All sold out: ReyLight Custom,Lumintop Tool AAA Copper. (Driver available)

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emarkd wrote:
Just for clarity's sake, this happened with me on NiMH. I've got a house full of eneloops; no alkalines here. Shouldn't matter though I guess - voltage is voltage.

I agree if it is interpreted as: voltage under load is voltage under load. Hmm, no, could be a bit more complicated, perhaps it actually is the resting voltage that is the trigger to get the driver going...

I'm testing a partly drained AAA-alkaline right now, first number: resting voltage 1.34V, output 0.91 lumen (consistent with 24 hour runtime), the light switches on alright.

edit: next number, resting voltage (10 minutes rest) 1.12V, output 0.58 lumen (consistent with ~60 hour runtime), the light switches on alright.

edit 2: I tried to find the drain level where the light does keeps on working when it has been on, and does not switch on once switched off. It seems that right around 1.0V the light refuses to light up on low, wether you come from switch off, or from the high setting (a mode switch also powers the light off for a moment of course). The fun came when the light had a close to drained alkaline battery. On high setting the voltage drops under 1.0V, so when switched to low the light went out. But with the flashlight in low mode but with the led off, the battery recovered and a few seconds later the low mode started working and stayed on. This could be repeated: switched to high for 10 seconds, change to low, no light, and after some seconds *magic* low started working again.

I let the battery recover as well as possible (flashlight on low setting for 20 minutes) and measured the light: 0.53 lumen. So this failure to switch on starts at about 65 hours in the above runtime graph, which is -roughly estimated- the last 10% of the battery's energy. So it is a pity that this light is not able to light until full drain of the cell (unless you do not switch the light off in between), but I do not see this as a major problem. Also NiMh batteries stay well above 1.0V at all currents up to even much less than 10% energy level.

I do not know of course if other copies of this light stop switching on at a higher voltage as mine.

edit 3: a simple test if it is the mode control chip that is not switching on: with the almost drained battery, and the flashlight on high, I half-pressed the switch three times. The led went out and came on 15 seconds later, as expected. But if the chip has functioned all the time, it would have come on in high setting (three half presses from high =high), instead it came on in low, indicating that the chip started from off again.

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Huray, the boat is moving now.

I'm switching my BLF account into LumenZilla. Thanks!

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Would it be possible to get this driver as a 15mm board?

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Would it be possible to get this driver as a 15mm board?

You could use it floating above a 15mm contact board, the heat produced by this little driver is not that much.

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Paypal sent for 2 drivers. Thanks Rey!

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djozz wrote:

ChibiM wrote:

Would it be possible to get this driver as a 15mm board?

You could use it floating above a 15mm contact board, the heat produced by this little driver is not that much.

Yep. That’s exactly what I did.

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Anybody else tried a 10440 in this light? I know the instructions given to us say it could burn out the regulator and leave you with a direct-drive light, but did anyone else try it anyway?

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Thank you! All sold out!

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Thank you Rey and glad this GB worked out so well! Beer

And here is little something I hope you will make affordable to us in the future. :bigsmile:

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vulpes wrote:
Thank you Rey and glad this GB worked out so well! Beer

And here is little something I hope you will make affordable to us in the future. :bigsmile:


WOW!!! Love
I like it.
Depending on the price…

If anything can go wrong, it will.
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value.

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Nice!!!

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But please in AA format (as well)!

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vulpes wrote:
Thank you Rey and glad this GB worked out so well! Beer

And here is little something I hope you will make affordable to us in the future. :bigsmile:

Would be super dope if there’s a tritium slot on its tailcap.
But it will make magnet contact less strong (because thicker tail cap).
But will make it look more fantastic.

I'm switching my BLF account into LumenZilla. Thanks!

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Looks like a AAA.   All the people are going to have a holiday for Chinese New Year, maybe in late Feb, we can do a GB on this one.

Edit: Shame there is no slot for any trit.

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So what happened to the switch? Is this version a twisty? That would imply that the major claim to fame of the Tool is lost.

(edit: this must be a version of the Tool Magnet, indeed a twisty)

(edit2: no twisty, see gunga's post below)

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They claim it’s a metal electronic switch. I want one bad!

http://www.lumintop.com/tool-ti.html

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Wooaahhhhh now that’s what I’m talking about! I would definitely grab a few of those.

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...but that annoying mode order again Tired

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But Rey could organise for a different mode order as part of a group buy.

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But Rey could organise for a different mode order as part of a group buy.

+moon. In!

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Did this just turn into an interest list? I’m in, too!

Really, the driver’s already done. Just put the one from this group buy into that titanium light and I’m ordering it. Or rework it again. The only thing I think it really needs is better 4v support. I’d take it either way.

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emarkd wrote:
Did this just turn into an interest list? I'm in, too! Really, the driver's already done. Just put the one from this group buy into that titanium light and I'm ordering it. Or rework it again. The only thing I think it really needs is better 4v support. I'd take it either way.

I'm afraid it is a different driver, as I understand this light uses an e-switch.

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djozz wrote:
I’m afraid it is a different driver, as I understand this light uses an e-switch.

Ah. I missed that detail. I like it though, kinda makes me want it even more. Come on Rey, lets have this one fixed, too!

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Additional deep carry clip will also great.

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Yes! The clip could use an update.

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+ 1 for a deep carry clip… Made of titanium….

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I like my copper ReyLight a lot. I kinda regret not buying a second one. The driver is excellent. The “moon” mode is absolutely perfect.

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I received mine, today. It’s beautiful!

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bugsy wrote:
I like my copper ReyLight a lot. I kinda regret not buying a second one. The driver is excellent. The “moon” mode is absolutely perfect.

I know exactly what you mean. This little thing is great and has hardly left my pocket since I got it. I couldn’t snag another light, but I did buy an extra couple of drivers just for repair purposes. The copper ReyLight is awesome.

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Your light is absolutely beautiful, thank you Rey.
It arrived perfect, the packaging was just awesome.
I kind of wish I would have gotten two and still looking at your titanium put money is really low at the moment.
Thank You Rey..!!
By the way that factory Worm is just a worm and doesn’t even deserve to be in that family photo, ha

I made this post longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.

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