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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2008, 05:19:29 AM »
Reason for using an optic vs. a reflector... well I haven't seen a reflector yet in this dimension (I think its around +/-17mm) or smaller that throws better then this optic we are using. I think Arsmania replaced a GatLight optic (which is the same) with a reflector (IMC) of similar size and the result was more flood... 

Whether we do reflector or optic doesn't matter...as long as throw/hotspot brightness is maximized this is what we'd use. We tested every optic and reflector in this size we could get our hands on... and the optic we chose simply outperformed the others. There is a chinese optic that is little bit larger that not only outperformed everything but simply smoked everything else by throwing almost 50% more light... but it was just a bit too large in diameter.. we might put it into a future light... would be fun.

We actually came up with a design that combines the best of both worlds (reflector plus a lens suspended in the middle)...  however someone had it already patented....  to sum it up optics perform better then reflectors (for throw at least in smaller diameter applications)... I know that is against general flashlight wisdom... but just get an inova light (some have this long special alien looking optic) that optic is one of the best ones in the industry and has the power to bury the optic vs reflector discussion...  however it is too big and long for our purposes... besides I don't think they'd give it to us...
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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2008, 05:23:12 AM »
Red tu -tone no clip smooth as silk no marking of any kind - for me thats the ticket - pre-pay no problem - make it the only one in tu tone red 1 Of 1  - I don't even care about price as long as its not to much.

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2008, 09:39:27 AM »
ASTRON - I like the name  :D

Now the 2nd version Titanium pictures are great. I like defiantly like the 2nd Version.

I would be happy to sign up for a Titanium leather and a wood prepay.  :thumbup:

David

ps I can't wait to see the 3rd Version!!!!!  ;)

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2008, 10:06:05 AM »
 I know that the general motto in those cases is :"Get two" but in this specific case cost may be prohibitive, so why not show all 3 versions - just to give us a fair chance to decide which version do we want best - before jumping on that prepay wagon? I say, show the 3-d version as well. Have to admit though = this second version composite design looks much better.
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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2008, 07:00:24 PM »
Or here Titanium and Leather

A NOTE REGARDING PREPAY: We probably might do something where prepay gives a discount and access to low serials (or special engraving), while no prepay (card gets charged when light ships) orders could be more expensive...without the low/pick serial option... that would create some middle ground...for everyone and also a compensation for the risk of prepay.

I like this version a lot!  :thumbup:  Ver 2 with the leather looks darn nice,.... Fresh I say!   :thumbup:

Thanks for considering alternative payment options!  :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2008, 08:37:56 PM »
Now THAT is more like it!

The sleeve idea is nice, and I'm liking the leather one alot!

Beam performance is still a big deciding factor for me, so I'd have to see some outdoor stuff to make my final decision. 

Still, those second set of rendering were a huge step in the right direction as far as style is concerned IMHO!

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2008, 04:18:49 AM »
Definitely improvements!
Beautiful stuff.
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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2008, 05:33:01 PM »
Version #2 gets my vote.  If you do go with the sleeve concept, perhaps consider carbon fiber as an alternative.  Looking forward to seeing Version #3.

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2008, 05:37:52 PM »
Would Brass work as a sleeve? I know there are a few fans of Brass on FF

Will the sleeve's be user changeable?

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2008, 05:43:22 PM »
 :thumbup: on all fronts. A great thing that you consider all this feedback.

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2008, 05:44:31 PM »
   There's another light out there with the sleeve concept, using different types of wood.
Always thought that was clever.
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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2008, 07:36:58 PM »
   There's another light out there with the sleeve concept, using different types of wood.
Always thought that was clever.

That'd be Peu's NEOCA Wood and Will's custom wood-covered Mags.  Here's the NEOCA Wood:




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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2008, 09:06:52 PM »
Hi Walter,

posted this 2 hours ago in  "Welcome and Introductions".
You are debt, that i i can write now here at FF.
Thanks

I like the first and second picture (light) in your post #27.
And also the blingbling :D

Ti and wood is perfect. But i prefer such a wood, that looks not like plastic or painted and sealed. I like natural wood and natural surface. This surface protected with special oil - if needed. This was my choice.
I will be in for such a "t-wood-i".

Ti and leather is also perfect. But here i prefer a leather, softly and supply and handy.
Not a hard one. A black and hard one is not handy and looks like Kydex.
This was my choice.
I will be in for such a "t-leather-i".

And if you do not have a customer for your blingbling-ones.
I will be in for such a unusual-looking-light. That is what i like.

So hope, you change the right look for your next products - thus your next lights look like your other beautys.

My gat`s are looking for brothers and sisters.

Greetings from Germany
Olaf

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2008, 05:00:33 AM »
Thanks for all the feedback, to your questions:
Will the sleeve be user changeable: Very very likely yes, and it means you can do your own sleeves... we'd just give you the plan with the dimensions... would be fun to see what people come up with.

Regarding Leather: Now regarding leather...its easy to created a 3d model by simply applying a texture... we'd still have to look around and see where we could get these leather sleeves... but I agree soft would be the way to go...

Regarding Wood: Non Shiny... yes probably... I chose a shiny texture for the rendering that doesnt mean we'll do it for the real version if we do it.

Regarding Bling Version: Well not for now..but who knows...

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Re: INTRODUCING - The Lumencraft Polaris (formerly knows as EOS)...
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2008, 01:56:55 PM »
Titanium with wood?  Very, very cool!  This is unique and will stand out among the other 123 lights.

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