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    My new lights

    Hi guys, please see attached some of the final casing images of the two lights built recently. Thanks to all of you for inspiration and advice.
    Regards,
    Thys


    The details:

    The Supernova Triple Star is a torch body with three Cree XRE’s (about 660 lumens at 1000 mA)


    The Supernova Pocket Rocket based on a design by light building genius “Troutie” from the UK. Six Cree XPE’s (about 1100 lumens at 700 mA)
    This little light is super small…..hence the name..
    Versatile for helmet or handlebar due to the flat profile.
    I home anodized it “Tangerine” Came out speckled due to the “special” material used. Both driven by Taskled’s drivers. (best light drivers in the world!) Thanks for all the advice George.
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    How have you got your logo on the side?

    Does “Troutie” know you've copied his design? ;-) Liking the colour.
    Last edited by allport; 07-27-2009 at 08:57 AM.

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    Fantastic finish on the Pocket Rocket! What is the special material used?! I have a home anodising set up and would love to get that effect!

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    That's awesome.

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    The logo was laser engraved on. Yes, I discussed with Troutie before I posted. He has seen all the pictures and asked before I posted on the forum.
    regards
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    Material to blame!

    Quote Originally Posted by piesoup
    Fantastic finish on the Pocket Rocket! What is the special material used?! I have a home anodising set up and would love to get that effect!
    Hi Piesoup, material was to blame for the finish! It was a special alu with a mix of other metals to harden it. When I anodised, It came out spotted, almost a gun-metal finish.

    I wasn't meant to but I have had a few comments of guys actually liking it like that. Troutie as well.

    thanks for all the nice comments.
    Thys

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    Lawyers and Hit man are on their way to SA


    Nice lights there
    I had some anodising come out like that and the ano bloke said it was the grade of ali to blame too many other metals in the alloy mix
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Lawyers and Hit man are on their way to SA


    Nice lights there
    I had some anodising come out like that and the ano bloke said it was the grade of ali to blame too many other metals in the alloy mix

    hi Troutie, as they say "Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery".
    Consider yourself flattered by your fantastic designs.

    BTW: thanks for the advice on the waterproof connectors.

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    Nice.

    You yarpies build lights just as well as you play rugby, unfortunately.

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    Very nice indeed Thys.

    Just be careful when you post on The Hub, you might get your inbox full of orders !! :-)

    What battery are you using ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thug
    Very nice indeed Thys.

    Just be careful when you post on The Hub, you might get your inbox full of orders !! :-)

    What battery are you using ?
    Thanks!
    ha ha, no orders till after the trans bav !!
    I am using 4 x 3.7v 2500mA cells which I got from DX. they run in series ie 14.4V 2500mA

    For the Pocket Rocket, Maxflex driver running on 500mA max output.
    For the Triple, bflex driver running at 1000mA max output.

    Currently waiting for Dstar's housing. I am building a triple MCE!! it's gonna be awesome.

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    Not A Happy Trout

    Ok where do I start .

    A guy mails me wanting details for buying one of my lights as a kit and asks loads of questions , Fine He wants to know how to build it Great .

    Then I give him a breakdown of the costs involved ( no problem )

    He then buys only the XPEs / optics/ switch / and maxflex and then asks a load of questions during the build Fine I think he is making his own housing again no issues with this its a free world .and I will happily help out a fellow builder .

    a few weeks pass and this guy emails me with some pics and suprise it looks like one of my troutlights , Well I am sort of flattered as it looks soo good.
    He asks me if it is ok to post his build on the forum OK I say do it with my blessing .


    I now feel a tad used and abused and am normally an easy going sort of bloke as it has come to my attention that this guy is going to copy my design and sell them .
    Not only that but he is also copying a light from brighter-lights.com and it looks like he is about to copy and sell Deestas light too

    linky to his post on another forum
    and here is his price list to proove it is not a bad dream



    And if to add insult to injury this guy also has used my beamshots to advertise (his creative products) to his would be customers .

    Now I know all my stuff is in the public domain and I have no patents on these things and I dont mind folks copying my stuff to use but it is a bit low to rip someones design and then have it cncd up and on the market with even checking if the designer minded


    Thanks Thys
    good luck with your business venture but dont ask me for any more advise
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    That's just not cricket. Why would you do that?

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    Hi Chris, I reply'd to your personal mail to appologise. I will completely withdraw this if you wish.
    regards
    Thys

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    it was bound to happen. At least console yourself that yours were copied and also for R2500 you could by 4 DX lights.

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    Quit your *****in...

    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Ok where do I start .
    (snippage)
    Thanks Thys
    good luck with your business venture but dont ask me for any more advise
    I've heard imitation is the best flattery.

    He really likes that UK craftsmanship. He even has the Supernova Altair.

    //edit - Stupid MTBR asterisked my headline... But this guy's a dick. Selling knockoffs of someone else design blows.
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    ....`kin WAANKER!!

    ..........

    ..even the brand name is a ripoff!..
    ..i wonder what the guys over at https://www.supernova-lights.com think about it?
    ...Scun.thorpe, UK

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    Bourne Identity...

    Quote Originally Posted by HEY HEY ITS HENDO
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    ..even the brand name is a ripoff!..
    ..i wonder what the guys over at https://www.supernova-lights.com think about it?
    https://www.svw.co.za/copyright.html South Africa is a Berne Convention country.
    Blah blah blah - wikipedia quote - use at your own risk:
    Under the Convention, copyrights for creative works are automatically in force upon their creation without being asserted or declared. An author need not "register" or "apply for" a copyright in countries adhering to the Convention. As soon as a work is "fixed", that is, written or recorded on some physical medium, its author is automatically entitled to all copyrights in the work and to any derivative works, unless and until the author explicitly disclaims them or until the copyright expires. Foreign authors are given the same rights and privileges to copyrighted material as domestic authors in any country that signed the Convention.
    This would probably mean that Troutie and Deesta are entitled to royalties.
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    OK guys dont be too hard on the fella he has sent a public apology and a private one and also has taken down his forsale stuff.
    And I am just a big softy at heart .

    I think he has learnt a big lesson today and will respect the feelings of the aggrieved parties . and may even design and build his own light in the future

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    When you're up your up...

    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    OK guys dont be too hard on the fella he has sent a public apology and a private one and also has taken down his forsale stuff.
    And I am just a big softy at heart .

    I think he has learnt a big lesson today and will respect the feelings of the aggrieved parties . and may even design and build his own light in the future
    But he has sullied the fine workmanship of the Trout. I, for one, feel violated and I don't know why.

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    Bruce your posts are a work of art and always make me laugh
    I am wondering about the beers you brew
    Aint it about time you had a new Troutlight yours must be worn out by now

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    Some people... grrrrrrr


    lol @ no actual beamshots.


    Its nice to see the original ideas posted by Troutie, Deesta, Ktronik et al who have put a bunch of original ideas out and make a little on the side. Big help to the community.
    Keep it up guys.

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    Blame it on the Rain...

    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Aint it about time you had a new Troutlight yours must be worn out by now
    [song for subject] (not safe for listening - click at you're own risk)


    It's your own fault. A quad Cree R2 is quite bright and I haven't rationalized the purchase of a 6-XPE yet. That and I'm not back into worrying about riding at night yet. I'm sure you'll jack your prices come Sept/Oct when I'm desperate for a bright light fix - just in time for new product year. Hopefully the dollar will climb a bit by then and the XPG's will be out also.
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