What it is the best (brightest) P60 drop-in

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What it is the best (brightest) P60 drop-in

I am looking for the brightest / Best all around p60 drop-in for my L2T..... I know new lights come out all the time that's why I am posting this, and also under $30

Thanks for all the help.... 

 

 

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Where have you been?

The Manafont Ultrafire 3-mode drop-in for $16.21 is highly rated.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-cree-t6-3mode-memory-led-dropin-module-42v-max-p-5178

Very bright, 3 modes with no strobe/SOS modes. Good for single-cell-only use. Biggest let-down is PWM on Medium and Low modes. I am VERY happy with mine.


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What keltex78 said .

But for the discriminating dropin buyer , a custom dropin from E1320 is better .

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I Would recommend the XM-L U2 P60 Drop-in from Intl O. I Just received mine today and Im happy with the purchase, will be getting another one once I have funds for it. I would only warn you to pay additional for the registered mail as it seems that shipping is faster that way

http://www.intl-outdoor.com/xml-u2-p60-dropin-module-p-336:3484c7f43c406...

Features:

*Latest CREE XM-L U2 LED

*Copper LED base

*Brass pill

*Brass plate over the LED base to better conduct heat into the reflector and body

*Thermal compound on the reflector to make a better contact with the flashlight head for transferring heat and eliminating the pocket of air

*Constant current, constant brightness

*Thermal management, overheating protection 55-60C

*Low voltage protection 2.7V

*Modes:

100% - 35% - 5% (1.5A & 2.5A)

100% - 35% - 3% (3A)

*Working voltage: 2.7-4.5V

* Dimensions (mm): 31.5 total length, 22mm reflector height, 26.5 reflector diameter

 You also have choice of Max current and led tint

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keltex78 wrote:

Where have you been?

The Manafont Ultrafire 3-mode drop-in for $16.21 is highly rated.

http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/ultrafire-cree-t6-3mode-memory-led-dropin-module-42v-max-p-5178

Very bright, 3 modes with no strobe/SOS modes. Good for single-cell-only use. Biggest let-down is PWM on Medium and Low modes. I am VERY happy with mine.

That's what I always heard was this one one but you never know how new things come out everyday... Thanks guys.

 

 

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My question is : Why buy the 3A for sustained use if the lumens are going to drop down to the same level as the 2.5A ones fairly quickly but still use more power ?

For all the research I've read it seems like heat really does make a huge difference in output . My Manafont T6 dropin probably loses a lot of light fast , it's just that I can't tell with my eyes .

Is there a real advantage driving these emitters that hard ?

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You won't do any better than one from E1320. Better than one from Nailbender and custom programmed, too!

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/3016

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I only use high for quick look-around blasts of light. For typical use, low or medium is used. It's nice having that momentary bright wall of light when needed.

I have found that I really like this driver from DX...

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/5-mode-led-driver-circuit-board-for-flashlight-dc-2-8-4-2v-106796

...because it always comes on in Medium (no mode memory) while the second click gives you Low, but the third goes to the Direct-Drive Ultra-Blast (tm).

...Still, I think I want to put my Nanjg 105C in my Ultrafire Drop-In to give me a bit of additional runtime instead of a 4+A Direct Drive High in my P60...


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jacktheclipper wrote:

What keltex78 said .

But for the discriminating dropin buyer , a custom dropin from E1320 is better .

I think he goes by "King" now.  Glasses  Although some, not me, have suggested this acronym D.I.C.K.  I believe the "K" still stands for "king", however.

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Word on the street is I can make some good ones.

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If you don't like blinky modes then the Manafont one is the best imo.  I have 3 or 4 of them. 

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