I recently built a light for a friend of mine. It was a custom-built Red S2+ with a Nichia High-CRI emitter. He loves the light, and dropped off another for me to see about upgrading the emitter with the same High-CRI Nichia:
Keen-eyed readers will note the great specs! Not only is the 18650 cell rated for 5800mAh, the light itself is rated for a mind-numbing 200W!
It’s an interesting zoomie with a presumed-LatticeBright emitter and an unusual dial-zoom mechanism. Unfortunately, this means the pill is a small lightweight aluminum slider that is threaded so turning the ring (equipped with a ball-bearing detent system) moves the pill toward-from the fixed lens, via a set of plastic rails. Meaning… No thermal path.
Keepin’ the “B” in BLF
It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…