Review: Digital Projector LED Spotlight Cree T6

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bibihang wrote:

Hi Richie!

Yeah actually I did see your mod already, but I don’t know how did you charge your cells without taking the cells out everytime when you want to recharge it? Do you fix a charging board inside?

Hi Bibihang, at this point I have the light dismantled in order to try upgrading it with a more powerful driver which will also require additional cooling. So I haven’t had a chance to figure out a better way to recharge the 18650 cells while still in the light. As soon as I make some headway, I’ll be sure to post about it. Wink

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Yes, using my LX1010B Luxmeter, at 10 meters or 32.8 feet, I get a rock solid 1,100 lux on High mode. Meter setting was on 2000 also.

I don’t think this is particularly great, but the beam is very tight and consentrated on this light. It should also be noted this measurement was from my gold version as the red one is disassembled for modding. But the internal lead acid battery on it was fully charged. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

110k cd is quite nice for 50 bucks! I believe the LX1010B reads a wee bit more optimistic, we can safely put it as 100k cd. Smile It could have been driven better as you can see from both the pure spill + ceiling bounce with the light meter, the difference is unmistakable (though you said you measured 3A + at the LED, not sure what happened there). If you do mod it, i think 150k cd is doable.

I think i’ll pull the trigger and get that 19.5cm diameter light, and see what happens. 71 bucks shipped to here in SG.

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I think, i will “open” the reflector and as heatsink i will use THIS

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Andi wrote:
I think, i will “open” the reflector and as heatsink i will use THIS J)

Andi, whatever you end up trying, please take a few interior shots so we can see the install. I’m really into giving my mtg2 LED a try in this reflector to see how the beam is. I’m still working on a few ideas to deal with the extra heat involved using a 3.5a driver and the mtg2. I’ll keep you all posted as I progress with it.

Richie

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WOW nice tight beam! Is this like a best budget thrower but a really huge one?

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radiancez567 wrote:
WOW nice tight beam! Is this like a best budget thrower but a really huge one?

Well, it’s a well made light and throws well, but moderately driven. So heat it’s a problem and the lead acid 4v battery is 7500mAh, so you get very long run times. One of mine I’m in the process of upgrading the XML to an MT-G2, and a more powerful driver. It’s going to take a while to get all the parts. But when complete, I’ll post about it.

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I noticed they’ve sold 9 of these lights since I’ve posted about it. Has anyone from this forum purchased one and received it?

Richie

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Mine don´t pass the customs. :_(


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Andi wrote:
Mine don´t pass the customs. :_(

Sorry to hear that. I’d like to know why they refused it. Maybe they thought it had Li-ion cells in it or that an X-ray showed it had the battery installed.

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Andi wrote:
Mine don´t pass the customs. :_(

Man, I hate hearing about stories like that! |( … and it isnt my package. I hope this works out for you Andi.

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Problem was the implemented battery…no Manual/Type of battery, Signs, and so on.

Thx for your condolence.


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I just noticed this light last night and instantly thought MG-T2. How is your MG-T2 mod going?

I ordered one from this vendor. $30 and maybe includes another flashlight with it. Don’t know the vendor, but decided to risk it.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wideshine-the-glare-searchlight-outdoor-f...

EDIT: Looking at the 8the picture in the bottom section, it appears that the pill/reflector design may have changed.

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Well, the vendor refused to ship me the light in the above link because the light is so heavy. So I ordered one for $44. Hopefully, this vendor will ship it. I really want to MG-T2 one of these.

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I’ve ordered one of these – to be delivered to UK. So far I’m still waiting.
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Hi pdh and welcome to the forum. 

The light has some potential, but I wouldn't have purchased mine if I could turn back the clock.  I started a thread here.  I still do intend to finish mine and am hoping for a surprise.

If the vendor has not shipped yet, you can probably still cancel the order.  I have before with Ali with good success.  I just select "accidentally purchased the wrong item" or something to that effect.  If you do purchase the light, I look forward to hearing how it goes for you.  I still have high hopes for mine.  I just wish it had a more sturdy and shinier reflector.

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pdh wrote:
I’ve ordered one of these – to be delivered to UK. So far I’m still waiting. P.

It’s a nice looking light, but it isn’t a mod friendly light. I think mine needs a battery replacement already too.

Richie

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Hi, I liked the original images of the spot beam you posted. I’m not that interested in modifying it at present, just having the tight beam will probably do what I need. However it may end up being powered from the 12v supply in my 4×4, with suitable voltage regulator.
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Thanks, I liked the design a lot. It looks special projector to me.

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