#GB44 ASTROLUX MF-01 18xCREE XP-G3/ NICHIA 219C (12klm) Flashlight Group Buy //// 2nd WAVE has started!

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MiG0 wrote:
According to the last Banggood post the preorder already started at $72.95.
Is the GB price better than this?

Should be, otherwise there’s no point of a GB, right?
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Group Buy Price: $XX.XX ( usual $109.95 )

110$ is a good price, but below 70$ is a deal CANT BE DENIED

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I’m interested thanks.

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+1

abhinit90 wrote:
MiG0 wrote:
According to the last Banggood post the preorder already started at $72.95. Is the GB price better than this?
Should be, otherwise there's no point of a GB, right?
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Has anyone been able to confirm how accurate the specified lumens are?

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Mstevens113 wrote:
Has anyone been able to confirm how accurate the specified lumens are?

Did you read Lexels review?

It shows on the ad that with 30q cells and the xpg3 emitters, it will do 12,000 lumen. That’s about 666 lumen per emitter, which is really pushing them.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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MiG0 wrote:
According to the last Banggood post the preorder already started at $72.95. Is the GB price better than this?

+1
Freeme do you have any idea if GB is better than pre-order price?

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mizou51 wrote:
MiG0 wrote:
According to the last Banggood post the preorder already started at $72.95. Is the GB price better than this?

+1
Freeme do you have any idea if GB is better than pre-order price?


He was already asked this and said yes, GB will be cheaper. He didn’t say it directly, but gave a wink and a nod. Lol

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware, lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well.
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54477

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70, Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

6 NarsilM user videos https://www.youtube.com/user/JasonWW2000

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The light draws 120W electrical power, lets say the driver has an efficiency of 85%
102W

so we talk about roughly 100W to the LEDs
100W/18=5.56W per LED

lets look at http://pct.cree.com/dt/index.html for XP-G3 S5s with a Tj of 50°C for cold start
thats a bit over 13000 Lumens

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I am interested, thanks.

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Lexel wrote:
The light draws 120W electrical power, lets say the driver has an efficiency of 85% 102W so we talk about roughly 100W to the LEDs 100W/18=5.56W per LED lets look at http://pct.cree.com/dt/index.html for XP-G3 S5s with a Tj of 50°C for cold start thats a bit over 13000 Lumens

should be LED lumen tho.... don't know how much drop does the glass and the optic do.

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Interested, looks like the Mecarmy PT60…

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So did they change what the double click does or does it still just go to strobe?

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nnmnu1 wrote:
So did they change what the double click does or does it still just go to strobe?

I hate strobe! Angry

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I was told that they can make double click to Turbo and triple click to Strobe. Wasted 1.5hr at post office for some returns today. I have to double check with them again.

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So did they change what the double click does or does it still just go to strobe?
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Interested.

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freeme wrote:

I was told that they can make double click to Turbo and triple click to Strobe. Wasted 1.5hr at post office for some returns today. I have to double check with them again.


nnmnu1 wrote:
So did they change what the double click does or does it still just go to strobe?

oh, that’s good, double click to strobe is so stupid

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One thing is for sure, you cannot use flat top in the new battery carrier. There will be plastic insulators on the anode (+) ends to prevent loading batteries in reserved direction. I suspect you can remove them but you will risk damaging the batteries or even light if you make a mistake for the polarity. 

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ops, most high drain batteries are flat-top, they cant add reserve protection in driver?

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Is it possible to use protected button top batteries? What are the limiting length and diameter?

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mrheosuper wrote:
ops, most high drain batteries are flat-top, they cant add reserve protection in driver?

The cells are paralleled at the battery carrier. Put one in backwards and two cells will be shorting each other out before you can install the carrier in the light.

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Throw my name onto the list too please.

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mrheosuper wrote:
ops, most high drain batteries are flat-top, they cant add reserve protection in driver?

This, or add something else. Or just clear instructions in multiple languages and hope for the best?
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Please add me to the list. If I understand it right, the cells are 2S2P and the LED's are 3 groups of 2S3P, so perfect for a FET based driver.

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Interested.

Sorry for my poor english.

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Tom E wrote:

Please add me to the list. If I understand it right, the cells are 2S2P and the LED’s are 3 groups of 2S3P, so perfect for a FET based driver.


i see what you did there, imagine 18*xp-l2, that would be Crazy

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abhinit90 wrote:
mrheosuper wrote:
ops, most high drain batteries are flat-top, they cant add reserve protection in driver?
This, or add something else. Or just clear instructions in multiple languages and hope for the best?

It’s an important safety feature and should be there.

If someone (you, your wife or your kid) puts a cell in the carrier backwards, two cells short with a strong possibility of venting or bursting into flames right in front of their face. Drop the thing in the wrong place and your house catches on fire.

It’s much better to use the correct batteries or add solder tabs.

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Tom E wrote:

Please add me to the list. If I understand it right, the cells are 2S2P and the LED’s are 3 groups of 2S3P, so perfect for a FET based driver.

You’re going to need some good oven mitts for that.

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WTF wrote:
Tom E wrote:

Please add me to the list. If I understand it right, the cells are 2S2P and the LED's are 3 groups of 2S3P, so perfect for a FET based driver.

You're going to need some good oven mitts for that.

Maybe you are not familiar with my work. Been there, done that. wink

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Tom E wrote:

Maybe you are not familiar with my work. Been there, done that. wink

Slightly familiar, do you think a Harley Quinn board is going to fit in there?

Narsil and ramping would be awesome in this light.

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