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Alpha flashlight special editions
same alpha, more awesome
SPECIAL EDITIONS: first come, first serve
These lights are our opportunity to play around a little bit. The selection always changes and we may (or may not) ever produce a specific combination again.
This batch of lights was Cerakoated by C&B Quality coatings. If you are on Instagram give him a follow (@candbqualitycoatings). Every light is a painstaking one-of-a-kind work. Cerakote is a bake-on ceramic coating typically used on firearms. It's very durable, but will show signs of wear with use.
- "Digital Camo" (get your Tron on) ($750)
Truly a one-off work of art and hours of hand labor laying out all of the PCB traces in the pattern.
Camouflage #1 (4 color with Raw Ti Clip) ($475)
A traditional camo pattern for the old school gang. Each color must be masked and sprayed individually.
Camouflage #2 (2 color with Black PVD clip) ($475)
This is really 2.5 color with some darker shading on top of the bronze. Black PVD clip is already included in the price.
I've been working on this driver for over two years. It's simple, powerful, and full of features even the most demanding flashlight enthusiasts will appreciate. A maximum current of 3.4 Amps delivers class-leading power and an advanced software platform lets you make Icarus a reflection of your unique preferences by programming it any way you like...
This driver is 100% designed, programmed, and manufactured (in the USA) just for me. Until now, I've been limited by "what is available," but Icarus is the realization of a long standing goal. No expense is spared, no shortcuts taken, no compromise accepted. I'm proud to put the Prometheus stamp on this driver as the crowning jewel of the Alpha platform.
All our lights are made in small volume to be functionally perfect, not cosmetically perfect.
Every custom flashlight is designed, machined, finished, assembled, and tested in my shop.
We use state of the art CNC machines, but a significant amount of hand finishing and assembly goes into each light. As a natural result, each light exhibits some cosmetic variation from one to another. Each light has its own character.
I do not intentionally remove "machining marks" from the lights because I like to retain some evidence of the process. I actually think machining marks are beautiful because they explain how the light was made. Each light has an experience and history even before it arrives in your mailbox, and some show it more than others.
During production, a light might receive a small nick, ding, or scuff. Aluminum is incredibly soft and it's very difficult to get a light through the dozens of manufacturing steps without a blemish of some sort. Sometimes a metal chip will get stuck between the part and the vise and leave a little dent. Even the paper transport cartons will scratch a polished or sand blasted finish before it's been plated.
When all the machining and finishing work is done, these lights are electroless nickel plated by a local plating company (sometimes dings occur here). This coating is extremely hard and wear resistant and will protect the light from now on, but at this stage any imperfections have been permanently "sealed" into the finish.
The point of all this is you should not expect to receive a light that is 100% cosmetically perfect. That's just not how low volume manufacturing works. If you can't accept this degree of uncertainty, you should stick with mass-produced brand ;).