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Some “spicy” reading about custom’s last night. Wink I was just about to “pop some corn” when things took on a calmer note. Thumbs Up
Sure did miss that popcorn though………… Wink

But it did get me to thinking. I had several shippment boxes, envelopes, & e-bags in my recycle bin that were still around. Sooooo, I checked them out for the exterior customs label (I guess it is called).
All were from either Banggood, GearBest, or 1- from FastTech

  • Neither of the 2 boxes had then.
  • DHL envelope (1) had a printed one, folded inside a clear stick on holder. It was unopened but had the actual price I paid for each item. It totaled a little over $70.00 US & for whatever reason on that one shipping had been free.
  • I had about a dozen or so e-Packets, I guess they are called. Three colors….. Light Gray, Medium Gray, Very Dark Gray. All of these had a customs sticker on the opposite side of bag from the address label.
    ….The declared value of the items read like a “fairy tale”. The closest to reality was stated at $20 & would have to be multiplied by 1.8 to equal selling price.
    ….The worst offender at $0.04 would have to be multiplied by around 300 to equal selling price.
    ….All the others fell somewhere in between.

I had never paid any attention to those custom stickers & it was indeed interesting. Smile

Maybe “declared value” means something different than “selling price”. I have no earthly idea though. Question

But, after a brief interlude from typing this I did come up with these. I haven’t had time to read but a couple of the links, will read more later. But it appears at first glance there is a wide range of this that falls squarely into a “very gray area”.

Maybe….. that is why the e-Packet’s are all one shade of Gray or another. (mine have been anyway)Big Smile

Declared Value

Declared Customs Value

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djozz wrote:
About being honest to customs II

Apart from Jaxman, my packages from Illumn.com and Mountain Electronics are all checked and charged, no exceptions. It is one of the reasons not to buy from the United States. Asia on the other hand is no problem, I’m sure that there are deals on some level between The Netherlands and China to ‘lubricate’ shipping between the countries.

Gearbest ships a large amount of their packages abroad via PostNL (the main postal service in my country). It is not that labour over here is cheap, how did that happen? I think that postNL is reliable, that is one reason, but they must have made a really good deal as well. And my guess is that it is not just about doing it cheap but also about the above already mentioned ‘lubrication’ of the shipping process, looking in other directions when something comes by that does not follow the rules exactly.

I am really surprised that small packages gets such treatment especially in NL. Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought NL has been one of the most important shipping hubs since middle ages and they could give it’s own people a little break on import duties especially when 20-30 Euro won’t get you much locally.

Talking about “lubrication”, the Post published an interesting map.
Canadians and Aussies and few others, seem to be able to run their countries without the need for any “lubrication”.

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Wow…. do you have a link to the complete article? I’d like to read it. Smile

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. / Paul "Bear" Bryant ~/~\~ "Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast"

   I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. / Captain Woodrow Call _ Lonesome Dove _/\_  It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living. / Captain Gus McCrae _ Lonesome Dove  Rudy, you can't have no idea how little I care. / Monte Walsh _/\_  Why monitor a problem if you don't fix it? / LL _/\_  "Don’t expect a Porsche when you pay for a Pinto"./ RobertB_BLF          "What’s the worst thing that could happen? Never hurts to think about it"./ 'hank'_BLF _/\_ KMA=KeepMovingAhead <> FTR=ForTheRecord <> FU=ForeverUpward _/\                          Rudeness Level /\_ _/\ {width:70%} /\ _ /\TAB/\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ BatteryU /\ TheOriginal                                          *Lights_Save $$$$* _/_/ Xlamp size chart \_\_ Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink

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Wow…. do you have a link to the complete article? I’d like to read it. Smile

Sure here is the link How the world’s biggest companies bribe foreign governments—in 11 charts v

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Thank you. Smile

You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him up to a heavy load. / Paul "Bear" Bryant ~/~\~ "Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast"

   I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. / Captain Woodrow Call _ Lonesome Dove _/\_  It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living. / Captain Gus McCrae _ Lonesome Dove  Rudy, you can't have no idea how little I care. / Monte Walsh _/\_  Why monitor a problem if you don't fix it? / LL _/\_  "Don’t expect a Porsche when you pay for a Pinto"./ RobertB_BLF          "What’s the worst thing that could happen? Never hurts to think about it"./ 'hank'_BLF _/\_ KMA=KeepMovingAhead <> FTR=ForTheRecord <> FU=ForeverUpward _/\                          Rudeness Level /\_ _/\ {width:70%} /\ _ /\TAB/\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ BatteryU /\ TheOriginal                                          *Lights_Save $$$$* _/_/ Xlamp size chart \_\_ Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink

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teacher wrote:
Wow…. do you have a link to the complete article? I’d like to read it. Smile

Sure here is the link How the world’s biggest companies bribe foreign governments—in 11 charts v

Fixed It
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T18……. once again great pictures! But I do have a question about how you de-attached the MCPBC.

Once you removed the optic did you place something (such as the tips of needle nose pliers) in two of the three optic holes and twist in a circular, but horizontal motion to break the MCPCB loose from it’s “mooring”??

A lateral twist I guess is what I am trying to say/convey.

I realize from your pictures that your MCPBC seems to not have been “moored” as firmly as others. But I was just making sure about your process in case I decide to employ it. Smile

Thanks in advance.

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   I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. / Captain Woodrow Call _ Lonesome Dove _/\_  It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living. / Captain Gus McCrae _ Lonesome Dove  Rudy, you can't have no idea how little I care. / Monte Walsh _/\_  Why monitor a problem if you don't fix it? / LL _/\_  "Don’t expect a Porsche when you pay for a Pinto"./ RobertB_BLF          "What’s the worst thing that could happen? Never hurts to think about it"./ 'hank'_BLF _/\_ KMA=KeepMovingAhead <> FTR=ForTheRecord <> FU=ForeverUpward _/\                          Rudeness Level /\_ _/\ {width:70%} /\ _ /\TAB/\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ BatteryU /\ TheOriginal                                          *Lights_Save $$$$* _/_/ Xlamp size chart \_\_ Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink

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Thank you Teacher for the kind words and I’d be happy to explain the process I used to remove that MCPCB, not difficult but was frankly something that should not have been necessary, quit a pain frankly.
Happened to see your post and wanted to let you know that I did and I will have to get back to you on this, but I will, promise..!

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Say Teacher, FYI, I got 2 – M2’s, as I had mentioned I am never really sure of what to expect with Jax but I guess I was right, so some good news, and removed the bezel quickly to get a peek and it’s real clean, the entire light is darn nice for sure, will try and get some pics this evening and tear it down more, never know what looking into the pocket will bring you, surprise.. ha ha..
Anyhow I thought you’d like to know this and so what I said stands of course, but really glad I got two now or I’d be a bit bummed, but I would have at this moment, turned right around and bought a bunch more of these, pretty sure at first glance, nice clean light, Take care

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Thank you T18, look forward to the reply whenever you have time. Wink

Hmmmm, 2 – M2’s, a “surprise”, I am intrigued. Smile

Take care and talk later. Looking forward to the M2 tear down pics too, when you get them that is. Wink

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   I hate rude behavior in a man. I won't tolerate it. / Captain Woodrow Call _ Lonesome Dove _/\_  It's not dying I'm talking about, it's living. / Captain Gus McCrae _ Lonesome Dove  Rudy, you can't have no idea how little I care. / Monte Walsh _/\_  Why monitor a problem if you don't fix it? / LL _/\_  "Don’t expect a Porsche when you pay for a Pinto"./ RobertB_BLF          "What’s the worst thing that could happen? Never hurts to think about it"./ 'hank'_BLF _/\_ KMA=KeepMovingAhead <> FTR=ForTheRecord <> FU=ForeverUpward _/\                          Rudeness Level /\_ _/\ {width:70%} /\ _ /\TAB/\ LightWiki /\ LED Tint Chart /\ LED Tint Picture /\ BatteryU /\ TheOriginal                                          *Lights_Save $$$$* _/_/ Xlamp size chart \_\_ Flashaholic? Need Professional Help???   wink

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I got my 2 lights in from Jaxman yesterday, the UV version and the E2L triple. They both have outstanding finishes and the attention to detail, assembly of the light before the text being applied so everything lines up, is just stellar! The gray steel E2 L is a very nice change from black or silver, really like it a lot, and the SS bezel goes with it very well.

The tail switch retaining ring is left hand thread, in case anyone was wondering.

Stock, it performs like this…

0.07A for 24.88 lumens
0.62A for 220.8
2.06A for 741.75

So I put a Qlite with 8 extra chips and biscotti flashed…

Level 10 of biscotti

0.04A for 10.557 lumens
0.42A for 137.655
2.23A for 643.77
5.92A for 1652.55

Much mo bettah! Big Smile

Edit: For the record the second set of numbers was pulled off the same cell without recharging. Wink

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Nice build Dale, I also picked up his E3 version UV and that to is an awesome UV with filter lens great for my trit work and the bigger winner for me is that I bought a couple of the AA M2 – 2 Cell lights, they are not only nice looking and pocket friendly but how they are built is completely unbelievable.

I have posted some pics over on the E2L host page of this other new light the Jaxman M2 and my tear down and what I found out M2 pics
I really liked the looks of the body style out the gate and then looking at it I had some ideas and a lot of hope so took a chance and bought a couple normally I don’t really look at AA lights but this one seemed different and so when I got it and tore it down I was in for a huge surprise, a very pleasant surprise.
So just saying that M2 light is a real sleeper, the retaining ring is what really blew my mind,
I hadn’t seen one as good as that in a long time and really allows for sky’s the limit, I know what I’m building with it in 14500 but could only imagine a Dale build with this same light, definitely worth a look..!

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Aw man! You’re gonna make me buy more lights! Silly

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Aw man! You’re gonna make me buy more lights! Silly

Ha Ha, it never ends, you must have looked at my pics, did you see that retainer.. amazing, it stunned me really,
I knew if I didn’t mention this AA light most wouldn’t look at it, but it’s a real sleeper as I’ve said and cheap for what you can do with it.
I’m right now am doing a mock-up with another driver populated both sides to see if that retainer is what I think it is and a XHP50,
I’ll drop a picture soon, it’s to cool and what’s cooler yet was a recent conversation I was having with RMM about the new XHP50.2 and the new XHP70.2, well while we was just talking suddenly Richard says I just got some 50.2s and he dropped one in a C8 smo to see what would happen beam wise, we know what happens with the old 50-70’s and it seems all those old issues with the dies is history per RMM eyeballs, so being the footprint of the 50.2 is 5*5 which is same as the stock emitter this M2 light came with and is currently on 16mm noctigon at Mt. well .. you know.. ha ha
The reflector in this AA is a very lite stippled OP with a hint of smooth and 9mm emitter hole, 31mm across I think and about 23.5mm deep, driver pocket I tried to get a lot of angle shots, very nice really.
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Of course that tall retaining ring means nothing for an FET+1 driver. Zener mod one and bingo, 6V emitter in business with a couple of 14500’s. Loved that MT-G2 on a 16 sitting down in there, you should do that! Big Smile

Funny, the new Eagle Eye X9 has a similar robust brass retaining ring over a 20mm driver. It’s not relieved on the inside like that M2 is but still.

And the Jaxman E2 L has a very thin brass retaining ring, I stuck a Qlite in it with 4 extra chips on each side and it was no issue at all. 5.92A at the tail on an LG HE-2 rested. That was almost too easy, I had the driver sitting in my box after replacing it with an FET driver. Simple matter of flashing Biscotti and soldering it into the E2 L. Suddenly it’s really alive! Jaxman makes some seriously well done lights, for sure. From the Z1 to the X1, the UV and E2 L, every one has been meticulously crafted and I really like where they’re going…

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Oh buddy you already know I’m on it, this was the real sleeper at Jaxman, I was looking at it at Jaxman and they sort of not to wisely had said next to the description the size of a AA cell said 14500 and first thought was someone is going to not understand that and put two 14500’s in this AA light and have about 1/1000 of a second worth of light and that would be it for that light, UNless,.. then I thought and 2 cell?
So in the cart it went and see what happens when it arrives and it was a win win big time and even that retainer you won’t see very often,
Thanks for the comment about how nice that MT-G2 looked, it did look really nice sitting in there for sure but I think first I’m going with the new XHP50.2 now that I know what is what with Richard confirming to be and with a pic even how the new 50.2’s make the doughnut hole and other die related issues a thing of the past now.
So I’ve already order the XHP50.2 on 16mm noctigon with a new QLITE driver zener modified to run a 6V XHP50 and all the Fet possible since their soldering is better than mine and I am good at de-soldering should it be just to much, but it looks real good overall with the 50 I had on a cheap 16mm board and the 50 fits into the reflector real well, up and in nice and just excited really, it is so rare to buy a light with just a idea and hope that it turns out to be for real and it turns out better than for real, this is a incredible light through and through.




Also as you can see the reflector is a very light stipple, so the 50.2 not having the old issue known with the XHP50-70’s should be real nice and the 50 fits deep in the reflector so buying some of those big 3m things RMM has that fit’s over the connections and have some Kapton so just waiting on the mail but mocking up parts for when the real parts show up just hate waiting and also order some more of these lights from Jaxman.

Edit: Yes I’ve been a Jax guy since about day one have them all now that I’ve bought the little UV light and the owner really needs to hear all this good stuff about his lights, it makes a big deal that he knows that he is turning out some amazing products and to not be offended when I tear all the guts out of his fantastic AA light or his X1 light what have you, there’s nothing wrong with the light because I do that, it is what we do and I don’t believe to this day the owner completely understands why we take a part a perfectly good light and rebuild it and I’ve tried to explain, it’s because it’s what we do …. It’s a sickness I’ve come to believe, for me anyhow… Nothing wrong with any Jax light I’ve ever seen for sure but I believe if it ain’t broke try to break it then if anything just make it better performing light..

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Well, for me, it’s gotta be up against the wall or it ain’t right. I know they can’t sell em like that to everybody and they are worried about liability and all that so I have no problem with them being “standard” when they come to me, it just gives me some parts to play with later after I gut about 300 or 400 lights. Smile

I used to stack chips 3 or 4 high on the Qlite, sometimes keeping the 3 high on the inside but not afraid to go with as many as I felt it took. hahaha Took me a pretty long time to realize I was putting more chips on than the cell could drive a light so it was a futile effort part of the time but good practice all the same. Wink

I could probably put 4 more chips on this Qlite/Biscotti and let the triple have closer to 9A and hit 2000+ lumens but then heat would be a huge factor and the run time would suffer anyway so I may leave it like it is at 5.92A. We’ll see. Could be that it needs some XP-L2’s, at which point it will also need more amps for sure. Not concerned with whether or not the mcpcb will come out easy as the lathe can cut the mcpcb out with no difficulty. Much simpler than prying on the edges and messing things up.

So I guess I only need to find out what’s between my Nichia UV emitter and the black filter glass to see if I can improve the beam profile of that one, might add a nice chunk of copper and raise up the Nichia to just under the glass for a mule that has no hot spot or artifacts. Gotta be something I can mod on that one…

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Yes exactly Dale, this light was dirt cheap fully assembled brand new and the potential I discovered taking a chance is incredible,
Jaxman saw my pics of his new AA light and I know he was not happy about that.
He has a lot of pride in his product and for me to get the light and just tear it a part sends the wrong message and I know it,
I’ve tried many times to explain why we do this but it doesn’t translate and now I just saw a member mention this on RMM’s thread as a possible great host, I asked to please respectfully do not do this to Jaxman, he will stop selling hosts completely, do it like the old days, you buy a flashlight because it looked cool but then find out it’s completely junk but still looks good so.. you fix it up.
You mentioned that MT-G2 looking so good and I got to looking at it again and I have ordered some more of these 2 cell AA’s from Jaxman so I will be going with the MT-G2 and the new XHP50.2 as others, it’s just to good of a light to not just go crazy, but wanted to ask, on that Qlite zener modded driver RMM sells what do you think about adding just 3 more fets, use the normal side of your brain please, not the crazy burn down the town side of your brilliant brain.. hah ha, I think as it is stock zenered with a add 3 should be 4A I think and should be good for this AA and the MT-G2 6v, the heat sinking is so so, maybe..?
I bought that E3 UV and been sitting here wondering myself what behind that black retainer and why black, boy that’s just asking for it, make a retainer black like in X project, it will make me look for sure.. ha ha Already thinking how nice the body looks to me and I wonder if this might fit, and well Oh never mind…. ha ha

Edit, the driver in this AA is just 2 modes nicely spaced, great beam profile and a nice warm white tint is what I got, the reflector has great throw considering, but that’s all, then I saw all the great potentials, and oh boy what a sleeper.

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I did a Jaxman M2 with XHP50.2 and a LD-2 driver :

There is some more info in the Jaxman M2 thread :

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1101074#comment-1101074

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hi dear friend, just see your great working on a ourlight. Facepalm
due to busy work, I visit BLF not at a full-day time. And maybe I cant read a long topic you are talking about. I really appriciate the DIYmen who can make all kinds of flashlight..But as a seller,I want say,that will make me crazy….haha…..

Best wishes, and injoy what you like.

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khas wrote:
I did a Jaxman M2 with XHP50.2 and a LD-2 driver :

There is some more info in the Jaxman M2 thread :

http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1101074#comment-1101074”:http://bu...


That’s really nice Khas, actually had no idea Jaxman put up a thread for this M2, he says one thing and then does another, so a tad irritating, not you or the group of course, but it seems at times the guy is playing to sides against the middle.
I’ve been sitting on this light for awhile now, not supposed to say anything about modding but finally decided I bought the light I’ll do as I like since I was fairly certain most here wouldn’t really give a AA light a second look and hoped a mention of the mod capabilities would generate some sales for him, well maybe won’t be like that again.
I had bought one thinking a rather difficult 14500 mod and when I got it and I realized just how great the light was and found out that any 17mm will drop in perfectly and the retainer ring is unbelievable and is able to support a double sided populated driver so sky was the limit.
I appreciate the link you posted but sure am surprised to say the least, completely reverse of what I thought he wasn’t going to do, but I guess after mentioning what I saw as far as modding but yet he didn’t tell me he started his own thread for this light well maybe profit and was maybe more than he could keep quit about himself ha ha,
Yep you did superb job and with the same LED that I am going with and also the MT-G2 and I’m waiting now for the QLITE 6V+ Zener’s with add 3-7135’s I think that makes it 4A’s or so, the reflector was another great surprise at 31mm wide and 23.5mm deep and a nice lite stipple with some smooth to it which is why is was wondering about old issues with the XHP50’s and how the die’s caused all those issues, doughnut hole etc. when used with a smooth reflector, but then Richard got hold of some of the new 50.2’s and told me that the new 50.2 has solved the old issues with smooth reflectors and showed a picture of a no modded C8 with the 50.2 just thrown in to see what it looked like and it looked fantastic, what’s your take on that LED, with this lights stippled Op reflector, give you some throw at all..??
Can’t wait for the new 70.2 now, but yes this is a real sleeper of a AA 2 cell light for sure and well worth the money, that is one nice build you’ve done..!
I sincerely thank you for your posting that thread with the link, thank you I had no idea..
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I have built Zener modified Qlite drivers and Wight’s PZL driver with a Zener mod for the 6V emitter, but the 7135 chip is not designed to run with an 8.4V power supply so there is potentially a problem with that if using the light for longer periods and/or in the lower modes where the regulation chip is holding back more of the current.

I prefer to use the MOSFET driver and if need be tone it down with PWM. The little 14500’s can be surprising, a pair of em can do 6A or more in most cases and of course you can just avoid Turbo to make it easier on the cells. Wink

LED4Power’s LD-2 is a better approach, I think. I have a few of those left, might try that some day. Nice mod Khas, bet it’s a really sweet performer in a “sleeper” of a light! Smile

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hi dear friend, just see your great working on a ourlight. Facepalm
due to busy work, I visit BLF not at a full-day time. And maybe I cant read a long topic you are talking about. I really appriciate the DIYmen who can make all kinds of flashlight..But as a seller,I want say,that will make me crazy….haha…..

Best wishes, and injoy what you like.


Hi Paul, I hate to say this but I think you work so hard you just might be crazy, but your a good man and always treat me very good thank you, this must be better than my Long Emails to you… Gary
Hope you like my pictures, I know your product is always high quality but this AA light is over the top, meaning the best light you have made for easy modifying yet, just a perfect light, Thanks..!
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DB Custom wrote:
I have built Zener modified Qlite drivers and Wight’s PZL driver with a Zener mod for the 6V emitter, but the 7135 chip is not designed to run with an 8.4V power supply so there is potentially a problem with that if using the light for longer periods and/or in the lower modes where the regulation chip is holding back more of the current.

I prefer to use the MOSFET driver and if need be tone it down with PWM. The little 14500’s can be surprising, a pair of em can do 6A or more in most cases and of course you can just avoid Turbo to make it easier on the cells. Wink

LED4Power’s LD-2 is a better approach, I think. I have a few of those left, might try that some day. Nice mod Khas, bet it’s a really sweet performer in a “sleeper” of a light! Smile


Thanks Dale this does explain why some issues have come up in some of my 14500 builds, now I get it, and now looking at that LD-3 or even the 2 as you mentioned, sounds much better really.
I am currently using RMM’s WindyFire cells and they are really nice, HJK gave them a nod and so does Richard obviously and your comment about amps explains everything, thank you,
Every build I do I always think I have it right but I’m still light years away from your knowledge so before I flip the switch for the first time I still hold it out at arms length and then fire it, never know,
I’ve really blown some stuff up, that learning curve can get steep at times.
Did you buy the UV E3 also? Or, the U1 I think it is with the pill in it?
I think you might be thinking or seeing what I’m seeing and it’s not for Norland but just a nice looking shell to me anyhow and I’ve still not looked inside yet but have to today it’s killing me,
I’m buying that other $20 UV also, seems it’s the only way now to get the shell but I see potentials.
But I am overly curious what your up to frankly and I’m doubtful it is for curing anything and it’s not curing my curiosity .. ha ha
There is the Dale take on things, so if curiosity killed the cat I am dead but it’s a must know situation for sure, might save me from myself .. ha ha
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I got the U1, it’s a midrange Nichia UV that’s between 2 I already have. Tiny by my larger ones standards but it makes a nice amount of light and things really fire up under it. I got it for general purpose checking, like, how clean is your bathroom REALLY? I have one I built that I took with us to MS a couple of weeks ago and scoped out the hotel room. It actually passed quite well but then it was a newly remodeled room. Visually, our laundry room looks quite decent. The UV light says otherwise! There are detergent splashes down the counter and on the wall, a shocking mess! Big Smile Dare I show mom?

This one is a tiny emitter and the driver doesn’t even have chips on the spring side, so it’s probably only doing about 700mA. I have a NVSC333A (think that’s right) that’s pulling 3.8A! It’s wickedly powerful for a single UV emitter. Cures Norland very fast.

The U1 has a matte black ano that is really well done and the text is all aligned, like they assembled each light for the text part, not pulling bits of single pieces out of a box. Nice work.

Yeah, I hear ya, you can bet I was a bit on the antsy side when I fired up my DBC-05 Triple XHP-50.2 the first time… didn’t know if it was gonna pull 20A or 30… have learned to test fire with a piece of steel across the tube to the cell first, beat’s screwing the tail cap on and hitting the switch. (also learned to test for continuity before even putting cells in, to make sure the positive spring isn’t in circuit with the ground)

Me no likey smell of magic smoke!

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I got the U1, it’s a midrange Nichia UV that’s between 2 I already have. Tiny by my larger ones standards but it makes a nice amount of light and things really fire up under it. I got it for general purpose checking, like, how clean is your bathroom REALLY? I have one I built that I took with us to MS a couple of weeks ago and scoped out the hotel room. It actually passed quite well but then it was a newly remodeled room. Visually, our laundry room looks quite decent. The UV light says otherwise! There are detergent splashes down the counter and on the wall, a shocking mess! Big Smile Dare I show mom?

This one is a tiny emitter and the driver doesn’t even have chips on the spring side, so it’s probably only doing about 700mA. I have a NVSC333A (think that’s right) that’s pulling 3.8A! It’s wickedly powerful for a single UV emitter. Cures Norland very fast.

The U1 has a matte black ano that is really well done and the text is all aligned, like they assembled each light for the text part, not pulling bits of single pieces out of a box. Nice work.

Yeah, I hear ya, you can bet I was a bit on the antsy side when I fired up my DBC-05 Triple XHP-50.2 the first time… didn’t know if it was gonna pull 20A or 30… have learned to test fire with a piece of steel across the tube to the cell first, beat’s screwing the tail cap on and hitting the switch. (also learned to test for continuity before even putting cells in, to make sure the positive spring isn’t in circuit with the ground)

Me no likey smell of magic smoke!


Ha Ha Ha, Oh wow, I am right with you and the UV inspections and I’m single but still there’s no excuse and that UV has disturbed me more than once that’s for sure, the Convoy I got is pretty good and it shows just how bad I am at house cleaning but also handy when looking for things in the carpet, I’ve lost stuff and grab to UV and found what I lost in seconds, then the cats, oh, never mind I love them anyhow, it the just knowing it’s there but not visible, and don’t take these UV’s I’ve discovered to lady friends homes to show them what I thought would be funny, it wasn’t at all, they will get very very mad at you, they to are some really lousy house keepers for ladies so I don’t feel to bad, but the dust is what gets me, it shows just how dusty things get,
I just tore apart that E3 UV and it’s got a pill and a decent reflector but is still longer than a Utorch UT01 with a 16mm board and driver pilled, so I like the looks but the output is fairly useless so will do something eventually with it, my curiosity is cured, for now, Thanks Dale
By the way so darn funny to hear you say how antsy it can get on some builds, I did a crazy mod on the Maxtoch 2X and used the remote switch to fire that one, it’s always so nice when nothing happens, better safe than overly sorry.. ha .!
I think I’m cut and pasting that bit about test for continuity into my couple years now, The Book of Dale, The Enlightening, and all things sketchy or dangerous that you can do with flashlights during your weekends currently for sale at 7/11 for only $19.95, by one now and I’ll give you the second one with a free dangerous flashlight. Evil

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