UF-1504 Throw build... Feedback ?

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UF-1504 Throw build... Feedback ?

I have some parts incoming for a UF-1504 thrower build.
Anyone have any tips, do’s and dont’s with this host?
How about Glow-paint mods? I want to add some green glow accents under the dome.

Please post pics, images and URL links… anything goes…. THANKS!!
I will be using efest purple IMR, orange MNKE 26650.
Host
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=66&pr...

XPL-HI, V3, 3C
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=60_10...

8×7135 Driver
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_11...

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I would suggest you a fet or a fet+1 driver instead of the 7135×8 .

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Wouldn’t heat be an issue in this host?

How is ~3A from a FET driver better than ~3A from 7135 chips? Is it (the FET itself) more efficient?

I’m also looking at the asf FET driver…
http://asflashlights.com/-diy-parts/75-10-amp-capable-17mm-led-driver.html

Thanks !!

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With a fet driver it will draw around 5 amps . I don’t think you’ll experience issues .

I would still suggest one from Mtn electronics , that uses fet with lower internal resistance .

http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_11...
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=67_11...

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OK thanks!!

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Hey kramer, you’ll really enjoy the 1504. Even more if you crank it all the way up. It was a while ago when I built mine, but I’m pretty sure it had a large brass pill. Heat that pill up with a torch and solder the Noctigon directly to it. You can then tighten the pill pretty tight in the tube. It will handle the heat well.

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OK great thanks!! Appreciate the tips.

is there an advantage soldering instead of thermal paste / adhesive? I have arctic silver 5 already… is that no good?

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I would say the Arctic Silver would be just fine. If using solder or adhesive I would suggest testing the LED before adhering it to the pill.