I started Muyshondt Enterprises back in 2006 to bring to market the CR2 Ion – my first flashlight, and at the time, the first light to ever use a Cree XLamp (and later XR-E) in an LED torch.
Several years and several models later, the Aeon Mk. III is moving towards production, building on the successes and lessons learned from each previous model.
My company has been in business for nearly 10 years now, which is a decently long time. I have been making LED torches in some form or another now for about 12 years. My objectives remain unchanged over this time – to create truly unique and very high quality products, that are a pleasure to use, that provide a set of high performance features, and can be counted on again and again with each passing year to provide continued, reliable service.
To this end, Muyshondt Enterprises has been my creative outlet. My flashlight batches have typically been relatively small, and everything has been designed, sourced, and assembled with my direct personal involvement.
This model has had its benefits, but it’s essentially micromanaging, and it has become increasingly difficult to have sufficient time to design, source, manufacture, assemble, ship, handle customer service, and generally run a business, all as one person.
These are growing pains, and are good problems to have, but they are problems that require solutions.
I created this website last year to make for a better customer experience – with a true shopping cart and order processing backend, as opposed to just a PayPal cart, so that you would be able to keep track of your orders better and know what stage things were in, get tracking numbers when orders shipped, and generally have a better browsing and purchasing experience.
In February I brought in Nathalie to help handle customer service and e-mails, and many of you reading this have likely interacted with her at some point already.
In April I started completely restructuring the way my lights are produced, which is intended to allow for superior quality, faster production, and a more stable inventory. The Aeon Mk. III is the first product going through the new process, and so far it has been a very successful experience in prototyping and setup, and I am eagerly looking forward to starting production in the weeks ahead. (This is ongoing and you can watch what’s happening with regular updates on Instagram)
What do these changes mean for you? They mean a superior product, faster, and with better service. They mean more time available for me to create new products and innovations, and expand into new areas, both in LED torches, and other fields of interest. They are, in general, strides towards making sure that quality is something that is ensured through every part of the process, from when ideas go into prototyping, to your order and inquiries here, all the way to the arrival of the product to you and through its lifespan.
Quality is paramount.
We stand still at the beginning of much to come – there are still more changes ahead, and more areas of improvement and innovation. So, with great anticipation for what the future holds, and a mindful eye for how we arrived to today, I want to thank all of you who have been loyal customers, who have enjoyed my products, shown patience in their production, and given me your thoughts over the years. Also, to all of you who are just now getting acquainted with Muyshondt products: I look forward to the day when a torch of mine is in your service, helping to turn night into day.
All the very best,