ClipSwitch Flashlight - Giveaway (WINNER announced)!

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What about reliability?

What about the thickness of the metal? Easy to bend? Will it tolerate normal wear and normal use of continous “insert-remove” from pockets??

Any idea about that??

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im in dude , ill put the light in my pocket and when i take it out, it will light up , theworld!!!!

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anyhow

im thinking, work some workers, electrians ,plumbers that need to work in all types of situations, they could clip this in there pocket, and when they need a light, take it out and bobs your uncle, light!

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Is it over yet? Pretty sure I won, where do I send my address to?

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Congrats to the winner

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And the winner is… phouton!

Thank you all for the helpful comments and there were quite a few clever/funny ones.

On leap day I will draw the winner of the black one so be sure to keep commenting for your chance to win!

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By the way, Lick you get a second entry into the leap day drawing because I picked your comment as the runner up for the contest.

samgalax, you get a triple entry because of your good comments/questions that have kept bumping this thread.

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Thank you. Wish to win and test this new idea… Good luck to all

And to the winner of this one (PHOUTON): Please comment about it as soon as it arrives to you and have time to try it. I am anxious to know more… Specially about how much time it works without starting to get dust/dirt in the contacts and make it flicker or even not to work properly due to accumulation of dust particles…

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samgalax wrote:
What about reliability? What about the thickness of the metal? Easy to bend? Will it tolerate normal wear and normal use of continous “insert-remove” from pockets??

Reliability is excellent in my testing and that of the other users I sold my first ones to (friends/family). A buddy of mine has used one as his primary light as a mechanic for 6+ months and it has held up perfectly with only minor maintenance. I’m still EDCing the final prototype I made and have been for about a year now. It still works great after approximately (conservatively) well over 500 pocket insert/removals.

The pocket clips on Streamlights are bendable but it’s quite difficult to do so (they are well designed and very robust stainless steel). The aluminum body does start to wear down slightly at the point of contact over time but not so much as to cause a problem. If it ever did wear enough to cause a problem you could remove more anodizing and turn the clip slightly for a brand new contact patch.

I had made some prototype Eagtacs and found that the high current combined with the thin body worked well on the Titanium but not on the Aluminum (it was showing a lot of aluminum loss very quickly). The Problem that I ran into on the Titanium one was that it was VERY difficult to isolate the tailcap (it was unreliable).

This is why I believe some experienced metalergists and/or engineers could make this idea go far!

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Also, fabric actually has a cleaning effect on the contacts. The only issue seems to be lint/fuzz on certain types of fabric, but on fabrics such as my cotton Wrangler ripstop jeans it’s a non-issue.

A specially designed contact with certain grooving and channels and/or dual contact points could virtually eliminate the lint issue.

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samgalax wrote:
What about reliability? What about the thickness of the metal? Easy to bend? Will it tolerate normal wear and normal use of continous “insert-remove” from pockets??

Reliability is excellent in my testing and that of the other users I sold my first ones to (friends/family). A buddy of mine has used one as his primary light as a mechanic for 6+ months and it has held up perfectly with only minor maintenance. I’m still EDCing the final prototype I made and have been for about a year now. It still works great after approximately (conservatively) well over 500 pocket insert/removals.

The pocket clips on Streamlights are bendable but it’s quite difficult to do so (they are well designed and very robust stainless steel). The aluminum body does start to wear down slightly at the point of contact over time but not so much as to cause a problem. If it ever did wear enough to cause a problem you could remove more anodizing and turn the clip slightly for a brand new contact patch.

I had made some prototype Eagtacs and found that the high current combined with the thin body worked well on the Titanium but not on the Aluminum (it was showing a lot of aluminum loss very quickly). The Problem that I ran into on the Titanium one was that it was VERY difficult to isolate the tailcap (it was unreliable).

This is why I believe some experienced metalergists and/or engineers could make this idea go far!

Most of my questions and worries are answered with your extensive comment. Thanks!!

Obviously the aluminium is not as strong as other metals and obviously soon or later will show degradation…. But perhaps we could find a fix for that…

Of course, more powerful flashlights that need more amps will suffer more with that issue.. But the main idea was that the clipswitch is designed for pocket flashlights… And most pocket flashlights dont require such high current…

Lets see…

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Congratulations phouton. Thank you ClipSwitch.

Can’t wait for the second round.
I’ve always been more lucky than clever! Facepalm

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When is the end of the contest?

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It seems it is not over yet.

I have a question about to “reverse” the process done to install a clipswitch.

I am talking about restoring the original anodization in the area that was removed (in the case that you dont want the clipswitch in the future… )

Is that possible? Or the only way is remove ALL anodization and re-anodize everything again??

Thanks

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The drawing will be this Saturday (Leap Day) for the next winner.

Samgalax, The hardest part about reversing the process on the Microstream USB is removing the tailcap (since it’s glued on). Once it’s off it’s just a matter of removing a little nail polish and a couple pieces of sticky paper. The removal of the anodization during the clip switch mod doesn’t affect the normal operation of the light.

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