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Question about the Prometheus Beta QR

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Kal West, May 10, 2014.

  1. Kal West

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    I just bought the Prometheus Beta QR and I am really disappointed!
    The flashlight portion works perfectly. It has a very nice white color that is pleasing to the eye. High and low beams = very cool.

    But the connector....
    The quick release connector is very loose inside the flashlight. Unfortunately, that is intentional by design! I e-mailed the creator and he said it is supposed to reduce risk of accidental release.

    I am very bummed out by this, especially because I had such high expectations beforehand. The wobbly connection makes it feel cheap and like I can't trust it to hold properly.

    Is there anyone who has experience with this flashlight? Should I keep the product or request a return? I feel really dumb about it because I didn't realize there was a specific disclaimer on the website that informs of this issue. I like supporting small companies with unique products! But I feel like I just lit a torch to $60...
     
  2. Kal West

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    Here's a pic
     
  3. jabe1

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    Jason thinks things through very well before implementing a design. I'm sure it is quite intentional. I have the copper version, and it is loose also. Not to the point I would worry about it, but enough to keep pressure off of the bearings.
    Send him an email outlining your concerns and see what his response is.
     
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    I've got the copper version also and the QR is loose but doesn't cause me any concern. I can pull on it very hard and it doesn't give way so I don't think accidental release could occur. It's a shame your disappointed they are a great light but ultimately if you don't like it ask him if you can return it.
     
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    I've been running one since the Kickstarter shipped. The connection is very solid. Use it without worries. In no way is this a "cheap" connector. It works perfectly.

    My only "criticism" of this light is the size. The space needed to implement such a connector is not small. The overall light+connector+ring is longer than I want a AAA to be. But it's the way it is and honestly, it carries just fine. For a shorter length and more light/run time, I actually put a 47 Mini 123 on my key ring. The Beta QR is now dangling off the turn signal lever in the car.

    Ken
     
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  6. Kal West

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    Thanks for the help guys!
     
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    In a perfect world it would have been a bit more compact and a tighter fit. Instead he worked with an off-the-shelf brass connector which is sturdy and replaceable. Frankly, most builders go proprietary (for sake of initial impressions) and when it breaks there isn't much support. I have to give him some kudos for this.

    If you want a quick disconnect light this is the only one to choose. You would have to figure our another connector for another light to match the functionality and it wouldn't look as slick. Plus the light itself is terrific.

    Not every light is for everyone tho! And that's ok :).
     
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  8. Kal West

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    I've decided I will hang on to it for myself, or give it to my dad for Fathers' Day.

    It's a beautiful piece!
     
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    I'm with you OP, ordered the copper unit and was not impressed at all when it arrived, this was when they were first available and all the rage. I held on to it for a while but never carried it and eventually sold it off, don't miss it one bit.
     
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  11. Kal West

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    Lmao KeyeEl!
     
  12. JustinJ
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    there is a bit of play in mine, but I wouldn't call it very loose. it strikes me as appropriate for the type of connector it is.
     
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    [​IMG].
    I have been carry mine since the kick starter shipped. It's never come unhooked in my bag or pocket once. It is longer than I imagind, but it doesn't bother me. It's a pretty light, IMHO


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    Mine's never come undone accidentaly either. It wiggles a bit, but that's the nature of that connector.

    If you wanted you could probably use Sugru putty to put a bit of material between the connection. It would stop the wobble for sure, though it might increase the chances of an accidental disconnect.