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    I am assuming that the Ti clips are stronger than the steel clips. Am I right. I have broken so many two-way clips over the years for my EDC. I was very happy to see LF sell after market clips rather than deal with SF customer service.

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    I can’t say for sure, but I wouldn’t expect titanium to be stronger than steel unless it’s pretty substantially thicker than the steel version, which I doubt it is, since it has to fit into the “slot” on the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashlight nut View Post
    I am assuming that the Ti clips are stronger than the steel clips. Am I right. I have broken so many two-way clips over the years for my EDC. I was very happy to see LF sell after market clips rather than deal with SF customer service.
    Well, the titanium clips bend rather than snaps at the weak point.
    That is also the reason why we used spring titanium to make the clips, you can simply bend it back to shape and it will retain it's tension as before.
    I would be very surprised if you can "break" the titanium clips under normal EDC use.

    I have tried to torture test them myself and I could not break them unless I use 2 pilers and bend them over 90 degrees and back and forth repeatedly over 10 times.
    Which I don't think will happen to anyone even under the roughest use.


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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    I can’t say for sure, but I wouldn’t expect titanium to be stronger than steel unless it’s pretty substantially thicker than the steel version, which I doubt it is, since it has to fit into the “slot” on the light.
    I've always heard that the tensile strength of titanium is like 4 times that of steel. Steel is usually around 50,000 psi and I believe titanium is around 200,000 psi. This to me means that the same cross sectional area of titanium will take 4 times the tensile load before failing.

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    Thanks for all the answers. It sounds like the Ti clip upgrade is definitely worth it.

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    My single cell E series body and 2-way steel clip arrived today. Ano and threads were perfect, aside from the lack of logo (and ano color) the bodies looks identical. My two recent Tana builds are now complete. Thanks, Lumens Factory!

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    Hey guys, do the 2 way short clips work on e1e bodies with RPM fluted tails? Ty

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    Pilo7448- I 'm not sure but here's a pic for reference. The clip goes past the end of the body by about 5/8"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    My single cell E series body and 2-way steel clip arrived today. Ano and threads were perfect, aside from the lack of logo (and ano color) the bodies looks identical. My two recent Tana builds are now complete. Thanks, Lumens Factory!
    Very nice! I liiiiike!

    I'm planning to do the same as soon as these heads come out. I'd like to send them to Tana to build a 2 cell and single cell E series. I've never owned a Tana light and the E series conversions he does look awesome. It is a light that's on my flashlight bucket list.

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    Thanks! The Tana head on an E2e body running a 16650 is a thing of beauty. E2e may be my all time favorite form factor, but E1e is in the top 3 or 4.(Mine are single cell builds with H17f drivers.)

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    Any update on this Mark?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark@LF View Post
    The head will work with our E Series LED drop-in modules as well as the E Series incandescent lamps.

    Yeah, the smooth reflector. This alone probably turned 10% of my head grey trying to figure out how to get it right.
    As you mentioned, the reflector is very shallow so there is just so much that it could be done to improve the throw.
    The hot spot is a lot more concentrated and the throw is improved by a little.
    It is as good as it gets in terms of throw for such a shallow reflector.
    The big improvement I would say would be the over all light output because the original Surefire reflector was heavily orange peeled which cause quite a bit loss of light output in favour of a smoother beam pattern.

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    2 cell body with long clip on the way. Should have just ordered them together in the first place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    2 cell body with long clip on the way. Should have just ordered them together in the first place...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjking View Post
    Any update on this Mark?
    Just making last adjustments and waiting for some remaining parts to finish up.
    But here is the HA3 Natural version.

    I have done my very best on the shade, I hope you guys will like it.
    Scrapped so many lots because of the shade, it's not even funny.




    Hex and Smoothie with Mirror Finish and Orange Peel reflectors.
    You can just use the head without any reflectors to use as a mule as well.



    Hex head on E2e, original head unit on the right.



    Smoothie head on the same E2e, original head on the right.
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    Amazing!
    Thx for the update!


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    Looking forward to a smoothie bezel

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    So you're saying I should have just held off on my order and added heads?

    These look great, thanks for keeping the platform alive!
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    Thanks for the update Mark.

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    Very nice. Mark! Well done. Looking forward for the LF E head

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    Awesome

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    Wow!! These look awesome and those smooth bezels are a sweet sweet surprise!!!

    Me as soon as they are available on Lumens Factory's site:


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    Dude! Them are awesome!! Bet the mirror finish throws pretty good. You do great work I’m telling you. You really should get into the flashlight business 😂😂😃
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Wow.. Great job.. Been waiting for these!

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    Mark will you have HA natural twisty tailcaps released as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark@LF View Post
    Just making last adjustments and waiting for some remaining parts to finish up.
    But here is the HA3 Natural version.

    I have done my very best on the shade, I hope you guys will like it.
    Scrapped so many lots because of the shade, it's not even funny.
    How have the shades turned out on the other ones? Did you take any pictures? This looks amazing as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    Dude! Them are awesome!! Bet the mirror finish throws pretty good. You do great work I’m telling you. You really should get into the flashlight business 
    Well, the mirror finished reflectors throws as good as that stupid shallow ass design permits so don't bet on it. LOL.
    I did my best and wasted 3 months on over 10 different configurations to get this, if only there is a little more room for adjustments it could improve by a lot.
    But I don't want to change the overall dimension and especially the length of the head, so there is really only so much I can do.

    I thought I AM in the flashlight business, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Mark will you have HA natural twisty tailcaps released as well?
    Yes, there will be a new lot of Z52 style tailcaps in this HA natural shade in Twisty or McClicky options.
    Sorry guys, I know the wait was long but gotta get that shade right.

    And there will be a new Z57/Z61 style and E2T-MV Tactician style McClicky tailcaps in HA Natural and HA Black available as well.

    Got a lot of stuff in the works, but these should be out within a month hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJ88 View Post
    How have the shades turned out on the other ones? Did you take any pictures? This looks amazing as it is.
    Well, the anodizing dude got the HA Natural down so all our future products should have this shade.

    You mean the ones I scrapped?
    They range from a light silver colour to a dark brownish grey.
    The closest was either a few shades too light or a few shades too dark.

    Finishing up on the HA Black now, so I might release the HA Naturals first and the HA black ones a week or two after that.
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    I love the rounded look! Cant wait for these to be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark@LF View Post
    Well, the anodizing dude got the HA Natural down so all our future products should have this shade.

    You mean the ones I scrapped?
    They range from a light silver colour to a dark brownish grey.
    The closest was either a few shades too light or a few shades too dark.

    Finishing up on the HA Black now, so I might release the HA Naturals first and the HA black ones a week or two after that.
    Mark, as you know, original surefire shades vary quite widely, so some of the "imperfect" shades that you have scrapped may make some folks quite happy, because they match their particular surefire parts. So it might be a good idea to offer them as factory seconds

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