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A Sofirn C8 with a LUXEON V, MTN-17DDm driver with Bistro and a Foybezel™ style bead-blasted Convoy stainless steel bezel.


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khas wrote:
A Sofirn C8 with a LUXEON V, MTN-17DDm driver with Bistro and a Foybezel™ style bead-blasted Convoy stainless steel bezel.


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How does beam look like?

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Pretty nice khas, would like to see beam shots and you thoughts on the throw compared to other LED like XP-L HI. Heat and runtime on high?

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Here is some crappy beam shots taken with my phone


Sofirn C8 Luxeon V


Thorfire C8S XP-L HI


Sofirn C8 Luxeon V (left) Thorfire C8S XP-L HI (right)

Both with a MTN-DDm driver and a VTC5. The XP-L HI draws 5.78A on high, and the Luxeon V 10.22 A, dropping to 9.33 @30 seconds.

The XP-L HI has the most throw and the Luxeon V has the most output. I am not the best photographer, but I will describe the beamprofile of the Luxeon V as a XM-L2 turned up to 11.

The Luxeon V puts out quite a bit of heat , I have just taken my old dog for a small walk maybe 10-15 min . I started out with a fresh VTC5 and ran it on high the whole time it did get hot but not to hot to hold. When I came home the battery was @ 3.66V and it pulled 6.22A on high.

I like the Luxeon V the tint and output is really great, but I don’t think a DD driver is best suited this LED. I have build a Eagle Eye X6 with a LD-B4 6A driver and I think it’s the perfect match for the Luxeon V because it gives you the ability to adjust the current in UI and chose between CC and DD on high mode.

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khas wrote:
A Sofirn C8 with a LUXEON V, MTN-17DDm driver with Bistro and a Foybezel™ style bead-blasted Convoy stainless steel bezel.



very beautiful results!

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Swapped the driver in mu Tool AA !
Big thanks to Giorgoskok for sending me a 15mm driver rocking Biscotti firmware !
Now all my Tool AA is missing is a decent clip to become my new EDC :

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Nice one X3 !

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a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Based on this comment on another thread I got an Eagle Eye 18350 tube and tested with my HC30. It didn’t make contact, so I used thin strips of aluminium foil roled in positioned around the driver contact edge and a strop on the tail for it to work.

chooma wrote:
HC30 Head, Eagle Eye A6 18350 Tube and HC30 Tailcap. The 18350 Tube came off a EE A6 Shorty that I got from DB. It does not work with the H03 Tailcap. It measures 2“5/8 or 66.675 total length.

What it looses in waterproofness it gains in cuteness

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Hey guys, need advice, have here JetBeam RRT-2 Raptor that I need to open (driver craped out). I have general idea how to do this but that implies applying force and I wouldnt want to screw something up (wrong way) Big Smile

 

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^it looks beautifully built! And then the driver collapses. What can go wrong with a driver?
(no ideas btw)

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Grey Convoy S3 with 45 degree lens. Produces beautiful light from four E21A 5000K mounted on vr16sp4. Inside AMC7135*8 105C (3.04A) running on customized bistro-HD. One AMC7135 is connected to second star (PB0 pin) and firmware is built with support for double PWM, so really low-low moonlight and 380mA mode without PWM.

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Very nice flashlight g_damian! I assume these leds are the R9080 version?

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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Thank you, djozz. Yes, they are NVSWE21AT sm503-D220-L2-R9080 from Clemence.

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Thrunite Ti4 XHP50

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CRX wrote:

Thrunite Ti4 XHP50

CRX, did you mean Ti3?

Looks like fun, I happen to have a Ti3 sitting in a draw somehwhere, great AAA host. Details please, what driver did you use to squeeze 6/12V out for the XHP50?

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This is an old titanium Christmas edition from a few years ago UPz Review
I see there is now a completely different light called the Ti4.
There is a thread for it with some more info, click the picture Wink

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Got it, 2×10250’s with QTC pill – nice.

Thanks for info on host, so the old Ti4 is real Ti whereas the new Ti3 which looks similar in design is aluminum, go figure.

This thing’s like a Roman Candle bright while it lasts.

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I made my first Foybezel™

I had to do it all by hand since i don’t own specialized tools for this, so i grabbed i rough file and step by step used a finer one.
Used 400 grit sanding paper to get it smooth and wetsanded it with an old 1000 grit wetsand.
A quick polish and it looks like this now. Maybe have to do another wet sanding since the polishing shows even the finest scratsches, but i got tired of it and a sore arm and hand, so that’s a job for another time.

Thijsco19 wrote:

a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Nice.

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That is one nice Foy bezel Yokiamy. Well done.

My current and or voltage measurements are only relevent to anything that I measure.

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Nice job, you made it smoother than mine!

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I put an E21A 2000K 90CRI led in my Tool AA, on one of my 119 boards. Centering is always a challenge with this led but I got it done well. I used a sanded down to paper-thin centerpiece to get the reflector at the correct height, but the hole was too big so it needed some shuffling around until the reflector sat right over the led.

On max: 50 lumen on an Eneloop, 200 lumen (1.6A) on a Soshine 900mAh 14500.

This led is a real reflector tester; in the Olight M10 Maverick I got a perfect beam, in this Tool AA some ringing occurs (Olight:1 – Lumintop:zero).

Another Lumintop meh: at the 3 lumen low on an Eneloop I measured 76mA !! That should be less than 35 if the boosting is anywhere near efficient.

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“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know how to do that.”   (Gus Speth)

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CRX wrote:

Thrunite Ti4 XHP50

New definition of pocket rocket? EvilBig Smile

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Made some minor tweaks to my C8

I have filed down the reflector even more and now the bottom is really thin, just as the gasket, i think this is all i can get out of it, very happy.

To clean it i have rinsed it using running tap water and blew it out using my new dust blower which recently arrived. After that i used 70% rubbing alcohol which i still had lying around (kids…) and used cotton wool which worked great.
Blew it out once again and it ended up really well!

XPL-HI V3-1A with BLF X6 driver

Thijsco19 wrote:

a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Where did u get the stainless steel bezel?

It look nice

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Please scroll up Smile
It’s the standard C8 SS bezel, filed down.

Thijsco19 wrote:

a regular symptom of flasholism Big Smile

“Flasholism is the most severe form of flashlight use and involves the inability to manage your flashlight use habits. It is also commonly referred to as flashlight use disorder. Flashlight use disorder is organized into three categories: mild, moderate and severe. Each category has various symptoms and can cause harmful side effects. If left untreated, any type of flashlight use can spiral out of control.”

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Yokiamy wrote:
Made some minor tweaks to my C8

I have filed down the reflector even more and now the bottom is really thin, just as the gasket, i think this is all i can get out of it, very happy.

To clean it i have rinsed it using running tap water and blew it out using my new dust blower which recently arrived. After that i used 70% rubbing alcohol which i still had lying around (kids…) and used cotton wool which worked great.
Blew it out once again and it ended up really well!

XPL-HI V3-1A with BLF X6 driver
Still quite dusty…Is that inside or outside the head?

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I did some brain surgery on my modded Tiara today. Some time ago, the switch bezel was a bit loose, and carefully tapping it down somehow resulted in the tiny SMD switch exploding into a bunch of little pieces. I set it aside until I was a bit more experienced at soldering, but ordered some replacement tactile switches in the mean time.

It’s a somewhat involved “mod” because the switch board isn’t really accessible without removing the front bezel and desoldering the three tiny control wires attached to the back. In my case, I had to melt the optic to make a channel to grab the bezel, but the approach would be different with a stock Tiara. After desoldering the leads, I used hot air to reflow the switch board and pick off the broken switch (extremely nerve wracking with those tiny components beside it), then added a replacement and put it all back together. It’s working perfectly now, and I’m pretty stoked I was able to complete the repair considering I’d never held a soldering iron before a few weeks ago Big Smile

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