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Ladies night- 4&5K post giveaway progress report 12/15

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I will be making two brass keychain lights using very small cells. One will go to a female member and the other will(I hope) go to a members wife/girlfriend. This thread is for suggestions on battery(10180 vs 10280 vs 10440), led(XP or Nichia), drive current, twisty or tail clicky, etc.. At some future date I will start a registration thread for the giveaways.

At the moment I’m envisioning a 50mm tail standing tail clicky with a 2-mode(moon-med) driver and either a 12mm reflector or slightly out of focus aspheric.

It will be hand made, like my contest builds but way smaller.

If this meets with little or no interest then I’ll figure out something else to do with an ultra thin Tiny10. I guess we’re well past that point now.

at this point still going for 50mm 10180 tail clicky and the angle head 10440 should end up ~ 80mm.

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

Scott

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It sounds good to me.

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Reeks of sex discrimination. Laughing

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Reeks of sex discrimination. Laughing

From one of my all-time faves: Spinal Tap…

Ian Faith: They’re not gonna release the album… because they have decided that the cover is sexist.

Nigel Tufnel: Well, so what? What’s wrong with bein’ sexy? I mean there’s no…

Ian Faith: Sex-IST!

David St. Hubbins: IST!

I think this is a great idea for a giveaway.


 

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This is a very nice gesture of yours RBD. My wife was naughty. Does that mean she is ineligible? Should I just nominate my girlfriend? I hate making decisions.Wink

 

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My suggestion, 10280 or 10440 Nichia (if you mean 92cri 4500k) reflector.
Twisty if 10280 since, to me, if your not aiming tiny then go efest 10440.

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I think 10180 is the best choice for a keychain light. It’s quickly annoying to have a big thing on my keyring.
Plus IMO, a keychain flashlight is used very sporadically, just to see the keyhole… So small, floddy but still powerful enough to light a path. (350mA should be good!)
1 mode is plenty enough for a keychain flashlight!

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I vote 10440 with nichia and high of like 1A and low of like 100mA.
Edit: twisty for a keychain light.

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I would vote 10440, Nichia, reflector and clicky switch.

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I propose .5A and 50mA off a 10440, mode memory optional, small reflector for a large floody hotspot, or a small wide pattern 10mm optic, high cri / neutral tint, depending on what you want. A 219, xpg-2 and xp-l all fit the bill.

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Legolas Jr. wrote:
I vote 10440 with nichia and high of like 1A and low of like 100mA. Edit: twisty for a keychain light.

 

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Afraid of sounding sexist or anti-feminist or je ne sais pas, but what if it was shaped like a lipstick, twisty like? like, a square prism shape. Easy to twist two squares, motion that some are already accustomed to, less likely to roll around. Downsides: perpetuating the notion that women need makeup; shining light in ones mouth instead of applying lip paint; probably much harder to make, DIY like.

I vote XP for smallest battery, nichia for other two batteries. I feel like when I have more capacity, I can afford to sacrifice efficacy for nicer tint.

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musicmagic wrote:
I propose .5A and 50mA off a 10440, mode memory optional, small reflector for a large floody hotspot, or a small wide pattern 10mm optic, high cri / neutral tint, depending on what you want. A 219, xpg-2 and xp-l all fit the bill.

This sounds good. I like the ideas about non-standard shape below, too.

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An old friend of mine was rather fond of her D-cells… she went through an awful lot of them…

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
My friends call me Sally.

I'm not unlucky enough to have friends. Laughing

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
My friends call me Sally.

I don’t care if they call you Sally or Sue, it ain’t for you!

They’re gonna be tubular with maybe a touch of Steve’s knurling.

Still waiting to hear what the ladies want rather than what we think they want.

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

Scott

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Rufusbduck wrote:
Ouchyfoot wrote:
My friends call me Sally.
I don't care if they call you Sally or Sue, it ain't for you! p. They're gonna be tubular with maybe a touch of Steve's knurling. p. Still waiting to hear what the ladies want rather than what we think they want.

Had me thinking for a moment and then realised there is more than one person called Steve.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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So… if I were (hypothetically) a woman with a girlfriend, I could enter twice?

Hold on, I need to go talk to someone about .. elective surgery ..

Honestly, it depends how small you can get a switch down to.
I’ve got a DQG tiny and it either shreds o-rings, turns on in my pocket or the head unscrews itself, so I’d prefer a small clicky

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MRsDNF wrote:

Rufusbduck wrote:
Ouchyfoot wrote:
My friends call me Sally.
I don’t care if they call you Sally or Sue, it ain’t for you! p. They’re gonna be tubular with maybe a touch of Steve’s knurling. p. Still waiting to hear what the ladies want rather than what we think they want.

Had me thinking for a moment and then realised there is more than one person called Steve.


No, it’s you, Steve. Turnover on my mods isn’t quite up to the speed of most others so it’s understandable if you’ve forgotten making a bunch of 12mm sections for me, especially since this is the first opportunity I’ve taken to use them. Originally they were going to sleeve the heads of solitaires but I haven’t done one of those in awhile and have since discovered the joys of making entire lights from scratch.

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

Scott

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I picked up some switches a while back that fit in a 10mm tube and are ~10 mm long. I seem to recall Justin saying they fail pretty consistently above .5A so I’d likely max at 380mA with a clicky. I know higher currents are possible even with the 10180 cell but I want these to be practical rather than pyrotechnical.

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

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Comment deleted as I don't want to get kicked of here. I'll try and get the wife to respond here. It might take awhile as she is a bit slow. Takes after me.Tongue Out

 

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since its a ladies flashlight I think it will be better to have an “easy to find” battery so 10440/AAA.

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nofearek9 wrote:
since its a ladies flashlight I think it will be better to have an “easy to find” battery so 10440/AAA.

That’s worth considering but I will be shipping them with battery included. It would be a good idea to consider the recipient before entering.

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

Scott

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Apart the fact that making something women want I consider one of the difficultiest things in this world, thinking about this two thoughts pas through my mind:
1. Before this I believed making the ultimate thrower was difficult, but now I am glad and realize how easy it is compared to the above the work I do.
2. This
“ What we are?——- Women
What we want?———We don’t know!
When we want it?———-NOW!!! “
I wish you luck in this heroic project Silly

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FTFY

Ervin Anastasi wrote:
Apart the fact that making something women want I consider one of the difficultiest things in this world, thinking about this two thoughts pas through my mind: 1. Before this I believed making the ultimate thrower was difficult, but now I am glad and realize how easy it is compared to the above the work I do. 2. I wish you luck in this heroic project Silly

FTFY

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Sshh, don’t let them know that we know them that well. It’s our only remaining defense.

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10440, XP, and clicky. Can’t wait to see it.

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Hmm, what about a micro angle head light?

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Sounds great, Rufusbduck! :bigsmile: What I would like (if I was lucky enough to win) would be something along those lines.

I don’t have an emitter preference (in a small light run time is better I think) but did want clicky before I started buying twisties. I think one of those TP4056 boards could be modded to charge a 10180 but I’d worry it was too short to handle vs. 10440 (somehow that TU Nano makes up for it by being slim).

BShanahan14rulz wrote:
what if it was shaped like a lipstick, twisty like? like, a square prism shape.

Like the squarish Xeno Cube light? I don’t know how it would feel in the hand, being heavier than a lipstick; maybe not as nice as circular lights.

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I’ve started. One will be a clicky angle head and the other will be a twisty.

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

Scott

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