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Illumination Supply

They have the NW back in stock.

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Who did you buy yours from?
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These are close to what you would see in reality. Maybe just a tiny bit overexposed. The distance is 30 yards.

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What’s the camera settings on those beamshots if I can ask?

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These are the settings Brad.

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What’s the camera settings on those beamshots if I can ask?
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Hey thanks.

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No problem. Are those settings in the ballpark ?

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Is that manual or auto exposure? It doesn’t say.

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http://regex.info/exif.cgi

I like using this link to check camera info. But I couldn’t check yours.

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I had the camera set on manual.

Here’s a link to a review on the camera. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepl1

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Is that manual or auto exposure? It doesn’t say.
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I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He's sending me a replacement EA4! He's going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

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atbglenn wrote:

I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He’s sending me a replacement EA4! He’s going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Dunno mate. I think they all have protruding vessels as the one I sold was the same. Rattle varies, i know that much. let us know if you get one with a flush bezel please!

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atbglenn wrote:

I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He’s sending me a replacement EA4! He’s going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Glenn,
Did you ever try removing the bezel and see if it was cross threaded? Just curious….

 

 

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Borrowed from CPF:

In a German flashlightforum they discuss the following feature of the EA4: go in SOS mode, finish it by a half click, wait 3 minutes during which the blue LED is lighting continuously and be surprised that the EA4 goes on by itself in high-mode after 3 minutes.

arn357- I tried it and it works, don’t know the purpose of it though.

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arn357 wrote:
Borrowed from CPF: In a German flashlightforum they discuss the following feature of the EA4: go in SOS mode, finish it by a half click, wait 3 minutes during which the blue LED is lighting continuously and be surprised that the EA4 goes on by itself in high-mode after 3 minutes. arn357- I tried it and it works, don't know the purpose of it though.

Wait, so you set it and then it is off and will turn on after 3 minutes?

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arn357 wrote:
Borrowed from CPF: In a German flashlightforum they discuss the following feature of the EA4: go in SOS mode, finish it by a half click, wait 3 minutes during which the blue LED is lighting continuously and be surprised that the EA4 goes on by itself in high-mode after 3 minutes. arn357- I tried it and it works, don’t know the purpose of it though.

Wait, so you set it and then it is off and will turn on after 3 minutes?

What would be the reason for that? To scare the crap out of people when they come over.. Wink

 

 

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Yup! The blue remains on constant and the light comes on high right after 3 mins. have elasped. Detonator function.

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arn357 wrote:
Borrowed from CPF: In a German flashlightforum they discuss the following feature of the EA4: go in SOS mode, finish it by a half click, wait 3 minutes during which the blue LED is lighting continuously and be surprised that the EA4 goes on by itself in high-mode after 3 minutes. arn357- I tried it and it works, don’t know the purpose of it though.

Wait, so you set it and then it is off and will turn on after 3 minutes?

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I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He's sending me a replacement EA4! He's going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Dunno mate. I think they all have protruding vessels as the one I sold was the same. Rattle varies, i know that much. let us know if you get one with a flush bezel please!
 

The gap between the head and the bezel is not the problem. It's the fact it's not even. One side has almost no gap, the other has a fairly large gap. Either the bezel was cross threaded, or the head was cut or threaded off square. Either way, I'm not a happy camper. 

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I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He's sending me a replacement EA4! He's going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Glenn, Did you ever try removing the bezel and see if it was cross threaded? Just curious....

Rick, I tried to remove the bezel with the palm of my hand but I wasn't able to. I wasn't going to risk scratching my new light with a tool.  

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atbglenn wrote:

I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He’s sending me a replacement EA4! He’s going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Glenn, Did you ever try removing the bezel and see if it was cross threaded? Just curious….

Rick, I tried to remove the bezel with the palm of my hand but I wasn’t able to. I wasn’t going to risk scratching my new light with a tool.  

I agree I wouldn’t take a chance scratching it up. Just sucks you have to go through this.

 

 

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The threads weren’t cut concentric to the aluminum head. In other words the aluminum head has to be put in a professional grade cutting/boring machince and on what we used to call a fixture to lay the part on. The part or in this case piece of aluminum is then clamped down to hold it to where it can’t move. The threads are then cut by probably a carbide insert and have to be cut in parallel to the piece of aluminum. That is what concentricity is. That wasn’t done here apparently on a lot of these EA4’s.

I use to work at Dana Corp and machined and assembled differential cases. When we machined the case for the sidegear dimensions, and the machine was set up correctly it would cut top and bottom sidegear concentricity dimensions to under .0005 total runout for each sidegear throat. That’s almost as accurate as drilling a hole for true roundness with a very expensive professional drill bit.

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my ea4 has a poltergeist… seriously… i shook the living hell out of it last night to see if it rattled…and nothing…. now i picked it up tonight and i heard a small noise… so i shook it gently and i heard a little rattle from behind the switch …

DAFAQ?

its not that bad – i dont mind living with it since it doesnt really effect anything and i dont go around shaking the crap out of my lights.

if anyone asks me what the rattling noise coming from my flashlight ill just tell them its the flux capacitor

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Fair enough mate. Sorry i misunderstood you

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atbglenn wrote:

rikr wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He’s sending me a replacement EA4! He’s going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Glenn, Did you ever try removing the bezel and see if it was cross threaded? Just curious….

Rick, I tried to remove the bezel with the palm of my hand but I wasn’t able to. I wasn’t going to risk scratching my new light with a tool.  

If you get the end of a leather belt around the bezel, then grip the belt/bezel in one hand and body of the light in the other, you should be able to undo it.
I did this with my olight s10 and it worked nicely.

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MattSPL wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

rikr wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He's sending me a replacement EA4! He's going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Glenn, Did you ever try removing the bezel and see if it was cross threaded? Just curious....

Rick, I tried to remove the bezel with the palm of my hand but I wasn't able to. I wasn't going to risk scratching my new light with a tool.  

If you get the end of a leather belt around the bezel, then grip the belt/bezel in one hand and body of the light in the other, you should be able to undo it. I did this with my olight s10 and it worked nicely.

I'm sure that would work but Craig's sending me a replacement. I don't want to mess with this one. Thanks for the helpful info though Smile 

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Sorry if this questions has been asked and answered already, but how does it compare to C8?
Hows the throw compared to C8?

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MattSPL wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

rikr wrote:
atbglenn wrote:

I contacted Craig from Illumination Supply. He’s sending me a replacement EA4! He’s going to make sure the bezel is square to the body, and hopefully no rattle. 

Glenn, Did you ever try removing the bezel and see if it was cross threaded? Just curious….

Rick, I tried to remove the bezel with the palm of my hand but I wasn’t able to. I wasn’t going to risk scratching my new light with a tool.  

If you get the end of a leather belt around the bezel, then grip the belt/bezel in one hand and body of the light in the other, you should be able to undo it.
I did this with my olight s10 and it worked nicely.


another good trick is to use the bottom of your shoe – the rubber bottom grips the bezels without damaging them.

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Mine has the rattle issue, the bezel has no problem, it has an even gap.
I have it from Illumination Supply.
Craig said it may be a loose screw inside.

What is the proper tool to unscrew the bezel?
I have tried shoe rubber, not worked for me.

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My NW rattles to beat hell, the CW has no rattle at all. Sad Smile

fyesilova wrote:
Mine has the rattle issue, the bezel has no problem, it has an even gap.
I have it from Illumination Supply.
Craig said it may be a loose screw inside.

What is the proper tool to unscrew the bezel?
I have tried shoe rubber, not worked for me.

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fyesilova wrote:
Mine has the rattle issue, the bezel has no problem, it has an even gap.
I have it from Illumination Supply.
Craig said it may be a loose screw inside.

I took apart a few EA4s which have the rattling problem.
The culprit is the white delrin ring
I’m not entirely sure as to the purpose of the ring (other than to fill up the empty space in the light, but some are ever so slightly thinner than others, and cause the rattle. This does not change the reliability of the light at all.

Craig

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