What did you mod today?

7895 posts / 0 new
Last post
lumenzilla
lumenzilla's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
Joined: 06/09/2015 - 04:18
Posts: 686
Location: DIY, Indonesia

Not today but two days ago.

Put Nichia optisolis from Clemence into this tiny stainless stuff

djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 15457
Location: Amsterdam

Nice! Is that an array of 4 x Optisolis or one?

lumenzilla
lumenzilla's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 19 hours ago
Joined: 06/09/2015 - 04:18
Posts: 686
Location: DIY, Indonesia

It’s a single LED.
The kit was supposed to be used on Jetbeam Mk1 (Jetusolis).

djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 15457
Location: Amsterdam

The beam must be ultra-smooth Smile

vestureofblood
vestureofblood's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 52 min ago
Joined: 08/17/2012 - 15:21
Posts: 1781
Location: Missouri

I have a few of what I would call “flashlight crumbs” I would like to give to someone in the USA. There are a couple of new drivers I’ve just never used, some medium/large reflectors, and the mcpcb loaded with xhp70.2 that are probly mostly working out of my imalent dx80. Just post your I’ll take it here and then message me your address. All of it it is going together in one box to one person, if that person wants to regift any of it that is their business Smile

In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
http://asflashlights.com/ Everyday Carry Flashlights, plus Upgrades for Maglite.

Umpi2000
Online
Last seen: 1 min 24 sec ago
Joined: 03/15/2017 - 08:06
Posts: 250
Location: Durban, South Africa

Wish I was in the US VoB

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 2355
Location: US

I shaved a 3000K LH351D (a LOT, might have even taken a hair off the phosphor on one small section) in a BLF A6.

Hot spot w/ 18350 and stock AR glass at ?? volts:

Low to High:

Ambient = 81.0 Lux, CCT = 2880K (Duv 0.0003)
Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 94.8 [ R9 = 75.4 ]

Ambient = 1391.6 Lux, CCT = 2852K (Duv 0.0005)
Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 94.4 [ R9 = 73.6 ]

Ambient = 5133.7 Lux, CCT = 2937K (Duv 0.0000)
Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 92.7 [ R9 = 68.6 ]

Ambient = 11117.5 Lux, CCT = 2924K (Duv -0.0011)
Color Rendering Index (Ra) = 92.0 [ R9 = 64.8 ]

Here was my old post with the dome on:

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1476394#comment-1476394

gchart
gchart's picture
Online
Last seen: 3 min 7 sec ago
Joined: 03/19/2016 - 11:57
Posts: 1634
Location: Central IL
vestureofblood wrote:
I have a few of what I would call “flashlight crumbs” I would like to give to someone in the USA. There are a couple of new drivers I’ve just never used, some medium/large reflectors, and the mcpcb loaded with xhp70.2 that are probly mostly working out of my imalent dx80. Just post your I’ll take it here and then message me your address. All of it it is going together in one box to one person, if that person wants to regift any of it that is their business Smile

That’s awful kind of you, VOB. What kind of drivers are we talking?

chops728
Offline
Last seen: 27 min 53 sec ago
Joined: 08/30/2014 - 16:00
Posts: 877
Location: Swampland,La
vestureofblood wrote:
I have a few of what I would call “flashlight crumbs” I would like to give to someone in the USA. There are a couple of new drivers I’ve just never used, some medium/large reflectors, and the mcpcb loaded with xhp70.2 that are probly mostly working out of my imalent dx80. Just post your I’ll take it here and then message me your address. All of it it is going together in one box to one person, if that person wants to regift any of it that is their business Smile

I’ll Take It —— Thanks

i42dk
i42dk's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 32 min ago
Joined: 08/30/2017 - 05:35
Posts: 165
Location: Denmark

Reflowed (reflew?) some emitters.

(Note: They are straight off the hotplate, cooling down. Haven’t been cleaned yet! Smile )

4 orange unknown emitters for a “lantern/bonfire simulator” project.
4 219C 5000K to a PL47 board.
And took off 4 XP-L HD (1 broken) emitters, and put on 4 SST-20 4000K

Given my recent journey into reflowing, it has accumulated a lot of loose emitters.
How do you store your bare emitters ?

djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 15457
Location: Amsterdam

Quote:
How do you store your bare emitters ?

If I think I will use them again I put them in a small ziplockbag with a label on it, but most end up loose in a boring-parts-box, usually to never be used again. But occasionally I take one out for a build and nowadays I can check tint/CRI before using it.
Agro
Agro's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 54 sec ago
Joined: 05/14/2017 - 11:16
Posts: 4404
Location: Ślōnsk

Not my mod but attention worthy:
Vinh has upped the power of a LEP flashlight, increasing output by about 60%. He may be the first to do so and speak up publicly.
Click

KawiBoy1428
KawiBoy1428's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 19 min ago
Joined: 04/11/2014 - 18:05
Posts: 3710
Location: The Motor City

Agro wrote:
Not my mod but attention worthy:
Vinh has upped the power of a LEP flashlight, increasing output by about 60%. He may be the first to do so and speak up publicly.
Click

He he is running one of Richards driver’s in it….Regulated VN4

KB1428 “Live Life WOT

vestureofblood
vestureofblood's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 52 min ago
Joined: 08/17/2012 - 15:21
Posts: 1781
Location: Missouri
chops728 wrote:
vestureofblood wrote:
I have a few of what I would call “flashlight crumbs” I would like to give to someone in the USA. There are a couple of new drivers I’ve just never used, some medium/large reflectors, and the mcpcb loaded with xhp70.2 that are probly mostly working out of my imalent dx80. Just post your I’ll take it here and then message me your address. All of it it is going together in one box to one person, if that person wants to regift any of it that is their business Smile

I’ll Take It —— Thanks

Shipped.

gchart wrote:
What kind of drivers are we talking?

One is a mountain electronics 10mm FET I never got around to using. One is some performer made by a blf member I cant remember. The driver was a big deal at the time I purchased it so maybe chops can post a picture of it and someone will recognize it. The package it came in came from Croatia.

In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
http://asflashlights.com/ Everyday Carry Flashlights, plus Upgrades for Maglite.

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 2355
Location: US

Sounds like a LED4Power driver then

vestureofblood
vestureofblood's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 52 min ago
Joined: 08/17/2012 - 15:21
Posts: 1781
Location: Missouri
contactcr wrote:
Sounds like a LED4Power driver then

Yep that is it. Looks like I have an old version but it should be a 12 amp capable driver. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/39824?page=4 All my comments when ordering are here.

In Him (Jesus Christ) was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
http://asflashlights.com/ Everyday Carry Flashlights, plus Upgrades for Maglite.

DavidEF
DavidEF's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 44 min ago
Joined: 06/05/2014 - 06:00
Posts: 7400
Location: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
vestureofblood wrote:
chops728 wrote:
vestureofblood wrote:
I have a few of what I would call “flashlight crumbs” I would like to give to someone in the USA. There are a couple of new drivers I’ve just never used, some medium/large reflectors, and the mcpcb loaded with xhp70.2 that are probly mostly working out of my imalent dx80. Just post your I’ll take it here and then message me your address. All of it it is going together in one box to one person, if that person wants to regift any of it that is their business Smile

I’ll Take It —— Thanks

Shipped.

gchart wrote:
What kind of drivers are we talking?

One is a mountain electronics 10mm FET I never got around to using. One is some performer made by a blf member I cant remember. The driver was a big deal at the time I purchased it so maybe chops can post a picture of it and someone will recognize it. The package it came in came from Croatia.

vestureofblood wrote:
contactcr wrote:
Sounds like a LED4Power driver then

Yep that is it. Looks like I have an old version but it should be a 12 amp capable driver. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/39824?page=4 All my comments when ordering are here.


Wow, looks like chops got a VERY nice box of “crumbs” then! That’s very generous of you, vob. Party

The Cycle of Goodness: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others”
- The YKK Philosophy

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 2355
Location: US

I’ve got an entry for what did you break today

Pulled the pad off the FET (likely already stressed from changing the bezel on my FW3A a few times and re-soldering wires)

Any idea if this can be repaired?

kikkoman
kikkoman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 19 hours ago
Joined: 05/03/2012 - 08:08
Posts: 219
Location: Austria
contactcr wrote:
Any idea if this can be repaired?

Easy, the copper area under the “Q1” is the same thing

Chatika vas Paus
Offline
Last seen: 31 min 12 sec ago
Joined: 09/03/2017 - 13:46
Posts: 438

You can carefully scrape the solder mask next to fet. You can do it with a tiny screwdriver or even a needle.

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 2355
Location: US
kikkoman wrote:
Easy, the copper area under the “Q1” is the same thing
Chatika vas Paus wrote:
You can carefully scrape the solder mask next to fet.

Thank you both! Will try this tonight. Might tape down the wire flat since there’s so little space in driver cavity on the sides.

TheOnlyDocc
TheOnlyDocc's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 22 sec ago
Joined: 06/26/2015 - 05:17
Posts: 897
Location: Mönchengladbach /Germany

Sorry for the bad night shots but the phone can not deliver better pics.
First controll shot during the day.

Cometa with Original Jaxman Z1 lens and SBT-70 with 12A LED4Power Driver

UF 1504 with Osram Ostar PC-green ( KP CSLNM1 F1) with 6A LED4Power Driver

New WildTrail (former LuckySun) D80v2 Sale has Started http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 15457
Location: Amsterdam

Very cool builds and pics, Docc!

contactcr
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 24 min ago
Joined: 05/19/2017 - 18:52
Posts: 2355
Location: US

gotta love that round die aspheric look

djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 15457
Location: Amsterdam

I got fooled by a travel clock today.

Bought it new at a local store (Hema) last week.


(Sofirn C01 is for size reference)

It runs on a single AA and has a small 3mm led that lights via a momentary switch on the back, to check the time at night.

It is pretty bright, my planned mod was to add a high value resistor in series with the led and replace the momentary switch with a slide-switch, so the clock can be lighted all night at a non-disturbing brightness. I like that much better.

I was surprised to like the tint of the led, pretty good for a cheap travel clock, so before starting the mod I checked the tint with the spectrometer.
And good it was indeed: 2300K, 96.3CRI, R9=83, duv -0.022. Shocked This is a holy grail led , where did the Hema source it?

Then I checked the spectrum Facepalm

TheOnlyDocc
TheOnlyDocc's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 22 sec ago
Joined: 06/26/2015 - 05:17
Posts: 897
Location: Mönchengladbach /Germany

I would love to see some new leds with round die. But for now i am really happy to have my SBT-70 Aspheric on my shelf. Again thanks to DB Custom for making it possible.
Had to mill the underside of the led cover thinner to make space for the SBT-70. The cover barely touches the glass above the led. Took some time to center it but i think now it looks good.
Before the assembly every part was really good cleand and i still have a few dust spots under the lens Crying .
I would love to add some shots from this led in moon mode. The blue shining line arround the led looks so cool. But with my phone it is not visible. Maybe i can find someone in my area to take a few nice shots.

New WildTrail (former LuckySun) D80v2 Sale has Started http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66255

Geuzzz
Geuzzz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 23 min 22 sec ago
Joined: 10/25/2015 - 10:27
Posts: 1027
Location: Netherlands

My work light died today. So I Frankensteined something together for the time being. Aspheric quad 219b doesn’t look to bad.

Umpi2000
Online
Last seen: 1 min 24 sec ago
Joined: 03/15/2017 - 08:06
Posts: 250
Location: Durban, South Africa

Geuzzz wrote:
My work light died today. So I Frankensteined something together for the time being. Aspheric quad 219b doesn’t look to bad.

!{width:100%}https://i.postimg.cc/7hVksZr8/20190714-154555.jpg!

Beam shots?

Agro
Agro's picture
Online
Last seen: 1 min 54 sec ago
Joined: 05/14/2017 - 11:16
Posts: 4404
Location: Ślōnsk

djozz wrote:
I got fooled by a travel clock today.

Bought it new at a local store (Hema) last week.


(Sofirn C01 is for size reference)

It runs on a single AA and has a small 3mm led that lights via a momentary switch on the back, to check the time at night.

It is pretty bright, my planned mod was to add a high value resistor in series with the led and replace the momentary switch with a slide-switch, so the clock can be lighted all night at a non-disturbing brightness. I like that much better.

I was surprised to like the tint of the led, pretty good for a cheap travel clock, so before starting the mod I checked the tint with the spectrometer.
And good it was indeed: 2300K, 96.3CRI, R9=83, duv -0.022. Shocked This is a holy grail led , where did the Hema source it?

Then I checked the spectrum Facepalm

!{width:40%}http://i.imgur.com/bOZDpfT.jpg!


I haven’t been around to know it, so I ask: this is an incan, right?

Umpi2000 wrote:
Geuzzz wrote:
My work light died today. So I Frankensteined something together for the time being. Aspheric quad 219b doesn’t look to bad.

!{width:100%}https://i.postimg.cc/7hVksZr8/20190714-154555.jpg!

Beam shots?


I’m very interested in seeing the result as well. Smile
djozz
djozz's picture
Online
Last seen: 2 min 21 sec ago
Joined: 09/07/2012 - 17:04
Posts: 15457
Location: Amsterdam

Yes,mit was an oldschool mini-incan bulb. Probably cheaper than a piece of circuitry to boost the voltage of the AA-battery for use with a led.

Pages