Flashlight News: Phreaky Briefing Issue 34

Phreaky Briefing: Flashlight News by PhotonPhreaks

Welcome to the latest Phreaky Briefing Issue! We provide Phreaks like yourself with enjoyable and valuable flashlight news and information.  We won’t spam and will keep hawking wares to a minimum. If you aren’t into flashlight news just click here to skip to the PhotonPhreaks updates, otherwise; Let’s get on to the news!

Phreaky Briefing

High End / Custom Flashlight News

Production Flashlight News

Copper and Current is progressing in their own flashlight design so thoroughly that they’ve begun work on a custom pocket clip! This will be a collar style clip, which provides maximum security.

copper and current flashlight pocket clip

denkiman808 has made a 2 channel E17/Samsung Prototype flashlight. This is a P60 dropin, and looks to have 5 emitters. denkiman808 is practically a P60 magician, and we love seeing more magic.

denkiman808 has made a 2 channel E17/Samsung Prototype for surefire p60

Speaking of more magic from denkiman808, here’s some other 2 channel e-series. Based on his wording, we these are prototypes, and we might end up seeing these in [small] production! P60 is a solid format, and updates like these from denkiman808 extending the lifespan encourage us collectors.

denkiman808 two channel e series flashlight

FocusWorks has been working on this new light with Jim Skelton for pretty close to a year now. They’ll be calling it Cylon and it will run an 18650. One more feature you don’t see as a stock feature on lights now days is something this one will have: many tritium slots!

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focusworks skelton bladeworks cylon custom titanium flashlight with tritium

Kyle Mattfield continues work on the RLT (waiven collar). Details are slim at the moment, but we applaud the efforts being put forth here.

kyle mattfield rlt waiven collar

Laulima is producing what they’re calling an “Antiqued Copper Coated Titanium” light. Still a work in progress, but it’s looking great so far!

Laulima Antiqued Copper Coated and engraved  Titanium malihini  flashlgiht

Ogaz/TNC lights is making a pass at lowering the cost of custom flashlights! They’ve posted a call to answer on Facebook, soliciting input from potential buyers.

ogaz tnc custom flashlight input

Okluma had a big moment recently, with a post on the guitar legend John Mayer’s Instagram story. John Mayer bought one of Okluma’s new DC0 direct from the maker. Chances are the DC0 will be a hot commodity because of this press!

okluma john mayer custom flashlight grail

The Tek Lights Twisty is close to being released. More teaser pics to come.

tek lights brass twisty mechanic's flashlight

TorchLAB BOSS second wave of the new BOSS FT (forward taper, which we covered here) and some are still in stock! These new lights feature an updated body, a completely redesigned pocket clip, and a new extremely versatile and featured driver from Lux-RC.

torchlab oveready  boss forward taper custom brass flashlight

YellowDay Energy has made some Hyper Glow sleeves for the Wreck-It flashlight.

yellowday energy glow wreck-it custom flashlight

YellowDay Energy also is making even more rarified lights – the Wreck-It in Mokuti, Dama, and Zirc!

yellowdayenergy mokuti damascus and zirconium custom flashlight

Acebeam is using the little-known Latticepower emitter in their new L35 tactical flashlight.

acebeam l35 latticepower tactical flashlight

Anduril 2 flashing has started! There will be some major updates on the new firmware by ToyKeeper, and users have already started flashing it to their compatible lights, with success and joy.

Andúril 2 flashlight UI firmware

There’s a group buy going for the Astrolux EA01 SST40 2300lm (616m)/ XHP50.2 3500lm (521m). Looks like two bodies will be available, for both 26650/26350 cells.

Astrolux EA01 SST40 2300lm group buy flashlight

Another new Astrolux to report. This is the FT02S, a 4* XHP50.2/SST40 11000LM 639m Ultrabright Anduril UI Strong Flashlight. It’ll use multiple cell options (18650/21700/26650), and is available in multiple body colors, too!

Astrolux FT02S thrower flashlight

Fenix has a year 2020 E-series v2.0 release… Looks like an E01, E12, and E20 will be available. The updates haven’t been stated yet, however.

fenix 2020 e-series flashlight releases

Fireflies offering Cubes in brass. These were first available in copper. [source]

Fireflies Cube flashlight  in brass
Photo cred u/Kfppoh

Fitorch ER26 is a new light offering magnetic charging, a twist to right angle head, and is powered by a single 18650.

Fitorch ER26 straight and right angle headlamp flashlight, task light

Imalent is offering a new hunting light, the UT90.

imalent ut90 hunting light

JETBeam looks to be producing a light much like the Lumintop EDC18. They’re calling it the EC26, and further details are slim at the moment.

jetbeam ec26 edc flashlight

Lumintop X1L will be very much like the FW21 Pro, but will feature the OSRAM KW CULNM1.TG with TIR optic.

lumintop x1l thrower with osram

Lumintop diffuser. Little table lamp when the flashlight FW21 PRO, X9L, FW3A, using that customized diffuer.

lumintop flashlight diffuser

Lumintop has started selling the Lume1 Driver and Aux Board directly!

lumintop lume1 driver and aux board for FW3A

The Lumintop GT nano will come with a copper mcpcb in the new productions. ETA on Nov. 18.

lumintop gt nano copper mcpcb

Neals Gadgets will have the NlightD T90 SBT90.2

NlightD T90 SBT90.2 from Neals Gadgets

As a patent product developed by NITECORE, the #21700i Series Battery is a proprietary 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery featuring dual way output with positive and negative polarities at both ends,which enables a highly efficient output by minimizing the loss of power.

nitecore 21700i 21700 battery

Noctigon has released a new deep carry clip for the KR4.

Noctigon kr4 deep carry clip for flashlight

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Rovyvon is teasing a new light. Not much to go on, but it’s stated that the cell is built in and not user replaceable. It’s worked well in the past for Rovyvon, so we’re interested in more details!

Rovyvon new flashlight

Olight is releasing over 10 new lights during their Black Friday sale. We did a full write up of all the new lights on our News Site

Olight black friday 2020 sale

The Olight Warrior Mini Limited Edition (Ti and CU) practically sold out during the early access to the Black Friday Sale. To pacify the upset customers Olight will be releasing a limited edition of the Olight S1R II in Titanium on Cyber Monday with the catchphrase “Keep the Spirits Up”.

olight S2R II titanium limited edition keep the spirts up flashlight -  cyber monday

Thrunite BSS V4 has been rereleased. This is the Thrunite version of the already-released Wowtac BSS V4 (which has been reviewed).

thrunite bss v4 flashlight

Weltool releases the TC68 Tailcap, which is compatible with surefire E series, click Z68 style.

weltool tc68 flashlight tailswitch  for e series

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What’s New with PhotonPhreaks

You’ve received this because you added your email address for “promotions, new products or sales.” Here’s a quick rundown of the latest happenings:

  • First off, Black Friday! use code BLACKFRIDAY2020 for 20% off any order of 2 or more items!
  • For those waiting on the HDSRB, we’re at the homestretch! Lenses are complete, bezels are being cut as this article is being written. Keep an eye out on social media or your email next week to process your order and confirm your shipping address.
  • The Holiday sweater mentioned in the previous briefing may not happen unfortunately. Two vendors canceled due to the high quality sweatshirts I wanted being out of stock. I’m still working on it, but no promises. 🙁
  • We will be releasing a limited edition patch for Christmas, pictures will be posted soon so make sure you’re in our facebook group.
  • I started a Facebook Group Chat to hand out and chat flashlights, feel free to message us on FB if you want to be added.

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