Beta Flex Arm Accessory
The Beta Flex Arm lets you get more out of your Beta QR Flashlight. The arm snaps into the QR receptacle on the back of your Beta light and a strong Neodymium magnet holds the arm to any magnetic surface. The magnet is covered by a rubber boot to prevent marring delicate surfaces, and prevent rotation when mounted on a vertical surface. I keep one in my car for roadside emergencies and we also use them around the shop for mobile task lighting. I even have one inside our laser cabinet so we can set up work more easily.
The gray plastic connectors are now 3D printed in house on our Formlabs Fuse1 powder SLS printer. The Nylon12 material is durable, UV, and chemical resistant.
Loc-Line (the black & orange segments) are commonly used in machine tool coolant systems and other industrial applications. The material is chemically resistant to petroleum products, coolants, and most common chemicals. It's quite expensive but it will take whatever you can throw at it.
The brass connector is machined in house and features a small o-ring that helps keep the entire light from twisting when you activate the head. If the main o-ring on your actual light is not well maintained (lubricated) then you may need to use two hands to activate the light.
I always have the Beta on my keys and I keep a Flex Arm in my glove box just in case I need to look under the hood or change a tire in the dark. I also keep a Beta, pack of rechargeable batteries, and Flex Arm in my tool bag at home.
We use a number of Flex Arms around the shop as mobile task lighting, or even fixed to different tools that didn't come with lights. If you use rechargeable batteries (I know you do) then you've got a task light that is mobile, positionable, and cord free! Yep, awesome.
- Beta Flex Arm
- Rubber Magnet Cover
You may need to be smart when positioning the Flex Arm so that isn't easily dislodged. That's okay though, 'cause you are smart and you got this. The further the light is from the magnetic base, the more of a lever you are creating. Keep things compact. Brass and copper lights are much heavier than the aluminum (black and nickel) Betas. Be advised. If you need to reduce the length of the arm, no problem! You can break a joint by bending the segments. Snapping them back together is tough, but it helps if you can push against a surface.
Arm MaterialAcetal Copolymer
Connector MaterialC360 Brass
MagnetNeodymium Grade 42 (25 lbs.)
Where it's Made
304 Stainless steel cold-forged split rings replace the original carbon steel "round" rings. Carbon steel has better spring tension, but the coating wears off and then they rust.