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SLN 001 = Raw Anodized
SLN 007 = Bead Blast Anodized
Notice tail cap not matching with body
Bead blast greatly matches body parts
Non bead blast = a bit more slippery
I also notice glossy anodizations tend to chip easier than matte bead blast then anodize
Our anodization seem very strong with our proto sample beating so might not be a problem for us but we will see

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Inside tail cap and body get Gold Adolyned to resist corrosion

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Engravings remain legible even after bead blast + anodization

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I am very happy with our Production SLN Smile

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$400 for this light. What did I say fellas? What did I say? That being said that 12 XPL mule looks great. I’m sure this light has best thermals out of any production light of this size and range. Light is a little bit heavier for me though since I got a E07 in full copper and absolutely hated the weight and heat in hand.

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looking for the latest 5000k Best LED’s for this 12 Mule !
thanks.

Malkoff !

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Tubercle wrote:
$400 for this light.

This being Sky Lumen, I expected a price tag like this. I sure am not gonna buy this, it’s waaaaaaaaay out of my budget, but that won’t stop me from appreciating the build and the effort Vinh put in to come up with it LOL

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Jack Kellar wrote:
Tubercle wrote:
$400 for this light.
This being Sky Lumen, I expected a price tag like this. I sure am not gonna buy this, it’s waaaaaaaaay out of my budget, but that won’t stop me from appreciating the build and the effort Vinh put in to come up with it LOL

I am with you on this! Even in my budget doesn’t allow me to buy one, I guess no one is indifferent to this/these flashlights!
Good looking, built like a tank flashlights, with attention to detail, reliability and quality!

Even if it is not EDCable in the jeans, this would probably be the flashlight I would carry with me everywhere in a backpack, and it would probably work under any atrocious condition! Great work !!! Thumbs Up

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Great light built like a tank but it is too much for me too Crying

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Nice Thumbs Up

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I feel the body Orings complete the lights. Just have to include it to the base light.
Also decided to install extra water resistance inner orings on the body as default too.
The outer ones are a bit thinner for easy threading and future twisty operations.
Oh and yes I do agree the price is excessive even beyond my own anticipation.
I dropped the price of P60vn quite a bit ahead of this SLN launch.
Quads used to be $150 but now are $115.
$115 may still be expensive to most for just a light engine so perhaps an alternative P60 could be used for further savings.
I can’t do anything about the host being $250 though.
But I do appreciate everyone enjoying the build regardless of price Smile
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Have you considered selling body tubes with various knurling patterns? I’m sure some people would be all over that.

Price-wise this is right in line with similar quality semi-custom lights, and this has the advantage of a host you engineered vs off-the-shelf from PFlexPro or a similar builder.

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I got this flag at Goodwill and it was brand new sealed! I was so excited to see that its made in USA! I have another flag but the stars are not embroiled like this one is and is not made in USA either. From now on I will save this flag as background for USA made lights Wink

May be I will get a high quality embroiled Chinese flag to use as background on the most premium true Chinese branded lights …hmmm…

Are these bad ideas? ahhaah

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BurningPlayd0h wrote:
Have you considered selling body tubes with various knurling patterns? I’m sure some people would be all over that.

Price-wise this is right in line with similar quality semi-custom lights, and this has the advantage of a host you engineered vs off-the-shelf from PFlexPro or a similar builder.

Yes I got tons of plans. Even plan to use LilVortex custom copper shell to work with a large reflector thrower head. But first I have to recoup the funds first. Kinda broke right now. Even debating selling the Stingray ahhaha

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Original twisty design:

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New Design:

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There is a delay for batch 2 and some lights from batch 1 at the anodization shop. I will update as soon as I have better ETA.

In the meantime here is the most updated Twisty Tail Cap

Massive 3×15mm Trits slots on the side
Leave empty for maximum twist grip
Fill every other slot with Trits to retain grip while adding extra night visibility
Fill every slots with Trits for maximum shine
Raised side wall diameter is slightly larger than body for trits accommodation without loosing rigidity
Side wall increased diameter also adds extra torque for twist operation
Side wall increase diameter also make head from tail identification easily in the dark

Added groove with screws tapped
Ti pocket clip can be installed
Hole on pocket clip can serve as lanyard attachment point if needed
If you dive or climb and need a more robust carabiner attachment point there will be an accessories that screwed to the same groove.
If all the side trits are filled then the pocketclip will be your biggest grip point for twist operation.

Rear 2×12mm Trits slots surround SL engraved Logo if possible. Under logo it should say “USA”. Not sure if we can engrave with such detail.

All sharp edges will be rounded off for comfort

3 Rear 2×12mm Trits = $13.50*3 = $40.50
11 Side 3×15mm Trits = $12*11= $132
$172.50 in Trits parts alone!!!!! hahahahahhahahah
I imagine most will just leave the slots empty
But can you imagine how cool the tail cap would be if fully populated with these HUGE trits?

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That is beautiful Vinh. Thumbs Up I don;t know why, but it reminds me of a classic Polarion HID from a few years back, but this looks awesome.

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You do all the nice finishes that we ask for but the chinese manufacturers fail to produce Thumbs Up
(but a pity that the nice dark blue MCPCB that you showed as prototype did not make it, it would make the light look sooo much better at the expense of maybe only 2% ? output)

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djozz wrote:
You do all the nice finishes that we ask for but the chinese manufacturers fail to produce Thumbs Up (but a pity that the nice dark blue MCPCB that you showed as prototype did not make it, it would make the light look sooo much better at the expense of maybe only 2% ? output)

You can order Blue or White. Wink

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vinhnguyen54 wrote:
djozz wrote:
You do all the nice finishes that we ask for but the chinese manufacturers fail to produce Thumbs Up (but a pity that the nice dark blue MCPCB that you showed as prototype did not make it, it would make the light look sooo much better at the expense of maybe only 2% ? output)

You can order Blue or White. Wink


Nice, in that case could you at some point measure an (ballpark) actual output difference? I’d be curious about that.
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All P60vn Mules will benefit from LilV custom extra copper hardware.
Quad Mules are much cheaper than LilV and with LEDs near the center there are less output lost. Heat should be much less too. Smile

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Red White & Blue

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Quality stuff Thumbs Up

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P60vn 650.2
Max 11500 LED Lumen
Max 8600L in SLN Twisty Proto Shown
Crazy Bright but of course has hint of purple

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Will be all SLN assembly for the next several days

The Clear Anodized did not look “polished” although I hand polished them all…At least its a very tough looking even matte look.

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