NLD: (picture heavy) Noctigon, FireFlies, Lumintop, Astrolux, Emisar

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NLD: (picture heavy) Noctigon, FireFlies, Lumintop, Astrolux, Emisar

(5/13/21)

Here we are! the day i have been waiting for since March! The FireFlies E07x Pro's! These two lights are gorgeous. I am Beyond impressed with everything about them. They are everything i like about the e12r, but pocketable. The color and finish is done SO WELL. The Bin on the sst20 4000k is FA4 and looks so good. I may order the black one now that i have these in hand (nichia), as these two are so impressive. They are a little bigger than the KR1, a little heavier, but that is the best comparison size. I will post a size picture comparison if anyone is interested. I have the 22430 tubes and batteries on order, i ordered them after the fact. Will update that picture in a week or so. 

Deep Red = sst20 4000k

Navy Bue = sst20 5000k

 

 

 

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(5/3/21)

Alright, its been about a week and a half, heres what came in today!

Emisar D4V2 (Cyan) xpl-hi 5D 4000k - with Cyan lighted Switch! need I say more??

Emisar D4v2 (Gray) xpl-hi 5D 4000k - with Amber lighted Switch! I'll let the pictures talk! 

If you cant tell, I am Very excited about these cool Oh, and no Lanyard hole on either, such a beautiful thing! 

 

 

 

 

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(4/21/21)

Emisar D4v2 Titanium (sst20 Mix - (2x) 4000k / (2x) 2700k) - My first Titanium D4 and it is so nice, love the finish, and it is actually lighter then and i thought it'd be which is awesome. I like the mix of 4000k & 2700k thanks to the members who mentioned that!

Emisar D4v2 Brass (xpl-hi 4000k) - I had a W2 osram version i sold recently and picked this one up from Hank with the titanium version. The brass is great and my last one after owning it 6-7 months started having a nice mild patina finish to it, cant wait for this one now. 

Thanks for checking out my NLD page !

 

 

 

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(4/17/21)

Convoy M21c (cslpm1) - Came in today, My first M21c, this version has the 6 amp driver and cslpm1 osram. Cannot wait for it to get dark out. I have the M21a with the same 6 amp driver and cslpm1, but with this head size being about 25% larger i'm excited to compare the throw. This one is still pretty compact. 

 

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(4/16/21)

Noctigon KR4 (W2) - In cyan, came in yesterday. It looks so good, i cant believe it took me almost a year of them being out to order cyan in the KR4 and KR1. This KR1 replace one i sold a month or so ago. I also got my bag of parts I ordered from Simon yesterday which included a CULPM1 osram ("w2.2") on 20mm mcpb, so I may put that in this KR1. I ordered it with the cslpm1 in it. 

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(4/10/21)

FireFlies e12r (sst20 4000k)- My first FireFlies light, and all i can say is - it is exceeds expectations! Build quality seems great, function seems great (using it for about an hour last night), design and finish is great. I am already looking to pick out another e12r. I like the sand finish a lot, very matte. I like the size and weight very much, and i like the button feel a very much even though i read it is weird. Only thing is Anduril 2 will take some getting used to for at least setting the light up, hopefully that is the only big adjustment. Kind of wishing it had the latest Anduril v1 on it, but it'll be fine. 

 

FireFlies ROT66 (xpl-hi 5A 4000k)- my other first FireFlies ! They came in together, and another machined beauty! i know at this point the rot66 is not the newest light out, but i am Really glad i pulled the trigger on this one. It looks amazing, has an unbelievable finish, and the brightness is amazing with these xpl-hi, and they are nice and rosy! Also, the size is barely bigger than the MF01 mini, and it is MUCH brighter. Yesterday was a good day for receiving flashlights!

 

 

 

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(4/9/21)

Lumintop GT micro brass (cslnm1) - my first Micro and this thing is incredible! Probably my favorite and most well built Lumintop so far. throws almost as well as the KR1 with culpm1. Ill be putting a cslpm1 in this little micro brass. Now i'm on the lookout for an aluminum version too.

 

Lumintop GT mini Pro. Actually came in a couple of days ago. Ive sliced the dome off, but once my Convoy AliX order comes in ill be reflowing a CULPM1 into this. Ill post beam shots then.

 

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(4/6/21)

Astrolux mf01 mini, sst20-4000k came in. Sold my 5000k and ordered this one, in the same raw aluminum finish which looks great. Still has the brass spacer on battery + in the head which was good to see.

 

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(4/5/21)

So, i figured why not just keep adding to the original post, in case any one cares or is watching and interested. Plus, considering I sold so many lights in the last month, i have a bunch of (what i think are) fun and new torches coming in. Here are the two that i got today:

KR4 - cyan w/ added titanium battery tube, sst20, 4000k. Keeping the original 10622 optic in this one. Ill post a beam shot next to the xpl-hi 4000k 5d from Hank. I am Shocked how green the sst20 4000k looks next to the xpl-hi 5d. I know the 5D is not hi Cri, but it has a really nice look. 

K1 SBT90.2 - what can i say? i have two ft03s', and i have been wanting this for awhile now. cant wait for the darkness!

 

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 (4/1/21)

Astrolux FT03 xhp50 5700k with SS bezel came in today. The blue looks sharp!

 

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(3/31/21)

(Is NLD a thing on blf? Ohwell, like it or hate it...)

Got a new KR4 in, with 5D 4000k xpl-hi's. I have been back and forth on whether or not to order these over the sst20 4000k for awhile, and i am really happy with them. Every bit as bright (or close enough) as the xpl-hi 5000k, with a nice rosy color that many on here mention.

I have sold about half my collection in the last 5 weeks, and i have too many lights on order to remember at this point. I kind of changed my "philosophy" (hah) on what i wanted and enjoyed, and most of it is 4000k and hi cri. But i have a couple more xpl-hi 4000k coming in too. Really looking forward to them, now.

Also, i started the thread here because i have been on a KR4 / titanium kick, and have another setup like the black one in this thread but in cyan, coming in shortly.

The black/ti KR4 is the new one, the copper/titanium has been in the pocket for about a month.

Left: Hank's XPL-hi 5000k, Right: Hank's XPL-hi "5d" 4000k

 

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Edited by: Artiet59 on 05/13/2021 - 17:27
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What is NLD?

Smile, you cannot kill them all.

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Oh, it’s “new light day”. Thanks for reading my ramblings here Thumbs Up

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Never seen the black and sliver version, where did you get it from?

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Artiet59 wrote:
Oh, it’s “new light day”. Thanks for reading my ramblings here Thumbs Up

Thank you for showing.

Black & silver is so much nicer than the copper-titanium light Thumbs Up

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zoulas wrote:
Never seen the black and sliver version, where did you get it from?

Bought an extra titanium battery tube from Hank. Not cheap. But for a couple KR4’s I think it’s worth it. I like the look. I have a cyan version coming in soon too, will post pictures.

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Unheard wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
Oh, it’s “new light day”. Thanks for reading my ramblings here Thumbs Up

Thank you for showing.

Black & silver is so much nicer than the copper-titanium light Thumbs Up


Yea I like them both, not sure which one more, but I think when I have the cyan version it will be my favorite. Thanks for looking.

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Nice Thumbs Up

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Lumintop came in

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That cyan + titanium looks NICE. I just ordered a Ti+Cu D4v2 a few days ago and now I sense there might be a cyan one in my future.

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thanks! I appreciate it! yea i started going down the rabbit hole ordering kr4’s and titanium tubes from hank, they look great but it gets pricey lol.

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I really like that black & titanium . Sharp look ! Thumbs Up

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Nice collection going on there. Thumbs Up

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I really like that black & titanium . Sharp look ! Thumbs Up

Thank you! I don’t know which one I like more, the black and ti or cyan and ti. Grey is next! Lol

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Nice collection going on there. Thumbs Up

Thanks Pennzy!

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“w2” KR1 from Illumn.com came in yesterday, cyan color looks great! thanks Illumn! This was a recent purchase and they got it to me in about 4-5 days. and it was packaged very well with the couple of batteries i bought too.

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This was a recent purchase

You’re a machine Arti !

Caught a sickness . I found out i'm not alone .
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Can’t take it with you. Cash

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This was a recent purchase

You’re a machine Arti !

Thats what my wife said! Well, when she saw the credit card bill at least! lol.

No not really. All of these lights are coming in so close together because about 4-6 weeks ago i sold a ton of lights and bought all of these at about the same time. So luckily, that funded these new beauties and kept the damage to the credit card pretty light, she barely even noticed Innocent

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Can’t take it with you. Cash

you’re damn right Pennzy. Life’s to short to Not own awesome sh*t. as long as the bills get paid first Cool

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So luckily, that funded these new beauties and kept the damage to the credit card pretty light, she barely even noticed Innocent

Happy is the man who live in is own illusion .

Caught a sickness . I found out i'm not alone .
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Lightenzaza wrote:
Artiet59 wrote:
So luckily, that funded these new beauties and kept the damage to the credit card pretty light, she barely even noticed Innocent

Happy is the man who live in is own illusion .

we all live in our own illusion, buddy. Also, thanks for stopping by!

It is not lost on me that i probably seem a little out of control with all of these concurrent lights coming in. Just a unique situation is all, probably wont happen again. Or at least it shouldnt Wink

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Or at least it shouldnt Wink

For my part, i don’t feel in control . I have my 12th Hank’s on the way and i’m planning more . I’m afraid Hank will bring the D4V3 soon or that my E07X will urge me to expand that way . Hope i didn’t sound judgmental .

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Or at least it shouldnt Wink

For my part, i don’t feel in control . I have my 12th Hank’s on the way and i’m planning more . I’m afraid Hank will bring the D4V3 soon or that my E07X will urge me to expand that way . Hope i didn’t sound judgmental .

No you didn’t sound judgemental, but it struck my sense of “what the hell AM I doing?” A little, but that’s on me. Lol.

And it sounds like we are in very similar boats = ordered about a dozen Hank lights, have e07x’s on the way, nervous about Hank’s release of a new light we will want 6 versions of, and worried the arrival of the E07x will prompt us to want (who knows) how many more of those. I’ve literally had to stop myself from ordering two more e07x’s (because my E12r is so nice), and my e07x’s haven’t even shipped yet!

Control is a tricky thing. This hobby does not promote control, that is for sure.

Thanks for your clarity, too !

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Convoy arrived today!

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The thread Lives!

I have two aluminum D4v2’s in my mailbox waiting for me now, both with lighted switches!

Some Reddit user posted that Hank put a lighted switch in a Aluminum D4v2 for him like 3 week ago, so I asked Hank and he said he would! Which is interesting because I had asked Hank before (months ago) and he said no, and many others apparently got the same response in month’s passed. So, if you have been wanting that setup send Hank an email!

Pictures are coming…. Big Smile

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Brother those Ti KR4s are gorgeous! I’m a believer.
I also have lighted D4V2 coming, blue in cyan and sand/amber.
Don’t second guess what brings you joy. You know if you tire of one, there’s probably someone here happy to buy it. Big Smile
You have definitely upgraded your collection wisely.

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Emisar seems to have hit the nail on the head with their light offering.

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ZedLep wrote:
Brother those Ti KR4s are gorgeous! I’m a believer.
I also have lighted D4V2 coming, blue in cyan and sand/amber.
Don’t second guess what brings you joy. You know if you tire of one, there’s probably someone here happy to buy it. Big Smile
You have definitely upgraded your collection wisely.

Thank you, ZedLep! And your right, especially with these noctigon and Emisars, there’s always someone else out there wanting to enjoy it.

Right now I’m loving all of the new lights coming in. They all get pocket time, although I’ll say I find it hard carrying the cyan anything for Hank, as I would hate to scratch that sweet color lol.

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zoulas wrote:
Emisar seems to have hit the nail on the head with their light offering.

I couldn’t agree more

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Brother those Ti KR4s are gorgeous! I’m a believer.

Hah, yea they are really nice and carry well too! Thank you, glad to hear it Thumbs Up

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I also have lighted D4V2 coming, blue in cyan and sand/amber.

Awesome selection! I want a sand next, I like the gray but that Sand looks so nice! Please post a picture of that combo!

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