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FREEME ✌ LUMINTOP LEP Flashlights 2021

Upcoming LEP projects.

 

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THOR - ( -, 2021)

 

 

THOR III ( October, 2021) 

 

THOR I ( July, 2021) 

 

THOR II ( May, 2021)

 

 

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Very interested, a 14500 LEP is very appealing! That looks like the FWAA clip, please ask them to design a proper deep carry version!!

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I like that little lep also.

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scintillator wrote:
I like that little lep also.

Me too!

But ugh!…. that FWAA clip sucks.

Get rid of the awful 2-way clip and give us a much better clip, like the one on the FW3A.

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I’m interested in the 14500 LEP

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TMaxxJJ wrote:
Very interested, a 14500 LEP is very appealing! That looks like the FWAA clip, please ask them to design a proper deep carry version!!

I agree! Great looking 14500 LEP – horrid clip!

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Very interested!!!

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I’m in for one

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I would like one. Thanks.

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Will work on that but no promise at the moment.

JaronRH wrote:
TMaxxJJ wrote:
Very interested, a 14500 LEP is very appealing! That looks like the FWAA clip, please ask them to design a proper deep carry version!!
I agree! Great looking 14500 LEP – horrid clip!

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I am not a expert on clips but these are what i proposed. Are they good enough? Neal might be able to get people to make them.

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freeme wrote:

I am not a good expert on clips but these are what i proposed. Are they good enough? Neal might be able to get people to make them.


Yes, that is much better then the original clip! For me, I want the flashlight further in my pocket and I want the clip tight. That way, I don’t have to worry about the light falling out of my pocket easily while still making it easy to access. (I learned quickly – after getting my AA Tool 2.0 – that I prefer deep pocket clips and now don’t get EDC lights without it!)

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That looks a lot better. Having the gap between the ring and the top part of the clip wide enough is important too. If it is too small the pocket fabric jams up on the clip ring instead of sliding past it, making the rear part of the deep carry clip useless.

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Agreed. That new proposed deep carry clip looks good.

  • I also agree with Dzeric’s point: The portion of the clip above the clip ring needs to have a sufficiently wide gap to allow it to slip over the edge of a pocket. If the gap is too narrow, it will jam up when you try to pocket carry it and isn’t really deep-carry.
  • And check the tip of the clip: The lip of the clip should extend enough above the body or head of the flashlight enough that the user can hook it onto a pocket one-handed. In your picture, the lip seems to be offly close the flashlight body. It might not be possible to hook that light onto a pocket without manually lifting up the tip of the clip.

Also, count me in for one of those 14500 LEP lights. Any idea when the group buy will be?

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Additionally, the gap between the clip and the tailcap should be as small as possible. This is important to maximize the slimness in pocket.

I like design ‘A’ better. It is less likely to scratch object that I may end up brushing across while clipped on my jeans.

EDIT⋮ Firelight points out an additional level of detail about the tip /opening. Having enough to start easily but not too much to snag other things while wearing.

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I like the 14500 lep with the proposed clip. And having a choice between gold and silver would Be great. I personally like the gold alot. Why don’t a company make a xl lep light? So many already this size. Someone needs to make one with a 4 inch head…or something big enough for do 3 million lux

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I’d rather see a recoil style lep or a multi-emitter design. Think about a triple or quad with ~25-30mm heads. 1200lumens and 1.5Mcd

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Interested in the 14500 lep

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14500 lep fantastic!!! Clip Good!〇  TOOL-AA Clip ✖ ^^;

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A deep pocket version of Tool AA will be nice. Do you guys feel that clip design is too slim?

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Yes please!

The Tool AA’s clip is both too slim and not deep-carry enough.

It would be better to have a clip that is both wider and deep carry.

Personally, I consider the stock Tool AA clip to be almost unusable as a clip. It’s just an anti-roll device.

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Firelight2 wrote:
Yes please!

The Tool AA’s clip is both too slim and not deep-carry enough.

It would be better to have a clip that is both wider and deep carry.

Personally, I consider the stock Tool AA clip to be almost unusable as a clip. It’s just an anti-roll device.

This!!!

Oh, and please make this light without strobes on the main cycle, too Wink

If the price and UI for the 14500 is right, I’ll be in for it Innocent

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Any chance of making a zoomie version of that 14500 light?

A small 14500 size light is ideal for pocket EDC. But that said, many people prefer to only have to carry one EDC around. A LEP without zoom is worthless for this purpose since it can’t be used for anything up close.

  • LEPs are optimized for maximum throw. A LEP zoomie in flood mode obviously wouldn’t be great for close up use. It might be only 200 lumens or so of cool white low-CRI light.
  • But even if the output in flood looks a lot like a 10-year-old Sipik 68, it is still be far better than nothing.
  • It shouldn’t be too hard to redesign the head of that LEP light to make it into a zoomie. External styling can be kept the same and the same lens can be used. All that’s needed is to make the bezel holding the lens slide back and forth. The parts needed would be (1) redesigned head and bezel, and (2) bezel and lens retaining rings. The same general mechanics as used for typical cheap zoomies would work fine.

From the user perspective, the only thing lost would be some water resistance (and maybe not even that if they use double o-rings and and a threaded rather than sliding bezel).

A true zoomie LEP light does not exist, especially in pocket EDC size. Lumintop could probably charge a premium to be the first.

NOTES:

  • Making a zoomie LEP would be a lot easier if the LEP used is of the type where the laser is mounted behind the phosphor and there is no mirror glued to the lens. The lens would have the clearance to retract close to the phosphor for wider flood.
  • A zoomie LEP using the older style where the laser shines forward into a mirror mounted on the lens and then reflects back into a phosphor mounted next to the lens is less practical since the mirror might preclude getting a really wide beam. It’s also less safe if the user is able to remove the bezel and have an exposed high-output laser shining forward.

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Here’s a slightly zoomie LEP
LEP zoomie

I may get one, though it doesn’t tick the budget box. I would like a 14500 LEP zoomie as well. If Lumintop makes one I’m sure it will be fine eventually. My experience so far is that not all LEP’s are rock solid out of the gate.

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I’m not so much into throwers but I’ve always been curious about lep and a 14500 version looks small enough to pique my interest.

  

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Love that 14500 LEP light, it is also my type of styling Love

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reserved LEP AA

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Interested in 14500 lep

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If I didn’t make clear before … Interested in the 14500 LEP. Love

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Interested in 14500 LEP.

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