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Kloepper Knife Works
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Modified Lights For Sale (10 for sale)(5 left)

Ive got some lights that I need to get serious about selling finally. Prices are shipped in the continental US. If you are an international member you’ll have to pay actual shipping costs. I ship USPS priority mail and will strive to ship within 24 hours after I receive payment. Tracking numbers will be PM’d to the buyer once I have the package in the mail.

If anyone is interested in a light and wants more pictures please ask and I will try to post them as quickly as I can. It’s an aweful lot of time to just snap a huge amount of pictures unless they’re needed.

Edited to add: I’m open to offers if after a few days there hasn’t been interest on a light, but please be conscious of the fact that I don’t give my time away for free. If I can’t make something building these then I have to stop building them or be prepared to start sleeping in the garage all the time, not just when I fall asleep soldering. With that in mind don’t expect me to knock 25% off of these lights, if I did that I’d be down to the cost of just the materials to make a most of these, and it means I’d lose money on some.
Note lighted tailcaps cause the drivers to become next mode memory, I’ll be investigating to see if I can find a way to prevent this, but I’m not expecting a solution is to be found

Update, it looks like there may be a solution
Update 2: Mode memory working, shouldn’t be a problem moving forward
Update 3: Red and orange/amber LED’s for the tailcap will draw 3-4x the current as green, blue, pink, warm white, and cool white for equivalent brightness. Easily visible in a well lit room brightness is approximately 1-2mA in the more efficient colors.

  1. - Uniquefire 1504

    Nubs have been machined, they are about 50-75% removed.

    Brass pill, XP-G2 S3 3C on 16mm Noctigon, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to the pill.

    Q.lite Rev A driver with 5 extra 7135 chips (more than is necessary with a 4.2v battery, on Efest purple tail measurement is 3.4 amps), soldered to pill, wire jumper on spring

    Stock tailswitch



    To my knowledge this is the highest output (throw) 1504 in existence for now.


Measured Candelas: 432kcd


Asking $105 OBO, I’ll replace the stock tailswitch with an Omten for $3, or lighted with your choice of color LED’s with an Omten for $8 Sold


  1. - Uniquefire 1504

    Nubs have been machined, they are about 95% removed.

    Aluminum pill, XP-G2 S3 3C on 16mm Noctigon, dedomed, Arctic Silver thermal adhesive used to mount MCPCB to the pill, painted black to reduce reflections

    Q.lite Rev A driver with 2 extra 7135 chips (more than is necessary with a 4.2v battery, on Efest purple tail measurement is 3.4 amps), soldered to pill, wire jumper on spring

    Stock tailswitch



    To my knowledge this is the second highest output (throw) 1504 in existence for now.


Measured Candelas: 429kcd


Asking $105 OBO, I’ll replace the stock tailswitch with an Omten for $3, or lighted with your choice of color LED’s with an Omten for $8

SOLD



  1. - Uniquefire 1504

    Nubs have not been machined, I will remove as much as you want for an additional $15 if the buyer wants

    Brass pill, XP-G2 S3 3C on 16mm Noctigon, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to the pill, painted black to reduce reflections

    Q.lite Rev A driver with 2 extra 7135 chips (more than is necessary with a 4.2v battery, on Efest purple tail measurement is 3.4 amps), soldered to pill, wire jumper on spring

    Stock tailswitch



    To my knowledge this is the third highest output (throw) 1504 in existence for now.


Measured Candelas: 425kcd
I dropped the price extra far on this light as I’m not happy about it having a small spot of paint on the LED.


Asking $90 OBO $75
I’ll replace the stock tailswitch with an Omten for $3, or lighted with your choice of color LED’s with an Omten for $8


  1. - Uniquefire 1504

    Nubs have not been machined, I will remove as much as you want for an additional $15 if the buyer wants

    Brass pill, machined to improve emission angle in flood mode, XP-L V6 3C on 16mm Noctigon, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to the pill.

    BLF17DD direct drive driver, wire jumper on spring (4.5 amps measured at the tail)

    Stock tailswitch


    Measured Candelas: 225kcd

    Measured Lumens in Pipe: 880 @ 30 seconds


Asking $75 OBO $70
I’ll replace the stock tailswitch with an Omten for $3, or lighted with your choice of color LED’s with an Omten for $8


  1. - Uniquefire UF-1405

    Nubs have not been machined, I will remove as much as you want for an additional $15 if the buyer wants

    Aluminum pill, machined for improved emission angle in flood mode, blackened with a sharpie, XM-L2 U2 3C on 16mm Noctigon, dedomed, Arctic Silver thermal adhesive used to mount MCPCB to the pill.

    Copper tube used to increase driver mounting size, 5A driver from Mountain Electronics , 18ga jumper wire on spring

    Stock tailswitch


Measured Candelas: 327kcd

Measured Lumens in Pipe: 935 @ 30 seconds


Asking -$95 OBO $85- SOLD
I’ll replace the stock tailswitch with an Omten for $3, or lighted with your choice of color LED’s with an Omten for $8


  1. - Jax Z1

    XM-L2 U2 3C on Noctigon MCPCB, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to brass pill

    Stock driver with 2xR330 resistors stacked on the sense resistor for approximately 4.5A to emitter, 18ga wires to LED, 18ga jumper on spring, silicone cubes added to driver cavity

    18ga jumper on tailcap spring

    Includes 1 extension tube


Measured Candelas: 152,924 (on 2×26650 batteries)

Measured Lumens In Pipe: 1215 @ 30 seconds


Originally asking $100+shipping, now -$95 shipped $80- *SOLD


  1. - Jax Z1

    Red XP-E2 on Noctigon MCPCB, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to brass pill

    Stock driver

    18ga jumper on tailcap spring

    Includes 1 extension tube


Measured Candelas: 94,731

Measured Lumens In Pipe: 245 @ 30 seconds


Asking $95 OBO $85


  1. - Convoy S6

    Triple XP-G2 S2 1D on Noctigon MCPCB, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to 20mm diameter x 12.5mm long solid brass spacer, brass spacer soldered to brass pill with higher temp silver bearing solder

    Carclo 3UP Narrow spot optic, clear

    BLF17DD driver, 4 modes with memory, wire jumper on driver spring, no jumper on tailcap spring to help manage current/heat


Measured Candelas: 16,240

Measured Lumens in Pipe: 1788 @ 30 seconds (on Efest Purple 2500mAh battery)


Asking $85 OBO
SOLD


  1. - Convoy S6

    Triple XP-G2 S2 1D on Noctigon MCPCB, dedomed, MCPCB soldered directly to 20mm diameter x 12.5mm long solid brass spacer, brass spacer soldered to brass pill with higher temp silver bearing solder

    Carclo 3UP Narrow spot optic, clear

    BLF17DD driver, 5 modes no memory starts on high, wire jumper on driver spring, jumper wire on tailcap spring


Measured Candelas: 16,290

Measured Lumens in Pipe: 1840 @ 30 seconds (on Efest Purple 2500mAh battery)


Asking $85 OBO $80




  1. - Cofly KX035

    XM-L2 U2 3C on 16mm Noctigon, dedomed

    Q.lite Rev A Driver

    Nyogel on O-rings


Measured Candelas: 28,690

Measured Lumens in Pipe: 813 @ 30 seconds


Asking $40 OBO $30


And finally a group shot. (I forgot to put the second S6 in this shot, but I swear the two look identical. :bigsmile: )

Edited by: Kloepper Knife Works on 05/21/2015 - 17:31
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I’ll take #1 with lighted tail.

Payment Sent (Unique Transaction ID # 4WP6747………………

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Bump for a fellow Husker and lighted tailcaps

Good luck with the sale.

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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some really nice lights and mods! good luck with the sale Smile

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
Best wish, May
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Thanks guys. I know these can hardly be called budget lights anymore, but then again they don’t perform like budget lights either. One thing I try to focus on is build quality when I put lights together; clean solder joints, soldered assembly whenever possible, Noalox on pill threads, Nyogel on o-rings, painted or darkened pills to reduce reflections, etc. My motto is that anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

I’ve actually had a problem on a few of the zoomies I’ve built that the head movement creates a vacuum that holds the switch boot down, have to twist back towards flood mode to get the switch to release. I generally have to remove some nyogel from the threads and o-rings to allow the tube to breathe again when zooming.

Once slow2go tells me what color/colors he wants for his tailcap and I get it put together I’ll post pictures so people have an idea what to expect.

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I’ve got slow2go’s lighted tailcap made, but I need to make sure it’s bright enough for him before I send it out. Two red 0805 LED’s and a 1k limiting resistor. The reds take a lot more current to be bright enough to see in a normally lit room, the green I used on the tailcap of my S6 is much brighter using a 2.2k limiting resistor. It definitely won’t be visible on a sunny day or a very bright room, but it is in a reasonably normal light level inside, and is bright but not hugely distracting in the dark. I solder the brass post directly to the spring/wire jumper, and had to machine the plastic collar and aluminum retainer to make everything seat fully and have a little movement still in the spring. I’m definitely going to be making Chinese slave labor wages putting these things together at $8 a piece, but I like them going out on the lights, so whatever.

This is before I had machined the collars.


It lights up!


I used red liquid electrical tape to protect the switch tabs and since the LED’s are red I hit the outside of the switch in case it would reflect a little and help reduce the black hole effect the switch creates.


What it looks like in a normally lit room. Pretty reasonable comparison to how it looks to the eye.


What it looks like in the dark. The color is a tad off, and it’s not as bright as the picture makes it look. Chalk it up to using a phone to take the pictures. There is a noticeably darker area where the switch blocks some light, but not too bad.

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Pm sent.
Thanks!
Keith

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Brighter tailcap for slow2go. Mode memory working again. Sweeeeeeeeeet!

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Tailcap mod looks good, Paypal sent.
Thanks!
Keith

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Hi

Good mods! luck with the sale Smile

A query, as feed the smd leds on the tailcap?

Thanks

Sorry for my bad English…

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I think you’re asking how they’re powered. See this thread.

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Yes! Thanks, I had overlooked

Sorry for my bad English…

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Update regarding tailcap LED’s in original post.

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Here is a picture of a green tailcap setup running at 2mA. I measured the ambient light at 270 lux to give an idea what the room light level is. At 2000 lux of ambient light it’s washed out to the point where it’s not really visible. (it might be visible on a cloudy day)

Edit: Here they are, 2 greens for 2 sold lights. Slow2go has the one on the left with 5.6mA draw. Muto gets the other one with 2.1mA draw. Mode memory working on both. They’ll go in the mail today. Thanks for waiting for the results of the testing on the red LED’s, I hope you enjoy your new lights. Please post your thoughts once you get a chance to play with them.

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Good Day Kloepper Knife Works,  Smile

 

Great Superb work!

 

Best Regards,

George

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Bump!  Smile

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Thanks keengeorge. I’m not one to push hard to hock my goods. I’m glad you think this is worth bringing back to the top.

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Bump, bumpity, Bump, BUMP  Smile Wink

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Received the light yesterday…
Works great …. Very Bright with excellent beam control
The lit tail cap is really great. Plenty bright very visible from
across the room. Excellent addition to this great light.

Thanks again.
Slow

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Light #8 has been sold to dvboy.

And then there were 7.

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Bump, Bump, BUMP  Wink

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Sorry it isn’t darker but I had to do these at this time.
Control
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Stock
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Modded #2 on the sale list
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Silo down the road
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Fun in the sky with stock overlay
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Solo modded beam to the sky
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This modded light was worth every penny.
Thanks Kloepper Knife Works
Hope pics show up good.
Enjoy!
Later,
Keith

P.S. The Shot with the beam on the Silo is 2750 ft as measure dby Google Earth and I can light up the trees past the silo whcih should be over 3000 Ft.
I am done buying throwers now, this is the one:)

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Nice! I think my favorite is the shot of the silo waaaay in the distance. Thanks for sharing!

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If you find yourself in Omaha and still have some left I would probably buy a couple off of you. I am quickly catching the flashlight bug…….
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I might buy a knife as well depending on price. You make some nice stuff.
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Woodfiend wrote:
If you find yourself in Omaha and still have some left I would probably buy a couple off of you. I am quickly catching the flashlight bug…….

How do you feel about meeting up at Mahoney or thereabouts some night so you could play with some lights?

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You could have some fun spotting stuff from the observation tower at night.

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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Woodfiend wrote:
I might buy a knife as well depending on price. You make some nice stuff.

Thanks, the knives have been kind of back burner for a while, I was pushing too hard for a while and the hand sanding took a toll on my elbows and hands. I still have about 18 hardened blades to finish up from CPM 3V, pretty soon I’m going to start trying to ease back into sanding and trying to get some more of them finished up, but after I make it through the 40 or so that I have cut I’m going to be exploring having the pieces produced by local shops and getting out of some of the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into them. Hopefully that means I can bring the cost to make, and final price down. There is a guy I know through SME that owns a shop with great equipment, and he’s always pushing the envelope for precision and speed. I trust that he is capable of machining them better than I can make them by hand. And really I care more about that than the “hand crafted” aspect.

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Kloepper Knife Works wrote:
Woodfiend wrote:
If you find yourself in Omaha and still have some left I would probably buy a couple off of you. I am quickly catching the flashlight bug…….

How do you feel about meeting up at Mahoney or thereabouts some night so you could play with some lights?

That might work. I just work way too much and so my schedule ends up getting way too full. Smile What time frame were you thinking? I figured if our paths ever crossed it would save on any shipping hassle.
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I’m pretty darn flexible for the couple of weeks, then I’ll be swamped for a couple weeks. I’m not a fan of sleep, and I kind of make my own schedule at my real job, so depending on the day anytime after 9am and before 3am would work.

Maybe we could even get Pilotdog68 to join us if it happened to be a time when he was in Omaha?

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Just so everyone is aware, I have about 45 lights available to modify, in about 10 different models. If anyone wants a light built to their specs you can PM me and we can discuss what you’re looking for. I’m open to ordering a light specifically for someone, but would need the cost of the light and any ordered components as a deposit with the balance due when it’s ready to ship, anything I have in stock would only require payment after I finish building it and provide lumens and kcd numbers and pictures. I have the ability to to some custom machining as well on the lights as long as re-threading isn’t involved.

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