My XML2 BTU 'super' shocker arrived today
This mod was Done courtesy of Tom E.
IOS 3.5amp driver
battery carrier resistance mods
XML2 on sinkpads
It also came with a free diaper – you will need it when you turn it on high.
Tom measured 3706 lumen @ turn on and 3553 at 30 sec. 179 Kcd throw as well Thats easily over 4000 lumens at the emitters.
The IOS driver was used because the BTU driver was having issues… only giving 3.15 amps on turbo (should give 3.7-3.8 ) Its a H/M/L with memory driver… which means… NO STEPDOWN.
The output difference is negligible vs the stock btu driver on turbo – Tom measured 3,644 lumen and 181 Kcd on another model with BTU driver.
This thing blows almost every other led light I have ever owned out of the water in terms of sheer output. It beats the blackshadow terminator and thrunite tn30 xml2 by more than 20% in my ceiling bounce tests. Only the heavily modded trj-12 pulling nearly 85 watts on 3 fresh 26650 imrs barely edges brighter, but only for the first 2-4 minutes.
I am very interested to see what Tom can do with the DRY driver since its direct drive… put some sony 30 amp 18650s in there – could we see 6A per led for 5000+ emitter lumens?
I will now say the words we’ve all said – I CANT WAIT FOR DARK!