CUSTOM Emisar D18 builds are AVAILABLE!

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CUSTOM Emisar D18 builds are AVAILABLE!

There’s been a lot of buzz around the custom 4 different tint SST-20 D18 that Hank built for TK. I’ve also seen a number of users request information on whether they could buy one like that.

I decided to PM Hank to ask and he confirmed YES he is willing to do custom builds for the D18 for an upcharge! LOL

Custom multi-tint (tint-mixing) SST-20 D18: PM Hank advising what you want and send him your order # – custom build charge is an additional $15.00 ($114.00 total price)

Custom XPL-HI option: PM Hank advising what emitters you want and send him your order # – custom XPL-HI charge is an additional $50.00 ($149.00 total price)

Here are pictures and details about TK’s amazing 4 tint D18:


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It could be arranged like this, for example: 9×4000K, 9×5000K

Or to make things look even nicer, it could use all four emitter tints: 3×3000K, 6×4000K, 6×5000K, 3×6500K

This would probably make a very nice-looking ~4700K beam with vivid color rendering, as long as the emitters have the same Vf.

Link to the D18 introduction thread:
Emisar D18 Introduction
Link to TKs custom built Emisar D18:
TK’s Emisar D18 review
Link to Hanks user page to send him PM:
Hank Wang

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From intl-outdoor?

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Thank you for clarifying this, mattadores! I wonder if it would be possible to get the D18 without any leds? I have got lots of 4000K Luxeon V2s and would love to swap them in a D18.

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Skylight wrote:
Thank you for clarifying this, mattadores! I wonder if it would be possible to get the D18 without any leds? I have got lots of 4000K Luxeon V2s and would love to swap them in a D18.

I’m curious about this too. I dont want 18 SST-20’s i’ll never use.

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From intl-outdoor?

correct!

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Thank you for clarifying this, mattadores! I wonder if it would be possible to get the D18 without any leds? I have got lots of 4000K Luxeon V2s and would love to swap them in a D18.

I would highly recommend that you send Hank a PM. He seems very willing to provide modified orders

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The day he can put some osram emitters in it is the day I would buy one.

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I really want to jump on this…
But it looks like I’ll have to wait several weeks until my cash reserves recover

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Anyone know the throw and overall lumens if you go with XPL-HI?

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Aux possible?

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ledalex wrote:
Anyone know the throw and overall lumens if you go with XPL-HI?

Horrible throw and oodles of overly floody lumens. (Based on my experience with a D4s with XPL, and another with SST20 LEDs. The int-outdoor website D4s page gives a good comparison between emitters to give you an idea).

Fireflies E07 gets a lot more lumens from their XP-L LEDs vs their SST emitters. Emisars lumen values on the D4s are very close between the two. SST has far more throw, almost the same lumens and $50 cheaper (in the D18). If the D18 is the same as the D4s I’ll probably go SST for the win.

I kind of like how my SST lights have a warmer tint on low settings, then go bright white at higher settings when I really want to light something up. The added throw and cheaper price are just a bonus.

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Good news from Hank! Cool It is possible to get the Emisar D18 without leds for 10$ less. Cash Big Smile

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mattadores wrote:
niktak11 wrote:
From intl-outdoor?

correct!

Skylight wrote:
Thank you for clarifying this, mattadores! I wonder if it would be possible to get the D18 without any leds? I have got lots of 4000K Luxeon V2s and would love to swap them in a D18.

I would highly recommend that you send Hank a PM. He seems very willing to provide modified orders


Nice. I now have a TK D18 on the way.
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Skylight wrote:
Good news from Hank! Cool It is possible to get the Emisar D18 without leds for 10$ less. Cash :D

That's a joke right? 

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Skylight wrote:
Good news from Hank! Cool It is possible to get the Emisar D18 without leds for 10$ less. Cash Big Smile

That’s a joke right? 

Are you wanting to buy 18 SST-20’s? I’ll buy a D18 and sell them to you for $25

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I would rather pay 10$ for an empty mcpcb.

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What would be the best combo for throw with a neutral tint ? I’m not opposed to mixing them up

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aginthelaw wrote:
What would be the best combo for throw with a neutral tint ?

The regular SST-20 5000K flavor is probably the best option for that.

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ToyKeeper wrote:
aginthelaw wrote:
What would be the best combo for throw with a neutral tint ?

The regular SST-20 5000K flavor is probably the best option for that.

That would be too easy…no mixing tints, no challenging Vf problem?

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Any chance it’ll come with standby LEDs similar to the D4S?

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I ordered a D18 with SST20 3000k and 4000k. I like both Colortemperatures, so i thought this might be really good.
the 4000k has a bit green on low levels? do you think mixing in 3000k will hide that greenish look?
I dont use my lights on very low levels though so i will not suffer to much, but still. Big Smile

Im not sure which layout Hank chose when installing the emitters, but i would guess its like TK’s layout, for maximum blending.

Thanks !

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FindThisHumerus wrote:
Any chance it’ll come with standby LEDs similar to the D4S?

No, probably not.

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Order another one with 3000K, 4000K, and 6500K. Now I have the perfect 4500K mixed!

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contactcr wrote:
ChibiM wrote:

Skylight wrote:
Good news from Hank! Cool It is possible to get the Emisar D18 without leds for 10$ less. Cash Big Smile

That’s a joke right? 

Are you wanting to buy 18 SST-20’s? I’ll buy a D18 and sell them to you for $25

No joke, you can PM Hank to ask. I also thought it would be more like 15-20$ less for a D18 without leds. But maybe it disturbs the manufacturing process somehow, who knows. Facepalm It would just be easier and faster to solder leds to an empty MCPCB instead of having to remove the previous ones.

Thank you for the offer, contactcr, but I would just buy the normal D18 then. Wink If you get 18 SST20 leds for 10$ it could even be worth the effort to remove the leds from the MCPCB and replace them with Luxeon V2’s.

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D10ten wrote:
Order another one with 3000K, 4000K, and 6500K. Now I have the perfect 4500K mixed!

Can you post some pictures of beamshots and close-ups when you receive it? What did you end up choosing for the layout of the 3 tint mix?

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Oof.

That isn’t going to look all that good.

If only there was an SST-20 5000k 95CRI.

Would make things easier.

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there is simply almost none room to make an Aux board, the conventional way placing on the MCPCB

the only option I would see would be a hack replacing the front panel PCB
simply have it with holes and let the LEDs shine through them, basically all parts are on te back, but diodes flipped so the emitters shine through the holes

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The inner ring of emitters appear to be the 6500K & 3000K, arranged alternately.
The outer ring of emitters appear to be the 5000K & 4000K, arranged in pairs alternately.

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The sample here appears to be arranged slightly differently:

inner ring is similar: 6500K & 3000K alternate
outer ring is now alternate 5000K & 4000K (not in pairs)

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I will also try to make a front cover PCB with aux LEDs integrated shining through the board