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

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Klasse Review!

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Hy, our Sample (Nichia, dark grey) arrived last monday and the first review on the TLF is now online: Here the Google-translated Version: "Review Noctigon Meteor M43":https://translate.google.de/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie=... !http://www.taktsucht.de/impressum/kenjii/images/tala/tala_496.jpg! Greetings Kenjii


Kind of all other LEDs fail comapred to the Nichia 92CRI tint.
But it looks like your images are too saturated overall. I mean looking at the room image with the painting I can see heavy blue on the walls, which seems exaggerated and there are some color casts around there too, like the yellow color that it is in the top side.

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Just got my Stone White Meteor!!!! :bigsmile:

It’s not white, it’s a hard anodized natural finish aluminum that looks bead blasted maybe? And it’s freaking gorgeous! The XP-L2 S4 2B emitter puts out white light. White. Not blue/white, not green hued, not orange or brown or rose or…… white. PERFECT!

Absolutely LOVE IT!

Very fast shipping, stoked on this overall deal. Thank You Thank You Thank You! (to everyone even remotely involved in making this happen)

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Congrats Dale!

How long till we can expect your beamshots?

Not dark yet, so no need to sit on the edge of my seat, I reckon – Yet!

Thanks Dale,
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hank wrote me that the free royal mail upgrade is not possible for Austria…

DHL would cost extra (he offered generously to split costs) but DHL always goes over customs (which is about 50 to 70 usd on top)

so I had to stick with slow mail aka singpost Sad

can’t wait to get mine!

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I guess that’s what happens when lots of people comment on what a deal this light is in comparison to the competition!

Fortunately I received shipping notification for a stone white S3 3D this morning. Smile

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DBCstm wrote:
Just got my Stone White Meteor!!!! :bigsmile:

It’s not white, it’s a hard anodized natural finish aluminum that looks bead blasted maybe? And it’s freaking gorgeous! The XP-L2 S4 2B emitter puts out white light. White. Not blue/white, not green hued, not orange or brown or rose or…… white. PERFECT!

Absolutely LOVE IT!

Very fast shipping, stoked on this overall deal. Thank You Thank You Thank You! (to everyone even remotely involved in making this happen)

Ok now I am even more excited for my stone white meteor. I’d love to see a photo, as it seems every review involves dark grey meteors and other than the pics on Hanks site, I haven’t seen a white one. I’d love to see more photos, as I am sure shipping will take another week or two for me here in Canada.

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mhanlen wrote:
My review will probably be a bit briefer than I normally do, because of this. Can’t say I’ll drop the money on this one, unless I can get it for a decent price. That said, it’s tinier than any 4× 18650 light I own, and it’s also way brighter. By the way, what version of the light is this? Anyone know? Anyone know the specific optic used in it? I want to make sure my review is accurate.

mhanlen, after seeing your review it would be a crime of capitialism if they did not send you one gratis (after they get caught up with demand of course) oh and BTW did they get officially “overwhelmed with demand before or after your review came out?”

very interesting.

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um, guys…. there’s something wrong here. Didn’t Hank say the XP-G2 S4 2B made like 6900 lumens? Actually it says it right on the box. BUT, I just got a 23,100 meter reading in my light box, which translates out to 7,969.5 lumens! 4 new Efest Purple 35A button tops on board. Rested, not even freshly charged.

The box says it’s XP-G2 S4 2B at 5700K, and that’s what the beam tint looks like to me as well. Interesting. Surprising. Very pleasantly so…

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Dale, are you serious?

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Ronin42 wrote:
mhanlen wrote:
My review will probably be a bit briefer than I normally do, because of this. Can’t say I’ll drop the money on this one, unless I can get it for a decent price. That said, it’s tinier than any 4× 18650 light I own, and it’s also way brighter. By the way, what version of the light is this? Anyone know? Anyone know the specific optic used in it? I want to make sure my review is accurate.

mhanlen, after seeing your review it would be a crime of capitialism if they did not send you one gratis (after they get caught up with demand of course) oh and BTW did they get officially “overwhelmed with demand before or after your review came out?”

very interesting.

Let’s just say it’ll be a while before I get my very own.

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Random question: I have 4 of these batteries kicking around…how would they handle this application (meteor)? Thanks to anyone who can help answer!

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1455000

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mizjif wrote:
Random question: I have 4 of these batteries kicking around…how would they handle this application (meteor)? Thanks to anyone who can help answer!

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1455000

I have a set of those same batteries and they would probably work from an amperage point of view, but the flat top would be problem in this light. I ended up ordering 4 these Acebeam batteries from Bangood. http://www.banggood.com/AceBeam-MRC18650H-250A-LG-18650HE2-20A-2500mAh-R...

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i asked neal yesterday for a set-of-4 price…

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The quirky quotes below are from post #521

It Allows, Lantern loves calibrated in Turbo, just remember that, Strange Behavior, Periodically Crawls, ate much food, audible beep periodically slips, a smooth appearance and disappearance – a normal situation, but sooner or later begin to operate in the supervisor microcontroller hardware throwing program voltage, fear strikes the back of the lamp, Lantern evaluate the possibility of such batteries and allows . Pay attention to him, and not on the maximum current stated by the manufacturer of the battery

This sentence sounds like somthing from Alice in wonderland, “Neat ate an audible beep periodically slips with a smooth appearance and disappearance – a normal situation.” What exactly does that mean?

Appearently the lamp is designed for batteries (read protected) that are not powerful enough for the lamp?

From #521
14 quick clicks + clamping calibrates the sensor. During calibration, temperature sensor temperature torch body must be leveled room temperature (25 ° C). The program allows the deviation of the temperature sensor from the typical value at ± 16 ° C. Successful calibration is accompanied by a double flash lamp and a green flash backlight button. If the temperature sensor readings are outside the allowed values – the rejection of the calibration will be accompanied by a single flash lamp and flash the red button illumination.

Lantern loves calibrated in Turbo, just remember that. Prolonged operation at low currents can upset the model due to the low quality of incoming information that will lead to strange behavior when trying to rapidly enable maximum power. Due to extremely low native resolution PWM is used in the M43 microcontroller (5 bits) density-pulse-width expansion periodically crawls in the audible range, and the lantern may occasionally ate much food on the high frequency, Repeated attempts are allowed it to include, but sooner or later begin to operate in the supervisor microcontroller hardware throwing program voltage of about 2,7V. Below this value, the battery discharge does not happen.

The design of the lamp is designed for protected batteries, so to have to stretch the spring force, and fear strikes the back of the lamp, which is why the batteries their weight can spring back to its original state.

The problem with protected batteries is that they are not powerful enough for the lamp, so it makes sense to refine power cells themselves. However, not all require the maximum brightness. Weak batteries have a high capacity *(currently 3400mAh, against 2000 in … 2500mAh power) and allow a half-fold increase in working hours flashlight to frequently used modes. Lantern evaluate the possibility of such batteries and allows the use of a turbo without overloading it, so the use of weak batteries is allowed and does not lead to unreliable operation. And unlike they often have power and protection, and button-top.

The program evaluates the load carrying capacity of its battery internal resistance, allowing the voltage dips in all chains (including spring lamp housing, contacts, etc.) to 0,5V. Resistance chains of the lamp, according to the terminal (see. “Terminal Mode”), about 4 mOhm, and the maximum supply current – 30A. Accordingly, the maximum internal resistance of the battery – (0.5V / 30A-0,004) * 4 = 0.05 Ohm. That this option is important when choosing batteries. Pay attention to him, and not on the maximum current stated by the manufacturer of the battery. This market value is not always the reality. Especially at Panasonic.

The overall efficiency of the inverter, as well as the amount of capacity to effectively use the battery depends on the discharge characteristics of the battery. Choose batteries with the highest average voltage (3,7V and above), as at higher voltages, the driver operates efficiently.

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kwarwick wrote:
mizjif wrote:
Random question: I have 4 of these batteries kicking around…how would they handle this application (meteor)? Thanks to anyone who can help answer!

https://www.fasttech.com/p/1455000

I have a set of those same batteries and they would probably work from an amperage point of view, but the flat top would be problem in this light. I ended up ordering 4 these Acebeam batteries from Bangood. http://www.banggood.com/AceBeam-MRC18650H-250A-LG-18650HE2-20A-2500mAh-R...

Ok based on post #521. Meteor M43 is not the type or model of lamp but must be “His” name! Maybe he thinks he’s a god?

so it looks like Meteor likes up to 30A cells but will reward greater mAh with longer run times. And it also seems He is a bit conflicted about eating protected cells or not? Wink

and we should pay attention to his preferences “maximum supply current – 30A. Accordingly, the maximum internal resistance of the battery – (0.5V / 30A-0,004) * 4 = 0.05 Ohm”

The design of the lamp is designed for protected batteries, so to have to stretch the spring force, and fear strikes the back of the lamp, which is why the batteries their weight can spring back to its original state.

The problem with protected batteries is that they are not powerful enough for the lamp, so it makes sense to refine power cells themselves. However, not all require the maximum brightness. Weak batteries have a high capacity *(currently 3400mAh, against 2000 in … 2500mAh power) and allow a half-fold increase in working hours flashlight to frequently used modes. Lantern evaluate the possibility of such batteries and allows the use of a turbo without overloading it, so the use of weak batteries is allowed and does not lead to unreliable operation. And unlike they often have power and protection, and button-top.

The program evaluates the load carrying capacity of its battery internal resistance, allowing the voltage dips in all chains (including spring lamp housing, contacts, etc.) to 0,5V. Resistance chains of the lamp, according to the terminal (see. “Terminal Mode”), about 4 mOhm, and the maximum supply current – 30A. Accordingly, the maximum internal resistance of the battery – (0.5V / 30A-0,004) * 4 = 0.05 Ohm. That this option is important when choosing batteries. Pay attention to him, and not on the maximum current stated by the manufacturer of the battery. This market value is not always the reality. Especially at Panasonic.

The overall efficiency of the inverter, as well as the amount of capacity to effectively use the battery depends on the discharge characteristics of the battery. Choose batteries with the highest average voltage (3,7V and above), as at higher voltages, the driver operates efficiently.”

(“It’s good that most people can’t remember their previous lives. Otherwise
things would be a lot more complicated than they already are.”
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Heart of Texas, ground zero Meteor M43 in Stone White with XP-G2 S4 2B emitters.

These are all 4 stacked 21MP images, there might be some area’s of non-clarity, Photoshop CS5’s fault, sorry.

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On that last photo, the stacking effect is pretty clear… I can see exactly where the exposures transition to each other. How close did you have to get the camera to get that much detail? How far open was the aperture to have such a narrow depth of focus?

I think I’d have to get a dark grey model just so it wouldn’t look dirty all the time. White shows every little speck of dust.

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I actually backed off, it’s not 1:1

I’ll grab a quick single frame….

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2 images, each a single shot, one at f/2.8 the other at f/16. Quick conversion from RAW to JPEG in Lightroom 5. Zero Photoshopping. The 100mm Macro Hybrid IS lens was about 4 inches from the light. Sensor plane approx 11” from the light. Diffraction starts at around f/11. The full frame sensor on the 5DMkII adds to the shallow depth of field.

I must be getting seriously old, difficult to concentrate with my 7 yr old behind me going on and on about iron golems and such…

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Price just increased and light won’t be delivered for at least a month. This light is getting less and less appealing. Sad

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Sorry to go on a tangent about the photo quality… it’s just that the amount of detail in those photos is kind of amazing.

Also, it’s very interesting to see the difference in exposures between the wide and narrow apertures. The narrow one has a much deeper focus plane but appears somewhat blurry throughout… and the wide aperture exposure is incredibly sharp but only like a millimeter thick. I’m amazed you can focus so tight that only a single column of knurling is clear.

I have a cheap camera with a small eye, so I don’t get to play with this sort of thing.

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Nice light you lucky dog! Ordered mine on the 23rd of last month. Hope I get it soon. But I’ve been practicing the art of patience, but I can not hold out forever, and your photos don’t help one little bit!

Hey Babe, check out my new light!!

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For this Meteor anything less than $400 I would not even take a second notice to. This flashlight is being offered cheeeeeap! What a gem that probably will only be released for a short while, probably never to be available again, and if it is will re-emerge at a much much higher price.

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They should  keep the higher price till they start selling again.. people on the fence  surely jump when it drops back...psychology Wink

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Smart thinking....

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jhalb wrote:

For this Meteor anything less than $400 I would not even take a second notice to. This flashlight is being offered cheeeeeap! What a gem that probably will only be released for a short while, probably never to be available again, and if it is will re-emerge at a much much higher price.


$400!!!!
Oops I think I accidentally logged on to the other place Wink
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Well, all I can tell you is someone with a really good heart decided to sell these for that initial price offering. Getting >Ferrari F50 for < Chevrolet Volt pricing..

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why only raise it $20? Is he testing the waters?

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saypat wrote:
why only raise it $20? Is he testing the waters?

Probably because he realized he was selling them for cost or less..

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