Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The C57 is an extremely rugged, waterproof, titanium and carbon fiber, high lumen flashlight.
The C57 is an extremely rugged, waterproof, titanium and carbon fiber, high lumen flashlight.
187 backers pledged $35,410 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

Atlas C57 | Carbon Fiber Titanium 1,000 Lumen Flashlight project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Atlas C57 | Carbon Fiber Titanium 1,000 Lumen Flashlight

$35,410

187

C57 Series

The C57 is the ultimate high performance light. Constructed of titanium, carbon fiber and aluminum. An efficient LED produces up to 20 days of constant run-time. Four light settings cater to every occasion — from moonlight to high burst.

The C57 is IPX-8 water submersible. Chromium tungsten and hard anodized coatings produce a rugged, durable finish.

The C57 is the most color customizable flashlight on the planet. From the carbon tubes to the anodizing color options. Also, the LED emitter can swapped out to allow even greater customization.

CHOOSE YOUR LOOK 

How do I specify my color option?

We will send you a Kickstarter survey at the end of the campaign to collect your color option, shipping address, additional replacement parts, etc. 

What is Cerakote?

Cerakote is a ceramic based finish that can be applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood. The unique formulation used for Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Each of these properties is rigorously tested to guarantee that Cerakote products remain at the foreforont of the ceramic coatings market. Cerakote ceramic coatings utilize state-of-the-art technology to out-perform any competitive coating in both laboratory settings and real world applications. - NIC Industries  

For more information about Cerakote, visit here

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The C57 is unlike any other flashlight. We start with an aluminum body then wrap the light in rugged, light-weight, high-end materials resulting in an extremely durable and strong flashlight.

Titanium

Titanium is the strength of steel, but nearly half the weight and unaffected by the environment.

Carbon Fiber

The carbon fiber provides an added layer of protection to the aluminum core, acts as an insulator, and keeps the handle at a moderate temperature in extreme temperatures.

Aluminum

6061 aircraft aluminum creates a lightweight, strong core.

Coatings

For the aluminum we use Hard Coat Anodizing and Chromium Tungsten for the titanium. 

 **Cerakote titanium end cap, heat shield and button is limited to the Snow Trooper model.

Lens

Sapphire provides an extremely hard and scratch resistant lens.  

Assembly of the C57
Assembly of the C57
  • Dimensions: 138 x 30 mm (5.4" X 1.18") 
  • Weight: 5.86.oz. (battery, clip and wrist strap not included) 
  • LED: Cree XP-L HD V5 Cool White CCT (5000-8300K) 
  • Output: moonlight, low, medium and turbo (1, 50, 300 and 1,000 lumens) 
  • Runtime from low to high: 20 days (480 hrs), 60 hrs, 6 hrs and 2.5 hrs 
  • Water Proof - IPX-8; 3 meters, 30 minutes 
  • Mount Flexibility: 1 inch and 30 mm 
  • Lens: scratch resistant sapphire 
  • Reflector: Orange Peel 
  • Potted Electronics 
  • Battery: Panasonic NCR18650B 3400 mAh 18650 rechargeable Li-ion 
  • Battery Options: 18650, 16340 or 2 X CR123s 
  • Button: reverse clicky, half step to change modes Mode Memory 
  • Features tail and head stand
STILL BRIGHT REWARD: One Atlas C57 flashlight with a limited edition microfiber drawstring bag and wrist strap, rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, and 18650 aluminum micro USB charger. Specify color option through backing correspondence.
STILL BRIGHT REWARD: One Atlas C57 flashlight with a limited edition microfiber drawstring bag and wrist strap, rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, and 18650 aluminum micro USB charger. Specify color option through backing correspondence.
CPF BRIGHT AND EARLY BIRD REWARD: One Atlas C57 flashlight with a limited edition microfiber drawstring bag and wrist strap. No battery or micro USB battery charger in this package. Specify color option through backing correspondence.
CPF BRIGHT AND EARLY BIRD REWARD: One Atlas C57 flashlight with a limited edition microfiber drawstring bag and wrist strap. No battery or micro USB battery charger in this package. Specify color option through backing correspondence.

C57 Package 

  • C57
  • 18650 battery and aluminum USB charger (optional on some rewards)
  • Microfiber bag
  • Pocket clip
  • Instruction pamphlet
  • Warranty card

$27K KICKSTARTER GOAL ✓     

$29K FREE HOLSTER FOR EVERY BACKER ✓    

Vinyl holster with velcro on the front and snap strap on the back.
Vinyl holster with velcro on the front and snap strap on the back.

$35K FREE CUSTOM ATLAS DEEP POCKET CLIP FOR EVERY BACKER

Stainless steel, chromium tungsten coated, laser etched deep packet clip.
Stainless steel, chromium tungsten coated, laser etched deep packet clip.

Twelve months ago in a newly framed detached garage we gathered as a team and set out to create something new, something that represents our love for design, engineering and our active lifestyle.  With three key elements in mind - durability, design and performance, the C57 was born.

Utilizing the latest technology in engineering, rapid prototyping and manufacturing allowed us to quickly innovate, prototype and test various designs.  With a team member on the ground in Asia, we were able to find high-quality strategic partners that could produce the required precision we needed to manufacture a superior product- from the premium finishes to the precision machining down to the potted electronics.  

INSTAGRAM  |  FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  PINTEREST


Titanium

Heat shield, end cap and button: hypoallergenic, precision machined, laser etched, natural or chromium tungsten coated (black).  

Carbon Fiber

High strength, 2X2 twill, 3K, UV protected.

Aluminum

Beautifully machined 6061 hard anodized aluminum, laser etched.  Comes in multiple anodized colors — green, pink, brown and black.

Dual Mounting Options

30 mm mountable
30 mm mountable
One inch mountable
One inch mountable

Clip

Stainless steel pocket clip. Easily removed. Great for hiking and every day carry.

LED

Light source: highly efficient, Cree XP-L provides 1, 50, 300, 1,000 lumens.

Waterproof

IPX-8, 3 meter submersible, 30 min.  This light is water tight!

Heat Sink

High end copper heat sink and thermal paste keep the LED cool and  running efficiently, especially at high burst mode (1,000 lumens).

Lens

Extremely hard scratch resistant anti-reflective coated sapphire. Second to diamond, sapphire is essential to the rugged C57. 

Atlas Ring

Atlas ring provides anti-roll, wrist strap connection

Button

Full click turns on and off. Half-clicks allow quick movement through output modes.  

Beam Profile

We tested the light beam profile against a white wall at 15, 25, 35 and 50 feet. The C57 has a very nice beam profile and projects light remarkably well at distances over 50 feet.

Cree XP-L beautifully centered reflector.
Cree XP-L beautifully centered reflector.
C57 on tour in the south pacific
C57 on tour in the south pacific
Atlas titanium heat shield
Atlas titanium heat shield
Rugged and Refined; carbon tube removed.
Rugged and Refined; carbon tube removed.
One inch mounted; carbon tube removed.
One inch mounted; carbon tube removed.

Risks and challenges

Every project has it's challenges, but we have a solid foundation that will allow us to avoid a lot of pitfalls that many product development startups experience.

Design and Engineering: To reduce design and engineering risk, we have built dozens of 3D printed parts, built over 15 full functional prototypes, conducted a list of engineering tests, and made hundreds of changes as the C57 has evolved.

Manufacturing: Having a team member in Asia who is familiar with local resources and is able to meet one-on-one with suppliers is essential to ensuring product quality. We have years of experience working in manufacturing and engineering and we know what it takes to ensure our product meets our high standard of quality.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    MOONLIGHT Backer
    You are the best! Thank you so much for helping launch the Atlas C57. You will be added to the founding patron page on our website. You will receive a special thank you email and you’ll have access to all our updates and videos.

    *Applies to anyone pledging $5 or more.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $139 or more About $139

    CPF BRIGHT AND EARLY BIRD
    One Atlas C57, titanium - carbon fiber, 1,000 lumen flashlight with sapphire lens, limited edition microfiber drawstring bag, and pocket clip. No battery or other accessories.
    Specify color option through backing correspondence.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 38 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $149 or more About $149

    BRIGHT AND EARLY
    One Atlas C57, titanium - carbon fiber, 1,000 lumen flashlight with sapphire lens, limited edition microfiber drawstring bag, pocket clip, rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, and 18650 aluminum micro USB charger.
    Specify color option through backing correspondence.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 105 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $159 or more About $159

    STILL BRIGHT
    One Atlas C57, titanium - carbon fiber, 1,000 lumen flashlight with sapphire lens, limited edition microfiber drawstring bag, pocket clip, rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, and 18650 aluminum micro USB charger.
    Specify color option through backing correspondence.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 16 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $179 or more About $179

    C57 SNOW TROOPER
    White Cerakote Limited Edition
    -C57 flashlight
    -microfiber bag
    -wrist strap
    -pocket clip
    -rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, and USB charger.
    ***Titanium parts will be Cerakoted white (end cap, button and heat shield, no laser etching)

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $279 or more About $279

    BUNDLE CPF BRIGHT AND EARLY BIRD
    TWO (2) Atlas C57, titanium - carbon fiber, 1,000 lumen flashlights with sapphire lens, two limited edition microfiber drawstring bags, and two pocket clips. No battery or other accessories.
    Specify color options through backing correspondence.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    BUNDLE BRIGHT AND EARLY BIRD
    TWO (2) Atlas C57, titanium carbon fiber, 1,000 lumen flashlights with sapphire lens, two limited edition microfiber drawstring bags, and two pocket clips. two rechargeable 18650 Li-ion battery, and two 18650 aluminum micro USB chargers.
    Specify color options through backing correspondence.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 11 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)