5th Annual BLF OL Comp Build. Can A Flashlight Flash? The Naked Truth. Update post 151. Night shots added. 16.12.171

Man, that is some serious engineering and work going into this one.

Wow! That is looking very nice! :+1:

Thanks for the comments guys. :beer:
I’m just a little excited as the light is at this point finished. I’m posting up some of the last build shots and later I’ll get the glamour pictures up.

The driver is powered up to set the parameters and power output before assembling into the torch. The driver is a Taskled H6Flex.

On assembling the light I was having trouble running the fan wires in the groove with the led power wires which by the way are 18 AWG, so decided the easy way out was to run them in there own groove.

The power wires for the leds coming out of the head along with the fan wiring. I would have liked to power the fan from the driver but this was not possible due to room restraints and assembly issues.
In the front two reflector thread holes in the top plate you can see the channels where the wiring runs to the third led.

The driver has been assembled into the head, switch wired up and the driver board used for the positive power to the driver soldered on.

And finally where I seem to always have issues with blowing leds, hit the switch and three Luminus SST-40 leds erupted into a dull glow without blowing up. Yahoo says I. :slight_smile:

Nice one keen to see it all finished.

Just a little excited huh? I feel giddy and all I’ve done is read and ogle over the pictures :laughing:

Here we go. I’ve waffled on enough throughout this thread so I’ll let the pictures do the talking this time.

The keepers of the light.

And finally a group shot of previous lights inspired by Justin and a few of you here.

Night shots etc to follow at a later date.

just awesome……

how does the fan cooling work


Like the Spartan cells too :slight_smile:

Pretty sure you can be considered the best custom flashlight maker in the world. One day, maybe a hundred years from now these lights will be auctioned off at Christie’s Auction for tens of thousands of dollars.

+1 Well put :beer:

Well done! :+1:

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I’m not sure about that but if that is the case you can have all the proceeds. :slight_smile:
Your comments are humbling. :blush:

Awesome works there Sir.
The copper inlay part amazed me early on. Love the radius curve and taper at the head @ switch button area. Uniform knurling…
Some skills shown.

Awaiting more pics.

Thank vw pieces. Are you waiting for night shots or something else?

night shots.

I’m charging batteries at the moment for a shoot out but will have to wait for the weekend for this to happen as its still not dark here when I go to bed.
I need a new spot for long distant beam shots as my last place is now out of bounds.

An awesome feat of craftsmanship - well done! :beer: :beer:

Do those batteries yell out “Charge!” when they are ready to use? :person_facepalming:


Saturn V thrusters !