Lumencraft Gatlight V3 LED Flashlight, a Hoity Toity Precision-Machined Jewel

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Flashlight fetishists will be happy to know that the Lumencraft Gatlight is now available for pre-order in its version 3, and this one's made of titanium. Running on a lithium battery and displayed in a solid wood display box, this tiny LED flashlight is more of a work of art than an illumination tool.

Not only is each of its 79 parts precision machined, its brightness can be dimmed using a little controller on the back. Here are a few more shots of this over-engineered oddity, plus pricing info, if you have to ask:

Illustration for article titled Lumencraft Gatlight V3 LED Flashlight, a Hoity Toity Precision-Machined Jewel
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Illustration for article titled Lumencraft Gatlight V3 LED Flashlight, a Hoity Toity Precision-Machined Jewel
Illustration for article titled Lumencraft Gatlight V3 LED Flashlight, a Hoity Toity Precision-Machined Jewel
Illustration for article titled Lumencraft Gatlight V3 LED Flashlight, a Hoity Toity Precision-Machined Jewel

You'd better be serious about flashlights to want one of these Gatlight V3 TI units, though—the flagship model will set you back $370.

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Hi Guys... I am actually one of the 2 designer of the GatLight V3.... the post up here mixed our old version V2 with the V3. The V3 info is available in this press release here: http://www.lumencraft.net/hosted/gatligh…

To some posts: The V3 is actually using an LED that outperforms the Cree LED by about 30% according to our hot spot measurements and reason why we did not design the V3 to use the Cree LED.

Our old V2 version was using the now inferior Luxeon LED to which you refered. The V3 is 2.5 times brighter than the V2.

Regarding the other comment on reducing the complexity. First the screws we use are not custom machined. But for the V3 we'll likely use custom machined screw, why? Because the quality of stock screws is simply pretty bad if you take a closer look. Also casting is not an option because the part would be produced faster but the finish you'd get would be so inferior that you'd spend a lot more time getting some decent finish. Trust me a lot of smart people have tried to reduce the complexity. If you think you have a way let me know (just use the contact form on lumencraft.net) If you're right and your suggestion works I'll give you a free light.

Anyway thanks for all the nice comments.