Hi All. Just when you thought I was pooped out from making the Bomber I dove into another project. This one will be the opposite extreme. It will be an EDC and will be made of titanium. I don't have any Ti lights nor do I have an EDC light, so what the heck. Now, I want something that will put out some light if it needs to so I consulted Dale. He recommends a triple XP-G2 driven by a 14500. I had some reservations about the diameter the head would need to be with a triple in there, but decided to go for it. It will be Ti after all and that stuff is strong, so I can make it pretty thin.
If you are paying attention, the single XP-G2 is in case I don't like the triple, but for now it is for a future rendition of the same light.
As you know, I like exposed pills. Copper ones. This light will have one.
Here are pics of the prototype. It will not have a bezel. The head is machined from the inside to accept the properly sized o-ring and lens. All components will fit in from the pill end.
The light is complete with the exception of the tail cap. I have not decided on a clicky or a twisty. I'm leaning towards a twisty for the sake of compactness. A clicky will cost more length and a fatter tail cap.
I should have cleaned it better, but here is the aluminum and brass prototype.
Pill. All threads on this light are 40 TPI. The final version will be chromium copper which is supposed to tarnish less and machine better as well as being more expensive than regular copper
Driver installed. Look closely, there is a notched threaded brass ring holding the driver in.
So, what do you think? Anyone have advice in general or about clicky vs. twisty?
And I likewise think you can figure out a way to take svelte into sexy and maybe beyond, put the mill to work, give it some life. On the Ti, get creative how you color it, between the lines, in the blocks, or highlighting spirals. Do that, and auction it off. Watch the price soar on it as those that want it will want it in the worst possible way.