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Well, de-anodizing in drain cleaner maybe ?
It will give you the naked alu finish, that you could re-anodizing in clear maybe ?

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I wonder if buffing would work, if so… with what?

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You can try car polish on the tailcap?

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Quick question,

Bezel > o-ring > glass

or

bezel > glass > o-ring

Took the head/bezel off and glass fell out before seeing how it was on. Luckily on op my extended mouse/keyboard pad.

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xCentrino wrote:
Quick question,

Bezel > o-ring > glass

or

bezel > glass > o-ring

My D1 and D1S are bezel, o-ring, glass.

What are you doing with yours while it’s apart?

I opened mine to reflash it with ToyKeeper’s Andúril firmware. Party

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Edit: Just lightly tapped my D1S against my Q8. The finish nicked off, my camera blows, but to the eye you can easily see the metal/alum shine thru. I would think brake/drain cleaner would melt this right off.

Should I strip the bezel, for science ?

Thank you, The o-ring stuck to the glass, just didn’t what way to put it back Facepalm

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What are you doing with yours while it’s apart?

I opened mine to reflash it with TK’s Andúril firmware. Party

Just looking at it, I’m lame Big Smile

It’s perfect as is in the momentary mode

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xCentrino wrote:
Should I strip the bezel, for science ?
Yes! Do it for “flashlight science,” as mhanlen says. Big Smile
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I used the Easy Off oven cleaner method, Soaked about 15-20 minutes. No sanding or buffing/polishing done. I like how it turned out, Don’t think I’ll try polishing it.
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Wow! I just may try something like that.

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Does anyone have beam shots of the d1s? Youtube dont havere any reviews of the light

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contigo wrote:
Does anyone have beam shots of the d1s?
I posted some a few pages back.
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There are beamshots in my review – link in my signature!

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Got my D1S today, really neat light, beam profile is excellent! Smile Finish is superb, very equal application and yes, a little on the rough side which aids grip so I’m not concerned with that aspect. The AR coating is like gold or something, pretty cool there too.

Got really cold last night, so this light is frigid out of the box! LOL (got down to 25º, wicked cold for this old Texan)

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No sense in messing around, right? So my new D1S now has Anduril and an Vishay SIR404DP MOSFET. Without changing the wires or bypassing springs it’s doing 1560 lumens in Turbo level. Smile Me Likey! Big Smile

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My hands feel dirty after I put it down. Anyone know what type of clear paint to try?

I think I mentioned it previously, but you might try clear Plasti-Dip. It would let the color show through, and be 100% removable.
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So, last night I put an XP-L2 in my new D1S and it was making good lumens but the spot was large and had a yellow corona. This morning I sliced the XP-L2 and it tightened it up, but the corona was still ugly. So I diced the phosphor off the sides leaving it looking a lot like an XP-L HI, the corona cleared up nicely. It’s pulling 7.98A from a 30Q, doing 2021 lumens with a 118.75Kcd. Pretty neat light! Lightning bursts are impressive and candlelight works beautifully, think I’ll keep it. Wink

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Thank you for the beam shots!

This is indeed a very intriguing light, more throw but less floody compared to the D4.

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I’m nuts, (as in I have too many lights!), but at $40.00 I couldn’t pass up getting a D1. Looks like one of the best 18650 lights ever especially for the price. It was great that mtnelectronics carries them.

Can anyone tell me if the D1 accepts BOTH flat top and button top 18650’s?

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Button top should barely fit. Protected cells likely won’t fit at all. Unprotected flat top is recommended.

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Thank you ToyKeeper and thanks for a great review!

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Gebe wrote:
I’m nuts, (as in I have too many lights!), but at $40.00 I couldn’t pass up getting a D1. Looks like one of the best 18650 lights ever especially for the price. It was great that mtnelectronics carries them.

Can anyone tell me if the D1 accepts BOTH flat top and button top 18650’s?

Stick with flat tops. I have some button top MH1s that just barely fit in my D1, but my button top MJ1s don’t fit at all. Protected cells won’t fit and won’t meet the current needs.

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I did spring bypasses in my D1S and it stiffened up the springs to the point that the flat top 30Q was a problem. So I simply removed the driver spring and solder blobbed it. Works great now. Enjoyed the candlelight mode quite a lot last night. Big Smile

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Dare we ask what you were doing under candle light?

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You mightn’t need to ask… Wink

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Thetasigma wrote:
Gebe wrote:
I’m nuts, (as in I have too many lights!), but at $40.00 I couldn’t pass up getting a D1. Looks like one of the best 18650 lights ever especially for the price. It was great that mtnelectronics carries them.

Can anyone tell me if the D1 accepts BOTH flat top and button top 18650’s?

Stick with flat tops. I have some button top MH1s that just barely fit in my D1, but my button top MJ1s don’t fit at all. Protected cells won’t fit and won’t meet the current needs.

Thanks to you too Thetasigma. Even though I have plenty of spare 18650’s, I realized all of them are protected cells except for two cheapie lower capacity unprotected flat tops. This light deserves better so I ordered two new Efest 3000 mAh cells from Ebay at a great price to be used exclusively in the D1.

I had checked with Richard at mtnelectronics but he was out of them. The seller on Ebay lists the Efest cells as the new version cells and calls them Li-MN instead of Li-ion. Whats that all about? I’ve never heard of Li-MN. Typo or what?

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Some time back Powerizer made a 26650 that was Li-Ni-Mn-Co and really rocked, the later tech is Li-NiMn in chemical construction and as safe as they been able to make them as far as I know. They might vent but are highly unlikely to explode.

From Battery University

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Very interesting! Thanks for that Dale. I never realized there were so many Li-ion chemistries. Looks like the Li-MN should be fine.

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Got mine (D1Svn) yesterday and that darn Olson Black is frikkin’ awesome! Moonlight throws more than 200 feet. My yard isn’t even close to big enough to let this light shine. Gonna have to take to the river!
Love the dry finish on the black D1S. Very dry feeling and you can hold on to the thing quite well. Never got hot but with 650 lumens it prolly wasn’t going to.
I thought my D1 threw pretty well, well the Olson makes it look like a AA Maglite! Can’t wait to try it with the Giggles GT when it comes.

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D1S thrower has one major flaw: no tail switch

its the thrower that we miss : 50mm head range, p30 looking but has a better reflector, great UI….yet, the lack of a tail switch nukes everything

I asked Hank to redesign it, hoping he will….it will be a hell of a torch with a tail switch!

P.S

It gives 200k candelas and 2.2 lumens with Sst40 folks.

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Mitko wrote:
D1S thrower has one major flaw: no tail switch

its the thrower that we miss : 50mm head range, p30 looking but has a better reflector, great UI….yet, the lack of a tail switch nukes everything

I asked Hank to redesign it, hoping he will….it will be a hell of a torch with a tail switch!

P.S

It gives 200k candelas and 2.2 lumens with Sst40 folks.


Different people, different needs, I consider the lack of tail switch an important feature.

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