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What's the brightest drop-in available? I've seen 5* Cree R2, 6* Cree Q5 and 7* Cree R2 (Wolfeyes light). As of now, what's the biggest/baddest drop-in on the market?

In "neutral white" it appears that the XP-G R2 slightly edges out the XR-E Q5 - is that correct? I realize the XM-L almost doubles the amount of luminous flux but I don't see that drop-in available.

Talk to me guys, I want to build a monster. Laughing

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If you will a monster, you must build one by yourself.

Maybe buy a 3x, 5x, or 7x dropin and chanche the emitter and driver.

(i think, at moment 3 x XM-L are bright enough and have good runtime with 3x18650 Wink )

p.s. HERE is a monster Wink


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Ok, maybe then what I'm looking for is an "affordable jr. monster." LOL

Where can I find a 3 XM-L light?

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LOL  Now that's a light!!!

That sucker should be able to light up several miles in front of him.

 

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Yes, that´s the really brightest bikelight and "flashlight".

unfortunately he has removed some pictures.

Bikelight has 100.000 Lumen and flashlight ONLY 90.000 Lumen. LOL

Scroll up a little bit and take a look at distance shots. (oh, sunrise......ah, no, only a bike LOL )

Full link: HERE

(other projects are equally "crazy")

 

btt: don´t know, where to buy a 3 x XM-L dropin, sorry.


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  I can't read the name of the bike .. does it say Bovine ?

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IIRC it says "townie"

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Hi Guys,

I am exploring some options on a DYI light for the first time and this is what I am trying to do is find a single cell 16340 nice and small sleek host body with a simple drop or screw in with a 3 mode Hi/Med/Lo w/memory for a XML-T6. If someone has done this I would appreciate the links for gathering said items or would I better off trying to purchase one. Thank you.

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Problem is going to be current. You will need IMR or LiFePO4 cells for the current draw - it would not be wise (or safe) to operate it with ordinary 16340 cells.

Solarforce L2m

http://www.solarforce-sales.com/product_detail.php?t=FB&s=2&id=22

 

Manafont XM-L T6 dropin

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-cree-t6-3mode-memory-...

 

I don't like the stock Solarforce switch and I don't like forward clickies for multimode lights - Solarforce sales can supply a different switch if you don't like the stock one (Or take the tailcap from an old-style Ultrafire WF-504B or a Uniquefire L2)

 

And some IMR cells. I've just got some from a cheaper supplier than AW on CPF, but have yet to test them. I have no complaints about the AW IMR16340s I have but they were a rather long way from cheap.

No idea who sells 16340 LiFePO4 cells. Which will need a different charger anyway.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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And this guy is literally in the same state as me! omg!?

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Don,

Thank you for the information you are a wonderful "Answer Man"

Regards,

Eric