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    Should have 18650 Rotary tubes before years end though. Of that I am pretty certain."



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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Didn't Dan recent post that they are coming?

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    Yep........................... "
    Before the end of the year... this year... 2019 to be exact." Just hoping that the timeline is still close to accurate. However, understand if there are issues out of HDS control..... Just like to budget. (:

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Hogos, time schedules are very exact. Therefore I believe the 18650 Rotary tubes are available end of the year.

    In my next HDS orders I geuss I order a 2nd 2 AA and 18650 tube…
    Still looking for Surefire G2 in Orange.
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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    I stand by my timeline.
    I still have until the ball drops in Time's Square plus 2 hours.
    Now, I did say "We" would have them... meaning HDS, and we will.
    HDS will have them on Monday the 30th. I just confirmed the tracking number and checked.

    We may not have them up on the web sight for a week... it is the silly season... but I am doing my best here.
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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Do you know how many tubes are coming? Wondering how quick I need to order one lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Do you know how many tubes are coming? Wondering how quick I need to order one lol.
    I do... but won't post it on a public forum and really wouldn't help much anyway as demand is hard to predict. I'll only post numbers if it is a very small number I think will sell out in a month or two. I don't think that is the case with these, but you never know.
    I will say we doubled the order since the original PO for these went out in July of 2018. We ran out about a year ago... so a 6 month lead time wasn't enough (allow me to scream at the sky here).
    Previously, the number we had vs. demand lasted a few years. I don't know what kind of "run" we will have on these once they are put up on the web sight. It can be hard to predict demand though I did see an increase in 18650 tube sales until we ran out... which is why we ordered them 6 months BEFORE we ran out... stupidly thinking that was a pretty good lead time... As it is, could have ordered two human babies from the same woman in the time it took to get these.
    I would say from past experience that if you are planning to get one in the next 4-6 months... you should be ok from past sales, but again, I have no idea what demand will be like... I will know a few weeks after they hit the sight.

    Now, part of this delay was MY fault. When having the machinist make parts, I would have him put off these tubes in order to make other parts that, if we ran out, would stop all lights from going out the door. Sales have increased quite a bit over the last few years and not having 18650 Rotary tubes, while that very much sucks, isn't nearly as bad as a 3, 4, 6 month delay... or a Henry "two-weeks" delay on all lights going out the door.

    I know a lot of people tend to think the battery tube is "just a tube" but that isn't the case at all. Most machinists won't touch it after looking at the drawings... and several who do/did, couldn't get them in spec.

    Once they arrive, we still have to build them out, which we will be busting burro to do.
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    Thanks for the update. I cant even imagin dealing with unpredicitable demand and fickle customer trends. Oh, then the machinist. Looking forward to finally getting one of these tubes. Actually, my plan is to order a complete light, it is "just" a little more...…….. Amber is just too inviting. Then the UV...…. choices, choices....

    Question.... I am assuming that a rotary 18650 tubes are compatible with other rotary "heads"? Is the "programing" in the head?

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Even if I am not Hogo...

    Quote Originally Posted by klackey View Post
    Question.... I am assuming that a rotary 18650 tubes are compatible with other rotary "heads"
    ?

    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by klackey View Post
    Is the "programing" in the head?
    Yes
    Still looking for Surefire G2 in Orange.
    If you have one you don't like please PM me.

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Thanks Dan!!

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    I'll only post numbers if it is a very small number I think will sell out in a minute or two. I don't think that is the case with these, but you never know.
    fixed this for you

    Okay, for your sake the limited sales have been better....couple hours or so and some items fit what you originally said

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFRNL View Post
    fixed this for you

    Okay, for your sake the limited sales have been better....couple hours or so and some items fit what you originally said
    LOL! Yep. Some stuff has sold out in under 60 seconds. I don't see that happening with these tubes...
    I actually did find one tube hidden in the back of a locked cabinet in a basement room with a sign on the door that said "Danger! Radiation Hazard!" I pocketed that one for myself.
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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Thant's funny right there

    Going off the original statement, the 18650 body would be your Christmas bonus (maybe that was in a different thread)
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    Quote Originally Posted by INFRNL View Post
    your Christmas bonus (maybe that was in a different thread)
    And... I almost lost it today! I was out in "the hills" and had set it on my bumper... then... let's just say... I'm old and drove off. The light actually went into where the winch is, and got stuck in the inside of the bumper for about a mile or so. Drove back to where I knew I had been... looked around the muddy ground... nothing. Looked in the bumper (calling it a bumper is really a misnomer as it is more of a "crusher" and saw it sitting all happy in there. Getting old stinks.

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Glad you didn't end up losing it...good thing for storage spaces in winch bumpers, LOL. I imagine it was bouncing around on the trip to find it; that compartment must have been designed just right not to let it fall out on the journey. Can't lose any lights; they are very hard to replace anymore


    Nice photo BTW

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Now back on the custom page and products page.




    Well, that wait wasn't so bad.... cough! cough! (runs away from mob with pitchforks).
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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    just in time; Dan is a man of his word

    luckily i haven't felt the pain that these guys have since i already own 2 18650's

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFRNL View Post
    just in time; Dan is a man of his word

    luckily i haven't felt the pain that these guys have since i already own 2 18650's
    with 1 day, 9 hours, and 18 minutes to spare... nothing like cutting it close! LOL!
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    And I got one ordered!!! Cant waite............. So when do they get buildt and sent off?

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    you should have teased everyone and posted them tomorrow

    I guess this way, you can get some last minute sales in. I'm sure many appreciate you getting them posted up

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFRNL View Post
    you should have teased everyone and posted them tomorrow

    I guess this way, you can get some last minute sales in. I'm sure many appreciate you getting them posted up
    I suppose I could have waited... but that just wouldn't have been nice.

    I'm totally OCD about time. If something is supposed to happen at 0432 and 42 seconds... by hell or high water it better happen just then! Living and working in Japan for a decade didn't help this with me at all. I would even set all my watches and clocks so the second hands all moved together at exactly the same time. If I was meeting my folks and said I would be there at 1400... if it was 1405 they would call because they figured something happened to me.

    Now, you can imagine the hell I would give Henry in the past with his "two weeks" thing. If I don't know a time frame (and it is sometimes impossible to get any semblance of a realistic time frame from some vendors) I try not to get folks hopes up. It just makes people mad (well, I am assuming it makes other people mad as it makes me furious when someone goes past a deadline).

    Yes. We at HDS are often going past our own deadlines internally... and it drives me nuts. New products, improvements on the existing light, etc. These delays are often, once again, caused by 3rd parties. Just today we were supposed to receive a different shipment of parts from a different vendor and.... nothing. At least they called and said they were shipping them today but dagnabit, they were supposed to BE HERE today. Another vendor is now over a month late on some parts we need to test. I call these vendors "Mulligans"... as they are never on time or on target (Kelly's Hero's for those are not familiar with the reference).

    I know the last 2 years has taken 10 off my life expectancy.
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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Ordered a 18650 SST40 CRI Rotary! Happy Bday to me.

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    Happy Birthday PSM!

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    I have a birthday coming up soon myself. How does the SS40 compare with other high CRI offerings from HDS?
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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Check this post from Hogo with a bunch of beamshots. https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...=1#post5347608

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    Default Re: Tick, Tick, New year is comming so will we get the 18650?

    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan View Post
    Ordered a 18650 SST40 CRI Rotary! Happy Bday to me.
    Happy birthday 🎂 and congrats on the present
    Quote Originally Posted by troutpool View Post
    I have a birthday coming up soon myself. How does the SS40 compare with other high CRI offerings from HDS?
    Depends on what your eyes like, everyone has their preference.
    Oh, I see your in AZ, just meet up with Dan

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    Thanks for the link, lion504. That helps.

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    There are currently only two high CRI currently available... the High Noon (NC57) and the SS40.
    My grail is the High Noon. Henry himself carries a High Noon. Some consider this to be too cool, but I personally like how stark white it is.
    I also have an SS40 (in fact, these are my only high CRI lights). I find the SS40 with the lower color temperature more pleasant at night especially on lower levels (the CRI actually goes up on lower levels and it goes a bit more to the red spectrum... not that your eyes can tell but that is what the sphere shows).
    I can say we have very few High Noons left and undoubtedly those will run out before the SS40's do, if that makes a difference.
    If I had to pick one... well, that's just silly talk.
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