Emitter swapping Astrolux FT03

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Emitter swapping Astrolux FT03

I have the Astrolux FT03 XHP50.2. If I order this Emitter, do I just unsolder the original and solder this one on?

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Yea you can but you can also buy the FT03 with this LED already, It will fit on the SST40 board fine if you go that route.

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Ok sounds good. I actually ordered the 5700k one. Come to think of it since the other choice is the 6000k, it’s basically the same led. I don’t think I’ll swap it out. Tint probably the same. Cash

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You can try slicing the dome on the XHP50.2 that will make the tint more yellow.
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Where’d I put my Sushi knife again?? Cool lol but seriously after reading excellent article in BLF on doming, I think I better practice on a cheap Cree first. I’ll probably slice half the emitter off Innocent

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The XHP50.2 is fairly safe to slice the dome as its a flip chip LED, The bonding wires are hidden. I used a 1mm Thick washer on mine and it turned out okay. You can probably go 0.80mm you would be able to see if its to low from eyeing it. Just put the washer around the LED, So the LED sits in the middle hole of the washer.

I killed a SST-40 slicing it when i hit the bonding wires. These are defiantly easier to slice, Just make sure the dome is flat after slicing and has no odd bit sticking out. The washer helps make it flat.