NEW Thread about Legion II standard version is here
I've always wanted to make a light for myself, and after I had got the idea about Legion II, I knew the time had come to make a perfect light.
Basic ideas of Legion II is from Legion I & Spartanian II. Legion I was produced by one of my friend as a LED version of Surefire M6, and a regulation resistance was added in the tailcap to control the brightness stepless. Spartanian II was a little EDC light, with a ring switch, which look like Surefire U2, but really different. The switch design of Spartanian II was beyond Surefire's patents. With a Surefire U2, you can not turn the light on and then level UP/DOWN with the same finger, but with Spartanian II you can. A real "single-finger" multi-level flashlight. The UI is even more useful for a heavy light like Legion II.
There were some bugs in my past design, for example, Spartanian II' s control ring was not smooth enough, or it rattles sometime. People could not change the spring easily too. So, I thought Legion II should be a light away from these problems.
We made it. We catched the bugs, and drove them away. The control ring, supported by new Teflon bearings, are much smoother than old ones. "Switch 'feel' is absolutely wonderful, I want to say awesome." -- By a reviewer. The spring is stronger and can be replaced by users.
We designed a brand new driver for Legion II. The base circuit board is not a double layer PCB, but a four layer PCB. Nobody ever did. The feedback loop is designed very carefully and regardless of the cost. To get the precise regulation, we choose 0.007 ohm resistors from Vishay/Dale. Nobody ever did. Finally, we got a 27mm driver, without overlapping. In the lab, we got some data about the efficiency, nobody ever did.
We decided to use 3X18650 for Legion II, the question is: should there be a battery holder? It's not difficult, but to fit a battery holder for 3X18650, the diameter of tube will be larger and larger. For example, Ultrafire just released their WF-1300L, its housing diameter is 48mm. Legion II followed another way. The tube is the holder. We also designed a brand new tailcap for it. Nobody ever did.
* Powerful, Precise, Reliable Driver. ( We use 0.007 ohm resistors from Vishay/Dale. )
* Current Up to 3000mA.
* Longer Runtime Than Any Competitor In The Class.
* Best Current Regulation At Any Level, Without Audiable Noise.
* Reverse Voltage Protection
* 5 Exponential Levels.
* Thumb Control Without Strain On The Wrist.
* Revolutionary UI, The Easiest Way To Level Up/Down.
* Quick Access to Any 2 Default Levels.
* Built-in Battery Gauge.
* Over-discharge protection.
* Built-in Battery Holder.
* Ultimate Thermal Management.
* Custom Hi-End Parts.* B270 Multi-layer AR Coated Lens With 99.5% TransparenceLength: About 177mm.
* ALCOA 7075-T651
* CNC Machining
* TYPE III Hard Anodizing
Head Diameter: 53mm.
Housing Diameter: 41.5mm
L1 = 98 lumens, L2 = 157, L3 = 264, L4 = 456, L5 = 742.
Runtime with 3*Ultrafire unprotected 18650 cells:
2hours and 4 minutes!
With the built-in battery gauge, we can see how the cells work (Notice: From battery level 6 to 2, the light always keep the max output 742 Lumens, without dimming):
Battery level6 (full)->level5 : About 35mins.
Battery level5 (good)->level4: About 35mins.
Battery level4 (fair)->level3: About 25mins.
Battery level3 (low)->level2: About 15mins.
Battery level2 (quite low)->Warning->level1->Auto OFF: 10mins.
When the light is OFF, you can still turn it on for emergency. At lower brightness level, the cells can still provide some energy. For example, when the light shut down at MAX level, turn it on, and switch to the lowest level (about 400mA), then use the gauge, the gauge level might be level 4 (fair).
But I recommend charging the cells when the gauge is at level 3.
Jetbeam M1X: left ; Legion II: right.
LEGION 2 with SMO reflector
Runtime by wbp
Here is his review.
NeoFab Legion II - beamshots & run times
WBP & MrGman made another WOW review here
You can see the light's performance in real world.
Another review from AardvarkSagus will help you feeling this light monster.
Neofab Legion II review
I produce 30pcs of Legion II in first batch. They used best materials and best machining. Some of them are sent as sample, and some available for order. The price is $295. I will print laser S/N for each one, and send them with a VIP discount. With it, you can purchase any Neofab products at 90% in future. I will not produce this version of Legion II any more.
I also prepared another version, all Alu parts, and the material & machining costs are reduced. They have the similar quality as other brands, but still own the perfect Neofab Legion II driver. The price is $179.
The limited version will be sent within 1~2 weeks after your order (You can choose Left-handed UI or Right-handed UI.) And the standard version will be sent within 2 months ~ 2.5 months.
I accept pre-orders of standard version because:
1- I spend all my funds on the R&D of Spartanian II & Legion II, when I started my working, nobody knew whether the new structure is a daydream or not. I worked to get a new ring structure beyond Surefire's patent, nobody ever did. So that the R&D became much harder to me.
2- The bugs of Spartanian II have been fixed on Legion II, and the new structure will be applied to S2 too. I want to produce new Spartanian II bodies for all S2 users. But I didn't get funds back from the selling of S2. I hope to reach the goal now.
Thank you for your support. Really.
My email: southriver at gmail.com
You can choose smooth or OP reflector.
Smooth: Better throw, with a donut hole.
OP: Smooth beam.
If you want another reflector on the side, the price is $20.
Please pp to neoseikan at yahoo . co . jp (for cash) or
southriver at gmail . com (for creditcard, 4% paypal fee needed. not email@example.com!)
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