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Old 03-23-20, 07:54 AM
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Does anyone have any idea how much more a shaped beam costs to make than a round one? I realize the design takes some engineering and that is a cost. I'm not sure if manufacture has extra cost. And now that the designs are out, are they patented, or can companies copy them? Otherwise, why would Cygolite et al choose not to make shaped beams?
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