Cree XHP70 up to 4022 Lumens and XHP50 up to 2546 lumens - Multi-die leds.

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I only bought 3. Killed one.

Just because an emitter goes in a light and gets tested doesn’t mean it’s got live in there forever, does it? Silly

I have 2 working XHP70 lights, the X6 and JM26. See? I left ya’ll a few emitters. Big Smile

Edit: Just for that, I’m not gonna share how I put the XHP70 on the XP footprint in the middle of an 32mm Noctigon.

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Edit: Just for that, I'm not gonna share how I put the XHP70 on the XP footprint in the middle of an 32mm Noctigon.
You'dbetterorI'mcommintovisit.Tongue Out

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You and Foy’s army huh? Big Smile

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Have you stippled any reflectors yet? Interested to see the result.

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When I tried stippling the reflector I seemed to have gotten carried away. It might surprise y’all to hear that I tend to overdo things. Shocking, but true.

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When I tried stippling the reflector I seemed to have gotten carried away. It might surprise y’all to hear that I tend to overdo things. Shocking, but true.
I’m filled with disbelief. Wink

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I raised the reflector above the emitter and it’s got a decent beam profile. I did this by putting a silicone o-ring down for the reflector to sit on, then I can tighten or loosen the bezel to squash the o-ring to whatever height I want (to a point) Sitting just above the substrate gives a decent result in this big pretty smooth reflector, there is some garbled bright spots in the hot spot but not an x like before or the nasty dark donut.

Too dang cold for a beamshot but …

I didn’t want to cut on this big nice reflector any more than necessary, so I just notched it for the corners. In the end, I didn’t even have to do that as it would have sat above the substrate anyway. Live and learn.

So, with different reflectors coming as well as an optic, I’ll need to get another XHP70…this one’s found a home. Smile

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Too cold for a beamshot? Can’t be that cold in Texas. It’s only 3 degrees here in Michigan. Silly

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Too cold for a beamshot? Can’t be that cold in Texas. It’s only 3 degrees here in Michigan. Silly

I’ll take your 3 degrees and raise you -15 windchill

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Too cold for a beamshot? Can’t be that cold in Texas. It’s only 3 degrees here in Michigan. Silly

I’ll take your 3 degrees and raise you -15 windchill

And I’ll raise you -21 windchill! (-35 yesterday).

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For Texans, or anyone who has lived here for a while, it's damned cold! Long lasting cold spells here do lot's of damage and no one is ever prepared for it here. Especially the ice storms.

I haven't gone back to work in the shop since the first 21 degree night and I ain't gonna go in there till it thaws. Tongue Out

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pilotdog68 wrote:
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Too cold for a beamshot? Can’t be that cold in Texas. It’s only 3 degrees here in Michigan. Silly

I’ll take your 3 degrees and raise you -15 windchill

And I’ll raise you -21 windchill! (-35 yesterday).

We don’t get that cold very often here, thank goodness

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For Texans, or anyone who has lived here for a while, it’s damned cold! Long lasting cold spells here do lot’s of damage and no one is ever prepared for it here. Especially the ice storms.

I haven’t gone back to work in the shop since the first 21 degree night and I ain’t gonna go in there till it thaws. Tongue Out


Funny, It could have been me who made this statement.
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I just got the Ledil Iris optic from Mouser. It comes with a black housing and looks like it’s a perfect fit right into an Eagle Eye X6, no modification necessary! With Cree about to get copper MK-R 20mm stars for the XHP70 (this coming week) this is a fantastic way to bump an X6 into the 3000 lumen range. Smile Hot spot is decent, only the very slightest hint of a dark spot in the elusive white wall hunt, and it looks like it was made for this set-up!

Ledil Iris, Cree MK-R 20mm copper star, and the XHP70, perfect combination.

The Ledil Minnie fits with it’s holder using the triple spacer. It’s a nice beam profile as well, maybe even a bit nicer than the optic. But it adds the cost of the spacer or on the other hand it allows more heat sink mass. Win win.

I was born here in Temple, 111º the day I was born and I’ve liked it hot ever since. Me and cold disagree with each other. 36º and raining, with the threat to drop into freezing and have sleet and snow later today. YUCK! Everything will be ice coated and then peppered with sleet. Wrecks all over the place.

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I test fitted the Iris into a X6 host. With a 20mm Noctigon sitting on the shelf and the optic removed from the housing it fits perfectly. No lens in the bezel. The oring sits on the optic shelf and the bezel screws down tight. Easy answer for the XHP70 in an X6.

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Who is going to have Copper MK-R stars?

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can’t wait for beamshots of that. I assume the optic will do better at removing the cross/donut?

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Who is going to have Copper MK-R stars?

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There’s a $75 minimum order, which is good for about 40 stars. They’re due in this coming week, supposed to call me when they see em. I’m really into this so I’m willing to put the $75 on the table to get stars. I certainly don’t need 40 of em, and will sell off most if anyone wants em. Or use em as spacers in days to come if no one else buys em up.

The cross in the beam is gone. The pictures I posted of the modified Mirella? The Minnie has similar vertical fluting but it’s under an orange peel layer. Shiny the last 1/8 inch or so. But it’s sized properly to begin with and doesn’t take all the work I put into the Mirella. I’ll get some pics in a little while of both it and the Iris, charging up my little 18350’s for a lightbox reading so I’ll be able to see how it compares to the modified Mirella.

I still have a Fraen coming from Cutter, totally different way of dealing with it in the Fraen reflector. Couldn’t find the Fraen optic anywhere in the world.

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They both come with black plastic holders, the Minnie’s holder already has an adhesive tape on the bottom. The Iris fits in the X6 beautifully without the holder…the holder is tapered at the wide end and would probably go in with a small amount of sanding at that leading edge, that would probably be the ideal way to use it. The large opening in the optic fully surrounds the entire die, sitting on the substrate without the holder.

The Iris is almost $10 from Mouser, the Minnie-M is a little over $5.

Ahhh, how could I forget to post this? 3550 lumens, up from 3298 with the Mirella. 3305 at 30 seconds. Smile And a nicer beam to boot! This is with Wights PZL driver, a 7135 regulated chip driver. I, uh, might’ve stacked a few extry…

Edit: It’s pulling 5.45A at the tail.

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Wow you certainly don’t hang around when it comes to testing new emitters in various configs. Cool to see the emitter in so many different setups already.

That minnie m reflector looks like a great option for getting smooth flood beams out of quads.

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The Seanna is huge, I’d already looked hard at that one.
The Mirella works well, I have it cut down to fit the 35mm X6. Wink Pics are up above somewhere.
The other two Mirellas you linked are essentially the same with different mounting mechanisms.

The Mirella would be a very good bet if fitment looks good for the available size. The only reason it is beat by the Minnie in my X6 is because I had to cut it down so much to fit.

Edit: Still trying to figure out if the Seanna would be a good stand alone, sticking out the front of a battery carrier. Wink

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Here, try this one next. 4.3 degree spot http://www.ledil.com/node/2/p/14226 

 

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3 to try for Maglites?

http://www.ledil.com/node/2/p/14142

http://www.ledil.com/node/2/p/14248

http://www.ledil.com/node/2/p/14286

The Mirella is a “system” reflector. Those last 3 links all refer to the same actual reflector, just with different accessories. It’s the Mirella S, the Mirella S w/ base (socket), and the Mirella S w/ base & diffuser lens (DL).

Here are the two accessories by themselves:
C13083_PF-SOCKET
C12479_MIRELLA-DL

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excellent work! thanks for reporting and experimenting with this new emitter. i cant wait to see beamshots. if you could, could we see a comparision shot against the triple?

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While we’re on the subject of the MIRELLA, note that it’s also got a “mixing lens” available – C13723_MIRELLA-RZL. The MIRELLA family page on Ledil’s website shows an example of the intended application for RZL at the bottom: it’s approximately a 10mm+ diameter circle of 16x Luxeon Z LEDs setup for 4-way color mixing.

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With an XR-E they show a projected 30’ circle of light at 480M! Very tight, designed for long throw. Sweeeeeet!

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While we’re on the subject of the MIRELLA, note that it’s also got a “mixing lens” available – C13723_MIRELLA-RZL. The MIRELLA family page on Ledil’s website shows an example of the intended application for RZL at the bottom: it’s approximately a 10mm+ diameter circle of 16x Luxeon Z LEDs setup for 4-way color mixing.

Nice find Wight. The possibilities and convenience are beginning to seem endless.

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Too cold for a beamshot? Can’t be that cold in Texas. It’s only 3 degrees here in Michigan. Silly

I’ll take your 3 degrees and raise you -15 windchill

And I’ll raise you -21 windchill! (-35 yesterday).
And I will raise you -29F actual temp. w/ -46 chill factor last Wednesday/Thursday when I was in Lake Placid, N.Y.!!! Shocked

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
pilotdog68 wrote:
Bort wrote:
Jubeldum wrote:
Too cold for a beamshot? Can’t be that cold in Texas. It’s only 3 degrees here in Michigan. Silly

I’ll take your 3 degrees and raise you -15 windchill

And I’ll raise you -21 windchill! (-35 yesterday).
And I will raise you -29F actual temp. w/ -46 chill factor last Wednesday/Thursday when I was in Lake Placid, N.Y.!!! Shocked

I knew someone from up north would 1-up me…

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