At last I’m proud to be able to show off my little friend: The Spikelight V3.
More details will come later (including how to buy one). For now, here are a few quick pictures:
My new lens! Nobody else has a lens like this one. Part aspheric for throw and frosted elsewhere for a smooth flood.
Big switch. Very strong (7075 aluminium). Nice solid press. Non-mechanical (very hard to break).
No moving parts penetrate the sealed body so there’s no gaskets or rubber boots to fail.
No human can press hard enough to break this switch!
Nice wide elastic for comfort and stability. The battery pack is at the back.
You can swap the cells without ever taking it off your head and the light stays on the whole time.
Focus on the 18650 holder. Uses one or two cells in parallel. Big fat (3.53mm) o-ring makes an excellent waterproof seal every time – feel free to go for a swim.
Very simple and reliable Velcro strap to keep the piston-like cell holder in place.
The velcro should be good for a few thousand actuations, but can easily be replaced anyway. No breakable clips or hinges. Nothing to fall off. No fiddly screws or latches.
Case mounts to bracket with 4 screws. Can mount to other things too!
Note the back of the bracket. Smoothly contoured to fit the head. Comfort is at a whole new level compared to my previous offerings.