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I think the Grey D4S is the nicest with cyan AUX leds.
If I buy a green I will buy it with green aux leds.

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I like the cyan but I would rather have the red next to where I sleep

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It’s a genius move (if it’s intentional) to make some changes/upgrades/options as the lights go through different rounds of production and switch a detail (color, led, material) to keep the flashlight enthusiasts guessing. If red was announced as coming later, I wonder how many would wait and not buy into the first run, knowing that what they’d prefer will eventually be made. Now people will be justifying buying an additional light or collectors will have to have all their favorites in all of the varieties. Pretty slick even if it’s not on purpose.

Luckily, Hank’s light are really great in quality, value, power and size.

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I ¡NEED! a green D1S !!!

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I didnt regret purchasing 3 d4s with the cyan aux led.. all work out for me…

Just remember, d7s or d9s whatever pop can size light will have red led.

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Newlumen wrote:
I didnt regret purchasing 3 d4s with the cyan aux led.. all work out for me…

Just remember, d7s or d9s whatever pop can size light will have red led.

Is there news about a D7s or D9s? This is the first I’ve heard about what might be built next.

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PBWilson wrote:
Hank’s light are really great in quality, value, power and size.

Although I find the D4S a bit too large, too heavy, and too clipless for EDC purposes, it seems very well made and I use it a fair amount. But instead of thinking of it as a bigger D4, I think of it more like a smaller Q8. I didn’t really expect to like it, but it’s one of my favorite lights now. Hank did a really good job on it.

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Yes, the D4S may be a tad bit too heavy and clunky, but it fits in my hand oh so well – much nicer than a typical 18650 tube light.

I guess you could run an 18650 cell in it to shave off some weight, if you’re willing to accept the trade offs.

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The D4D is my first Emisar light. I’ve been carrying it a lot, and still am, even though the novelty is wearing off, and despite the size/bulk/weight. I do like the way it feels in my hand though.

It’s got me interested in a D4, or rather, in a hypothetical upgraded D4. The main improvement I’m interested in is a recessed button, like the D4S, updated firmware, and SST-40 90+ CRI as an option. A driver that can be reprogrammed without removal would also be nice.

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PBWilson wrote:
Newlumen wrote:
I didnt regret purchasing 3 d4s with the cyan aux led.. all work out for me…

Just remember, d7s or d9s whatever pop can size light will have red led.

Is there news about a D7s or D9s? This is the first I’ve heard about what might be built next.

Hank Wang of Emisar had stated on BLF a while back that he planned to make a D7 (7 emitters, 3 × 18650), but it was quietly cancelled sometime back around May.

A couple months later, the D4S hit the market. From what I’ve seen of Emisar so far, I’m sure other projects are in the works. And I’m sure we won’t hear much about them until they’re nearly ready to start taking orders.

Otherwise, the Fireflies ROT66 has some similarities to what the D7 could have been.

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From what I’ve seen of Emisar so far, I’m sure other projects are in the works.

Yes. Hank is always working on new projects.

But I don’t really know what those projects are yet.

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I’m thinking an Emisar “D16” or even a “D20” would be the business in the soda can form-factor (as in: Meteor 2.0). Cool

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iamlucky13 wrote:
From what I’ve seen of Emisar so far, I’m sure other projects are in the works.

Yes. Hank is always working on new projects.

But I don’t really know what those projects are yet.

Maybe 3 × 21700 popcan light ? With the Optional built in charging unit ..

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I would love na upgraded D4 with aux lights or a viable route to modify my D4.

The D4 hast just the perfect size for EDC and with 4 Samsung LD351 it surely has enough punch to impress ppl.

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Pöbel wrote:
I would love na upgraded D4 with aux lights or a viable route to modify my D4.

The D4 hast just the perfect size for EDC and with 4 Samsung LD351 it surely has enough punch to impress ppl.


You can always buy an aux LED board from Lexel, though it would be always on because it’s hardwired to the battery.
I’ve found LD351 to be too floody in my D4.
I find the SST20 much impressive even if they give less lumens (but more cd…)

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Take a Convoy L6 and put it in the Emisar shrink machine.

Emisar D6

2s 18650 driving a 6V LED with an optional tube for 2s 18350.

Emisar D6s

As above but with quad emitters.

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Take a Convoy L6 and put it in the Emisar shrink machine. Emisar D6 2s 18650 driving a 6V LED with an optional tube for 2s 18350. Emisar D6s As above but with quad emitters.

 

I don't know, but at least in my mind, that doesn't really fit into the line of lights Hank made before. There must be something novel and/or smaller, not just a clone of the Convoy L6.

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And here I am just thinking a D4S thrower could be an interesting option…

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And here I am just thinking a D4S thrower could be an interesting option…

Emisar’s naming convention seems to use the quantity of emitters as the number in the model. A 4-emitter thrower could be huge. I’m guessing you mean is a 26650-powered thrower? I don’t know what that would be called. Maybe a D1SX? (D1S with eXtra battery capacity)

That idea strikes me as something that would sell well.

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Elena_S wrote:
Just received D4S from Hankgray Nichia 219c – for my husband. He is happy! He said: “UI is great. Overall quality is excellent”.

What a great wife! Smile
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In Turbo mode with water cooling. After 50 minutes, the flashlight went into a lower brightness, the voltage on the battery was 2.8-3.1v. Battery Shockli 26650 – 5500 mAh. (Video in fast mode) Smile

I remember 7 years ago, i was experimenting with such things with my “DRY” triple XM-L. Even used iced in the water and dry ice, external power supply with variable current/voltage. Smile

I envy those of you who can use your lights in a winter climate. We have 30-31 deg C @ 8pm nights here. Sad

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Elena_S wrote:
Just received D4S from Hankgray Nichia 219c – for my husband. He is happy! He said: “UI is great. Overall quality is excellent”.

I envy your husband Big Smile

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Elena_S wrote:
Just received D4S from Hankgray Nichia 219c – for my husband. He is happy! He said: “UI is great. Overall quality is excellent”.

Hi Elena! It’s me, your other husband!

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zeroflow wrote:

Andrew_Debbie wrote:
Take a Convoy L6 and put it in the Emisar shrink machine. Emisar D6 2s 18650 driving a 6V LED with an optional tube for 2s 18350. Emisar D6s As above but with quad emitters.

 


I don’t know, but at least in my mind, that doesn’t really fit into the line of lights Hank made before. There must be something novel and/or smaller, not just a clone of the Convoy L6.

Sorry my post wasn’t clear. I wasn’t thinking of an L6 clone. L6 is too big. Emisar is about getting as much light as possible from a small package.

Shrink the L6. Get rid of the tail switch. Use an Emisar style driver with a ramping UI.

Power comes from 2 18350 in series or 2 18650 in series. The light would use one or more 6V emitters. I don’t know if this can work.

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It’s all about works in progress A_D, more than one company is working diligently to bring us what we ask, but they’re in line at the factory… we must wait. Really that simple. It is what it is…

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It is what it is…

I agree.

I am happy to wait and see what Hank brings us next.

Delighted with the D4S.

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I was really intrigued and delighted with the 7x XP-G2 DQG and found it to be an excellent foray into the multi-emitter market, keeping in mind too that they do trend towards minimalist design. Ultimately though I discovered that the driver output so closely matched a Cree COB in high CRI that I made some up-top changes and now have an excellent camera light for macro photography that is capable of 2004 lumens with zero artifacts and zero hot spot/beam disturbance. Love it in this mode! I affixed Velcro to my lens hood and can easily strap the DQG COB light onto the hood so the source is directly in front of my subject, works so well I have thought about acquiring two more to make an array of 3 lights around my macro lens for the ultimate in macro lighting. Big Smile

Edit: The finish and knurling on the 7x DQG is top notch, my favorite factory knurling of any light I’ve seen, bar none…

And in the COB mule configuration, priceless to me…

Paired with my hybrid 100mm Macro IS lens on the Canon 5D Mk IV, images like this are just exceptional…

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Today (after two days of playing with it Silly ) my husband said: “This is the best flashlight I’ve ever had!” He suppose UI is super-duper. BTW. He bought his first LED-flashlight in 2009. It was Fenix TA21. It’s still in working condition (like new).

Wait there is more.. fireflies rot 66.

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My D4S arrived today Big Smile

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Nice !
I don’t think I’ll buy it, because I know it would be a shelf queen, but if I had to I would chose red Aux LEDs too !

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