New XM-L Light,, 26650/18650/4xAAA Good Price and 57mm head ......... NOTE: The star is solid aluminium !!! :bigsmile:

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Oh God, here I go again!!, (and a 26650)

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Finally got the AAA carrier. Very nice! Anybody stick one in a HD2010?

I thought about it, but was afraid of the extra voltage (the 4th cell adds).  I'm not sure how the LED handles the extra voltage.  I assume a direct-drive driver (like in this 4AAA light and the HD2010) does nothing to "buck" extra voltage.  Besides, my HD2010 is now apparently dead

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I was able to make a pill/heatsink to fill the gap under the star/led. This was my first attempt at making something like this. I made it out of spare/scrap aluminum belt idler from the machines I service at work.

On my 4th try I finally went to our main shop where we have a drill press, belt sander, press, torch and other tools at my dispossal. This was alot easier when you have the tools that you need for the job. I first squared the end of the roller on belt sander. Then put the roller in the end of a cordless drill so that I could use sandpaper to sand down the outter diameter to the desired size (22.6mm). Then cut it to the desired length (12mm). Where the idler rides on a shaft with bearings there was a hole in the middle (11mm). I filled the hole with random wire that we had laying around the shop and solder. Started heating it with the propane torch and started adding solder to fill in the gaps, worked like a charm. Then cut off the extra wire and put it back on the belt sander to make it flush again. Used a triangle file to cut some notches in the side for the wire from the driver to the led to slide through. Tried to press the pill/heatsink in and it was a no go. Finally i used sand paper in the gap in the torch body to get it to the right width. Was able to press it in then. VIOLA


Here is what I started with


Just after cutting


Sanded smooth


Wire crammed in along with solder – heating it up and adding solder


about to cut off the wire that has been added to the pill


wire cut off and sanded smooth, still needs filling up. Heated again and then filled it with solder


Filled and sanded smooth and notches cut into the sides


heatsink pressed in and smoothed out


Upclose white wall beam shot

I am satisfied with this mod and it now pulls the heat away from the led. The section of the light that was modded is probably double the weight it was. It gets warmer faster then it did before.

Sorry for the pics not beign great all I have is my Iphone 4s to take the pics

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Please update on this guys?

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some comparison photos:

ebay 26650/18650/4AAA light ~3.5A 35kcd

jetbeam bc40 24kcd

ebay big head, sky ray A0 clone ~3.5A 45kcd

marsfire w-068 ~3.5A 55kcd

ebay UF 3xU2 ~3.5A/led 28kcd

unique engrish language... Smile

 

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ok read a few posts…Seems a mixed deal and not shipping to Mauritius anyways Smile

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mouse out ebay 26650/4AAA, mouse over skyray A0 clone

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Hey viffer750, which cells were you using in the 4AAA light?  26650's?  At 3.5A I am sure you weren't running AAA's!  And what light is "ebay UF 3xU2 ~3.5A/led 28kcd?

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garrybunk wrote:

Hey viffer750, which cells were you using in the 4AAA light?  26650’s?  At 3.5A I am sure you weren’t running AAA’s!  And what light is “ebay UF 3xU2 ~3.5A/led 28kcd?

-Garry

Garry it may be The Ultrafire UF T70

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that was with a sanyo 18650

the "UF 3xU2" light is a clone of tr-3t6, I won on ebay for $25

there are 3pcs u2 labeled x-ml-s in the head, I don’t know that they are real or not (probably, I measured 2500otf lumen at the light)

I made a "direct drive" driver with some current limiting resistors, and the desired current has been set to 3.5A/led

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This cheap little (big) light has turned to be a great buy. I’m loving it, as it has replaced my HD2010, or at least filled the gap. It’s a budget player and we don’t want to ask too much from a cheapie (and we don’t want to run it on low), but it is a nice little thrower.

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I agree wholeheartedly!  Love mine!  I have plans to get two more to give to friends. 

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I gave one to a mate last Saturday for a birthday present. He has often been impressed with my lights, and seemed so with this one. Hope he likes it and it lasts the distance for him.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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Mine arrived today, TEN days from china, fastest delivery I ever had from there!!, very nice finish and feel at first glance, have tried daylight shots with 26650/aaa, and the aaa definitely outshoots the bigger batt, maybe it’s because the big one has just got delivery voltage, still waiting for a charger for that one.
Was a bit disappointed with the brightness, but hey, budget after all Smile

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Finally the seller has agreed to send me a replacement head. It was a frustrating experience due to the language barrier, but in the end they’re doing the right thing by me Smile I have to commend some of these China based eBay sellers who don’t require goods to be returned (because they know return postage costs are prohibitive) before they will offer a resolution. It all requires a little patience, but the essence of good customer service is there.

I’m probably going to end up gifting this torch to a friend who will run it on AAAs. I think he’ll like it.

My replacement head arrived today. They actually sent me a head and the middle piece which includes the pill, driver and star. I didn’t need that, but I’m certainly not complaining about having the extra parts. Anyway, the new head screws onto my original body perfectly, so I finally have a torch that doesn’t want to fall apart when it’s put together.

Now for the pill work that I’ve been inspired to do based on what I’ve seen in this thread…

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And… here we go:

That is (or rather was) a New Zealand $1 coin.

I didn’t use any fancy equipment. Just ground the face down, reduced the diameter slightly and put the notches in using a combination of various suitable surfaces and an assortment of files. Once it was only ever so slightly too big to press in by hand, I positioned it in the pill, put a thin round piece of cardboard on top of it followed by a larger metal washer, and gently hammered it in (with a small hammer) until it was perfectly flush. I had also applied a somewhat generous amount of thermal paste to the inside of the pill beforehand as well (it was appropriate to be liberal with the application in this case since any excess was certain to be expelled).

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I found something at my local Home Depot which may work.  It's a 3/4" copper plumbing "plug" (as opposed to a 3/4" cap, which is all I could find elsewhere).  It measures 22.25mm and i measured the inside of my pill at 22.6mm.  Haven't had a chance to try to fit it.  Was a little pricey at $4.50. 

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Got mine a couple days ago. Last night I put a TF Flame 26650 in it, took it outside and WOW! I paid less than $20 shipped for this light!! IMO, it has got more flood then the Keygos M10. This morning I slapped it on one of my bikes and off to the morning commute. A little longer than the M10 too. I had to stop twice to adjust my two fish type mounts. But, after adjusting the mount closer to the head, it stayed put.

I am not a modder, and for me and what I paid for it, I am happy. Wink

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Couldn’t resist and ordered one on the 26/08, can’t wait to arrive Smile

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cainn wrote:
And… here we go:

That is (or rather was) a New Zealand $1 coin.

I didn’t use any fancy equipment. Just ground the face down, reduced the diameter slightly and put the notches in using a combination of various suitable surfaces and an assortment of files. Once it was only ever so slightly too big to press in by hand, I positioned it in the pill, put a thin round piece of cardboard on top of it followed by a larger metal washer, and gently hammered it in (with a small hammer) until it was perfectly flush. I had also applied a somewhat generous amount of thermal paste to the inside of the pill beforehand as well (it was appropriate to be liberal with the application in this case since any excess was certain to be expelled).


Nice mod cainn!

Does the head get warm faster now? When I did mine it seemed like it warmed up a little faster but never got real warm. 15 minutes of running and and it was just getting warm. The head has alot of mass and fins I think that it spreads the heat out good now! :bigsmile: Going to order some 26650’s and see how that works out!

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apt323 wrote:
Nice mod cainn!

Does the head get warm faster now? When I did mine it seemed like it warmed up a little faster but never got real warm. 15 minutes of running and and it was just getting warm. The head has alot of mass and fins I think that it spreads the heat out good now! :bigsmile: Going to order some 26650’s and see how that works out!

Hey, it was yourself and a few others that inspired me Smile

It certainly gets warm more quickly now, but like yours it doesn’t go beyond warm. In fact the thermal path is so good that the star itself doesn’t even really get very hot, and that’s after I redid the wiring between driver and the star to get more current to it. Tail cap readings show 3.3A now, but even though I’ve done some work on the switch, it’s still adding quite a bit of resistance. I’m currently trying to figure out a way to get an entirely new sort of switch in there.

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Any owners try running this light on 2 cr123 lithium’s? Same voltage as the 4 AAA holder.

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Desmo wrote:
Any owners try running this light on 2 cr123 lithium's? Same voltage as the 4 AAA holder.

The difference is the Alkalines will sad to around 4.5 volts but the CR123As will not, someone more knowledgeable than I could probably identify the driver and tell you whether it would work. 

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Was wondering if anyone had done any driver swaps or anything to this light?

I dont have a caliper to find the correct size so if someone could help out i would be thankful.

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apt323, you looking to driver swap yours?  I could check mine with a caliper, but I thought it had been done already.

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garrybunk wrote:

apt323, you looking to driver swap yours?  I could check mine with a caliper, but I thought it had been done already.

-Garry


Went back and read through most of the posts and couldnt find any driver size info. When you got time can you measure it. Thanks Garry
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I'll try to remember.

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I get 20.0mm with my calipers. Maybe a 17mm driver could work with the P60 pill/retainer method used on the HD2010. Might also get a 19mm driver to work. 

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