeables and a small recharger with this, is there a brand/type that will make the most out of this light?
    Don's 3S Light Engine will easily take what a RCR123 rechargeable will dish out at just under 4.2volts.
    I have been exclusively using the AW brand without any dramas. And I recently bought a couple of XSTAR VP1 charger. I like it because it has got the latest charging software and has individual displays which gives you the voltage and charging status.
    It will do 2 batteries at any one time and will also do anything from 16340 to an 18650.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wundergussy View Post
    Last noob question: if I wanted to throw in some rechargeables and a small recharger with this, is there a brand/type that will make the most out of this light?
    Quote Originally Posted by wundergussy View Post
    .... driven to track down super-nice hand-made things.
    Yes, AW cells work very well with these torches. Please make sure you are familiar with proper use and safety measures for Li-Ion batteries.

    You didn't mention which voltage light engine you chose, but there is usually at least one particular rechargeable option available that will work (depending on the specifics).

    And since you are interested in "super-nice hand-made things", as for a charger ...

    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/sho...d.php?t=240304

    Oh, and
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    If you are only going to have one McGizmo, the mule makes a lot of sense. Especially when combined with the innovative and unique 1/4"-20 clip. That way the mule can be attached to photography clamps and placed almost anywhere. I use my Mule almost every day for cleaning the dog in the back of the SUV. With a http://www.manfrotto.us/spring-clamp the Mule is for me indispensable.

    Here's pic of a 6V Mule with a Manfrotto spring clip and a Manfrotto micro ball head.

    D4A_0320.jpg by Dean Fletcher - Photographer - Portland, on Flickr

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    Is anyone using the XML Mule for photography? I am now realizing photos will be the best use of a Mule light for me (with a Haiku as EDC) and am worried I should have done the Mule in HI-CRI. I guess I could always post a WTT if I regret it, but wondering if anyone is happy with the XML for this purpose. Yeah, obviously I didn't do enough homework!

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