Same awesome, smaller size!
I've been selling "shorty" bodies for Alpha flashlights for years, but this is the first time we've offer them as stand-alone lights.
This variant features a Triple LED format and a variety of new options for LEDs and Optics.
Battery type is IMR 18350 ONLY. Standard lithium ion batteries (non-IMR chemistry) in any size CANNOT handle the 3.4A current drain. Using these batteries are DANGEROUS. Appropriate batteries can be purchased here.
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Alpha lights are assembled to order and may take up to two weeks to ship, depending on our current workload.
The Alpha wasn't always a classic, but my three original finishes are back from a very long hiatus. basically I wasn't able to keep up with the workload, but the current Prometheus team numbers six souls and we can get a lot more done. An 18350 battery is 1/2 the size but only 1/3 of the overall capacity. This makes the 18650 great for a work/utility/duty light when you need to use it regularly. The smaller 18350 is more suitable for EDC (Every Day Carry) and casual use.
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.
We are currently offering the following LED options:
- Nichia 219C (4000K) ~850+ Lumens / 92+ CRI
- Nichia 219C (5000K) ~950+ Lumens / 92+ CRI
- Nichia 319A (4000K) ~950+ Lumens / 80+ CRI
- Nichia 319A (5000K) ~1100+ Lumens / 80+ CRI
The Alpha Shorty is assembled with your choice of optical beam angle. The narrow optic will give you the most range and smallest hotspot. The wide optic will give broad flood of light over the entire beam, with a slight bias towards brightness in the center. Most people choose the narrow, but for a small light I personally prefer the wide. It produces a huge wall of light with very even flood illumination across the beam angle.
Glow in the dark insert:
You may choose to include (or omit) a glow insert around the LEDs. This insert is made from the highest quality glow material and is manufactured in-house. It's bright enough to be used as it's own light source for several minutes (in total darkness) after being charged by running the light on 100% power for a few seconds.
|Battery||Single 18350 lithium-ion (4.2V)|
|Nichia 219C Output (4000K)||~850+ lumens OTF (minimum)|
|Nichia 219C Output (5000K)||~950+ lumens OTF (minimum)|
|Nichia 319A Output (4000K)||~950+ lumens OTF (minimum)|
|Nichia 319A Output (5000K)||~1100+ lumens OTF (minimum)|
|3.4A regulated driver||"Icarus" Proprietary Driver (4.2V input) Programmable|
|driver UI||Fully User Programmable|
|run times (est.)||Burst = 20min, High =30min, Medium =173min, Low = 1000min|
|Optic Choices||Carclo: 10507 (spot), 10508 (medium), 10509 (wide)|
|window (lens)||98% UCL glass (2 side AR coated)|
|thermal interface||Bergquist Bond-Ply 100|
|clicky switch||McClicky "forward" click switch (it's famous!)|
|switch boot||Molded silicone|
|wire||Mil-spec silver plated 24 AWG, teflon coated|
|solder||Silver Solder (RoHS compliant)|
|body material||6061-T6 aluminum|
|Coating||Electroless Nickel (Hardness: 48-50 Rc)|
|driver mount (Blue-Label)||C101 Oxy-free electronic copper (H02 99% pure)|
|driver mount (Ready-Made)||6061-T6 aluminum (EN plated)|
|o-rings (Blue-Label)||Mil-Spec Fluorosilicone (70 Durometer Shore A)|
|o-rings (Ready-Made)||Buna-N "Nitrile" (50 Durometer Shore A)|
|threads||Body-to-head (1x28) body-to-tail (7/8x28)|
|lubricant||StClaire Nano-Oil (10 Wt.)|
|dimensions||1.2" x 5.75" (body dia. is 1")|
|weight||3.8oz (108g) No Battery|
|ANSI thead tolerance (Blue-Label)||Class III A/B|
|ANSI thead tolerance (Ready-Made)||Class II A/B|
|depth rating||300 feet for 5 hours (tested!)|
The Alpha Series is very small and very powerful.