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Review: BigiDesign Ti Arto The Ultimate Refill Friendly Pen

The BigiDesign Ti Arto Pen is touted as the most refill friendly pen and when it was announced on Kickstarter last year, I was all in from the moment they said go. As the queen of refill hacking, the idea of having a pen capable of accepting 200+ refills without having to do any manipulation, adding spacers or doing any other kind of hoodoo is my idea of the perfect pen. BigiDesign built the Ti Arto out of titanium and uses a clamping mechanism reminiscent of the locking chuck on your favorite power drill to clamp down and hold your refills in place. Freakin’ brilliant, if you ask me. The rear of the pen has a step down which allows the cap to be posted and seated lower on the pen, making it comfortable and well-balanced.

Everything else about the pen is simple and understated. The clip is smooth with the “Ti” etched into it. There are subtle rubber rings in key spots to help the cap seat and stay locked tight. It doesn’t look all that dissimilar to their Ti Post design but that’s okay. It’s the inner workings of this pen that are what I was excited about. And the clean lines of the design are good so there was no reason to mess with that anyway. I do prefer how the pen looks when its posted over when its capped however.

But the true test of this pen was could I really fit all the endless refills I had in my stash into the pen? I took a handful of the refills from my copious collection to represent the various sizes and configurations and put the pen through its paces. The nice thing about the locking mechanism is that if you prefer your refill to sit in a certain position, you can adjust it just “so” by  tilting the pen and refill at a downward angle while twisting the chuck closed with the refill extended to your preferred length until the  chuck is tight. If you want it to extend a little more or a little less, just loosen the chuck and shimmy the refill in or out to your preference and re-tighten until you are satisfied.

It might take a few tries to get your your technique down but after you do it a couple times and try writing, you’ll find your sweet spot and you’ll be off.

As you can see, I tested gel, ballpoint, rollerball and fineliners of varying widths and colors all in the span of an afternoon.

I even went to wide ballpoints and needlepoint tips. I went so far as to put a Cross mechanical pencil insert in, just to prove a point, though advancing the pencil leads would prove to be a bit cumbersome. However, if you found a pencil with a knock mechanism… could be kind of fun!

Here are all the writing samples from the pen refills shown above. Obviously, this is not 200+ but it certainly shows the range and potential of the Ti Arto. I’m curious if all the refills I tested are actually on the BigiDesign list? The simple news is that ANY refill on my Epic Refill Guide will fit in this pen… and then some. So… that’s good news, right?


I bought this pen with my own money and was not compensated in any way for this review. All opinions are my own.

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Ti Mini Review – Writing at Large

Look what arrived in the mail today! It’s the Big Idea Design Ti Mini, fresh from their latest Kickstarter. I generally love all Big Idea Design pens (except the for the click, which I still enjoy, though it’s not my favourite), but I still hesitated before backing this one. The form factor is so “extreme” that I wasn’t sure that I’d like it or find use for it. A small pocket pen (i.e. a pen that’s small even for a pocket pen), the Ti Mini is a titanium machined pen that uses D1 refills and is basically built for the watch/change pocket of your jeans. It’s the emergency pen you pull out when you need to scribble something on a note, something that you can carry around without even remembering it’s there until you need it.

The post was enthusiastic so the package got a bit smashed in transit.

The packaging is standard Big Idea Design: utilitarian, full of useful information, well thought out and designed and with a bit of an Apple vibe to it.

Smashed package, but you get the gistThat is just a great taglineDesigned by Big Idea Design, Made in China. Remind you of something?

There’s a bit of marketing material when you open the box, but I’m just going to pause and say that I’ve paid a lot more for machined pens that weren’t half as well packed as this, and the reason that my pen survived the rough-handling that my package received is because someone took the time to consider good packaging. And I’m not even someone who usually appreciates packaging (unless it’s particularly good or downright insultingly bad).

Not a scratch on the pen even though the box was smashed in.Nice logo sticker to go with the pen.

The Ti Mini comes with two spare o-rings and six D1 refills: three gel ink refills (one in the pen, two others in the refill bag), and three ballpoint refills. All refills are Big Idea Design branded, and all of them are medium refills. You have everything you’ll need to write with this pen for months if not for years, right out of the box.

The Ti Mini in DLC Black

The pen has the classic look of any Big Idea Design pen, with an addition of a titanium bead at the end of a lanyard, to make it easy to pull out of your jeans’ change pocket. It’s an extremely well designed pen, built perfectly for its purpose.

The Ti Mini isn’t built for long form writing, but for a few lines and a scribble when you’re on the go it’s perfect. The gel ink refills that came with my pen seem to be duds, which is a shame, and the only strike agains this pen purchase. It’s not too bad though, because if there’s a pen that calls for a ballpoint refill, it’s this one.

Changing refills is a breeze: unscrew the top, and then unscrew the refill, replacing it with another D1 refill by simply screwing the refill in and then screwing the top back on.

If you’re looking for an “emergency” EDC pen, something that’s always there and ready for when you really need it, the Ti Mini is perfect for the job. It also makes for a great gift pen, even though now is not the time when people travel around much (stay at home!). Just be careful not to forget about it and leave it in you jeans when you wash them. The pen will survive, I’m not so sure about the washing machine…

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Returns
Returns are accepted if you are unhappy with the purchase.
Please contact us first before any return.( E-mail: [email protected] )

Any return product should be in its original brand new and unused condition within 30 days from the date of purchase,and including the original manufacture’s packaging & paperwork. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.

Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you received the item with free shipping, you will receive the full refund less US$5 to cover our original shipping costs. Returning an item with damaged or missing packaging may incur additional fees.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

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Any items returned not in new or unused condition will be shipped back to the purchaser at their expense.

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BigiDesign Ti Pocket Pro Review & Giveaway

Pocket pens are always popular with so many people on the go. Regardless of your occupation, sex, age or other demographics there’s usually a place on your person or very close by for a pocket pen. They should be tough and they should right good.  My friends over at BigiDesign make great products, including some past versions of a great pocket pen that I reviewed.  Their new Ti Pocket Pro has raised their bar for a couple of reasons.  First it writes good, and second it’s made from Grade 5 Titanium, toughness is covered.

The Pocket Pro has some deep rings for a grip section. Grip is easy and nothing course or rough with the machining.

Branding is subtle right on the clip and the titanium clip serves it’s purpose admirable, no reinvention or technological advances needed in the clip area. My pen is the stonewashed titanium, I like the matte type finish over a perfect shiny finish that I’m always afraid to mar up in my pocket.

Refills

Any pen is only as good as it’s refill.  The Ti Pocket Pro is ready to use a variety of 80+ different refills. I couldn’t even name 80 refills if I had a google box.  Most of my preferences land in the Parker style, G2 and recently the Montblanc fineliner (Thanks @heymatthew).   The Ti Pocket Pro will take any of these easily with it’s clip tied behind it’s back. Here are a few of the most popular ones and you can see the size differences that the Ti Pocket Pro can accommodate.

Here are the ones I tried from my collection with success:

  • Monteverde Rollerball M
  • Moleskine Roller Pen Refill Gel
  • Schmidt Safety Ceramic Roller 888
  • Montblanc Fineliner
  • Uniball 207
  • Schneider Gelio 39 (Comes with)
  • Visconti Gel Ball Point .7
  • Pilot G2
  • Schmidt 9000M
  • Monteverde Ceramic Gel

The only one that surprised me was the Schmidt 8126, it was a touch too big around but I had no problem finding several that I really like including the Schneider Gelio 39 that came with it. I had never used that one before.

What makes these all work is a reversible spring, an ingenious threaded body and an auto adjusting collet for the refill tip.

The Spring

I don’t know where they sourced this from but it’s a great engineering feature. The spring diameter is different on both ends. Depending on the brand and style of your choice refill the collar will accept the smaller diameter or the larger diameter of the spring. Using the best fit keeps the spring tension right and refill rattle down. Here is a YouTube video on the proper use of the spring.

The Collet

Several of my machined pens have tip rattle that just about pushes me over the edge and regularly gets me reaching for another pen. BigiDesign has designed an auto adjusting collet that somehow finds the diameter of the refill you’re using and holds it firm. Not too firm though since this is a twist action pen and the tip has to slide in and out of the collet. Well done.  I did catch some pocket link in the tip a time or two but extracting the tip pushed it out just like any retractable tip pen. Maybe I should just wash my pants more.

The Threaded Body

Titanium pens come with squeaky threads, that’s almost universal. It’s what you take for loving titanium.  BigiDesign has coated the threads with an industrial strength PVD black coating that makes them quiet and smooth.  The threads are extra wide and only require a minimal amount of turns for retraction and adjusting the pens length for the different size refills.

Looking at the design online the concept looked pretty simple to me. Twist the body of the pen against the refill length of your choice against the tension of a spring.  My worry was how does the body stay together and not just twist apart?  Especially with a longer refill like a G2? Chadwick and team accounted for that also with a couple of O-Rings around the PVD coated body threads. It works perfectly and they even include extra O-rings in the box.  A small twist extends the tip to writing position and a reverse twist puts it back into the body ready to pocket.

Conclusion

BigiDesign has another winner with the Ti Pocket Pro. Every pen I tried from Chadwick and team have been winners. I tend to like retractable tip pens a little more for pocket carry just due to the quicker deployment by not having to deal with a separate cap.  I’m confident you’ll find a refill that works for you and in the Ti Pocket Pro perfectly.

Thanks for sticking around this long because now the chance for free stuff. The riddle is how many refills do I have left to try in my BigiDesign Ti Pocket Pro?  Ok that’s not a requirement for winning your very own BigiDesign Pen but comment your answer below or give us a good reason why you want a great BigiDesign pen.  At 8:00 est on February 27th, 2018 I will use random.org to choose a winner from all the entries. BigiDesign has been generous enough to offer a free pen to the winner. Due to the manufacturing lead times and production batch process this offer is good for in stock pens. Don’t worry, every pen they make is a great product and I appreciate them partnering with me to getting more of them out in the world!

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REVIEW: BigIDesign’s Ti Click EDC Pen

No matter what stage you are in in your life – student, professional, retired – a pen is one of the most useful and understated everyday carry items. We all know what it’s like to write with a bad pen. Some people opt to go the ultra-cheap and replacement pen route (often choosing to use BIC ballpoint pens) while others choose to search for their favorite pen and hoard all the office’s stock for themselves.

I remember discovering Pilot G2 pens for the first time in high school. It was as if I had discovered the holy grail of writing utensils. The ink just flowed and my ugly handwriting wasn’t as bad anymore (admittedly it’s still bad, but at least its legible.. sometimes). I immediately protected my Pilot pen stock with my life – hoarding a whole box in my locker and book bag. I even went so far as to make sure I had cheaper pens to give out when my desk neighbor asked to ‘borrow’ my pen only to lose it and never return it.

This is all to say that Big Idea Design’s pens are definitely ones you’ll covet. Funny enough, I find myself handing it out to colleagues more willingly now for the simple fact that I want them to experience my premium writing experience. My pen uses a Pilot G2 refill – but the beauty of the Ti Click EDC pen is that it can likely fit whatever your favorite pen uses already. If you really like a certain pen, you can easily disassemble it and put its cartridge in the titanium body of Big Idea Design’s product.

From a comfort perspective, I found the pen to be really easy to write with. It’s much heavier than any other pen I’ve used previously, but its balanced in a way that makes it easy to write with (even for longer writing exercises). The pen feels really solid and sturdy and I didn’t miss the weightless plastic body that my pen insert came in.

Lastly, I found the clip to be perfectly adequate for everyday carry. It is tight enough to be secured on a sheet of paper and it’s entrance ramp is wide enough to easily slide down onto a pocket. Moreover, I really like the fact that BigIDesign included a tool to remove the clip entirely for adjustment. I haven’t had to adjust mine yet, but it’s cool to know that if the clip lost tension, I could simply remove it and bend it back down for a more secure fit.

Precision Press Titanium – FLAMED


Flamed Titanium: The flaming process also creates a stunning (and extremely durable) alpha-case skin which makes this pen more scratch resistant than typical titanium pens while displaying amazing colors. We then apply a hydrophobic polymer nano-resin (not a wax) to the surface to seal and protect the finish.


There are a lot of cool pens, some of them made out of titanium, available out there. Nice pretty pens with cute little clips. Ours is not one of them. Everything about our pen screams over-designed, over-engineered and over-built. Think of this as an evolution of our previous design… in -drum roll, please- titanium. It’s a “clicky” pen with a body and tip machined out of solid titanium. For proper balance (everyone knows that a real writing pen should have the balance tipped forward), the tip has been re-profiled and is also made out of Grade 5 titanium. Swanky, right? To stay put in your pocket, we updated the nearly bullet-proof torch stamped titanium clip and left it raw for aesthetics. We use a machined Delrin spacer for fitting multiple cartridges (Fisher / Foray / Parker / Schmidt / Franklin-Christoph) and a machined cam advancing mechanism (no cheap stamped parts here) with a ball bearing cam design for silky smooth operation (so smooth, it doesn’t “click”… it’s actually cooler this way).

In addition we’ve improved on the original version. The new tip has been re-profiled and the wall thickness increased. We’ve also loosened up the tolerances on the nib to allow for more flexibility when choosing difference replacement cartridges (most cartridges are stamped and have more manufacturing float then our machining). Finally, we adjusted the balance to be more tip forward for a better feel when writing.

Why titanium? In short, titanium is about 45 percent lighter than steel, 60 percent heavier than aluminum and more than three times stronger than either of them. This version of the pen uses 6AL4V Grade 5 (medical grade) titanium which is light in weight and yet stronger than steel. It’s both corrosion resistant and exceedingly durable.

What makes it special? Unlike other pens which use tubing, our pens are machined from solid titanium bar stock with considerable wall thickness. This makes for a much more precise finish, better threading and more durable pen. It’s more costly and time consuming to do it this way but the end result is precision machined excellence like no other.

  • Length: 6.0 inches

    Thickness: 0.5 Inches

    Weight: 2.1 oz.

    Material: Grade 5 / 6AL4V Titanium

    Finish: Multi-color-flame anodized

    Cartridge: Contains Fisher Space Pen® Pressurized Ink Cartridge ‘Fisher’ and ‘Space Pen’ are trademarks of Fisher Pen Co. Boulder City, NV U.S.A.

Fenix T5 Ti Titanium Pen, Buy Fenix titanium Pen online – Tungsten Tip

  

ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standard

American National Standards Institute

 

Fenix Has Implemented the ANSI Standard for measuring performance and quality across our product range

 

This refers to:

OUTPUT 

RUNTIME 

DISTANCE 

INTENSITY

IMPACT RESISTANCE

WATER RESISTANCE

 

Sections

Ⅰ. A brief introduction of ANSI/NEMA FL1-2009 Standard

Ⅱ.Why was it created?

Ⅲ.Who approved the standard?

Ⅳ.What does it mean to consumers and distributors?

Ⅴ.The descriptions of the contents

Ⅵ.How will Fenix use it?

 

Ⅰ.A brief introduction to the ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Standard

American National Standards Institute (ANSI for short) was established in 1918. It is a non-profit non governmental standards institute.

ANSI is one of the five permanent members in International Standardization Organization (ISO for short) as well as one of the four permanent members in the

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC for short). It takes part in 79% activities of ISO/TC and 89% activities of IEC/TC. ANSI is a member of COPANT and PASC respectively.

ANSI is the potential national standards institute and actually it has turned into the national standards center. Various standardizing activities have connections with

it. In the meantime, the ANSI Standard has been voluntarily adopted.

 

Ⅱ.Why was it created?

For a long time, there had been no standardized tests or uniform rating systems for consumers to judge flashlight performance.

Without any uniform rating systems, it frustrated the manufacturers who were working hard to make high quality lighting tools.

The establishment of ANSI/NEMA FL 1-2009 Standard allowed consumers to compare flashlight performance.

The standard provides a guide for consumers to rate and compare the claims on the packages for each manufacturer’s products.

Distributors and consumers are more informed. Therefore, it is much easier for them to make the best choices for their needs.

 

Ⅲ.Who approved the standard?

American National Standards Institute (ANSI for short)

National Electrical Manufactures Association (NEMA for short)

Representatives from 14 illuminating companies, such as Princeton, Surefire, Petzl, Streamlight, Black Diamond and Duracell, etc.

Representatives from flashlight users and flashaholics

  

Ⅳ.What does it mean to consumers and distributors?

The ANSI Standard helps the consumers know about the technical parameters of flashlights quickly which allows them to make a comprehensive comparison of various flashlights.

It can provide a guide for distributors and end users to know more about the products and make the best choices for their needs.

It evens the playing field for those manufacturers that participate.

It’s important to know that adherence to these standards and reporting results is strictly voluntary.

Many leading flashlight manufacturers are now adopting the standard.

 

Ⅴ.Description Of Test Conditions

The testing contents of ANSI Standard include light output, runtime, beam distance, peak beam intensity, impact resistance and water resistance.

 

1.Output:

A measurement of the total quantity of emitted overall light energy as measured by integrating the entire angular output of the portable light source. The result is

reported in lumen.

Purpose: 

To provide a procedure for the measurement of the quantity of overall light energy emitted by the device.

Power resource: 

All tests are conducted with fresh batteries or fully charged batteries/energy storage devices.

12V DC devices that are only tethered shall be powered with 13.8V DC using a power supply. 

Batteries used for testing and claim substantiation shall be of the same type and/or brand as those offered for sale with the product. 

If the product is sold without batteries and a light output claim is made, a specific battery type and chemistry shall be recommended with the package. 

The batteries recommended by the manufacturer are to be used for testing.

Procedures:

Devices are to be mounted or held against an external port adapter or placed inside the sphere. Exposure should be set to produce test equipment manufacturer’s

detector saturation level.

Results:

Light output is the average lumen value of the 3 samples.

 

2.Runtime:

The duration of time from the initial light output value (that’s 30 seconds after the light is turned on with fresh batteries ) until the light output drops to 10% of the initial value.

Purpose:

To determine the amount of time elapsed (under continuous operation) at which the device’s light output reaches a level when users will commonly replace the batteries.

Conditions:

If the device offers multiple output levels, the runtime will be measured at the maximum level or as otherwise identified.

Procedures:

The initial reading is taken at 30s of continuous operation when using a luxmeter, ensure that the light is operated continuously without any off time.

ANSI/NEMA FL-1 standard

 

3.Beam Distance:

The distance from device at which the light beam is 0.25 lux.

Results are reported in meters.

Purpose:

To provide a procedure to determine the maximum distance at which the devices is capable of producing 0. 25 lux of light within 30s to 2 min of operation.

Procedure:

Place the luxmeter at a test distance of either 2 or 10 or 30 meters from the lens of the device to be tested. Use the luxmeter to identify the brightest point of the beam pattern and record the highest indicated value.

 

Final calculation:

To determine the beam distance, the Inverse Square Law formula is used:

√( peak beam intensity (cd) /0.25 (lux)) = Max Beam Distance (m)

 

4.Peak Beam Intensity:

Peak beam intensity is the maximum luminous intensity typically along the central axis of a cone of light. The value is reported in candela and does not change

with distance.

Purpose:

To provide a procedure to determine the peak beam intensity, reported in units of candela, of the device’s beam pattern within 30s to 2 min of operation.

Procedure:

Place the luxmeter at a test distance of either 2 or 10 or 30 meters from the lens of the device to be tested. Use the luxmeter to identify the brightest point of the beam

pattern and record the highest indicated value. Results are reported in candela. 

Measurements shall be taken 30s to 2 min of turning on the device.

 

Final Calculations:

Surface light intensity (lux) x distance (m)2 = peak beam intensity (cd)

 

5.Impact Resistance:

The degree to which a portable light resists damage when dropped on a solid surface. Dropped samples must not exhibit any cracks or breaks, and must remain fully functional in order to pass the impact resistance test.

Purpose:

To ensure the structural integrity of hand-held/portable lighting devices under specified impact conditions. 

The test procedure provide specifications and methods that will ensure products meet a minimum standards of reliability as a result of impact testing. 

Drop test should be a priority to any other reliability tests.

Drop Test:

Products are dropped with all intended additions: batteries ,elastic, tethers, hand straps, etc.  

Drop height for product samples shall be 1m minimum. 

When measured, all the requirements listed below must be passed:

 

Each sample is dropped 6 times using impact orientations that approximate a cube. 

Samples must be marked prior to the drop test in a manner that can assure that all 6 drop orientations are tested. 

Each sample must be released on each orientation of the approximated cube. Samples should be in the “off” position with batteries in place.

 

Passing Criteria:

Dropped samples must not exhibit any cracks or breaks visible with normal vision. 

The product must remain fully functional. 

Some reassembly is allowed provided that is done without any tool or replacement components. 

Cosmetic defects such as scuffs, scratches, rubs, abrasion will not be considered reasons for failure.

 

Impact Resistance Rating:

Test samples must pass a drop test from a minimum of 1m in order for the impact resistance claim to be made.  

Rating in excess of 1m shall be reported with values rounded down to the nearest whole meter.

 

6. Water Resistance:

Purpose:

To test whether the flashlight water resistance can satisfy the lowest requirements for the reliability.

Procedure:

All test samples shall function normally immediately after the test and 30 min after the test. 

Water ingress is allowed as long as the above conditions are met.

 

Water Resistance: 

There are three tests that measure water resistance:

 

Resistance to Temporary Immersion in Water

Resistance to Continuous Immersion in Water

Resistance to Splashing Water

 

Ⅵ. How will Fenix use ANSI?

1. Fenix will strictly adhere to the ANSI Standard to measure the various fundamental features of its products.

 

Fenix will spare no efforts to provide more reliable products and perfect services. The consumers can better evaluate, compare and choose their products provided that they know about the output, beam distance, impact resistance, water resistance and the runtime.  

In order to meet this target, Fenix was the first manufacturer to participate in the ANSI/NEMA FL1-2009 Standard in China. 

It will adhere to ANSI/NEMA FL1-2009 Standard with its products.

For instance, the ANSI Standard was introduced to E21, LD25, LD40 and HP20.

Later products continue to be line with the ANSI Standard.

 

A. In line with the ANSI Standard, Fenix tests the output and runtime.

 

Output Test: Devices are to be mounted or held against an external port adapter or placed inside the sphere. 

Exposure should be set to produce test equipment manufacturer’s detector saturation level.

Light output is the average lumen value of the 3 samples.

 

Runtime Test: The duration of time from the initial output value ( that’s 30 seconds after the light is turned on with fresh batteries) until the light output drops to 10% of the initial value.

Ensure that the light is operated continuously without any off time.

 

B. According to the ANSI Standard, Fenix tests the beam distance.

 

Beam Distance Test: To place the luxmeter at a test distance of either 2 or 10 or 30 meters from the lens of the device to be tested. 

Use the luxmeter to identity the brightest point of the beam pattern and record the highest indicated in value.

To determine the beam distance, the Inverse Square Law formula is used:

√( peak beam intensity (cd) /0.25 (lux)) = Max Beam Distance (m)

 

C. Fenix tests the peak beam intensity, abiding by the ANSI Standard.

 

Peak Beam Intensity test: Place the luxmeter at a test distance of either 2 or 10 or 30 meters from the lens of the device to be tested. 

Use the luxmeter to identify the brightest point of the beam pattern and record the highest indicated value. 

Results are reported in candela.

Measurements shall be taken 30s to 2 min of turning on the device.

 

D. Fenix tests the impact resistance according to the ANSI Standard.

Impact Resistance Test:

Samples should be in the “off” position with batteries in place. 

Each sample is dropped 6 times using impact orientations that approximate a cube. 

Each sample must be released on each orientation of the approximated cube.

Test samples must pass a drop test from a minimum of 1m in order for the impact resistance claim to be made.

Dropped samples must not exhibit any cracks or breaks visible with normal vision. 

Cosmetic defects such as scuffs, scratches, burs, abrasion will not be considered reasons for failure.

 

E. With the ANSI Standard , Fenix tests the water resistance.

Water Resistance Test:

All test samples shall function normally immediately after the test and 30 min after the test. 

Water ingress is allowed as long as the above conditions are met.

 

2. Fenix carries out other tests.

 

Besides the ANSI Standard and to allow for consumers’ various real life usage conditions, Fenix performs other tests set by itself, such as the salt spray test, bending test, vibration test, ultraviolet radiation test, etc. 

Only the products which completely meet the ANSI Standard and its internal standards can be called Fenix products.

 

A. Shakeout Test

Shakeout test: To provide a procedure to determine the scratch-resistant and wear-resistant abilities of the surface of flashlight.

 

B. Bending Test

Bending test: mainly use to test the bending degree and the strength of wires.

 

C. Salty Spray Test

Salty spray test: mainly use to test the corrosion-resistant ability.

 

D. Ultraviolet Radiation Test

Ultraviolet radiation test: mainly use to test the changes of flashlight after it goes through the ultraviolet test.

 

E. Environmental Test

The environmental test includes the high temperature test and low temperature test, which are used to test the high-temperature-resistant and the low-temperature-resistant abilities respectively.

 

F. Vibration Test

Vibration test: To provide a procedure to determine the anti-vibration ability.

 

G. Switch Test

Switch test: To provide a procedure to determine the lifespan of the switch and the resistivity.

 

H. Temperature Test

Temperature test: To provide a procedure to determine the conditions of the heat generation and the heat dissipation and the relevant temperatures, etc.

 

Fenix has introduced the ANSI Standard to its new products. All technical parameters of the products, such as E21, LD25, LD40 and HP20, were produced in line with the ANSI Standard. As a result the output and the runtime figures have become much more accurate and scientific. Later products have been produced in line with the standard to meet the international needs.

 

3. Fenix has introduced the ANSI Standard to its product packages.

 

Fenix now records ANSI test results on its product packaging to allow customers to quickly understand the product capabilities.

 

4. Fenix has introduced the standard to the product manuals.

 

Fenix has made some modifications to its product manuals. The modifications help the consumers to easily identify, compare and rate the flashlights. Fenix will continue to report the ANSI Standard of its later products to meet the international consumer needs.

 

5. The description of the flashlight tests.

 

All tests are conducted with fresh batteries or fully charged batteries /energy storage devices.

12V DC devices that are only tethered shall be powered with 13.8V DC using a power supply.

Peak beam intensity and beam distance are both measured by the same test.

To provide a procedure to determine the peak beam intensity, reported in units of candela, of the device at which the light beam is 0.25 lux within 30 seconds to 2 minutes of operation.

Batteries used for testing and claim substantiation shall be of the same type and/or brand as those offered for sale with the product.

If the product is sold without batteries and a peak beam intensity claim is made, a specific battery type and chemistry shall be recommended with the package.

Lab conditions shall be a controlled temperature of 21±2℃ and a relative humidity of 50±40%. The lab environment must minimize any redirecting of light that would affect the measurement outcome.

If the device offers multiple focusing or adjustable beam angle, the peak beam intensity will be measured at the maximum level or as otherwise identified.

Set of 10 indelible markers PILOT nib wedge with a line from 1-6mm

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The permanent ink PILOT marker set has a rectangular acrylic nib “wedge” , which allows you to write from the thinnest 1 mm lines to 6 mm thick. This pen is securely fixed in the plastic body of a marker, the diameter of which is 3 cm, the length is 13 cm. Therefore, such permanent markers are convenient to hold.

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art – whose pen)) type of positions and ova quillq flat and narrow flat illustrations made of long lengths in twisting) and roll of paper (used by the Project was completed by a student of grade 10, Gymnasium No. 8 Poddubnaya Elizaveta

Motivation A vase made up of a multitude of paper pieces will bring life to any interior. It can be used as a “lace” candy bowl, which will become a real decoration of a work or dining table, closet, etc.

Purpose of my work: Having learned about such an art as quilling, I immediately wanted to try it, since it was unknown to me.There was a desire to do something unusual and show your skills. It’s also probably a good way to test your nerves. I want to introduce the art of paper rolling to those who are about it

• The history of quilling from medieval fun to modern art The art of paper rolling originated in Europe in K. 14 – n. 15th century. In medieval Europe, nuns created medallions by rolling paper with gilded edges on the tip of a bird’s feather. Paper rolling spread quickly in Europe, but because paper, especially colored and high quality paper, was a very expensive material, paper plastic became an art for women from wealthy backgrounds. Nowadays paper rolling is popular as a hobby in Western Europe, especially in England and Germany. But this art became most widespread when it “moved” to the East. In the 15th century, it was considered art. At 19 – ladies’ entertainment. For most of the 20th century, it was forgotten. And only at the end of the last century, quilling began to turn into art again.

Models – analogs From wood From pumpkin From stone From beads From glass From plastic From origami From cereals

Basic forms for quilling

Required tools and materials Replaced with: Brief information Quilling paper Quilling paper set (1 pack.12 colors, strip width 5 mm) Paper weight – at least 60 grams per square meter, for easy curling. Plastic ruler template Iron ruler or stencil for different measurements Quilling stick Large gypsy needle For making parts Awl Plastic ruler template Tweezers The tips should be sharp and precisely aligned. Scissors for small parts Regular scissors Must have pointed ends. For the most precise cutting of fringe. Adhesive for decor elements PVA glue It should dry quickly and leave no traces.

Leaf making: Various geometric shapes:

Technological map Description of operations Graphic representation Equipment Preparation of parts for a future composition by twisting paper strips A strip of paper for quilling of the desired color, a quilling stick (awl), glue, ruler tweezers

Economic calculations Tools and materials Cost A set of paper for quilling (12 colors) 18 UAH.Template (iron ruler) 9 UAH Shilo 13 UAH Tweezers 17 UAH Regular scissors 20 UAH PVA glue 5 UAH Big gypsy needle 3 UAH The total cost is 85 UAH.

Route map Sequence of technological operations Name of technological operation Means of technological equipment (equipment, fixtures) 1. Preparation of paper strips for individual parts of the future product Scissors 2. Making figures for the planned product Glue-decor, awl, quilling stick, scissors, ruler, paper strips 3.Check for defects (if there are any, eliminate them) Scissors 4. Connect individual figures into a general composition Glue-decor 5. Project design

Product examples:

My work

In England, Princess Elizabeth was seriously fond of the art of quilling, and many of her creations are kept in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

In South Korea, there is a whole Association of Paper Plastics Lovers, uniting followers of a wide variety of paper art trends.

conclusion ichic og Ekol and smooth, straight and me, dustless hundred! to the economically efficient hectares of the boom will be damaged by those who are not working with it

Results of my project: The art of quilling – making flat or voluminous compositions from long and narrow strips of paper twisted into spirals. almost anything can be collected with it. You can decorate any room with unusual paper-rolling products, use it as a gift. The technique, and the art itself, has survived and has also become very relevant

90,000 9 myths about a down or feather pillow

Down and feather pillows harm or benefit?

A lot of people ask us about down pillows harm and benefit.Videos on the Internet are especially cited. I decided to see what they say about pillows that we don’t know. Having carefully watched and studied these videos, I immediately realized that this was a paid advertisement. Well, how could you tell me so about the pillows. For many years, people have slept on natural pillows. Were glad and happy with their purchases. But there is some truth in the video, I would like to talk to you about this.

Down pillows.

Myth # 1. “Only in feather pillows do dust mites start”

Yes, this is how dust mites are everywhere in our apartments.But where did you get the idea that it is in down and feather pillows that saprophytes live. Let’s take any source and search for “What do dust mites eat?”

Quote: “Ticks feed on the epidermis, which is exfoliated from the human body every day. Feel good in warm and humid environments. Therefore, the bed is the best place to stay for their life and reproduction. ”

So what we get, absolutely everything we sleep on and what we touch has the risk of dust mites.Yes, you sleep even on a piece of cardboard, all the same, the peeling of your skin will remain on it, which means there is something to feast on your dusty friends.

Myth number 2. “A feather can go through a pillowcase and prick your face.” TEC is a fabric with properties similar to the densest fabric. Although this is it. TIK is used to make naperniki for pillows, covers for wadded mattresses, etc. Therefore, the feathers will not crawl out and cause you no discomfort.And what’s more, the lion’s share of the fabric is 100% cotton.

Myth number 3. Chicken Feather Filler

Absolutely funny theory. In the villages where their farm used to be used chicken down and feathers. But only for private use. Because it was not practical to throw away what could be put into circulation.

For the production of factory pillows, only down and feathers of waterfowl are used, mainly geese. There are layers of air between the down of these birds, as a result of which a peculiar microclimate is created.Therefore, it is not hot to sleep on such a headboard in summer, and not cold in winter.

Down and feathers are collected only from waterfowl, mainly geese.

Myth number 4. “A bird that carries diseases”

And I want to cry again. All birds are self-raised. After plucking, down and feathers are thoroughly processed and disinfected. There are 4 filters in factories. They are washed, dried, steamed, fried. Various septic tanks. I was in production and saw everything myself. After all, check the sanitary standards.And if all is well, then they go further down the conveyor belt.

Myth number 5. “Difficult care and fragility”

Yes, these pillows cannot be washed. But knocking it out on the balcony, putting it in the sun and a draft is not hard. It will not take even 5 minutes, and with a constant procedure, it will last for many years. And if you can take it to the dry cleaner or you have a steam generator, steam it will knock out and kill intruders.

Also, in frost, you can take it out into the cold air and hold it for about 60 minutes.

Myth number 6. “Fragility”

You know, tell that to your old people. And look at their reaction. Down and feather products are perfect in terms of storage. Nothing can happen to them. But it is not advisable to store any pillow for more than 5 years. Microorganisms multiply faster than humans.

Myth # 7. “Dust mites are harmful”

And again, let’s use the Internet search.

Quote: “Why are dust mites dangerous to humans? A dust mite is a saprophyte, that is, an organism that lives, one might say, next to another organism and does practically no harm to it.»

Just agree that without them it is calmer and more pleasant. But let me remind you that they live everywhere, even in your favorite fur coat or sheepskin coat. And they are harmful only to allergy sufferers.

Myth number 8. “High price”

There are different categories of pillows in our online store. And the price depends on the filler. More feather is cheaper and tougher, more down is more expensive and softer. Choose which one you like.

Myth number 9. “Hard pillows”

Well, friend, have you ever thought about what you need? Remember the rule “The only fluff is better than the fluff on which you have not slept yet.”

3 selection criteria:

– square or rectangular,

– more feather means harder,

– more down means softer.

Dust mites are saprophytes that live with other organisms without harming them. They live wherever there is a person. Harm only to allergy sufferers, because they react sharply to them. The pillows will not bring you physical harm and will not hurt you for sure. There are no people in history who were crippled by feather and down pillows.

Medium price category, service life is not limited, but no more than 5 years is desirable. All filler is thoroughly processed and disinfected. You can choose any based on your own feelings.

Breathability, as they breathe perfectly with your body.

Pillow care is easy, sun exposure, freezing, ventilation or steam treatment.

The only drawback of the pillow is individual tolerance. If you are allergic or prone to this, then you should not buy and experiment with them.

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MiyaGi & Endgame – Tear-stained lyrics ft Amigo Miyagi

This sweet haze gave birth to me, turned me on.
The answer was found, you can no longer be taken away,
Tear-stained, mine tear-stained.

This sweet haze gave birth to me, turned me on.
The answer was found, you can no longer be taken away,
Tear-stained, mine tear-stained.

[MiyaGi]
We chopped off destinies for a moment.
No good, let’s forget, boogie woogie!
Yes, there were weekdays – it’s bad without you.
With nerves, he laid a rough verse on the sheet.

You are mine, you are mine, you are my universe.
You are mine, you are mine, you are my universe.

[Endgame]
Non-stop and step on the gas, and you won’t see me anymore.
I will turn the whole world, I will only please you, please.
And then we will bandage souls, nights, nights through.
Once again we find ourselves in nirvana as if falling, falling.

I am ready to follow you through the valleys, to thaw together.
Under the times of aggression, sing you songs, good songs.
I am ready to follow you through the valleys, until thawed together.
Under the times of aggression, sing you songs, good songs.

You are all crying for me.
Despite the “Happy End” – there is a war in my head.
The night divides us, the night divides us.
And while the cotton wool is rolling, the party is ripening away.
And there, far away, she ran away with a waltz.
It’s not easy, but I swam for a brasse.
Tear-stained, she does not see a dream.
Tear-stained, winter warms us.
Such a picture, thoughts come together.
Tear-stained my favorite intrigue.
Soap satire, I’m Pierrot, and you are Malvina,
My beloved fellow in tears.

I’m flying far away, they got me sick, they got me sick.

You spilled wine on your dress.
Don’t cry, don’t cry!

I’m flying far away, they got me sick, they got me sick.
You spilled wine on your dress.
Don’t cry, don’t cry!

This sweet haze gave birth to me, turned me on.
The answer was found, you can no longer be taken away,
Tear-stained, mine tear-stained.

Crunching of shells underfoot.
The last samurai, blood on the tatami.
Your eyes are two smoking trunks,
After all, the gap is growing between us.

We no longer fly, and these are not our dreams.
This island is uninhabited and there is no spring in it.
And we do not produce any more sparks,
And as if it is, but as if we are not.

You are mine, you are mine, you are mine, you are mine, you are mine,
But our “Love story” was enslaved by the war.
Kamikaze in cockpits, Banzai stormtroopers,
Go ahead, stick your knife phrases into me!
And there are millions of light years between us,
Tear-stained in barely sunlight.

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