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KB - I hope the 21700 is on the left and the Q8 on the right in the beam shot pic, while you show the lights oppositely in front of the keyboard?

 

It's a spectrum of color....

Well, I guess that's not a good thing

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Tom E wrote:

KB – I hope the 21700 is on the left and the Q8 on the right in the beam shot pic, while you show the lights oppositely in front of the keyboard?


 


It’s a spectrum of color….


Well, I guess that’s not a good thing


Correct… It’s not that bad outside… but still I mostly BLAST Turbo… it’s just a TOY.. Big Smile

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Yep agree, it is what it is. The whole great tint, great beam thing doesn't apply too well to these XHP50.2 3V's, but they do put out a ton of light. XPL-HI's are still my favorite for good look'n beams, while for tint, there's a bunch of choices for low output great tints with various pros/cons.

 

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Yep agree, it is what it is. The whole great tint, great beam thing doesn’t apply too well to these XHP50.2 3V’s, but they do put out a ton of light. XPL-HI’s are still my favorite for good look’n beams, while for tint, there’s a bunch of choices for low output great tints with various pros/cons.


 


Yep I agree with that. My modded XP-L HI and XHP35 HI are my favorite Go-To lights… (sure I have a few CRI orange and pink pocket fondlers (EDC) lights) Meh there ok for close work.

I did a Q8 and SP36 with Hanks XP-L HI V4 3C’s I like the tint and the throw…

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:

Maybe it’s just me, but that’s precisely the kind of beam, at whatever level, which would probably make me not buy one (or more).

Makes no sense to get a killer light, only to have to slap in diffusion film to make all that go away, and turn it into a überflooder anyway.

 

That reminds me, I need eggs.

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I'm ok with the ~NW on the right. The blue spot on the left one looks bad, but again, that's white wall stuff. It's pretty much expected. Those Cutter LED's actually look very good - wish they were easier to come by.

Ahh, here: https://www.cutter.com.au/product/xhp50b-00-0000-0a00j4051/

--> 5400K, 3B0 tint, J4 bin. Not bad. Qty 10 has no volume discount, so total would be $70 US shipped (DHL @$16). Not great but not terrible either.

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sunsethiker wrote:
Q8 Pro version is coming with charging and colors.

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Q8 Pro will adpots 4*XHP50.2(3V),giving out 10000 lumens

wow thats insane.

...where Frugal meets with Flashlight!

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Barry0892 wrote:
4* XHP50.2(3V) vs 9* LH351D (another version can be 9*SST20)

Which do you guys prefer?


4* XHP50.2(3V)
I would like an emitter 4*XHP50.2(3V) 5000K and Anduril firmware.

Sorry for my poor english.

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I have talked to Barry about the idea to testing Q8, SP36 or C8F with Osram White Flat 2mm², i.e. CSLPM1.TG. This would of course require changes of the MCPCB‘s footprint, gaskets and possibly on the driver using FET, too. But maybe it’s worth the effort, having approx. 4x 1.200lm with a big boost in candelas/lux compared to XP-L HI.

What do you think?

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For the driver, there's problems. High amps but amps must be restricted - not an easy or cheap combo to do. Figure for a Q8 or SP36, 5A per LED, 20 amps, but no more than 20 amps. Hhhmmmm.

14 7135's per LED, 56 7135's, or better to avoid 7135's and go with a driver like Hank uses with the K1, only circuitry x 4, tricky, expensive, space problems.

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If I recall correctly Lexel once had a Q8 driver with only 7135 AMCs but without the MOSFET. Maybe I‘m just mixing it up, not 100% sure. How about using 3.2V LiFePO₄ batteries only? Certainly, this would leave a high risk that the customer inserts 3.6V standard lithium ion batteries by mistake.

Can White Flat 2 be driven to more than 5A, like 8A? I thought this 5A restriction would apply to White Flat 1, only?

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If it’s a pain in the ass trying to center 1 WF, what about trying to center 4 of them?

Nice idea for a one-fer, but in a production light?

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The PITA to center the WF1's and WF2's is lack of a proper centering ring. In a production light, should be easy to have the proper centering ring made, then problem solved.

For amps, yes - the WF2's can take more amps but still have the same problem - to restrict the amps. Could of course use unregulated FET with proper resistance to restrict it, maybe use 35E's or GA's to help out, thinner LED wires, etc., for example. There's options there with a FET I suppose. I do it with my own WF1 mods, but it's a pain to keep in mind the battery you use though.

 

I guess someone should test out quad or triple WF2's in a host and see what amps you get. SP36 could be better because of 3 cells per 4 LED's, C8F better still - 1 cell per 3 LED's.

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The PITA to center the WF1’s and WF2’s is lack of a proper centering ring. In a production light, should be easy to have the proper centering ring made, then problem solved.

Single emitter in a one-hole reflector, sure. But when reflowing 4 WFs onto a single huge pcb, each one will wiggle and pull to what feels comfortable, then set in place when the molten solder freezes.

Now you gotta drop the big honkin’ reflector over all 4. Centering rings or not, it’s lucky if they fit in the holes without constant stress pushing one/more LEDs laterally.

Now, if there were a way to precisely place the LEDs on the pcb and hold them “centered” throughout the entire reflow process, that’d work. Otherwise, they’ll still wiggle and self-center on the pads as they see fit.

 

Exaggerate the error. Make the “bolt circle” of the LEDs even 1mm bigger. Now none of the LEDs would fit in the reflector’s holes, not without cracking one/more LEDs as they’re shoved sideways off the pads, or just corner-crushed by the reflector as it’s shoved down onto them.

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Tom E wrote:
The PITA to center the WF1’s and WF2’s is lack of a proper centering ring. In a production light, should be easy to have the proper centering ring made, then problem solved.

Single emitter in a one-hole reflector, sure. But when reflowing 4 WFs onto a single huge pcb, each one will wiggle and pull to what feels comfortable, then set in place when the molten solder freezes.

Now you gotta drop the big honkin’ reflector over all 4. Centering rings or not, it’s lucky if they fit in the holes without constant stress pushing one/more LEDs laterally.

Now, if there were a way to precisely place the LEDs on the pcb and hold them “centered” throughout the entire reflow process, that’d work. Otherwise, they’ll still wiggle and self-center on the pads as they see fit.

 

Exaggerate the error. Make the “bolt circle” of the LEDs even 1mm bigger. Now none of the LEDs would fit in the reflector’s holes, not without cracking one/more LEDs as they’re shoved sideways off the pads, or just corner-crushed by the reflector as it’s shoved down onto them.


Yeah man they are a PITA to flow….a bitch even on the 20mm triple/quad boards..they look good when in the flow, then F’N move when in the chill….because the boards aren’t designed for these WF1’s ..wtf!

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What’s the news about Q8 4*XHP50.2(3V)?

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we are on sale original BLF Q8,you can click this  original BLF Q8

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Unfortunately your link is not working for me.

Got it working now Smile

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