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Copper and Current produced some “finished photos” of what’s being called the Hinton. It’s an AA light with a completely custom driver! The Hinton promises to be a very special light! Seen here is the light in stainless steel, but we know Copper and Current likes brass, so we hope to see this one in brass too.
Speaking of the completely custom driver from Copper and Current, Mike has a special request. A “big” (completely reasonable) request, to not reverse engineer something Mike has thrown every spare hour into. And not just for his work, but for all the custom works like these.
Frelux has begun production on the FML2!
Focus Works EDC has released more images of the Cylon, a custom flashlight collaboration with Skelton Blade Works. It’s possible to sign up for details at their facebook page.
Focus Works EDC is considering branching the Eryx line out into EDC pry bars! This would be a neat addition, and the matching clips would look great.
Hanko Machine Works obtained some “uncommon/obscure” titanium, and finished it in a way that the Trident has never seen before. It looks like the name of this finish will be “Prism Ti” and so far has been seen on Reactors and Total Tesseracts. Below in “Reactor.”
And here’s the Total Tesseract:
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Kyle Mattfield has continued progress on the wavien collar. Beam focusing has been the … focus…
Laulima Metal Craft has been embellishing the Hoku. Now it’s possible for this tiny little twisty flashlight to have tritium in the tail!
More news out of Laulima Metal Craft – they just closed the entry for a very specialized, engraved Jim Sornberger Malihini Ti edition. Not just engraved, but also special anodization treatment, it seems! What work!
LEO EDC Store has teased a glow in the dark flashlight, which is said to be in the works. We look forward to more details!
Lux-RC has released an update to the firmware for 371 v2.0 and 372 v2.0 drivers. This won’t affect many users, as it “Mainly it addresses FL33 v4 behavior and improves its user interface.” But those of you lucky enough to have a FL33, be advised!
Phongtep Supajinda teased another special custom light. This one is a 14250 cell light, and has been given special finish. Looks great! Unsure of availability and price at this time. Surprisingly, this one is a clicky!
Quadrupel is developing an E-Swith 1S Flashlight Boost Driver for 6V-12V. This is for 6V to 12V emitters, being run on a single cell. This looks to be an incredible project!!
Reylight has sourced a visible light black filter for his Pineapple UV.
Survival Tactics has teased…. something. Some tiny rechargeable lights that screw together when needed. Or something like that
WJMake is producing handmade leather EDC gear, and looks to have a special emphasis on support for Lumintop FW series lights.
Yellowday Energy has released a “Boba Fett proto.” This Wreck-It gets lasered, then blasted, then double coated, hand finished, then re-lasered! Much like Boba Fett….
One more from the Wreck-It pile – a fully custom Wreck It with very specialized CNC designs on the head and body. Also produced by Yellowday Energy.
Leo of LM Toolworks teased a beautiful engraved light. If anyone has been following the development of the Tala and wants a one off engraved one, join the facebook group.
The Acebeam W50 has been announced. This $2300 flashlight has active (fan) cooling, and is one of the most advanced LEP handheld flashlights we’ve seen yet. This LEP is focusable (like a zoomie) for different throw/flood levels!
Astrolux MF04S is now available in brass. Possibly the biggest brass flashlight in the world.
Another Fenix update is the E02R, which is now available in blue!
Fenix is also introducing a multipurpose Fenix E-Lite, designed for cap mount.
The Fenix PD32V2.0 is available now. Great for EDC, but also incorporating a momentary switch.
Fenix has updated the TK16 – the TK16V2.0 is now available. It’s a dual switch tactical light.
Lumintop EDC AA now has the optional accessory of a Turboglow bezel available in three colors. Red, green, and blue!
Lumintop has even more turboglow, too! This time it’s a new light, a 14500 “FW” type light. Lumintop named this the “Gift-G1.”
More Lumintop news! This time with the SD90, an incredibly featured Luminus SBT90.2 light with powerbank capability.
And here’s a better photo of the light.
Even more news from Lumintop! There’s a new copper keychain light available. The Pimi runs on a single 10180, and produces 100 lumens.
Lumintop has heard the requests, and is considering (by prototyping) the GT Nano in brass and copper. Are you interested?
More brass from Lumintop – this time in GT Micro form. Just a proto for now.
Lumintop is also developing a regular 18650 cell which has built-in charging! The charge port is USB-C!
Lumintop is also doing another un of FW3A with colored anodizing!
Lumintop hasn’t let go of the bunny logo everywhere! It’s still alive in Japan (on what looks to be Lumintops answer to the Sofirn LT1) Don’t tell Energizer!.
Olight H67 headlamp has a whopping 12,000 lumens, but not for the USA!
That’s no moon! Except in this case it is… Danny Wilkinson is making toppers to fit over the Olight Obulb. These look like little moons, and are available in multiple colors.
No more Olights on NealsGadgets! Neal announced that Olight has requested he remove all of their products from his store.
Streamlight has released the Wedge, a slim everyday carry flashlight in a unique and pocket friendly form factor.
Streamlight has a couple other new offerings, too. The TLR-7 SUB, a new version of the TLR-7 that is designed for Glock subcompacts
There are a couple other new Streamlights in the TLR RM series too – the TLR RM1 and TLR RM2 with lasers . These are rail mounted laser lighting systems.
Thrunite Has a couple of new lights. First is the Ti2 in green, which can be had for the cost of shipping!
Next is the Thrunite TH02, a Black Scout Survival branded red headlamp.
Vortex has introduced an interesting CR2 flashlight aimed at teachers – there’s a white emitter, but also an inset laser pointer and a flash drive the BS1!
Weltool has released the 2021 product catalog. You can find it on their site here. This 67 page catalog should cover everything you want to know about Weltool!
The Wuben G1 is an unusually slim keychain light.
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