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Posted: 14/08/2018 17:33:14
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After the fall of the Samurai in the late 19th century they were forbidden to carry the swords in public or wear the 'topknot' in their hair. Those caught were publicly humiliated by having the topknot cut off.

A sad end, but times change.

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Posted: 14/08/2018 21:08:54
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royfellows wrote:

After the fall of the Samurai in the late 19th century they were forbidden to carry the swords in public or wear the 'topknot' in their hair. Those caught were publicly humiliated by having the topknot cut off.

A sad end, but times change.


In fairness there are a few folks that could do with humiliating by having their "top knots " chopped off ....

especially those that are bald with pony tails .....
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Posted: 14/08/2018 21:12:48
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My Trigon and MS both need some love. At some point, I'll have to send them.
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Posted: 14/08/2018 21:44:45
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Its a bit like Conner McGreggor taking up crochet.
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If he did I wonder if he'd take on the best at knitting at the craft show......Confused
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Posted: 14/08/2018 21:45:00
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The Fresh Prince of Portreath wrote:

My Trigon and MS both need some love. At some point, I'll have to send them.


You been saying this for 12 months, I dont look out for the postman
Laugh

MS is a collector item really, but Trigon as as powerful as anything.

Just put new upgraded emitters into a Mk 1 that's 8 years old, but kept in lovely nick. Charged £25
But if power is down, could be the battery pack, Li Ions don't last for ever.

By way for other readers, the TGX went on duration test at 8.0 this morning on Standard, still burning bright.


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Posted: 14/08/2018 23:54:21
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The Trigon still blows my 1500 Scurion clean out of the water. It's a hell of a thing. It is possibly the best lamp ever made.

It has performed flawlessly and just works after I have left it for ages in a box. There is something up with one of the connectors, but it will be because it is owned by a monkey and it has been abused in a horrendous fashion.

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Posted: 15/08/2018 09:30:16
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The MagnumStar is ridiculously heavy but is was the platform which was the first caplamp to put 1000 lumens on someones head.
Since then things have moved forward a lot.

Issue up until recently has been floodlights which have always been the weakest point. They have to be up against the glass to be effective but the heat track to ambient tends to be long. The latest Scorpion is to my mind the best lamp yet. Heat track to ambient from the floods is only 10mm and its a very versatile design.

Stu, ask yourself, do you really need anything more powerful than the Trigon?

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Posted: 15/08/2018 10:38:17
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Posted: 15/08/2018 15:52:42
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Back to the TGX, just completed duration test.

Standard Mode gave full light for 12 hours then went into a 'slow death' cycle for up to 20 hours when light was that low as to be practically useless. It did not go out, even when operating mode button.

I am very well pleased and will probably put into production the first batch shortly.

Pic below at 20 hours.



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Posted: 15/08/2018 16:42:26
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royfellows wrote:

The MagnumStar is ridiculously heavy but is was the platform which was the first caplamp to put 1000 lumens on someones head.
Since then things have moved forward a lot.

Issue up until recently has been floodlights which have always been the weakest point. They have to be up against the glass to be effective but the heat track to ambient tends to be long. The latest Scorpion is to my mind the best lamp yet. Heat track to ambient from the floods is only 10mm and its a very versatile design.

Stu, ask yourself, do you really need anything more powerful than the Trigon?


The Trigon is the apex of lamps IMO. The MS just makes my pupils smaller for the same effect
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Posted: 12/09/2018 16:30:42
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I have changed the design etc of the TGX.

I have dumped the alternative models as likely to confuse the buyer and kept to one new design.
This has the spot reflector plus one wide angle reflector close to the glass. This gives good foot level peripheral lighting and even output. frankly, the kind of 'magic' I was seeking all along.

I expect to have stock within a week or so.



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The Lynx X2000 is now discontinued in favour of the Scorpion X_8. Slightly more expensive but a far better lamp.

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