Elektrolumens 2200 Lumens Big Bruiser SST90 LED Flashlight

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Elektrolumens 2200 Lumens Big Bruiser SST90 LED Flashlight

Well, I just won this on ebay, for sure it’s worth a lot more than I paid I’m guessing. Question is what am I gonna do with it lol! I notice they also came in triple……. lets see first when it arrives!
I think it’s a pretty damn rare light from around 2012. No switch (just momentary) or electronics apparently – the guy used to hand make them I believe.
http://elektrolumens.com/Big-Bruiser/BigBruiser.html
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/13595
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/8505
http://reviewthelight.blogspot.com/2012/06/elektrolumens-big-bruiser.html
Elektrolumens 2200 Lumens Big Bruiser SST90 LED Flashlight




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Cool Electrolumens is flashlight history, I’d love to own one. He was not much of an electronics guy, at least some of his lights simply had an inline resistor between battery and led.
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djozz wrote:
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Electrolumens is flashlight history, I’d love to own one. He was not much of an electronics guy, at least some of his lights simply had an inline resistor between battery and led.

Yeah, as soon as I saw it I knew it was something rare – that was before I even looked on here . To be honest I thought there would have been more interest but I suppose it was a while ago, a lot has happened in 8 + years…. also a lot of the old faces aren’t on here any more as I could see from the original threads from way back lol!
I eagerly await it’s delivery next week……. I’ll update this post with my photos
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Looks like you got a bargain, especially with the free 26650 cells.

I saw this on eBay and almost bid on it as it looks like it would make a great host with all the heatsinking.

Would be interesting to see what the beam is like.

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I have a couple of Elektrolumens (Wayne Johnson) lights. They are are simply well executed examples of a man’s desire to produce a useful tool. I would not get rid of them for anything. I have a Tri-Star Phaser and a Blaster, Jr. They are some of the most pleasing, whitest examples of leds from their time. Very useful even by today’s standards. Enjoy!

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I had one, an older single emitter XM-L I believe. It is quite a flashlight, I’m sure you will impressed. Be forewarned though, Big Bruiser is an apt name.

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Yeah it was a bargain, I basically paid for the batteries…………………. Facepalm
I suppose that’s the beauty of it being a lesser known name. There were a few bids, but I poached it at the last minute.
The more I look at it, the more excited I am about it arriving….but I don’t want to jinx it!

Oh, as it goes I got a reply from the man himself , I emailed about the triple. I did say to pop on and say hi, maybe he will.
He said he’s loads of boards and optics for sale if anyone is interested. $5 for the triple boards, $10 for the optics. He said he has hundreds – surely a project for someone on here?

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dave1010 wrote:
Looks like you got a bargain, especially with the free 26650 cells.

I saw this on eBay and almost bid on it as it looks like it would make a great host with all the heatsinking.

Would be interesting to see what the beam is like.


I’ll point it your way Wink
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Hundreds? Someone with time and skills could make a group buy…

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Nice pickup G0OSE. Like djozz said you have a part of flashlight history.
I modded an Electrolumens torch a while ago for a member here. I could not bring myself to modify the light so it could not be turned back into the original item.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
Nice pickup G0OSE. Like djozz said you have a part of flashlight history.
I modded an Electrolumens torch a while ago for a member here. I could not bring myself to modify the light so it could not be turned back into the original item.

You know I typed that earlier and deleted it – IF I do anything, it most certainly wouldn’t involve modding the host.
Wayne did get back to me – if wanting to turn it into a triple it requires 1 stainless steel wire from the contact to the triple board -

‘Well, it takes quite a bit to swap circuit boards out. I used stainless steel wire for the resistor. The SS wire goes between the bolt on the bottom end to the board, and the wire has shrink tube on it to isolate it from the sink. The inside of the sink is usually anodized so it does not conduct electricity. The wire adds .1 ohms resistance, just enough to reduce power to 10 amps, otherwise it will fry the LEDs. I believe the resistance is as low as possible. Just something I came up with to cut power. There just is no room inside for a 1/10 ohm 50 watt resistor.

The soldering of the SS wire to the board is a real trick, as solder usually does not adhere to stainless, but, I figured out how to do it.

I have never recommended to anyone to try and repair a Big Bruiser. If you are very skilled in soldering you may be able to do it, or, if you know someone who is.’

That all in mind – it’s way over my skills. I’ll take a look when it comes.

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djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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Wayne made some great lights over the years and has been a stand up guy to deal with.
Enjoy your new purchase!

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I have one of the EL Fireswords and two of the Big Bruisers. The Firesword being a quad MCE and the Big Bruisers being triple XML2s. These lights are insanely bright and entirely dependent upon the quality of the cells being used to power it. I had considered upgrading the Firesword to warm white and more modern LEDs. But I admittantly paid full price, it was $499 at the time. I think it’s still awesomely bright and a piece of flashlight history as it is and best to be left as it was. The Big Bruisers are very solid lights. Last time Wayne posted on here I think he was selling them discounted for $125, and that’s when I bought the second one because I was so impressed with the first one.

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Hopefully it will be here tomorrow. Big Smile

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I hope you are able to supply it with some quality 26650s. The Big Bruiser was my very first LED 26650 light. I did have a 7 cell 26650 mag mod before these. Even an adapter for something like a 30Q would be better. I havent tried 21700s in this light be they may fit. But, sst90s are very power hungry and are going to sag even the best modern and newly made 26650s. I noticed a significant difference in my triple bruiser with an old MKNE cell vs a new at the time King Kong. With the King Kong being much brighter. Newer stuff with higher current ratings could be even better.

Looking at CPF user 380Long had said, “Well my Keygos arrived from Hong Kong (surprised me on how quick they arrived!) and I am sad to say that these will not power the Big Bruiser! They must have lied about the specs (discharge rate) on the batteries…my light will come on for about 2 seconds and then it goes off. So now I have this awsome “LOOKING” flashlight and cannot buy a battery to power it! Any suggestions?” and “I had purchased 2 Keygos 26650 batteries and after the first one did not power the Big Bruiser properly I never tried the second one. Well tonight I tried the second one and much to my surprise the Big Bruiser now not only looks good but throws one heck of a lot of light! Don’t know why one works and the other one does not, they both show the same 4.19v after being charged???”

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lawallac wrote:
I hope you are able to supply it with some quality 26650s. The Big Bruiser was my very first LED 26650 light. I did have a 7 cell 26650 mag mod before these. Even an adapter for something like a 30Q would be better. I havent tried 21700s in this light be they may fit. But, sst90s are very power hungry and are going to sag even the best modern and newly made 26650s. I noticed a significant difference in my triple bruiser with an old MKNE cell vs a new at the time King Kong. With the King Kong being much brighter. Newer stuff with higher current ratings could be even better.

Looking at CPF user 380Long had said, “Well my Keygos arrived from Hong Kong (surprised me on how quick they arrived!) and I am sad to say that these will not power the Big Bruiser! They must have lied about the specs (discharge rate) on the batteries…my light will come on for about 2 seconds and then it goes off. So now I have this awsome “LOOKING” flashlight and cannot buy a battery to power it! Any suggestions?” and “I had purchased 2 Keygos 26650 batteries and after the first one did not power the Big Bruiser properly I never tried the second one. Well tonight I tried the second one and much to my surprise the Big Bruiser now not only looks good but throws one heck of a lot of light! Don’t know why one works and the other one does not, they both show the same 4.19v after being charged???”


Well I have the original ones (2 of) coming with it – how good they are remains to be seen.
I don’t mind buying new cell should it be needed, though I have a few I can try in it, as it goes I got a 21700 this morning in a Boruit light i got, I doubt it’s much good though.
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