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Apollo AP-1 Tactical Flashlight

A project in Tucson, AZ by Cybernetic Research Labs

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Help us bring the Apollo Flashlight into production. It is the brightest, most impressive, and reliable tactical flashlight out there!
Backers: 751
Average Pledge Per Backer: $131

Funded: $98,730 of $5,000
Dates: Jun 20th -> Jul 23rd (33 days)
Project By: Cybernetic Research Labs
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Latest News

Copper PBC's!

July 19th - via:
Hello! Initially the stretch goal for the copper pbc was set at 100k but upon testing, we found the results with the light were improved so with some consideration, we have decided to make the copper PBC avalable for ALL our backers, in both the... (Read More)

I can't believe it's copper!

July 9th - via:
To quell anymore speculation out there about our copper heat sink, we would just like to let you know it really is copper, always has been copper, and always will be copper. :) The Heat sink (Pill) in our flashlight is cut from copper 101-H04 billet... (Read More)

CRL Quality Management System Certification

July 8th - via:
The Apollo AP-1 Flashlight was designed exclusively by CRL and all of mechanical parts are machined on our CNC Mills/Lathes, assembled, tested, and inspected in Tucson, Arizona. This activity is conducted in complete compliance with our AS9100 and... (Read More)

Sentinel X

July 4th - via:
Hello everyone! Happy 4th of July! We would like to give a quick shout out to our friend Mike Bond who’s currently funding project, the sentinel X cache is ending very soon! He has engineered and machined a cache that can be used to store critical... (Read More)

Titanium Stretch Goal + Copper PCB

July 3rd - via:
Hello everyone! Do to amount of interest and success of this project we have decided to release the titanium version of the Apollo AP-1. We have made several changes to the design to make this flashlight work with this new material including thinning... (Read More)


June 28th - via:
If you are interested in a titanium version of the Apollo AP-1 flashlight, we ask if you could please post your interest below :) This way we have an accurate count of backers interested and see if this version of the flashlight can come into... (Read More)

The Front Lens

June 27th - via:
The Front Lens The Apollo AP-1 flashlight will sport a UCL® front lens. This material is constructed from low-iron float glass (aka water-white). This lens also has the added feature of a multi layer broadband Anti-Reflective coating (AR) applied on... (Read More)

Update on shipping

June 26th - via:
Hazardous Shipping.Hello everyone, I would like to address the shipping of Lithium-ion batteries, and clarify a pervious comment that stated we were trying to get a HAZMAT license, this is incorrect and we are currently undergoing training for... (Read More)

From our Engineering department :)

June 25th - via:
Here is a list of some of our flashlights features for extra clarification.  For a larger view: [Link] Features:All machined components are manufactured in the USA and comply with AS9100 Quality standards. The final design is being tested to ANSI... (Read More)


June 24th - via:
Hello again! We would like to assure every one that all machined parts of our flashlight are made here in our own facility in Tucson, AZ! From the body, copper heat sink, insulators, bezel, and more!  Videos will be coming in future updates :) I... (Read More)

Thank you so much!

June 24th - via:
Thank you every on who has backed this project so far! We are thrilled at the response we have have received and want to thank you for your support! :) We would like to answer a few of your questions regarding batteries and chargers below: Charger... (Read More)

First Look: Cybernetic Research Labs Apollo AP-1 Flashlight

June 20th - via:
Cybernetic Research Labs is at it again with another impending Kickstarter Project. As some of you may know, we’ve been all in on earlier CRL projects including their Tactical Cache and Tactical Pen (review pending). Now comes word that they are coming out with a Flashlight – the Apollo AP-1. (Read More)

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