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There’s a new TAD Gear collab available from CWF. This is a Micro Arcadian and features the TAD logo among other subtle improvements over previous Micro Arcadians.
In other Micro Arcadian news, here’s a mokume version, which features a Steel Flame pocket clip.
Not only does Jordy have the fantastic Cylon 18650 flashlight, but the “Caprica” is also being teased now!
More great news out of Focus Works. There’s a new 14500 cell flashlight on the way! This one will be called the “F2.”
Check out the pattern on this new Trident by Hanko Machine Works. This appears to be a Chevron or Herringbone pattern, and availability seems limited (as of now!). Skulls not included.
There’s even more info from Hanko! A “Double Twist” pattern is now available on the Trident, too!
Laulima had some Ions specially coated for USN by 4Bush Weapons Refinishing Systems. There are Armor Black, Coyote Tan, Sniper Grey, and Toxic Green. The finish looks incredible.
The SW01 “Baker’s Cap” tailcap have been released for Surefire e-series lights. These are available in black and natural HA3.
More tailcap news from Lumens Factory. The Z41 Tailcap boots are now available in Hard Press.
Serge at Lux-RC is designing a custom holster for the FL33 flashlight. The holster will be exceptional, as all of the Lux-RC products, all the way down to this custom button!
Here’s a bit of detail on that holster!
User Tim Johnson throws the Lux-RC FX30 triple emitter (bicycle?) flashlight onto a cap! Tim also threw a battery pack on the back and is ready to go mobile. Is this the worlds brightest headlamp?
Meton Boss has ventured into flashlights, and here’s the design that has been teased for months, finally in physical form! Looks great, and has some fantastic clip work. Also available are clips, boots and rings in alternate metals like superconductor, dark-ti, and zirc
Famed candlepowerforum member Mirage Man has made a return to the lathe! This can be nothing but good news!
Meanwhile, Mirage Man is already teasing Ti Damascus!
Mr Tube continues to experiment. Here we see a very detailed 18350 flashlight featuring a custom clip, a custom gold-colored ring, and what looks to be a damascus body. Very fine work.
Mr Tube also looks to be playing around with some Niwalker bodies. This is a copper spiral body for the ET Mini head.
Jeff Sapp has released some new stickers and magnets!
The newest “Insider” by Oveready is out, and does it drop some bombs! Most notable is this “MOFF” switch, described as a “speed switch.”
Also in the Insider is news of the Future BOSS! There’s a redesigned head!
Master engraver Panja has released some plans for a titanium Hanko Machine Works Trident. We can’t wait to see the finished product.
The only description Peng left for these four was “E1.5e.” All we know is that they’re gorgeous.
Vinh is making P60 lights again! This is run number 2 of this beefy flashlight.
Few details are available now but the SLT (Sky Lumen Tactical) P60 flashlight is being developed too. Among other things, it’ll feature a lower cost due to production in China.
Flashlight modder Tom has created some triple emitter (3535) boards with an interesting setup.
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The Astrolux ST01 is a compact 21700 cell flashlight, with a couple of emitter options (SST40/XHP50.2). This light looks to be an economical way to get into these emitter options if you aren’t already!
A new twist-head headlamp is available! The Brinyte HL16 can be twisted from a right-angle style to a traditional flashlight style light. It runs on a single 16340 cell, which is included.
Cloud Defensive has released some “Indiana Moonshine Lights.” Apparently designed to be ugly, they’ were available in both Rein and Owl format at a discount. PhotonPhreaks Group members knew about this as it happened, go join!
Cloud Defensive is also releasing two pistol lights. The EPL-C and EPL-D are still in the planning stages for now.
The Convoy S2+ will soon have a driver specialized for an IR LED!
Convoy has also released a new T3, which is an AA/14500 flashlight, and available in multiple colors!
The Emisar D4S V2 is now available with tint ramping and “instant channel switching!”
The Noctigon K9.3 is available with the same tint ramping, too!
There’s a new PL on the block – the PL47MU and PL47G2 enter the market. These are notable because they have an IPX8 rating, making them not just suitable for underwater use.
Since we can never have too many small flashlights, Lumintop has released a triple (XP-G3) version of the GT Nano! Our Flood Rings will probably fit this, if you’re able to confirm let us know!
More news from Lumintop – another twist on a popular flashlight. Here’s a single version of the FWAA! And it uses a reflector, too!
The Thor 1 now has an extension tube, allowing the use of a single 18650.
That extension tube is actually available for Thor 1 and Thor 2, too!
There’s a yellow filter available for the Thor II now.
This extension tube is available not just for the aluminum Thors (as seen above) but also for titanium. Notice that there’s a glow ring, too!
More Thor news. The Thor 1 now has a tactical ring suitable for not just the Thor 1, but also the FW3A, FW1A, and others!
More Thor news, this time in the form of a new LEP by Lumintop, the Thor 3!
Thor 1 is now available in V2.0 format. It features a stonewashed finish on the titanium, as well as a much more detailed flair around the head.
A quick hit of news from Lumintop. No more spare o-rings!
The Lumintop GT94X is a big beast of a flashlight. This is an updated GT94, and uses four SBT90.2 emitters, and four 21700 cells.
New to the market for Malkoff is a Holster for the Hound Dog!
The U22 III is a Manker flashlight featuring the SBT90.2 emitter. It looks to feature some level of waterproofness!
Manker has also released the MK38, which has either 8*XHP70.2 or 8*SFT40. Looks like a great light; it does have a handle after all.
One more tease from Manker, this time in the form of an unnamed zoom light model. It also has a twisty head!
Modlite is considering accepting Crypto for payment. What do you think?
The HRF Concepts Dual RAMP by Modlite is now available! “The Dual RAMP provides an ergonomic improvement over two flat buttons. The opposing angles of the buttons and center gap allow users to non visually differentiate both buttons with ease. “
One more bit of news from Modlite is the PL350. This is a combination of fitted Kydex holster for your pistol, which perfectly fits the Modlite PL350. A great combo!
Olight has released the “Baton 3 Dragon Phoenix!” This highly figured Baton 3 even has a design on the pocket clip.
The Ostation Portable Power Station price has been dropped!
Here’s why! This Olight product can be found on Amazon by the original maker, at a much lower cost. There seem to be no internal changes.
Rey has been toying with special anodizing on his titanium lights, and here’s a fine example.
There’s other Pineapple news, too! The Pineapple is now available in aluminum. And not just that, but also three colors! $29 and with Nichia 219b (sw45k) seems like a bargain.
The Skilhunt H300 is a new headlamp featuring TIR optic or a reflector. These have features seen in other Skilhunt headlamps, like magnetic charging. These both use the Cree XH50.2 emitter.
Surefire has released an AAA “micro-sized” flashlight which has the Scout mounting style body.
The Vapcell T42 is a high discharge 21700 cell pushing 35A. Seems to be a very capable cell!
The Wurkkos TS32 is a concept design with multiple SST20 emitters and a single SFT40 for throw. It will run on three 21700 cells.
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