End of the Year SALE!
I am having an end of the year sale on all HexBright Ver3 colorsincluding the new Gun Metal Gray! The Ver 3 units have improved electronics and... Read more
New HexBright FLEX Color!
I am happy to announce the new Gun Metal Gray Version 3 FLEX. It is a beautiful light gray color FLEX packed with the more powerful CREE XM-L2... Read more
New CREE XM-L2 Board!
I always wanted to give FLEX owners the opportunity to upgrade/improve their flashlight with new parts. Here is a new improved CREE XM-L2 LED to replace your old... Read more
New Crenulated Front Ring
I made a short run of black crenulated front rings to replace the front ring on the FLEX torch. Some people like the look of a flashlight with... Read more
HexBright FLEX Version 2
I have been busy taking care of Kickstarter loose ends and also improving the original Kickstarter HexBright FLEX. This new FLEX V2 has improved optics, slightly better electronics,... Read more
Update- Loose Ends
I have been shipping out international units so please look for your FLEX in the next two weeks. With the exception of Germany, if you have not received... Read more
Overdue Video Update
I have not made a video update in awhile. I'm a little rusty...
First, I have been shipping international units. The process and the customs report is tedious.... Read more
International Shipping Update
First, last Thursday I started international shipping. Specifically, I sent a very small batch of lights to Canada to see if there would be a problem with the... Read more
US Shipping Update
First, I apologize for the update silence. I have had my head down and just getting FLEX's built and shipped. As a result, this week we will have... Read more
As promised, I posted a tutorial video on how to replace the rear o-ring. See below.
Again, if you want a replacement o-ring please mail a self addressed... Read more
Early Happy New Year Everyone!
To recap, Black, Silver and Green FLEX have started shipping.
I do not have Blue or Red FLEX to ship yet. They are being loaded... Read more
We are sending out another 210 black HexBright FLEX out into the world today for our Kickstarter backers and an extra 50 through our online store at www.hexbright.com.
Also, if... Read more
Today I shipped out the last of the plain-Jane single black FLEX to the $60 level US pledge group. As a very specific group, this is 20% of... Read more
First, I apologize for no updates in a while. I have been working out the bugs for the production line.
Second, I have the first pilot run of... Read more
Below is a quick demo of how to program the HexBright.
This will be familiar to some backers. For those of you who don't care about programming and... Read more
CREE U2 Samples!
I got a batch of the CREE U2 LEDs on the production aluminum boards. These U2s are more efficient than the T6s. But just as important, I have... Read more
More Production Parts!
We have initial plastic production parts fresh from the mold to put with our production aluminum housings. We put the modified Rev6 electronics into the carrier and have... Read more
Update #33 Production Parts!
wiki page updates at http://www.hexbright.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=mech
We have been doing fit tests, water-proof tests, and some light tests (see the wiki). I like posting to the wiki because... Read more
We are posting the day-to-day details to our wiki page-
This allows us to keep communication open without mass-emailing all the backers all the time. I still... Read more
We got Light!!
Well, actually we have had light for quite a while but some exciting things are in the works. Our latest commercially produced prototype (Flex v0.5) is working beautifully!! We are... Read more
Hello good backers!
Below is a new video update but let me go over a few points.
The devil is in the details, and details take forever, but we have... Read more
FLEX Electronics Update 2
A brief update on V0.2:
The buck-boost converter is working beautifully! The LED driver was tested driving at two current modes 500mA (180 Lumens) and 2A (630 Lumens) over the full... Read more
There is a new video update below.
PWM of amp control for the FLEX is working but the board is a bit of a mess. We are putting... Read more
FLEX ELECTRONICS UPDATE
FLEX V0.1has been assembled, tested and vetted. Like all V0.1 initial prototypes it had several problems which were easily resolved. All problems were related to component package errors in... Read more
Circuit Board/Reflector Dish
Quick update here-
We got our first round circuit boards in. Terry populated one for testing. There are issues to work out, but nothing major. We have a... Read more
Video Update with Outtake
All the surveys are out. If you have NOT received a survey then please check your junk mail folder. Please keep in mind most of the questions are... Read more
Video Update 2
Here is another video update stating-
1. Another round of surveys went out to the PRIME backers. FLEX backers will be last since they are the largest... Read more
Video Update 1
1. We have 500 PRIMES and 4100 FLEX units to make.
2. We are finishing up the FLEX electrical design (see details below).
3. We... Read more
12 Hours Left
There are twelve hours left. WOW!
I want to thank you very much for backing HexBright and believing in the project! Together, we have created a new and very cool... Read more
I have gotten a lot of email asking for the silver design.
You asked for it, you got it! I will offer the silver as an option along with the... Read more
FLEX Design- First Look
After launching the project we got a lot of support and backers and we also got a lot of good advice for the FLEX design. When it was clear... Read more
Thank-you Mark for tipping us over an amazing $150K!
Have a fantastic 4th to all our backers!
Six Figures Reached! WOW!!
Thank you Robert for tipping HexBright over $100K in funding!
Thank you everyone for getting us there! I am very excited that this is a product people like.
Please Vote Us Up!
We got a great write up "Worlds First Open Source Flashlight" at deviceguru.com which got put up on two big forums-
If you have an account please vote us up... Read more
We made our goal!
We launched Friday night two weeks ago and we hit our goal just under two weeks. Very cool.
This minimum goal was just enough to make the lights.... Read more
HexBright on Reddit top 25 Technology!!
Please vote HexBright UP!
I got an email asking for LUX numbers. LUX is a light intensity over an area. Specifically, a SI unit of illumination over a square meter. It's a good and... Read more
ONE THIRD IN ONE WEEK !!
Thank you # 145 !!
We have reached a third of our goal in just under a week.
We are extremely thankful to the lighting community and will continue to... Read more
Bloggers? We got 'em.
$2K in one day!!
Thanks to everyone for making our third day online a $2K day!
Please keep all the questions, comments, suggestions coming!! We are dedicated to making the light everybody wants.
HexBright... Read more
Day One at Maker Faire
Awesome first day at Maker Faire! Spoke to a ton of people, got a lot of good questions.
And the icing on the cake was to come home and discover... Read more
I will be at Maker Faire at the San Mateo Event Center today and tomorrow showing off my HexBright Prime. Find me at the iFixit booth space and I will... Read more