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Phreaky Briefing by PhotonPhreaks

Welcome to the 12th issue of the Phreaky Briefing! My goal is to provide phreaks like yourself with information you will all enjoy and value. I don't intend to spam or hawk my wares and I'll try to keep that to a minimum (site updates will be at the bottom of the email, I know you're really here for the news)
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High End / Custom News: 

  • Fellhoelter's JLATO prototyping has been progressing, Brian will have some available at BLADE show,  
  • Chaves Knives and Deadwood Customs are collaborating on a pocket clip featuring the distinctive Chaves skull
  • CWF Custom Flashlights will have a variety of Radmascus lights available at Blade, including one featuring a new milling pattern
  • Michael Amato was able to mod the FW3A driver into separate channels, Jared of JC Customs will have a couple of FW3A with secondary colored emitters available. 
  • Jason Hui of Prometheus Lights collaborated with knifemaker Tom Krein to create a copper and carbon fiber version of their respective Alpha models for BLADE


Curated in collaboration with bmengineer reviews

  • Klarus released the K1X, a single cell Li-Ion and NiMH charger with powerbank functionality  
  • Speaking of Klarus, they released a statement regarding purchasing their lights from non-authorized dealers, then slightly backed off and reworded their stance
  • Fenix released the HL18R, a dual beam pattern (spot & flood) AAA headlamp with USB recharging and a max of 400 lumens
  • The Acebeam W30  has been released. Instead of an LED, the W30 uses a Laser Excited Phosphor  (LEP) emitter for extreme throw with a relatively low output. 500 lumens and 2048m throw, powered by a 18650 or 21700 battery. The W30 is also intended as a dive light to 100m underwater.
  • Lumintop released a single AAA version of their IYP365, the IYP07. Offered in 3 colorways, the IYP07 will be available in either Cree XP-G3 or Nichia 219c for 130 or 80 lumens, respectively. Full article here.  

What's New with PhotonPhreaks

You're reading this because you added your email address for "promotions, new products or sales." Here's a quick rundown of the latest happenings:
  • FW3A customers will probably be receiving their lights shortly (depending on order date and the shipping method. Teacher on BLF put together a helpful thread about the light if you want to get acquainted before receiving it.  Click here 
  • I'm changing up the deal of the week and making the RovyVon Aurora A8 available in either the A8Y (amber, red blue secondaries) or A8U (UV, red, white secondaries) for $37! For those of us that aren't familiar with the A8, it's an enthusiast grade keychain light featuring a transparent body (to geek out over the electronics), a High CRI Nichia 219c main emitter putting out 350 lumens and your choice of secondary side mounted LEDs. All in a tiny, lightweight keychain sized package. 
    • As always, I try to offer the deals at the cheaper than anywhere else. Let me know if you find it listed elsewhere at a lower price
  • The next T-shirt design is in production! ETA is right after BLADE show, so about two weeks or so. Join our facebook group for a sneak peek. The PhotonPhreaks OCTO T-shirts are on their last batch for now so if you were eying one, get it before it's gone. 
  • 6 Panel phOwl Caps are still available, but Trucker Caps are sold out and may not be made again. Congrats to everyone that grabbed one.
  • I'm still working on the Flashlight News site but let's just stay it's still in beta for now as I figure where I'm going with this. I do hope to be putting 1 or two articles up there a month so make sure you sign up for email updates (as of now the email lists are kept seperate from this one).
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