limited production :: hand crafted :: high performance :: rechargeable :: premium flashlights

This is my blog about creating a startup LED flashlight business. I'm a designer, fabricator, and strategist and I'm passionate about making ideas real. I believe that products are about people, that they should be built to last, deliver real value, and that we need to do a better job than we have in the recent past.

Most of my career has been contract or freelance work and I've crafted products and strategies for both big international companies and startups. I also used to work in the "industry" fabricating special effects for film and TV, along with the occasional hot rod. Bottom line, I love making things.

I'm starting this blog so you can follow along, from day one, and see what it's like to start a business, or fail in the process. Only time will tell, but I hope you find this interesting enough to stay tuned, comment, link, like, tweet, and (most importantly) participate in turning this idea into something tangible and valuable.

For a good place to get started with general info about who, what, why, etc., check out the "Stickies" on the left side of the page. Thanks for stopping by and please don't hesitate to ask questions and get involved!

Please sign up for my email list to get updates and notifications for contests and giveaways!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

My Ti Pocket Clip Wins an Award!

Hi all, I was pretty excited to hear my Titanium Surefire Pocket Clip won "Best Accessory" for 2012 over at Everyday Commentary. Cool right?

Best Accessory: Prometheus Pocket Clip

"The best accessories make the main product better than it was before, but the truly elite gear is something that seems like it should have been included in the first place.  The Prometheus Pocket Clip is the best flashlight clip on the planet, bar none.


It is better than my old favorite, the McGizmo clip, because it is just as secure and can be added and removed from a light without tools.  It is simply, unquestionably the best design out there.  Its so good that absent a few tritium inserts I can't think of a way to make it better.  The titantium is very flexible and smooth cut with a perfect amount of tension.  Let me put it bluntly: if you own a light compatible with this clip buy it.  " -- Everyday Commentary


  1. What the hell is a tritium insert? How do insert a radioactive gas into a belt clip?

  2. Tritium gas glows in color when exposed to specific elements when in powder form. The Tritium gas is enclosed in a Borosilicate glass tube and the tube's interior is coated with the powder the Tritium gas is injected into the tube and a laser seals the tubes ends. Once the Tritium gas makes contact with the powder in the tube it glows a specific color. Colors range from green, blue, orange and more.
    I may have omitted something here, but maybe someone will chime in.
    OK I left out the mounting of the tube or tubes. A small slot or multiple slots are milled into a flashlight or other item and then the Tritium tube is inset into the slot and then sealed in with a clear epoxy.
    Then you have a very cool looking illuminated slot which generally has a half life of possibly 10 years of glowing.

  3. I've added a link for those who are unfermiliar with Tritium vials.

  4. One more a Wiki.

  5. Congratulations on the award!!!