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Today I sliced LH351D in Wurkoss F11.

It gets more throwy, warmer and less green Smile

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Been noticing some posts on sliced 351D's - sounds all good, but I assume lumens is down. Any know the #'s of kcd increase, lumens decrease?

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djozz ran a test with the 4000K version and reported 18% lumen loss and 50% throw increase.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1409782#comment-1409782
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1330333#comment-1330333

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gchart wrote:
djozz ran a test with the 4000K version and reported 18% lumen loss and 50% throw increase.

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1409782#comment-1409782
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1330333#comment-1330333

Lower DUV by >= 0.0035 and Lower CCT by ~500K is pretty consistent too

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contactcr wrote:
Now it’s ~640 lumens

this review says the 2019 gets 680 lumens on 18350

it seems the LH351d only drops output by 6% compared to xpl (ceteris paribus)

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jon_slider wrote:
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Now it’s ~640 lumens

this review says the 2019 gets 680 lumens on 18350

it seems the LH351d only drops output by 6% compared to xpl (ceteris paribus)

Mine was taken after only a few seconds and I wouldn’t trust either of ours to be accurate to begin with. On paper the difference should be greater

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NW XM-L 400 lumens w 18350:

219b 4500k 9080 sw45k 310 lumens w 18350
(23% less lumens, 550% more R9):

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contactcr wrote:
gchart wrote:
djozz ran a test with the 4000K version and reported 18% lumen loss and 50% throw increase. http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1409782#comment-1409782 http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1330333#comment-1330333
Lower DUV by >= 0.0035 and Lower CCT by ~500K is pretty consistent too

Thanks gchart - definitely worthwhile to me too. Of course djozz would have done it! smile

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New led mod Tired
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It all started with discovering here on BLF that Lexel made a better driver for the Haikelite MT07 Buffalo. Same light that was entered in the Old Lumens Flashlight Challenge 2019. So I ordered the 12v 6amp driver, the stock driver is 6v. The problem started when I could not find a 36mm 12v mcpcb, so I modded the existing one, and my first attempt was poor. And I’m pretty sure the re-flow was poor to boot. I did find the Haikelite store and ordered 2 more and try again to modify one to 12v. Also ordered some Kester RF741 No-Clean Electronics Rework Flux 6cc Syringe to help next time re-flowing already used led’s. I am still not sure what caused it to fail, so any suggestions are welcome. Do you think 18 ga between the driver and mcpcb is too big ? Still learning what no to do Facepalm
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I accidentally ripped off the top copper trying to bend the wire around the mounting screw. I later realized the reflector would contact the solder, so it was necessary to move the connection outboard and file the reflector to get clearance.

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These switch wires are confusing, so i found the White and Black were on and off so i onle hooked those up and left the switch leds disconnected. Any help on this would be great.

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Jetbeam TCR-1

Short heat colored clip. Glow behind the optic. Triple 219b sw35 9080.

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Geuzzz wrote:

Wow, Wow, Wow!

congratulations Smile

how did you solve the need for a spacer?
did you have to reduce the diameter of the optic to fit?

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jon_slider wrote:

Wow, Wow, Wow!

congratulations Smile

how did you solve the need for a spacer?
did you have to reduce the diameter of the optic to fit?

Thanks, very happy with the result.
I let a colleague copy the pinkpanda spacer from my regular rrt01 on his lathe.
I reduced the optic using a rotary tool.

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Geuzzz wrote:
copy the pinkpanda spacer

Great to hear you managed to make it happen, and that it fits.. your TiTriple looks Awesome!

Major respect to pinkpanda, his legacy lives on Beer
sw35k 9080:

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Geuzzz wrote:
Jetbeam TCR-1

Short heat colored clip. Glow behind the optic. Triple 219b sw35 9080.

!{width:90%}https://i.postimg.cc/Dwx75wG1/20200711-175637.jpg!

Smile Very nice mod! I’m happy to see this light with a nice upgrade. Good job Franck Thumbs Up
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Smile Very nice mod! I’m happy to see this light with a nice upgrade. Good job Franck Thumbs Up
thanks for making it possible

a hint about picture quoting.. the last pic in a quote needs a space after the !
then it works

definitely worth requoting those pics… they are outstanding, so is the light Smile

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I know that probably most of you tried this before. Like 7 years ago. But I had to try it myself.

It’s MT-G2 Q0 in OP reflector. The host is ThorFire C8S with H1-A driver.

Hotspot and corona are creamy white Love , spill has a just a tad higher duv, nothing crazy like XHP-xx or even XM-L2. Very, very satisfying build.

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C8S is a sweet host and that deal that came up from the ThorFire rep on the forum was too good to pass up. Larger driver, tail standing and thumb compatible switch, nice machining.

Your build looks nice!

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contactcr wrote:
C8S is a sweet host […] Larger driver, tail standing and thumb compatible switch, nice machining.

I really like C8S as a host Smile

contactcr wrote:
Your build looks nice!

Thanks Beer

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Since I dislike low CRI CW and since the UV light of the K3 lite is too easily activated, it got a SST-20@4000K (main, for a little more throw) and a 219B sw45k D200 because everything else is red or rosy, too.

Not a nice mod. Fitorch lived up to the RoHS regulation and used leadfree solder. Melted at approx. 230 °C Tired Taking this apart is also not nice Sick

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Armytek Zippy. The 5000K Nichia 219C is a little tilted. I never before reflow over a candle. May fail or not, LED swap is easy enough for a second try.

Good news for SP40 users: 219B with no beam artifacts Big Smile

Don’t know if turbo is healthy for the LED, probably not, but color is still ok.

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I found out the 17mm forward clicky from mountain electronics will fit a Lumintop Tool AA with some dremeling to reduce the diameter a little bit. I used an old surefire switch boot with no nub and it’s worked great so far.

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Welcome to BLF, 1313! You’ve been here 6 months and this is your first post?

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gchart wrote:
Welcome to BLF, 1313! You’ve been here 6 months and this is your first post?

I’m willing to pretend the last 6 months didn’t happen!

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contactcr wrote:

I'm willing to pretend the last 6 months didn't happen!

Yep, 2020 has been a rough year.  :BEER:

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gchart wrote:
Welcome to BLF, 1313! You’ve been here 6 months and this is your first post?

I’m willing to pretend the last 6 months didn’t happen!

Thumbs Up I read a lot and post very little.

Also swapped Osram W2s into a FW3A, my first emitter swap. I love the W2 emitter. Love the torch labs clips too. Their 1” clip just took a little sanding on the inner diameter to fit and the Convoy had to be drilled and tapped. The convoy next to the FW3A was modded by Skylumen with an sbt90.

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1313 wrote:
contactcr wrote:
gchart wrote:
Welcome to BLF, 1313! You’ve been here 6 months and this is your first post?

I’m willing to pretend the last 6 months didn’t happen!

Thumbs Up I read a lot and post very little.

Also swapped Osram W2s into a FW3A, my first emitter swap. I love the W2 emitter.


Looks good Wink
BTW, are you using Carclo 10507 or 10511?

[REVIEWS] ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 // AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 // BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 // BRINYTE: T28 / PT18pro / PT28 // DQG: AA Slim Ti // FIREFLIES: ROT66 GEN II // HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA // KLARUS: XT1C // LIVARNOLUX: 314791 // LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 // NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 // ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 // OLIGHT: M2R Warrior // ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro // ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 // SKILHUNT: M150 / M200 // SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B // WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 / TO50R / E19 // XTAR: PB2 Charger // Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3/ 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 // TIR: 1 / 2 // Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 /// My Collection /// My Review's Blog (PT) /// OL Contest 2019 /// GIVEAWAY: 1 / 2

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Thumbs Up 10507, I think its my favorite.
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1313 wrote:
Thumbs Up 10507, I think its my favorite.

Nice, it will also give it some throw! Wink Well done!!

[REVIEWS] ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 // AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 // BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 // BRINYTE: T28 / PT18pro / PT28 // DQG: AA Slim Ti // FIREFLIES: ROT66 GEN II // HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA // KLARUS: XT1C // LIVARNOLUX: 314791 // LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 // NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 // ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 // OLIGHT: M2R Warrior // ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro // ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 // SKILHUNT: M150 / M200 // SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B // WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 / TO50R / E19 // XTAR: PB2 Charger // Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3/ 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 // TIR: 1 / 2 // Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 /// My Collection /// My Review's Blog (PT) /// OL Contest 2019 /// GIVEAWAY: 1 / 2

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1313 wrote:
Also swapped Osram W2s into a FW3A, my first emitter swap. I love the W2 emitter…
Greetings 1313.

Nice work on the Tool and the FW3A.

Would love to see some beam comparisons of the W2 against whatever you have that might compare well.

Seeking the light.

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Beasmshots to follow, thanks for the feedback Beer

This is the switch I used for the Tool AA 2.0. Not the prettiest work but dropped right in afterwards.

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Finally have a warm thrower. XPL HD 3000k in a Astrolux C8. Too lazy to slice it so it’ll stay an HD. And it’s not as warm as I thought it would be. Kinda disappointed but also happy about it.

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