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Title: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: mobile1 on January 27, 2008, 04:03:14 AM
Hi everyone

First sorry that we've dropped a bit out of sight... for a while.. but we simply had to go back and catch up with our other commitments.
This does not mean that nothing has happened during that time frame. So here is what we've been up to and what will happen in the near future.

Anyway so this what we've been up to. We likely start doing another production round within a couple weeks... this will be a round of GatLight TI, a first round of EOS and an extra round of drivers so you guys with V2 can upgrade and get a light that matches the V3 in brightness.. as well as significantly improving the user interface.

If you have any questions I am glad to answer them here in this thread.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: dmdrewitt on January 27, 2008, 09:58:40 AM
Thanks for the update Walter  :thumbup:
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: Karl on January 27, 2008, 01:10:56 PM
Thanks!  Great Rolls design!!  Wating for the EOS withOUT the bling. :thumbup:


Karl
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: arewethereyetdad on January 27, 2008, 02:38:50 PM
So good to hear from you.  Thanks for remembering us here at FF.  Most of us love the Gatlight!  I own a Ti V3 and two SS V2's!   8)

Can you please give us an update for the poor fellas waiting to hear about the photo contest?  We've got guys not sleeping at night, seeing psychiatrists, and filling our forum with meaningless jabble, all because there has been no update with the photo contest.   ;)

Looking forward to all the positive things to come from Lumencraft.  I love the irony that Rolls Royce, of all companies, finds the cost of the special Gatlight to be too high.  :laughing7:
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: regentag on January 27, 2008, 04:24:16 PM
Blame it on the Bavarians. ;)

Nice design... truly the Rolls-Royce of flashlights.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: Geologist on January 27, 2008, 07:56:52 PM
Also waiting for the V3 upgrade for my humble SS V2 and the fix for one of the bars... 

I would love to get a white (more like the ole XO tint) vs the V1? (I forget) that is in the light.

Everyone who sees the light is also impressed with the design - can't wait to see it brighter and perform better.

Geo
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: mobile1 on January 28, 2008, 05:26:38 PM
Thanks.... regarding the contest, we will get this next production round started (which will include the drivers for the V2 upgrade)...should be about 2-2 weeks until we have all the POs out... then I'll do the website showing our favorites and start voting...
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: arewethereyetdad on January 28, 2008, 07:39:44 PM
should be about 2-2 weeks until we have all the POs out.

2 -2 weeks.  Must be that Twilight Zone time in between 2 weeks and 2 weeks.  :laughing7:
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: Mike75 on January 29, 2008, 05:07:53 PM
 :thumbup: If the R&D on EOS is thinished and you're actually going to start production, you can start an interest list... I'm going to be the first one to join ... :thumbup:
 Michael.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: mobile1 on February 01, 2008, 04:39:12 AM
Well regarding the EOS R&D... we've been looking at it and looking at it and looking at it... and somehow from a design point of view I thought we can do better... the problem I had is compared to the GatLight it simply pales in comparison... and I think it should be so awesome that one would want both....
Also the EOS is kind of back heavy... which kind of does not look that great. Anyway so we spent a couple days on it and came up with an entirely new look (same size still) and it simply looks stunning (very very futuristic!!! and more masculine though). (No more brilliant cut sapphire jewellry...  instead we came up with something better)

The only problem is that it takes up space..and we don't really have any space in that form factor... Kyle basically pulled a miracle how he managed to get that push button into the back of the EOS considering the size of the light... now to make the new look happen another miracle needs to happen in the front of the light... so keep your fingers crossed...  Then if we can make it work we need to get a quote for one part to make sure its not cost prohibitive..we have no clue at what cost we're looking at... so after we can make sure it can be machined, we need to get a quote from China (probably takes a month since they start their new year celebrations in a day or two where everything is closed)... then once we know it can be made at reasonable cost... we'll open sign up and show some renderings.

And of course if it can't be made...we'll show the renderings as well... :-) so you all can see what we missed... Anyway but that is for the more expensive model.... the affordable black AL model EOS... we might launch that one earlier already... and that one might have the new look as well.. just not this one extra design feature....

Anyway I am really excited... if we can pull that "more expensive EOS" off it will be another simply unique light that looks like no other one out there.... so hang in there.. good things are happening or lets hope at least.

Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: dang on February 01, 2008, 04:48:18 AM
Oh man, what a tease

Also, what's the news with the second run of the V3 Gatlight? I can't wait for the V2 upgrade!
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: arewethereyetdad on February 01, 2008, 12:25:14 PM
Oh man, what a tease

Also, what's the news with the second run of the V3 Gatlight? I can't wait for the V2 upgrade!

No doubt.  We're seriously eating popcorn on this one.  Yes, and good question about the V2 upgrade.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: Lips on February 01, 2008, 03:32:04 PM
Anyway I am really excited... if we can pull that "more expensive EOS" off it will be another simply unique light that looks like no other one out there.... so hang in there.. good things are happening or lets hope at least.





Keep pluggin forward!     :usa2:      :lowbatts:         :notworthy:       :headbang:





.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: mobile1 on February 02, 2008, 01:11:22 AM
Second run Gat's WILL happen we got quite a few preorders from the popular mechanics article in this months edition... so we'll do the v2 upgrade at the same time.
By the way I'll be at the shotshow Saturday and Sunday...so if anyone wants to take a look at the prototype EOS, the V3 or an upgraded V2... let me know..... pm me your cell phone and I'll let you know when I'll be where....
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: dang on February 02, 2008, 05:21:23 AM
*wow*
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: freewheelin on February 05, 2008, 04:59:44 PM
Ready to sign up, when? where? Oh damn I can't wait.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: Grumpy on February 11, 2008, 01:27:01 AM
Since you have to rename the EOS... How about having a naming contest?
For example.

1) Accelerator
2) Throttle
3) Cruiser
4) Dominator
5) Regulator
6) Commander
7) Restrictor (A light with snake scale knurling or cnc body)
8) Twister

The first three sort of have a car theme to them and also refer to the user interface of the light. The fourth through seventh refer to the control that you have over the light.

Looking forward to getting one of these lights when they are available!

It would be fun and the more people involved the better chance of finding a good name.

I personally like EOS because it is simple like the user interface of the light.
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: mobile1 on February 12, 2008, 03:38:08 PM
Thanks for the names... however we do have really cool one... we were surprised it wasn't trademarked yet... I'll put another post up later today probably within the eos thread... (if I can change its title) or make a new one... btw was fun meeting some of you at shot...
Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: imike24 on July 23, 2008, 08:11:09 AM
no problem :)
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Title: Re: What has Lumencraft been up to lately...
Post by: solveitstore on June 30, 2010, 07:08:23 PM
Man I can't believe Rolls Royce was a stickler about th price. Rolls Royce is all ABOUT the price.  Your GatLights would be just another status symbol for them. They totally missed out on this one. Nice try, though, guys. I think you deserved it. Try Bugatti and make a Veyron edition. THAT would be pimp. And I doubt money would be an issue.  :thumbup: