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PostPosted: Jul 11, 2007 2:00 pm
by JonSidneyB

Sorry I have been missing for awhile. I recently moved and the move did not go that cleanly and I have been commuting 800 miles to work on selling my old house. It closes in a few days.

Does anyone else want to see this light? Who has it now?

Thanks guys :)

PostPosted: Jul 11, 2007 2:40 pm
by driggs
JonSidneyB wrote:Does anyone else want to see this light? Who has it now?

I currently have the modified StenLight.

It was received with a bent blade mount bracket, slightly cracked glass, and a serious short/open in the lamp-side connector. The short is so bad that I didn't dare use it as a primary light.

I compared the modified Sten to my own Sten (stock LEDs, but with reflectors) this weekend in Hellhole Cave, WV. Because of the short, I did not try to evaluate battery life. The modified light has a broader and more diffuse beam, noticeably "smoother" than the stock optics, slightly more so than a reflector-ed Sten. It is brighter - perhaps not an entire setting brighter, but definitely brighter. On high and turbo, this is not very noticeable (because you're viewing things so far away, presumably). However, on low and medium, it may be bright enough to allow one to use one setting lower than normal - and presumably saving battery by using a lower setting.

My opinion is that if I were purchasing a StenLight new, and had the option of purchasing a stock vs. a "super" Sten for $30 - $50 more, WITH warranty, I'd probably buy the upgraded Sten. If you already own a Sten, it may not be worth the effort/risk to upgrade unless you do long expeditions and are trying to squeeze as much light out of a battery as possible (or if you just must have the brightest light possible).

PostPosted: Jul 11, 2007 10:03 pm
by caverdoc
I wanted to try the light out but it sounds like it has been seriously bashed about. I'm definitely a Sten devotee and want to get a second lamp head, since I have a second battery I have yet to use.

I'd be willing to buy the "upgraded" model for a reasonable price. :woohoo:

Doc Kennedy

PostPosted: Jul 13, 2007 9:04 am
by JonSidneyB
One of the reviewers asked if I wanted a torture test done. I think I told them that it was not needed as this would be the same in durablity as any other Stenlight. I am not sure this is what happened to this light or not but it seems it had a rough ride. :)

When there is no one else that wants to see this I would be happy to sell it. It would be discounted of course in its condition.

PostPosted: Jul 13, 2007 10:02 am
by JoeyS
driggs wrote:... (or if you just must have the brightest light possible).

Yes I must. :banana:

And just so yah know, you voided the warranty long ago when you swapped optics.

PostPosted: Jul 17, 2007 1:45 am
by JonSidneyB
the prototype is on ebay now.


PostPosted: Jul 27, 2007 6:29 am
by JohnnyM
JonSidneyB wrote:the prototype is on ebay now.


will your website be working again anytime soon? And did you get my last email asking for your new address/phone number?

Best regards,

John M.,