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A word of warning when ordering emitters from Kaidomain. This isn’t the first time I ordered CRI80 emitters but got CRI70 ones. This time it was the XP-L2, last time XHP35 HI. If you don’t have the tools, it’s probably impossible to tell you’ve been bamboozled.

Last time when I complained they said sorry and told me to make a note next time so they could verify the CRI when I ordered. Wiser this time around I did leave a note to get what I paid for. No such luck.

After the site revamp, I can’t see any CRI80 mentioned in the description, but the URL and the image of the packaging still denotes CRI80 (XPLBWT-00-0000-000HV40E3)
http://kaidomain.com/Cree-XP-L2-HD-V4-3C-Neutral-White-5000K-LED-Emitter...

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so a layman LED enthusiast has no way of recognizing the order? Aren’t there authentic labels? Or stickers, holograms or something on the packaging of LEDs?

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maukka wrote:
A word of warning when ordering emitters from Kaidomain. This isn't the first time I ordered CRI80 emitters but got CRI70 ones. …

This of course may have something to do with BanL's provider/partner, AliExpress' LHT Flashlight Store.

Pretty sure he'll chime in soon.

 

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By the way, plenty of XP-L2 emitters at Mouser. Shipping and handling starts from €20 (for my location), though. 

 

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Google cache still reveals it was marked as CRI80+.

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When will you be able to process payments thru Pay Pal. As of now I get an error message when processing thru Pay Pal?

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BlancoFire wrote:
When will you be able to process payments thru Pay Pal. As of now I get an error message when processing thru Pay Pal?

Hi BlancoFire

Would you mind to try it again?

Or you can make a screen cap that the error you had seen.

The payment system is worked fine now.

Sorry for any inconvenience cause to you.

Thank you

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Sorry no screen capture, still receiving internal error when checking out with paypal.

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Would you mind to let me know what is the browser are you using?

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so my account won’t work, I will sign up again. Do we all have to?

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The problem lays with the supplier they some times don’t know or lie about the tint and CRI and some times even get the binning wrong. You would have to buy whole reels from the supplier (Cree) to get the info correct.

I don’t think Ban has a way to test CRI?

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I really want my old data. I haven’t labeled some of o-rings and other items since received them months ago. Silly

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I really want my old data. I haven’t labeled some of o-rings and other items since received them months ago. Silly

Hi desmondkun

Please don’t worry.

I will integrate those data in the old platform to the new platform in the coming days.

If you want to get those data in now, you can send to our customer support email sales@kaidomain.com

Our colleague will help to list our your ordered item.

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Hi desmondkun

Please don’t worry.

I will integrate those data in the old platform to the new platform in the coming days.

If you want to get those data in now, you can send to our customer support email sales@kaidomain.com

Our colleague will help to list our your ordered item.

Thank you

Ban


Roger that.

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@BanL – Please bring ‘New Arrivals’ view back to main page like it was before change.
This was the best way to see what’s new in your store (especially some rare LED emitters)

PS. this is how I see your last move Wink

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New arrivals section was what made me buy some new stuff too…
Bring it back BanL

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Let me bring some wisdom here:

¿Why shut down a perfectly working website and change it with something completely untested? Bad move. The new website could somehow have been uploaded inside a branch address into the old one for testing. Customers could have been encouraged to see the “future” website from there and functions could have been tested and refined.

The next has a lot to do with my own self and the way I perceive things, but still is of service:

¿Why this @#$% fashion of trying to make websites which look and work good both on mobiles and desktops? Bad move. I have not seen a single website which underwent this integration and I have loved, not a single one. All of them sin with big bars, banners and massive zoomed in content which turn it out completely undesirable to me. I could see dozens of items in my screen before and lay out all of them in the same page. Now this is what I see:

 

Horrendous! Facepalm This is a screenshot from my pocket mobile device which is tuned to make those services who ask (like websites through the browser) think my screen size is a massive 6.61" (actual size: 5.2"). Yes, I use my mobile phone as much as I can as a desktop, no jokes.

 

Did G00gl€ brainwashed you? I hate G00gl€'s bullying perspective with passion. 

 

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X3 wrote:
New arrivals section was what made me buy some new stuff too…
Bring it back BanL

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WW SST20 !

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X3 wrote:
WW SST20 !

I did see that too. But I was really hoping for one of the 90+ CRI versions that are in the SST-20 datasheet.

Edit: ah, I see, it is indeed the 95CRI version: SST-20-W30H-A120
Ordering some now Smile

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The listing says J3-HD2 W30H, H being 95 CRI in the datasheet

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Check the flux bin tho.

J3. 520lm at 3000mA.

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eas wrote:
Check the flux bin tho.

J3. 520lm at 3000mA.


It helps if you post that number comparing it with another led: the Cool white SST-20 that KD sells is L2 bin (1 after highest bin), which is 811 lumen@3A, so this L3 bin (1 after highest bin) ultra-high CRI 3000K version costs you 36% output compared to the low CRI cool version. This is very common.

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eas wrote:
Check the flux bin tho.

J3. 520lm at 3000mA.


Simple, make a triple : 245lm per LED (1A each) and you get 745 LED lumens

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djozz wrote:
eas wrote:
Check the flux bin tho.

J3. 520lm at 3000mA.


It helps if you post that number comparing it with another led: the Cool white SST-20 that KD sells is L2 bin (1 after highest bin), which is 811 lumen@3A, so this L3 bin (1 after highest bin) ultra-high CRI 3000K version costs you 36% output compared to the low CRI cool version. This is very common.

Yes, but isn’t the absolute number rather poor by the standards of some other, warmish, ultra-high CRI emitters? For example, in Texas_Ace’s test a D240 4000K 9050 (over) driven at 3A has about 800lm output.

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X3 wrote:
eas wrote:
Check the flux bin tho.

J3. 520lm at 3000mA.


Simple, make a triple : 245lm per LED (1A each) and you get 745 LED lumens

Wouldn’t using a triple to achieve higher output and efficiency offset the SST-20s advantages with respect to luminous intensity?

(I’m still ordering 5 of these)

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