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Another S2+ Triple All soldered stack
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First one of the ex-cops light was the Streamlight 20X, a biggish light like a Mag, I probably called it wrong saying Stinger, I’ve found out now the Stinger is smaller. I also have the one that IS a stinger, and replaced the Luxeon K9 or whatever with an XP-G2 S2 0D. Beam wasn’t all that great to begin with, still not with the new emitter, so I did a quick bit of lathe work to seat the unified bezel/reflector a bit deeper… now it’s a nice hot spot with some throw, he should be pleased with it and it didn’t take much on my part to upgrade it.

Finally got the two old Streamlights upgraded, wasn’t as bad as I had thought it might be. lol

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Made a lighted tailcap in to my grey S2+ 18350

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Wow CRX, those are great mods again. Nice touch with the GITD sheet around the XP-L led Smile

@Chicken Drumstick: I have also a ZB006 around doing nothing because of the cheap build quality. It has a good lens though, one day I will try to make it into something as well.

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Stainless steel Quantum mule with tritium momentary switch, XM-L2 4C on sinkpad, magnetic tail and quantum tunneling composite (QTC) pill.
Moonlight to 1.5A variable.

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I put some Nichia 219Bs in each of these lights: Jetbeam Jet-1 MK, Thrunite Ti5T, Thrunite Ti.

Here are beamshots, this time in a different order (Thrunite Ti, Thrunite Ti5T, Jetbeam Jet-1 MK). Interesting that the Thrunites have a slightly different color even though their emitters were adjacent units from the same reel.

Here is a before-and-after with the Ti5T (look at the horrible green tint in the before picture! I like it much better now). It’s in the middle of each picture (Left to right: Astrolux A01, Lumintop Tool Ti, Thrunite Ti5T, Olight I3S EOS, Foursevens Preon P1):


And here is a comparison of modded and stock Jet-1 MK:


And a comparison of 1xAA beamshots (Left to right: Jetbeam Jet-1 MK (Nichia 219B 4000K); DQG Tiny AA (XP-G2 4250K); Manker E11 (XP-L ‘NW’); Jetbeam Jet-1 MK (XP-G2); Sunwayman V11R (XM-L))

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I’ve been working on my X2R. The driver is probably done (we’ll see), but I can’t decide on an emitter. It started with a 90cri XPG3, right now it has a top-bin 3A tint XPG3. I’m not totally happy with either of them, but leaning towards either going back to the 90cri emitter, or trying an XPL HI

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Stainless steel Quantum mule with tritium momentary switch, XM-L2 4C on sinkpad, magnetic tail and quantum tunneling composite (QTC) pill.
Moonlight to 1.5A variable.

I love what you did there !
Truly imaginative and perfectly executed !
So you use the trit as a pole to press the switch in the tail ? Does it go through a transparent tube ?

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CRX has been on fire lately churning mods out of his flashlight factory. Smile

 

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What do you think guys, which should I do in my X2R?

1. XP-G3 4500k 90cri – Low Vf for high numbers even on a low battery – In the back of my mind I know it’s 90CRI, even if the tint isn’t great

2. XP-L HI (tint TBD) – Higher lumens from less power – better tint, but not 90cri

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pilotdog68 wrote:
What do you think guys, which should I do in my X2R?

1. XP-G3 4500k 90cri – Low Vf for high numbers even on a low battery – In the back of my mind I know it’s 90CRI, even if the tint isn’t great

2. XP-L HI (tint TBD) – Higher lumens from less power – better tint, but not 90cri

Do you have any purpose (yes, that’s a real question here LOL )for this light ? Outdoor or Indoor ? To me, that’s the first questions for tint choice Smile

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X3 wrote:
Do you have any purpose (yes, that’s a real question here LOL )for this light ? Outdoor or Indoor ? To me, that’s the first questions for tint choice Smile

It will become my all-purpose light when I just need to grab something on the way out the door. Primarily outdoor use.

Regardless, if I did an XP-L HI it would be in the 4000k-4500k range, just depends what I can find. Right now I have a 5A that is a little warmer than I wanted for this light, but I just might use it anyways.

Realistically, am I going to notice any brightness difference between the lower bin XP-G3 at 5-6amps vs the XP-L HI at 4-5amps

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I still use my modded Ultrafire Wf-501b as a i-don’t-care-if-i-drop-it and “dirty hands” flashlight .
Uses dedomed xpl v5 3c , and the tint is really close to 5A-5C . You can’t imagine how much i enjoy the tint outdoors Smile

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I still use my modded Ultrafire Wf-501b as a i-don’t-care-if-i-drop-it and “dirty hands” flashlight .
Uses dedomed xpl v5 3c , and the tint is really close to 5A-5C . You can’t imagine how much i enjoy the tint outdoors Smile

I think my “perfect” tint would be a 4A or 4D, but they’re just impossible to find.

I have one 5A tint HI at home already, but I was planning on using it in my L2.

I think right now I’ll put the XPG3 90cri back in it and see if a frosted narrow optic cleans up the tint at all. If not, HI it is.

The tint options for HI’s just kind of suck right now. KD has a 4B tint, but I’m worried that might be too green/yellow?

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It will run longer on the XPL hi. Unless there is a tint preference I’d go with that. Or get/make a longer tube and use an XHP-50 3D with a couple 18500’s.

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… Or get/make a longer tube and use an XHP-50 3D with a couple 18500’s.

I’d rather it be less floody if I can, and I actually plan to use an 18350 tube with it sometimes

I actually just ordered on of the 4B HI’s from KD, so hopefully they aren’t green. I’ll probably put the 4000k XPG3 back in it for now, the “3A” XPG3 is way too cool for me. I’ll probably use it to try a dedoming idea I have.

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just got home, put the 5a XP-L in it aaaaaand… its perfect. No way is this emitter leaving this light. My L2 will just have to wait for the 4b when it get’s here.

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I gutted an Eagletac M25C2 Turbo (a.k.a. Plunger) and added a fet+1 and a dedomed XM-L2 U4 1A…she throws like a champ!! Here’s a few comparison pics with a sexy beamshot at the end.

EE X6, Olight M3XS-UT Javelot, Convoy L6, Eagletac M25C2 Turbo




Olight M3XS-UT with XP-L HI V2 1A

Eagletac M25C2 Turbo with fet+1 & Dedomed XM-L2 U4 1A

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X3 wrote:
CRX wrote:
Stainless steel Quantum mule with tritium momentary switch, XM-L2 4C on sinkpad, magnetic tail and quantum tunneling composite (QTC) pill. Moonlight to 1.5A variable.
I love what you did there ! Truly imaginative and perfectly executed ! So you use the trit as a pole to press the switch in the tail ? Does it go through a transparent tube ?

Thanks, yeah correct on both counts.

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Second Astrolux SS arrived recently.
Decided to Fix one up. Both are 3B tint
Stock is on the Left, Fixed on the Right

Right one now has the 20mm MCPCB soldered direct to copper head. 20AWG wires to FET. Bypassed both Springs with braided copper.
The yellow Dim spot in the center of the spot is gone. Halo of the spot is also more white. More better now…
topping off batts to test current draw on each.

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Convoy L2 with short tube, XP-L V6 1A dedomed, FET+1 and 2x spring bypass: nice beam, narrow spot, 280,000 cd at 6 ampere with Liitokala 5200. Handy thrower …

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Flashy Mike wrote:
Convoy L2 with short tube, XP-L V6 1A dedomed, FET+1 and 2x spring bypass: nice beam, narrow spot, 280,000 cd at 6 ampere with Liitokala 5200. Handy thrower …

Nice result. I think the XPL V6 1A dedomed is the best option right now for output and luminance.
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Flashy Mike wrote:
Convoy L2 with short tube, XP-L V6 1A dedomed, FET+1 and 2x spring bypass: nice beam, narrow spot, 280,000 cd at 6 ampere with Liitokala 5200. Handy thrower …

Excellent! Thumbs Up How much did it tint shift, about 5700k?

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
How much did it tint shift, about 5700k?
Don’t know, was my first and only V6 1A, didn’t use it before dedoming. Is a bit greenish now, but still ok. I’ll order more of them.
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Flashy Mike wrote:
KawiBoy1428 wrote:
How much did it tint shift, about 5700k?
Don’t know, was my first and only V6 1A, didn’t use it before dedoming. Is a bit greenish now, but still ok. I’ll order more of them.

Gas (chemical) or Hot de-dome?

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Tint doesn’t shift as much doing hot de-dome but it still shifts.

Lot of factors, including freshness of gas, ambient temperature and octane rating. Acetone, seems like that can give more shift than gas but again I’m sure there are variables.

Hot de-doming takes less than a minute and doesn’t stink. Haven’t done one in gas in quite a while now.

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Flashy Mike wrote:
Acetone

Thanks for the reply FM! Like it better than a XPG-2 regardless… Thumbs Up

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