Sold Out! O-L Modified Maglites 2D W/3-up XHP50, FET, cosmetics, BEAM SHOTS NOW

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Sold Out! O-L Modified Maglites 2D W/3-up XHP50, FET, cosmetics, BEAM SHOTS NOW

For all the buyers, The lights have all shipped. Thank you and I will be out of pocket starting Tuesday the 17th, so if you have issues, you will have to wait till I am back to where I can do anything. It's been predicted by the doctors that it might take from 6 weeks to 6 months to be at that point, so I may have to find a source for any problem lights, for repairs, in the form of a member here, but if you bear with me, any issues will be resolved in time.

 

 

Sold Out already! Thank you all so much! I will keep this thread updated as the lights get finished up.

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Git 'er Done!!

 

 

 

 

I am in the process of finishing a very small run of Maglites, to sell. I should be able to have them up for sale in a week, if things go right. Of course lately, that statement would be laughable.

These six lights are 2D Maglites and they will run 3x XHP50 leds on DTC mcpcbs, on a copper heat sink plate, with an aluminum heat sink below that. The driver is a Mtn. Electronics FET driver with the standard FET firmware. The reflectors are SRK reflectors and the lenses are coated glass. The reflectors are OP and the leds domes are slightly frosted, to loose the + mark from these four die leds. They will be lights with a large hot spot and plenty of lumens. The switch will be momentary. The body will be able to hold 2x26650 or 2x18650 Li-ion cells. 

The cosmetics have been done by DB Custom. I am no longer able to do the hand work I used to do. I don't have the strength to sit and work for more than a few minutes at a time, so I let Dale do the cut rings in the heads and bodies. The rest I am doing myself, a little at a time.

I feel fairly certain that this is the last run of these 2D 3-up Maglites that I will ever produce. These lights will have laser engraving on the bodies, with my logo and they will be numbered. #1 of 6, etc.   The number 3 is already taken, so now there are only five to sell and they aren't even ready yet. The logo will look something like this:

Old-Lumens Lights

   Triple 50

   #1 of 6

 

Here are a couple photos:

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If you want to buy one now, without beam shots or the rest of the details, or an exact final price, then here's how you need to do it:

  • Post here that you want to commit to buy one.
  • Post what number you want. I have the following numbers for purchase: #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7.
  • PM me and confirm that you will buy the light.
  • FINAL PRICE IS $185 with an additional $15 for International. AS OF 05/12/2016  Thank You  

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Lights will be assembled Thursday evening and ready to ship on Friday. I have contacted the buyers, so it's a done deal!

 Beam Shots tonight after 10PM CST

Thanks again,

Justin

 

 

OMG Beam Shots

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The last one was stopped down, to see the beam. No artifacts to speak of. Just a really big and really bright beam.

 

133,000 Lux at 1 meter

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I will take #1. I am normally not a big fan of maglites but I have a few Old-Lumens XHP50/XHP70 lights and they are all great.

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All the best for the sale OL. These are sweet looking at l have no doubt will be amazing performers.

 

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

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These will punch out serious lumens. Any idea, OL, of the final number ? I cannot afford one, but I’m very interested to keep watching this post though.

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These will punch out serious lumens. Any idea, OL, of the final number ?.
Not till I do some amp draws and then I can guesstimate off that. If I use a conservative 2500 lumens per led, then 7500 lumens isn't too far off, but it will be a large floody beam, with the small SRK reflectors.

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Man I’ve been waiting for RMM’s Mega M6 and now this comes along.

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HereAgainAgain wrote:
These will punch out serious lumens. Any idea, OL, of the final number ?.
Not till I do some amp draws and then I can guesstimate off that. If I use a conservative 2500 lumens per led, then 7500 lumens isn’t too far off, but it will be a large floody beam, with the small SRK reflectors.

Cripes. That’s awesome.

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I’ll take #6

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I’ll take #2.

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I’ll take lucky number 4 because we know 2 and 3 aren’t.

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Looks like lucky #5 is the only one not claimed. thank you all so very much and I will update as things progress with them.

 

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I will be honored to take #5 then!

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God, if only there was a seventh…. So in love with this one. A masterpiece, really! Perfect work OL!

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Sold Out already! Thank you all so much! I will keep this thread updated as the lights get finished up.

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First testing with the 3-ups shows about 4.5 amps per led with Efest purple 18650 cells, so not too shabby and that's with fairly long and thin test leads. Hopeful it will put out about 9000 lumens from the leds, with the short thick wires in the builds and good 26650 cells, but less lumens OTF with the stippled reflectors and lightly frosted domes. Maybe 7500 OTF, just a SWAG.

In other words, respectable, with a large floody hot spot.

 

That's all for now. Still waiting for the lights to come back from engraving.

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This sounds fantastic, thanks for the update.

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Epic, truly epic work! I know it’s been said before, but You ARE The Man! Big Smile

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…now i wonder if this device will be allowed in my country? – lol Big Smile

Thanks for the update Justin.
Keep up the good work.

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Pat, have you not seen a light of this caliber in action? If not, then you have more than a few giggling schoolgirl moments in store! Big Smile

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Thanks for the heads up, that is good news Old lumens.
There will be some giggly school girl moments indeed!
Looking at the pics I see 7 bezels. Who gets lucky number 7?

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Solar, have you ever tried to build as many as 6 duplicated custom lights? When you’re a small guy like us, things have a way of going wrong. So I bought an extra Maglite and dressed it so Justin would have the parts needed in case something happened. Hence, the 7 bezels.

I was wanting to be greedy and have an option on that 7th light if it wasn’t needed, but have since opted out in favor of Justin doing what works out best for him. I’m not perfect, my machining is elementary (having only started in Sept of last year, although I do TRY for perfection it’s fleeting) and so the thought process was to allow culling, if necessary, on the parts.

Making a run of 6 custom lights is not an easy thing to pull off. (Difficult enough to complete one!) Justin is well known as the MagLite Guru around here, so if anyone can do it, well, this project is certainly in the right hands!

Edit: Y’all all know I talk to much already anyway, so I just want to add something. This project has some kind of blessing on it already. How do I know that? Because I have had a great deal of difficulty with the part-off tool and this lathe. Cutting the fins, precisely and to the same depth, is not something I’ve had much luck with (I have had enough trouble parting off that I typically use a hack saw and then clean up the part with a face cut.) But those 5 cuts, in 7 lights, went exceptionally well on this occasion and so I can say, without hesitation, there’s definitely something special going on here! Wink

I might also add, that it’s because of Justin and his challenges that I’m able to do most any of this anyway. I am not a machinist, but I took a 70 yr old high speed steel planer blade and ground a profile onto it to make cuts in these lights, specifically for Justin’s request. And it worked, beautifully! Blessed, I’m telling you this project is Blessed! Y’all are some seriously lucky folks that get these lights…

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I certainly feel lucky to be involved, both for the performance potential of the light and for the names involved in building it. I’m pretty handy myself but there’s just something about being able to support other people’s enjoyment of the hobby that I find really rewarding, so I consider myself very lucky to be included in this one.

One question though — I just realized I don’t even own two 26650 cells. I’ve got one, but its in use in another light and I prefer to buy new matched sets for multi-cell lights anyway. So how about a recommendation? I strongly prefer to buy my batteries from US-based sources, so what would you guys recommend from either mtnelectronics or illumn.com? Performance is primary consideration, runtimes come second. Price isn’t an issue.

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Pick up a couple of the extremely high capacity Trustfire 32650’s from Richard at mtnelectronics.com They’re 6000mAh and they deliver more current than 26650’s in a couple of fat lights I’ve tested. For example, 3 Efest 26650’s in the 4200mAh capacity in my modified TR-J20 fell over 600 lumens shy of what the 32650’s give. And with that capacity, it’s a no brainer in these lights!

Edit: It might require a small modification at the tail cap to use 2 of those, just remembered that. The 32650’s are longer than “D” cells, as such the tail cap might need to have the very outer diameter bored slightly to allow the cell to fit inside the tail cap, and the spring moved to the bottom of the tail cap instead of sitting on that shelf. I should have thought about that and asked Justin if he wanted me to make that mod while they were here. I can still do it of course, we’re not that far apart both being in Texas… totally up to him.

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Yeah, cause Texas is a small little place… Smile

I have no idea how close you two are and wouldn’t ask for anything special, so I’ll leave that up to you two. The stock tailcap is fine with me but I have no tools to machine it out, so I’ll still need that 26650 recommendation if it’s coming that way please.

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Efest 4200mAh Dark purple cell. Basen. King Kong Gold in 4000mAh capacity. I find the Basen and Efest 4200 to be directly comparable and top of the heap, although there’s more controversy around the Basen.

Have a look at imrbatteries.com, they’re Houston, Texas based and have great prices and a goodly amount of stock on hand in quite a few options.

Edit: And of course they’re currently out of stock on that 4200mAh Efest! Ugh. Richard at mtnelectronics.com would be my next place to visit, followed by illumn.com if need be.

EditII: Well yeah, relativity being a matter of perspective… 3 hours is comparatively close around these parts. Wink

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One question though -- I just realized I don't even own two 26650 cells. I've got one, but its in use in another light and I prefer to buy new matched sets for multi-cell lights anyway. So how about a recommendation? I _strongly_ prefer to buy my batteries from US-based sources, so what would you guys recommend from either mtnelectronics or illumn.com? Performance is primary consideration, runtimes come second. Price isn't an issue.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_108&product_id=628

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_108&product_id=354

 

Most of the higher capacity cells do not make the higher drain needed. It's either high capacity, or high drain and you need high drain, to see the full brightness of the light. They weren't designed for long run times, unless you just simply run them on lower modes. If you run only lower modes, then these would be higher capacity, for longer run times.

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_10...

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_10...

 

 

 

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Dale, I can barely make one of anything right the first time so I can appreciate the hard work going into these lights. I’m sure you guys did a exceptional job putting these together, that’s why I wanted one.
I just ordered 2 of these. 26650
They seem decent with a good review. Of course the Efest and King Kongs are out of stock.

Thanks guys!!
Chris

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Looking at the pics I see 7 bezels. Who gets lucky number 7?
There are 7 lights. The 7th was to go to Dale, but he opted to let me sell it, for the money, since there are so many bills right now. The 7th member was the next in line who wanted one, but they were all gone. Easyrr

So, the lights will show 7 instead of 6. 

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So, not to be a nuisance or troublemaker, but I picked 6 so I’d have the last one — 6 of 6, plus I like the symmetry. It’s not a big deal, kinda silly really, but if Easyrr is willing I’d like to trade with him. Let him have 6 and I’d like 7 of 7.

Please.

But if not it’s okay. No hard feelings.

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So, not to be a nuisance or troublemaker, but I picked 6 so I'd have the last one -- 6 of 6, plus I like the symmetry. It's not a big deal, kinda silly really, but if Easyrr is willing I'd like to trade with him. Let him have 6 and I'd like 7 of 7. Please. But if not it's okay. No hard feelings.

Just send him a PM and work it out and let me know by Friday, because I will be shipping everything on Saturday. Sorry if it was a big deal, I never thought about that.

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@ emarkd - You can have #7.

 

 

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