In case you haven't heard, Pat's been secretly selling them (until now) through personal orders, requested via Facebook.
The old, faulty models that people were breaking have been replaced by MUCH nicer sticks that are wrap-resistant, weighted perfectly, and bright as hell.
So where do I start?
Patrick currently has 4 models available for purchase at the moment:
- 3bulb superflux-$20
- 4bulb superflux-$25
- 4w-$50 (toggle switches will not fit)
All sticks use 1 A23-sized battery. Energizers work best and have the least chance of glitching your stick. The place where we all get our brand-name Energizer A23s can be found here.
Let's review some of the terminology here:
3w = You've seen these before. The classic, 3-bulb model with the diodes either facing >>> or >><.
My 2.5w pair. (Pink and UV Purple are only available in 0.5w bulbs, not 1w.) Green, Pink, and Red going >>>. I went for a Watermelon effect here.
4w = 4 bulbs. Any color combos. Each bulb acts as a resistor, prolonging battery life at the cost of a bit of brightness. NOT FOR BEGINNERS (They are delicate! People seem to forget that these are electrical devices, after all) Great for blending colors!
Superflux = Special economy bulbs that are much dimmer in comparison to the regular 1w bulbs that Patrick uses in his regular sticks. The advantage to these (besides price) is their insane battery life. A single pair of batteries have been reported to last a whole week of nightly usage. Any color available! The brightness on these babies is comparable to freshly-cracked industrial sticks.
My Superflux pair. Solid Yellow and Aqua (Blue bulbs in a stained case)
Battery style = Battery holder on the top of the stick, or the bottom. The bottom makes the stick feel much heavier, and enables the hook to be illuminated when the stick is lit. Top battery holders make the stick feel faster and lighter, even though on paper they are the same weight. Personally, I'm a fan of the battery holder being on top.
Casings = Hexagonal, Military, or Omniglow. I'm not an expert on these; you'll have to ask Patrick. But basically, these are your options for your stick's housing..
If you have any questions, feel free to talk to Patrick directly. He was very helpful when it came to ordering my first LEDz, and he's a bro on top of that. He offers free repairs on all of his sticks [as long as no parts (bulbs, wiring, etc.) have to be replaced] and even offered to ship me out a brand new pair of LEDz if I wasn't satisfied with the 2.5w pair I received. He's just a regular guy, after all. And as such, he has a life too. Your mileage may vary when it comes to ordering LEDz.
IF YOU WISH TO BE INVITED TO THE FACEBOOK GROUP WHERE YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDER, PLEASE PM ME HERE WITH YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE.
Edited by Overslept, 26 February 2012 - 07:39 PM.