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    SLN Torture Tests

    Project Genesis - Sky Lumen Nguyen Build Thread


    Proto V3 Testing Sample Specs & Background:

    • Unpotted light engine - Let's see if driver can take the hits
    • Proto V3 is made of 6061 Aluminum not 7075 Aluminum: Not as tough as 7075 but a bit better heat sinking.
    • First run of 30 lights will be 7075. 2nd run of 30 will likely be 2011.
    • Testing light engine will be a Quad White 2 + DriverVN4 + FS54 + Copper Retainer. Set to a simple 2 level for function check.
    • Dual Orings on both ends of the body installed
    • Triple Orings on body installed
    • heavy Duty 2.25mm thick Blue boot installed
    • NO-OX-ID electrical conductive lube over all Orings except for the 3 on body
    • Dual side Antireflective 3mm tempered glass
    • Optional suspension flat oring behind glass installed
    • Standard matte Ti pocket clip. Screws and clip glued in place.
    • HA III finished. Production body parts will be sandblasted before HA III over for uniform look & gold alodyned over threads to prevent corrosion.
    • Clicky tail cap + standard head installed
    • Manker 21700 5000mAh Protected
    • Loaded weight 11.5oz
    • 135.mmm Long
    • Head & Body 33.4mm thick
    • Tail cap with clip 39.3mm thick


    Test 1: Bucket Water Dunk


    Test 2: High Water Pressure


    Test 3: Corvette Drive Over


    Test 4: Before Test Recap


    Test 4: F150 Drive Over


    Test 5: Heat Test

    Test 6: Chemical Resistance

    Test 7: Heat Test 2 - 4000L High Drain Samsung 30T

    Test 8: Subzero


    Test 9: Boiling Point

    Test 10: Impact

    Test 11: How to Kill SLN?


    Before Test Images - Production light will look a bit different ;-)





    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 09-12-2019 at 01:14 PM.
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    That's a good looking light, Vinh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    That's a good looking light, Vinh.
    I am glad you think so. I purposely wanted to keep the design as as sleek and hopefully as timeless as possible.
    Kind of ironic as the typical me enjoy the busy details hinted in my crazy engravings such as ones done on AHC bezels.
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    I havenít followed the build thread too closely, but it looks very robust and Iím looking forward to the torture tests. Will production models have a potted light engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the0dore3524 View Post
    I havenít followed the build thread too closely, but it looks very robust and Iím looking forward to the torture tests. Thank You!
    Will production models have a potted light engine? That is optional
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    Why optional, please?
    Also, would you consider the Nichia 319A at 5000K?
    Itís the nicest emitter Iíve seen, by far.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatman View Post
    Why optional, please?
    Also, would you consider the Nichia 319A at 5000K?
    Itís the nicest emitter Iíve seen, by far.
    Thanks.
    Because potting make upgrading and epairs harder and costlier in the future. Plus it cost more to pot the light engine in the first place. This is why its an optional.
    All LEDs are considered. Email for custom order.
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    Originally Posted by Zunkted
    Just got done watching the videos that you posted so far on youtube and man you are going all out on those test and its holding up great so far. Glad to see you're excited about the light as i think we all are too. One question on the tail cap i noticed in your videos that everytime you ran over it that it turned off the light because it loosened. In normal use is it super easy to loosen that tail cap by accident? Not at all. I am also very very surprised that the tail cap and head smooth operation is retained after all the abuse.


    Also Lets chat over at the new Torture thread. I will close this thread and only use it for production updates.

    Ok, that's awesome. I was just worried that it was super loose and yes it still looks super smooth after all of those run over tests. Looking good bud!

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    Pray with me that the light makes it through all 8 tests. Once we are there number 9 will be FUN!! Phuong gave much a bunch of creative ideas already!
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    Vinh, you've done a fantastic job with this light and an excellent job so far with this video series.


    CPFer's don't forget to like and comment these videos as it will help to drive some traffic toward his channel and Sky Lumen.

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    Want to know if 21700 unprotected will fit?

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    Default Re: Sky Lumen Nguyen Flashlight Torture Tests Videos

    If all the tests go as planned, are we still looking for an approximate sales date sometime in Oct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newlumen View Post
    Want to know if 21700 unprotected will fit?
    Yes it will ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    If all the tests go as planned, are we still looking for an approximate sales date sometime in Oct?
    Shop estimate mid October.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    ....Once we are there number 9 will be FUN!! Phuong gave much a bunch of creative ideas already!
    LOL! Iíve been married for 43 years so believe me, my lovely spouse could also make some great suggestions on #9! Iím sure sheís thought of some doozies for me! Oh...and the light is truly a beautiful piece of work!
    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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    I'm thinking you will keep this torture tested one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffy View Post
    I'm thinking you will keep this torture tested one?
    Well we will see at the end. If it survive test 9 I will likely auction it and a new light for charity.
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    Anyone with gfuns ideas for test 9 let know here!!
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    Default Re: Sky Lumen Nguyen Flashlight Torture Tests Videos

    Please do the drop test it is the most important test

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nichia! View Post
    Please do the drop test it is the most important test
    Please refer to post 1 for upcoming tests
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    Default Re: Sky Lumen Nguyen Flashlight Torture Tests Videos

    Okay thank you

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    An offtopic expert question: dear Vinh, do you use an oscilloscope in your work and if yes, which one?

    I will answer this one over at the lounge. Thanks
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 09-09-2019 at 07:05 AM.

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    I got this budget Infared Thermometer on Amazon for number 5 heat test. Seems off. For example my wall seem colder than 72F and, my skin less warm than 88F, a metal surface I heated up that is burning to the hand was only 200F, icecream in the freezer at a low 17F. I guess worst case we will just use it as a guidance on temp changes rather than accuracy. Anyone got one to comment?




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    #9...start with bird shot, and keep ramping up the caliber. Know anyone with a .50 cal? No matter what the #9 test is, for the most drama, it could be shot at night, only lit by a dozen or so other Genesis lights...

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    By the way its crazy how much adrenaline I went through. Doesn't seem much on video but I was crazy nervous and excited. Off camera we did a test run over a "normal" light and yeah it was crushed. That made me soooo worried!

    I was thinking if the head got crush then I will be VERY screwed! I wouldn't know what to do. Literal devastation. I am so happy we made it this far. In fact I couldn't sleep more than 4 hours last night thinking about everything and what's next. Whooo :-)
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    Crap shop just made a correction. Testing sample Proto V3 is 6061 not 2011. Even softer! Yikes!!!

    He does confidently thinks that 7075 can actually take a 9mm. He said even .327Mag is OK! I don't think so.

    Now I cant afford to beat on another light but if anyone has interest in shooting one may be we can pitch in for a 7075 beat down when its in. Would be exciting!
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 09-09-2019 at 06:27 PM.
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    These torture test are exciting and fun to watch. And I could totally see your heart pumping in these videos. Especially in the vehicle run overs. Keep it up.

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    Lol. If you want one shot at, let me know... 😁
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    Quote Originally Posted by scout24 View Post
    Lol. If you want one shot at, let me know... 😁
    I am guessing u have access to a good location?
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