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d_t_a wrote:

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Has anyone tested the D18 with Sanyo NCR18650GA? I know it will have less initial output, but it shouldn't heat up as fast and thereby hold it's output longer.

When I first got the Emisar D18, I didn't have enough high-drain button-top 18650s to test the D18 with, so I used Sanyo NCR18650GA, which fortunately worked on the D18.

I have since then been able to get a few button-top VTC6, and re-tested the D18.

On an uncalibrated lux meter and doing a simple ceiling bounce test (with fully-charged 3x GA and fully-charged 3x button-top VTC6), the button-top VTC6 has higher lux reading.

 

Yep - Captain Obvious. GA, and even better: Samsung 35E's are a great cell to up the runtime, lower the amps, though the 35E's in my experience do higher amps than the GA's. You could be pushing the GA and 35E cells rather high on the amp draw though which lowers the runtime -- funny how these tradeoff's work.

Check the batt comparator: https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common18650comparator.php

You'll see the GA cell doesn't lose much capacity when drawing 3 amps vs. 10 amps - yes capacity lowers but not a lot.

On 3 cells like the GA on the D18, speculating amps is 15-20 amp total (???), so only 5-7 amps per cell, which should be fine, and of course, only that much on max output.

Even if the draw is closer to 30 amps, still 10 amps per cell is good on short max runs.

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hopefully hank will do limited edition of d18.Maybe different material for the host or something.

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jojosupir wrote:
hopefully hank will do limited edition of d18.Maybe different material for the host or something.

The light is already really dense feeling and certainly not light weight. I can’t imagine who would want any other material.

In fact, I think the 18350 tube should be seriously considered for the weight savings and for the cool “puck” look.

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contactcr wrote:
jojosupir wrote:
hopefully hank will do limited edition of d18.Maybe different material for the host or something.

The light is already really dense feeling and certainly not light weight. I can’t imagine who would want any other material.

In fact, I think the 18350 tube should be seriously considered for the weight savings and for the cool “puck” look.

I would want that. A cu+ti setup like the D4ti run would be awesome and I’d buy it immediately. You’re right though – it would certainly not be lightweight and other folks may not like that, so I may be in the minority here.

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emarkd wrote:
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jojosupir wrote:
hopefully hank will do limited edition of d18.Maybe different material for the host or something.

The light is already really dense feeling and certainly not light weight. I can’t imagine who would want any other material.

In fact, I think the 18350 tube should be seriously considered for the weight savings and for the cool “puck” look.

I would want that. A cu+ti setup like the D4ti run would be awesome and I’d buy it immediately. You’re right though – it would certainly not be lightweight and other folks may not like that, so I may be in the minority here.

Avg BLF user >>>>>>>>>> minority >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> o->-< emarkd
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maybe i should wait for a while for ‘special edition or something’ before i get the normal d18 version.

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contactcr wrote:
emarkd wrote:
contactcr wrote:
jojosupir wrote:
hopefully hank will do limited edition of d18.Maybe different material for the host or something.

The light is already really dense feeling and certainly not light weight. I can’t imagine who would want any other material.

In fact, I think the 18350 tube should be seriously considered for the weight savings and for the cool “puck” look.

I would want that. A cu+ti setup like the D4ti run would be awesome and I’d buy it immediately. You’re right though – it would certainly not be lightweight and other folks may not like that, so I may be in the minority here.

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LOL LOL Sounds about right. Its fine though, I like it here Big Smile
jojosupir wrote:
maybe i should wait for a while for ‘special edition or something’ before i get the normal d18 version.

Well I’m probably the wrong person to comment since apparently I’m all alone waaayyy over here, but this is what I’m doing. I don’t need a D18 so I haven’t bought a D18, because I know that if a special run came out I’d want it and then my “standard” one, which I didn’t need anyway, would just be an unwanted extra. But that isn’t a great solution because I do want a D18 and if that special run never happens, I’ve held out for…nothing?

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Hank will ship out an empty d18 host, make your own special run Smile

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Why?!

30W+ would be charging the cells at around 1C.

That would be very high, cost quite a bit, and have the risk of ultra fast charging 1x or 2x cells.

1x or 2× 30Qs might be fine, but NCR18650GAs will get absolutely demolished.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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Hank will ship out an empty d18 host, make your own special run Smile

Its the host that I want to be “special”, not the guts. Something besides aluminum, preferably. I mean I guess I could order up a standard host, strip the ano and re-anodize it in some funky color, that might be fun. Eh, we’ll see…

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Why not just clear anodize it then?

If you have a power supply and some dilute sulfuric acid, that is easy as pie.

Or you could go for a zinc look with a dilute solution of sodium hydroxide and zinc oxide.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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emarkd wrote:
trailhunter wrote:
Hank will ship out an empty d18 host, make your own special run Smile

Its the host that I want to be “special”, not the guts. Something besides aluminum, preferably. I mean I guess I could order up a standard host, strip the ano and re-anodize it in some funky color, that might be fun. Eh, we’ll see…


Copper head,clear alu coating body and ti bezel.My shelf queen.
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Odd, I find the D18 to be pretty special as is. The craftsmanship alone sets it apart from most manufacturers. I don’t mind alternative materials but the fact you can tint mix makes it pretty custom already.

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I line up behind emarkd for the Ti/Cu D18… Big Smile

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Relampago wrote:
Odd, I find the D18 to be pretty special as is. The craftsmanship alone sets it apart from most manufacturers. I don’t mind alternative materials but the fact you can tint mix makes it pretty custom already.

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hey I bet all of you know skylumen so he sells this light with osram white with 6x white 1 and 12 white2 on the outer.. SO here is my question.. could it be possible to program the light to turn off the 12 leds on the outer ring to not flood out too much.. then turn off the center for less throw.. and third mode all the lights for max performance?

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No, besides white2 is not floody.

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contactcr wrote:
No, besides white2 is not floody.

what could be one of the best led options for the d18 for floody or just remove the 12 outer clear lenses and replace with frosted instead

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Yea if you want some combo beam it’s better to have wider/frosted TIR on some of them. Maybe even just every other outer lens. Up to you

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