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Prometheus Beta-QRv2 Quick-Release AAA Flashlight

Prometheus Beta-QRv2 Quick-Release AAA Flashlight

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I would join immediately if brass was available. Any chance?
If copper was an option, I would be buying this instantly
Are people buying this primarily as a self defence weapon? Everybody has a torch on their cell phone so I doubt there is a great need for a torch taking up space on your keyring. Or you can get a tiny torch keyring that takes up a fraction of the space at a fraction of the weight. If it is designed for self defence is the torch sufficiently weighty and strongly made for that purpose?
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The only part of the price I don't agree with is that they are only offering aluminum, when previously there were other options available. Otherwise, this price falls in line with a decent AAA flashlight plus the quick detach (which is its own product, per the images). You're hardly going to find a quality metal flashlight under $10 unfortunately. The Massdrop AAA lights here are about as cheap as they get, which are just lumintop lights anyway.
Would that $10 be made of machined metal and made in the USA? The light is much better than on my phone, I use either depending on the situation. Happy owner for 2+ years here but it’s not for everyone - my wife gets those cheap $10 coin lights :D
60 lumen? I'll stick with OLight, 50% brighter and 1/4 the cost.
Benzo
This light is designed for high CRI and looks/build quality, really great for electrical work or use in any environment where you need to see colors as they really are up close.
The Klarus P20 is a great cheaper option if you need high output but want to maintain a high CRI. https://www.amazon.com/Diffused-Penlight-Klarus-Medical-Examination/dp/B074DHH3M2
Keth
Thanks for explaining and the recommendation.
While reading the description, I thought it scored a perfect 100 on the CRI- my heart skipped a beat XD
any idea what the little black paper square included with the o-rings is for?
kliklak
So you will notice the spare O-ring and not lose it. Otherwise it is useless.
kliklak
If you look closely enough you might notice “3M” printed on the square paper. If so the paper is designed to prevent the item it is shipped with from tarnishing enrout. You can buy the squares in different sizes yourself from eBay or Amazon and store one with items you want to prevent from tarnishing (patina). They last about 6 months, then replace it with a new piece of 3M paper.
I got one of these in a prior buy, I absolutely LOVE it.  Plenty bright, battery is still going strong, and the quick connect works great.  I have the black one and I love how the finish has worn, if you like a pristine finish I would suggest one of the other options.
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I'm not sure how long brass will take to patina, for example, copper out in the weather takes a full 10 years to go to that green color, though you can rush it along. Mine in copper that I've had a year and a half is darker, and a bit of color change. It's progressing, and I bought it to have something that will look good with dings from my keys and such, and I'm still happy with the look.
Chaostrophy
hopefully i don't have to wait 10years... much less if it still works after 10years haha
I still don't understand the difference for the Copper. Is it just a different material? Do the black & nickel lights function the same as the copper??
I would rather get the nickel, but I like the idea of "3 modes"
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Haha sir you definitely have lots of Lumens. Salute!
A.N.T
No, the copper and brass lights have three modes, they add a 1 lumen mode, I like it, I can dig though my bag without trashing my night vision. https://darksucks.com/collections/beta-flashlights
Why no option for brass on this drop?
I love my quick release keychain by Prometheus. I want this flashlight but I need it in all copper. Just saying.
I'll keep watching.
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Just released in Ti Also not pictured.
GotLumens
The Kappa was released in Ti, not the flashlight, sorry for the confusion :(.
Received my light last week and am loving it! Running my Efest 10440 350mAh batteries just fine. My only 'complaint' is that the O-ring is a little tight. I put NyoGel on the threads, but will need some break-in time for things to loosen up. Also the brass was not oxidizing at all. I took my dremel and a wire brush to the grooves, and 1000-grit paper to everything else. Waiting to see what happens...
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Looks like Corter Leather's
Snifter428
I'd suggest lubricating it only if you always carry it in a pocket. I've lost one head (on another AAA light) while jogging, because it simply unscrewed from the body because of vibrations. The body stayed attached to the belt.
Any shipping update?
I have these on all my keychains. They're awesome for a true everyday carry
How repairable is this? Not exactly the cheapest, so if I do join, want to know that I could repair and it last years.
it-man
send it back to the manufacturer to pay for repairs. If the manufacturer no longer stocks parts, you're on your own.
Pity the Kappa Kickstarter is ending now. Would be great if we had the option to change the half kappa type that comes with this drop.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darksucks/prometheus-kappa-keychain-quick-release
Has anyone ever heard of Peak Led Solutions? They have quite an array of flashlights in modular design? http://www.peakledsolutions.net/index.html
still loving this little flashlight, although the brass version doesn't patina so much without any manipulation. After so long the quick detach mechanism (canted spring coil) still works fine like day 1. maybe not day 1, more like day 20. Almost everyday i detach the flashlight for work and what not and it still attaches to the key-ring part with a nice click every time. The Nichia 219 LED was what sealed the deal for me on this one. Oh...it's a couple bucks more expensive than last September, and shipping cost double now.
Someone mentioned a clip -- is one available?
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They also sell them online and occasionally there is a manufacturer sale that drops the price on the charger and AA and AAA pack. In the US at least. Still need to get some lol...
What is the difference in weight between the two?
The two most important attributes of this light are 1) the use of the Nichia 210 LED and 2) that he has a unique method for detaching the light from a keychain. For the latter, go to his website for an explanation. With respect to the former, while not the brightest of the LEDs that could be used for this light, it has the best color rendition rating (CR.) When LEDs first came out one of the main issues was the strange white cast of the light. For those who need accurate color rendition like Forensic Technicians, Criminal Investigators, and Medical Personnel, the Nichia 210 is what they should use. For those of you who don't want to spend the money, there is a similar light, one that my coverman picked up from Amazon. He has had it on his keychain for a year and he has had no problems. However, it does not have the unique detaching mechanism that Jason developed for his light, something that is very useful. Also, the light with the Nichia is presently not available on Amazon. Howeveer, the light, called the Worm, is available with other emittors. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019H6BMOU/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Brass with Cree: https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Brass-Flashlight-Gifts-Everyone/dp/B011KJT4K6/ref=pd_sbs_469_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B011KJT4K6&pd_rd_r=J2GAM53SSS2SJJ9TH9NZ&pd_rd_w=38jue&pd_rd_wg=s8UO3&psc=1&refRID=J2GAM53SSS2SJJ9TH9NZ
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no worries, just want to make sure accuracy is there. for example, i appreciate corrections when available for when folks, like myself, are in search of components for diy projects.
kalieaire
At least you have two hands with ten fingers and can touch type. Imagine having only four toes on each foot and trying to type! That's why the Agency speant a fortune on modifying Dragon Natuarlly Speaking just for me. It is only recently that my very existence was declassified allowing me to talk about it.
No Brass...no buy...sucks. Need to add to brass gear.
I'd be in if it were brass or copper... I've still got a Beta-QR version 1 copper in my pocket, its a fantastic little light.
I just noticed the Newest sort option on the top right side of the drops page.
I've been scrolling through the entire drops page ( everyday) to find new stuff. *sigh* :)
I've been waiting for this...!!! Thanks heyheytyler (@Tyler )! Though wish copper or brass was available again.
Is it just me or the copper has only two modes? It looks like it does have three modes, but the last two have the same lumens. Anyone could help?
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I hope that short period of time using Alkaline won't cause much damage to the flashlight... I looked at the website and found that out, too.
edu.dad
it's 3 modes. it's pretty clear it's 3 modes.
1 lumen to 15 lumens to 85 lumens. you need to look at the ratios to understand how the difference works.
1:15 is 15x the original
15:85 is only 5.6x the original.
the huge difference makes it clearly obvious.
this sucker is BRIGHT!  Thumbs up
Individual shipments are being prepared now! Our warehouse team received the group's bulk order earlier and have already broken everything down into the individual packages. As soon as your package is scanned into the courier's system an email will be sent with shipping confirmation and tracking info.
Expect another update from us on 1/5 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
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Tyler
Please add with the light, additional information regarding the appropriate battery needed. And any other important instructions. Thank you.
Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 1/3 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Prometheus Beta-QRv2 Quick-Release AAA Flashlight and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 1/7.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/22.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
More Brass please!
dc_in_sf
I see the brass is no longer sold out, have joined the drop!