Three of the lights are all aluminum and three have brass heads. The brass ads a lot of weight, expense, and steam-punk factor. Anyone like the brass? In practice, people fall into two camps:
- The brass makes it way too heavy.
- The brass gives it a nice solid weight.
|The surface of these lights are all in an unfinished state, straight off the lathe.|
|Asphric lens (left), Ledil Boom reflector (right)|
These are the two optics I'll be focusing on to start out with. The aspheric produces a concentrated beam with more throw (distance). The reflector produces a wide and smooth flood with an area of higher concentration in the center. Click here for my post with a more in depth comparison.
|The Cree MCE LED is about 5mm square, large for LED emitters. |
It's actually 4 smaller emitters combined into one.
|The aspheric lens magnifies the LED but it's the same Cree MCE|
|Square bottom grooves|
|Tailcaps in black, orange, and glow-in-the-dark green will be available|
|Basic components: head, body, tailcap|