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.
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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
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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 is the strength of steel, but nearly half the weight and unaffected by the environment.
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.
6061 aircraft aluminum creates a lightweight, strong core.
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.
Sapphire provides an extremely hard and scratch resistant lens.
- 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
- 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 ✓
$35K FREE CUSTOM ATLAS DEEP POCKET CLIP FOR EVERY BACKER
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.
Heat shield, end cap and button: hypoallergenic, precision machined, laser etched, natural or chromium tungsten coated (black).
High strength, 2X2 twill, 3K, UV protected.
Beautifully machined 6061 hard anodized aluminum, laser etched. Comes in multiple anodized colors — green, pink, brown and black.
Dual Mounting Options
Stainless steel pocket clip. Easily removed. Great for hiking and every day carry.
Light source: highly efficient, Cree XP-L provides 1, 50, 300, 1,000 lumens.
IPX-8, 3 meter submersible, 30 min. This light is water tight!
High end copper heat sink and thermal paste keep the LED cool and running efficiently, especially at high burst mode (1,000 lumens).
Extremely hard scratch resistant anti-reflective coated sapphire. Second to diamond, sapphire is essential to the rugged C57.
Atlas ring provides anti-roll, wrist strap connection
Full click turns on and off. Half-clicks allow quick movement through output modes.
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.
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
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