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    What a pleasant relief to see back in the saddle Michael!!

    Hope to see more you this time around in the forum.

    Happy to see you back here my friend.

    I still have the Deft X from you still as good as I got it.
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    Thanks all for the welcome back.

    Quote Originally Posted by Parker VH View Post
    Very glad you are back. Hoping you are successful in your return as you have offered some fabulous lights.
    Thank you Parker. It is apparent that in my absence the thrower scene has turned from LEDs to LEP with LEDs unable to compete. But LEDs still have some tricks that LEPs cannot do. Working on product development now that will showcase the LEDís superiority.

    Quote Originally Posted by tatasal View Post
    What a pleasant relief to see back in the saddle Michael!!

    Hope to see more you this time around in the forum.

    Happy to see you back here my friend.

    I still have the Deft X from you still as good as I got it.
    Good to see you too. You will be happy to know that I am working on an upgrade path for the DEFT-X and DEFT-edc-X lines. More to come later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabluster View Post
    ...I am working on an upgrade path for the DEFT-X and DEFT-edc-X lines. More to come later.
    Perfect timing for my first DEFT


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    A few years ago when you took my call during your dinner just to address my needs and shoot the bull, I knew you were going to be back at it. I sensed the love and drive you have for your work. I still have 3 deft-xís that i need to sort out from the farthest throwing to the shortest, so i can match them back to their cards
    a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows- St. Francis of Assissi

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    Welcome back. I hope the best is yet to come for you, both personally and professionally!!!
    "There ain't no bones in a hotdog" F. York.

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    Welcome back!

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    Glad to have you back I knew you would come good

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    Welcome back, we have missed you!

    I look forward to how you can improve flashlight LEP implementation.

    Even in these early LEP days, it can do impressive things. I have a Vinh-boosted Acebeam W30vn that produces 2.6 Mcd.

    With your return to flashlight development, 5 Mcd should (hopefully) be attainable via LEP in a relatively small flashlight, and perhaps 25 Mcd in something the size of a BLF GT.

    I have two DEFT-X's and two Rev-Victor Enthusiasts, and would love to add some Saabluster LEP flashlights to my collection.
    Last edited by star_c_star; 11-03-2019 at 05:52 AM. Reason: accuracy
    Modded Flashlights: 2 Mateminco MT90vn+ * 4 Sky Lumen SLNs * 3 Acebeam W30vn * Acebeam X80UVvn * Acebeam X70vnSD * 3 BLF GTvn90 * 2 TN42vn90 * TN42vn Oslon * RC40vn40 * X65vn * 2 REV-Victor Enth * 2 DEFT-X's * Tmack Lasers: 3 C11s * 2 Cypreus * 3 Tmag super

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    @ saabluster:

    PM sent

  10. #40

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    Any updates?

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    welcome back SAAB !!!

  12. #42

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    now lets see what you got up your sleeve!!!

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    wow I'm glad to have checked the forum today. Welcome back!

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    Happy new year. Any new flashlights? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnum70383 View Post
    Happy new year. Any new flashlights? lol
    And yet one more year removed. No. No new flashlights. Yet. Boy I really picked a bad time to come out of retirement a year ago. Things were trucking along and I was moving on product development. I even bought a sputtering magnetron to bring some of my ideas to life. Doing a lot of LED level R+D. Then the pandemic hit. All of the mental energy that I had been focusing on research for flashlights now got turned towards this new disease. In a short time I knew more about this virus than most doctors. I poured over the research papers coming out. I was creating protocols on what we could and could not do. Early on I realized the potential that the medical community could be overrun and not be able to provide care to my family. So I bought an O2 machine and other paraphernalia to be able to self treat if it came to it. I even starting designing my own ventilator. I was determined not to be caught flat footed. And well, I succeeded there. But my hyper focus on that was at the expense of flashlights.

    I am now back on track with product development. I am changing my focus slightly from where I was a year ago. Many years ago I started development into laser based systems and developed several light engines. I ended up stopping the development because I got spooked by the legalities surrounding them. Itís funny because I have seen that some of my designs are being used in the industry now. Not that I gave them the idea mind you. It was just a matter of time before someone else came to the same conclusion. Interestingly there is quite a bit that they havenít caught on to yet. I see the current field of LEP very similar to where we were when the Cree XR-E landed back in the day. That is to say there is a lot of room for growth. Now that others have tested the waters I plan on turning almost all development to LEP. How soon will product start delivering? Canít say. It usually takes me many months to gather all the necessary puzzle pieces to create something I am proud to have my name attached too. Then usually there is the creation of all the bespoke parts and testing the production methods not to mention actually making the end product. You all know I donít do this for the money but for the love of the craft. My aim is to recreate the DEFT and have it retake the throne. For this new generation to advance the state of the art by a decades worth. Just hoping I can keep my ADHD brain focused long enough.

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    Good to hear. Count me in for whatever you have upcoming as I was a day away from ordering a couple of W3 Pro LEPs for my kids. They each wanted a small thrower after seeing a W1 in action at the local reservoir tonight.

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    Oh boy, it's nice to see you back here in the forum!

    Welcome back, my friend..

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    Welcome back and ad always family first

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    Good to hear from You.
    I'm glad You and family are well and definitely looking forward to new DEFT development .

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    Now if we can only get milky back things would be normal again. Good to read this post and I still have 3 deft-xís that I need to retest
    a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows- St. Francis of Assissi

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    Thanks everyone. It feels good to be back.


    Quote Originally Posted by aginthelaw View Post
    Now if we can only get milky back things would be normal again. Good to read this post and I still have 3 deft-xís that I need to retest
    Wow. I hadnít heard he was gone. It will take me a bit to get back in the loop on everything and everyone. There are definitely a lot of new faces around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saabluster View Post
    Thanks everyone. It feels good to be back.




    Wow. I hadnít heard he was gone. It will take me a bit to get back in the loop on everything and everyone. There are definitely a lot of new faces around here.
    i donít think heís posted in a few years now. Teej drops in every now and again
    a single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows- St. Francis of Assissi

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    Quote Originally Posted by aginthelaw View Post
    i donít think heís posted in a few years now. Teej drops in every now and again
    That is too bad, wish he were here more...

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    Welcome back Michael!
    Expecting your new creation in the future!

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