Emisar D1 / D1S review

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Myers wrote:
Any info when will be D1S available on intl-outdoor? And something else colors in the future?

Here it is Thumbs Up

http://intl-outdoor.com/emisar-d1s-thrower-p-926.html

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DrDevil wrote:
Myers wrote:
Any info when will be D1S available on intl-outdoor? And something else colors in the future?

Here it is Thumbs Up

http://intl-outdoor.com/emisar-d1s-thrower-p-926.html

$40… What a bargain… Big Smile

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hIKARInoob wrote:
DrDevil wrote:
Myers wrote:
Any info when will be D1S available on intl-outdoor? And something else colors in the future?

Here it is Thumbs Up

http://intl-outdoor.com/emisar-d1s-thrower-p-926.html

$40… What a bargain… Big Smile

I’ll be ordering one when Richard from Mountain Electronics get’s them in. BTW, my Cyan D4 is being delivered today Smile

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How much would a domed emitter change the beam profile of the D1?

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Larger more defined hot spot, somewhat less spill.

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My Emisar D1S arrived in the US today, just 12 days after ordering it via Neal’s Deals on M4D M4X’s site.

In short, I love it! Love Here’s a family photo with a D4 and D1.

I prefer the smooth finish of the earlier Emisars, but the new matte finish isn’t unattractive or unpleasant to handle.

I opened it immediately to swap in ToyKeeper’s awesome Andúril UI. The D1S is my 8th light running Andúril. Party

The driver fits tightly, but is not glued. I desoldered the emitter’s wires and pushed the driver out from that side.

The switch PCB’s wires are long enough to access the driver without issue.

Here’s a hotspot comparison of the D1 and D1S at 6 feet (1.83 meters) from a wall. Both are 5000K XP-L HI V2 3A.

I hope to share some outdoor beamshots comparing the D1S to a few other lights soon.

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Sweet! Hoping to see mine by tomorrow.

I’ve been really disappointed with the new Emisar finish so far, aside from feeling cheap and unpleasant to me, it flakes off too easily. I have a D1 with the original finish and it is flawless despite much harder use.

Thanks for the beamshot comparison, looks pretty promising.

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Did you receive any shipping or communication about it being shipped?

I have no problem waiting Innocent Just knowing something is eventually coming would be nice LOL
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goshdogit, that’s a really good beamshot / hotspot comparison. The PCB pic also reminds me I still haven’t taken mine apart to get pics and reflash it…

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Did you receive any shipping or communication about it being shipped?
I didn’t get a shipping notice or tracking number, just an order confirmation email. I didn’t notice that at the end of the message, it instructed to reply back with my phone number.

Neal sent me another email a few days later asking again for my phone number, but I didn’t see it for several days because it went to my spam folder.

The D1S got here only 7 days after I replied to the second message with my phone number, so I wonder if Neal sent the light before I replied. Oddly, there are no dates on either of the shipping labels.

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Cool, thanks. Just wondering, first time ordering anything through m4d m4x/Neal. Will order more things in the future.

I also received and replied back to the same phone number email.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
that’s a really good beamshot / hotspot comparison
When I first shined the D1 and D1S at a wall, for a moment I thought I had picked up the D4!

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The PCB pic also reminds me I still haven’t taken mine apart to get pics and reflash it
Whaaat?! Big Smile
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goshdogit wrote:
xCentrino wrote:
Did you receive any shipping or communication about it being shipped?
I didn’t get a shipping notice or tracking number, just an order confirmation email. I didn’t notice that at the end of the message, it instructed to reply back with my phone number.

Neal sent me another email a few days later asking again for my phone number, but I didn’t see it for several days because it went to my spam folder.

The D1S got here only 7 days after I replied to the second message with my phone number, so I wonder if Neal sent the light before I replied. Oddly, there are no dates on either of the shipping labels.

When I placed my order it gave a date of when it would arrive. I let it go 4 days past (I live in Alaska and somehow it takes a week longer to get priority air mail….) before contacting Neil.

He pulled a tracking number for me and it was here shortly after that.

I did not have any dates on my package either.

give him an email and see what he says and see if he will send a tracking number. I know all orders going forward for me I will pay to have tracking number so I can watch it fly around.

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strayz wrote:
I know all orders going forward for me I will pay to have tracking number so I can watch it fly around sit in customs.

fixed for you.

I’ll include my D1S tracking info so you don’t feel left out. “Send to Chicago 11/08”

Number: LSxxCN
Package Status: In Transit
Destination Country: United States
2017-11-07 02:05 Origin Post is Preparing Shipment, We have received notice that the originating post is preparing to dispatch this mail piece.
2017-11-07 02:05 CHINA, GUANGZHOU EMS, Processed Through Facility
Origin Country: China
2017-11-08 22:42 Guangzhou, leave Guangzhou sent to Guangzhou Express Company
2017-11-08 22:42 Guangzhou, leave Guangzhou and send to Chicago.
2017-11-06 18:42 Guangzhou, Guangzhou Postal Courier logistics Company International Business Branch has received (name of the Collector: Jianbo, Tel: 18818911168)
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Mine arrived from China today!

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goshdogit wrote:
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The PCB pic also reminds me I still haven’t taken mine apart to get pics and reflash it
Whaaat?! Big Smile

Since it requires soldering for each reflash, I’ve been kinda waiting until I go back to tweak thermal regulation again… and I’ve dragged my feet on that because it’s a long and obnoxious process.

My last D4 thermal regulation test showed some pretty annoying oscillation, but perhaps it’d be fine on something with a lower power-to-mass ratio. Perhaps I should flash the D1 as-is and find out.

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Wish these enthusiast lights would create a way to easily re-flash the light. Now that mfg’s have entire lines of fancy lights it makes sense. You want to keep a user in your product line give them a consistent experience from light to light through firmware updates.

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contactcr wrote:
Wish these enthusiast lights would create a way to easily re-flash the light. Now that mfg’s have entire lines of fancy lights it makes sense. You want to keep a user in your product line give them a consistent experience from light to light through firmware updates.

Reflashing by USB would be great!
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Reflashing by USB would be great!

Finding a place to fit a USB port, though, is not so great. Or fitting the internals to handle it.

With a bigger MCU, though, direct USB reflashing is at least possible. Some of the atmega chips support it. They’re a bit overkill for flashlight purposes, but it was nice being able to reflash my keyboard that way.

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ManWithoutShadow wrote:
Pre-order for D1S at Mountain Electronics available now…

DS1 PRE-ORDER…WEEEEEE!!

Just did in grey Smile

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I ordered a grey D1S from Neal and got the same phone number email. That was on the 4th. No word as yet on the light…

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The D1S is a bit odd-looking, TBH.

I can’t quite put my finger on why exactly, but something about its strictly utilitarian minimalist design makes it seem distinctly different than other lights. It’s like it sheds a pretense of being aesthetic in nature and instead is unabashedly functional in an unromantic and frugal kind of way. It has not a single detail which can truly be called fanciful or cosmetic, posh or indulgent. Even the label on its tailcap serves a practical purpose, to indicate make, model, and what it does. Not unlike the first few days of owning a label maker, in which everything in the house receives plain labels like “table”, “door”, or “cat” (sorry about that, Mister Bigglesworth). Its strict adherence to purely pragmatic plain-ness is kind of an aesthetic of its own, like manufactured buildings made entirely of right angles and concrete. Or, more appropriately, like a rocket which consists only of an exhaust cone and a column of fuel.

I kind of like it better in 18350 shorty form, because then it’s even more blatant that it’s mostly just a big reflector with a power source and a shell, and really challenges traditional ideas of what a flashlight is supposed to look like.

It is, regardless, very good at what it does… but “what it does” is not “look pretty on a shelf”. It’s made to be used.

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i ask neal about the mails

i know his gmail sometimes is buggy due to chinese censorship....

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That isn’t entirely true though TK, the fins on the head are conjunctive to the reflector, not the emitter shelf, and as such are more cosmetic than efficient. I like how it follows the form of it’s lesser siblings, enlarged only to serve as a holder for the larger objective: throw.

I may take that a step further and machine a second enlargement to hold a yet larger reflector, somehow it just begs for it. Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
I may take that a step further and machine a second enlargement to hold a yet larger reflector, somehow it just begs for it. Smile

If you do, be sure to get the shorty tube working too. Instead of a tube light, it can be a pyramid light! Or a Towers of Hanoi light.

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Yep, already thought of that too. Wink Could be a de-domed XP-G2 in the future for mine, don’t know yet, have to see it and let it speak to me. Smile

Edit: May even have to re-visit the XP-E2 Torch. Big Smile

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DB Custom wrote:
I ordered a grey D1S from Neal. That was on the 4th. No word as yet on the light…

Same light(& a D4), same color, same date, same update(not yet)

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If you you stand the D1S with the head down it looks not so od.

And a yellow D4 must look like a minion.

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Received my D1s and 2 Aspire 18350 battery’s from Neil today, 12 days to Australia and very well packed.

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gehrmo wrote:
Received my D1s and 2 Aspire 18350 battery’s from Neil today, 12 days to Australia and very well packed.

Beat ya! My D1S just arrived from Neal in 11 days!

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