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They are sliced and diced, the dicing improves the performance by about 12% and in the end they end up a only a little below a really good dedomed XP-L in throw but keep a really good lumen output and are more stable due to the silicone still being intact to protect the phosphor. They are a nice balance of throw and lumen output, not really made for max throw like the high throw version which does 260kcd.

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I made a p60 drop-in out of a copper rod and pipe bits. I used a Nichia 144a led, djozz’s mcpcb, H1-A boost driver, and a shorter smooth reflector to fit the whole assembly. I soldered the mcpcb onto the drop-in shelf for better heat sinking as well. Then I put it in a SF P1D I had laying around w/ a orange tritium in the tail and pflexpro’s MT lens. I still have to bypass the spring on the driver side and polish up the copper but the drop-in is working fine. I still need to figure out how to make the driver always start on the lowest setting, since it seems to have next mode memory.

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Cool, is that the boost driver from Kaidomain for MT-G2’s etc?
Next mode memory?

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Yes, I got the driver from Kaidomain. Whenever you turn on the light, it’ll go to the next mode that you last turned off the light on. The driver has ll-l-m-h and then double click for strobe. So if you turned off the light on medium, it’ll start on high when you turn the light back on.

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Aw man, you’ve taken away my happiness but thanks Smile , I was planning a build with that driver. Cancelled, unless it’s just a capacitor mod or the like.

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Yeah, that’s the only disappointment about the driver but on the positive side it puts outs good power. I got around 5 amp reading from the light.

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Gonna have to think about that or find a fix if there is one.
NMM reminds me of some of the very first cheap lights I bought (shudder)

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Yeah, same here. I still have 2 more coming my way which I ordered before knowing about the NMM. I’m hoping that someone comes up with a fix for it as I don’t have the expertise to do so.

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Some NMM drivers in the past could be fixed to no memory with a pencil stripe over a capacitor. Who knows.

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I change the xm-l2 in ec4 to xhp50.2
But, too bad, it doesnt work properly, sometime it can go high mode, or doesnt work, or very low output

With 2 cell and constant current drivr, i hope it works, but disappointed, now i have to order xm-l2 led

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I change the xm-l2 in ec4 to xhp50.2
But, too bad, it doesnt work properly, sometime it can go high mode, or doesnt work, or very low output

With 2 cell and constant current drivr, i hope it works, but disappointed, now i have to order xm-l2 led

XHP50.2 is a 6/12V LED
XM-L2 is a 3V LED

the old XML2 should be fine

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I change the xm-l2 in ec4 to xhp50.2
But, too bad, it doesnt work properly, sometime it can go high mode, or doesnt work, or very low output

With 2 cell and constant current drivr, i hope it works, but disappointed, now i have to order xm-l2 led

XHP50.2 is a 6/12V LED
XM-L2 is a 3V LED

the old XML2 should be fine


I know, but i measure the Voltage when open circuit, it’s almost same as Vcc(about 7. Volt), so i guess it will adjust the volt so that current is stable

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I change the xm-l2 in ec4 to xhp50.2
But, too bad, it doesnt work properly, sometime it can go high mode, or doesnt work, or very low output

With 2 cell and constant current drivr, i hope it works, but disappointed, now i have to order xm-l2 led


I have EC4 with XHP70 and stock driver and it works well. You need to use thermal resistor.

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I lost the thermal res when reflow the led(damm, that little thing), i dont know the value, so i just solder 10k resistor

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So, i reflow the xpl-hi led, change mcpcb to cooper, now it works, so i guess my driver wont work with xhp50 led
I’m sad:(

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This is bad news, I want to swap to XHP50.2 too in my EC4…

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I dont know will it work, because kiriba said that he modded ec4 with xhp70, and it works, so… i dont know
Maybe difference in Vf

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This is maybe my last pic of xhp50.2, before i lost it in my drawer
God, i always love seeing led under UV light

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vinte77 wrote:
Yes, I got the driver from Kaidomain. Whenever you turn on the light, it’ll go to the next mode that you last turned off the light on. The driver has ll-l-m-h and then double click for strobe. So if you turned off the light on medium, it’ll start on high when you turn the light back on.

I have the same driver in a Eagle Eye X7 with a XHP50.2, even if it’s on time memory it will start on the same mode if the flashlight is turned on for more than 3 seconds, less than that and it will go to the next mode. Does your driver also have a pre-flash in the low mode ?

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Yes, there is a pre-flash on the lowest mode.

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Quick Mod on 1508 75mm:

- XHP35HI on16mm copper from Kaidomain
- 1 Mode Buck Driver from DX: http://www.dx.com/de/p/18v-5w-cree-circuit-board-for-flashlights-16-8mm-...
- Modded with R100 instead of R200 for 2,5A, like wrote on http://www.videofoundry.co.nz/ianman/laboratory/research/driverlist.php (search for “TR-0021b”)
- At tailcap 2,33A
- with 4× 18350er Batteries
- Driver heat with https://www.fasttech.com/products/1…al-conduction-silicone-rubber-cube... to the pill

At 5m I have measured 372kcd, thats aproximately 1220m distance.

Propably next steps:
- soldering MCPCB to the pill
- using thicker wires and bridging springs.

See although: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1112315#comment-1112315

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I repaired a S2 triple’s LEDs (purchased a prepopulated noctigon and one LED was dim from the getgo).
Replaced them with Nichia 219b-V1 5000k emitters and a BLF a6 driver. Pulling close to 12 amps from an LG D1 at 4.33V. Beautiful smooth beam.

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Voltage Meters

I added a removable voltage meter to the magnetic TP4056 Charger unit and potted the components side

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Also some refinements to the charger tin

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And a voltage meter on one of my battery drill packs

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Just finished a Night Piercer mod of an Astrolux SC for a customer. LED swap, driver reprogram, bypassed springs, refocused reflector, upgraded wires, potted driver. Had to re-machine the LED shelf since it was bulged pretty badly in the middle but she’s nice and flat now. Came out at a cool 83Kcd (~575m).

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You should post more details of that Eye of Sekhmet light if you haven’t already?
Looks really nice, interesting.

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CRX wrote:
You should post more details of that Eye of Sekhmet light if you haven’t already? Looks really nice, interesting.

Wow…very nice…it’ll hurt my wallet though Facepalm

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scianiac wrote:
Just finished a Night Piercer mod of an Astrolux SC for a customer. LED swap, driver reprogram, bypassed springs, refocused reflector, upgraded wires, potted driver. Had to re-machine the LED shelf since it was bulged pretty badly in the middle but she’s nice and flat now. Came out at a cool 83Kcd (~575m).

I would like to know what led you used … Not the first time i ask , but it seems i may have to ask more times Blushing

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giorgoskok wrote:
scianiac wrote:
Just finished a Night Piercer mod of an Astrolux SC for a customer. LED swap, driver reprogram, bypassed springs, refocused reflector, upgraded wires, potted driver. Had to re-machine the LED shelf since it was bulged pretty badly in the middle but she’s nice and flat now. Came out at a cool 83Kcd (~575m).

I would like to know what led you used … Not the first time i ask , but it seems i may have to ask more times Blushing


Prolly the Super XP-E2 U5 high performance 3 amper de-domed! Been waiting for the smooth reflectors to finish the Jaxman M2!!! Angry Just a wild guess!

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_62...

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Prolly the Super XP-E2 U5 high performance 3 amper de-domed! Been waiting for the smooth reflectors to finish the Jaxman M2!!! Angry Just a wild guess!

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_62...

I don’t have any to test … Edit : And they are only available at mtn or mouser Facepalm

Anyone tried them @ 3 amps & dedomed ?

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giorgoskok wrote:
scianiac wrote:
Just finished a Night Piercer mod of an Astrolux SC for a customer. LED swap, driver reprogram, bypassed springs, refocused reflector, upgraded wires, potted driver. Had to re-machine the LED shelf since it was bulged pretty badly in the middle but she’s nice and flat now. Came out at a cool 83Kcd (~575m).

I would like to know what led you used … Not the first time i ask , but it seems i may have to ask more times Blushing


Prolly the Super XP-E2 U5 high performance 3 amper de-domed! Been waiting for the smooth reflectors to finish the Jaxman M2!!! Angry Just a wild guess!

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_62...


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