cheap 18650 sst90 host

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Hi, I have a spare sst90, and I am planning on sticking it onto a 14 or 16mm star to put in a small 18650 light

 

So far I am looking at getting a UltraFire A10B from DX, switching the led over and making it direct drive  Smile

 

I realise it will get hot fast, but it is just something to have a play around with in short bursts.

 

Just wondering if anyone can recomend any other cheap small liights I could use?


or if anyone knows where I can get a 14 or 16mm star board?

 

Thanks

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I'd guess something with a bigger head will do better - it is fairly large as emitters go. Maybe a better bet would be an empty P60 pill and then use any P60 light?

 

And welcome to BLF! Good to have you here.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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flanders, welcome, i have had no luck in the same quest

your best bet is doing a C or D maglite conversion, if you have one sitting around.

either way its expensive.

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For the easy, but probably not cheap way, see here.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Flanders wrote:

Hi, I have a spare sst90, and I am planning on sticking it onto a 14 or 16mm star to put in a small 18650 light

 

So far I am looking at getting a UltraFire A10B from DX, switching the led over and making it direct drive  Smile

 

I realise it will get hot fast, but it is just something to have a play around with in short bursts.

 

Just wondering if anyone can recomend any other cheap small liights I could use?


or if anyone knows where I can get a 14 or 16mm star board?

 

Thanks

 

Proper mounting on a star for something that hot is non-trivial.

 

The biggest problem with a sst-90 is not even a host, but getting a driver that works. You can try to direct drive with an IMR, but who knows what kind of draw you end up with.

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