Best place currently to purchase drivers and emitters?

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Best place currently to purchase drivers and emitters?

I’m just about to order some bits for my first simple mods, and need a couple of NANJG 105C (or whatever is current) drivers and a couple of XM-L emitters.

I’m a little confused as to where I should get them from. There doesn’t seem to be a huge difference in price from the Chinese sellers. I’m leaning towards DX or KD. Any pointers?

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For drivers I use KD and for emitters I use Goodluckbuy.

DX takes so dern long that it makes me very angry!!! |(

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I usually order from KaiDomain, led-tech.de, CNQualityGoods and IntlOutdoor. Some drivers can only be had from DX, also works if you order registered airmail.

DICK gets his LEDs and some drivers from lck-led.com

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I would suggest Int'l Outdoor.  I just ordered some XM-L T6 3C's and they carry the Nanjg drivers (and others).  My order shipped next day.

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NightCrawl wrote:

I usually order from KaiDomain, led-tech.de, CNQualityGoods and IntlOutdoor. Some drivers can only be had from DX, also works if you order registered airmail.

DICK gets his LEDs and some drivers from lck-led.com

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Do you know where could I get XM-L’S in C1 / 2B / 2C / 3B tint?

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Thanks guys. Smile

I went with intl outdoor in the end. Not much in it in terms of $$, and they shipped me a cyclone recently in reasonable time, therefore they got my business again.

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AlexGT wrote:
Do you know where could I get XM-L’S in C1 / 2B / 2C / 3B tint?

Your going to need to get those from Cutter in Australia I don’t know anyplace else that sells those tints.

http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=Cree+XM-L

You guys are going to think I am crazy but these are my suppliers. I don’t care about the price I buy the best quality stuff I can find, so here goes.

I get my 1A and 7B tint XMLs, 1A tint XREs and 1A tint XPGs from from LCK-LED they have the brightest LEDs by far.

I get the 4B XPGs from KD simply the best vanilla tint XPGs you can get. I also get my 20mm XMLs from KD.

The 3C and 5C tint XMLs and the 4C tint XPGs from CNQ nobody else has T6 3C tint XMLs and the 4C XPGs are as bright as most 1A tint XPGs.

Colored XREs from Manafont.

Nichias from Illumination Supply.

Nanjg drivers from DX or International Outdoors all other drivers from KD.

Other random stuff bare pills etc… comes from KD.

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E1320 wrote:
AlexGT wrote:
Do you know where could I get XM-L'S in C1 / 2B / 2C / 3B tint?
Your going to need to get those from Cutter in Australia I don't know anyplace else that sells those tints. http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=Cree+XM-L You guys are going to think I am crazy but these are my suppliers. I don't care about the price I buy the best quality stuff I can find, so here goes. I get my 1A and 7B tint XMLs, 1A tint XREs and 1A tint XPGs from from LCK-LED they have the brightest LEDs by far. I get the 4B XPGs from KD simply the best vanilla tint XPGs you can get. I also get my 20mm XMLs from KD. The 3C and 5C tint XMLs and the 4C tint XPGs from CNQ nobody else has T6 3C tint XMLs and the 4C XPGs are as bright as most 1A tint XPGs. Colored XREs from Manafont. Nichias from Illumination Supply. Nanjg drivers from DX or International Outdoors all other drivers from KD. Other random stuff bare pills etc... comes from KD.

+1. I have had face to face dealings with Matt there and I cannot speak highly enough of the company and his personalised service. Edit, from Cutters.

 

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I get my 1A boards from Dx, 3A boards and bare 7135’s from Illumination Supply or special boards from Taskled. If I need as special tint , like U2-1D, then cutters, otherwise Dx or Kd. Optics I source from Cutter, Dx, Kd, and Future Electronics in Canada. Switches, Judco or reed from Digikey. Mouser has the 7805 voltage regulators I’m trying to integrate. Epay for odds and ends.

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