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    Directly above your now deleted post, the person running the passaround asked that the review and passaround not be about the emitter. If you've nothing constructive to add, go post elsewhere. I'll be back to clean up the thread.

    Edit- your posts and several others removed...
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    -Edit: Removed by request and relocated to my own thread.-
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    Hogo"s thread, Hogo's rules.
    If you don't like it start your own thread.
    It's that easy.
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    I'm looking for a couple of Oveready Battery Capsules, Delrin or Aluminium. If you have a spare would you please give me a shout? Thanks. Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    Hogo"s thread, Hogo's rules.
    If you don't like it start your own thread.
    It's that easy.
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    Very well. Here it is, then.

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ight&p=5198136

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    Hurrah!
    I'm looking for a couple of Oveready Battery Capsules, Delrin or Aluminium. If you have a spare would you please give me a shout? Thanks. Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    Hurrah!
    Yes, well, I posted some thoughts of my own over there ...
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    I am eagerly awaiting the light, my first HDS is going to be a rotary but since before I joined this forum, I have wanted to try the executive UI. I think that the main HDS thread is really a secret sales pitch from the evil Hogo and Henry.
    Having all of us from the peanut gallery chime in and get to throw around ideas and have our questions answered is really cool. I especially enjoy the history and thought process of HDS/Henry that Hogo has been posting.

    As I am supposed to be doing a few papers for school, I will stop rambling and go back to work... maybe...
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    I just got the light!

    I will post thoughts about it in a day or two.

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    Sweet!
    Quote Originally Posted by tech25 View Post
    I just got the light!

    I will post thoughts about it in a day or two.

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    Some thoughts on the HDS Executive.

    The size is just about the same as my Okluma DC1 and weighs about 0.5oz more. I thought it would be a lot heavier based on the reviews. For work, I carry a Malkoff MD2 H/L ring with a surefire 6p tailcap (makes it shorter and gives me a proud button) and its almost double the weight but I am ok with that.

    The knurling is perfect- grippy but wonít shred my pants. The SS bezel looks sharp and the crenulations are perfect- I donít like the sharp crenulations. Inside, the spring design is new to me- I like it. It wonít scratch the batteries and allows for solid contact. The flat button is ok- doesnít bother me like other recessed buttons- I think that is due to a shorter travel to click it. Tailstanding is rock solid.

    The programming is pretty straightforward; I didnít have any issues there. Accessing the modes is intuitive after playing with it a bit. I kept the factory settings but played with the other features.

    Beam profile is similar to my Malkoff M61n. Now to guess the output: Its brighter and whiter than my Malkoff M61L with an xpg ~ 175 lumens and not as bright as my M61N xpg2 ~300 lumens. Taking the cool tint of the HDS vs neutral tint of the Malkoff into consideration, I guess the HDS is probably closer to 225 lumens with a minimum of 200 lumens.

    Getting back to the weight, I used a food scale and the HDS is 3.5oz. A Surefire e2e is 3.4oz, Okluma DC1 (aluminum) 2.9oz, and an incan AA minimag is 3.9oz. This is roughly what I carry/carried as my personal light over the years. My Malkoff work light comes in at 6.7oz.

    I plan to get a rotary with raised tailcap and enable pseudo-memory. I would probably get the 18650 body for this- it should be about the same size as the MD2 with the 6P tailcap but thinner. As far as the LED tint, even though itís cool- compared to my carry lights that are 4000k- I still liked it. I would like to have an XPL-HI at 4500k- 5000k in it. That should give nice throw with a bigger hotspot and (for me) a perfect tint with higher CRI.

    I really like this light, I could see pairing this up with the Okluma- for its floodier beam and HDS for general use.

    Thank you Hogo for the passaround! I am going to play with it for another day or two and send it on.


    Ps. PK-pr1 is 2.5 oz.
    and all lights are with batteries.
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    Thank you for posting the weight comparisons!
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    Nice to read the impressions from participants.
    Good stuff.
    John 3:16

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    The light is on it way to nmiller.

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    I just tracked the light. Delivery expected Monday by 8pm. I'll post when it arrives.

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    Check your mailbox!

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    Just got home from work to a surprise. USPS was ahead of schedule. I'll give the light a test run this weekend and report back Sunday or Monday. Should have it passed on by Wednesday or Thursday. Probably won't be able to get to the post office until then. Should be a good weekend!

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    Some initial impressions.

    1. Feels bombproof as advertised.
    2. I'd also probably prefer the 18650 tube.
    3. I'd also prefer the raised button.
    4. I'm pretty picky and for the cost of this light, the o-ring issue mentioned before would really bother me.
    5. I'm also a tint snob. I light neutral and warm hi cri. That said, this tint isn't bad as long as I don't compare it to my other lights.
    6. Brightness is good for an edc. Personally I think it's a lower lumen count than expected. I think the reflector does a great job at throwing the light. Looks like 200ish lumens but wouldn't be surprised if it's 140 or 160 lumens.

    More to come later. I hope I don't come accross as negative on this light. I really like it, just have high expectations. This opportunity is perfect because I'm in on the group buy. Playing ahead will allow me to get the configuration I really want. Thanks Hogo!

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    Not negative at all. I'm the one who probably squished that o-ring as I switched out the flood reflector for this reflector before I shipped it. No point sending out a light with a flood reflector when they are not available any more.
    70-80% of lights leaving HDS are custom lights from the custom page. People like to "build their own" as it were, and get exactly what they want... I'm the same way.
    It's good to play with the light so you know exactly what you like/don't like about it. For my bug out bag lights, I prefer the executive and flush buttons, but for my daily carry, I much prefer a Rotary with raised tail. I also greatly prefer HiCRI and lean more toward warmer tints... but the 5700k High Noon is my holy grail.

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    No big deal on the o-ring. I understand. Interesting tidbit bit of info on most of the lights being custom. Not surprising, but that must make for a complex business model. I'll have to read up on the 5700 high noon.

    More takaways from the light. Last night I played around in the yard a bit. I agree the beam is Malkoff m61 like in shape, but given what I think are lower lumens the reflector really impressed me. I see more throw out of this compared to the M61n I have. Perhaps it's the neutral vs cool tint?

    Overall, I like the executive UI. I am not a fan of the rotary. Too many moving parts for me. Truth is the Elzetta Alpha is perfect for most of my needs. However, I want a bit more throw in a high quality small package. This light seems to fit the profile. More to come later....

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