OSRAM CSLNM1.TG & CULNM1.TG 1mm², CSLPM1.TG & CULPM1.TG 2mm²

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Width, wideness is the biggest factor for good throw. The depth will keep the spill area narrower. I couldn't see any measurements on that light, but looks like about a C8 in width. I got a coupe lights with reflectors about the same dims, and no more, or much different than shallow reflectors. The old HD2010 was a good example of a wide reflector, shallow reflector but had good throw.

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This led in a looong reflector will not likely do anything different than other leds: producing more or less the same throw as a shorter reflector of the same front surface area.

I’m a fan of those deep reflector lights though Smile

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Took a nice bunch of lux measurements with my smartphone in front of the above white flats from Kaidomain (≈11 second averages with a luxmeter application, 0.1A current steps).

I finished quickly with the CSLNM1.TG (1mm²), I measured output at a few figures up to 5.1A (where I obtained its maximum) so I decided it was good to be driven at ≈4.7A with the Convoy ∅17mm SST-40 5A driver.

The 2mm² CSLPM1.TG was another story, noted down quite a bit of figures and while I could have gone a bit further (got a maximum at 7.4A, but given the previous and subsequent values I'd say that maximum was probably a tiny bit over the top already), I already had what I needed. No way 8 - 10 A, definitively. Between 6.0 and 6.7 A, I'd say. 

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Thanks TomE and djozz for the explanation about the reflector shape and its influence on the beam/throw! Thumbs Up

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Took a nice bunch of lux measurements with my smartphone in front of the above white flats from Kaidomain (≈11 second averages with a luxmeter application, 0.1A current steps).


I finished quickly with the CSLNM1.TG (1mm²), I measured output at a few figures up to 5.1A (where I obtained its maximum) so I decided it was good to be driven at ≈4.7A with the Convoy ∅17mm SST-40 5A driver.


The 2mm² CSLPM1.TG was another story, noted down quite a bit of figures and while I could have gone a bit further (got a maximum at 7.4A, but given the previous and subsequent values I’d say that maximum was probably a tiny bit over the top already), I already had what I needed. No way 8 – 10 A, definitively. Between 6.0 and 6.7 A, I’d say. 

Cheers for the info.

Did you notice any tint shift on the 2mm²?

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Did you notice any tint shift on the 2mm²?

Wellp, while I oriented the beam output in a direction more or less opposite to that of my eyes, I'd say there was no tint shift I could realize. 

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Uh! Oh! The back surface of the MCPCBs from Kaidomain was far from flat, being the 2mm² the worst offender:

 

 

Notorious ridges all around, and a tiny bulge you can see above which didn't go away with flux, solder braid and iron treatment.

I fixed the mess with 2000 grit sandpaper.

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Barkuti, nice work! I bookmarked the post. We get spoiled by Hank's QC/QA on his Noctigons. KD just isn't there (yet I hope), but actually Hank has always been keeping achieving quality/reliability as best he can. I find stuff like this though in stock flashlights as well, Lumintop recently, but other brands as well. I always try to post the details of the hidden defects to make everyone aware.

Hank used to contact me occasionally if I'd be interested in a batch of reduced price rejected MCPCB's. I'd bout always buy them - the defects were such minor things they made no difference, but sure enough, they'd be marked with an X as quality rejected.

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Barkuti. Thanks for the testing and info. Always appreciated!

Are planning on rerunning the 2mm test after fixing the MCPCB issues? Very curious how much peak current may have changed. It seems like the KD batch has a really low current Imax limit.

May you also remove the LED from the star and photograph the solder coverage as well? It seems there is something off.. 5.1A/mm on the NM and 3.7 on the PM seems like too big of a gap IMO

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Barkuti. Thanks for the testing and info. Always appreciated!

Are planning on rerunning the 2mm test after fixing the MCPCB issues? Very curious how much peak current may have changed. It seems like the KD batch has a really low current Imax limit.

May you also remove the LED from the star and photograph the solder coverage as well? It seems there is something off.. 5.1A/mm on the NM and 3.7 on the PM seems like too big of a gap IMO

It also doesn’t appear to have any clamping force which I think tests have shown is the most important factor to dissipate heat?

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It doesn’t appear to, and yes, that would be an obvious bottleneck combined with the poor flatness. I guess I assumed it was epoxy since there weren’t any mechanical fasteners.. 5.1A on the NM1 also suggested the setup was at least reasonable sufficient.

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Barkuti. Thanks for the testing and info. Always appreciated!

Are planning on rerunning the 2mm test after fixing the MCPCB issues? Very curious how much peak current may have changed. It seems like the KD batch has a really low current Imax limit.

May you also remove the LED from the star and photograph the solder coverage as well? It seems there is something off.. 5.1A/mm on the NM and 3.7 on the PM seems like too big of a gap IMO

Both MCPCBs were already fixed with 2000 grit sandpaper, no need to re-run.

Now, yesterday I had a @#$% day. Emitters were thermal glued to the heatsink (with Tian Mu grey). Got really mad at me trying to forcefully remove the MCPCBs from the heatsink (alcohol, turpentine, pliers, …) slightly damaging the CSLNM1 board, and literally ruining the CSLPM1 with a blow. Ended up carefully sliding a razor blade underside, this worked pretty well. Lesson learned. Crying

The performance of the CSLNM1 was definitively within margin (I didn't try anything higher than 5.1A). Concerning the CSLPM1, can't really say. djozz could only measure a maximum of 7.5A in his early test, beware so. Some more formal output tests are required, imho.

I'll order some CSLPM1 from led4power for my build. I will keep the driving current definitively under 7A anyway, there's really not much to gain near the limit. 

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Usually we screw down the MCPCB's for testing, but you might not have the tools or experience for that? I've done a bunch of tapping holes for screw mounts, both on a test alum block and in lights, but it's usually a pain, but this way you can use the better regular thermal greases.

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Although I don’t do some powerful throwers as you folks, I like to try some things.
Last weekend I picked my Convoy S2 w/ Osram KW CSLPM1.TG 2mm2 (w/ led4power driver set on 6A,SMO reflector), my EagleEye X3R w/ OSRAM KW CSLNM1.TG 1mm2 (w/ led4power driver set on 4.5A, SMO reflector) and my Convoy S2 + with XP-L HI U6-3A (w/ 8*7135 Biscotti driver, SMO reflector).

Went outside and compared some beams!
Convoy S2 vs Eagle Eye X3R vs Convoy S2+

Convoy S2 vs Convoy S2+

Convoy S2 vs Eagle Eye X3R

The beam of the KW CSLPM1.TG 2mm2 (W2) is definitely wider than the KW CSLNM1.TG 1mm2 (W1), so it doesn’t do the pencil beam. Still, it is very intense I am curious to see how it would act on a zoomable flashlight like the Odepro KL52.
Do you consider it would be a nice option?

The EagleEye with this led (W1) is still a nice pocket thrower, as I previously shown here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1632356#comment-1632356

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Very nice MascaratumB! Lot of effort here Thumbs Up

Yes it would be good in 50mm aspheric but only with precoolimator lenses. I think it is more suitable for smaller aspherics smaller than 40mm.

But for playing why not? It should throw around 400 kcd if you decide to mod it.

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Just tested the Osram KR CSLNM1.23 Red and it maxes out at 3.5A which is disappointing.

2.8A – 233 lumens
3.15A – 240
3.5A – 250
3.8A – 240

taken at 5 sec

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I will add that I’m not using a dtp board so maybe it could be pushed a little harder

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Funtastic wrote:
Just tested the Osram KR CSLNM1.23 Red and it maxes out at 3.5A which is disappointing.

2.8A – 233 lumens
3.15A – 240
3.5A – 250
3.8A – 240

taken at 5 sec

Thanks for posting the results. Any idea what Vf was at those levels? Thanks

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Funtastic wrote:
Just tested the Osram KR CSLNM1.23 Red and it maxes out at 3.5A which is disappointing.

2.8A – 233 lumens
3.15A – 240
3.5A – 250
3.8A – 240

taken at 5 sec

Thanks for posting the results. Any idea what Vf was at those levels? Thanks

I wouldn’t know. I just used my lumen tube each time I added an AMC7135 chip with a fully charged 30Q

I don’t know how to measure vf

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Funtastic wrote:
I will add that I’m not using a dtp board so maybe it could be pushed a little harder
Cool I think you disappointed Osram KR CSLNM1.23 Red with that.

You got to know that dtp board boost performance in some case for more than 100%

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I will add that I’m not using a dtp board so maybe it could be pushed a little harder
Cool I think you disappointed Osram KR CSLNM1.23 Red with that.

You got to know that dtp board boost performance in some case for more than 100%

Cheers Beer

I might have to get some of Convoy’s 3030 boards and give reflowing a go now that I have the correct solder paste.

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Ok. Put as thinner layer of solder paste as you can.

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Ok. Put the thinner layer of solder paste as you can.

Thanks for the tip

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While reflowing tap the emitter with a cotton bud Funtastic, this removes excess solder.

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Barkuti wrote:

While reflowing tap the emitter with a cotton bud Funtastic, this removes excess solder.

I been using that tip as long as I got it. Works like magic and then just toothpick to run that excess tin out of board. I still use regular household electric stove to do my reflows and works without any issues this far.

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Barkuti wrote:

While reflowing tap the emitter with a cotton bud Funtastic, this removes excess solder.

I’ve done it before, but this certainly sounds better than my finger.

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I’m guessing they’re not DTP, how do I tell between them?

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A DTP MCPCB, also or better known as thermoelectric separation bla bla bla at the other side, is expected to show electrical conductivity between the thermal pad and the back of the board.

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Barkuti wrote:

A DTP MCPCB, also or better known as thermoelectric separation bla bla bla at the other side, is expected to show electrical conductivity between the thermal pad and the back of the board.

Is there no way to tell by looking?

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Is there no way to tell by looking?

Yes there is if you know what to look for. I'll use a few examples:

 

The left board type I bought once, it is not DTP and can be seen in the substrate. The thermal pad seems like a track which is floating over a dielectric layer, pretty much like both anode and cathode tracks. The right board stinks too, imho.

 

The above are DTP or thermoelectric separated boards (bought and have both). Notice the outlines around the thermal pads, they're sort of window shaped, profiled strictly around the thermal pad and the contact points. Being DTP it does not need to be any bigger since it is not a track whose surface matters like in the previous examples, i.e. it is the whole board core.

Source: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32727123202.html

 

I bought fairly priced ∅20mm copper DTP boards once from here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32894842920.html

Taking a look,

 

the window around the thermal pad can be spotted.

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