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CORONA DESTROYER


Corona Destroyer (Skunklights 5W Cyan LS Mod), retail $(Not for sale)
Manufactured by Skunklight Works (See below)
Last updated: 12-06-14


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I couldn't think of a better name for it, so Corona Destroyer is it. :)
I received this 5W cyan Luxeon Star blaster in late 2002 while I was still in the hospital recovering from brain surgery - and you could probably use it for doing the same surgery!!!

It was furnished to me by the following individuals:

McGizmo
Dat2zip
Darell
Graham
Hotfoot
JollyRoger


all hailing from Candlepower Forums.

The very beefy and robust flashlight is built from a SureFire Centurion C2 body and a 2.5" SureFire turbo head that features a large stippled ("orange peel") reflector and what I believe is a pyrex glass lens, and the whole thing feeds from 2 CR123 lithium cells.

*** VERY IMPORTANT!!! ***
This flashlight used to be called the "Positron Laser" and the "Yuggoth Blaster", so if you look up information about it on Candlepower Forums, be certain to use the search term Positron Laser, not Yuggoth Blaster or Corona Destroyer.


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The Corona Destroyer came to me ready to go right away. I don't know if yours will or if you'll need to load it with batteries first. Assuming you have batteries in it, press the tailcap button partially to get "on-demand" light, and let it go to get plunged back into darkness. If you press the button harder, it will click and lock on, allowing you to use the light hands-free. Press it the same way again to shut it off.




If I remember right, you should "tail feed" this flashlight, because there is a coolant in the head that could become lost or get on you if you remove the head. Feed 2x CR123 cells when it's hungry. To do that, unscrew the tailpiece, and dump out the dead batteries in the nearest urinator or wastepaperbasket, and insert two new ones, button (+) end first. Then screw the tailpiece back on, and get those batteries out of the pisser & throw them out the right way.



I received the Corona Destroyer in late 2002 while I was in a nursing home recovering from brain surgery, so I really didn't get a chance to use & abuse it there. However, I did almost blind somebody there with it (he asked for it!) and I tested it a little in the bathroom. I did that by shining it on the ceiling, and locking both bathroom doors from the inside. The whole room was lit in an evil blue-green color, like there was a Christmas bulb plugged into the wall, only brighter!

I did not throw it in a toilet, run over it with a wheelchair, or otherwise abuse the light while I was at the home; so I do not yet have anything to report here.


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Bright (really BRIGHT!) 1,120,000 mcd beam.
Shone at a white paper target on a wall from about 2.5 feet away.
As measured on a Meterman LM631 light meter.

Beam color is not white and green like this picture makes it appear.
See the photograph directly below (taken 01-09-08) for a more accurate (colorwise) photograph.
An even more color-accurate photograph is the one farther down this page with the argon ion laser in it.


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Photograph of the beam on the test target at 12".
This photograph makes the light appear slightly more bluish than it actually is.


Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this flashlight; newer spectrometer software & settings used.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.


Combat grip
Corona Destroyer (actually a SureFire Centurion C2) being used in "combat grip" with a gun.
Note that this is a BB pistol, not a gun that shoots real bullets.
BB gun was used here for representative purposes only.




TEST NOTES:

Corona Destroyer was sent to me at a nursing home thanks to The Skunklights Team sometime around early to mid-December 2002. I did not have access to any of my web files, test instruments, or cameras while I was there, so this page is a bit on the late side. Visit the website at http://dmcleish.com/CPF/C2-KT/index.html
Thank you, Skunks!!!


UPDATE 09-16-03:
I used the Corona Destroyer in a live version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the 5th Avenue Theatre here in Seattle tonight, when Chad and Janet run out of gas or something and the song "A Light Over Frankenstein's Castle" was played. It was, by far, the brightest flashlight in the whole place. And the bright cyan beam the Corona Destroyer produced was very noticeable as well, because they had a fog machine going, and some of the "fog" got up into the audience area.


UPDATE 11-15-03:
Here is a picture comparing the Corona Destroyer to an argon ion laser.

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The argon laser has an output of 16 milliwatts at 488nm, in the blue-green region of the spectrum, not that far from the approximately 495nm or thereabouts this flashlight emits.
The Corona Destroyer was approx. 12" away, the camera was approx. 12" away, and the argon laser was approx. 8 to 9 feet away for this picture.


UPDATE 03-16-06:

Spectrographic analysis of the cyan Luxeon V LED in this flashlight.
Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.


UPDATE: 08-10-06

The Corona Destroyer is the weapon that Beezelmon uses (see above video), from the TV program Digimon.


UPDATE: 02-28-07
ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis.
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.


UPDATE: 07-11-09
Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the fluorescence of the NIA 2009 Commemorative Insulator in uranated* glass when irradiated by the Corona Destroyer.

*"Uranated" - infused with a uranium compound (one of the oxides I believe), *NOT* piddled on.
Commonly referred to as "Vaseline glass" because it has
a distinct pale yellow-green color when not being irradiated.



UPDATE 09-30-11:

Spectrographic analysis of the cyan Luxeon V LED in this flashlight; newer spectrometer software & settings used.



Spectrographic analysis of the cyan Luxeon V LED in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 450nm and 550nm to help pinpoint peak wavelength.



UPDATE 04-24-12:

Spectrographic analysis of the cyan Luxeon V LED in this flashlight; yet newer spectrometer software & settings used.



Spectrographic analysis of the cyan Luxeon V LED in this flashlight; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 470nm and 510nm to pinpoint peak wavelength, which is 491.880nm.


Ocean Optics USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.


UPDATE 09-15-13:
Added a spectral data file...to wit:

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/43/destroyr.txt



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