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Posted: 12/18/2005 3:18:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 3:28:17 PM EDT by Older_Crow]
Are you tired of that (POS) crappy LED illuminator or wish to replace that dead Tritium unit in your Trilux SUIT? Tired of spending $$ on batteries? Well…

Several of us are coordinating to produce a quality, rugged and compact replacement SUIT illuminator module utilizing a FUNCTIONAL YELLOW OR GREEN TRITIUM LIGHTSOURCE. We have finalized two designs, have a source for tritium vials, and have a machine shop lined up.

We are hoping to get the illuminator units out at under $50.00, but with enough volume the price could be even lower. Therefore I am posting this thread.

The unit will be made from hard anodized aluminum. It will ‘drop in’ and be secured with either 2 ‘O’ rings or a circlip (buyer's choice). It will be very close to the height of the original and lower than the LED module. The unit will not be an exact reproduction, as it will have a top flange on the unit that will mate within the SUIT's recess. The adjustment will be either a ‘T’ handle, like the original, or a knurled knob with an index. It will be a rugged, compact, and fully functional unit.

The Tritium vial source says that the lifespan is 10 years. We assume that there will be a slight loss of output over the first 7~8 years, followed by rapid decline at the 10~12 year point as the Tritium reaches exhaustion.

We do not have a production date established yet (hopefully within two months!), and we will not be taking any ‘advance orders’ at this time. But as soon as we get our pre-production models I’ll provide an update here.

We are not a commercial enterprise, just some guys that wanted to replace our own LED modules and knew that we were not alone.

If you'd be interested, please let us know here so that we can determine our material requirements and get an idea of how many units to produce. We then can compute realistic bulk pricing.

Please note that we are posting in several forums on the WEB and would appreciate that you only respond to one posting. This is to enable a realistic projected quantity.

Thanx
Older_Crow
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 3:21:28 PM EDT
id be interested....
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:57:37 PM EDT
Hell yeah! BSW
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:29:38 PM EDT
count me in
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 8:03:02 AM EDT
Very interested
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:02:18 PM EDT
possibly interested all depending on the price.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 12:49:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 12:50:45 PM EDT by Older_Crow]
You'll find the latest SUIT project updates HERE!
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