Taking the custom mod plunge.

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Taking the custom mod plunge.

I am taking the plunge and will be building my first custom light. Mostly to play with TK’s Crescendo FW.
So here’s my parts list:

  • Convoy S2+ (18350 tube)
  • FET +7135 Driver, MTN-17DDm (This seems to be the only one that has Crescendo)
  • Nichia 319AT D400 5000K (just to be different)
  • XP-L HI V3 (just in case)

This is where I’m not sure what I want to do and will probably experiment.

  • smooth reflector
  • 60° TIR
  • 45° TIR

Has anyone done a 319AT with a TIR? Any thoughts/advice? How hard is it to flash different FW’s?
Thank you!

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I have one triple 319A (Carclo 10570 optic) a d they do not behave well, the hotspot shows a big yellow center. I do not know if this is general behaviour with 319’s in TIR optics

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Interesting.

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djozz wrote:
I have one triple 319A (Carclo 10570 optic) a d they do not behave well, the hotspot shows a big yellow center. I do not know if this is general behaviour with 319’s in TIR optics

The 319As with spiegelei came from my first batch. Later some more 319A I sent you were all spiegelei free, confirmed by Maukka somewhere in our group BLF chat. That was a group chat between you, me, Texas_Ace, Chouster, and Maukka. The 3500K is very nice with no spiegelei at all. But I could be wrong, I only use those 3000K and 3500K on my bike and my garden lights, never with triple optics.

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If anything, I’d think TIRs would smooth out tint-shift way better than reflectors.

Did wonders for my stock 4C…

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Lightbringer wrote:
If anything, I’d think TIRs would smooth out tint-shift way better than reflectors.

Did wonders for my stock 4C…

So far this is the best combination for throw and color mixing. It will cure severe tint shift LED like 144A and XPL2 easily without having to make the beam too wide:

My 45mm and 67mm samples are already on their way to Bali.

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Do they also come in smaller sizes? Something like 35mm for a Eagle Eye X6?

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TheOnlyDocc wrote:
Do they also come in smaller sizes? Something like 35mm for a Eagle Eye X6?

16mm, 32mm, 35mm, 45mm, and 67mm

- Clemence

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All of the parts are here!

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djozz wrote:
I have one triple 319A (Carclo 10570 optic) a d they do not behave well, the hotspot shows a big yellow center. I do not know if this is general behaviour with 319’s in TIR optics

I just built Convoy S6 with triple 319a 5000k from clemence store and with carclo 10507. The beam is smooth and pure white. Without any yellow points. And I think that the beam from triple 319a looks much better than from other LEDs with square emitters.

nvanlaar wrote:
How hard is it to flash different FW’s?

At first it may seem complicated, but contrary to appearances, it is very simple.

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The Nichia 319 beam seems to be a nice smooth white with barely any yellow spot (if at all). I did notice if I use a high draw 18650 it over amps the led and I got some angry blue/purple color on high. Shocked I quickly stopped that before I burned the led out…

Now on to the optics:
Carclo 10193

Carclo 10199:

Carclo 10208 (concentric ribs):

Phone camera was set to manual WB (5500k).

60° honeycomb TIR from Mtn. Electronics:

Smooth Reflector:

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