Copper Slide Lantern Flashlight

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Copper Slide Lantern Flashlight

Another wee hand made prototype made from some copper tubes and other stuff I had in the spare parts box Cool 

kiriba-ru was kind enough to send me some copper tubes and optics last year to make something with of my choosing so I made this dual purpose flashlight/ lantern Beer 

The front emitter is a Nichia 319A SM503 and the lantern part has two opposing XM-L2 emitters of unknown specification.

The pill is a filed down brass P60 base and the driver is from an ultrafire mini cob flashlight with cap pencil fix so always starts on high.

Modes are high, low, lantern then lantern beacon.

Nichia 319A SM503 Front emitter

20mm diffused spot TIR

2 x XM-L2 3C? Lantern emitters

18350 1100mAh protected cell

Reverse clicky tail switch

GITD behind optic & switch

Micro USB charging

Copper & Brass construction

Internal hanging loop

Length – 130 - 150 mm
Width – 21 mm

Weight - 155gm

Front – 364 lm / 106lm

Lantern - 300 lm

I have left most of the working marks and only lightly polished the light.

The mechanism is a friction slide.

The tail has a copper loop built in for hanging made from 2.5mm copper wire.

Built in micro USB charging with red & green indicators via a ME4056 tiny charge board, there is more info on these in vwpieces thread.

Some build pictures of the lantern section.

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Edited by: CRX on 02/09/2018 - 15:34
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stunning! You must have a notebook with all kinds of designs and ideas. just amazing.

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Oh wow…awesome mind-boggling build Thumbs Up

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FPV wrote:
stunning! You must have a notebook with all kinds of designs and ideas. just amazing.

Thanks mate. No notes, I just sit with the materials I have and think about it for a while then start building and see what happens Wink

Slayer1 wrote:
Oh wow…awesome mind-boggling build Thumbs Up
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WOW, Very Nice.
That folding loop fits perfect in the tail, rechargeable is sweet Big Smile Thumbs Up
Gonna wet sand/frost the lantern lense?
What did ya use for battery.
Curious if you did anything to the charge board to change current or anything else. Charge indicators?

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Wow. All of your custom flashlights are amazing!

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This light is a beauty!

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Another piece of art from the master !
The combination of flashlight and lantern surely has already been made, but yours is of course way more stylish Smile

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Amazing amount of features

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Just plain crazy. Smile

 

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Shocked Shocked Shocked This is pure beauty !!! Incredible work CRX Blushing
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Very cool Thumbs Up

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Thumbs Up CRX And to imagine you basically made the host from plumbing pipe and a tubing cutter. Nice.
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Beautiful workmanship.

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That is beautiful.. Thumbs Up

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Another awesome light CRX! I like looking at your pics to try to figure out how you did it.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Thanks for the comments guys Beer

vwpieces wrote:

Gonna wet sand/frost the lantern lense?

What did ya use for battery.

Curious if you did anything to the charge board to change current or anything else. Charge indicators?

I might do later but like the way it looks just now.
Aspire 1100mAh cell with protection circuit.
I left the charger board at stock current and potted it with UV glue to carry the indicator lights to the external shell.

NeutralFan wrote:
I like looking at your pics to try to figure out how you did it.
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Bravo !

What I do

 

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Really nice build, great work Thumbs Up Beer Beer

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Just awesome.

Did you take inspiration from other work or is this completely from the mind of the maker?

Andy.

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Another stunner, great build CRX.

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This was a sort of combination of things. I had considered previously to make a light with opposing LED’s like that and when I saw this cheap flashlight it gave me the idea to make a dual lantern/ flashlight with a pre made driver.
I also wanted to put to use the copper tubes I was kindly sent.

There are similar designs to this already out there, I doubt any new design is really “new” these days though I do try LOL

I had made the carbon fibre extending cob lantern a while ago which is very compact but powered only by a 10440 cell so thought about using those cobs again in this light but that would have made it too long so went with the XM-L2’s instead giving an exposed window of 20mm instead of 50mm or so.

I am thinking about an 18650 copper cob lantern though Wink