Old-Lumens does it again! New tech fused into a traditional design and exuding generosity all over.

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Old-Lumens does it again! New tech fused into a traditional design and exuding generosity all over.

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:

Control:

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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Edited by: sb56637 on 12/09/2014 - 14:32
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She’s a beaut Clark.

Seriously though, an amazing light.

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Very nice !

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That is something very special indeed, an amalgamation of Australian ingenuity and Texas pride! MRsDNF tooled the light (well known for his knurling), Old Lumens put the finishing touches on it and made it the beast that you see before you! That’s right, Australian/Texan cooperational modding at it’s best! What appears to be stainless is some of Justin’s fantastic polishing skills. It’s all aluminum, well, save for the copper that Steve used to ensure ground and thermal goodness. Those 2 did a lot of work on that light, and Justin’s old school elbow grease attitude made it simply gorgeous!

The very best from either side of the world, combined into one fantastic package deserving of such a generous administrator! Well done Justin, Steve and congrats to the Best Admin on the Web! Smile

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DBCstm wrote:
That is something very special indeed, an amalgamation of Australian ingenuity and Texas pride! MRsDNF tooled the light (well known for his knurling), Old Lumens put the finishing touches on it and made it the beast that you see before you! That’s right, Australian/Texan cooperational modding at it’s best! What appears to be stainless is some of Justin’s fantastic polishing skills. It’s all aluminum, well, save for the copper that Steve used to ensure ground and thermal goodness. Those 2 did a lot of work on that light, and Justin’s old school elbow grease attitude made it simply gorgeous!

The very best from either side of the world, combined into one fantastic package deserving of such a generous administrator! Well done Justin, Steve and congrats to the Best Admin on the Web! Smile

Well I’ll be darned! Thanks a lot for the clarification, and many, many thanks to MRsDNF for all he has done to produce this incredible gift. Original post updated.

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awesome! BeerBeer

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Great to see such fine craftsmanship from two great guys: Oldlumens and MRsDNF (two of my flashlight inspirational sources!)

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What an awesome gesture and an awesome light!!   Beer

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Happy 4 year anniversary Mr admin.

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Definitely, this build was mostly Steve and his fantastic machining. All I did was to throw it together and send it off. 

Thank you MRsDNF.

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Awesomeness of awesomeness, thanks MrsDNF and Ol lumens!!

And thanks SB for running this awesome.e forum.

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Old-Lumens wrote:

Definitely, this build was mostly Steve and his fantastic machining. All I did was to throw it together and send it off. 

Thank you MrsDNF.

Thanks so much Justin!

And how about a bow from Steve too?

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What an awesome gesture and an awesome light!!   Beer

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Justin put a heckuvalotofwork in this one, look at the baked enamel black finish, the hand polishing, the precise fitment of the big emitter, they both busted a sweat on it for sure! Great job the both of ya! Wink

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Congrats! Awesome light & well deserved.

Very nicely done O-L & MrsDNF. Good job!

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That is a very special light, congratulations!

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Awesome. Thanks for giving us a peek!

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Great work OL/MrsDNF Party

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That’s an impressive gift. Well done!!

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Ya’ll did good mates!

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Congrats SB! You totally deserve it.

Thank you very much Old_Lumens and MrsDNF for making this happen!

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It was OL decision to pass this light onto SB and he could not of chosen a better guy. This forum has too many nice guys to thank them all who inspire one to do things that in the not too distant past I would of laughed at. I’ve said it before that the work turned out here by members with basic hand a electrical tools is mind blowing and the thanks is all yours. For me to part build/mod lights like these and hopefully there will be others with OL is a dream come true for me and I thank him for answering the hundreds of questions that I nag him with to the point he must be so frustrated not to mention I tell him I’ll do something and 6,7 or however many months later something happens, sometimes. Beer
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Gratz SB and tks to Justin and Steve! You guys help make BLF the best flashlight forum on the planet! Party

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Congrats!

Awesome light!

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Sweet!

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What a beautiful gift!

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Congrats SB! Thanks to O-L and the machinist down under (AKA MRsDNF) for putting together such an awesome looking and performing light!

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Amazing craftsmanship and generosity!

The low mode should be lower.

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Best of the best from the best to the best. These collaboration builds are fantastic.

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