My Buckles from Kaidomain came in. One month shipping time. Very smooth threads, nice ano and well machined aluminum knurl make a high quality feel for a $4 flashlight. I’d get more if I had a need or extra money. The direct drive 10440 option really puts out some brightness. My 5 minute dog walk shows that this light does get warm just using ion core duracells, but this is essentially a key chain light so I feel it is acceptable given the few minutes shine time these will get per session.
Kaidomain also thoughtfully threw in a button keychain light. It was pretty bluish, but so bright that I might need to buy a dozen or so and attach them to zippers on coats, gym bags, etc.
What tailcap current do you measure on these? And I envy you re the habenero harvest. Here the season is only just commencing. I’ve planted habeneros, Jalepenos, Carolina Reapers, Trinadad Scorpions, Thai Bird’s eye, and a few others. Hoping I’ll have a great harvest in about 2 months. Can’t wait. Ny chocolate Habenero and ghost chilli plants from last season didn’t survive the winter which was dissapointing.
k- measured 2.6A at the tail on a HE4, think I got slightly better at 2.7A on the 1st one on a KK cell.
I got a real good amt of peppers off of 6 plant - 4 Carribean Red's and two Scotch Bonnets. Both Scotch Bonnets produced a larger variety and odd shapes - one plant was kind of a chestnut shape, the other was a longer thinner shape. I jar them up for the year - thru the food processor with fresh garlic, then add olive oil in the jar. The oil keeps them fresh for a good year, maybe more.
The UranusFire 818 sounds interesting. Would it be a good host to mod with 3A+ driver and a XP-L? The side switch probably complicates this task.
Thanks for the tips re the chillis. I’ve not tried to jar any but I may try this year if the production is good. I have one Scotch Bonnet plant this year, first time I have tried. Last season I had so much (mostly habeneros) we gave a majority away. The guys at work and family and friends loved them.