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Title: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on October 28, 2006, 09:04:20 PM
OK !

Lots has been said here and there about this great hotwire.....  By my estimates - there are about 25-30 "Torch" lights in circulation!

Where are they?  Let us know!

1 ) cmacclel - USA - Creator!
2 ) PoliceScannerMan - Red Fluted - Florida, USA
3 ) EricMack - Pewter Grooved - Ohio, USA
4 ) arewethereyetdad - Pewter Grooved - Kansas, USA
5 ) tdurand - Pewter Fluted & Crowned - ?
6 ) Geologist - Blue Fluted - Germany
7 ) kinzli - Silver - ??
8 ) plasmaman - Red Fluted - UK
9 ) WaveParticle - Canada



Chime in with your comments as well!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on October 28, 2006, 09:08:23 PM
OK - I've had this light for about a week now, and I must say it is a bit brighter than your average light.  It puts light everywhere!  Great tool to have indoors and out!  Because it doesn't have a "warm-up" time like an HID, you get instant fun!  Haven't tried any of the smaller wattage bulbs yet - but why would I?  ;)

Another note:  I obtained the "turnkey" package which included the multivoltage charger - great for charging the "Torch" battery pack, but as a bonus, it can used to charge my Mag85 (9AA) battery pack and the batteries for my ACRO X990!

Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: PoliceScannerMan on October 29, 2006, 12:13:15 AM
Red flutes, full turnkey package here at the compound....
I believe I had one of the first ones shipped....

Same 'ol pic, on the right....
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/Whooeydog/Ellie001.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: EricMack on October 29, 2006, 01:27:12 AM
No pic, sorry but very happy to check in with mine.  Pewter, grooved, turn key package.  Look folks, this the THE definition of WOW light.  My friends have literally said WTF is THAT!!  HID is great, and I love it, but this is a serious toy, and one every flashaholic should aspire to.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on October 29, 2006, 01:40:14 AM
One here!  Grooved pewter turnkey package.  This is the light that puts the biggest smile on my face.  :D
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: tdurand on October 29, 2006, 04:53:35 AM
Here's mine with a new crown  :thumbup:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y229/Cptcosmo/DSC00005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on October 29, 2006, 08:40:06 AM
List Updated!

~20% in one day!  :headbang:

Anyone got any funny surprise stories to tell?
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: cmacclel on October 29, 2006, 05:32:31 PM
Do I count :) I'm Flatered!

(http://images8.fotki.com/v148/photos/1/141020/3830456/IMG_2569-vi.jpg)

(http://images1.fotki.com/v317/photos/1/141020/3830456/IMG_2657-vi.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on October 29, 2006, 05:48:00 PM
Do I count :) I'm Flatered!



So how many ya got?  ;)  I'll put you at the top of the list!

Question - how many Torches were made?
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on October 30, 2006, 01:23:46 PM
Do I count :) I'm Flatered!


Mac, uh, yeah, I'd say you count!  :D
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on October 30, 2006, 02:25:28 PM
Gonna put be putting the light on the charger in a few hours for some night-time fun! 
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: 45/70 on October 31, 2006, 12:04:27 AM
You guys make me soooo jealous.  I'm so far down on Mac's "to do" list, that he may never get that far, and, has suggested same.  :'(

Well, here's hoping, and, enjoy!  :)

Dave
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: EricMack on October 31, 2006, 12:19:59 AM
Gonna put be putting the light on the charger in a few hours for some night-time fun! 

LOL, the fun is tomorrow night over here.  All those dad's walking the kiddies with their little energizers...  I'm gonna see how many "Whoas" I can get!  :D
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on October 31, 2006, 08:59:14 AM
Can't wait to here the stories - I've been trying to find my Maglite belt clip holder - again this light is a great sleeper - even with the added flutes/fins.  Especially when you say - "oh there must be something wrong with YOUR Maglite - perhaps it needs batteries?"

Last night, I didn't get to play as long as I wished - but hopefully I will have some more downtime later this week!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: PoliceScannerMan on October 31, 2006, 01:49:46 PM
Torch compare to the ever so popular SureFire A2: :laughing7:

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/Whooeydog/PKEFSHOOTOUT014.jpg)

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/Whooeydog/PKEFSHOOTOUT015.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on November 04, 2006, 11:53:31 AM
:BUMP: to the top!  So - any new Torch news?
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: kinzli on November 17, 2006, 01:59:43 AM
I have one, just got it from Mac. Mine's silver.

It puts out an amazing amount of light from such a small package. It gets warm fast :) My Mag85 has a smaller spot, but the Torch just blows it away in terms of overall light output.

A very well done mod from Mac!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on November 17, 2006, 02:12:08 AM
I have one, just got it from Mac. Mine's silver.

It puts out an amazing amount of light from such a small package. It gets warm fast :) My Mag85 has a smaller spot, but the Torch just blows it away in terms of overall light output.

A very well done mod from Mac!  :thumbup:

 :headbang:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on November 17, 2006, 09:51:01 AM
Hi kinzli!  Welcome to F-F and the Torch fanatic discussion thread!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: LuxLuthor on November 29, 2006, 07:44:45 PM
I'm hoping to get a Torch from MAC sometime soon....and in the meantime, Mad Maxabeam is making his version of it.  Not sure exactly how it is different, other than a side switch.  MAC's looks so sweet!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: cmacclel on November 30, 2006, 07:51:26 PM
Member Kinzli Posted a cool Vid.

http://extreme-geek.blogspot.com/2006/11/fire-starter-flashlight.html


Mac

Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: kinzli on November 30, 2006, 08:55:54 PM
Mac, the link somehow got truncated. Here it is:  http://extreme-geek.blogspot.com/2006/11/fire-starter-flashlight.html
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: LuxLuthor on December 01, 2006, 02:46:48 AM
Is that MAC performing in his socks?  ROFL....I love the comments of disbelief below the most excellent video.  BRAVO!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: cmacclel on December 01, 2006, 02:25:57 PM
Is that MAC performing in his socks?  ROFL....I love the comments of disbelief below the most excellent video.  BRAVO!

That is kinzli :)

Mac

Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on December 02, 2006, 01:10:23 PM
Great video and great exposure for the flashlight community!

Geo

Hey Mac - on the next Torch Run - any differences regarding the batteries/voltage/etc?
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: cmacclel on December 03, 2006, 03:33:26 PM
The next batch of Torches are using pre-made welded packs. The performance of the Welded packs was tested on a CBAII and perform the same as the originals.


Mac
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: EricMack on December 22, 2006, 03:13:45 PM
I'm picking this one up from The Master!  :naughty:  Will match its pewter Queen nicely.  :icon_king:  I am in awe of these gorgeous Torches...  Thanks, Mac!!  :notworthy: :icon_salut: :notworthy:

(http://images20.fotki.com/v364/photos/1/141020/3830456/IMG_0307-vi.jpg)

Pic and Torch courtesy of Mac
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: WAVE_PARTICLE on December 22, 2006, 03:59:08 PM
ya had to do it, didn't ya, Eric?

Now to salivate over my keyboard.....


Donald
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Karl on December 22, 2006, 11:04:06 PM
thor=EricMack link=topic=3785.msg71535#msg71535 date=1166800425]
I'm picking this one up from The Master!  :naughty:  Will match its pewter Queen nicely.  :icon_king:  I am in awe of these gorgeous Torches...  Thanks, Mac!!  :notworthy: :icon_salut: :notworthy:

(http://images20.fotki.com/v364/photos/1/141020/3830456/IMG_0307-vi.jpg)

Pic and Torch courtesy of Mac
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Nice catch Eric, real nice catch! This is one georgous light!!


karl
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on December 23, 2006, 09:03:30 AM
SaWeet!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: PoliceScannerMan on December 24, 2006, 01:59:21 AM
That light is slick Mack.  I cant believe it sets stuff on fire, because it looks so cool... :laughing7:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: LuxLuthor on December 31, 2006, 11:34:02 AM
I'm jealous.  Wanna sell her now?  LOL!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on December 31, 2006, 02:39:26 PM
Yep, the Torch is aptly named because it really can set stuff on fire.  It is literally one hot light!  8)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: EricMack on January 01, 2007, 02:28:14 PM
He he, the new Torch arrived before New Years, and its stunning in person.  :naughty:  Beam is snow-white, whiter than my other Torch, and the long crenelated bezel does not affect the beam all that much.
This is truly a piece of (mean) flashlight art that Mac has created, and he understands so well that the design and looks of a light may not matter as much as pure performance, but they DO matter.  This Torch captures that philosophy in spades.  :thumbsup: :occasion14: :thumbsup:

Thanks, Mac!!  :woot:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on January 01, 2007, 02:59:23 PM
The Torch was a MONSTER hit last night as we celebrated New Year's with another family here at our house.  The kids, especially, were so excited to watch me burn newspaper as well as light up the night sky BIG-TIME!  This light remains easily the most exciting and powerful light in my collection.
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on January 20, 2007, 11:48:11 AM
He he, the new Torch arrived before New Years, and its stunning in person.  :naughty:  Beam is snow-white, whiter than my other Torch, and the long crenelated bezel does not affect the beam all that much.
This is truly a piece of (mean) flashlight art that Mac has created, and he understands so well that the design and looks of a light may not matter as much as pure performance, but they DO matter.  This Torch captures that philosophy in spades.  :thumbsup: :occasion14: :thumbsup:

Thanks, Mac!!  :woot:

new Torch?  is this the 250W version?  Me want!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: plasmaman on February 25, 2007, 11:27:02 PM
 :)
One over here in UK - any others?
Same as PoliceScannerMan - red fluted - from Strauss originally.
Big wow - and for his next trick -  24v......!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on February 26, 2007, 04:17:26 PM
added ya to the list plasmaman - and welcome to Flashlight-Forums!

a big ole bump for the TORCH!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: 45/70 on March 14, 2007, 09:49:33 PM
Well, sadly for me, I won't be a member here anytime soon.  :'(  When Mac closed the original thread and started the new one for The Torch, I pretty much gave up on getting one.  I was on the original "list" but figured if I had to snag one when offered on the new thread, I'd never make it.  So, I spent a whole crap load of money on my knife collection and then what happens?  Mac sends me a PM offering a Torch.  I just couldn't do it, not enough cash.   >:(

Oh well, you guys carry on with your fantastic infrared/visible photon blasters!  8)  I'll just piddle around with my puny XR-E/SSC project.   :yawn:

Dave
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: LuxLuthor on March 15, 2007, 05:33:40 AM
Well, sadly for me, I won't be a member here anytime soon.  :'(  When Mac closed the original thread and started the new one for The Torch, I pretty much gave up on getting one.  I was on the original "list" but figured if I had to snag one when offered on the new thread, I'd never make it.  So, I spent a whole crap load of money on my knife collection and then what happens?  Mac sends me a PM offering a Torch.  I just couldn't do it, not enough cash.   >:(

Oh well, you guys carry on with your fantastic infrared/visible photon blasters!  8)  I'll just piddle around with my puny XR-E/SSC project.   :yawn:

Dave

Bummer
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on March 22, 2007, 01:13:55 AM
Well, sadly for me, I won't be a member here anytime soon.  :'(  When Mac closed the original thread and started the new one for The Torch, I pretty much gave up on getting one.  I was on the original "list" but figured if I had to snag one when offered on the new thread, I'd never make it.  So, I spent a whole crap load of money on my knife collection and then what happens?  Mac sends me a PM offering a Torch.  I just couldn't do it, not enough cash.   >:(

Oh well, you guys carry on with your fantastic infrared/visible photon blasters!  8)  I'll just piddle around with my puny XR-E/SSC project.   :yawn:

Dave

That IS a bummer.  But, hey, look at the bright side: you own a brass Cub!   :thumbup: :woot:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: WAVE_PARTICLE on March 26, 2007, 04:30:32 PM
Put me back on this list.......  :thumbup:

I got a Torch now (again).

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3274/thetorchva7.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on March 26, 2007, 05:27:19 PM
nice!

Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: WAVE_PARTICLE on March 26, 2007, 06:02:21 PM
nice!



Well....it just looks like a regular MAG, but with finned heads....but we all know what's inside.....  ;)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on March 26, 2007, 06:19:23 PM
nice!
Well....it just looks like a regular MAG, but with finned heads....but we all know what's inside.....  ;)

whats inside?  ;)


nice light AND photo!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: rcnuk on April 14, 2007, 06:41:41 PM
I'm waiting for it to arrive but was lucky enough to buy one of the last 3 silver finned Torches offered on CPF. Should look just like WAVE_PARTICLE's Torch. The original owner is in the UK. I'm so excited!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: EricMack on April 14, 2007, 07:03:55 PM
I waiting for it to arrive but was lucky enough to buy one of the last 3 silver finned Torches offered on CPF. Should look just like WAVE_PARTICLE's Torch. The original owner is in the UK. I'm so excited!

Welcome to FF!!  :thumbup:

Dude, you should be excited!  Wait till you fire it up the first time!  I still get a silly grin every time I take it out.  :D

Congrats.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on April 14, 2007, 07:30:10 PM
I waiting for it to arrive but was lucky enough to buy one of the last 3 silver finned Torches offered on CPF. Should look just like WAVE_PARTICLE's Torch. The original owner is in the UK. I'm so excited!

Welcome to FF!!  :thumbup:

Dude, you should be excited!  Wait till you fire it up the first time!  I still get a silly grin every time I take it out.  :D

Congrats.  :thumbup:

Ditto.  The only light in my collection where I get goose bumps before firin' her up.   :thumbup: :thumbup:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: rcnuk on April 14, 2007, 10:23:35 PM
The wait is hard. I'm glad there is so much pride in ownership with these lights. The Torch will be the pride of my collection! :)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on April 14, 2007, 11:09:35 PM
The wait is hard. I'm glad there is so much pride in ownership with these lights. The Torch will be the pride of my collection! :)

Yes, it will be.
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on April 15, 2007, 09:03:30 AM
I've been busy over the last week - lots of gatherings due to birthdays and nice warm weather....

Among other lights, I broke out the Torch - always a crowd pleaser - I first undertain them with a few Lux III lights - build up to the Mag85 (with new 3" head) - but for the finale - I break out the Torch (too bad the Chrome 3" will not fit [yet?]) - nothing like seeing the look on their faces when the Torch lights up everything in blazen glory!  Afterward, I set some newspaper ablaze and blow the smoke off the top of the Torch like it was a match - CLASSIC!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: arewethereyetdad on April 15, 2007, 11:41:43 AM
Excellent, Geo.  Another group of people who've been Torched.   :D  Always the highlight of the beam competition.  Kind of like the grand finale at a fireworks show.   8)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: rcnuk on April 19, 2007, 01:51:04 AM
Mine came yesterday! :D The darkness parted like the red sea.
Question: Did Mac run these with an engraved tail cap as an option? Mine is plain and that would have made it even more special.
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Crosman451 on September 14, 2007, 05:17:03 PM
OK !

Lots has been said here and there about this great hotwire.....  By my estimates - there are about 25-30 "Torch" lights in circulation!

Where are they?  Let us know!

1 ) cmacclel - USA - Creator!
2 ) PoliceScannerMan - Red Fluted - Florida, USA
3 ) EricMack - Pewter Grooved - Ohio, USA
4 ) arewethereyetdad - Pewter Grooved - Kansas, USA
5 ) tdurand - Pewter Fluted & Crowned - ?
6 ) Geologist - Blue Fluted - Germany
7 ) kinzli - Silver - ??
8 ) plasmaman - Red Fluted - UK
9 ) WaveParticle - Canada
10) Crosman451 - North Carolina, USA


Chime in with your comments as well!
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: griff on September 14, 2007, 05:42:25 PM
Griff--  Blue Fluted --  KANSAS
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: cmacclel on September 17, 2007, 07:51:52 PM
Mine came yesterday! :D The darkness parted like the red sea.
Question: Did Mac run these with an engraved tail cap as an option? Mine is plain and that would have made it even more special.

The initial run had an engraved tailcap.


Mac

Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: Geologist on September 17, 2007, 11:17:21 PM
Mac - any idea on how many total Torch Lights you produced?

Also any comment on the Internet legend regarding your light?
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: regentag on September 19, 2007, 06:44:47 AM
There's a black grooved one in Florida.  8)
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: regentag on September 19, 2007, 06:46:57 AM
... no, wait!  It's fluted.  :o
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: J_Oei on November 26, 2007, 05:43:57 AM
I've got one in Camo  :thumbup:
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: cmacclel on November 30, 2007, 03:20:37 PM
I've got one in Camo  :thumbup:

The Only one in Camo :)

Mac
Title: Re: The "Torch" Sign In Thread / Discussion
Post by: lumenary on September 13, 2008, 10:44:00 PM
g'day folks, just thought i would let u know there is one right here with me in perth australia. superb work my Mac to say the least:)