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    Quote Originally Posted by id30209 View Post
    Are you saying there might be some extra of these...?...2 weeks later...?
    Nope. Just that people still want them. We don't have any extra... and Henry and I haven't even made ours yet!
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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    It may be me but i think he was talking about the beryllium copper.

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    Basically like we did with the other runs. There is the presale that is open for a specified time, then when that closes, depending on demand, we may have extra that will then go on sale after the presale lights have shipped. The presale has the discounted price, so missing that presale window gets more expensive.
    Unfortunately, this is the only way I can convince Henry to do runs like these because of the substantial outlay of funds and being somewhat uncertain of demand. So far, demand on the special metal runs exceeded Henry's expectations.

    The real proof of demand, of course, is how many sell in the presale. It also lets us plan better.
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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    Is OP reflector standard as it was on other special run lights?

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    Is OP reflector standard as it was on other special run lights?
    Yes.
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    As many know, I have been attempting to negotiate a lower price on an anniversary beryllium copper run, but have been unsuccessful in doing so. I spoke to the machinist again today and he did crunch his numbers again for me, but there was no significant change in the outcome.




    So, the base price on the pre-sale of the anniversary BeCu HDS light will be $1050. Post pre-sale will be $1,250. Again, like the titanium, there is a minimum number we will have to reach on the pre-sale in order to make the run happen. Considering the limited amount of emitters we have in the different flavors of Nichia 35b, 40b, 45b, and 57c (High Noon), it would behoove one to be quick when the BeCu pre-sale hits the web sight (yet to be announced but most likely not for at least 1-2 months from now).




    I've received nearly no love for the Executive model in BeCu, so we made the executive decision that the run will only include Rotary models.




    So, this is where we are at right now. My next step is to get a "realistic" time frame from the machinist, who is still working on other parts we need to keep lights going out the door without delay, and thus keep the lights on here at HDS. Yep. Still waiting on the 18650 Rotary tubes and not at all happy about that. They will have to be delivered before the BeCu run happens. As most of you know, I have the patience of a gnat.
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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    Shocking that there wasn't love for the executive.

    I don't recall, are you going to stick with the traditional knurling or going a different route?

    So these will be priced the same as the titanium(roughly, can't recall what we paid)

    Can you tell us how many of each emitter there will be for this run? And what are the plans when these emitters are gone...i imagine you kind of have a plan for future runs
    I know what i would choose for this run.

    Guess I better start saving and possibly let some other lights go.

    Thanks for the update

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFRNL View Post
    Shocking that there wasn't love for the executive.

    I don't recall, are you going to stick with the traditional knurling or going a different route?



    So these will be priced the same as the titanium(roughly, can't recall what we paid)
    If I recall it was $1k for pre and $1200 for post

    Likely to be the same as the other special metal runs... I d hoped for the knurling of the RA Titanium Clicky
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    Knurling is going to be standard HDS knurling as was on the last titanium run. That is the feedback I received from most folks and altering it would increase costs.

    No emitters are being saved for future runs past this one. This is it. If we run out of one particular emitter, we will contact that person and they will have the option to change to a different one we still have or get a refund. Will be watching this closely the day of the presale to avoid this happening.
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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    Thanks. Hopefully there will be enough emitters of my preferred choice

    @ diver, i think you're right, I'd have to look at my paypal...same ballpark though.

    I really shouldn't even be thinking about this light, but I don't think i can pass on an anniversary run (even though the special runs are just as rare/important)


    EDIT: My titaniums were $1068 w/o shipping. Probably because i chose sapphire glass, which would mean the price should have been $1030 for a base light
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    The BeCu are exactly $50 higher than the ti were.
    I kept trying to get them down to at least the same as ti, but simply wasn't able to.
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    I thought the Texas Lumens lights were Tellurium Copper C145?

    BeCu is definitely a lighter shade as has been shown when fresh, but patinas to about the same as copper.

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    I still like the idea of the BeCu light. And I would be definately in with at minimum one light. I guess it will end up with two at the end... (I know me)

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    I am pretty sure that 1-2 moth are than September and I am almost 3 weeks off in September since I am in Africa, no internet, no nothing only animals and me....
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    We have decided to put off the BeCu run for awhile.
    After going through projected timelines on current and future projects, doing a BeCu run, and the timing of when they would be available, makes it... lets say, less than optimal.
    We will still be doing one but it may be during the second quarter of next year. There are just some other projects that NEED to be done and come to market first.
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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    That is sad. I told all my special metal HDS lights they will get a BeCu friend soon... Now I must explain this to my lights.

    But I can not wait to see the nee Projects, guess this is also amazing.
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    Aha...anniversary run with cheaper stuff (and easier made) should go first so no wonder it will be postponed.

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    So..... makes room for natural HA ? Just wondering ....

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    Iím guessing these sweet babies are in production
    .... http://i.imgur.com/zpOT7jK.jpeg
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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    Cruel and cold news! I beefed up my paypal account by selling stuff on eBay and have amassed enough to cover the cost. Now...by the time the second quarter of next year comes around that money will have burned a hole in my cyber-pocket and dry up and blow away into the cyber-abyss! But itís OK, Iíll work it out.
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneking View Post
    Iím guessing these sweet babies are in production
    .... http://i.imgur.com/zpOT7jK.jpeg

    Forgot all aboiut this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneking View Post
    Iím guessing these sweet babies are in production
    .... http://i.imgur.com/zpOT7jK.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Sweet mother of everything unholy that was a fugly thing!
    It has been staked through the heart with a silver spike, burned to ash, doused with holy water, and buried deep in a shaft made for the disposal of nuclear waste.
    Care to show us the new design? /s
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    Hmmm, a secret skunkworks development project (maybe a new rotary design?) that the BeCu will benefit from? I like the sound of this

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    Thatís an interesting headlamp there. I see what you guys where going for. Flood light angled down for up close work and navigation and spot beam angled foreword for distance viewing. It might be a little ugly, but itís certainly interesting. I bet when you wear it, you canít tell what it looks like, but I bet in use and practice it actually functioned pretty well... Did you guys ever take it out and field test it?

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    Default Re: Beryllium Copper Executive and Rotary Anniversary Run

    Everybody likes to crap on that headlamp but I think most of us realize that early prototypes are all about function, form comes later. I bet most of our favorite flashlights or other pieces of gear started their life just as ugly, even if most of them aren't shown off publicly. If Henry is guilty of anything it's being too open about what he's working on, not making an ugly prototype. I hope it's not a dead project altogether.

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