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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    Switchable optic would've been a nice bonus add to the light.
    Does your light have a Primary Seal Ring installed? It's listed on the product descriptions but I don't see it on the light.
    If you are describing the O-ring on the outside of the optic yes it is there (blue flourosilicate) I have not attempted to remove the bezel yet so if there is another o-ring in the head it is not visible.
    Paul

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    I mean this.
    https://youtu.be/jvaqgvY_yVk
    https://darksucks.com/collections/to...-seal-ring-kit

    Edit: The description was a typo and has been corrected.
    Last edited by Newguy2012; 11-19-2018 at 01:27 PM.

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    I forgot about this, all my Alphas do but not the delta.
    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Why would the forces on the switch spring be any different depending on which end of the tube you insert the battery?
    Twisting puts crazy loads on the spring. I’ve actually seen the spring get snagged and “unwound” on a number of different lights. Those loads also damage the plastic switch housing and can lead to failure.

    The difference is: if you rotate the tailcap the spring is rotating while the battery is stationary, generating rotational loads. The switch (and a spring generally) is designed for compressive loads, not rotational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    Anyone else get their light yet? Is your bezel removeable? I'm having a very difficult time getting it to unscrew.
    I have the stonewashed finish if that makes any difference.
    I received my Delta (with spun finish) last week and I have not been able to remove the bezel, which would allow me to clean the face of the optics and/or the internal face of the front window . Beneath the front window, the optics and/or the front window seem to be covered in smudges and what appear to be ridge lines from a finger print; however, these don't noticeably interfere with the beam quality.

    Other than the smudges , this light is a solid 10/10! Physically, this light is machined to perfection, with silky smooth threads and no detectable blemishes. I selected the 319A 5K emitters with unknown optics (as there was not a drop down menu available at the time of purchase) and they produce reasonable flood and exceptional throw, with a slight green tint when compared to a 4500K MCE in one of my Alphas. This light is more portable than I anticipated, and will be at home in my pocket during these dark winter months. Overall, I would recommend this light to anyone and will be purchasing one for my wife. If anyone has tips for coaxing the bezel open, please let me know! Great work, Jason and team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirudo View Post
    I received my Delta (with spun finish) last week and I have not been able to remove the bezel, which would allow me to clean the face of the optics and/or the internal face of the front window . Beneath the front window, the optics and/or the front window seem to be covered in smudges and what appear to be ridge lines from a finger print; however, these don't noticeably interfere with the beam quality.

    Other than the smudges , this light is a solid 10/10! Physically, this light is machined to perfection, with silky smooth threads and no detectable blemishes. I selected the 319A 5K emitters with unknown optics (as there was not a drop down menu available at the time of purchase) and they produce reasonable flood and exceptional throw, with a slight green tint when compared to a 4500K MCE in one of my Alphas. This light is more portable than I anticipated, and will be at home in my pocket during these dark winter months. Overall, I would recommend this light to anyone and will be purchasing one for my wife. If anyone has tips for coaxing the bezel open, please let me know! Great work, Jason and team!
    I got a reply from Jason on how to remove it.
    Do you have a rubber hot pad? Or something similarly soft, leather can work as well. Place the head bezel down, grab the pill by the threads and push down while unscrewing. The crenelations should dig into the soft material and resist the twisting force.

    The graphite thermal pad requires pressure to function correctly. It will not "set." Hope that helps!
    I will eventually try it when a situation arises for me to use the spot optic. Installing a clean glass windows looks like a pain to do. Your configuration should be listed when you click on the tracking number from your order # email. You have the Narrow/spot optic. The 2 other options are frosted.

    This is my first custom flashlight. I was intially hesitant to purchase one because of the cost but I'm glad I did. After using the light a few days, I wholeheartedly agree this light is perfection. I now understood why he got the reputation he does. The light is very well thought out with nothing superficial. The med optic + 4000K is the combination I exactly needed. It's very comfortable to use in cramp spaces and the uniform beam pattern helps me take pictures of a whole documents without shadows on my phone. I'm getting a lot of vesatility with this light.

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    I just saw the new metal button kit for Alphas and Deltas and I swear that custom spring looks suspiciously similar to the one shown on the prototype V.2 McClicky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    I just saw the new metal button kit for Alphas and Deltas and I swear that custom spring looks suspiciously similar to the one shown on the prototype V.2 McClicky.
    That's what I thought and, yes it is the same spring.

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    I will do a review on all four soon. They are in transit.
    I have the new switch tool, and it makes removing and
    installing switch buttons a breeze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post
    I will do a review on all four soon. They are in transit.
    I have the new switch tool, and it makes removing and
    installing switch buttons a breeze.
    Whoa! Did you get them with different Angle optics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    I just saw the new metal button kit for Alphas and Deltas and I swear that custom spring looks suspiciously similar to the one shown on the prototype V.2 McClicky.
    Both are wave springs, but that is the main similarity. Different materials, spring rates, length, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    Whoa! Did you get them with different Angle optics?
    I will be reviewing the new switch tool and the removal and installation of the New Switch Buttons. My Delta review will be done~ Q1 2019 as time permits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Lumens? View Post
    I will do a review on all four soon. They are in transit.
    I have the new switch tool, and it makes removing and
    installing switch buttons a breeze.

    Never mind.... I just ordered one.
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    how are people that opted for the 319a leds liking it so far?

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    Anyone here use it with eagletec 18350? It's 2.5mm longer than the keeperpower. Will it fit the delta?
    http://www.eagtac.com/html/accessori...ures/4011.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    Anyone here use it with eagletec 18350? It's 2.5mm longer than the keeperpower. Will it fit the delta?
    http://www.eagtac.com/html/accessori...ures/4011.html
    Don't do it.
    While it might appear to function and work correctly, that protection board is only designed to
    break the circuit past a 10A direct short, not when it reaches a 10A load. Most protected cells
    will not safely provide the current to operate the Delta light past ~50% or so(2C). Although
    they list a max 10A discharge, that is intermittent load and only a temporary rated drain. If the
    cell is not rated for a Constant =>10A discharge rate, stay away with the Delta or Alpha Shorty.

    When choosing a cell for the Delta flashlight bear in mind that it will be a constant ~3.4A draw
    on 100%. Discharging a cell at a higher rate than it has been tested for will generate excess heat
    and an unsafe environment within the battery tube. There are a few protected cells that are
    rated for 5C safe operation, but most are button top and will fit too snugly for the designed
    operation of the light. It also becomes easy to crush the button top of a cell if the light is dropped.

    The Keeppower IMR or other brands of IMR cells, are rated for high discharge.
    Stick with a quality brand name cell that has been rated for 10+ amps of constant current.
    It is important to change/charge your cell if You notice a step down in output level.

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    What is the consensus on the Radial groves the Fuller grooves?
    "It's not rocket surgery"

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatscoot View Post
    What is the consensus on the Radial groves the Fuller grooves?
    I like the aesthetic on the radial groove more. Fuller grooves looks dull to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    I like the aesthetic on the radial groove more. Fuller grooves looks dull to me.
    How do they feel in hand. I like the look of the fuller grooves, but with the radial grooves, it's got that classic Prometheus look.
    "It's not rocket surgery"

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatscoot View Post
    How do they feel in hand. I like the look of the fuller grooves, but with the radial grooves, it's got that classic Prometheus look.
    I have the stone washed finish. The finish itself feels nice and smooth. I only have the radial model. I don't think there are any difference in the hand feel between the 2 designs. I don't really feel the radial grooves when griping the light in my hand. The light's handgrip comes from the clip and heatsink.


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    i saw a FB post about the possibility for a copper run... how do you sign up for notifications for those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tab665 View Post
    i saw a FB post about the possibility for a copper run... how do you sign up for notifications for those?
    You can sign up for the Blue Label Wait List in any alpha/delta page on the website

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer6817j View Post
    You can sign up for the Blue Label Wait List in any alpha/delta page on the website
    How many grams does the copper weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    How many grams does the copper weigh?
    Many?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tab665 View Post
    how are people that opted for the 319a leds liking it so far?
    I really like it! It is slightly cooler than the 219. To my eyes the 319 is closer to Neutral white than the 219.


    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    Any idea what the dimensions are for that Black O-ring?
    Quote Originally Posted by MadAmos View Post
    If you are describing the O-ring on the outside of the optic yes it is there (blue flourosilicate) I have not attempted to remove the bezel yet so if there is another o-ring in the head it is not visible.
    It's a Blue Fluorosilicone O-ring. The Windows's/Bezel's O-ring is a different size than the Tail and Heat Sink/Driver's hidden O-ring. The Tail and Heat Sink/Driver O-rings are 1.8 X 21mm and the New Window/Bezel's O-ring is 1.8 X 23mm. Spares can be obtained by emailing support @ darksucks . com(remove spaces).


    Quote Originally Posted by Newguy2012 View Post
    Does "BL" stand for Blue Label? Isn't the Delta techically a Blue Label light? Is the lifetime upgrade program exclusive for the Alpha only?
    An upgrade program for the Delta ? The Delta comes with the ICARUS driver. Blue Label(Alpha/Delta) LED swaps can be arranged as usual by emailing support @ darksucks . com(remove spaces).

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    Another batch just put up on the site

    There is also a New Finish. It's called Textured.
    It's inspired from the Ready Made Finish and customized to become
    the Newest Blue Label Finish .
















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    Been researching the Delta. How many are out in the wild and when was the last drop?

    I am on the Blue mailing list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS1300 View Post
    Been researching the Delta. How many are out in the wild and when was the last drop?

    I am on the Blue mailing list.
    The last drop was for the new Copper, Brass, and some Titanium Delta's was on the ~15th.
    The last one I seen was 52, so I am guessing there are probably close ~100 or more now out there.
    There are also some special one of kinds that were Auctioned off, link.

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    Any drops coming up?
    "It's not rocket surgery"

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatscoot View Post
    Any drops coming up?
    Advance notice of a new Delta run has not been released yet . I am quite sure there will be another one coming up soon.
    There are several ways to keep up with the notice of dropped Delta releases. I don't get advanced notice most of the time of what the production schedule is, and subscribe to Prometheus's subscription emails and posts to the other social media groups.

    First there has been a change back to the old style mailing list for Blue Label drops. Everyone who signed up in the past was transferred/added to the old list being used now. Here I the link to click to add your name, or check if your name is there, or delete the email notices. Here is the link:




    Second way is to subscribe to Prometheus's mailing list. At the bottom of each page on the website you will find the subscription box to add your address.




    Third way is to navigate to the product You are interested in. Then configure the options you'd like. If the product is Out of Stock the button below will allow You to add a one time In Stock notice when that product becomes available. here is what each of those buttons look like:





    Forth way is to follow Prometheus Lights. Joining these social groups is optional. Anyone as a Guest not logged in can browse read, view photos, and videos.



    Facebook



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    And last news and updates will get posted here on CPF.
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