XP-G3 3A S5 Output test by Texas_Ace. Impressive results for a budget LED, amazingly close to the D320 219C

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XP-G3 3A S5 Output test by Texas_Ace. Impressive results for a budget LED, amazingly close to the D320 219C

Yet another installment, you get the idea by now, same setup as the rest.

Top bin XP-G3 from the VOB group buy last year. Good output and Vf. The Vf allows for the peak current on a high drain cell in an FET light to perfectly match peak output which is nice.

The real surprise is how dang close the D320 219C from RMM is to the XP-G3 in both output and Vf.

The 219C is the clear winner though, way better tint, far less tint shift and just overall nicer to look at, although the XP-G3 is still quite nice and it is cheap. For the price it is hard to beat.

This also illustrates part of why I think we are reaching the limits of the 3535 footprint in the ~30-40W range. The XP-G3 has a larger thermal pad then the 219C and maintains output a bit longer.

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My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320 - Nichia 229AT

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Thanks Texas Ace!

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Nice, i haven’t ventured into the XP-G3 emitters due to what i’ve read so far, think i’ll stick with the good old D320 219c for now.

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Thumbs Up Not as impressive as I expected…

Add the XP-L HI to your list of LEDs to test some day! Big Smile

EDIT- well look at that, my wish comes true about 8 seconds after!
THANKS!

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Enderman wrote:
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Not as impressive as I expected…

Add the XP-L HI to your list of LEDs to test some day! Big Smile

EDIT- well look at that, my wish comes true about 8 seconds after!
THANKS!

lol, I had some spare time today so figured I would finish up these LED tests I had “backordered” before I got sidetracked.

The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)

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My LED Test series - XP-L2 V5  - Nichia 219C 90+ CRILatticebright "XM-L"XHP35 & PWM efficiency - XHP50 - XP-L V5 - XM-L2 U2 - XP-G3 S5  - XP-L HI V2 - Oslon Square & direct comparison to Djozz tests - Nichia 319A - Nichia 219B 9080 CRI - Nichia 219C D320 - Nichia 229AT

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Texas_Ace wrote:

lol, I had some spare time today so figured I would finish up these LED tests I had “backordered” before I got sidetracked.

U da best Smile
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Great info, TA. Thanks for putting the together!

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Thanks TA. Thumbs Up

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I’m always click on your led tests first.

Thanks!