If I could get videos I would make them myself but these pics are provided courtesy of the shop. So yeah…Slim chance. But I will ask anyways.
That is a work of Art!
LilVortex Copper Shell has arrived!
30% heavier than normal Quad/Triple copper shell
3 times the weight of a reflector P60vn with copper fill HS!
That’s NIIIICCCCEEEE—- with the right Cell you can pull some serious amperage
Anything that is not perfectly reflective absorbs light and lowers OTF lumens. Improper focus/centering can definitely LOWER OTF vs LED lumens however.
Just look at what swapping the optic in some Armytek lights accomplishes: Armytek Prime C2 Pro v3 Warm review (XHP35 HD, 18650) - #8 by clemence
Batch 1 has arrived! LOVE the Serious Tough Matte Look!
Acebeam T27 Empty Host = 3.4oz
SLN Emtpty Host = 6.3oz (~Twice the weight T27, Kind of expected?)
LilVortex = 3oz (If anyone have ever handled a 1oz gold/silver coin before imagine 3 of it! It’s almost the weight of an empty T27 shell and 1/2 the weight of a empty SLN!)
My wallet is crying quietly.
These things are way out of my budget, but they really do look good!
SLN 001 = Raw Anodized
SLN 007 = Bead Blast Anodized
Notice tail cap not matching with body
Bead blast greatly matches body parts
Non bead blast = a bit more slippery
I also notice glossy anodizations tend to chip easier than matte bead blast then anodize
Our anodization seem very strong with our proto sample beating so might not be a problem for us but we will see
Inside tail cap and body get Gold Adolyned to resist corrosion
Engravings remain legible even after bead blast + anodization
I am very happy with our Production SLN
$400 for this light. What did I say fellas? What did I say? That being said that 12 XPL mule looks great. I’m sure this light has best thermals out of any production light of this size and range. Light is a little bit heavier for me though since I got a E07 in full copper and absolutely hated the weight and heat in hand.
looking for the latest 5000k Best LED’s for this 12 Mule !
This being Sky Lumen, I expected a price tag like this. I sure am not gonna buy this, it’s waaaaaaaaay out of my budget, but that won’t stop me from appreciating the build and the effort Vinh put in to come up with it
I am with you on this! Even in my budget doesn’t allow me to buy one, I guess no one is indifferent to this/these flashlights!
Good looking, built like a tank flashlights, with attention to detail, reliability and quality!
Even if it is not EDCable in the jeans, this would probably be the flashlight I would carry with me everywhere in a backpack, and it would probably work under any atrocious condition! Great work !!!
Great light built like a tank but it is too much for me too
I feel the body Orings complete the lights. Just have to include it to the base light.
Also decided to install extra water resistance inner orings on the body as default too.
The outer ones are a bit thinner for easy threading and future twisty operations.
Oh and yes I do agree the price is excessive even beyond my own anticipation.
I dropped the price of P60vn quite a bit ahead of this SLN launch.
Quads used to be $150 but now are $115.
$115 may still be expensive to most for just a light engine so perhaps an alternative P60 could be used for further savings.
I can’t do anything about the host being $250 though.
But I do appreciate everyone enjoying the build regardless of price
Here are final photos of the Shipping SLN
Have you considered selling body tubes with various knurling patterns? I’m sure some people would be all over that.
Price-wise this is right in line with similar quality semi-custom lights, and this has the advantage of a host you engineered vs off-the-shelf from PFlexPro or a similar builder.