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Have a while more so maybe I could get you bored with another my build. Nothing really interesting.

A Jaxman X1/XHP50.2 This is bill of components:

2.5A 6V FX-35 driver

XHP50.2 4000K 80CRI LED

Jaxman X1 host (not available any more, a pity)

 

Some on-site pics:

 

Resuld? Predictible - not bad performance but greenish corona is above my acceptance level. Some pics:

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DB Custom wrote:
The driver, with it’s new 70N02 applied… their FET has a 15mOhm Rds on time, the new one is 4mOhm Rds On. This is the one that started the FET craze with Comfychair leading the way what seems like forever ago…
have the 3-LED version; do you think it’s enough to change the FET to give the flashlight a bit of sprint?
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Good mods 1stein!
I find the 80CRI Cree leds very acceptable outdoors, even the yellow corona.

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djozz wrote:
Good mods 1stein! I find the 80CRI Cree leds very acceptable outdoors, even the yellow corona.

Thanks djozz. I wish I knew as much as you guys, but I’m very happy I can learn from this forum. Actually from the great people willing to share their priceless knowledge. Though it’s still a long way ahead, but seeing own skills improving is great as well. However there should be a warning at the forum entrance: you enter at your own risk. Not leaving this forum in time may result in becoming a dedicated flashololic. This is contagious! Yep, too late for me…

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My Wally World Solar Street Light,
Aint really solar anymore… It got a power assist.
Cant count on the Sun, what can ya count on?
Added a 2.1mmX5.5mm power jack to plug it into a USB wall wart. Charge circuit cuts out about 4.1V so it’ll be fine. Still got a couple 18650 laptop pulls inside cause they are better than the garbage cells it came with.

Look Ma, no batteries.

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Glued the modified #14 finishing washer around the button of my Fireflies E07 last night.

Used epoxy so this is permanent. Removing it would probably damage the finish. Didn’t see the post about Goop till I’d already done it.

Still the final result looks pretty good. The gap below the sides of the washer are covered by tiny bits of aluminum strip. It hides the glue and makes the light look like it was manufactured this way.

Here are some pictures:

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Trying to flash my D4 to Anduril, but I can’t get AVRdude to run.

Every time I try running it the command prompt says “Does not have permission”. And a popup window appears saying the app is not allowed to run on my PC.

I installed AVRDude last week briefly. For the first 20 minutes it worked and behaved normally, but now the app won’t even run. Uninstalling and reinstalling didn’t help.

Using Windows 10. This is a home PC and I’m the only one who uses it. I have admin privileges and have no idea how this happened or why the app stopped working.

Any ideas? or suggestions for alternate programs that might run?

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You may need to install the driver for the USBAsp, Windows 10 may not have it in it’s library. I recently had to restore Win 7 Pro and lost things such as this, had to hunt everything down and do reinstalls.

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Might try running it as admin (right click), even though you have admin rights. Seen you need to do this sometimes just once.

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I installed AVRDude last week briefly. For the first 20 minutes it worked and behaved normally, but now the app won’t even run. Uninstalling and reinstalling didn’t help.

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that happens a lot with 3D printer stuff, it seems microsoft runs some kind of check or something then disallows the the thing! .. i.e. it ran fine for 20 minutes? hmmm then not.
next comes the windows update that resets everything back to let every one use and record and store bumf on your pooter.. then your drivers no longer function.
(in hind sight microsoft are robbing you of any non microsoft ‘approved’ things. very anoying being monopolied isnt it).

‘zadig’ can be a help, haven’t got a link to it off hand but it’s got the printer working a few times. it basically recalls or initialises the drivers microsoft reset to ‘off’..for want of metaphor’s that seem extremely accurate lol.

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UltraTac A1 emitter swap/tear down

The sum of the parts are actually pretty decent. It has a copper mcpcb, short brass pill, retaining rings, LED spacers, o-rings, etc. HOWEVER, it’s glued everywhere. The retaining ring has a slight indentation on it that I tried to use but it didn’t budge. I ended up using the smallest dremel drill bit I had (1/32”) and making two holes in the retaining ring and nearly breaking the best hardened stainless tweezers I have but I got it free. I found blue loctite on the retaining ring only. I was going to swap the tail spring as well but that ring is also glued so I decided not to.

TL;DR – dremel > blue loctite Sad

Parts:

Money shot:

Two holes in the ring are mine and the left hole in the driver ground ring is mine, the right hole was already there.

I swapped in a LH351D 4000K 90CRI and didn’t really lose much/if any output from the ugly XP-L HD that was there before.

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Busy weekend. 3 lights modded with triple channel drivers:

Friday was this NS22 Seeker, I built it a 1+8×7135+FET TA driver with bistro. You can swap the driver without opening the bezel but I went ahead and did that so I could adjust the centering ring height a bit which cleaned up the transition from hotspot to corona. Stock 3500k 95cri SST-20

Saturday was the Utorch S1 mini. Its got a custom driver, 1+4×7135+FET running anduril and a 5000k Luxeon V2 with a layer of DC fix on the inside of the aspheric lens.

Finally I capped the weekend modding extravaganza off with the AX3 mod. Again a TA 22mm driver but with the 1×7135’s output leg isolated and modified anduril FW for a red moon mode than can be turned on/off without flashing new FW.


My anduril light collection is up to 6 now (and only one of these lights came with compatible HW)!

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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Sweet mods.

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I built Luxeon V2 5000K E2 triple using 18500 tube and 18650 battery. More details in this post

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I build a small wooden box for my spectrometer. The device came in a complete suitcase that protects the expensive tool very well but is very inconvenient to use because of its size.

And because I was in a nostalgic mood I made this little chest with pine wood, triplex, wood glue, nails, paint and some dark grey polyether for the inserts.

It is not made very precise but it feels good and makes for a very good protection of the spectrometer, that is now much easier to carry with me, with less worries.

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Watch out Don. Smile
Nice job djozz. I guess you still have all your fingers and thumbs.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
Watch out Don. Smile
Nice job djozz. I guess you still have all your fingers and thumbs.

With everything askew, it is not a work piece I would dare to show Don, I hope he is not watching Facepalm
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Emitter swap in a TK35UE for a member here. Swapped in a 4500k 90CRI emitter (XHP70A-01-0000-0D0UJ445G).

Build quality is amazing as you could expect. The battery carrier is the driver and the battery charger all in one!

 RIP  SPC Joey Riley, KIA 11/24/14. Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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I finally picked up the pieces of an F13 triple I started over 2 years ago. I had amber/yellow/red in the tailcap from when I started, but I decided to go all amber. I’d like to throw some amber trit vials under the lens.

Purchased the spacer from kiriba-ru back in ’16 or ’17. Wait too long to build this stuff, something better always comes along. With the latest boost drivers, I’d much rather go with a single xhp50 or 70 now. I do love this spacer, though. Huge chunk of metal.

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Took the C8ish 7 emitter ebay light to the next level with 7 SST-40’s. Out of the box on a Basen 26650 it measured 1368 lumens from XM-L T6 emitters. Now, with the 40’s and a Samsung 30T, it does a start value of 9694.5 lumens. Big Smile

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The F13 makes a very neat triple, with it’s 26650 cell capacity it’s a nice solid build. Wink

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^ show off Wink

(PS – nice touch with the 45 casing)

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gchart wrote:
^ show off Wink

Lol…yeah, no kidding! DB is there a build thread on that F13 somewhere?

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DB Custom wrote:
Took the C8ish 7 emitter ebay light to the next level with 7 SST-40’s. Out of the box on a Basen 26650 it measured 1368 lumens from XM-L T6 emitters. Now, with the 40’s and a Samsung 30T, it does a start value of 9694.5 lumens. Big Smile

Its This flashlight, I think: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1447900#comment-1447900

Did you only do an emitter swap? Or does it have a better heatsink now.
Do you have a link to this Flashlight?

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Several months ago i bought 3 Osram Flat black and now I decided to put in Convoy L2 with LD25 constant driver tuned to 5A

Driver hook up with XML2 for testing current purpose. Didn’t want to kill my Flatblack during testing.

Driver with 20mm brass ring adaptor

Beamshot at 8m with perfect focus. Thanks for the orginal centering ring and I didnt to do any focusing.

inside reflector

Took lux reading 8m and it gives 3850 lux. This equivalent to 246k candela.

I also did mod with convoy C8+ similar setting and it have slightly lower candela but not much. Considering the size for pocket I definitely think C8+ is perfect reflector size for this LED throw and it’s a winner Smile

Link to Convoy C8+ with Flat Black

Nico -.-

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Don’t know if it counts as a “mod”. But i made a 5-minute setup, to light up my wife’s Harry Potter LEGO castle.

Q8 was the only driver I had that was’nt in use. It’s extreme overkill, but gets the job done Big Smile

BLF Q8 driver + XP-G3 R4 8A3 2700K + 3 × 18650 LG S3 2000mAh cells + Anduril in candle mode


Link to a givf showing it in action: https://imgur.com/HhzK5cw

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Nice Castle lighting! Smile

Wieselflinkpro, it’s the SupwildFire 7x shown in THIS post. I had to make an aluminum filler for the hollow head, changed the large MOSFET, bigger leads, spring bypasses, and of course the emitter swap. Will probably do individual copper DTP 16mm MCPCB’s as a final tweak. This has been another incremental mod light, recording each step along the way to see where the gains come in…

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I made a flat white 1mm² in my convoy c8. The gaskets from int outdoor are for a 7mm reflector but i used it anyway. After turning the bezel a couple of times i got a pretty good beam. Uses a single mode nanjg driver with 3.04 amp. It gets pretty Hot after 60 seconds.
IMG-20190130-154438**
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Top is the flat white and bottom a c8 with xpl hi and fet driver.

"It wouldn’t be so bright if there wasn’t a shadow every once in a while." - Jason Mraz

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Damn, that’s a nice tight beam! LOL

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Lightbringer wrote:
Damn, that’s a nice tight beam! LOL

I used a lightmeter app on my phone.
utorch ut02 xhp 35 got 120k candela
convoy c8 xpl hi fet got 69k candela
convoy c8 flat white got 169k candela. Its at around 3amp so a little heigh meisurment i guess.

"It wouldn’t be so bright if there wasn’t a shadow every once in a while." - Jason Mraz

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