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Echo63
07-10-2013, 07:00 AM
Hi Guys

I just pledged money on this Indiegogo campaign
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http://igg.me/p/function-flashlight-triple-emitter-1600-lumen/x/3906375

its a flashlight, that produces up to 1600 lumens, but can be easily dialed down to about 10 Lumens

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m150/Echo63/20130521212712-DSC_3639_zps5d7e8cca.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/Echo63/media/20130521212712-DSC_3639_zps5d7e8cca.jpg.html)

it has 2x 1/4x20 threaded holes
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m150/Echo63/20130520171331-DSC00412_zps4ae57042.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/Echo63/media/20130520171331-DSC00412_zps4ae57042.jpg.html)

for mounting to anything that you can mount a camera too, and they have a backpack clip too
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m150/Echo63/20130427232814-DSC00438_zps4bb829fb.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/Echo63/media/20130427232814-DSC00438_zps4bb829fb.jpg.html)

it has three battery options
2x 18350 rechargeables
2x CR123 disposable cells
1x 18650 rechargeable
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m150/Echo63/20130520172010-DSC00430_zpse08312b8.jpg (http://s103.photobucket.com/user/Echo63/media/20130520172010-DSC00430_zpse08312b8.jpg.html)

Full disclousre, for posting this i can get a full set of Optics, and Magnetic attachments for the light.

rambler_wannabe
07-10-2013, 07:43 AM
Very nice form factor.

Only "miss" is that it can't take AA. I know, I know--but being able to grab and use a common battery available in any gas station, walmart, or office supply cabinet has an advantage.

Echo63
07-10-2013, 12:15 PM
Very nice form factor.

Only "miss" is that it can't take AA. I know, I know--but being able to grab and use a common battery available in any gas station, walmart, or office supply cabinet has an advantage.

You make a very valid point, but I have a bunch of CR123, and 18650 sitting at home, and stashed in battery carriers (that look suspiciously like other flashlights) at the office and in my car (where I'm most likely to need them)

1600 lumens is a similar amount of light to what most car headlights put out, and would be draining AA cells way to hard On high (as it is it throttles back when running CR123 cells, only to 1000 lumens or so, if I remember correctly)

If it gets fully funded, I think mine will find a semi permanent home on top of my work camera, the modularity will be very useful though ! (hanging on a gorilla pod or magnet under the bonnet of the car, or under the sink etc)

rambler_wannabe
07-11-2013, 07:13 AM
An equally valid point on the life of AA.

A magnet and old camera ball mount would be pretty handy for car work. Overall, the 1/4-20 camera mounts AND GoPro adapter should make it a must-have for a lot of outdoor/adventure photo/videographers.

If the life on 18650's is good, it would make an awesome bike (or motorcycle) light.

Echo63
07-11-2013, 09:38 AM
An equally valid point on the life of AA.

A magnet and old camera ball mount would be pretty handy for car work. Overall, the 1/4-20 camera mounts AND GoPro adapter should make it a must-have for a lot of outdoor/adventure photo/videographers.

If the life on 18650's is good, it would make an awesome bike (or motorcycle) light.
The 1/4x20 threads are the main reason I pledged for it - I'm a photographer, and do a lot of photos at night.

From CPF - for the XPG2 version - 1x 18650 = 900 lumens - 1 hour 40 min
2x CR123A = 700 lumens - 1 hour
2x 18350 = 1600 lumens - 40 min

Of course runtimes will get longer as you wind the brightness down
The Nichia 219 will be dimmer, (1100ish lumens instead of 1600) but will have a much nicer beam tint and colour rendition

There's a lot more info on the thread over at CPF http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?360797-Cryos-Illumination-s-Triple-Function-Light