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ToyKeeper wrote:
Has anyone else gotten a D4 which seems to have the bezel glued on, or is it just Agro?

I’ve only heard of the one, so far.

i was not able to unscrew mine either at least with bare hand, but with the help of non slippery glove it unscrew just fine.

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I got a green D4 from Mtn. The bezel seems to be glued on. Far more difficult than hand-tight anyway.
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hank wrote:
I got a green D4 from Mtn.
The bezel seems to be glued on.
Far more difficult than hand-tight anyway.
None of the D4 bezel is glued, all you need is a bit more force.
But I advise the user do not try to unscrew the bezel (what is the need anyway?), the tightly screwed bezel is crucial
for the heat sinking.

www.Intl-Outdoor.com, Noctigon, Emisar, flashlight components.

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Hank Wang wrote:
hank wrote:
I got a green D4 from Mtn. The bezel seems to be glued on. Far more difficult than hand-tight anyway.
None of the D4 bezel is glued, all you need is a bit more force. But I advise the user do not try to unscrew the bezel (what is the need anyway?), the tightly screwed bezel is crucial for the heat sinking.

Hank no D1 yet on your website?

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So how do I get to the bicycle “stutter” strobe settings? Multiple clicks don’t seem to do it.

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hank wrote:
So how do I get to the bicycle “stutter” strobe settings? Multiple clicks don’t seem to do it.

reading your quote made me realize there isn’t a strobe on the D4, just the beacon Sad

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Thank you, I will wait on your pictures Thumbs Up

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Thank you, I will buy one.

I know that fasttech has some holsters:

https://www.fasttech.com/category/0/search/p/0?&keywords=Holster

Maybe this:
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10005190/1411401-ultrafire-nylon-fla...


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I’m not sure which is the best fit.

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Hi gregor:
The ganzo holster also available in fasttech (not aff.) at 1,87 USD
Ganzo holster in gearbest (not aff.) at 1,23 USD

The Ultrafire of fasttech that shows at 2,88 USD is interesing, some one Can confirm that fits fine?

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I nobody else have this FT ultrafire holster, I can buy it and report my findings.

How quickly is FT with delivery. I last ordered from them long time ago and I think parcel arrived in around 1 month, not very quickly.

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Fits snug in a magazine pouch. Will probably fit the D1 as well.





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Emisar D4 Clip

I have been looking for a suitable clip for the D4 also. Today i tried using a clip from a Convoy S2+, it is almost a perfect fit except it is a little long.
I also used heat shrink tubing around the ring area of the clip to protect the body from scratches. Tubing dimensions are 4mm in diameter and 24mm length. Used a small torch.
Very easy mod to do and should be ok for now until i find a more suitable clip.

Here are the links to pics showing what it looks like.

http://i68.tinypic.com/17delw.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/9a21dw.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/1zzq6iq.jpg

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Hank Wang wrote:
hank wrote:
I got a green D4 from Mtn.
The bezel seems to be glued on.
Far more difficult than hand-tight anyway.
None of the D4 bezel is glued, all you need is a bit more force.
But I advise the user do not try to unscrew the bezel (what is the need anyway?), the tightly screwed bezel is crucial
for the heat sinking.

1. To add GITD.
2. (Maybe later) To replace the emitters.
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CRX wrote:
Received my Nichia version today Smile

Is that a standard 18350 body? And a trit?
Just ordered a Gray D4

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It’s heavily modded by CRX.

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I got around to installing an old Solarforce clip on my green D4 tonight. As I read about here, I needed to open up the inside diameter a little and install a conductive spacer inside the tailcap.

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Hello BLF

Hello, jfg! Welcome to BLF! Smile

Does your name have anything to do with coffee?

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electricjelly wrote:
I got around to installing an old Solarforce clip on my green D4 tonight.

My SolarForce L2 clip has been working pretty well, but I should probably find something a little better than a paperclip to use as the spacer. It seems like the paperclip has reduced maximum output a bit.

The clip itself could stand to be a bit shorter, since it routes fabric directly into the edge of the clip groove. It’s not bad though, and I appreciate the wide opening on both sides of the contact point. It’s also nice that I can add/remove the clip without scratching anything.

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saypat wrote:
hank wrote:
So how do I get to the bicycle “stutter” strobe settings? Multiple clicks don’t seem to do it.

reading your quote made me realize there isn’t a strobe on the D4, just the beacon Sad

Yeah, sorry, there is no strobe or bike mode on the D4.

I enjoy some blinkies at times, especially party strobes, but those weren’t part of the D4 design. If you ever get the chance though, it’s fun to play with water under a motion-freezing party strobe.

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Agro wrote:
It’s heavily modded by CRX.

Ok thanks

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Hi Folks,
is there any discount coupon/code for Intl-Outdoor?

Thanks

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ToyKeeper wrote:
electricjelly wrote:
I got around to installing an old Solarforce clip on my green D4 tonight.

My SolarForce L2 clip has been working pretty well, but I should probably find something a little better than a paperclip to use as the spacer. It seems like the paperclip has reduced maximum output a bit.


I used a piece of solid copper wire. I had flatten it with a hammer to allow the tailcap to tighten down enough to keep the clip from rotating around.
Its not ideal. I’d prefer a clip attached with screws, but this solarforce clip is alot more secure than a snap on clip.
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Question for Hank Wang — can you sell extra tailcaps?

I want to try some drilling and fiddling to attach a belt clip and lanyard/split ring attachment point.

Finding a copper ring/washer the right size to fit in the tailcap to use the Solarforce belt clips would also be good.

The main problem I have with this flashlight is it’s easy to drop.
And the very last thing I’d want to happen is to drop it while it’s heating up and have it land in an unreachable place and start a fire.

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Potassium wrote:
is there any discount coupon/code for Intl-Outdoor?

No, Hank doesn’t do inflated retail prices in order to have periodic sales. The price is set at fair value instead. However, compared to the competition, the D4 is 59% off.

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Got a modified 47’s PK Paladin clip to work

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CRX wrote:
Got a modified 47’s PK Paladin clip to work

!{width:99%}[img]https://i.imgur.com/PRVCaKl.jpg[/img]!

That’s a sweet clip. Did it need to be reamed or anything to fit?

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It looks like the clip’s ring had to be cut and the arms bent out a bit.

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noboneshotdog wrote:
Did it need to be reamed or anything to fit?

That would have been my preferred method but there just isn’t enough material so I cut a slot in it to fit over the threads, you can see it in the cap picture and also filed down the placement nibs.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
Potassium wrote:
is there any discount coupon/code for Intl-Outdoor?

No, Hank doesn’t do inflated retail prices in order to have periodic sales. The price is set at fair value instead. However, compared to the competition, the D4 is 59% off.

And don’t forget that the D4 is a much better light.

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Sledgestone wrote:
And don’t forget that the D4 is a much better light.

Eh, that depends on one’s personal values.

Zebralights are still unmatched for efficiency and stability (especially at moon levels), and have a more refined physical build with features like a clip and a recessed switch and a more sculpted shell. They also offer a fancier UI with more fiddly bits, which some people really love.

The D4 beats Zebralights in matters of output, flexibility, simplicity, mod-friendliness, price, and available colors. On most counts, by a wide margin.

For daily use, my modded D4 (added clip and new firmware) goes pretty much everywhere with me. My Zebralights mostly only get used when I need a headlamp or when I want to calibrate a light box. Because my values place a heavy emphasis on mod-friendliness; it’s incredibly hard to beat a product modified to suit one’s own preferences.

(as a side note, if anyone wants the ZL UI on a D4, that can be arranged…)

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I feel dumb asking this but I can’t get my new D4 to even turn on. I’m using the recommended INR 30Q batteries… am I putting them in wrong? I’ve tried both directions, tried tightening the tube until it hurt…what am I doing wrong??

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