Great price! *semi groupbuy* Jaxman Z1 host

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Nah, if you’re going to the effort of making them you might as well do them in copper, can solder to them then.

Be interested in buying one if it ever happens.

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Has anyone asked Hoop making a copper pill for this light?

Yes. He’s going to be doing that.

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Sorry hank, just now saw your reply.

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Contact Hoop and let him know you’re interested, so he has an idea how many.
He does batches, intermittently, so may be a while.

I like to have two or three or four pills for a good light, so I can swap drivers and emitters quickly and easily.

Of course, then, I start wanting more host bodies ….

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hank wrote:

~~~~I like to have two or three or four pills for a good light, so I can swap drivers and emitters quickly and easily.~~~~~~

That, is a great idea! I had not thought about that option. Facepalm …. Thanks for sharing that hank. Thumbs Up

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Whats the €£$?

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Let me PM HOOP to ask him to chime in here Wink

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Hey friends. I am finishing up Hanks Z1 heatsinks today and a few extra ones. Made some a couple weeks back but wasn’t completely happy with them so I remade them. I also have XP sized centering gaskets for the Z1.

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Oboy.

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Lovely job.

Keep us posted on costs.

Finally got round the assembling my Z1 today, bit disappointing with the driver though which is the FX6 from Kai Domain. States 5a 2.3a and 800ma but its actually 5amps 500ma and 100ma..

Never the less an XHP70 at 5a is very bright to me anyway, ill get some beamshots shortly Smile

Really rubbish picture was at least 70m to the beach, pissing off pedestrians and watching them retaliate with there feeble torches was fun though. Shame about the crosshair!

Beautiful XHP70 emitter

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It looks like this host is no longer available from Jaxman Sad

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Wauw nice pics mattjk!
Hoop too for that matter

Yes I’ll email jaxman Sunday evening and when I know more you know more right after Wink

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Thanks The Miller!

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And Z1 hosts are back!
No idea how many Wink

X1 is being tweaked and improved now so a bit of patience for that.

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Really keen to get a copper pill but no word back from Hoop yet Sad

Got a FET 22mm driver on route will pair up lovely.

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Anyone have a comparison of the Z1 vs a 1504? (or is it 05?, the big uniqefire zoomie).

I keep debating whether I should get one of these or not. I have a 1504 I still have yet to build.

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Yes
The 1504 is very clunky with wobbly zooming action.
I like the weight and big lens because it looks impressive.
Last time I had it out was when my Cometa came.
The Cometa had a better flood and better zoom and better zooming action. So it may be clear the Z1 is surpasses the Cometa on all aspects hence I did not even bother to take the 1504 out of the cupboard Wink

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Anyone have any suggestions for removing the LED center cover from the Z1? I have tried having someone hold the light while I try to turn the cover using a nail in each hole. It did not budge.

Also, I noticed when ordering Z1 parts in addition to a Z1 host, the shipping costs continue to rise to about $20. Is this correct?

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Use some slim needle nose or snap ring pliers Brett. Be careful and don’t let them slip.

And I don’t know about the shipping on that stuff??? I was gonna order some small parts from Jaxman and the shipping has always just seemed way to high on AliExpress?? Maybe there is some way to do it that this does not happen but I have no idea??
But hey, what do I know???? I am an ‘old fart’ ya’ know………. Wink

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> shipping

Read the fine first post:

“Please contact us for more formal prices”

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Thumbs Up .. Thanks ‘hank’, your the man!!! .. I should have read on down the page when I clicked on the link, my bad. Facepalm .. (you should have too ‘Brett H’…….. SillyWink … )

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hank wrote:
> shipping

Read the fine first post:

“Please contact us for more formal prices”

Recommended.

I had read this but something was lost in the translation, for me anyway. I added these parts to my cart in a single order and the shipping did reduce to less than what was stated individually, however the reduction was fairly minimal. Here is a screenshot:

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Right.

Now: Contact them and inquire.

This is all new to them — giving individual personal assistance to strangers on the other side of the planet.
Make it easy.

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Brett, I think you have to either PM or email them the order and they will do their thing on their end to make the shipping cheaper and then tell you how much to pay.

I got / am confused also…. but I think that might be it after reading through it about ‘twelveteen’ times…… Wink

Maybe this will make it easy on us and them.

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teacher wrote:
Use some slim needle nose or snap ring pliers Brett. Be careful and don’t let them slip.

And I don’t know about the shipping on that stuff??? I was gonna order some small parts from Jaxman and the shipping has always just seemed way to high on AliExpress?? Maybe there is some way to do it that this does not happen but I have no idea??
But hey, what do I know???? I am an ‘old fart’ ya’ know………. Wink

Thank you buddy! The holes are pretty small. I have a Craftsman 5 pc. set of mini pliers, which includes a long needle-nose, but the tips on these are still too large. Any suggestions on snap-ring pliers?

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teacher wrote:
Brett, I think you have to either PM or email them the order and they will do their thing on their end to make the shipping cheaper and then tell you how much to pay.

I got / am confused also…. but I think that might be it after reading through it about ‘twelveteen’ times…… Wink

Maybe this will make it easy on us and them.

Yeah, I will email Paul and see what he can do. I would think that it wouldn’t even add to the shipping with two hosts already part of the order, but then, I didn’t know if maybe they were factoring the shipping costs in to raise the actual price of the items.

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Brett H wrote:
Anyone have any suggestions for removing the LED center cover from the Z1? I have tried having someone hold the light while I try to turn the cover using a nail in each hole. It did not budge.

Also, I noticed when ordering Z1 parts in addition to a Z1 host, the shipping costs continue to rise to about $20. Is this correct?

The underside of a mousepad usually does it for me when I need more friction.

Shipping is not nice
Contact them

But… to he honest I did not get a reply when I emailed directly and it was just a short Nice email sending this pic (scientetist was OK if they use it on the product page)

So I am a bit worried if all is OK. Probably is, after a holiday lots of work to catch up Wink

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> after a holiday

‘oogled. This is a week-long holiday stretch.

http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/china/

And if they celebrate like we do, the first few days back at work may be a bit hung over, so don’t rush them ….

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The Miller wrote:
Brett H wrote:
Anyone have any suggestions for removing the LED center cover from the Z1? I have tried having someone hold the light while I try to turn the cover using a nail in each hole. It did not budge.

Also, I noticed when ordering Z1 parts in addition to a Z1 host, the shipping costs continue to rise to about $20. Is this correct?

The underside of a mousepad usually does it for me when I need more friction.

Shipping is not nice
Contact them

But… to he honest I did not get a reply when I emailed directly and it was just a short Nice email sending this pic (scientetist was OK if they use it on the product page)

So I am a bit worried if all is OK. Probably is, after a holiday lots of work to catch up Wink

No way, that would work. I have used that method before to get a better grip, but this thing is incredibly tight! I just tried a 3 inch safety pin and the pin was bending. So far, I am very frustrated with this light. The lens has a chip on the seating edge, it came in some wrinkled, flimsy box and now this LED center cover is way too tight to remove.

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Brett H wrote:

Thank you buddy! The holes are pretty small. I have a Craftsman 5 pc. set of mini pliers, which includes a long needle-nose, but the tips on these are still too large. Any suggestions on snap-ring pliers?
Brett H wrote:

Yeah, I will email Paul and see what he can do. I would think that it wouldn’t even add to the shipping with two hosts already part of the order, but then, I didn’t know if maybe they were factoring the shipping costs in to raise the actual price of the items.

Your welcome my friend. I just took one apart to see and my bad .. Facepalm … the needle nose I have don’t work on these either.

I used the snap ring pliers. I already had them Brett, but you can get them at Lowes, Home Depot, or Auto parts store. Mine have interchangeable tips and a pair of tips are small enough to fit those holes. That will make it easy, or does for me anyway. They also come with fixed tips if you find some to match up the small size.

As far as the shipping goes, I don’t think they are adding anything that is just how it plays out if you do it all through AliExpress. Contacting Jaxman makes it to where he can adjust it to make it “more better” for us.

EDIT: I still think you should ask Jaxman about that box Brett. Something was / is just not right with that. He is more proud of his product to ship it to you like that, I think anyway. Something was amiss with that ‘me thinks’…… Wink

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Agree with teacher
So hope it will be sorted out.

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