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Lumencraft is Mine

In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
http://asflashlights.com/ Everyday Carry Flashlights, plus Upgrades for Maglite.

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Congratulations! Sounds pretty good.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Good luck.

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Awesome stuff Matt, look forward to what you come out with!

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Good deal Matt,
Looking forward to your new lights.
We have needed a simple interface light that is something other than the High, Med, Low, Blinky, Off that the cheapo “as seen on TV” junk out there for some time.
I think you are targeting a good segment of the prospective buyers.
Best of luck!
All the Best,
Jeff
PS, I hope this doesn’t hurt your status as the prime ripped-off video mascot for all those YouTube flashlight ads…..

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Oh, and make one with a 21700 form factor too!

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Nice name and intro design!
but for the love of flying spaghetti monster pick a cooler font Beer

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Hey Old Friend … congrats. I’m looking forward to your new creations.

... Happy Landings ...

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I hope that at some point we have something we can recommend to relatives that has:

  • Low voltage protection without relying on protected cells
  • Charger that doesn’t over-charge without relying on protected cells
  • CCT no higher than 6500K
  • Beam that’s not trying to be a thrower
  • Button that’s not begging to be pressed in a pocket
  • Something FW3A/D4-sized + a little room for charging

The SC31 pro could have fit that closely enough if not for the beam.

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Congratulations and good lux to you , Matt !

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Awesome news Matt!
My first thought was “Holly hell!! He’s bringing Gatlight back!!”. I remember playing with those at CPF meets and night hikes around ~2007 time frame. IIRC they weren’t 240 OTF though, and most certainly not that when you factor in the heat from extended time duration. Good times!! We had calibrated initegratinig spheres at those meets where I learned NONE of my lights were really all that I thought they were… including my malkoff M60 / 6P.

Good Luck with the new company. I have no idea who owns the copyright on “Adventure flashlight”… my guess would be Ozark Trail (walmart company brand).

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jp9mm wrote:
but for the love of flying spaghetti monster pick a cooler font Beer

Comic sans. Definitely Comic sans.

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Interesting reflector design, half OP and half smooth.

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Woo-hoo, how exciting, Matt! I have to say, when you were showing the UI I was kind of thinking “meh” until you got to the ramping, which I really like!

If you ever roll out a good rotary switch, that would be great too. But I’m sure you want to keep the investment manageable for a while. May your endeavor be blessed!

== We save the planet from darkness ==

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Congrats Matt and you have my full support.
Just list them up and the orders will come.

Really like that they are not going to be 13 ways to Zenith with the programable modes.
KISS all the way!

Later,
Keith

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards

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Good luck. If the price is reasonable I’ll be buying a few.

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Pilotboy wrote:
Interesting reflector design, half OP and half smooth.

Yep haven’t seen that in a while. Some XRE lights had that eons ago, in an effort to diffuse the “cree rings” white wall hunting.

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[quote=kramer5150][quote=Pilotboy]Interesting reflector design, half OP and half smooth.[/quote]

Yep haven't seen that in a while. Some XRE lights had that eons ago, in an effort to diffuse the "cree rings" white wall hunting.[/quote]

These had them, have the Coffee color and a black one;
http://wallbuys.com/Product/C8-CREE-XM-L-T6-LED-5-mode-High-Power-Coffee...

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes,” Mark Twain

After the Apocalypse there will be only 2 things left alive, Cockroaches and Keith Richards

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Love the name, hopefully you’ll add an enthusiast flashlight model soon as well!

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kramer5150 wrote:
Yep haven’t seen that in a while. Some XRE lights had that eons ago, in an effort to diffuse the “cree rings” white wall hunting.

Is it affective?

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Looks very interesting! :). Are you planning any international sales or just the US?

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Congrats, Matt. Good brand, let’s see some nifty videos going forward.
Thanks for letting us know.

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2A wrote:
Congrats, Matt. Good brand, let’s see some nifty videos going forward. Thanks for letting us know.

my fave ASF vids are the ones with Matt dancing around outside in the light beams

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Pilotboy wrote:
kramer5150 wrote:
Yep haven’t seen that in a while. Some XRE lights had that eons ago, in an effort to diffuse the “cree rings” white wall hunting.

Is it affective?

I dont’ recall, that was a long time ago. To be perfectly honest I never really found the ringy XRE beam pattern all that troublesome. Many people did however, so there was never a shortage of both smooth and OP reflector options.

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Exciting!

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kramer5150 wrote:
Pilotboy wrote:
kramer5150 wrote:
Yep haven’t seen that in a while. Some XRE lights had that eons ago, in an effort to diffuse the “cree rings” white wall hunting.

Is it affective?

I dont’ recall, that was a long time ago. To be perfectly honest I never really found the ringy XRE beam pattern all that troublesome. Most did however, so most lights at the time had heavy OP reflectors.


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no problem… I corrected my commentary above though.

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jeff51 wrote:
Oh, and make one with a 21700 form factor too!

Yes Please!
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Thanks Matt, always enjoy your videos and found the history lesson along with your quest for an available trademark interesting.

I have nothing against simple interfaces, but the behavior of "immediately after turning ON, one click for Low, two clicks for High" does not seem ideal compared to something more like this if possible:

One Click from OFF for Normal Brightness
Press and Hold from OFF for Minimum Brightness
Double Click from OFF for Maximum Brightness
Press and Hold while ON for Ramping Brightness
One Click while ON to turn OFF

I believe this is preferable, because from OFF, you can directly access your desired brightness level and then fine tune it with ramping if required.

How many flashlights does a "real man" need?

None, real men are not afraid of the dark.

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 Good luck, Matt, and keep up the good work and the Good Word!

Because I like big lights, my flashlightical views lean heavily toward both the extreme bright and the extreme heft.

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kramer5150 wrote:
To be perfectly honest I never really found the ringy XRE beam pattern all that troublesome. Many people did however, so there was never a shortage of both smooth and OP reflector options.

Yeh, my old River Rock (Target house-brand) 2×C light uses an OP reflector with an XR-E, and it’s a pretty nice clean beam, no rings anywhere.

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