Found a Tri-Flupic Driver in my drawer, what to do with it?

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Found a Tri-Flupic Driver in my drawer, what to do with it?

I found an old Goldserve Tri-Flupic Driver in my moding drawer, for those of you who don’t remember or are not familiar with it, has 3 channels and lots of modes and can drive up to 3 leds at 1.2 amp each, I have a 26650 mag ready to mod but I am undecided as to what led to use. I see 2 options and want suggestions

Option 1: put the 3 channels in parallel to drive a XM-L at around 3.6 amps in a Fivemega throwmaster with a modified extra deep reflector I got from DX

Option 2: Put 3 XP-G’s in 3 smaller reflectors like the Regina that offer about 5 degrees collimation to each led.

The question is, which would be brighter and be throwier 3 XP-G’s at 1.2Amps or 1 XM-L at 3.6A?

Suggetions are welcome.

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From my experience with ~50mm XM-L throwers and triple XP-G/Es, I believe Option 1 would throw further.

With that said, everyone and their uncles now have a big XM-L thrower (read: boring!) and I think you should save the driver for some XP-G2s Smile

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MosesM wrote:
From my experience with ~50mm XM-L throwers and triple XP-G/Es, I believe Option 1 would throw further. With that said, everyone and their uncles now have a big XM-L thrower (read: boring!) and I think you should save the driver for some XP-G2s :)

A XM-L would almost definitely throw further but the XP-G would probably win in the lumens department. I would proably just go with the XM-L even if it is fairly common they work well. Smile

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My vote is option 1,3.6amps to a xml will give you the most throw and the F.M. host should handle the heat nicely.In my projects,multi-emitter lights are lacking in throw but are great flooders even with narrow optics.Depending on efficency of the driver and other losses,you can expect just under 800 lumens.

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I think I will go with another XM-L Thrower since I also have a 65mm dia. by 63mm deep smooth reflector that pwns the custom throwmaster XM-L reflector that I already have.

That way the only thing I need is just some filing to make it fit. here is the pic of the Frankenthrowmaster light,I will update when I finish the project.

I might Chrome or Cerakote it when I’m finished and if it turns out ok.