Boruit Headlamp Review D10 (aka. EHL0628) - King of the Budget Headlamps?

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MCPCBs should be plentiful and not overly expensive. But no reason you can’t reflow a new LED onto the stock one. Just be aware that many of the models seem to come with 5050 LEDs like the XM-L2.

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gchart wrote:
MCPCBs should be plentiful and not overly expensive. But no reason you can’t reflow a new LED onto the stock one. Just be aware that many of the models seem to come with 5050 LEDs like the XM-L2.

Yeah I was just hoping to avoid spending on expedited shipping to get it ASAP rather than on the slow boat. Anyways thanks gchart :BEER:.

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These headlamps come with the 5050 size mcpcb for xm-l, xhp50.2, or sst40 size emitters.cpcbs are available stateside from Mountain electronics. I dont know if Richard lists them individually, but you could email and ask for some. 3535 size is for xp, sst20, Samsung 351, size leds.

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all of d10s i had had glued mcpcb, after i prayed them out they were bent and mostly unusable. not to mention, they are cheap al. non direct path stars, i would not reuse them. that is besides the fact that stock stars are for xml size led, you can’t reflow xp size led on that star even if you remove it clean.

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alpg88 wrote:
all of d10s i had had glued mcpcb, after i prayed them out they were bent and mostly unusable. not to mention, they are cheap al. non direct path stars, i would not reuse them. that is besides the fact that stock stars are for xml size led, you can’t reflow xp size led on that star even if you remove it clean.

The key is to use needle nose pliers and twist the mcpcb. Don’t pry it. Then it comes out fine. Since it’s not a high output light, the stock stars are fine.

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Thanks for the feedback alpg88 and Sirstinky. Just went ahead and swapped the driver first. The LED can follow.

Thanks @Quadrupel for an amazing driver! Makes the 4 month wait worth it. I thought I messed something up since one of the low modes seemed to be cycling to an ‘off’ state. Thought I’d turn off the lights and check it out and that is one LOW low mode. Hope my soldering skills won’t cause any future problems while it is in use.

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Btw I dropped one of mine and it stopped charging, turns out the larger 1206 R270 SMD resistor cracked, replaced it and it’s working fine again.

Bit tricky to get the boards out, red wire broke off but it was still barely long enough to make contact after soldering it all back, almost bought 50ft of silicone wires lol.

Btw, is the button end cap supposed to touch the LED negative ground? There’s no continuity between the LED – and battery -, so I guess not (probablely using N-ch mosfets?)

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It’s an electronic switch so it makes sense there’s no continuity between them? I’ll look at mine (I have two now- there’s a difference between the Boruit and the Slonik one I got off Amazon (for 2x’s the price of the Boruit) and see if that’s the case.

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Sirstinky wrote:
It’s an electronic switch so it makes sense there’s no continuity between them? I’ll look at mine (I have two now- there’s a difference between the Boruit and the Slonik one I got off Amazon (for 2x’s the price of the Boruit) and see if that’s the case.

Reason I ask is that the solder joints are pretty close to the tail cap and touches if you (over) tighten it.
So I had to cut it flush and remove some solder

And for those wondering, the best tool to use imo, is a watch case opener

I have one of those chinesium one and it works perfect

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Amen to that brother !

I just need low , medium, high and off . If I was to be attacked it would be over before I could activate the strobe mode . How many people actually know what an SOS signal looks like ?

I think the average person would interpret those modes in this way.

Strobe = DISCO PARTY

SOS – Alien life force trying to make contact

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Ported boost circuit 6V 12W to D10. Driver designed for direct swap. Will fit as a stock, no need to remove charging board Big Smile
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