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Thread: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

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    Default NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    When lighted up, Surefire KL1 with 1-watt High Dome would produce a brighter and squarish hotspot, compared with purpleish Low Dome. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    But, when shoping online or without taking the KL1 from its sealed plastic wrap, how would you know that it is High-Dome?

    Would I just take the seller's word for it??? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    Latest KL1's are supposed to have HD as far as I know, you cannot know until you fire it up though, there could always be old stock around. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img]

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    The new KL1 have a bezel like the KL4.
    I had been waiting all summer to buy one and got tired of waiting.
    I bought a Surefire KL4 instead and put a McE2S two stage switch on it.
    Now I have the light output of the KL1 and KL4 from one light. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    I am so glad that you did. How is the 15 ohm board working out? Have you made a decision whether you will be getting a 60 or 120 ohm resistor board for that "how low can you go" super low output?

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    [ QUOTE ]
    cia said:
    The new KL1 have a bezel like the KL4.

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    This is not correct. If you do a search you'll find out that the picture on the SureFire website is -so far- not the actual product, as of now there were none of these sold, the actuall design is still the "classic" one we all know. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

    Klaus.

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    K-T is correct.

    The KL1-HA-WH is the one in Shelby Chan's photos:




    The last batch of these produced featured 1W High Dome Luxeons.

    The KL1 on SureFire.com is a new style and has not yet been released in white.

    [Shelby Chan Photo]

    I'm sure when somebody gets one of these new style KL1's in white there will be a thread started about it.

    Al

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    I am so glad that you did. How is the 15 ohm board working out? Have you made a decision whether you will be getting a 60 or 120 ohm resistor board for that "how low can you go" super low output?

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    The 15 ohm is working out great.
    Make a nice work light.
    Not sure what McE2s is next [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Sorry if I posted wronge info on the KL1.
    I know the new style that they show on there web site is not out yet as I wanted one really bad and could not get one.

    Now that I have the L4/McE2S I don't want one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Good luck on getting the KL1 your looking for.

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    "I know the new style that they show on there web site is not out yet as I wanted one really bad and could not get one."

    Preaching to the choir!

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    Any estimated availability date for that new KL1?

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    In my experience, it's best not to worry about such things as SureFire release dates. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/popcorn.gif[/img]

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Preaching to the choir!

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    Sorry, an English idiom I guess...

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    Default Re: NIW Surefire KL1, High or Low Dome -- How?

    [ QUOTE ]
    cia said:
    Now that I have the L4/McE2S I don't want one [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Good luck on getting the KL1 your looking for.

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    My problem with LuxV is their supposed short life-span, compared with 1-watt. I'm not sure how <font color="blue">UNDER</font> driving would lengthen it. I have the L4, but the head (KL4) resides on an E1 body so that it runs un-regulated, underdriven and less 'hot'.

    I suppose it's all up to one's usage. I intend to have prolonged continuous usage for the light. The KL1 I have is LD, so I'm internally debating as to getting a new KL1 or just have it modded to Lux3/Lux1-HD.

    Regards,

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