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Thanks shooter, been there done that many years ago. What I was thinking was to carve my own larger head out of a bar of Tellurium Copper to go with the Tellurium Copper light that Dan makes. I’d utilize the entire light, save for the bezel. This would allow the maximum thermal properties which is, of course, where the M3 and K3 fail.

Edit: Texas Shooter, thank you! I got to looking at my old Solarforce lights (my M3 had a cell in it down to virtually zero, it’s charged to 32% and climbing now, whew!) and I inadvertently made a discovery! I have a gold L2P with one of MattAus’s silver plated copper pills in it, loaded with 3 Nichia 219B High CRI emitters and driven by Matt’s Hyperion firmware that he developed in conjunction with Dr. Jones. So I’ll use Matt’s pill in Dan’s light and have a 3 way BLF collaboration in this solid copper light! Woo Hoo!
A Texas Lumens, MattAus, Dr. Jones beauty!

(That’s North Texas to Australia to Germany, how can it get better than that?)

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Thanks shooter, been there done that many years ago. What I was thinking was to carve my own larger head out of a bar of Tellurium Copper to go with the Tellurium Copper light that Dan makes. I’d utilize the entire light, save for the bezel. This would allow the maximum thermal properties which is, of course, where the M3 and K3 fail.

Edit: Texas Shooter, thank you! I got to looking at my old Solarforce lights (my M3 had a cell in it down to virtually zero, it’s charged to 32% and climbing now, whew!) and I inadvertently made a discovery! I have a gold L2P with one of MattAus’s silver plated copper pills in it, loaded with 3 Nichia 219B High CRI emitters and driven by Matt’s Hyperion firmware that he developed in conjunction with Dr. Jones. So I’ll use Matt’s pill in Dan’s light and have a 3 way BLF collaboration in this solid copper light! Woo Hoo!
A Texas Lumens, MattAus, Dr. Jones beauty!

(That’s North Texas to Australia to Germany, how can it get better than that?)


All it needs is a Tofty.

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Have one, not needed here at some 4.5A. Smile But yeah, neat to compile the multiple BLF authors isn’t it?

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Nice job on the website! Your work looks fantastic. Thumbs Up

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I assumed by adding the bigger copper head you would be pumping more amps through it.

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Well, yeah, if and when… At the moment I’m facing surgery on my neck so I don’t foresee machining an intricate large copper head anytime soon. So for now, I’ll put the MattAus silver plated copper triple 219B in it and enjoy.

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That doesn’t sound good Dale. Take care mate.

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Nuttin’ but a thang, been a pita to not be up to snuff for modding lights though. Got withdrawals. lol

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As long as it’s not neck surgery in the French mode. Wink please let us know when you’re unable to play Sick , we’ll all do lots of mods so you get jealous Tired and want to recover fast. Thumbs Up

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Still haven’t decided which head and tail to get, the parts in between I hope will take care of themselves. I also have one of Matt’s shells along with a Pilotptk 3xXML PCB and a DrJones or 3. Between Uncle Sam and an 18 year old truck my finances have seen better days so I’ll probably be part of the second or third waves.

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Just received my P-60 body. It is gorgeous. This thing is also a beast. Only regret is ordering before the triple drop-in was available.

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My copper host is on the mail truck, silver plated copper triple drop-in standing by waiting for it to arrive. Smile

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I have in my happy little hands one seriously solidly built TeCu P60 Triple Nichia 219B in High CRI tint. Big Smile

Thank you sir!

Quick grabs with my little Canon S90. Couldn’t wait long enough to get out the big rig. lol

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DB Custom wrote:
What I was thinking was to carve my own larger head out of a bar of Tellurium Copper to go with the Tellurium Copper light that Dan makes.
Are you using C14500 Dale?
Nice looking TL light also…… Smile

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C145, yes. It machines so much better…

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Thumbs Up … That’s what I figured. Thanks……… Smile

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Thanks Guys, glad to see these are arriving and that you are happy with them.. Nice images Dale! Thanks!

We are shipping orders daily and catching up…. except for the anodized lights. The company we use first lost a circulating pump…. then a chiller unit…. They have over 350 of my parts that are now 3 weeks late. These were due to be back in our hands the week before we launched the site. Sick We’ll keep you updated .

Thanks again to all!! Back to work!! TL

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What colour anodizing are you doing? Well trying to get done. Silly

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

Budget light hobby proudly sponsored by my Mastercard and unknowingly paid for by a hard working wife. 

djozz said "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

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What colour anodizing are you doing? Well trying to get done. Silly

This is all HA III. I feel sorry for the folks that own the place. Super nice couple and do the best work I have ever had done. I guess the chiller unit was around $17K without being installed. Not a cheap fix. STUFF happens! TL

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Wow. Must be a big unit. Are they all black?

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True Type III Hard Anodize is always black.

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Thanks TL. I did not realise that. Thumbs Up

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DB Custom wrote:
True Type III Hard Anodize is always black.

Or raw grey-brown

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I have used these guy’s in the past, for my AR’s and weapon lights, top notch service, extremely professional, and they are local to my area. Look under Hard Coat Type III, they have a class 1&2 and color.

http://www.alphametal.com/

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From your linked site…

“Hardcoat finishes are typically darker in appearance than standard anodizing depending on the coating, thickness and alloy. A variety of colors are available on thinner coatings. Heavier coatings can be dyed black and some darker shades of color.”

Military spec Type III Hardcoat is always in the thick anodize and this is always black. I did a lot of research on anodizing when I did some of my own parts and the explanation I gleaned had to do with the size of the honeycomb shaped tubes in the anodize layer and the drop size of the dye itself. Black is the smallest drop size, colors are larger drop size and won’t fit in the anodize tube on true military spec type III hard coat. The site that explained all this stated quite clearly that if it’s color it’s not milspec typeIII.

Don’t anyone place bets on my being 100% correct.

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Must have missed where Type III HA Mil-Spec was specified? Facepalm

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I’m assuming, Scott, as Dan is producing these in large part for LEO and Fire and Rescue teams. Seems like Mil Spec Type III is 43microns thick or more? Not sure about that, me and memory regarding numbers can be a tricky thing.

I know that the Eagle Eye X6 has a remarkable finish on it, putting one of these in the lathe and cutting through the ano with a carbide bit produces smoke for a bit before it finally gives, you can hear the hard coat resisting the carbide in a scratching screeching protest.

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That made me wonder how hard anodised aluminium – aluminium oxide, also known as corundum – actually is.

I’ve just discovered that various carbides are similarly hard to or only slightly harder than corundum (Wikipedia ). Wow. No wonder a carbide bit has to work at cutting the stuff.

On a related note, silicon carbide is also known as carborundum, which is close enough to corundum to do my head in when trying to remember which is which…

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What a conundrum, remembering carborundum vs corundum.

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We do a black black black. My guy tells me he can to a darkish gray in HA III but he explains as well that it is not as hard as it should be. The honeycomb that Dale explains seems to be correct from what I have experienced. I used to do my own anodizing but it is just too much of a process to suit me. Goes on forever!!! Wash, rinse, wash, de-smut, rinse…. GEEEEZE! I gave my entire setup to a gent that needed work. He did my work for years until he retired from it all. I miss that guy!

Thanks KawiBoy for the link. I’ll give it a look. Much appreciated.

Back at it here. Thanks to all. TL

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