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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    One of the reasons that I asked was because I was reading the specs and looking at the pictures of the two footprints. Then I was looking at the picture of this board, and it seems to me that there is indeed, board room/clearance for all the LED's. I'm guessing that by an "even tighter" fit, we're talking about how the center ground pad overlaps into close proximity of the side leads. Since I haven't seen the ground pad and side leads on a W2.1 I was wondering if the larger footprint allowed the side leads of a W2.1 to be slightly further apart, closer to the width of the side contacts on the board. Based on what Agpp stated, it doesn't sound like it, unless he was referring to other fitment issues, apart from the contacts.

    ...and thanks guys for letting me explore my curiosities.
    Yes, the problem with reflowing 4040 on 3535 boards are shorts between the central pad of the LED and the side pads of the PCB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    There was only one Fiat Lux MT07vn shipped. There was 2 more with PERFECT beams but they didn't order engraving so yeah...
    My fingers are crossed, LOL.
    I can't imagine ordering a V54 light without engraving, but to each his own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agpp View Post
    Yes, the problem with reflowing 4040 on 3535 boards are shorts between the central pad of the LED and the side pads of the PCB.

    Got it. Thanks Agpp!

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    Vinh, do you measure specs for all lights you sell, even when customers don't purchase specs?

    Is fiat lux possible for lights purchased without specs?

    I sometimes skip specs, but always get engraving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanDissent View Post
    Vinh, do you measure specs for all lights you sell, No. even when customers don't purchase specs? Only measured when purchased. I wouldn't charge for something I already did as default.

    Is fiat lux possible for lights purchased without specs? Yes. Most Fiat Lux doesnt have Specs.

    I sometimes skip specs, but always get engraving.
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    Mine arrived today! This is very nice. Super bright. Has such a nice balance of both flood and throw. Thanks for offering this light Vinh!
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    Mine arrived today also! Shown here with my D4vn (W2) . Going to use it in the big snow storm tonight, maybe near a foot of snow forecast. I added a shot of the "glow" lights.



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    Mine was supposed to get here yesterday, but as usual the morons at USPS dropped the ball and I'll have to wait until Monday I guess.

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    It will be worth the wait, berflies
    My W2 version put out a humongous, evenly filled hot spot with little fill. I'm thrilled with it!

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    I woke up this morning to 9" of new snow and went out at 5:30am (had to get the wife to work) to start plowing in total darkness. Tractor has good headlights but only red taillights. The snow was so deep and built up on my rear blade, that I had to raise it a bit to spill some snow under it, before continuing along my 500 ft. drive. Of course then, I had to back up my driveway to that point and used the MT07vn to see in reverse. This was critical because my driveway is on a 19% grade downhill with steep slopes going off both sides and crosses a brook. One mistake and it would be my last mistake.
    It fit nicely in my coat pocket and I could turn it on wearing mittens. It put all the light right on the driveway where I needed it without distracting spill. And it never got hot (it was 10° F)!


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    I'm so happy with mine, probably my current second favorite V54 light (can't quite dethrone the SLN). The D4Svn with W2's is one of my favorites when it comes to overall output and throw. This light basically improves on it in every way.

    I've purchased one Fiat Lux light before from the one off listings, but this is my first Fiat Lux received by pure chance, and I couldn't be happier that it was for this particular light! I really regret not getting specs this time around, might even send it in someday to have measurements taken.

    Right now I'm running it off of an Orbtronic rated at 30amp continuous discharge and it's very impressive. May try 30T and 40T, but I doubt my eyes will see any differences.

    Photos are obviously post processed (especially the last one, makes the W2's look blue, which they most definitely are not) . The PHC on the bezel is so difficult to capture in photos, so I thought I'd use some editing to make it look more true to life. The PHC on this sample is one of my favorites thus far!



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    Congrats on the Fiat Lux lottery! Beautiful specimen.
    I remember the 1st time I opened a box and found a Fiat Lux light and my hands were shaking, LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAD777 View Post
    Congrats on the Fiat Lux lottery! Beautiful specimen.
    I remember the 1st time I opened a box and found a Fiat Lux light and my hands were shaking, LOL.

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    Thank you! I completely know where you are coming from, my hands weren't shaking, but my mouth fell open a little and I was at a bit of a loss for words. I just stood there for several seconds staring at it. My wife was watching me and was like "is something wrong with it?" I responded "no, nothing wrong.. but I just got a Fiat Lux!!" (she's very familiar with Vinh's work and has a few V54 lights herself)

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    777 and AD, I really enjoyed those pictures. 777, the tractor plowing story was great! AD, you made me laugh about your Fiat Lux story with your wife. So cool!

    Thanks, you guys!

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    Vinh, PM sent.
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    Just got my light, love it so far and it is massively bright. Only two questions:

    The 21700 adapter sleeve, is it supposed to move around? With my battery in there the sleeve bounces around, I'm not sure why they didn't make it the entire length of the tube. I know this isn't a Vinh issue, but figured someone here may know.

    Do all of the spec sheets have the Fiat Lux on the back? I didn't get any engravings because I forgot honestly, but the back of my spec card does say Fiat Lux.

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    Wow very nice. I used to order a lot of lights from v54 and never received a fiat lux.. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berfles View Post

    Do all of the spec sheets have the Fiat Lux on the back? I didn't get any engravings because I forgot honestly, but the back of my spec card does say Fiat Lux.
    I think Vinh considers that the warranty card which is black, has the Skylumen logo in blue and Fiat Lux in red. On the other side, he writes the LED and or the specs if purchase. I thought this was the standard warranty card but maybe Vinh can chime in about whether that card comes with all the lights or not.

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    I too believe the shiny glittery card that says fiat lux on the logo side meant it was truly fiat lux! The first time I received that card was with my MicroGTvn, and it seems the last 3 lights I purchased all were fiat lux! Never bought the measurements or engraving for any though.

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    IIRC the backside of all skylumen cards say fiat lux. The only way to get a fiat lux light is to have engraving also ordered, and Vinh will engrave Fiat Lux on the light itself. The specs side of the card usually says Fiat Lux after the name of the light as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedraven View Post
    IIRC the backside of all skylumen cards say fiat lux. The only way to get a fiat lux light is to have engraving also ordered, and Vinh will engrave Fiat Lux on the light itself. The specs side of the card usually says Fiat Lux after the name of the light as well.

    That makes sense and it kind of what I remembered. Also, my last 6-7 lights all have a Skylumen card with Fiat Lux print on the front BUT the spec side doesn't say Fiat Lux and it's not engraved on any of the lights. Besides, I'm a little weird about the Fiat Lux engraving. I love the concept of the mark but I'm not a huge fan of the Fiat Lux engraving looks on the light. Just a personal preference but I would find "FL" more appealing along with a "V54" mark, which I happen to love. I think the V54 mark is really cool.

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    Not Taking more MT07vn W2 orders. Too much of a pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    Not Taking more MT07vn W2 orders. Too much of a pain.
    Whew, glad I got one when I did.

    This weekend I am going to go look for some PVC pipe to cut my own battery sleeve.

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    Made a new battery sleeve. 3/4" PVC pipe that I had to grind the middle out of so the 21700 would fit. Other than that, 3/4" OD fits the flashlight perfectly.




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    Quote Originally Posted by berfles View Post
    Made a new battery sleeve. 3/4" PVC pipe that I had to grind the middle out of so the 21700 would fit. Other than that, 3/4" OD fits the flashlight perfectly.



    Nice! I've been using a high drain 26650 from mine, but was thinking about switching to a 30T for daily carry. What did you use to bore out the pvc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanDissent View Post
    Nice! I've been using a high drain 26650 from mine, but was thinking about switching to a 30T for daily carry. What did you use to bore out the pvc?
    I bought a grinding point that fit in my drill:



    That did the brunt of the work, and then I glued two different grit sandpapers to a wooden dowel (well, one was for drywall but it's all I had) to smooth the inside out, and then sanded the ends to get it the perfect length since I made it about 1/4" longer than I needed to account of leveling it out.




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    I should have offered to machine one for you. Always looking for something to make on my lathe.
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    W2 option is available again
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    Quote Originally Posted by BVH View Post
    I should have offered to machine one for you. Always looking for something to make on my lathe.
    Sure would have saved some time haha. While coming up with ideas I was wishing I had access to a lathe

    What changed your mind Vinh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    W2 option is available again
    Too much pressure from buyers?

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