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LED close-ups.

Fixed the file damaged pics.  (why does it do that?)

 

While I was taking some update pics of the Palight I decided to try some of a few emitters.  It was late in my dining room and all I had was available lighting.  The price for low light compensation this evening is graniness.  Maybe I'll try this during the daytime to see if I can't get the quality up a little.

First up is an XM-L on the left (Ultrafire/Manafont) and an XR-E on the right. (as found in a Skyline I)

XR-E

While I was taking some update pics of the Palight I decided to try some of a few emitters.  It was late in my dining room and all I had was available lighting.  The price for low light compensation this evening is graniness.  Maybe I'll try this during the daytime to see if I can't get the quality up a little.

First up is an XM-L on the left (Ultrafire/Manafont) and an XR-E on the right. (as found in a Skyline I)

XR-E

Then, a couple more XR-Es; Led Leser P14.

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XR-E in a LL P17.

This is the XP-G in the Palight.

Finally, an SSC P7. (from Solarforce)

Ultra Fire 3-mode XM-L (T6) received 4-18-11.

Close-up of same emitter.

Another.

Recieved my MCE and XR-E drop-ins today so, thought I'd update the close-up thread.

These next few are the MCE.  This is a 3-mode 4.2 volt P60 drop-in from Manafont.

And here's the XR-E.  It's a 3-mode 3.7 - 4.2 volt from Manafont also.  (much less interesting)

Luxeon 3

Nite-Ize Mag LED upgrade. (I think)

This is a Luxeon rebel TFFC. (Thin Film Flip Chip)

Single mode SST-50 from solarforce-sales:

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Nice pics Foy, and good work on the leather.  I used to do a bit of that a long, long time ago.... that pic is inspiring me to start back upSmile

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The P7 is pretty cool looking. It has been really difficult for me to get a good picture of a XM-L. The dome seems to always catch a reflection or make the die blurry.

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Very nice Foy! Thanks for this. I'm actually going to make it sticky, because I always need a reference to try to figure out by eye what type of LED is inside a new flashlight.

Do you think you could separate the first and second pictures of the XM-L and the XP-E? I think you must have used a larger monitor than me, because I see them vertically aligned. Maybe you could just align them all vertically with a caption/description above each picture? Just a suggestion. Thanks!

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I moved them vertical.  I'm on a 27 inch LCD but I'll keep it narrow in the future.

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Thank you sir! Looks great.

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Theres a thread on CPF with pictures, http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?270419

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Man, those make my sad pictures look stupid.  I still think I can get it right with the right lighting.

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Actually your pictures are very good. Foy

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Budgeteer wrote:

Actually your pictures are very good. Foy

+1

I especially liked the pic of the P7.

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That was very helpful. I got two dropins today, and one was unlabeled. I've ordered so much stuff lately and it has taken so long to get here, I wasn't sure what the unlabeled one was. By your images, must be the XPG, and it has a SMO reflector.

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If you ever need to quickly look up something about an LED or to find out what it is, the flashlight-wiki is very useful Smile

 

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thanks its looks clear.so we have more choose it.

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

Man, those make my sad pictures look stupid.  I still think I can get it right with the right lighting.

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Great help! Especially for flashlights without labels about what type of light they use. Thanks Foy!

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There are not pics, are they deleted? I want to have a look

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I can see the pictures. Maybe flickr is blocked for you?

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Great Macro shots. Exquisite.

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thanks for sharing. i first saw led chip clear

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great, i first time look the LED flashlight inside the picture.

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Hello Foy nice bit of macro photography.  I have attempted extreem close ups before on a few other subjects but not as clear as your results. May I ask what camera setup and lighting you used.

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It's a much abused Canon PowerShot SX20 IS.  They have a newer one out now, I think.  Lighting is a problem.  I can't stop it down as much as I want because everywhere in our new place is too dark.

 

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I have some Nikon point and shoot and a D40 SLR when I finish my bathroom remodel for the wife I will try some flashlight closeup photography. As they say photography is 99% lighting. BTW does anyone on BLF work for CREE is any new LED in the product pipeline beyond the XM-L? You photos makes me want to tour an LED factory haha

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I would love to see you they make them.

 

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nitelight wrote:

I have some Nikon point and shoot and a D40 SLR when I finish my bathroom remodel for the wife I will try some flashlight closeup photography. As they say photography is 99% lighting. BTW does anyone on BLF work for CREE is any new LED in the product pipeline beyond the XM-L? You pholo make me want to tour an LED factory haha

 

Assuming you are in Grand Rapids, you are "only" 830 miles from Durham, NC where Cree make their LEDs. Wink

 

I'd like to see them being made too.

 

Cree's most recent products seem to be various arrays aimed at the lightbulb replacement market which is where the real money will be.

 

Luminus don't seem to have done much new lately - I still fancy a CSM-360 in a light though the reflector would have to be huge as it is basically four SST-90's glued together.

http://www.luminus.com/products/datasheets/PDS-001353_Luminus_CSM-360-W,...

The battery pack would have to be kinda big too - it is a 40W device but could probably take a bit more current. And who needs throw when you have 6000 lumens?

I could see someone making a car mounted spotlight using one of these - it has roughly the output of a 400W incandescent bulb.

 

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Don, Grand Rapids is not a bad guess on my location, I am 1hour south of Grand Rapids so I would only need to travel about 770 miles to Cree (hmm how to convince the wife this would be worthwhile).  I would expect something for luxury cars soon in forward lighting aka headlamps or driving lights. Car companies hate to spend money on development until someone else does it first than it is monkey see monkey do.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDcMarYHknA&feature=related   here is a u tube clip of LED manufacturing in asia pretty cool

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Don take a look at the led manufacturing video i found and put on this thead kinda cool the plant looks like it is in China or HK nice armchair factory tour. I Like that CSM-360 I looked at the specs maybe it could be driven by three good 18650s in series that would make one hell of flame thrower flashlight

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this is pretty cool. thanks for the pics.

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thanks from my part too! i have lights with XP-E, XP-G, and XM-L. and the LED's look the same as in your pics!!

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Cool, thanks for so many details. Would like to have one~

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