Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by SAKplumber, Nov 6, 2012.
From the Whatcha Got in the Mail thread:
Don't over-think the idea of getting one. Just do it!
I'm too indecisive and over-think every purchase. If I didn't, I'd have too much time on my hands.
Lol. Ordered the trits and the clips. I'm basically pot committed.
Yay!!! Look what I got!! Thanks WillyD!
This light is so awesome!! Ok, but I gotta be good between now and Christmas. No more spending!!
I find myself using mine around the house because I have it on me when I need one
someone add me to the Norland's list? *sigh*
Stax is due to get it after Tower is done with it. Send him a message with you address and ask him to send it to you after he's done with it. And don't forget to thank KAMM. Cause it was hers
No Prob. And thank you KAMM! (i could really use a licky smiley or a dog licky smiley here lol)
Any Canadians looking for a bit of Norland, shoot me a pm. I'm pretty sure mine's still around here
What a fascinating and elegant little light. I am not sure whether I want to mess around with the teeny rechargeable battery and the charger. But seeing such dramatic pics of those Quantum DDs on y'all's keychains (especially with the tritiums!) reminds me that back when I was a kid, the year 2012 was The Future.
I cannot find any information on whether or not it's waterproof. Any info on this?
Wow! I got the Noreco and Trits from SAKp tody. Thank you for sending it out so quickly. I'll see how the blue looks in the a.m. trax, no worries. There's plenty of cement left.
thank you, again, KAMM. We're not worthy! We're not worthy!
I don't know about water"proof", but it does have a tight o-ring (and it comes with a replaceable one), that IMO seals the light. I would expect typical rain (or the shower for neck carry) to be fine. I don't know if I would recommend going swimming with it though.
Relating to the o-ring. Here is Steve's response to making it smaller for easier twisting. I asked if they made slightly smaller o-rings.
I removed the o-ring to see if it would be suitable enough to operate one handed. It is noticeably better, but it still requires quite a bit of force to compress the QTC for higher lumen output.
What will Weasel Fat do, if having no o-ring doesn't help? This light requires two hands. I suppose if you really wanted too, you could remove the QTC and the o-ring and have a one-handed 100 lumen light, but the run time would be terrible.
Sorry, W, my bad! I didn't realize you had ditched the O-ring entirely and not replaced it. WF may still reduce friction between the threads, but I can't say for certain.
wd, it seems like there is a problem with your DD. I'm able to turn mine on and off with my left hand and that's with the O-ring still installed. I'm actually surprised I'm able to do that since this light is so short. Are the threads on yours gritty at all?
No. No problem. It's tight. I had two, both were tight.
I'd love to get it as loose as a Nano so I can make a neck light, but it doesn't seem like it will work.
With effort I can turn it on/off one handed. Too much effort for it to be anything more than emergency use/jewelry.
That's just my preference. I'm not taking anything away from the light. It it what it is.
I'd love to see a runtime plot of this at like 5 and 20 lumens. 8 minutes seems like so little, even at full on.
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