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Another useless Kickstarter light

make yourself a perfect target in combat

Hery look I found the Titanic

 

my opinion

Edited by: Lexel on 04/24/2019 - 15:02
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Link?

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so can bones.

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I seen a kickstarter lantern project a couple years ago, they began to take donations, then vanished.

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they claim 4900 Lumens on throw zoom level,

and 1:45h runtime 500m throw,

sorry but what about Physics?

  • Small lens
  • heat

 

Physics redesigned COB with

"This mode involves special LED circles. They are rather simplistic but at the same time, owing to a wide diode area, they produce high light density. As a result, you get soft unfocused light"

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The further you focus the more output it produces? LOL

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On the first gif, he’s holding a paintball rifle, probably more indicative about the people targeted by this kickstarter.
Not sure that pointing a light with shoulders and torso moves is something intuitive and convenient.
Anyway…probably perfect for weekend soldiers.

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@Quadrupel : Yeah bright flood on the nose !!! Perfect to ruin your night vision. Big Smile Facepalm

Because even if you think that you don’t see it, your nose is in your peripheral field of view, always.

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Well, how are they going to sustain 2450 lumens/head continuously?

Also, who actually worked on the pictures and distance graphs?

I know what they mean, but it is quite misleading.

I always love thinking that we are actually better than almost all of these flashlight kickstarters.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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RobertB wrote:
Wrathbringer27 wrote:
Link?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/363883282/tronex?ref=discovery&term...


Huh… Seems very gimmicky

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Well, how are they going to sustain 2450 lumens/head continuously?

Also, who actually worked on the pictures and distance graphs?

I know what they mean, but it is quite misleading.

I always love thinking that we are actually better than almost all of these flashlight kickstarters.

if yopu look at their explode GIF you see the usual China zoom where it moved the LED on a slide not the lens with fixed LED heatsink

looks for me like a sort of scam or total false advertisement

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Quadrupel wrote:
This one is the best, pledged $527,514 Big Smile
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/biolite/biolite-headlamp-wildly-cap...

wtf??? They got half a million dollars for that????? Reminds me of that failed “free water” device that’s basically a dehumidifier which you drink water from. At least it has a use tho. Wonder how much it costs…
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but does your flashlight have LED CIRCLE ENERGY SAVING MODE

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Yeah. 700 lumens is a real power saving mode.

700 lumens is perfect for saving power.

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That illuminated circle on your back makes a perfect target. Is that really a good thing?

On the positive side, I do like the idea of a “body” light that lets the user “wear” the cells in a larger (than typical handheld flashlight) case. But I think they lost an opportunity by only using 4 × 18650s.

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I bet if you hand any who bought this thing
a MF02S or similar light
they will be very fast very disappointed

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The backlight idea is quite innovative and sci-fi looking and they are using two XHP 70 in a zoomie lens so lots of light is lost inside it.

They should send a sample to someone here for a review! Big Smile

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Caleb wrote:
That illuminated circle on your back makes a perfect target. Is that really a good thing?

“Bummer of a birthmark, Hal…”

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EDCba wrote:
Reminds me of the Repulsor https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1484247498/repulsor-your-ultra-powe...

And I thought a Q8 was big…

Wearing that thing, you’d look like The Octomom, that nemesis of The Spider Man who got fused with some lab stuff.

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I’m amused by the idea of doing an arm’s length task like working on a car with 700 lumens.

Also, the form factor just strikes me as having so many drawbacks, from how it would be worn with a backpack to the fact that the light aims with movements of your shoulders, but not with your head, and only clumsily with your hands, I have to wonder if even the designers think it’s a good idea, or just one they can market effectively.

Th558 wrote:
Quadrupel wrote:
This one is the best, pledged $527,514 Big Smile https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/biolite/biolite-headlamp-wildly-cap...
wtf??? They got half a million dollars for that?????

The Biolite looks ok from a skim of that page. The floody beam does look too wide, as someone else pointed out, a 69g headlamp does not need a rear battery pack, but it seems in the same ballpark as what Petzl and Black Diamond sell for a similar price.

I’m not interested, but I get why people who buy all their outdoor gear from REI would buy it. Selling 10,000 of them through a well-funded Kickstarter campaign doesn’t surprise. Biolite was an already established company that probably didn’t need Kickstarter to fund their light development, but I could see them trying it as an alternative marketing means.

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I like how they market a flashlight that takes 3 18650s and you have to wear like a messenger bag as a universal light that’s good for everything. Yeah, sure, I’ll EDC that to my office job, no problem.

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Hey, get 2 sets, and you could be like the Evil Robot that went on a rampage in “The RoboCop 2”. LOL

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Kickstarter is scam heaven.
Basically all these crowd funded projects are nothing but scams.
I haven’t seen a single project that ended up delivering what was promised.
People either run away with the money, or make some crappy product that doesn’t look anything like the advertised prototype, probably for a fraction of the funds they received.

Same applies to all crowd funding and donation sites.

They need to be banned.
The idea is great, just like communism was, the problem is that it cannot be applied in the real world because of human nature.
It’s basic common sense. If you pay someone in advance he will not work as good as if you pay him after he completes the job.
And these sites are much worse than that because they attract genuine scammers.
Like people with agenda, who intentionally invest in some fancy marketing campaign with cool videos, pictures and stuff, to trick people into funding something that they won’t ever deliver.