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E07 mod time!

I took my trusty Work Sharp w/ Blade Grinder attachment and beveled the edge and took just a hair off the total diameter from a 90 degree angle then used some wet 2500 sandpaper to finish the bottom

Old emitters removed, board cleaned up. LH351D 3000K 90CRI + LH351D 5000K 90CRI set aside

She works! The long lines on either side of the emitter pad are negative

My what nice legs you have

One more test before we mess with aux board. The LED wires are so hard with solder and cut exactly to length, this requires some finesse tweezer action

Aux connected without much trouble, too bad this color combo isn’t available anymore

All back together

Measurements:

OUT: 6,118 lm at 0s (Molicel P42A 21700)
CCT: 4143K
CRI: 92 Ra 64 R9

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Nice version, contactcr! And you ended up only very slightly above the BBL. At what current was the tint measurement?

And are you happy with the result?

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The previous one was turbo using a Samsung 50E

This is 3×7135 default mode when you screw on cap. I had anywhere from .0014 to .0019 in this mode

The tint shift from SST-20’s really bothers me so this is a nice result in my opinion. Essentially the same results across the entire output range. The hot spot is much wider now so no more “pointing” with the light. Gotta adjust your use case I suppose. The light heats up the body nicely now so the MCPCB was a success as well.

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I legoed my S43 (modded with LHD351D) with an SS bezel and body from an S42S and I think it came out pretty dope.
I also sanded the bezel in order to remove the old S42 logo.






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I’m not fond of the S43, but I must admit that you make it look much better!

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A colourful lighted tail for my Supfire S1 EDC with 4000K LuxeonV led and BLF-A6 driver. Looks better in reality, the camera does not capture 470nm, 500nm and 660nm even close to correct.

470 Ohm bleeder on the driver

470 nm led + 22K resistor
500 nm led + 33K resistor
600 nm led + 6.8K resistor
625 nm led + 12K resistor
660 nm led + 6.8K resistor
PCpink led + 22K resistor

The tail draws 0.86 mA current, a 700mAh 16340 battery will be drained in about a month. Because I carry and use it every day, the battery is recharged way sooner than that.

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Thank you. I usually resize images, but didn’t do it this time.

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Swapped the Oslon white flat I had in my Jetbeam RRT-01 2019 for an XPL HI 5000k. The beam isn’t as throwy, but I like the better tint, extra lumens, and spill.

Also swapped the LEDs in my Jetbeam TCR-01 triple for 3 Oslon flat whites. GAAAAAH….. what an ugly beam!!! Sick

Oslon flats are nice emitters for max throw at low current, but clearly they don’t belong in a small triple.

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What optic?
I just put a Nichia 219B in a TC-R1.

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What optic? I just put a Nichia 219B in a TC-R1. !{width:99%}https://i.imgur.com/4z2uztj.jpg!

Super nice light, looks much better than the newer jetbeam imo.

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All it needs now is an accompanying beam shot… Wink

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Firelight, I was thinking about putting 7 White Flats in an E07, bad idea?

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Killed a Wowtac A2S (dogfarts edition) today. Was getting flickering on turbo so went to re-soled wires with something thicker, but it’s just too damn fiddly and I don’t have silicone coated wire. And now I’ve lifted a trace from the driver board. Still works when put together outside the case, but is a nightmare to get back in and running,

Wonder if Wowtac will sell a driver board, or if I’m SOL :/

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Pre-tin new wires and use a tiny amount of flux paste on the driver and wire end. I don’t always do this but anytime I feel like the wire might not want to cooperate or i have a small spot to work with this seems to get the job done twice as fast without overheating any tiny components.

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The center SST-40 died once more, so I rebuilt Ham’r once again. This time some things have changed… we now have a 3V 50.2 to play with! Big Smile

So, essentially the center emitter is a quad in it’s own right now and that means there are 20 dies in Ham’rs somewhat quirky head. And now, with my meter calibrated and my lumens numbers somewhat lower than they used to be, it reads 21,200 lumens in Turbo and 17,000 lumens at the top of the ramp. Turning it on after a cell change it does 7000 lumens at the full 7135 chip setting. Can’t complain about that!

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contactcr wrote:
Pre-tin new wires and use a tiny amount of flux paste on the driver and wire end. I don’t always do this but anytime I feel like the wire might not want to cooperate or i have a small spot to work with this seems to get the job done twice as fast without overheating any tiny components.

Cheers, I’ve never been good at remembering flux. Getting the iron in the opening is a nightmare, so I’m almost on the “well there goes $60” train. I might try and contact Wowtac and hope for the best though. Although not like doing the same with Olight got me anywhere, sigh.
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contactcr wrote:
Pre-tin new wires and use a tiny amount of flux paste on the driver and wire end. I don’t always do this but anytime I feel like the wire might not want to cooperate or i have a small spot to work with this seems to get the job done twice as fast without overheating any tiny components.

Cheers, I’ve never been good at remembering flux. Getting the iron in the opening is a nightmare, so I’m almost on the “well there goes $60” train. I might try and contact Wowtac and hope for the best though. Although not like doing the same with Olight got me anywhere, sigh.

You could also try Thrunite, it’s the same driver. Thrunite has always been good to me. Wink

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CRX wrote:
What optic?
I just put a Nichia 219B in a TC-R1.

My TCR-01 is currently sporting a Noctigon triple star and a Carclo 10507 optic.

The reflector compartment in the TCR-01 has a handy ledge in it just big enough for a slightly filed down 20mm triple Noctigon. And it’s just at the right height for a standard Carclo star without lens. Slather on some Arctic Silver 5 on the sides of the compartment around the ledge, insert star and you’re good too go as a triple. Might need to lengthen the driver wires slightly I think.

That said, I’m thinking of converting this back to a single-emitter light. It was really cool when I made this light a triple several years ago. But now that I’ve experienced high-power FET driven triples and quads, the low-power driver in the Jetbeam just isn’t ideal for a triple.

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Firelight, I was thinking about putting 7 White Flats in an E07, bad idea?

Based on what I saw with my triple TCR-01 I suspect 7 White Flats in an E07 won’t produce a very attractive beam. In my TCR-01, I get a narrow hotspot as expected, but it also has less throw and spill than a single-emitter XPL HI in the same light. And the beam with the White Flats is cool tint and very ringy.

Also, I tried a white flat in a 1×14500 zoomie with FET driver and the beam turned blue and dimmed almost instantly. Granted this was with an unusual star where I have the LED mounted on a narrow pillar the same width as the LED made of 4 strips of copper and arctic alumina. The LED sits on the pillar and the pillar sits on the Noctigon.

This setup isn’t as good at removing heat as sitting the emitter directly on the Noctigon, but I wasn’t encouraged by seeing the beam turn blue in a fairly low-powered setup, especially when other LEDS like XPL HI and SST20 worked fine in the same setup. I’m not sure 7 white flats in an E07 will even work at full FET.

Best use for the White Flat seems to be when you want max throw and are willing to sacrifice beam pattern, tint, lumens and CRI to get it. It actually worked pretty well in the new 2019 RRT-01. The low-powered driver wasn’t enough to damage the emitter, and it produced good throw with the small smooth reflector (Vinh measured a similar RRT-01 at 400 lumens and 30k lux).

One tip for anyone working with White Flat: the pads at the bottom don’t quite line up exactly right with a Noctigon XP star. You may have to move the emitters back and forth a few times during reflow to confirm that neither positive or negative is accidentally connected to the central heatsink bondpad. With White Flat, I recommend using a multimeter to check your star prior after reflow prior to installing it in your light.

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Super nice light, looks much better than the newer jetbeam imo.

Agreed. The old RRT-01 and TCR-01 look better than the new 2019 RRT-01 in my opinion.

The older models also feature better feeling rings, are lighter weight which is better for pocket EDC, and have a more cylindrical shape which feels better in the pocket.

I think the new version’s driver may be slightly higher powered though. I wonder if the drivers are identical in shape. Maybe I should pull the driver out of my 2019 RRT-01 and install it in my TCR01.

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I got an interesting light today, it’s from Ludicrous Lumens in Great Britain. The Night Saber Alpha with 67mm aspheric and a pistol grip that houses 2S 18650’s. This came with an XM-L2 but is only on/off, no modes. Didn’t take me long to get a White Flat in it with an LD-4A 6A driver. Smile 345Kcd using a Samsung 30Q and a dummy cell. Pretty neat, physical build is decent enough but the electronics and lack of o-rings is depressing.

Nice enough once it gets some new quality hardware, not really worth the price as shipped though, in my opinion.

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
You could also try Thrunite, it’s the same driver. Thrunite has always been good to me. Wink

Thanks so much – although I’m looking at their website and their right-angle headlamps appear to be XHP70.2 and XHP35 HI, is it the TH20 driver? Feeling pretty dumb right about now.
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It doesn’t look like it’s completely focused like maybe the head needs to be further out? I think there’s probably more room for gains cause the Z1 does a bit more. I see they have several other 67mm lights with different configs and this pill system.

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The picture from my phone doesn’t show the tight hot spot. I modded it further with a White Flat that does some 345Kcd on an LD-4A at 5.5A. They offer the brass pill with other emitter choices, well a few, mainly XP-G2, for like $15 apiece. Should have gotten some, the pill is left hand thread…

Trees in the beam are at about 535 yards distance…

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Newbie’s second mod… Put a XHP 50.2b 5700 (3V) from Cutter into a S2+ with FT medium spot TIR and swapped A17-DD. Hella hawt on turbo!!

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DB Custom wrote:
The picture from my phone doesn’t show the tight hot spot. I modded it further with a White Flat that does some 345Kcd on an LD-4A at 5.5A. They offer the brass pill with other emitter choices, well a few, mainly XP-G2, for like $15 apiece. Should have gotten some, the pill is left hand thread…

Trees in the beam are at about 535 yards distance…

Does it have an aespheric lens or reflector, Dale?
Seems a nice “thrower”!

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It’s a fairly large aspheric. Looks pretty clear and free of bubbles or warps. Not AR coated like the Z1 glass though.

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It’s a fairly large aspheric. Looks pretty clear and free of bubbles or warps. Not AR coated like the Z1 glass though.

Thanks for the explanation and photos Dale!
Seems a nice light to mod as you did Wink
If it had a push-pull “zooming” function (B158 style) would be even nicer for some flood here and there!

Any possibility to post the link of purchase, in case I wanna give it a try, please? Thanks again Wink

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It has fast threads to screw out the head for zoom. Wink

Ludicrous Lumens in Great Britain is where I got it. It’s apparently an Alpha and the model is Night Saber in 67mm, they have a 50mm as well.

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DB Custom wrote:
It has fast threads to screw out the head for zoom. Wink

Ludicrous Lumens in Great Britain is where I got it. It’s apparently an Alpha and the model is Night Saber in 67mm, they have a 50mm as well.

Thanks so much Wink Will give a look at it!!

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

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De-tripled my Jetbeam TCR-01 last night. Previously it had 3x Olson Flat White with Carclo 10507 optic. Now it has 1x XPL HI 4000K 5A2 with orange peel reflector.

The new setup produces a more pleasing beam. However the light doesn’t look as unique aesthetically.

First time I’ve de-tripled a light.

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