Cree is going to produce XM-L in neutral white

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Cree is going to produce XM-L in neutral white

Hi everyone,

I've been lurking for a while and just wanted to say hello.

You might be interested in seeing that Cree announced today that they'll be producing the XM-L in neutral white:

  http://www.cree.com/press/press_detail.asp?i=1299160266032

I'm hoping that there will be some flashlights/torches that take advantage of these leds!

Best,

James

(Paris, France)

 

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Hi there Jamj, welcome to BLF! We're glad to have you here.

Thanks for the update on the neutral white XM-L. It looks like the XM-L has been a huge success overall.

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Welcome to BLF jamj. Good to have you here.

I don't actually own any neutral lights yet - can't afford to make all of my lights neutrals and I fear I might want to if I got one.

 

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

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

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What tint are currenty XMLs? My NB XML is much warmer than the XPG-R5 in my Romisen RV-235. The RV-235 is cool white, so what does this make the XML?

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XM-L's are coolish, but not quite neutral. So that's a T5 bin for the neutrals and a T3 for the warm whites. That's pretty nice. I'd be all over a T5 neutral.

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Yeah I believe my XML is a T6 1A

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All right, finally. I can't tell you how disappointed I was to pull up the binning document when they came out and see only cool white.

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I just want U2's now! If they want to skill that and just make U3's instead that would be fine...as long as they can be done by next week Silly

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Pook wrote:

I just want U2's now! If they want to skill that and just make U3's instead that would be fine...as long as they can be done by next week Silly

 

Next week!

 

What's wrong with last week? Smile

 

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Aloha and welcome to BLF jamj!

 

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Don wrote:
What's wrong with last week? :)

 

A whole week would have gone by without me ordering one! Silly

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I think it's sad that they introduce a new emitter with all the bad tints first .. The green tints are the worst for me ..A tint can ruin a light for me ..I think  the XRE emitters were much better at color .  Glad to hear this  pretty quickly compared to the xpg

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They always come out with the cool tints first. I think those are the easiest to make and get good brightness from. Then as they tweak them, they start producing neutrals and warms. The XP-G's were the same way.

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Just wonder if they sell the cheaper stuff to china and save the best for last knowing there will be a market for it no matter what the efficiency is as long as it's pretty ,,<< at this point I'll trade efficiency or runtime for tint ...I can buy more batteries of charge up a few more times .. I really can't swap emmitters .. (I can /I won"t )

I'm impressed with a well driven nice tint xpg and a 14500.. i'm curious if an underdriven xml  with a nice tint  will work well with a 14500

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