CRX Stratis Lumina - 2017 5th BLF Scratch Made Light Contest Winner

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I feel so dumb at times. Facepalm Happy birthday you old bastard. Smile
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Happy birthday !

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Thanks chaps Smile

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Well , i had 3 pages to read and i enjoyed them a lot CRX …. What an awesome work you do . Again , work of art !

Congrats on increasing your age too Wink

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Would it be possible to use in this topic not the full sized pictures, they are tiny on my Ipad, bur the 5. site took 4 minutes to load

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The post is very image heavy but I have already cropped & resized each individual picture to between 800 and 1000 pix wide.
I am considerate though so will have a look at what can be further reduced Thumbs Up

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one of your 993×119 0,12MP pictures in the topic has 1.19MB
that’s 10 bytes per Pixel, so a 20MP picture would have 200MB size

the pictures in the topic are full sized, if my browser downloads them they have a few MP size

even if you crop them for the topic here it always downloads the full sized ones and shows in the browser only a downsized

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CRX Stratis Lumina FlashLight Set Finished

This light has three modes of operation, a tritium momentary locator switch on top for operating the main quad Nichia emitters via the Qlite 3A driver giving a sustained maximum of around 1092lm, a glow in the dark momentary switch for operating the eight UV front emitters and a mercury tilt switch which automatically turns on the four bottom red LED's when the light is placed faced down or thereabouts.

Features:

Quad Nichia 219C D320 5000K Emitters
MTN 20mm Offset Quad DTP MCPCB
10621 Carclo Quad Spot Optic
34mm x 2mm Dual Coated ARC Glass
QLITE Momentary 3A Driver with Moppydrv
Dual Momentary & Mercury Tilt Switches
Ice Blue Tritium Locator Switch
Cyan Coloured Glow Details
1200 mAh Lithium Polymer Cell
TP4056 Micro USB On Board Charging
8 x 3mm 400nm UV LED's
4 x 3mm Deep Red LED's
CRX Etched Lettering
Copper & Rosewood Construction
Hand Made Leather Carry Case with Clip
Length - 86mm
Width - 52mm
Depth - 22mm
Weight - 250g
Max - 1092 lm
Time Taken - Approx 40 hours

CRX Stratis Lumina Runtime Graph:

CRX Stratis Lumina Runtime Graph

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CRX SL Mini

This complementary light is much smaller in size for a more convenient carry and has two modes of operation with two momentary GITD locator switches on top, one for the front triple XP-G2 3D emitters giving a max output of about 392lm and one for the dual red LED's on the bottom of the light.

Features:

Triple Cree XP-G2 S4 3D Emitters
Noctigon 20mm DTP MCPCB
Mule
22mm x 1.2mm Dual Coated ARC Glass
Dual Momentary Switches
200 mAh Lithium Polymer Cell
TP5000 Micro USB On Board Charging
2 x 3mm Deep Red LED's
Cyan Coloured Glow Details
Copper & Rosewood Construction
Length - 59mm
Width - 38mm
Depth - 12mm
Weight - 75g
Max - 392 lm
Time Taken - Approx 7 hours

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CRX SL Micro

The SL Micro is a fun light that can be worn on a neck chain for brief illumination periods and has a single mode of operation via a brass twist bolt on top which switches on the three front XP-G2 2B emitters for a maximum output of around 360lm and comes with a kydex carry clip & chain.

Features:

Triple Cree XP-G2 S4 2B Emitters
Noctigon 20mm DTP MCPCB
Mule
20mm x 1.2mm Dual Coated ARC Glass
Brass Bolt Twist Switch
200 mAh Lithium Polymer Cell
TP5000 Micro USB On Board Charging
Copper & Rosewood Construction
Hand Made Kydex Carry Sheath
Length - 40mm
Width - 25mm
Depth - 12mm
Weight - 34g
Max - 360 lm
Time Taken - Approx 6 hours

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CRX Stratis Lumina flashlight set

Total Time Including Documentation - Approx 70 hours

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Well here it is, going from my imagination to reality this has been a fun, educational and sometimes very difficult build but also a great learning experience.

Thank you to everyone that watched, commented in the thread and sent personal messages, I really appreciate that Beer 

Some personal observations:

The CRX Stratis Lumina turned out fairly close to the original drawings I made up with the concept of having a front elevation the size of a credit card and I am happy with the outcome.

The light performs very well, to my expectations with one of my favorite Nichia tints and the automatic red LED's for quick close range illumination when the use of the main array is not necessary. The UV is also a nice feature to have here.

Running the light on full power, the large amount of flat copper heat sinks do their job very nicely with the mid layer heating first, the internal copper heat sink block saturating to finally spread to the copper back plate with the whole light eventually becoming warm Thumbs Up

Looking back there are a couple of things I would have done slightly differently using other techniques but learning on these little creative journeys is half the reason I do it.

The SL Mini can easily be slipped in a jeans side pocket and again has enough power to be useful along with the very nice 3D tint and night vision preserving red LED's.

The SL Micro is just ridiculously small and fun for a rechargeable triple emitter hand made light and can be worn on a neck chain or kept in a pocket hardly noticed.

As usual with me, this project started off as one idea then grew into a little family all cut from the same stuff.

Today's Tune:

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After some months of patina: 22:05:2018

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Nice round-up, & great builds Beer

Now that I’m almost done with mine, I can take more time to read the other build threads in more detail.

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Very awesome builds, beautiful.

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nice work as usual crx

sorry all images down
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wow, amazing Thumbs Up

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Shocked Just wow. Shocked Speechless…

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Shocked Just wow. Shocked Speechless…

+ a bunch………………uh…mazing!

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Thanks guys Smile Beer

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Absolutely awesome work CRX!!!!

So when are you having the group buy for these lights? Silly

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Thanks mate Beer
I don’t think I could do any more of these Big Smile

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I know I’m late Blushing , but I have to say it’s amazing work and presentation CRX, as usual! Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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Better late than never Smile Thanks mate Beer

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