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Oh god… It looks like somebody hit your Frankenlight with a fugly stick.

Nice beamshots though.

How well did the laptop heatpipe work?

My first DIY light was a 50W / 5,000 lumen space heater that I occasionally used as an inappropriate bicycle light. The little guy was about 10W / 1,000 lumens. Not bad for 2011.

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teaser time!

 

find all available items in this list

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teaser time!


 



Fantastic! 8 XHP70.2 plus 1 XHP35 HI

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teaser time!


 


oh man now u got me worry >.<

unsure if i should wait for this or get Haikelite MT09R

i know im a lumen addict Big Smile

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teaser time!


 


oh man now u got me worry >.<

unsure if i should wait for this or get Haikelite MT09R

i know im a lumen addict Big Smile

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Are the 70.2 using reflectors or tir optics? I can’t really tell from the picture.

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 v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

9 NarsilM user videos including GT
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Looks like reflectors to me.

Looks great! Somewhat liking these multi emitter designs.

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M4D M4X wrote:

teaser time!


 


This is one neat looking light. You know you’re going to get some people riled up with this teaser. Do you gain pleasure from this? Ughh

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Are the 70.2 using reflectors or tir optics? I can’t really tell from the picture.

If you look at the right side you could see the reflectors in those three LED wells. It looks like that there is a reflection in the glass of a white background which makes it appear to be tir optics.

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Not good use of the front area…and very, very floody.

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Agro wrote:
Not good use of the front area…and very, very floody.

We knew it would be 8 × 70.2 and 1 xhp35-HI. Are you surprised by this picture?

How could you make better use?

You can’t make the 70.2 reflectors any bigger. They have to be floody, but at the same time you also can have good throw with the center reflector. I see no other design options.

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 v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

9 NarsilM user videos including GT
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Can we get the driver specs to Lexel, TexasTA and whoever else can start designing a good driver for this? It can’t hurt Astrolux to share that info since there’s no way they’ll make a driver that will satisfy all of us, probably not even half of us. Play the game Ford does with the Mustang, and get the pertinent info out there so the aftermarket is ready with mods, which will help drive even more sales.

The low mode should be lower.

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I thought it was 7 70.2.
This has to be at least 25000lm.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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DENGOH wrote:
I thought it was 7 70.2. This has to be at least 25000lm.

One xhp70.2 makes easily 4000lm, so 32000lm only from the xhp70.2s + 2500lm from the xhp35= at least 34.500lm.

Driven to the max, the xhp70.2s can produce >9000lm a piece (>70.000lm total). Very big moding potential here… I guess the cells only will limit this flashlight.

-Air cooled 4x XHP50.2: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/56829
-SkyRay King 4x XPL HI, TN40 clone: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55195
-XHP70.2 Maglite 2D: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54791
-SkyRay King 7x XML2, TIR, 8x 18650: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54886

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I would be very disappointed if this light dont outthrow DX80( i hope it will be over 40000 lumen)

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I would be very disappointed if this light dont outthrow DX80( i hope it will be over 40000 lumen)

What about the heat dissipation? Outperforming DX80 means it’s at least 32000lm and i heard a lot of DX80 have the half light up 70.2 problem.

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Agro wrote:
Not good use of the front area…and very, very floody.

We knew it would be 8 × 70.2 and 1 xhp35-HI. Are you surprised by this picture?

How could you make better use?

You can’t make the 70.2 reflectors any bigger. They have to be floody, but at the same time you also can have good throw with the center reflector. I see no other design options.


I am very surprised. DX80 manages to use way more of its frontal area.
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JasonWW wrote:
Agro wrote:
Not good use of the front area…and very, very floody.

We knew it would be 8 × 70.2 and 1 xhp35-HI. Are you surprised by this picture?

How could you make better use?

You can’t make the 70.2 reflectors any bigger. They have to be floody, but at the same time you also can have good throw with the center reflector. I see no other design options.


I would make the reflectors bigger too. The outer size of the reflectors would be bigger than we can see, but there should be some place to use.
Or better, make the reflectors from one piece of aluminium with maximum reflector size without overlapping.
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leaftye wrote:
Can we get the driver specs to Lexel, TexasTA and whoever else can start designing a good driver for this? It can’t hurt Astrolux to share that info since there’s no way they’ll make a driver that will satisfy all of us, probably not even half of us. Play the game Ford does with the Mustang, and get the pertinent info out there so the aftermarket is ready with mods, which will help drive even more sales.

The Texas Avenger driver will not work in this light due to the dual switches and dual emitter sizes. Astrolux is probably combining 2 different drivers into a single pcb or else using 2 pcb stacked to drive it.

I believe Astroluxs driver design will be kept secret and not made available to anyone. Sorry.

On the other hand, if you want to forget about powering the xhp35 and just use the 70.2’s, then the current TA driver will work fine for that. It will only use one of the switches.

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 v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

9 NarsilM user videos including GT
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Agro wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
Agro wrote:
Not good use of the front area…and very, very floody.

We knew it would be 8 × 70.2 and 1 xhp35-HI. Are you surprised by this picture?

How could you make better use?

You can’t make the 70.2 reflectors any bigger. They have to be floody, but at the same time you also can have good throw with the center reflector. I see no other design options.


I am very surprised. DX80 manages to use way more of its frontal area.

It does not have the xhp35 with large reflector, though. Facepalm

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 v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

9 NarsilM user videos including GT
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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Or better, make the reflectors from one piece of aluminium with maximum reflector size without overlapping.

Do you know how hard and expensive it is to do that?
Might even be impossible.
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Agro wrote:
I am very surprised. DX80 manages to use way more of its frontal area.

One reason why it is less necessary for the MF03 to maximise reflector size by overlapping them is because of the huge center XHP35 that takes the primary care for throw: the DX80 has no choice but to maxise mini reflector size for throw.
Of course you can get more throw nevertheless by increasing reflector diameter (and a bit of length)…
I do think it is aesthetically very pleasing like this, and the beam will also be artifact free. Cool

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Or better, make the reflectors from one piece of aluminium with maximum reflector size without overlapping.

Do you know how hard and expensive it is to do that?
Might even be impossible.

Yes, the price would kill this idea. I have thought about it while I was writing my idea.
Its “still” an Astrolux Flashlight with low price and therefore this is not doable.
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i am happy they used my idea and came out with this.

 

a lot more months have passed than expected because the found a lot obstacles on the way.

 

hopefully we see more manufacturers using that design idea - but one has to be the first Wink

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Wieselflinkpro wrote:
thijsco19 wrote:
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Or better, make the reflectors from one piece of aluminium with maximum reflector size without overlapping.
Do you know how hard and expensive it is to do that? Might even be impossible.
Yes, the price would kill this idea. I have thought about it while I was writing my idea. Its “still” an Astrolux Flashlight with low price and therefore this is not doable.

Although a single piece design is good looking, does it actually also have a benefit? If you have overlapping reflectors sure, but with non overlapping reflectors what are the advantages?

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Kourtinoksylo wrote:
DENGOH wrote:
I thought it was 7 70.2. This has to be at least 25000lm.

One xhp70.2 makes easily 4000lm, so 32000lm only from the xhp70.2s + 2500lm from the xhp35= at least 34.500lm.

Driven to the max, the xhp70.2s can produce >9000lm a piece (>70.000lm total). Very big moding potential here… I guess the cells only will limit this flashlight.


Ya, at maximum output stated in cree datasheet, it will be much higher. I was being realistic to use slightly higher than typical spec so that the flashlight won’t overheat too fast or step down too fast.

cool i'll see you when you get there

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hIKARInoob wrote:
with non overlapping reflectors what are the advantages?

No strange petal shapes around the edge of the spill. You get a perfectly round spill edge.

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 v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55746

9 NarsilM user videos including GT
http://bit.ly/narsil-vid1

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JasonWW wrote:
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with non overlapping reflectors what are the advantages?
No strange petal shapes around the edge of the spill. You get a perfectly round spill edge.

Yes I understand. I thought the discussion was about a single piece 9 emitter design; what are the advantages compared to 9 discrete reflectors?

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