KRONOS K70 Group Buy. New Head Design!

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KRONOS K70 Group Buy. New Head Design!

EDIT: Brand new cut-away view of improved head design below. Smile

Time to roll out the next KRONOS light, the K70. It has been a loooooong time! We decided to start this GB thread after the light was further along in development, instead of dragging it out over several months, or possibly over a year. Thanks for being so patient!


^ Latest Render ^

The KRONOS K70 was designed in cooperation with ThorFire, and based on their beastly S70. Originally, we only planned to upgrade the internals/UI to fully realize the potential of this light. We soon came to the conclusion that a re-design of the host was also needed to overcome some design issues with the original S70. Therefore, the KRONOS K70 is not just a simple re-design, but a new light with plenty of oomph. Our goal is a walloping 8-9 amps!

Please check out the prototype/development pics. We will update with pictures and specifications after samples are received and tested:


^ New and improved host design, with added Stainless Steel bezel, large, diamond knurling and larger tailcap, providing excellent grip ^


^ Front pics with view of upgraded Stainless Steel bezel and OP reflector ^


^ Improved tail-standing and handling with wider, slip-resistant tailcap ^


^ New Cut-away…improvement on head design. Notice 8mm thick emitter shelf, 6mm thicker than standard S70, less dead air (more material left when machined), and a stepped refelctor. Improved heat sink/efficiency ^


^ Internal view of K70 head. Now including Cu MCPCB w/DTP ^

^ Internal view of new tailcap, and plenty of thick threads on the body ^

(Reserved for when pic is available)
^ Now with a Nylon Holster…Perfect for LEOs/First Responders ^


^ Other development renders ^

Our design team consists of JohnnyMac, Bugsy36, robo819 and kronological. The Results? We believe that you will be very pleased with the massive output, excellent heat-shedding, comfortable ergonomics and fantastic UI of the KRONOS K70.

The first beta sample is almost ready to ship to KRONOS for scrutiny. Until then, here are the preliminary specs of what this light is all about (Note: Specs are subject to change due to our findings, of course):

KRONOS K70:

  • 4 Modes (Xs will be filled in after we perform real-world testing). Moon/XXX lumens/XXX amps. Medium/XXX lumens/XXX amps. High/XXX lumens/XXX amps. Turbo/XXX lumens/XXX amps (Projected to be 8-9 amps).
  • Stainless Steel, Crenelated Bezel.
  • HAIII Black Hard Anodization.
  • Large, Diamond-Pattern, Cross-Hatch Knurling.
  • Long, shoulder-sling style lanyard.
  • Copper MCPCB w/DTP (Direct Thermal Path).
  • Emitter shelf increased from 2mm (standard S70) to 8mm.
  • No tactical ring (light is too large to make it practical).
  • CREE XHP70 3A 5000k.
  • Improved UI.
  • Low-Voltage LED Switch Indicator (6.8-8.4v is Green, 6-6.8v is Orange, below 6V is flashing Red).
  • Moon Mode added.
  • Low Voltage Protection.
  • AR Lens.
  • Dual switch design.
  • Rear Switch: Wider Forward clicky for momentary on and lockout.
  • Wider tailcap for increased grip/control and better stability while tailstanding.
  • Mode reversal with medium press.
  • 3 Minute Turbo Step-Down. Quick Double-Press to Re-Access Turbo.
  • Nylon Holster.
  • 26650 to 18650 adaptors.
  • Standard cardboard box packaging.
  • Instruction manual.
  • Options: Charger, batteries and holster.
  • Sold through BangGood or ThorFire’s Amazon store.

Estimated Group Buy price: ~$60
Batteries, charger and holster: TBD

Get on the list now to ensure you get one of these awesome lights!

Important: Once final specs on the light are approved, the lights will go into production. Shortly thereafter, each person added to the interest list will be PM’d a special code to have access to the Group Buy. You will not get the code unless your name is on the list! To get your name added to the interest list, (Please do not PM us!) simply post the quantity desired in this GB thread:

INTEREST LIST:

1) JohnnyMac
2) JohnnyMac
3) JohnnyMac
4) kronological
5) kronological
6) kronological
7) Bugsy36
8 ) Bugsy36
9) Bugsy36
10) robo819
11) robo819
12) robo819
13) fdr2164
14) Tom E
15) leaftye
16) RobertB
17) Andybibbville
18) djburkes
19) stephenk
20) unknown00101
21) Mr.Scott
22) Mr.Scott
23) Slayer1
24) Slayer1
25) Red454
26) LightRider
27) kotobuki
28) mattlward
29) KutKhemist
30) HighCaliber
31) korpzgrinda
32) octav
33) gehrmo
34) Dirty_Pierre
35) Ramblings
36) Ramblings
37) Yourrid
38) Sprinkles
39) Gerrit
40) maukka
41) Ozythemandias
42) strongest2004
43) Wrathbringer27
44) Charga
45) texas shooter
46) tantrik77
47) slow2go
48) casi29061965
49) aors10
50) FrankFlash
51) Phantom1
52) Duke
53) ikkentobi
54) Box
55) baldo21
56) baldo21
57) Flummi
58) Sledgestone
59) Pok
60) archimedes
61) Hardware
62) I_SpY
63) akoposilester
64) akoposilester
65) pook
66) Muto
67) Muto
68) ReManG
69) Jinx
70) nbjly
71) RapidLux
72) atbglenn
73) gangstead
74) PineyJustice
75) dcox (non blf buyer)
76) Gerrh
77) Gerrh
78) billoz
79) khaynes (non blf buyer)
80) sehlers (non blf buyer)
81) D10ten
82) yasenf
83) Saigon
84) OrangePeel
85) shan6oob
86) Richie086
87) M78
88) blueb8llz
89) bkerwick (non blf buyer)
90) kleslie (non blf buyer)
91) leroycp
92) leroycp
93) SteveMidwest
94) gregor
95) Joat
96) gorb507
97) KawiBoy1428
98) Tete
99) uqs1000
100) pirate joe 22
101) Smittymojo
102) carmantl
103) carmantl
104) eric800
105) mikeyx
106) troisanh
107) everydaysurvivalgear
108) nodoubt
109) fed893
110) Hezekiah
111) Frankie Baby
112) sb56637
113) scdaf
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Edited by: Team KRONOS on 05/26/2017 - 17:19
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Put me down for one.

The low mode should be lower.

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I know you are comparing the to the S70, but what about the improved S70S? (aside from the tail switch)

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One please:) I love the knurling!

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I like the looks of the large, diamond knurling. Please add me to the list for qty. of 1.

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May I please be added to the interest list for 1 piece? Thank you!

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