Got myself a MRsDNF light today.

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Got myself a MRsDNF light today.

Some days are better than others. Smile

Today I got a package from Australia. Yupp, the land of Kangaroos (and various other animals)

The land of MRsDNF, and the land of custom lights as beautiful as this:

My very own custom MRsDNF AA sized light!  Love

I had showed interest for a quite similar looking light in the past. But MRsDNF did not take custom orders.

Needless to say I was really happy when this light showed up today. Ive had a smile on my face after opening some packages with various lights. Latest "wow" light. The BTU shocker. But this little light. WOW.. Im honestly super impressed by MRsDNF`s work and what he can do on his lathe. I could not wipe the smile of my face for a long time, getting a so unique and special light like this. It means a lot to me.

ALL my lights is something I could easily sell (for the right amount that is), but this light. Not for sale, its one of my few precious ones. Im truly honored to get this light. I have never won a giveaway or anything like that, but getting this light, I just feel so lucky.

As far as specs. 3A Qlite, De-domed XP-G2 and narrow TIR optic.

Ideally I should use an Efest 14500 or something that will more easily do 3A. But protected 14500 fits in the nice body too. My Nitecore 14500 is not the ideal battery for peak performance, but it does 2A+ for some time.

Here are most of my smaller lights. I mostly have a bit larger lights, so getting a powerful AA light suits me perfectly! Smile Its just what I wanted.

From MRsDNF previous beamshot comparison, I was very impressed by his dedomed XP-G2 light (wonder if that is the one I got).

Either way, this little light throws! My small floody lights have nothing on this. It easily out throws my Convoy M1. Its more on level with my Convoy C8 (4,5A - XM-L2 T6 3C, OP reflector) in terms of throw. Hotspot is fairly tight, and there is not much gradual spill around it. But its got some quite wide and nice usable spill light too.

Before it got dark, I managed to take a quick outdoor shot. Showing that it currently got a new and colder home. (You can barely see the light close to lower left corner.)

Im super happy with MRsDNF work.This is a very special light for me, that I will value highly. Thanks again. The generosity many of the members from this forums shows is nothing but spectacular. Just felt like sharing. Smile

Love

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what a collector Love

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Now that’s a beautiful light!
The knurling makes me drool a little. Big Smile

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I’m glad you received it ok. Your link to the night shots is correct. Its the last two shots in the OP. On an AW it was running at 3 amps and has a 10 degree TIR. The driver is either a Qlite or KD 7135 driver. I built two at the same time and cant remember which had what. Cheers.

 

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It arrived in great condition.

A truly impressive light MRsDNF.

Your work is stunning! I love the knurling.

Have you done anything special to make it so nice and shiny? Do you know if it stays good looking if it gets some keychain/EDC use?

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It's a beauty, congratulations Smile And the combination of optic, led and driver is IMO about ideal in a light like this.

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Nice bit of sweetness.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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RaceR86 wrote:
Do you know if it stays good looking if it gets some keychain/EDC use?

Send it to me and I will do some extended testing… J)

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So nice, congrats RaceR86! Great work MRsDNF! Do you need my address?!? :bigsmile:

….just one more….

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Very very nice! Congrats on the new light.

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Yes, we are indeed lucky to have such talent in here. Look Out, Mr. Steve, Race will have you as a Chief Designer/builder for his next Formula Racer … :bigsmile: Congratulations to you, Race, it certainly is a Beaut.

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RaceR86 wrote:

It arrived in great condition.

A truly impressive light MRsDNF.

Your work is stunning! I love the knurling.

Have you done anything special to make it so nice and shiny? Do you know if it stays good looking if it gets some keychain/EDC use?


I have been using Mothers mag polish lately as per OL. The finish is still only aluminium so is not tough at all. All my polished lights look a little used and abused but come up nicely after a quick repolish. A little wear and tear on the light may be good for it. On an Efest or AW it was getting the full three amps at the negative end of the battery. Texaspyro, on high at 3 amps heat is pretty much instantaneous. >)

 

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Pretty sweet and that knurling is fabulous.

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Nice work MrsDNF !
Nice pignose as well.

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That is lovely work! You will enjoy using that one.

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Very nice machine work MrsDNF.
That’s a light to be treasured for a long time, one of a kind. Wink

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Nice man, congrats!

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So much class in one light should be illegal.  DNF knurling is hypnotic and the threads perfect.

The fabled rare hipporoo.  They have been spotted (only at night) in Norway and until now never a confirmable case.  We now have photographic evidence and of a baby none the less.  That J18 of yours really does turn the night to day, but it appears that your trees are have been scorched by it.