When Old-Lumens chose his BLF username, I imagine he was referring to old age. However, I interpret it as “Old style craftsmanship that produces a lot of lumens”. And I just received tangible proof of my definition in the mail today…
So far, it’s looking more like “Big-Lumens”. Or possibly “Big-Shipping-Fee-Lumens”. Because this is a huge box. From very far away. And shipping alone cost him way more than a lot of my flashlights cost me.
Inside, we find a large object. (The nickel was on me.) Possibly a torpedo that produces a lot of lumens at launch?
After putting on a helmet and vest and pointing the object away from me, I tore off the bubble wrap to find…
Beautiful! Just look at that craftsmanship. This is Old-Lumens through and through. (Breaking news: It’s a joint creation with MRsDNF!) The knurling is so perfect and pronounced that it practically sticks to my hand like a skin magnet. Skin magnets don’t actually exist, by the way. I just made that up. But the superb knurling is definitely for real. And somehow it is merged with impeccably polished
stainless steel aluminum, for a classy look like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
The tail end has industrial good looks with its handsome screws and an impressive fusion of copper with
stainless steel polished aluminum. The threads are smooth as butter and a joy to use.
And here’s the business end:
Am I looking at the flashlight or is it looking at me? Looks like Old-Lumens somehow managed to inset a bee’s eye into the flashlight’s head. Or upon closer examination, it would appear to be a Cree MT-G2, the first one I have ever owned or seen (or been seen by). And this thing means business, although you would never guess it by the incredibly low LOW mode…
This twinkling star of a moonlight mode would strongly suggest a Dr. Jone’s custom driver. It’s incredibly well thought out. Press of the switch cycles between high and medium modes. Holding the switch down gradually dims the light in small steps. Releasing and holding it again slowly ramps it back up again. There is a very handy flash when it reaches maximum and minimum brightness. It also has a hidden strobe mode that I’m not exactly sure how to access. And it even has a hidden momentary signalling mode that I also need more information about how exactly to enter and exit the mode. But this is an incredible beast of a light that lays a swath of beautiful creamy NEUTRAL WHITE light with a tint that exactly suits my fancy. Actually the tint no longer matters, because I am blinded now after briefly watching this thing belt out the lumens, probably more than 2500 of ‘em just as a rough estimate. Nothing Old about these Lumens, and naysayers will be punished with blindness.
Here’s a very poor attempt at a nightshot, which doesn’t do justice to the Old Lumens coming out of this thing:
On high, managed to take a picture of the tree to remember it by before it was burned down by the sheer force of the Old Lumens:
What a wonderful gift. Thanks SO MUCH to Old-Lumens for this incredible amalgam of old style craftsmanship and fantastic new lighting technology, permanently anodized all around by friendship and generosity. I am deeply indebted. Again.
Update: Thanks for the clarifications so I can give an additional huge shout of thanks out to MRsDNF for the incredible machining on this beautiful flashlight. Absolutely incredible to think of the journeys that this Maglite has taken taken to and fro across the globe to finally reach me, your very much indebted and grateful forum admin.
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