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Don
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An odd-looking 18650 stainless steel light. Looks vaguely like some sort of medical equipment. Old LED, but 4700K.

https://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-c5-stainless-steel-cree-p3-8b-2-...

Could I resist it?

 

Nope!

Though I suspect it might well get modded and that hood at the front cut back a bit.

 

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Quite odd indeed.  From the emitter to the shroud.  Your allusion to medical equipment seems quite apropos...possibly for those awkward over 50 physicals?Surprised I definately look forward to hearing your review on it.

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KD is selling that as a Tank007. I'm not sure I understand the piont of shrinking down the business end of the light.

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11220

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i though i seen a similar one labeled like that , to check the quality or something

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Jade, I think. That stuff is horribly expensive but makes the best pestles for lab work. Presumably one illuminates it to check for flaws.

http://www.wikihow.com/Tell-if-Jade-Is-Real

 

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Many ebay sellers offered similar flashlights for jewelry making/checking purposes... who knows...

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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It looks like the hybrid offspring produced from a hollow point pistol bullet and a die from my hole punching kit... I like it. Nice neutral white tint too!

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FlashPilot wrote:

It looks like the hybrid offspring produced from a hollow point pistol bullet and a die from my hole punching kit... I like it. Nice neutral white tint too!

 

8B isn't even close to neutral - more like 2700-2900K having checked the Cree charts (http://www.cree.com/products/pdf/XLamp7090XR-E_B&L.pdf page eight).

Sounds like modding will be needed. Probably something like an XP-G neutral which might not need a driver swap. And ten minutes with a bench grinder.

 

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Ooops! It is a bit on the yellow side, isnt it. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll ship something around 5B.

 

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I could always go to the other extreme and fit a cyan or dental blue LED in it. There is nothing like cyan light to make everyone look like a corpse. Great for zombie movies. Wink

 

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Yeah the flashlights with those odd bezels are normaly listed as being for checking jade.

I don't remember having seen that body before, it woudl be very nice with a normal flat bezel.

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That's a jewelry-checking bezel, all right. Normally these kinds of lights are incandescent because contrast and color rendition is critical. I suppose a very warm-tinted LED would be the next best thing.

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Just noticed this at KD - http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11220

 

Suspiciously familiar looking, but now a Tank007.