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Yes, of course we will be stocking the D4.  We have already ordered some.  cool

This has me wondering what would be the quickest way to get one. US Shipping takes a lot longer from Hank, but he will probably have them available sooner unless you have a simultaneous-release thing set up.

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I am not sure which way will be the fastest, but at the end of the day you have to ask yourself who you want your money to go to.  Who will give you better and faster support if things go wrong?  At the end of the day, I hope that's mostly what we provide, because the Chinese sellers can sell things cheaper than we ever could---they have a huge labor, shipping, and tax advantage, so if we want to stay relevant it had better be for reasons other than price, even though we do still try and be competitive there as well. 

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This is why I only buy from MTN electronics Smile

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Hi Richard,

Not sure if it has been asked before but are you planning on stocking the Luminus SST-40 in P2 bin cool white? KD only has N4 bin and according to Djozz data and 18sixfifty observation it might be a better led than the XM-L2 with lower Vf and capable of more amps.

Something like a P2 Bin in any of the following cool white tints:

Luminus Tint / Cree equivalent Tint
BA =======> 1A
BB =======> 1B
BC =======> 1C
BD =======> 1D
CB =======> 2B

SST vs. Ansi white color chart for reference (Ansi white chart credit goes to flashlightwiki)

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RMM wrote:

I am not sure which way will be the fastest, but at the end of the day you have to ask yourself who you want your money to go to.  Who will give you better and faster support if things go wrong?  At the end of the day, I hope that’s mostly what we provide, because the Chinese sellers can sell things cheaper than we ever could—-they have a huge labor, shipping, and tax advantage, so if we want to stay relevant it had better be for reasons other than price, even though we do still try and be competitive there as well. 

Exactly, which leads me to suggest perhaps a great idea Richard, well I think it’s a great idea, for me anyhow.
I’d always certainly put my money into Mt. Electronics coffers over any other vendor, absolutely, just like money in the bank, so here’s my idea,
If it’s not to terribly difficult, perhaps on your flashlight page you could setup the D4 lights page now with the various available options so we can order and pay you in advance of arrival, and then now the good part for me is, I could just forget about the fact it’s coming to Mt. someday and know that someday it’s coming directly to my mailbox,… LOL
This way you would have money in advance for other projects, and I know I have a D4 coming “Whenever”, and we are all happy, sounds rather brilliant to me.. ha ha, maybe..?

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That’s a pretty cool idea. I’d love to get a jumpstart on this light and knowing the specs and options ahead of time would be a nice thing for me.

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RMM wrote:
I am not sure which way will be the fastest, but at the end of the day you have to ask yourself who you want your money to go to.  Who will give you better and faster support if things go wrong?  At the end of the day, I hope that’s mostly what we provide, because the Chinese sellers can sell things cheaper than we ever could—-they have a huge labor, shipping, and tax advantage, so if we want to stay relevant it had better be for reasons other than price, even though we do still try and be competitive there as well.

As if Mtn would stop being relevant. No one else is even close. Big Smile Even if you closed up shop, you’d still be the gold standard everyone else gets compared to.

Mostly I just wondered if there was any kind of launch coordination planned, but you bring up good points. Each purchase is a chance to support good people who have raised the tide for the whole community, and that’s worthwhile in its own right.

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Hurry up and get them Richard so I can buy them from you!

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I would love to pre-order, but I'm always hesitant because I hate taking and holding people's money when I'm not 100% sure when the product will arrive.  In this case since I'm dealing with IOS, I will put up a pre-order, but I am not going to put a definite date of arrival since I do not know exactly when that will be. 

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Is it going to be on your site, this thread or a separate thread? I’m very interested.

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Is it going to be on your site, this thread or a separate thread? I'm very interested.

It will be on the website.  I started working on the listing and will hopefully have it finished and up by tomorrow morning.

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So which 18650 would you recommend for the D4?

30Q? GA? VTC6?

I pretty much only use GA cells in my lights and was leaning this way. I figure the little extra capacity would come in handy.

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Wow Richard. You are absolutely the best. At 3:30 this afternoon I pushed the button on an order for 3 C8 hosts and Bistro drivers. At 4:20 I received an email telling me the order shipped!

At this time of year I am getting people asking about throwers for their boats so they can see channel markers and shorelines from a good distance away. Most are new to the modern age of flashlights and are extremely impressed with my offerings. Without your service I wouldn’t be able to provide for them in a timely fashion.

From the bottom of my heart I thank you and wish you and your family the best always. Happy Independence Day to you and all my American friends!!!

If you don’t like what it looks like on the wall, take it outside.

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PBWilson wrote:
Is it going to be on your site, this thread or a separate thread? I’m very interested.

It will be on the website.  I started working on the listing and will hopefully have it finished and up by tomorrow morning.

So, I’m here with my paypal account ready and waiting. I’m prepared to throw down for a D4 in green with Nichia and an extra 18350 and 18500 tube and a couple other things. Since it’s Independence Day, I’ll give you a pass. Wink Enjoy some dogs and burgers, Richard! Thanks for running such a cool company.

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Take my money Richard.
I trust IOS and Mtn…. Smile
Paypal ready…

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I still want to see a picture of this new light…

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Hey guys, the D4 PRE-ORDER listing is now up. 18350 tube too.  There are some pictures there as well. laughing

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Order placed for 3 lights along with 3 18350 tubes.

Thank you

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Look at those… Those are tears of joy I bet…

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Does it have a clip?

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Also what is the minimum? Is this something I can easily mod to a triple?

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Pretty nifty looking little light. What kind of driver does it have? FET driver?

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Also what is the minimum? Is this something I can easily mod to a triple?

Why would you want to make it a triple?

RMM, you don’t mention XP-L flux bin. V3?

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I do not know the flux bin for sure on the XP-L---it wasn't specified.  It is most likely whatever flux bin is currently in stock at IOS.  

No clip that I've seen.  I don't have the sample light anymore so I don't know if any of the others fit it or not.

FET+7135 driver. 

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Gunga wrote:
Also what is the minimum? Is this something I can easily mod to a triple?

Why would you want to make it a triple?

RMM, you don’t mention XP-L flux bin. V3?

I have drilled trit optics in triple. I also have different leds that I prefer in triple boards.

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BTW, any chance you might carry components for some of the other driver designs? Some use a 4.7 ohm resistor and a 0.1 uF capacitor, which I don’t see listed. Or parts for lighted tailcaps, which often need some trial-and-error tuning to get the values right.

Of course, you’re also not Digikey and these parts have pretty much zero useful margin. It may not make sense to carry parts which aren’t used on your drivers.

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Just pre-ordered one in green with an 18350 tube. Looking forward to this for sure! Thanks Richard.

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