New: Noctigon Meteor M43 ; in production New color added: Tan

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It's on its way to Texas, so that our favorite stubborn and opinionated Texan can give it a review and torture test.  Laughing

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xed888 wrote:
Can anyone give any examples of lights with approx 70kcd in throw? I am trying to imagine what it would look like :D

I was expecting much less, in the 20Kcd range because of the ultra small optics used, the TN36 is rated 22Kcd and many buyers seem to have regrets because they ignored the candela rating concentrating only on lumens as I assume they were expecting 6000lumens to light up the hills at a distance, that sort of interpretation of "wall of light" expression.  
So in case you are not looking for a ultra tiny pure flooder and to take advantage of the quick access UI Zebralight style, for like tight wooded spaces you are better of with single LED-large reflector lights. As for 70Kcd, as ToyKeeper says "The bright foreground makes the pupils constrict so that distant objects don’t look as bright as they would with a dedicated thrower."

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RMM wrote:
stubborn and opinionated Texan

You meant a Texan.

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I wonder what will happen to that test light when it’s done testing on the last list? is it going to be a giveaway? or send it back ? Big Smile

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I`m in for the giveaway! Wink

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xed888 wrote:
Can anyone give any examples of lights with approx 70kcd in throw? I am trying to imagine what it would look like :D

and K40M does 70k too.

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You’re sending it to Justin? I guess I’ll get it when he’s done. Silly

I’m not stubborn and opinionated, I’m persistent and brilliantly educated. :bigsmile:

And along these lines, for those that know me, my daughter bought me a T shirt a few years back for my birthday that reads “I DO know it all, I just can’t remember it all at once.”

Edit: It just dawned on me, if I get to torture it shouldn’t I be at the end of the list instead of the beginning? Wink Roll down the windows babe, we got lights to test! ROFLM

Edit II: For those that are squeamish, I will not be throwing this out of any windows or to be honest, torturing it in any other way. Might let Daniel play with it some, 7 yr olds have a way of finding flaws in most anything. Wink

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Noooooo! UndecidedFrownCry

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I’m really curious how it detects excess humidity inside the light… the docs say it has a special shutdown mode for that.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
I’m really curious how it detects excess humidity inside the light… the docs say it has a special shutdown mode for that.

That special shutdown mode I like to refer to as a “short” Wink

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I think I’m 3rd on the list. I plan on doing a video review of the light, and if there’s PWM, my camera will pick it up. I can’t wait to try it out. I’ve got a few big lights like the Sky Ray King (BLF driver), Imalent DDT40, Acebeam K40M, Lumintop PS03, to compare this light to. I plan on doing video beamshots and a lot of size comparisons.

Cant wait for see the mini movie for the M43!!!

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I wish the ‘counter’ was working on Hank’s site. I would like to know how many are flying off the shelves.

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Well.. Hank said he only make 300 .. just look how many left on the page Wink

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DayLighter wrote:
Well.. Hank said he only make 300 left.. just look how many left on the page Wink

if I’m not mistaken, I thought the number on the page has remained at 265 since the first time I saw it?

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I think the Meteor will be a great light for impressing people, in addition to being good for actual use. Little light, big reactions. But as far as reactions go… sometimes things don’t go quite as I hoped. Here are two times things went a bit wrong:

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Shortly after I built my Cypreus, I used it to look around a park at night, making sure not to shine it near or toward anyone within visual range. Someone else attending the same event came to ask about it and had some of the usual questions like “What is that?” and “Where can I get one?”

I was feeling pretty anti-social so I explained that they’re not sold like that and I made it from parts, but this didn’t deter them. They wanted to know how much it cost, because they worked with several children who had severe light insensitivity (probably legally blind) and the kids could really use some bright portable lights to see better.

Red flag. Pimped-out Cypreus plus … young children? Bad idea.

I tried to explain that it would be a bad idea because, not only is it bright enough to hurt people, but it’s also a significant fire hazard and I know an adult who hurt themselves with one. Also… small children. Fire. No.

This didn’t deter them either, so I told them how much it cost to make one and suggested they get some SK-68s instead. That worked, but … wow. Responsible for special-needs children and not concerned about giving them dangerous objects? Problem.

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A couple days ago I asked my Significant Other if I could buy a Meteor. A “rainbow meteor”, even. She didn’t know what I was talking about, so she asked something like “In the sky? Um. I’m think I’m okay with you naming a meteor… What quadrant is it in?” I told her it was the Noctigon quadrant, and that it was called “M43”.

She was like “… wait, I’m confused. What?” I told her it was like a Skyray King, only much cooler. Then she understood, sighed, and said “… oh. I get it. I don’t understand, but I get it. I mean, I don’t understand why you get so excited about flashlights. I was more excited when I thought it was a rock.”

Let me repeat that. “I was more excited when I thought it was a rock.”

Sigh.

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Well, it's the size of a rock!

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Significant others are so NOT with it! Silly

Edit: OH SNAP! I was supposed to ASK my wife first? Crap, I knew I got SOMETHING out of order! What about the 10 trits from Bart? Oh yeah, or the BLF Ti host? Or the 96CRI emitters from Cutter… I really need to work on this memory thing, remembering I bought all that makes me feel guilty for forgetting to ask first. :~

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Significant others are so NOT with it! Silly

Edit: OH SNAP! I was supposed to ASK my wife first? Crap, I knew I got SOMETHING out of order! What about the 10 trits from Bart? Oh yeah, or the BLF Ti host? Or the 96CRI emitters from Cutter… I really need to work on this memory thing, remembering I bought all that makes me feel guilty for forgetting to ask first. :~

this man is VERY entertaining!

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saypat wrote:
DBCstm wrote:
Significant others are so NOT with it! Silly Edit: OH SNAP! I was supposed to ASK my wife first? Crap, I knew I got SOMETHING out of order! What about the 10 trits from Bart? Oh yeah, or the BLF Ti host? Or the 96CRI emitters from Cutter... I really need to work on this memory thing, remembering I bought all that makes me feel guilty for forgetting to ask first. :~
this man is VERY entertaining!

And his depth of knowledge & experience are Superb...

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fresh off hanks site:
Led & Tint OTF Lumens Peak Beam Intensity Kelvin
CW S4 2B 6900lm 33,600cd 5700K
NW S2 1D D-D* 6300lm 70,000cd 5000K
NW S3 3C 6600lm 32,000cd 4885K
NW 219BT 92CRI 4000lm 20,000cd 4790K
NW XP-L D-D* 8000lm 44,000cd 4440K

*D-D refers to De-Domed LEDs.

Led & TintCool White – XP-G2 S4 2B
XP-G2 S2 1D de-domed ( +$10.00 )
Neutral White – Nichia 219BT 92 CRI ( +$30.00 )
Cree XP-L de-domed LED ( +$60.00 )

I think for $60 we should get a choice of which XP-L

and just to drive em crazy how about a choice of optics?

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I wonder what it would look like if the 10511 were used but the interior TIR surfaces polished for a more throwy effect while the outer TIR’s kept the diffused surface for spill? Or maybe the other way around? Polish the exterior set?

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Ok, so I’m not gonna toss a beamshot in here. I’ll figure all that out later and start a new thread with comparisons. Sorry.

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DBCstm wrote:
Ok, so I’m not gonna toss a beamshot in here. I’ll figure all that out later and start a new thread with comparisons. Sorry.

Does this mean you have the light?

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Just a teaser photo? Smile

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we NEEEEED a: NW S2 1D D-D 6300lm 70,000cd 5000K beamshot!!!!

at least i do… Wink

i am afraid about green XPL (thats why i willl not go for max Lumens)
but max “throw” would make that thingie most useable…

am I right?
am I?
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DayLighter wrote:
Well.. Hank said he only make 300 .. just look how many left on the page ;)

Jetbeam at one point came and made a flashlight which they said limited production 1000pcs world wide. Just put that into perspective, such companies as Jetbeam and Nitecore with huge distribution worldwide make thousands of each model, maybe like 10,000pcs per model.

You can read the claim here of 1000pcs: http://www.jetbeamlight.com/ShowProducts.asp?ID=68

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Before I convince myself to get one, will Panasonic NCR18650A work with the meteor?

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xed888 wrote:
Before I convince myself to get one, will Panasonic NCR18650A work with the meteor?

Some of the weakest cells, they won't power the M43 on Turbo, voltage sag is way serious on those.
And if they are protected they are even weaker. Even Sanyo UR18650FM outperform the NCR18650A and they were available at the same time.

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xed888 wrote:
Before I convince myself to get one, will Panasonic NCR18650A work with the meteor?

Some of the weakest cells, they won’t power the M43 on Turbo, voltage sag is way serious on those.
And if they are protected they are even weaker. Even Sanyo UR18650FM outperform the NCR18650A and they were available at the same time.

Can you recommend the cheapest cells that’ll work? Need to cost the purchase Big Smile
Thanks HL!

Edit I also have 4 Fenix 2600 batts. Those ok?

I assume you meant these Sanyos? http://intl-outdoor.com/2-pcs-sanyo-18650-2600mah-liion-battery-p-135.html

I have heard good things about Samsung 20R and 25R as well

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Cheap and extremely powerful (they have to be button tops),  right about the best cells you can get.

LG ICR18650HE2 or LG ICR18650HE4

Edit: Yes or the Samsung 25R

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