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They’ve used 24 AWG wires? :~

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chouster wrote:
They've used 24 AWG wires? :~

Yes, but not your typical 150C wire, it was what we normally use - 200C rated. 24 AWG is pretty heavy for a stock light.

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My wife has already complained about the tailcap glow though, how am I going to keep this next to my bed? :/

Swap the resistor for something larger. Dale posted a few days ago that he stacked a couple in his for 11K total resistance and had good results. Just this afternoon I pulled the resistor out of mine and swapped in a 12K. Its great, in my opinion. Very dim but still easily seen.

I’d like to do this too, but don’t know what to buy, especially since they are SMD. What size resistor fits, and what specs do I need ? Also, any idea on the LED size that is used in case I want to add a second one to even out the color? Thanks.
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my tracking number said my lights were delivered feb 3rd, and i thought they had been stolen, but they came today, the 5th, and i have ss# 225. they are very nice and i am NOT going to test them, or ever open them or do anything but let them sit there in their box #225 . i will be open to offers for the set, by PM and i will be busy a lot and will not be checking messages regularly. i ordered NW.

I remember reading that yours were stolen and felt so badly. Really happy that a mistake was made and you received them. Couldn’t imagine selling mine but that’s just me.

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My lights have finally arrived and wow, wow, I could not be any more thrilled, these are just beautiful.
A whole lot heavier than I had imagined, S/N: 121
The magnet fasteners on the box lid is a very nice touch.
I am wondering though, with the aluminum set I am able to back the tail switch off maybe 1/10th turn back and the lighted cap will turn off, with these SS/Cu the instant the switch spring touches the negative of the battery the tail light comes on and it won’t turn off at all like the aluminum, that is both the X6 & X5,
I have to completely remove the batteries to turn of the tail light, Sure does look nice and if they don’t go off ever that’s fine with me frankly, just wondering though..
I imagine maybe someone has already seen this and if so can I please have the post # and see what the fix is, or maybe an idea or two?
Thank you TK your UI is absolutely awesome and thank you to everyone else that worked so hard, I don’t think these can ever be out done, the machining is so beautiful, wow. Thank you so much

Edit: Was reading up at #5416 about wife and tail cap light, are these actually meant to be on all the time?
I was thinking I would be able to back it off some like my alum’s and it would turn off..?
Or is that wrong and the alums should stay on all the time also?

I made this post longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

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Tom E wrote:

chouster wrote:
They’ve used 24 AWG wires? :~

Yes, but not your typical 150C wire, it was what we normally use – 200C rated. 24 AWG is pretty heavy for a stock light.


Well, ok, if you say so. I never use anything smaller than 22 AWG except for wiring up e-switches or such. I mean, sure it’s a stock light, but one that comes with a FET-driver… But then, 24 AWG seems to work fine for well over 1000 lights purchased in this GB…
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LightVision1 wrote:
… I am wondering though, with the aluminum set I am able to back the tail switch off maybe 1/10th turn back and the lighted cap will turn off, with these SS/Cu the instant the switch spring touches the negative of the battery the tail light comes on and it won’t turn off at all like the aluminum, that is both the X6 & X5, I have to completely remove the batteries to turn of the tail light, Sure does look nice and if they don’t go off ever that’s fine with me frankly, just wondering though.. …

The aluminium set turns off when you loosen the tail cap because the threads are anodized, that isn’t an option on the stainless and copper so to turn off the tail cap light you have to remove the battery.

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This is how I’m keeping my set, ready to go at any time. Smile

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LightVision1 wrote:
… I am wondering though, with the aluminum set I am able to back the tail switch off maybe 1/10th turn back and the lighted cap will turn off, with these SS/Cu the instant the switch spring touches the negative of the battery the tail light comes on and it won’t turn off at all like the aluminum, that is both the X6 & X5, I have to completely remove the batteries to turn of the tail light, Sure does look nice and if they don’t go off ever that’s fine with me frankly, just wondering though.. …

The aluminium set turns off when you loosen the tail cap because the threads are anodized, that isn’t an option on the stainless and copper so to turn off the tail cap light you have to remove the battery.


Thanks Joat, that explains it, I love that light so it’s sure no issue, what a beautiful set for sure. Thanks for the answer

I made this post longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

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LightVision1 wrote:
My lights have finally arrived and wow, wow, I could not be any more thrilled, these are just beautiful.
A whole lot heavier than I had imagined, S/N: 121
The magnet fasteners on the box lid is a very nice touch.
I am wondering though, with the aluminum set I am able to back the tail switch off maybe 1/10th turn back and the lighted cap will turn off, with these SS/Cu the instant the switch spring touches the negative of the battery the tail light comes on and it won’t turn off at all like the aluminum, that is both the X6 & X5,
I have to completely remove the batteries to turn of the tail light, Sure does look nice and if they don’t go off ever that’s fine with me frankly, just wondering though..
I imagine maybe someone has already seen this and if so can I please have the post # and see what the fix is, or maybe an idea or two?
Thank you TK your UI is absolutely awesome and thank you to everyone else that worked so hard, I don’t think these can ever be out done, the machining is so beautiful, wow. Thank you so much

Edit: Was reading up at #5416 about wife and tail cap light, are these actually meant to be on all the time?
I was thinking I would be able to back it off some like my alum’s and it would turn off..?
Or is that wrong and the alums should stay on all the time also?


Pilotdog68 designed an oshpark board with a switch inside the spring. It should swap in and add this ability.

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Pilotdog68 designed an oshpark board with a switch inside the spring. It should swap in and add this ability.[/quote]

So, this new switch will still have the LED , and it will function like the one on the aluminum light, a twist will turn off the light? Are these available now? Anyone know? Link please? Or contact Pilotdog68? Thanks.

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So, this new switch will still have the LED , and it will function like the one on the aluminum light, a twist will turn off the light? Are these available now? Anyone know? Link please? Or contact Pilotdog68? Thanks.

No, a twist won’t turn it off. However, you can take the tailcap off and flip a tiny switch inside to disable the lighted tail.

There are also other ideas being developed.

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The switch fits on the spring pad and only enables/disables the tail cap LEDs. It’s not in production and only an oshpark DIY board. You could probably find someone willing to put one together for you though.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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My lights were stuck there from 1/30/2016 – 2/3/2016. I didn’t receive any notification until 2/4 and then it was delivered. Its the Blackhole of the USPS. Prepare to wait a few days. Have patience.

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To the GB powers that be: I’ve bought lights in the EE X6 group buy, the A6, and now the Kronos set. It occurs to me, there has been a lot of complaining as well as a lot of love, but I think it’s fair to say each GB has been increasingly successful. The goals have been better reached, and the greatness of each light has escalated as well. At least it seems that way to me. So, I again say thanks, and hope everyone involved is proud, and encouraged. Things are skyrocketing, don’t you think?

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To the GB powers that be: I’ve bought lights in the EE X6 group buy, the A6, and now the Kronos set. It occurs to me, there has been a lot of complaining as well as a lot of love, but I think it’s fair to say each GB has been increasingly successful. The goals have been better reached, and the greatness of each light has escalated as well. At least it seems that way to me. So, I again say thanks, and hope everyone involved is proud, and encouraged. Things are skyrocketing, don’t you think?

+1,000,000,000,000,000,000  Smile

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I think the lighted tailcap adds a lot to these lights in terms of the ‘excitement factor.’ I was considering them without it, sure, really nice, but not as nice. Great innovation!

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Yep, things are definitely getting better with each group buy. I absolutely love these new light cannons. Cheers Beer

Hey Babe, check out my new light!!

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Just had a interesting idea on the quad…

X5 Ti w/Cu pill :Sp

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NightSpy wrote:
Just had a interesting idea on the quad…

X5 Ti w/Cu pill :Sp


AW man that’s sick as well as a huge hole in my pocket

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zoom zoom wrote:

 

 

 

 

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Dwantink, now I’m confused, you switched the 1 to 8 modes on/off? Not that simple with that one. In configuration mode, after a quick 16 presses, it will blink once for the mode level and stutter for about 2 seconds to give you time to make a selection. 1. is muggle mode 2. is mode memory, toggle on/off to engage or disengage memory 3. is Moon toggle to turn on/off 4. is L-H or H-L, toggle to change 5. is to enter the mode levels, click during the stutter and it will blink up to 8 times. You have to choose how many levels you want it to have. If you allow it to blink 3 times, you’ll have 3 modes. If you allow it to blink 6 times you’ll have 6 modes. This is independent of the moon mode, so if you choose 6 you’ll have 7 in total if you have moon mode engaged. 6. is for Medium press, toggle on/off if you do or do not wish to be able to reverse into the hidden loop 7. is for thermal control. click during the stutter and it will come on , then step up to Turbo. Wait til it’s as hot as you wish it to get, turn the light off, This memorizes your choice on the heat level. 8. is default reset So for the 5th blink, it’s not a simple on/off proposition, you have to go through the blinks to choose levels. See? So, to recap, if you want to change mode levels to 4 modes with moon engaged for a 5th mode you would turn on the light, bump 16 times or until it quits responding, then count the blinks (and stutters) to the 5th blink… during the stutter press to break connection, then on the 4th blink turn it off. You will then have 4 modes. Turn it back on, bump 16 to engage configuration mode, count blinks (and stutters) to the 3rd blink and during the following stutter, turn it off. Then moon will be engaged (if it was already engaged it will turn off now) And for all those words, it really takes about 30 seconds to do that. Hope this helps. I guess one of us needs to make a video… (TK determined proper visual spacing for each level of modes, so if you choose 3 modes it’s a set separation between them, if you choose 5 modes, again she figured out the spacing between them to be visually appealing, so all you have to do is decide on how many.)

 

 

 

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I can see some of y’all sitting around in front of your monitor’s with your jaw hanging slack going WTF? Big Smile

One of mine is staying in configuration mode. Trying to get it back to factory default. Let it blink 8 times and cut off during the shutter. Turn back on and it’s still in configuration mode. What am I doing wrong. Thanks for the video Dale, helps a lot.
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One of mine is staying in configuration mode. Trying to get it back to factory default. Let it blink 8 times and cut off during the shutter. Turn back on and it’s still in configuration mode. What am I doing wrong. Thanks for the video Dale, helps a lot.

How long are you waiting after cutting it off during the shutter? It takes a couple of seconds for that switch-off to register, and some of the lights seems to be longer than others.

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At least 4 or 5 seconds, as much as several minutes, have tried it 6 or 8 times.

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At least 4 or 5 seconds, as much as several minutes, have tried it 6 or 8 times.

Go back and Turn off mode memory.
It is coming back onto the last mode used, config.
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From the factory it was in configuration mode. After letting it sit for about 20 minutes, it’s now has 3 modes, low, med, high. Tried the 16 half clicks to enter configuration mode, nothing happens, just goes through the 3 levels and never goes into config mode.

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duvallite wrote:
I'd like to do this too, but don't know what to buy, especially since they are SMD. What size resistor fits, and what specs do I need ? Also, any idea on the LED size that is used in case I want to add a second one to even out the color? Thanks.

0805 is the correct size to use. I used a 10K 0603 because I happened to have a bunch of spare. The smaller one fits fine. I think with the 10K, it's still a little too bright.

southland - I'm not sure how that can happen, being stuck in config mode. Maybe TK can chime in.

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NightSpy wrote:
Just had a interesting idea on the quad…

X5 Ti w/Cu pill :Sp

Funny you say this as I was wanting to suggest the same thing.

It would probably cost as much as the set by itself, but, I would pay…

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muggle mode

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zoom zoom wrote:

I’m a dummy, I can’t get it out of muggle mode. It flashes once, stutters and goes to medium or high mode. I tried short pressing during the stutter and turning it off during stutter. :/

My X6 seems to be stuck in muggle mode too, but my X5 works perfectly. Have you tried both of your lights.

zoom zoom has one that is stuck in muggle mode, and I have 1 that is stuck too.

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I received my third and last ss/cu set yesterday and also an AL set. Ss/cu set is immaculate. Same for the AL set. 

I just gotta say after handling these for a couple days now I'm more and more impressed with the quality and craftsmanship in these lights. It's obvious that a great amount of knowledge, thought and refinement went into these lights. 

Everyone involved did a great job on these and I hope it continues. 

The only thing that needs improvement are the clips. I would have preferred the ss x6 to just be clipless only because of the weight and the AL x6 clip to be much larger like sized for a 1 3/4 in belt and of deep carry design. And of course fix the bend issue oF the X5 design.

The clips should be a super easy fix for manker and I hope they eventually offer some better ones. 

BTW my favorite is the AL X5. 

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