[♛ Group Buy] ASTROLUX EC01 CREE XHP50B-3V 3500lm BLF Andúril 21700/ 18650 Flashlight >>> $23.99!!! - 5000K has arrived!

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SMO is my preference  regardless of the emitter. I do have XHP50/70 lights that came with the OP reflector to smooth out the beam, but I couldn't stand them, and for which I could find an SMO reflector I've bought one and swapped it and the ones that I haven't found a SMO reflector for, are just sitting either collecting dust or in their boxes. I really don't like the smoothing out of the hot-spot one bit. I like a clean sharp hot-spot, even if it's not the best looking. At best  I think I would take a hybrid reflector for such emitters, OP at the base and SMO at the top.

 

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OP seems better in this kind of light as its not designed to be a thrower?

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How the rest of the members feel? Are you guys fine with the final look or you guys think that there is a need for refinement? 


Where did the original images go? All I see now is the one you have labeled as the final design.

I have a feeling that there is something lacking in the final image. I can’t pin down exactly what makes me think this. Maybe the head profile making it look like a lollipop? Was the large knurling smooth or textured?

I’ll probably wind up with one anyway, as I like 21700 powered mid-lumen general purpose lights. I just wish the profile was straighter. Not necessarily BLF A6 style straight, but closer to the Convoy M3.

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I would like smooth reflector.

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Looks kinda similar to the Imalent DM70.

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I’d go with a smooth reflector definitely. I’m have a collection of unused OP reflectors.

Will the bezel be unglued?

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What about a clip?

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I was too engross in finishing this mockup, till i overlooked their updated head design. tongue-out

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freeme wrote:

How the rest of the members feel? Are you guys fine with the final look or you guys think that there is a need for refinement? 

Where did the original images go? All I see now is the one you have labeled as the final design. I have a feeling that there is something lacking in the final image. I can't pin down exactly what makes me think this. Maybe the head profile making it look like a lollipop? Was the large knurling smooth or textured? I'll probably wind up with one anyway, as I like 21700 powered mid-lumen general purpose lights. I just wish the profile was straighter. Not necessarily BLF A6 style straight, but closer to the Convoy M3.

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Something about this revision looks much better. Can't put my finger on it, but it's an improvement. Let's say step 2 in this direction would hit the right spot.

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Can they change the pineapple knurling for something else?

Edit, I put the final production design next to the new design to see the changes better, I notice that the space under the switch has been changed, wish they change the pineaple knurling to this.

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I agree, this mockup looks better. The head is nicer and a slightly shorter bezel(?) improves the look imo.

Different knurling would get a big Thumbs Up from me but I fear it’s too late for that now.

I would also like it if the lanyard holes were integrated into the tail opposed to extending the tail just to accommodate the holes.

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Pineapple is good. They feel really grippy in your hands.

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Can they change the pineapple knurling for something else?

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I will discuss with BG on Monday. Hopefully, factory has not started making the shells yet.

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Can they change the pineapple knurling for something else? Edit, I put the final production design next to the new design to see the changes better, I notice that the space under the switch has been changed, wish they change the pineaple knurling to this. !https://i.ibb.co/NC9qb6s/1thedeals-com-1000sq-product3-astrolux-EC01-A.j...

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I’m OK with the body. The head though… your green mockup looks sooooo much cleaner than the black sample. I can understand a desire to maximize surface area and thermal mass. The tapered head though… it just looks much more refined.

Also, please keep the slight crenelation on the bezel ring. I see it as a safety feature.

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AlexGT wrote:
Smooth

agree.. Thumbs Up

and i also said cheap, like mortuus said, cheap means alot of different in mind..maybe my english is to bad.

Im in for two totaly @ freeme..

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i see nothing wrong in the original design, for this price its ok imo..

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Too late for changes right now as factory has already started manufacturing the parts.

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The knurling seems a mix of Throfire and Thrunite.
I’m not sure I’ll be in, yet, but at least try to give them a word about aligning the “striking bezel” with the button. That seems a bit off for me and actually non pleasant Oops

About the shape, your design is much better than this one, but the overall shape of the “final” version isn’t completely awkward…

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For me it is fine. The head bezel is SS and the manufacturer is Sofirn, right?

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So will there be a pocket clip then? If not I’m not buying it.

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Who decided to put a doorbell on the head??? Freeme’s version looks soooo much better.

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I will take one freeme

Could you please confirm the throw distance on this one.

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freeme wrote:

I was too engross in finishing this mockup, till i overlooked their updated head design. tongue-out


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amishbill wrote:
freeme wrote:

How the rest of the members feel? Are you guys fine with the final look or you guys think that there is a need for refinement? 


Where did the original images go? All I see now is the one you have labeled as the final design. I have a feeling that there is something lacking in the final image. I can’t pin down exactly what makes me think this. Maybe the head profile making it look like a lollipop? Was the large knurling smooth or textured? I’ll probably wind up with one anyway, as I like 21700 powered mid-lumen general purpose lights. I just wish the profile was straighter. Not necessarily BLF A6 style straight, but closer to the Convoy M3.

the sandy is very impressive
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cool They should consider making a few.

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the sandy is very impressive

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Hi freeme.
Interested.

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Interested. Thanks.

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Interested.

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Interested.

Can we have a 5000k option though?

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Tubercle wrote:
Interested.

Can we have a 5000k option though?

the emitter only exists in cool white im told Sad

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Freeme, interested in the Astrolux EC01.

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