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suction cap works too

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I’ve got a brass E21A 2200k and I can’t get the frosted optic out. Every other D4V2 is easy with a piece of tape but I can’t get this one out…

I had to use 3M tape. I pressed it on the optic for 20-30 seconds and then pulled up and the optic popped right out. Pull up on both sides of the tape so the force goes straight up. I think the thermal grease acted like glue on the optic legs.


Don’t cringe, but I gently use the back corner of the blade (last mm near finger choil) on my pocket knife, place it under the optic near the tab and it pops out every time. Gently though, so not to scratch the front of the optic. Good luck.
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I’m really excited to see what happens with the d4sV2.. Will Hank rerelease all the colors again? Will he redesign it into a V3? Will it become discontinued to make way for a similar but upgraded version of itself? Will any of these three options I mentioned be available in cu..? These are things that keep me up at night..

Put down the flash light and slowly back away. Unscrew one tail cap per night 1/4 turn and ween yourself off. We will get you through this.


OK..ok.. I will try.. slowly puts kr4 down placemat…
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These two beauties arrived yesterday (after only a few days of shipping)…


Please excuse the miserable image quality – I took some snapshots with my crappy smartphone camera.


Noctigon KR4 using 4x SST20-DR 660nm underneath a clear Carclo 10622 optic. At my request Hank installed a 7.5A constant current driver (default is 5A if I recall correctly). I was really impressed, even shocked a bit how bright this beast gets on turbo. Somehow, being blinded by deep red light felt totally different to my eyes than when using white light against a white wall. Anyway, 10 seconds later the head’s temperature has climbed significantly, so I will use turbo wisely and for short bursts only. Maybe it’s not a bad idea to manually set an ultralow threshold in Andúril’s thermal config…just to be safe in case. Big Smile



 


Noctigon KR4 using 4x E21A 2.000K underneath a frosted Carclo 10623 optic and the 5A constant current driver. The light beam is real eye candy, actually representing the quintessence of candle light. The first thing I thought of was testing the candle mode in Andúril – amazing is the right word to say. In comparison to the SST20-DR version this KR4 took an eternity to heat up that much. Maybe I should tweak thermal config a bit to see what presets work best. I removed the clips on both lights and feel very happy with the alternative lanyard rings Hank supplies with these lights. The matte black anodizing is just perfect, same as the overall quality of both lights.



 


Hats off to Hank and ToyKeeper for bringing us more and more seductive flashlights. Smile


Thank you for sharing these two intriguing versions of of of the best lights I own! Honestly I have been wanting a e21 version of this for a bit now, but I’m

HOPEFULLY, CALMLY, holding out EAGERLY anticipating a

ALL brass or ALL copper version of the KR4…

Hank…. Hank ?? Hank!! Big Smile

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Illini2000 wrote:
I’ve got a brass E21A 2200k and I can’t get the frosted optic out. Every other D4V2 is easy with a piece of tape but I can’t get this one out…
I inserted a firm thin object into the gap between the head and the optic and used it to lift the optic up.
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The tape didn’t work for me but I was able to get a small razor blade under the edge of the optic and pry it up finally. Two of the legs were being held in with thermal paste.

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I found that a nice piece of moderately thick plastic (I used a bit of an SD card package) works nicely. Too soft to scratch the optic or frame, but enough to pry it out.

Also we all got too excited about the wonderful e21a 2000k and 2700k LEDs, they appear to be out of sock at the moment.

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I ended up also changing my E21A 2700K R9080 flashlight to clear 10622 optic. It looks great.

I didn’t think I could like my warm white E21A flashlights more than I already did (they were my favorite), but clear 10622 optic made them even better. I love the increased throw and sparkly aux lights. I highly recommend this mod to everyone.

Clear 10622 optic is a great choice for these leds:
E21A 2000K R9050
E21A 2200K R9050
E21A 2700K R9080

I prefer frosted 10623 optic with this led:
E21A 3500K R9080

My standard for deciding whether clear 10622 optic is a good choice is the following: does the beam look good and even on a white wall.

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Thanks for the info. I have a 2700 coming (soon I hope) and happen to have a clear optic handy.

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I ordered a copper d4v2 with E21A 2000k a week ago and it hasn’t shipped yet. Hopefully he is just running behind from the extra reddit traffic and didn’t run out of LEDs to build the light I ordered…

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And I am hopeful the Reddit traffic keeps putting him far behind with other social media sites exacerbating the problem, creating outrageous order requests.
Taking his company to the next level, his products offer some of the best versatility, value and performance available. It’s uplifting to see BLF members succeeding.

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I ordered a titanium D4V2 on the 10th and it hasn’t shipped yet. Bad luck on the timing with the Reddit thing I guess.

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To those who own a Cu or Ti version with backlit switch: how is the switch backlight controlled? Is it permanently on, or is it monitored like the Aux LEDs (Off, Low, Bright, Blinking) using Anduril?

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Boro wrote:
And I am hopeful the Reddit traffic keeps putting him far behind with other social media sites exacerbating the problem, creating outrageous order requests. Taking his company to the next level, his products offer some of the best versatility, value and performance available. It’s uplifting to see BLF members succeeding.

I just got into flashlights this year and the reddit crowd is the only reason I’ve heard of almost all of these brands. Emisar/Noctigon is by far my favorite. I just recently ordered the K1 and the KR1 a few days ago and I’m super excited to get them. I also broke down and got the USB Flash kit so I can start messing with Anduril 2, so I’m excited about that as well!

Wowtac A4V2 | Wowtac A6 | Olight S1 Mini Baton | Olight i1r 2 | Olight i3UV | Thrunite Ti3 | Sofirn IF25 | Sofirn SP40 | Wurkkos FC11 | Convoy S2+ | Zebralight H53fc | Acebeam E10 | Emisar D4V2 (SST-20 4000k) | Emisar D18 (8x XP-L Hi 2850k and 8x XPL-Hi 4000k)

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Cemoi wrote:

To those who own a Cu or Ti version with backlit switch: how is the switch backlight controlled? Is it permanently on, or is it monitored like the Aux LEDs (Off, Low, Bright, Blinking) using Anduril?

Switch backlight on my d4v2ti is controlled by anduril. I wish the backlight was available on aluminum but it wasnt. I actually prefer aluminum. I paid the extra $34 just for the backlighted switch.

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So, some guys got disgusted with the latest Olight early access sale in the UK, as everything sold out in micro-seconds and some even gave away their loyalty points and closed their accounts.

I suggested Hank’s lights as a (much better) alternative in the Facebook group this was discussed and they have been very well received! People are making orders.

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pol77 wrote:
So, some guys got disgusted with the latest Olight early access sale in the UK, as everything sold out in micro-seconds and some even gave away their loyalty points and closed their accounts.

I suggested Hank’s lights as a (much better) alternative in the Facebook group this was discussed and they have been very well received! People are making orders.

Atta boy, show them the light (Olights suck)

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lionheart_2281 wrote:
pol77 wrote:
So, some guys got disgusted with the latest Olight early access sale in the UK, as everything sold out in micro-seconds and some even gave away their loyalty points and closed their accounts.

I suggested Hank’s lights as a (much better) alternative in the Facebook group this was discussed and they have been very well received! People are making orders.

Atta boy, show them the light (Olights suck)


second that. I also second taking Hank’s (and Simon’s too) business to the next level. Two of the best owner’s out there imo. Simon just needs to separate from AX and create an independent site like Hank.
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This is amazing, tterev3 modded a D4V2 to allow tint ramping!

Detailed thread with many images:
https://budgetlightforum.com/node/75371

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Wow, Hank must be insanely busy! It’s been a week and one of my lights still hasn’t shipped. Normally it’s a couple days.

Reddit?

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Frostcream wrote:
Wow, Hank must be insanely busy! It’s been a week and one of my lights still hasn’t shipped. Normally it’s a couple days.

Reddit?

Now a couple of days short of 3 weeks (18 days to be exact) since I placed an order which still hasn’t shipped. I was going to order two more flashlights but now holding off as I’m losing confidence in what was a good customer service experience. This may be my last order with Hank.

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Glad it’s not just me. I ordered 2 weeks ago and it hasn’t shipped.

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Jasetaylor wrote:

Now a couple of days short of 3 weeks


I’m on the same boat . What if he was sick ?

Caught a sickness . I found out i'm not alone .
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Lightenzaza wrote:
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Now a couple of days short of 3 weeks


I’m on the same boat . What if he was sick ?

I’m sure he could just let us know via BLF or Reddit if he were sick. My limit is 4 weeks until I file a PP claim and walk away.

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Waited my blue swirls for over 100 days so i’m hard to discouraged . But it remains very intriguing .

Caught a sickness . I found out i'm not alone .
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I’m perfectly willing to accept that he’s very likely swamped with orders because of the Reddit post. It’s very hard to scale up fully custom manufacturing like he does quickly. Having said that it would be nice if he could let us know here what the issues are, and how long he expects it to take to resolve the backlog.

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Jasetaylor wrote:
This may be my last order with Hank.

Your order may be in limbo somehow.

Even with the increased workload, Hank’s still been sending out plenty of lights. It’s just taking much longer than normal due to factors which we aren’t fully aware.

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would be nice if he could let us know here what the issues are, and how long he expects it to take to resolve the backlog.

This ^^^^^^

Delays I can understand if I were kept in the loop, hearing nothing on eta and seeing no movement on my current order from processing isn’t inspiring me to move the flashlights sat in my cart to checkout.

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Frostcream wrote:
Hank’s still been sending out plenty of lights.

You know that for sure ?

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My order of 2 flashlights with custom leds was shipped on November 16. I ordered them on October 30.

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