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UNBELIEVABLE——- Maybe start a new thread—I’m Happy with My TA Lumen Tube—- Exclusive

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KG, I am sorry for what I will say!

I do like your videos and reviews, you seem a nice guy, but I guess this is enough!!

I don’t know and I don’t care about how much lumens my flashlights have, but I do understand that some members here really are interested in that measurements. Thanks for that and for the hard work all of you members do making good and accurate/approximate measurements, instead of just sticking to manufacturers’ lumens Thumbs Up

Texas_Ace did his tube and sold it to you and to dozens of other people here. This thread is about his tube, not your Lightbox!

Please, stop posting here all the things you are doing with your lighbox as it has nothing to do with the thread anymore!

Start a new thread and stop taking advantage of others’ works, that you even bashed and claimed to be inaccurate before! There you can present your work, describe how you’ve done it, what are your measurements, concerns and methods, and identify the things you do!

There’s nothing more to see here. This is Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube thread!

With all due respect, please move on, and on a new thread you’ll have your spot Arrow Right

That’s enough seeing derailed and blocked threads due to attitudes like this…

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Sorry. I took it seriously when TA said he wanted to work with me on it. I just wanted to find a way for it to work whilst retaining, the sensor, some tube and diffusion.

If he wants to expand on it commercially I have no reservations!

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emarkd wrote:
KG_Tuning wrote:
Thanks for the input guys. I do want to present perfect flashlight reviews and sometimes that means looking for flaws in everything.

Congratulations, you’ve built a device that tells you what you want to hear instead of what you need to hear. Flawless…

lol. That’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw all his posts.

Like Djozz said, he should read up on these integrating sphere threads and understand how they work before spending so much time and typing so many posts that doesn’t contribute anything useful. Previously if he had read this thread before making up his assumptions and started attacking the TA tube, we wouldn’t have had so much drama. He even gave TA a negative feedback on his Ebay account based on nothing but his assumptions and misunderstanding. He said TA tube favors throw over flood but I just proved it’s not the case. Not to be rude, but he really should read all the data/info/experience from others before wasting more effort flooding this thread, which is supposed to be for the TA tube.

What you are showing now is not the TA tube. You should post in another thread.

Also you should really buy the Maukka calibration light set with the money TA refunded you. People here, including Maukka, explained why you don’t need high power monsters to calibrate your sphere and these are adequate. You just need to read.

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Here’s some recent lights I measured with the Texas_Ace Lumen Tube after adjusting it to Maukka’s light.

Lumintop GT Mini CW:
1200@30s

Jaxmnve H6 Variable Angle Head
L 165 lm
M 275 lm
H 550 lm

Jaxmnve M1 Stainless
22 lm
Not 80 to 100 lumen as claimed. Still a nice light, though.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Modded S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices - Headlight List with prices, specs and features

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Newlumen wrote:
I tested my q8 xpl a while ago with the TA tube.. 4300 @ turn on… it dropped to 3330 lumen in 30 seconds..

How do you normally take a reading?

Exactly as instructed, with the smallest ring that fits the Q8 head. Maukka measured 4716 FL1 lumens with his stock Q8 using 30Qs, so 3330 for yours seems rather low. That’s also a huge drop for 30 seconds; do you have the thermal throttling set really conservatively?

Last night I took apart my Q8, made sure everything was spotless, and resoldered the MCPCB leads on both ends. After putting it back together I got exactly the same result in the TA tube.

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4300 lumens at turn on seems plausible. My measurements on the stock Q8 ranged from 4700 to 5200 depending on battery. At 30 seconds it depends on the thermal limit set in the config.

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maukka wrote:
4300 lumens at turn on seems plausible. My measurements on the stock Q8 ranged from 4700 to 5200 depending on battery. At 30 seconds it depends on the thermal limit set in the config.

Is 6000 lumens @turn on plausible for the Q8 with VTC5A?

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Sure, the Q8 vary a lot between batches and even samples.

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This guy’s a troll right? Clearly. Surely.

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KG_Tuning wrote:
maukka wrote:
4300 lumens at turn on seems plausible. My measurements on the stock Q8 ranged from 4700 to 5200 depending on battery. At 30 seconds it depends on the thermal limit set in the config.

Is 6000 lumens @turn on plausible for the Q8 with VTC5A?

Try Try again until you hit 8000 —why not

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When I shine mine right in my eyes from about 5 inches away…it seems like 8000 lumens…

When I'm spending mony foolishly, I like to do it wi$ely...

I have all the flashlights I need, but not as many as I want...

 

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Man Without Shadow wrote:
When I shine mine right in my eyes from about 5 inches away…it seems like 8000 lumens…

+1

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KG_Tuning wrote:
maukka wrote:
4300 lumens at turn on seems plausible. My measurements on the stock Q8 ranged from 4700 to 5200 depending on battery. At 30 seconds it depends on the thermal limit set in the config.

Is 6000 lumens @turn on plausible for the Q8 with VTC5A?


Bypass the springs, solder blob some Sony VTC5D’s charge them up to 4.25 and you’ll probably hit 10,000 lumen maybe more, or we’ll never hear from you again?

Just kidding! Big SmileThumbs Up

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You slackers….. With my ‘stock’ Q8 I got 16,132.516 Lumens using my ‘Bathroom Mirror & Fixture Bounce All Around Test’. Thumbs Up
That’s BMFBAAT for short….. Wink

It goes liks this.

  • 1. Place light sensor in a zip lock sandwich bag. This has 2 purposes…. to difuse light & hopefully waterproof the sensor in case it slips from it’s mounting position..
  • 2. Open toilet lid… both lid & seat. Mount baggie enclosed light sensor on back wall of toilet basin right above the waterline. ( IT IS BEST TO FLUSH FIRST)
  • 3. Turn on Q8. Shine into BR Mirror at pre-calculated precise proper angle.
  • 4. Light bounces into BR Sink on to Overhead light fixture.
  • 5. From Light fixture back to sink, then up to mirror & over to tub.
  • 6. Then back up to light fixture & into toilet basin
  • 7. The light sensor, covered by a baggie; is waiting to record the lumen number of this highly recommended method.

Any questions?? If not……..

…….That is all…….. Wink

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teacher wrote:
You slackers….. With my ‘stock’ Q8 I got 16,132.516 Lumens using my ‘Bathroom Mirror & Fixture Bounce All Around Test’. Thumbs Up
That’s BMFBAAT for short….. Wink

It goes liks this.

  • 1. Place light sensor in a zip lock sandwich bag. This has 2 purposes…. to difuse light & hopefully waterproof the sensor in case it slips from it’s mounting position..
  • 2. Open toilet lid… both lid & seat. Mount baggie enclosed light sensor on back wall of toilet basin right above the waterline. ( IT IS BEST TO FLUSH FIRST)
  • 3. Turn on Q8. Shine into BR Mirror at pre-calculated precise proper angle.
  • 4. Light bounces into BR Sink on to Overhead light fixture.
  • 5. From Light fixture back to sink, then up to mirror & over to tub.
  • 6. Then back up to light fixture & into toilet basin
  • 7. The light sensor, covered by a baggie; is waiting to record the lumen number of this highly recommended method.

Any questions?? If not……..

…….That is all…….. Wink

Can you please supply a video or at least some detailed pictures—you lost me at flushing first

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Sorry. I don’t know what I did last time.. I got 5000 lumen @ start on my q8 Samsung 30q.

I cleaned the contact point with alcohol pads..

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I just had an Epiphany—-I recently had a new Modad system installed at my camp—upon looking at this diagram I realize i can use the unused upper half for a perfectly calibrated HIGH LUMEN measuring system—I’ve attached a diagram—Teacher this method seems much easier than yours—i just have to go in the front yard and remove a couple clean out covers

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Wow, I stopped getting emails about replies to this thread for a few days and it blows up naturally. Facepalm

I skimmed the last few pages of posts but am not going to bother to respond to all the posts as most things have been answered by others already.

I will start watching this thread again now that I know there are new posts.

KG, while I am happy to help you work on my sphere, what you have now is clearly no longer my sphere. I think it would be best to move it to it’s own thread if you want help dialing it in. There are many people on here (including myself) that are willing to help educate you if you are willing to learn.

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Newlumen wrote:
Sorry. I don’t know what I did last time.. I got 5000 lumen @ start on my q8 Samsung 30q.

I cleaned the contact point with alcohol pads..

Wiping contact points with alcohol really works miracles. Today I received my Mini GT. At first I kept measuring about 500 lumens with every battery I thought I got a dud. Then I wiped down the springs with alcohol and got 1,140 turn on lumens! This worked several times on the TC20 when turbo stopped working correctly.

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chops728 wrote:

Can you please supply a video or at least some detailed pictures—you lost me at flushing first

Sorry my friend… pictures are a strict no – no. This method is such ‘secret & refined double naught spy type stuff’…. I dare not share pictures or video at this time. Wink

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SKV89 wrote:
Newlumen wrote:
Sorry. I don’t know what I did last time.. I got 5000 lumen @ start on my q8 Samsung 30q.

I cleaned the contact point with alcohol pads..

Wiping contact points with alcohol really works miracles. Today I received my Mini GT. At first I kept measuring about 500 lumens with every battery I thought I got a dud. Then I wiped down the springs with alcohol and got 1,140 turn on lumens! This worked several times on the TC20 when turbo stopped working correctly.


I’ve never heard of a spring that dirty before. Glad you got it sorted, though.

My Convoy L6 thread with XHP70.2, Texas Avenger FET driver, Narsil v1.2 ramping firmware (old), lighted side switch and cut down SMO reflector. Lots of amp draws on stock driver as well. 

My Supfire L5-S thread with XHP70.2, 26350 cells (4,100 lumen!), Texas Avenger FET driver, NarsilM v1.0 ramping firmware and lighted side switch. My mini L6! 

Modded S70S with MTN FET driver, RampingIOS (D4) and lighted side switch.

10 NarsilM user videos for BLF Q8, GT, GT Mini and ROT66

Texas_Ace BLF Calibrated Lumen tube

Maukka Calibration Lights for DIY Lumen Measuring Devices - Headlight List with prices, specs and features

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SKV89 wrote:
Newlumen wrote:
Sorry. I don’t know what I did last time.. I got 5000 lumen @ start on my q8 Samsung 30q.

I cleaned the contact point with alcohol pads..

Wiping contact points with alcohol really works miracles. Today I received my Mini GT. At first I kept measuring about 500 lumens with every battery I thought I got a dud. Then I wiped down the springs with alcohol and got 1,140 turn on lumens! This worked several times on the TC20 when turbo stopped working correctly.

Nice.. 1140 lumen sound legit.. jason got 1200 lumen..

Can i know which 18650 you using on the mini gt ?

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I got 1200 on my sample mini-GT as well.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
I got 1200 on my sample mini-GT as well.

Yes.. very nice. Unfortunately, i ordered my mini gt 2 days ago..

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chops728 wrote:
I just had an Epiphany—-I recently had a new Modad system installed at my camp—upon looking at this diagram I realize i can use the unused upper half for a perfectly calibrated HIGH LUMEN measuring system—I’ve attached a diagram—Teacher this method seems much easier than yours—i just have to go in the front yard and remove a couple clean out covers

I think you certaily do win brother. Your device is clearly better than mine… no doubt. Thumbs Up

Do keep in mind however, if there are ‘floaters’ present the intergration properties will change in proportion with the density of the ‘floaters’.

I think the formula to figure that is.

BS=T x ฯ x μ x ฯD ÷ F>§°

Good luck…. Wink

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Newlumen wrote:
SKV89 wrote:
Newlumen wrote:
Sorry. I don’t know what I did last time.. I got 5000 lumen @ start on my q8 Samsung 30q.

I cleaned the contact point with alcohol pads..

Wiping contact points with alcohol really works miracles. Today I received my Mini GT. At first I kept measuring about 500 lumens with every battery I thought I got a dud. Then I wiped down the springs with alcohol and got 1,140 turn on lumens! This worked several times on the TC20 when turbo stopped working correctly.

Nice.. 1140 lumen sound legit.. jason got 1200 lumen..

Can i know which 18650 you using on the mini gt ?

VTC5D

On the VTC6, I got 1,105 lumens.

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I got ~1150 lm @ 0s (TA lumen tube, NW GT mini, VTC6).

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What’s the best way to clean this thingy? Warm water ok?

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