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

312 posts / 0 new
Last post
JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

CarbonCrew wrote:
@blueswordm Perfect. I think I’ll an SST-20 as well. 3000k with 95+ cri sounds great.

Can anyone advise me on removing the driver? I’ve got the threaded retaining ring out and have exposed the driver. I’m afraid to mash on it too hard. Does it thread in?


Why are you removing the driver? There’s no need to.

I’ve been experimenting with my D10’ with TIR’s. I tried the LH351D 4000K 95cri and I thought it was a bit too yellow for my tastes. The LH351D in 5000K was pretty darn nice. Nicer than the 219C in 5000K. Yesterday I tried a 319AT 5000K, wow it’s nice. I’m going to guess it was below the BBL because there was no green or yellow at all. It might have a tiny bit of pink or rosiness to it. Color rendition is the best I’ve seen. Anyway, I just thought I’d mention it.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

CarbonCrew
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 09/16/2012 - 21:40
Posts: 24
Location: Georgia

JasonWW wrote:
CarbonCrew wrote:
@blueswordm Perfect. I think I’ll an SST-20 as well. 3000k with 95+ cri sounds great.

Can anyone advise me on removing the driver? I’ve got the threaded retaining ring out and have exposed the driver. I’m afraid to mash on it too hard. Does it thread in?


Why are you removing the driver? There’s no need to.

I’ve been experimenting with my D10’ with TIR’s. I tried the LH351D 4000K 95cri and I thought it was a bit too yellow for my tastes. The LH351D in 5000K was pretty darn nice. Nicer than the 219C in 5000K. Yesterday I tried a 319AT 5000K, wow it’s nice. I’m going to guess it was below the BBL because there was no green or yellow at all. It might have a tiny bit of pink or rosiness to it. Color rendition is the best I’ve seen. Anyway, I just thought I’d mention it.

I wanted to remove the driver in the event that the existing leads are too short. I’m not a fan of adding extensions and would rather just replace the entire wire. Removal might be unnecessary but I’m curious as well.

CarbonCrew
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 09/16/2012 - 21:40
Posts: 24
Location: Georgia

@quadruple That looks fantastic. I’ve got a TIR 60 coming, lh351d, 319at, and SST-20 on the way. Is that your video?

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

Quadrupel wrote:
Crazy

Changing the driver is easy, sorta. The real challenge is in keeping the built in charging.

The stock driver seems to be pretty darn good in my opinion, so I have not messed with it.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

Quadrupel
Quadrupel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 20 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2017 - 10:40
Posts: 345
Location: Lithuania

Charging board is untouched and works as usually Big Smile

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

Quadrupel wrote:
Charging board is untouched and works as usually Big Smile

That is nice. If you have any pictures of the driver install, it would be appreciated.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

BlueSwordM
BlueSwordM's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 14 hours ago
Joined: 11/29/2017 - 12:34
Posts: 5544
Location: Canada

So, what size MCPCB does it use?

I’m tempted to put in my last SST-20 3500k inside of it, so buying one would be very nice to swap it in.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

BlueSwordM wrote:
So, what size MCPCB does it use?

I’m tempted to put in my last SST-20 3500k inside of it, so buying one would be very nice to swap it in.


A 20mm with positive and negative wires on the same side. A 16mm fits fine, though.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

He was asking about the mcpcb. That is the metal core printed circuit board that the LED mounts to.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

idiggplants
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 16 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2016 - 10:37
Posts: 58
Location: PA

Quadrupel wrote:

…and here is the 3 types of lens for it :
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/20mm-5-8-10-15-30-45-60-Degree-...PMMA-LED-Lens-Reflector-Collimator-For/1080577_32906610735.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.11.3590393fnGLgu1
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/20mm-Optical-LED-Lens-PMMA-Acrylic-Flat-Frost-Lenses-5-10-15-30-45-60-90/1080577_32905704306.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.7.3590393ffhFzkF
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/1W-3W-5W-LED-Lens-20MM-Optical-PMMA-Flat-Transparent-Lenses-5-10-15-30-45/1080577_32906618438.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.21.3590393fRWdoJg

Enjoy Beer

could someone explain the differences between the 3 linked lenses? im after a pretty floody beam. seems like 60° is what people usually get… saw that there are 90° and 120° options for a couple of them.

at a couple bucks a piece, i can get a few different ones.

this will be my first light “mod” if you will. do i need anything else? o rings, etc? assuming im going to have to sand a bit off of them, and it will be obvious what needs to be removed. thanks!

i42dk
i42dk's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 days 1 hour ago
Joined: 08/30/2017 - 05:35
Posts: 199
Location: Denmark






Forgot i had bought this light, that just came in the mail.
With a little modding this really is a great budget light.

Comes with a horrible XM-L2 angry blue LED. Swapped out the star with KD 20mm MCPCB. Due to the layout i had to extend a wire.
Reflowed a XP-G3 R4 8A3 2700K on to it. Oh my rosy goodness that emitter has a nice tint Love
And with a little sanding, the Convoy optics fit perfectly.
Mine came without a magnet, so i glued one on.

The anodizing is as expected from a ultra cheap light, very thin. And the machining has left some sharp edges round the bezel. But me being me, it was in for a sandpapering anyways. So those edges are now round and soft Big Smile

For a light it’s pretty good. And with a few mods it’s absolutely awesome

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1110
Location: Wisconsin, USA

I finally got a Boruit D10 from the official Boruit store on AliExpress: Boruit Official Store.

I received it quickly considering it came from China and was impressed right away. I recall reading all the (mostly) good reviews about Boruit and my expectations were surpassed. It was very bright, the head strap and headlamp attachment was comfortable/secure and adjustable, and the firmware was easy to use. There are enough levels for various tasks and the strobe modes are well hidden. The output appears to be constant, certainly much better than my cheapo Rayovac headlamp where the brightness annoyingly changes based on battery level.

I bought it planning on replacing the LED and lens, but after receiving it, I would’ve been happy as is. The LED was good and bright, but a little too cool white and narrow for what I wanted. I replaced it with a Nichia 319AT D440 70+ CRI 5000K and a 60 degree TIR lens.

Getting the LED out of the headlamp was very difficult due to the thermal adhesive, but eventually it came out.

The Nichia LED seems to be as bright as the original, but with better tint and color resolution. And the 60 degree TIR lens does a great job spreading out the beam with no hotspot. I am very happy with how it turned out. A great headlamp for around $15!

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1110
Location: Wisconsin, USA
i42dk wrote:
For a light it’s pretty good. And with a few mods it’s absolutely awesome

Totally agree with you i42dk!

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

i42dk wrote:

Comes with a horrible XM-L2 angry blue LED.

It is believed to be a clone led, not a real XM-L2.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

Wildcat
Offline
Last seen: 3 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 06/26/2016 - 00:34
Posts: 196
Location: Russia, Siberia

Quote:
The output appears to be constant

No. This flashlight has a FET driver, so the brightness will change as the battery runs out.
idiggplants
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 16 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2016 - 10:37
Posts: 58
Location: PA

ive seen a lot of people say that this is a great light for its on sale price, but not its full price of ~$16. the problem is, i check pretty often, and havent seen it drop in price. where do you guys watch for sales/codes/etc?

gchart
gchart's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 2 min ago
Joined: 03/19/2016 - 11:57
Posts: 2514
Location: Central IL
Wildcat wrote:
Quote:
The output appears to be constant
No. This flashlight has a FET driver, so the brightness will change as the battery runs out.

Correct, the driver has two (parallel) FETs with current limiting resistors to control the output. Driver pic and runtime charts here

PS – I swapped the MCU on mine for an attiny412 running RampingIOS. It’s a direct swap in for many/most of the D10/D25 headlamps. If anyone is interested in doing that to theirs, feel free to PM me.

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

idiggplants wrote:
ive seen a lot of people say that this is a great light for its on sale price, but not its full price of ~$16. the problem is, i check pretty often, and havent seen it drop in price. where do you guys watch for sales/codes/etc?

It’s still a bargain at $16 because no other light comes close to it price wise.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

idiggplants
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 16 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2016 - 10:37
Posts: 58
Location: PA
JasonWW wrote:
idiggplants wrote:
ive seen a lot of people say that this is a great light for its on sale price, but not its full price of ~$16. the problem is, i check pretty often, and havent seen it drop in price. where do you guys watch for sales/codes/etc?
It’s still a bargain at $16 because no other light comes close to it price wise.

at $16, id rather spend a bit more and get the h03 which i find to be worth the price difference by a long shot. i have both lights and the boruit leaves a lot to be desired. h03 is great out of the box. but id get another d10 if one went on sale.

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas

idiggplants wrote:

At $16, I’d rather spend a bit more and get the H03.

That’s like $30 when on sale. To me, that’s more than a “bit”. Plus it’s an L shape design with no built in charging. Then you have that single click On, press and hold for Off nonsense. No thanks. Lol

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

idiggplants
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 16 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2016 - 10:37
Posts: 58
Location: PA
JasonWW wrote:
idiggplants wrote:
At $16, I’d rather spend a bit more and get the H03.
That’s like $30 when on sale. To me, that’s more than a “bit”. Plus it’s an L shape design with no built in charging. Then you have that single click On, press and hold for Off nonsense. No thanks. Lol

idk why you are arguing what my preferences and opinions are on a purchase im going to make. its not like you are going to change my mind. at $16 i dont find this to be a better deal than a h30 for my uses and preferences.

im also not in a hurry to buy it, so why not wait till it drops in price like it has many times in the past? im just looking for a spot to catch said deals.

“lol”
Serlite
Online
Last seen: 9 min 50 sec ago
Joined: 11/01/2018 - 16:14
Posts: 247
idiggplants wrote:
ive seen a lot of people say that this is a great light for its on sale price, but not its full price of ~$16. the problem is, i check pretty often, and havent seen it drop in price. where do you guys watch for sales/codes/etc?

During major AliExpress sale events, it does drop pretty low – the light alone will be about $9 around their annual November 11 sale event.

idiggplants
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 16 hours ago
Joined: 09/15/2016 - 10:37
Posts: 58
Location: PA
Serlite wrote:
idiggplants wrote:
ive seen a lot of people say that this is a great light for its on sale price, but not its full price of ~$16. the problem is, i check pretty often, and havent seen it drop in price. where do you guys watch for sales/codes/etc?

During major AliExpress sale events, it does drop pretty low – the light alone will be about $9 around their annual November 11 sale event.

awesome. that $10 price tag isnt too bad either. ill keep an eye out around the 11th!

NeutralFan
NeutralFan's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 days 3 hours ago
Joined: 03/20/2014 - 19:22
Posts: 1110
Location: Wisconsin, USA
gchart wrote:
Wildcat wrote:
Quote:
The output appears to be constant
No. This flashlight has a FET driver, so the brightness will change as the battery runs out.

Correct, the driver has two (parallel) FETs with current limiting resistors to control the output. Driver pic and runtime charts here

PS – I swapped the MCU on mine for an attiny412 running RampingIOS. It’s a direct swap in for many/most of the D10/D25 headlamps. If anyone is interested in doing that to theirs, feel free to PM me.

Sorry, bad choice using constant to describe the output. I meant to say that my cheapo Rayovac headlamp has very annoying steps when the output drops, but the D10 seems very linear and not noticeable.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

toddcshoe
toddcshoe's picture
Offline
Last seen: 54 min 30 sec ago
Joined: 01/24/2018 - 23:49
Posts: 2418
Location: Foley, MO

Does this light have the motion activated mode like the RJ02? After a emitter swap I really enjoy the RJ02. So did my one of my brother in-law’s. He’s a mechanic and not a flashlight guy. You would have thought he struck gold when he found out he could wave his hand in front of it to turn it on.

"Everywhere I go, there I am"

Lightbringer
Lightbringer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 26 min 53 sec ago
Joined: 08/30/2016 - 14:12
Posts: 12528
Location: nyc

I thought the RJ20 was the only one that had it, but I might be wrong.

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0

Serlite
Online
Last seen: 9 min 50 sec ago
Joined: 11/01/2018 - 16:14
Posts: 247
toddcshoe wrote:
Does this light have the motion activated mode like the RJ02? After a emitter swap I really enjoy the RJ02. So did my one of my brother in-law’s. He’s a mechanic and not a flashlight guy. You would have thought he struck gold when he found out he could wave his hand in front of it to turn it on.

The D10 doesn’t have an IR function, but another BLF user found what seems to be a combination of the D10 and RJ02: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/63956

JasonWW
JasonWW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 28 min ago
Joined: 10/22/2016 - 11:41
Posts: 12697
Location: Houston Texas
idiggplants wrote:
JasonWW wrote:
idiggplants wrote:
At $16, I’d rather spend a bit more and get the H03.
That’s like $30 when on sale. To me, that’s more than a “bit”. Plus it’s an L shape design with no built in charging. Then you have that single click On, press and hold for Off nonsense. No thanks. Lol

idk why you are arguing what my preferences and opinions are on a purchase im going to make. its not like you are going to change my mind. at $16 i dont find this to be a better deal than a h30 for my uses and preferences.

im also not in a hurry to buy it, so why not wait till it drops in price like it has many times in the past? im just looking for a spot to catch said deals.

“lol”
You misunderstood me. I was not arguing with you at all. I was just sharing my opinion on those 2 lights.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube and JoshK Sphere calibrated with Maukka lights

Click this to go to signature links. I'm still around, just not reading many new threads.

Quadrupel
Quadrupel's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 20 min ago
Joined: 12/03/2017 - 10:40
Posts: 345
Location: Lithuania

Good host deserves good driver Smile
3 channel , stabilized modes, 10 level ramping, hidden strobes, 1click on-off. If interested, PM me Wink
IMG-20191029-121709
IMG-20191029-154328

gchart
gchart's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 hours 2 min ago
Joined: 03/19/2016 - 11:57
Posts: 2514
Location: Central IL

Quadrupel wrote:
Good host deserves good driver Smile

That looks great, Quadrupel! Nice work.

Pages