Old Lumens Flashlight Challenge 2019 - Final Results

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I have a pair of them but they need batteries and I prefer these. These ones are a bit rough from sitting on my coffee table.

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Sometimes I just can’t leave well enough alone Big Smile

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Nice work gchart!!! With drivers anything more than basic is a bit beyond me at the moment

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Mine came
Took its time!

At least Rona doesn’t stay on copper to long lol

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got mine today

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That is one wicked looking tail!

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I emailed Chris at flashlightLens.com on the 5th, heard back on the 6th, and had 2 lenses at my door on the 8th Smile And then I got the shipping confirmation on the 12th, lol.
I’d like to thank FlashlightLens.com for supporting the contest. Cheers Beer

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News!!

My Wuben T70 kit arrived today!! (T70, ext tube, 2 *26650 cells, cable, case). The extension tube for it was oit of stock back when the prizes were picked. The ext tube came back into stock about the same time the coronavirus decimated shipping from China. However, that is now all in the past. Well the viris is not, but the delays in getting my prize are old news. Batteries are on charge right now. Smile

Next to arrive (sometime) will be the leds and mcpcb’s from Virence. They have been shipped but they are not here yet. Sometime this summer I guess.

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I received my last goody package today; the booty from the second/final round of prizes. This was from Clemence at virence.com.; some E21A nichia as well as some Optosolis emitters installed on some of his quad mcpcb’s, and a bare single 319A. All 4000 K.

Due to the mail system issues brought on by the coronavirus, my little package was piggybacked along with another person’s goods to Florida and my bit forwarded to me in NM. I would like to thank Clemence and Shimon in FL. I greatly appreciate the winning and the extra effort involved to get the emitters and mcpcb’d to me.

Now to finalize what I am going to do with these very high and ultra high CRI emitters.

Stay safe. Stay happy. Stay creative.


I stuck them to the cardboard to put them in a parts drawer. Clemence packed each one very nicely in its own wrapper of foam.

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Great you got them MtnDon Wink Seems like you already have some ingredients for next year’s build Innocent

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FINALLY got my prize today Smile



Can't wait to test it in a cave 

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Wow, I thought mine took a whole. Congrats. Hope you like it.

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I also received a package in the mail yesterday from member here kiriba-ru. A four sided precision straight edge in a fancy wooden box.
Total time in the mail was 148 days.
Again a big thanks to kiraba-ru and all the other sponsors.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Cool. So has everyone now received their selected prize(s)?

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Not sure, need to ask pinkpanda3310.

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Funny you mention that, just a few hours ago i received my prize from kiriba-ru . Thanks mate Beer I thought the label on the package was pretty funny. It said “flashlight parts” despite it just being a mix of metal pipes LOL I immediately got ideas for some of it Cool just might take while to get to making it Blushing

  

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Metal scrap (used or small pieces can be easily recognized like scrap) is not allowed to export by private persons. I had to cheat.
It was not hard to guess that you should get it soon, the first and only (from March) slowboat with parcels from Russia has landed at your side 10 days ago, and after MRsDNF got his tool (BTW, it was made in the city with one of the worth air quality in the world) yesterday, I hoped you will get it today.

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YuvalS wrote:

FINALLY got my prize today Smile



Can’t wait to test it in a cave 

i have identical ruler, 15cm, it is about 40 years old, made in ussr, does your say where it was made? looks just like mine

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MtnDon wrote:
Cool. So has everyone now received their selected prize(s)?

Not Yet, I am still waiting for my LEDs from the second prizes round, but that is on me since I asked them to stall it till after the pandemic over (foot-in-mouth


alpg88 wrote:
YuvalS wrote:

FINALLY got my prize today Smile



Can't wait to test it in a cave 

i have identical ruler, 15cm, it is about 40 years old, made in ussr, does your say where it was made? looks just like mine


This one is a lot younger, about 20 years old, with no marking regarding the country of origin but I am sure I can find some rulers from the "Motherland" among my late grandfather drawing tools

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kiriba-ru wrote:
Metal scrap (used or small pieces can be easily recognized like scrap) is not allowed to export by private persons. I had to cheat. It was not hard to guess that you should get it soon, the first and only (from March) slowboat with parcels from Russia has landed at your side 10 days ago, and after MRsDNF got his tool (BTW, it was made in the city with one of the worth air quality in the world) yesterday, I hoped you will get it today.

Its pretty good scrap metal. Smile
Is the city Cherepovets?

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Chelyabinsk ?

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Chelyabinsk ?

Right.
This trademark

means “Chelyabinsk tool-making factory”. It is hard to imagine how many extra tools they have made back in USSR. Its 30 years after and there are still millions kilos of equipment never used after storage.
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Thanks for the info guys. Beer
I’m sure there is a big back door there.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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