Reflector revised: ReyLight Pineapple Brass 14500/AA Flashlight, Nichia 219C 4000K

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Reflector revised: ReyLight Pineapple Brass 14500/AA Flashlight, Nichia 219C 4000K

At first, I thought the not good beam is due to the brass reflection. Then the same thing happened on the Ti proto.
Realized something and I asked the factory to dispose the old reflectors, and make some new ones. Below is a picture, it looks perfect now, no ringy at all,and a little bit more throw.

I will provide some,if you’d like to replace the old one. no charge and free shipping. You might send me 1.5$ extra for a tracking number.

https://www.massdrop.com/buy/reylight-pineapple-brass-aa-flashlight
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Nov-11
Price: $39.99 @banggood
Coupon Code: f48441

219CT LED and driver available here.

Click here to go to flickr album.

SPEC:
Material: Good quality brass
Emitter: Nichia 219C 4000K
Mode: Moon,Low,Mid,High (Start at moon with no memory)
Switch: Tail clicky
Size:90*18mm
Weight:100g
1*AA/14500 battery
OP Reflector

Output:
0.2LM,5LM,30LM,110LM (AA)
0.3LM,12LM,120LM,390LM (14500)
Runtime:
30days,50h,4.5h,1h (AA)
20days,15h,2h,40min (14500)

Thanks for the nice reviews by DB Custom and Gunga.
The proto clip was made by hand,it is not thick and strong enough, already made a molding, fixed now.

We might give up on the other Damascus design, and go for Titanium. Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Album here.

Edited by: WWEFANS on 12/21/2016 - 23:29
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Wow $500 on BLF? Will be great looking… but…

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Interested depending on final outcome.

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$500 is not insanely expensive for a Damascus light, but since you’re willing to work with such an expensive material you better hire a very experienced maker to get absolutely perfect fit on all parts, a little mistake can cost a lot… I guess this will be on the same league as McGizmo and Jeff Hanko lights?

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will34 wrote:
$500 is not insanely expensive for a Damascus light, but since you’re willing to work with such an expensive material you better hire a very experienced maker to get absolutely perfect fit on all parts, a little mistake can cost a lot… I guess this will be on the same league as McGizmo and Jeff Hanko lights?

Yes, I’m working with a talented designer and a good factory that can provide all the accessories.
and we will make a proto in alu, after everything is fixed, then we begin to machine Dama.

League? what is this? I never contacted anyone you just mentioned.

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McGizmo [link] and Jeff Hanko [link] are custom builders with established reputations… but I guess not well known in your neighborhood. Wink

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Subscribing as a possible christmas present to myself or something. Something like this would really demand a high quality high CRI led and no PWM.

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Okluma damascus light which will be available soon through lottery is about $1.2k, so $500 for AA damascus light is kinda expected, although the pricing is out of my league

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League here means more like a price range. Out of our league, would mean out of our price range, as in poor folk don't buy too many $500 dollar lights. Usually Candlepowerforums is the place to go for high priced custom lights, where the buyers feel spending more means they are more elite.

 

For many of us, your price would be 2 to 3 times more than we could afford. 

 

Budget light forum was founded on the idea of buying inexpensive lights that worked. It has changed over the years, but $500 dollar lights had better cook my supper and want me to spank 'em too.tongue-out

 

 

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Thanks for the explanation. Price and quality range. I thought it was League of Assissin. LMAO.

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Just saying, Tain is selling his Damascus AAA lights for $385/pc over at CPF but he has a proven track record with his products sold at the other side and some of the lights owners are repeat customers.

For $500/pc for Damascus AA light, you better make it special and hopefully the build quality and finished are much better than your triple Ti, which is very excellent value for custom lights, but not in the same league as Sinner, McGizmo, Jeff Hanko, etc.

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Old-Lumens wrote:
League here means more like a price range. Out of our league, would mean out of our price range, as in poor folk don’t buy too many $500 dollar lights. Usually Candlepowerforums is the place to go for high priced custom lights, where the buyers feel spending more means they are more elite.

Almost like dating someone from the other side of the tracks and are forced to hear: “It’s too bad you can’t afford her brand of cheese.” Steve

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$500 for a light! Sick

Even if I won the lottery I wouldn’t.

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Damascus is nice and all…
$500! wow, just, WOW
most expensive light that I held in my hands was ~$180 it was for a friend, he paid ofcourse…

 

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Well, the DAMASTEEL shown here is made from a powder. I was wondering how they got the pattern to look so uniform. So, I looked up their web page. If I were going to pay a lot for Damascus steel, I’d want it to be hand forged from real metal, so that the piece would be unique. A uniform pattern means everybody’s light could end up looking exactly alike. What’s the fun in that? Maybe someone can contact Matt Walker and get some Damascus steel from him? http://budgetlightforum.com/node/33122

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Possibly interested pending final price/specs and other details

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Excuse my Italian accent but ……

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Okluma sells its copper light for x 7 price of Olight S1Cu, for x 3,5 price of Manker Timeback Cu or for x 6 price of Oligh S2 Cu; so, I don’t see it like a good reference; $ 500 is more than twice that I would be willing to pay

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Nice stuff but I’ve long since learned not to pine for what I cannot afford. Or as Spock put it “having a thing is not so pleasing a thing as wanting”.

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I would rather have it in AAA for a lower price

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Nice stuff but I’ve long since learned not to pine for what I cannot afford. Or as Spock put it “having a thing is not so pleasing a thing as wanting”.

Exactly

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Brass AA, design finished.


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id be interested in ‘brass’ depending price.

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Interested in “brass”

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Dear Rey,

There are many different kinds of brass and other copper alloys.
Lumintop uses the 360 brass – Free-Cutting Brass, which machining is extremely easy.
This brass contains some 2-3% of lead to facilitate machining.
I would recommend you, if you want to be really special, to build a
ReyLight Marine, using one of the following alloys:
464 brass – Naval brass
Admiralty brass
Cunifer 10
I have sent you a brochure regarding Cunifer via regular mail. This material is extremely corrosion resistant in sea water, and is used for heat exchangers on ships and power stations, and hulls of premium ships and scientific buoys.
Of course such flashlight would need a really good gaskets.

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Im in for the brass aa light if the price is good.

I hope the switch design is better than the blf titanium light.

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MiG0 wrote:
I would recommend you, if you want to be really special, to build a ReyLight Marine, using one of the following alloys: 464 brass – Naval brass Admiralty brass Cunifer 10

I really like this idea! Sounds very cool. So yeah, the Damascus was price-prohibitive but I think the brass will be more affordable. I’m in, assuming the final price isn’t silly.

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If the price for the brass light is below 50 bucks, I’m interested

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MiG0 +1 nice idea!

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Now we are talking, a brass AA would be wonderful! A good pocket clip would be nice, maybe a mini Solarforce style that would mount over the threads on the tailcap??? Bent so it would go deep pocket carry? So many times, I feel, good clip options are overlooked for something that goes on but is not very functional. I have had my copper Tool only a week or so and the clip has popped off twice, almost resulting in a lost clip.

Matt

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G'Day Rey, smile

 

Watching with great interest, as I have always watched your products.

Btw re the Damascus Steel, I may have been interested in a genuine Damascus Steel light depending on the price. But not for a DamaSteel one at a $500+ price. wink

 

Best Regards,

George

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