Side note: I also asked Simon from Convoy, but he said he doesn't really use a flashlight in his personal life.


that's fricken hilarious


Simon makes a living setting thirst traps over his lights, then clocks out for the day and uses his phone light. The man’s a damn genius.


Simon probably secretly carries a D4v2


πŸ˜‚ i was thinking the same. In reality he probably just grinds at work so much that its not a passion for him in his personal life.


What a legend


I think /u/calvinis once said the MS18 was his most-used flashlight.


Well it is his most recent[ NLD post](https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/bzeyjc/nldnew_sheriff_in_town/)


Lol, wtf. That’s a little disappointing, and pretty damn funny. But really I think u/Nelson_uk has it figured outβ€” Simon carries a Hanklight and didn’t wanna fess up to it. Also, brilliant question to ask him, u/ItsKYRO!




He must glows in the dark.


I'm amazed that this guy can assemble thousands of lights and still answer every email.


Maybe he was on the Chinese Olympic team I know they set some pretty high standards.


why are you getting downvoted lol


Idk I even giggled rereading it. A rule of thumb with humor; if you worry that you might be going too far, you have already not gone far enough. If everybody laughs, you have failed.


Some people assume you're racist if you mention another "race", even if it's a compliment.


i guess so yeah lol. i would just assume that any Olympic team would have high standards... Hank is Chinese, so naturally he'd be on China's Olympic team


Just common sense. πŸ™‚


bruh lol now *you're* getting downvoted!? πŸ˜‚ I saw what this was before the edit and I agree with you 100%


Good, I hoped you had. I decided to trim it up to keep this more r/flashlight and less not-r/flashlight, which is usually a pretty chill place. The truth itself gets you down-voted just as much as anything else, and often isn't welcome. I get that.


it's brutal. shoulda left your comments for the racist flashlight owners to get butthurt over lol... (... don't worry, we see you guys)


It was tempting, but, the high road has a better view or something...πŸ˜…


He doesn't have employees?


All his employees are called Hank.


Now I want to believe that he's the father of 9 kids, all called Hank.


"There are 10 of us, all of family Hank, each one named Hank. Slight differences in how you pronounce. Hank, Hank, Hank.. You are seeing now?"


He mentioned at one point that's it's just him and a colleague doing all the assembly.


He's mentioned working with another person before.


he said he had a parter a couple of months ago


Because he’s a based god


Nice... thanks for posting. That says a lot for the 219B 4500k considering all the options he's seen through the years and has available to him.


Yeah. He could put in whatever obscure emitter he wanted yet he still chooses 219B SW45K.


I got my first 219B SW45K just this past week because I always wanted the super bright emitters, but now I see why people rave over them, especially for indoors and up close range. Makes it seem like a "special" flashlight rather than a "normal" flashlight with it's unique tint.


I have a 219b sw45k kr4.. it's amazing indoors but I find it lacking when I walk outside at night.. ordered a rot66 gen 2 with the 219bs .. it's brighter but a bit too big.. so now I think I found the perfect solution.. I'm going to order a DT8 with sw45k soon.. it should have enough power with the extra 4 emitters that it won't be underwhelming outdoors =)


The answer definitely isn’t a different emitter. Just more 219b!


Yes, that DT8 should bump the output up nicely. I've got the sw45k paired with a W1 in a dual channel D4S V2. It's a great combo... Sw45k for inside & up close & W1 osram for when I need more distance/brightness.


I've been looking for a dual channel setup to order with the big battery tube. I think this might be it. Just a shame that W1 can't come in a lower temp so that the disparity between the two wouldn't be so obvious


Yes, I really like it. The 2 color temps are different for sure, but I haven't found it to be an issue. The 2 channels aren't going to be optimized for tint blending due to the intensity differences, but with instant channel switching it's just sort of like turning one flashlight off and turning a different one on. On turbo, with both channels on at max output you can see the whiter, hotspot of the W1's, but the hotspot is sort of where I'm focusing anyways if I'm using turbo and trying to see a far distance, so I haven't found it to be too much of an issue FWIW.


Thanks, will order it now. In black so I can get his new tube.


Sure, no problem, and yeah the bigger tube & battery option is a nice upgrade as well. It should have even longer runtimes with that larger capacity 26800πŸ‘


That'll be 8 hanks... in only a couple of months. What have you lot done to me


He's probably using it to inspect machined parts and pcbs so the high cri would be a plus


Is there a way to check what emitter I have?


If you could take a picture of the emitter, along with what light you have, someone might be able to identify it. It would probably be best to make a separate post inquiring about it, in order for more people to check it out though.


I will. I have a D4V2 in 4500k, I don't think I've ever known what the emitter type is.


219b 4500k sales after this post πŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆπŸ“ˆ


Dude what a great question to ask him! Thank you for sharing!


I thought the same. You know bro! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»


A while back I asked him and his response was a ti KR4


Well, if he is anything like his clients, his favorite light/emitters will be constantly changing..


Especially with the access he has, and the experience seeing nearly every single combo...


I see a new forum: r/hankslight


r/hanklights already a thing Edit: if you already know and was making a wordplay joke based on that sub I'm sorry


I was making more than a wordplay joke, I was annoucing a new sub!


I think you got woooshed.


loving that for my very first hanklight i randomly ended up with his preferred emitter choice; i will admit i had very little knowledge of what i was choosing when i hit purchase but couldnt be happier with my d4v2 w 219b4500k


Of course he has good taste!


Who is hank?


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u/brokenrecordbot hank


Hank is the owner of [intl-outdoor.com](https://intl-outdoor.com/). Intl-Outdoor is where you can find the Emisar and Noctigon brand lights such as the Emisar D4V2 and Noctigon KR4. "Hank lights" is a phrase often used to refer to the two brands. His lights are very customizable and if an option is not listed in the drop down lists, you can email him and he can accommodate most requests. His website is the official place to order them, but they do ship from China. This means you'll get your light, but it can take a little longer than what most people are used to. Hank doesn't really post on reddit, but he does update [a thread on BLF](https://budgetlightforum.com/node/67638) fairly often when he releases new lights, or gets certain things back in stock. The link to that thread is below. [Originally written by u/driftginger22](https://www.reddit.com/r/BrokenRecordBot/comments/l5ph4m/new_commandlink_for_hank_i_threw_together/) and added to the bot by u/tactical_grizzly, last updated 2021-04-04 ^(I AM A BOT. PM WITH SUGGESTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS. SEE MY) [^(WIKI)](https://www.reddit.com/r/BrokenRecordBot/wiki/index) ^(FOR USE.)


And D4V2 is his favorite of his models, or at least it was because he told me this prior to K9.3, D8T, DM11. Probably still holds true.


I wonder what his answer would have been if asked before he started offering the 219B LEDs πŸ€”


I'm sure this is accurate as of when he responded. He may have a different daily driver at any given point. Right now my edc is also a d4v2\sw45. But my dog walking light is a D4SV2\w2. That may change once I get my inbound D4SV2 dual channel w1\lh351d-5700k. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ


What is the significance of hank?


Simon doesn't need a flashlight, he glows in the dark🀣


Can you ask what color he personally carries?