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DQG designer's thread (George): Official website back online

George (the designer of DQG flashlights) recently updated his site with a small footnote that could easily have been missed:

His project to develop an ultimate power light has been replaced by what will probably be a NEW version of the DQG 26650 (v3).

 

http://www.duqingang.com

 

Unfortunately his site has now been inaccessible for the past 3 or 4 weeks, instead redirecting to a Chinese message that the hosting service has expired.

I hope that George returns very soon as his DQG’s are seen by many of us as the ever-evolving holy-grail of small flashlight design & engineering.

 

[EDIT: DQG site is back online 11/07/2015 and George has comments below. Please keep feedback polite as he is new here. George is a very small independent designer, working mostly out of passion, not a huge manufacturer.)

Edited by: ahirshy on 07/13/2015 - 02:41
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hallo.and what he wrote about the new 26650 version?can you remember?iam interested for…thanks
yes,his website is offline…

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vresto wrote:
hallo.and what he wrote about the new 26650 version?can you remember?iam interested for...thanks yes,his website is offline...

I've emailed George directly; although if the domain has expired, it's quite possible that his email contact has too!

Hopefully he will see the email or this post, confirm he is okay and give us a clue about the future projects...

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ahirshy wrote:
His project to develop an ultimate power light has been replaced by what will probably be a NEW version of the DQG 26650 (v3)

I’m really curious about that one too.

I have to admit that the DQG lights are my favorite lights of all time with the new clicky version of the Tiny 18650 and the Tiny 26650 lights being my favorites. However, sometimes they can be hit or miss with issues like sharp surfaces, quirky UI’s and contact problems. The twisty V2 Tiny 18650 I bought is a mess.

All in all though, I love ‘em.

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Something is going on, BangGood said they were “never carrying” the 18650 Tiny III again when I emailed them about its availability…. I do hope George is good and still working on things…

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Okay I had a charming reply by email from George. He assures us that everything is alright and work loads simply led to the hosting service expiring without him being aware.

 

I invited him to share any clues about future design projects, including the hinted 26650 revision. I also asked about the statement from Banggood "never carrying the 18650 again", who he recognises as official distributers, and which stores are likely to get newest batches of his latest versions first.

 

Will post updates if he is forthcoming...

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(From the www.duqingang.com footer)

Next projects:

A Key ring quick-release UV light kit with Tritium location function.

A head light use CR123A/16340/17335/AA/14500 with L SHAPE, also it will be smallest one in the world.

A supper brightest flashlight with as small as possible in size up to 3000+ lumens output in high (maybe this project will be replaced by upgrade Tiny 26650 V3.0).

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That’s great! Keep us posted.

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Glad to hear that George is doing well, his designs are great. I am very interested in the headlamp, the new version of the 26650 is also intriguing.

My DQG Tiny III 18650 is my current favorite carry light, one of the things that makes it this is the fact I have NO desire to mod it. The levels are great, the UI works for me and the thing lives up to its name (TINY).

I had a Fairy, it was a jewel of a light, but I had no role for it, so I sold it. Still such a WOW factor light to turn it on and watch people go “OK”. Then crank it to the next level, and they go “WOW, that much light from something that small?!?!”

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yes,DQG seems to be a real unique project/brand…i self LOVE his 18650 teenee..:)absolutly.
his new 3000 lumens project will be sure a revolutionaire..:)
can wait to see his headlamp,but iam afraid,it will be all expensive..but,sure i will buy it..hahaha

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i thought that their website is the btulight.com website!!!

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Woohoo, fixed!

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Good man! What tag did you use and how exactly did you identify it and insert it into the HTML?

I PM'd ToyKeeper as I remembered him fixing the same BOLD glitch ages ago over in the A6 Group-buy thread:

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/36667?page=6#comment-770517

 

I tried looking back at the original comment that started the issue, and at ToyKeeper's fix above, both here and in the original thread. But I still couldn't identify the missing tag either by inspecting the page HTML source in the browser, or by quoting the comments and looking at the HTML in the WYSIWYG forum editor.

So I was just trying code I knew to close possible offending tags: </span></strong></span></h2>, etc. Regardless of what I added into the forums own comment editor (HTML or Text), it just removed/corrected the code removing my added tags.

 

ToyKeeper replied with his closing thought that "it really should be fixed in the forum software, not on a post-by-post basis", and I agree. Perhaps we can escalate this to the forum admin...

Many thanks for fixing the issue; please do share the steps you took to do so for the record.

Keep shining, Hirsh

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I removed the bold formatting by typing: (angle bracket) /strong (angle bracket) in the simple text editor. I think the advanced text editor simply displays exactly what we type.

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ryansoh3 wrote:
I removed the bold formatting by typing: (angle bracket) /strong (angle bracket)

Ha, whatever you wrote originally in this reply was similarly not showing (obviously because it was seen as a tag) - thanks for editing so fast! Cool

Yeah, that's the exact closing tag I tried first, but whenever I added it into the Forum's comment editor it automatically removed it. I'm using the Rich-text editor where you can press the 'HTML' button to see/edit the comment in HTML. I also tried in the standard editor. Always removed the closing tag when I pressed save... Embarassed

Did you do anything special to insert it into the post?

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ryansoh3 wrote:
I removed the bold formatting by typing: (angle bracket) /strong (angle bracket) in the simple text editor. I think the advanced text editor simply displays exactly what we type.

Ah - got it. I'll try that next time if I come across it again.

Thanks again mate.

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Whoops, I meant that the advanced text editor doesn’t do anything with HTML tags, it just makes them disappear. On the other hand, the simple editor seems to remove them and apply the text styling.

If you click on the quote button on the 10th post, you can see exactly what I typed because the text is preserved.

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i want the DQG AA with netural white XP-G2

Is the CNqualitygoods.com down for good?

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ryansoh3 wrote:
Whoops, I meant that the advanced text editor doesn't do anything with HTML tags, it just makes them disappear. On the other hand, the simple editor seems to remove them _and_ apply the text styling. If you click on the quote button on the 10th post, you can see exactly what I typed because the text is preserved.

You're right, it just doesn't show that in the Advanced editor, or using the HTML code view - if the users prefs are set to use the 'Advanced editor' for comments.

 

This Advanced editor also prevents viewing the missing tags in the offending post, and fixing it by manually inserting 'rogue' unmatched closing tags into the HTML.

 

So I switched my prefs to test the 'Simple editor' and what do you know... It shows the tags and lets me add them manually.

 

Also lets me see the opening 'strong' tag and missing tag in the original offending post, which the Advanced editor does not - even in HTML view!

Problem solved and found out why some can fix and some can't. Many thanks.

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tempo wrote:

i want the DQG AA with netural white XP-G2

Is the CNqualitygoods.com down for good?

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the site is now called EDC-light.com!!!

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tempo wrote:
tempo wrote:

i want the DQG AA with netural white XP-G2

Is the CNqualitygoods.com down for good?

the site is now called EDC-light.com!!!

EDC-Light is a fairly new site by Ric, who also runs CnQualityGoods ("CNQG"). As of tonight both sites are up, online and still trading separately.

CNQG an online Chinese retailer run by Ric, not to be confused with DQG a band of flashlight designed by George. There is also a flashlight brand called CQG (eg. CQG Bullet), which are not designed by George and may or may not be affiliated with CNQG. It just so happens that CNQG stock DQG and CQG flashlights. You still with me?!


Sometimes the prices are a little different between CnQualityGoods & EDC-Light, so it's worth checking both. And CNQG has a slightly lower than 'market' price for 'members' (aka simply registered users).

There was a 20% discount code given to new sign-ups on EDC-Light a couple of months back when it first opened, but I think he has stopped doing that now.

 

Also, Ric is on these forums, although he is often painfully slow at responding. He is nonetheless very friendly, professional and helpful. It is worth dropping him a PM @ http://budgetlightforum.com/user/406 and/or email to ThomasRic <cnqualitygoods@hotmail.com>.

Perhaps kindly request a code for whatever light you're after and I'm sure he will consider some offer or deal.

Good luck,

Hirsh

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Good Day,  Smile

 

D.Q.G Design's web page is back online....  Wink

http://www.duqingang.com/

 

Best Regards,

George

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Well, that’s a relief. George’s lights are amazing.

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this is George, the designer and producer of DQG’s products, it’s my first comment of this forum, just try to test forum function is normal or not. many thanks to those friends own DQG products, and shame to all shortcoming on those products. Smile

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Thanks for honoring us with your presence. I have one each of the 10180 lights. No shortcomings at all. Keep them coming!

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I have always been curious about this model:

(either one) is it an early model?

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yishenger wrote:
this is George, the designer and producer of DQG’s products, it’s my first comment of this forum, just try to test forum function is normal or not. many thanks to those friends own DQG products, and shame to all shortcoming on those products. Smile

Welcome to the forum George! Its great to have you here. Ive had several DQG’s. Your latest 26650 EDC Triple XPG2 has been an absolute masterpiece for the price! Well done sir, and thank you. :bigsmile:

Please stop by to visit us more often and we can give you some great advice on the type of flashlights we would like to buy. Have you considered a high output light with Cree XHP-70 emitter?

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yishenger wrote:
this is George, the designer and producer of DQG’s products, it’s my first comment of this forum, just try to test forum function is normal or not. many thanks to those friends own DQG products, and shame to all shortcoming on those products. Smile

Welcome to the forum George! Thanks for your 18650 Tiny III , It is my current favorite light (until your headlamp is made)

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yes, this picture based an early Tiny AAA model that raised by a friend before DQG 10180 series come out. Final I do not accept it due the drivers are not fit to 4.2V li-ion battery in that time; and even now the newest drivers can take 4.2V but slightly PWM flicks can be observed (of cause no PWM flicks drivers can be done if the size of driver and whole light is not limited); and to reach as small as could of a light, and more, the shape of 10180 on the picture is not so good as I think, so, so, a new design of 10180 series is came out as current.

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Good Day George aka yishenger,  Smile

 

Great to have you here, WELCOME!!

 

Could you Please give us some info on the upgraded Tiny 26650 V3.0, or?


Btw, love your flashlights.  Smile

 

Thank you Very Much,

Best Regards,

George

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Hi, does considering of using XHP-70 to instead Tiny 26650, but the core of XHP-70 is too large, the optics system cannot help to make a Tiny light if you also want to have a acceptable hot spot and flood. as you know all I doing is to make a flashlight as small as could and same time can reach good efficiently, and have a acceptable hot spot and flood. so, to the high output light as my plan now will be replaced by the upgrade 26650 in later. 7 XPG2 have nearly same output compare to XHP-70, right? even more if you can source top performance XPG2. Smile

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