My first set of numbers from my Integrating Sphere

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My first set of numbers from my Integrating Sphere

Hey Folks,

  I just recently completed making my very own integrating sphere (14.5" diameter..will post it up shortly).  I love this thing!  It's like having my own personal flashlight dyno. Well, I thought I'd share some results:  Included are some common documented factory ones, and then a couple of my mods:

Zebralight SC60 H1    300.4L
Zebralight SC60 H2    151.8L
Zebralight SC60 M1     52.3L
Zebralight SC60 M2     19.1L
Zebralight SC60 L1         4L
Zebralight SC60 L2        .8L
  
MG P-Rocket XP-G H   276.7L
  
TF XP-E F23 alk H

     55.3L

TF XP-E F23 alk L         6L
TF XP-E F23 10440 H      136L
TF XP-E F23 10440 L     13.4L
  
Fenix LD01 alk H

     70.3L

Fenix LD01 alk M      22.1L
Fenix LD01 alk L       2.7L
Fenix LD01 10440 H   221.3L
Fenix LD01 10440 M     59.3L
Fenix LD01 10440 L          3L
  
Streamlight Stylus Pro     18.3L
  
Old Coast Led Lenser V2     55.3L
  
Stock 2xAA mini mag     10.1L
  
Mini-Match V1 QTC'd low       .27L
Mini-Match V1 QTC'd High      614L
  
Mini-Match V2.0 H      759L
Mini-Match V2.0 M   241.1L
Mini-Match V2.0 L     41.6L
  
Yezl Z1x XML   814.2L
  
2C Mag w/ 5xR2 drop-in   952.6L
  
ITP C7 alk     81.4L
ITP C7 14500      142L
  
Romison RC G2 R5 from SB     111.4L
  
Mad-Match 6xXML Mag 5,059.2L

 

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Hmmm... Yes... That 5000+ lumens would be... enough... Is it possible to have too much of a good thing...? That's some serious illuminating gadget. 

Other thing that caught my eye was the poor result of the P-Rocket. It's advertsed 450 lumens, and while surely I didn't expect it to put out that much, I was hoping for above 300 mark.  Had that on my to buy-list. But not anymore.

Nice job. Just keep bringing us that certified lumen count goodness, thank you sir. 

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Lumen ratings pretty plausible. Pics of the lumen meter! If you can be bothered.

5,059.2L - i see you managed to measure the wand of fireballs

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Great work! I'll wait for details about the sphere.

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I got 172 at switch-on for my F23, the only light that overlaps with your list. I certainly don't trust my readings enough to give decimal places.

 

My numbers may be an underestimate - certainly sixty545 who has a better sphere than mine got higher results on the same Ultrafire C303 that I measured.

 

I find it makes a big difference just how fully charged the cells are. I use this protocol:

The NiMH cells get charged on a Vanson SpeedyBox and get left for 24 hours after the light turns green.

The lithium cells (That can take the charge rate) get charged in an Ultrafire WF-139 and get used within a minute of the light turning green. Mine doesn't seem to continue to charge but I can't say I fully trust it. The other cells get charged by a hobby charger.

 

Obviously this leads to what I regard as absolute maximum real-world readings and is why I do the readings at 30 seconds and 2 minutes as well.

 

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

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

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Ya, about that P-Rocket...I may have to give it a going over, because I swear the last time I used it it was brighter (last year). 

 

Don wrote:

Obviously this leads to what I regard as absolute maximum real-world readings and is why I do the readings at 30 seconds and 2 minutes as well.

Ya, I forgot to mention that the capture time was 10sec after turnon for each.  When I get more time to play, I'll do 30sec and 2min.

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Alright, next thing to do is find a lens so you can concentrate the beaming coming out of the Mag, right?

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jekostas wrote:

Alright, next thing to do is find a lens so you can concentrate the beaming coming out of the Mag, right?

Impossibility....

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Great job Match!

I'll take 1 of the Mad-Match 6xXML Mags please. 

 

 

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Very nice Match! I'd be interested in seeing your L2P with an XML dropin.

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+1 on the L2P/UF XM-L

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+2 on the UF XM-L drop in. Seems to be the most popular one around here.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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Doh!  How did I miss that one on the list?  Senior moment...

The  L2P with an UF XM-L 3 mode comes in at:

High: 838L

Med: 280L

Low: 49L

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838??!!

Is that unmodified?

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Sweet, thanks

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

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those are some great numbers.

did you happen to test the NItecore EX10?

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The only modification was to wrap the drop-in with a copper sleeve...that's it.

Good call on the nitecore...I'll test it now.

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OK...the Nitecore EX10 SP looks like this:

High: 136.8L

Med: 33.5L

Low: 2.8L

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Match wrote:

Doh!  How did I miss that one on the list?  Senior moment...

The  L2P with an UF XM-L 3 mode comes in at:

High: 838L

Med: 280L

Low: 49L

Nice! That's a strong showing.

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Match wrote:

OK...the Nitecore EX10 SP looks like this:

High: 136.8L

Med: 33.5L

Low: 2.8L

Sorry for askin too much but what battery?

i use UF 16340s just curious thx

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jamesearljonesisascab wrote:

Sorry for askin too much but what battery?

i use UF 16340s just curious thx

eh... just a nuon cr123 primary.  Never heard of the brand before, but I have a handful to burn through.

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Am I the only one here that did not know this combination was so damn powerful?  800 lumens?  Are you kidding me?  I thought 800 lumen flashlights cost like, a bazillion dollars.  I've always been amazed at the output of my lights with this set-up but I reckoned it was about four or five hundred - which I would have been/was fine with.

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fishinfool wrote:

Great job Match!

I'll take 1 of the Mad-Match 6xXML Mags please. 

 

 

+2 on the Mad-Match 6xXML Mag please. Laughing

Or I could mail my 6 D Maglite to you and pay you to mod it. Seriously.

 

Do you have a KD C8 that you could measure? It's one of the brightest lights I have and I'm curious.

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6D mag?  Hmm...that does open up a few possibilities >) Btw, James, the nitecore ex10 sp pulled 187.3L on an AW IMR 16340

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Hey Match,

PM me and we can talk.

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Match wrote:

6D mag?  Hmm...that does open up a few possibilities >) Btw, James, the nitecore ex10 sp pulled 187.3L on an AW IMR 16340

Thanks For checkin that for me Match. Is the urge hitting you yet to mod the ex10?

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My EX10sp is the brightest small torch I own. I wish my Fenix LD10 R5 would pull the lumens of the NiteCore! Great Job Match!!