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IS: Info/Announcements: Quad and Triple XP Series 20mm Copper Direct Thermal Boards (7/3)

Hey guys, I don't think we've ever opened up the possibility of product requests before, so here goes nothing. I'm interested in hearing about products you may want us to carry, or any general questions you may have. Generally speaking we've been sourcing products and components ourselves but it shouldn't hurt to hear some outside opinions. Smile

Recent updates:

Made by Alexey ‘Dsche’ from the Russian ‘Fonarevka’ forum, these Quad and Triple 20mm Copper Direct Thermal boards are now available here.

20mm Copper Direct Thermal Triple XP Series MCPCB
20mm Copper Direct Thermal Quad XP Series MCPCB

Armytek Tiara Series Available

CREE XP-L Bare LEDs Available

Driver restock with better pricing:

8xAMC7135 (3.04A) (Selectable) Mode Driver (Nanjg 105c) $2.75
AX2002 1.5A Single Mode Buck Driver (Nanjg 106A) $2.00
4xAMC7135 (1.52A) 3/5 Mode Driver (Nanjg 101-AK-A1) $2.50 

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Hi,

Any possibility of sourcing MT-G2 emitters on PCBs?

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The H502w would be a good addition once available.

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  • Those copper sinkpads I hear rumors you have.

  • NW xm-l2 & xp-g2 emitters

  • Qlite drivers

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ohaya wrote:
Hi, Any possibility of sourcing MT-G2 emitters on PCBs?

Retail bare MT-G2s look like they would run around $15 each. Cutter themselves are selling at $18. In order to compete we would have to buy at least 500 in a reel, and that's looking at a lot of money. If there's a market for it feel free to chime in and +1 to this suggestion Smile

RedForest UK wrote:
The H502w would be a good addition once available.

H502w has already been pre-ordered and awaiting ZebraLight.

JohnnyMac wrote:
  • Those copper sinkpads I hear rumors you have.

  • NW xm-l2 & xp-g2 emitters

  • Qlite drivers

Copper direct thermal is nearing completion.

We will have a standard structure in this format:

16mm 6500k 5000k 4000k starting with an XM-L2 release, possibly followed up with XP-G2 and so on.

4000k XM-L2s (T5, 5C1) are up now HERE.

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What is the CRI of these emitters?
Are you going to stock any 90CRI?

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how about some more flashlight brands in general? ie: sunwayman, fenix, Thrunite, ect.

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Eagletac gx25a3 Smile
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Specific enough? I want this light! (For less than 90 bucks)

I like copper

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Luxeon T emitters premounted on SinkPAD boards? These seem to be largely flying under the radar here and over at the other place.

Blurb from Philips:
“With Freedom from Binning and leading performance, LUXEON T emitters allow system optimization by blending the perfect combination of high efficacy and low system cost. With tight Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) control, LUXEON T ensures consistency in system color point.”

Sounds like they put out quality light. Even the 5000k version is 80CRI minimum.
Product Brief doc with info on efficacy, CRI, etc.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
What is the CRI of these emitters? Are you going to stock any 90CRI?

Standard CRI, current release will not have 90 CRI yet.

sirockalot wrote:
how about some more flashlight brands in general? ie: sunwayman, fenix, Thrunite, ect.

We've looked into other brands like Fenix and Sunwayman, the market already seems saturated enough and China loves to undercut us Silly

 

Haterade wrote:
Eagletac gx25a3 Smile LOL Specific enough? I want this light! (For less than 90 bucks)

Gentleman's agreement with other retailers Wink

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Luxeon T emitters premounted on SinkPAD boards? These seem to be largely flying under the radar here and over at the other place. Blurb from Philips: "WithFreedom from Binning and leading performance, LUXEON T emitters allow system optimization by blending the perfect combination of high efficacy and low system cost. With tight Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) control, LUXEON T ensures consistency in system color point." Sounds like they put out quality light. Even the 5000k version is 80CRI minimum. "Product Brief doc with info on efficacy, CRI, etc.":http://www.philipslumileds.com/uploads/383/PB106-pdf[/quote]

We're always looking into other emitters to bring to market. Unfortunately casting such a wide net requires major capital. With our currently lukewarm at best components sales, we decided to hit the relatively more mass market XML2 on direct thermal first before branching out. 

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CalvinIS wrote:
we decided to hit the relatively more mass market XML2 on direct thermal first before branching out. 

Makes sense to me! Thanks for the quick reply :bigsmile:
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Buck/boost drivers if you can find them or XM-L and XM-L2 at 3A

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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Hi,

Are you taking compliments on this thread?

I placed an order with IS this past Sunday, and it arrived today. That’s like 3 days elapsed, from west to east coast, since the order was on a Sunday.

I don’t know how you do it, but you guys must some kind of hyper-jet shipping or something :)! And, this is not the 1st time either.

Contrast to another place I order from, just up north from where I am (well, about 200 miles), which typically (except for my last order) takes about 5 days.

I don’t know how you do that, but thanks!

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Bort wrote:
Buck/boost drivers if you can find them or XM-L and XM-L2 at 3A

The components are hard to find for these unfortunately Sad

ohaya wrote:
Hi, Are you taking compliments on this thread? I placed an order with IS this past Sunday, and it arrived today. That's like 3 days elapsed, from west to east coast, since the order was on a Sunday. I don't know how you do it, but you guys must some kind of hyper-jet shipping or something :)! And, this is not the 1st time either. Contrast to another place I order from, just up north from where I am (well, about 200 miles), which typically (except for my last order) takes about 5 days. I don't know how you do that, but thanks!

Hi ohaya,

Thanks for the compliment! However, we can't take credit for the shipping speeds of the USPS, that speed is completely their doing. We can, however, take credit for processing orders quickly, and accurately reporting that packages are ready for deployment to the post office instead of sitting around for 2-3 days. (Yes we often do package orders Friday night and send them out before the USPS closes Saturday morning.)

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MT-G2 drivers, Hi CRI XM-L2.

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CalvinIS wrote:

Bort wrote:
Buck/boost drivers if you can find them or XM-L and XM-L2 at 3A

The components are hard to find for these unfortunately Sad


i figured as much, do you know of any though, even if they are not widely available or no longer manufactured or stupidly expensive?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Bort wrote:
CalvinIS wrote:

Bort wrote:
Buck/boost drivers if you can find them or XM-L and XM-L2 at 3A

The components are hard to find for these unfortunately Sad

i figured as much, do you know of any though, even if they are not widely available or no longer manufactured or stupidly expensive?

Regardless of flashlight, cost, manufacturer or vintage, if you know of any 17-22mm drivers that boost XML properly at 3A down to 3V on single 4.2V lithium cell, please post your knowledge to this thread.

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FlashPilot wrote:
Bort wrote:
CalvinIS wrote:

Bort wrote:
Buck/boost drivers if you can find them or XM-L and XM-L2 at 3A

The components are hard to find for these unfortunately Sad

i figured as much, do you know of any though, even if they are not widely available or no longer manufactured or stupidly expensive?

Regardless of flashlight, cost, manufacturer or vintage, if you know of any 17-22mm drivers that boost XML properly at 3A down to 3V on single 4.2V lithium cell, please post your knowledge to this thread.

finding that out was my goal in asking Wink Beer

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Sorry, I think we had a slight communication barrier fart… but since you’re offering beer, let me return the favor. Beer Beer

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FlashPilot wrote:
Sorry, I think we had a slight communication barrier fart… but since you’re offering beer, let me return the favor. Beer Beer

no communication barrier, just great minds thinking alike Beer Beer Beer

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CHEERS! Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer

Mr. Admin, in an effort to help BLF members cross the barriers of language and oceans, please create the beer drinkers sub-forum! Tis the universal language of those-in-the-know.

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Supbeam products?

they have nice prices but DHL shipping is killing the deal for me (~80 bucks for shipping = no thanks).

 

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Nothing much…maybe some 1 mode brainless AMC7135 drivers.

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mfpmax wrote:
Nothing much…maybe some 1 mode brainless AMC7135 drivers.

custom modes upon order, i would love a 20-40-60-80-100 driver

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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I’d like the following:

Bare XM-L2 neutral 4500k emitters.
20mm AR coated glass lenses.

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I’d like the following:

Bare XM-L2 neutral 4500k emitters.
20mm AR coated glass lenses.


this reminded me: 54 mm x 3 mm thick AR coated glass lense please Smile

 

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The problem with Calvin ordering 500pcs of MT-G2 is how most of us already loaded up from the GB and/or the I-O supply (my order was placed early this week).
It will be a long time before I need more of these monsters.
Someone mentioned the hi-CRI ones are too warm, and I agree. The 5000k ones have a great tint, I would not push it any warmer.
Edit: I forgot to make an actual suggestion. Access to 7136 chips and low voltage 40A+ MOSFETS for high a current driver would be interesting. Most of us try to load up on a lot of 7135 chips, when the job can be done with a 7136 and a decent MOSFET.
MOSFETS can be found on Digikey, but there is nothing wrong with one-stop shopping. Smile

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90+ CRI XM-L2 was released. XM-L2s on direct thermal are out.

We looked into FF products a while ago but the manufacturer refused to allows us to distribute in the USA, instead opting to have us buy through one person.

We've just moved the majority of our things into the new office/warehouse :beer:. We'll be expanding our product selection shortly. Coming in right now are Armytek headlights.

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I'd like to see the Sinkpad mounted Luxeon T as well (in a nice neutral tint with decent CRI), and the XP-G2 R2 4000/3750K 80CRI minimum.

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Aww, those ArmyTek headlights missed me by a couple of days… I already ordered a Wizard Pro. Sad
I did snag one of those Viking X V2 at a great clearance price. Looking forward to that. I’ll show it to a couple of law enforcement friends, might have to order a few more Wink
Keep em coming! Are you getting any of the new ArmyTek flashlights (v2.5 editions, Pro, etc)?

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