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Got my 15XT6 yesterday

I bought a 15XT6 a couple week ago and got it yesterday. I took it for a couple walks last night and it’s impressive. It’s just a huge wall of light. There isn’t much throw with the reflectors being tiny so it’s all flood and lots of it. It’s the most lumens out of any stock light I have seen yet. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it’s close to 5,000 lumens. With 15 emitters I would think it’s fairly efficient. It does get hot but even when it was really hot it didn’t seem to lose much if any brightness. It is brighter with 4 king kongs vs 4 2600mah sanyo’s but it runs good on either. I have to say this is one for someone who wants a WOW factor light without having to mod. I was thinking about modding it but I’m not planning on anything right now. I haven’t taken it apart yet to see how it’s built or anything yet. My wife hurt her leg so my cameraman is out of action for a while so no beamshots yet. Just thought I would say that this is quite the light.

I like it so far, it does have one annoying ring in the beam but don’t they all? Well most of them anyway. It is definitely one big wall of light.

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dedome the LEDs to give er a little throw.

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Very nice, sorry about your wife man…Injuries suck at any severity.

Would like to see some beamshots. What do your think for throw vs the 9t6?

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Can you do a tailcap current reading? My 9xT6 does 3.7A, so I’m only seeing ~400mA per LED. My TM26 is as bright as my 9xT6 LOL

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Pulsar wrote:

dedome the LEDs to give er a little throw.


Yep. Dedoming 15 leds sounds good to me. We will need before and after shots though. Just dont get me to do it if you want it to work again. Smile

 

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TrakTuned wrote:
Very nice, sorry about your wife man…Injuries suck at any severity.

Would like to see some beamshots. What do your think for throw vs the 9t6?

I would say it’s less throw. Maybe not a ton less but less. I have a 6xU3 with the IO driver that is about the same maybe just a little more total lumens and it actually throws quite a bit but not this light. There is some just because it’s so bright but not that much.

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Can you do a tailcap current reading? My 9xT6 does 3.7A, so I’m only seeing ~400mA per LED. My TM26 is as bright as my 9xT6 LOL

My MM is so far off it’s pretty much useless for that kind of thing.

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dedome the LEDs to give er a little throw.

I might actually thought about de-dome a few of them just to give it a little throw and better tint. But I don’t want to mess with the beam I’m afraid it would get more ringy.

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MRsDNF wrote:
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dedome the LEDs to give er a little throw.

Yep. Dedoming 15 leds sounds good to me. We will need before and after shots though. Just dont get me to do it if you want it to work again. Smile

Fifteen would be quite a project, I’ll tell you what. I’m quite sure you could do it without breaking it but what a job!

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So many 15 XM-L right now, which one did you get.
I think all of them are the same except their hosts.

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So many 15 XM-L right now, which one did you get. I think all of them are the same except their hosts.

http://www.shenzhen-wholesale.com/15-x-cree-xml-t6-led-5-mode-flashlight...

You have to ask them for a shipping price and then mess with them a bunch to bring it down. They finally agreed to ship it for $15 and I got it pretty quick too.

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thats pretty crazy! i love it! 5000 lumens stock. is there a driver for this or mods to make it reach 7000 or 8000 lumens?

my ak47 with 9 leds is getting 6000, so i think i would only buy this if it can surpass that by a decent margin.
do you know if my ak47 driver will fit this 15xml light?
i have no clue what driver i have, but its from IO.
If richie reads this, he can tell you. he was the one that modded my light.

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blueb8llz wrote:
thats pretty crazy! i love it! 5000 lumens stock. is there a driver for this or mods to make it reach 7000 or 8000 lumens?

my ak47 with 9 leds is getting 6000, so i think i would only buy this if it can surpass that by a decent margin.
do you know if my ak47 driver will fit this 15xml light?
i have no clue what driver i have, but its from IO.
If richie reads this, he can tell you. he was the one that modded my light.

I would imagine it could be modded using the same driver. I know which one you mean I have used it twice now and have one in a 6x with U3’s. The thing is that both lights are close in brightness with this one having a longer run time before it gets so hot. I could use the same IO driver and run two arrays of emitters. 7 in one and 8 in the other in series and run the two series of arrays parallel to each other. I have no idea if the batteries could handle it, but I’m guess that they simply wouldn’t. I think they would overheat the driver too. So chances are the only mods I will be able to do will be resistance mods and I’m not sure I want to. As it stands I have a light that is around the same brightness as the 6XU3 with better efficiency, thermal management and run time.

I have a J-18 (7x) on the way that I won on wallbuys sale and that is getting the IO driver and XM-L2’s. That one should be very interesting as well. I’ll probably end up doing the same thing with a 9x one of these days too.

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they have good price on most of the lights… but doesn’t take paypal or credit card.. :Sp

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DayLighter wrote:
they have good price on most of the lights… but doesn’t take paypal or credit card.. :Sp

Once you contact them they will let you know how much shipping is and only some of them end up being good deals, most of them are only ok. They will send you shipping and give you their paypal address to send the money to.

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so you only paid $85 for the light including shipping? Big Smile

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so you only paid $85 for the light including shipping? Big Smile

Yep

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Nice, you are tempting me to get one now Smile

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i ordered one too.. just waiting for them to email me know how much the shipping is..
interesting business practice Silly

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i ordered one too.. just waiting for them to email me know how much the shipping is.. interesting business practice Silly

With me they got back with a really high shipping quote and then I got them to ship it via Singapore Post and it was much cheaper and it still got here fast enough.

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MRsDNF wrote:
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dedome the LEDs to give er a little throw.

Yep. Dedoming 15 leds sounds good to me. We will need before and after shots though. Just dont get me to do it if you want it to work again. Smile

Fifteen would be quite a project, I’ll tell you what. I’m quite sure you could do it without breaking it but what a job!

Remove, reflector, dunk entire top side of the piel into gasoline and wait couple of hours Silly

 

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Here are some pictures of the driver and the emitters. While I had it apart I replaced the positive and negative wires coming off the driver and I did the copper on the spring mod. Not sure if it made any difference though. 

 

 

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dedome the LEDs to give er a little throw.

Yep. Dedoming 15 leds sounds good to me. We will need before and after shots though. Just dont get me to do it if you want it to work again. Smile

Fifteen would be quite a project, I’ll tell you what. I’m quite sure you could do it without breaking it but what a job!

Remove, reflector, dunk entire top side of the piel into gasoline and wait couple of hours Silly

Don’t think that I haven’t considered it before. But the gas destroys the Fujic paste and interestingly it makes the stuff puff up like a marshmallow.

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Here are some pictures of the driver and the emitters. While I had it apart I replaced the positive and negative wires coming off the driver and I did the copper on the spring mod. Not sure if it made any difference though.

That light must be an absolute nightmare for some poor Chinese worker to assemble.

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Here are some pictures of the driver and the emitters. While I had it apart I replaced the positive and negative wires coming off the driver and I did the copper on the spring mod. Not sure if it made any difference though.

That light must be an absolute nightmare for some poor Chinese worker to assemble.

I would think so. I was amazed to see that only one of the fifteen emitters was off center and it wasn’t even bad. It would take me all day to wire that light and center the emitters.

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Ok I take it back it is brighter with the heavy wires and copper spring mod. It didn’t seem to make that big of a difference the first time because I put 18650’s in it that were not fully charged while I waited for my king kongs to recharge. WOW is all I can say. It actually startled me it was that bright.

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hmm…you are seriously making me consider buying one now. is it brighter with 4 cells vs 3 cells?

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hmm…you are seriously making me consider buying one now. is it brighter with 4 cells vs 3 cells?

It’s set up to take 2 cells or 4 and with 2 cells it’s not quite as bright as a good SRK, so it’s about half as bright with the 2 cells vs 4. What is interesting is that with 2 cells it’s as bright on medium as it is on high, so I’m wondering now if it’s direct drive on high? I guess it would make sense and that is why I saw such a jump in output when I put heavy gauge wire on and put the fresh King Kongs in. It actually startled me when I turned it on after I added the heavy wires. So much so that I right away changed the modes down low. I was afraid I might have had a short and was in direct drive. You know how that goes sometimes you kill emitters doing that. But the modes are all there still and it’s just brighter on high.

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wait a sec. i just noticed on their website that it takes 18650s . is this right? i thought for this size of light, and you said king kongs, that it would surely take 26650s.

do you think your at 6000 lumens with that small upgrade you just did?

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Remove, reflector, dunk entire top side of the piel into gasoline and wait couple of hours Silly

Don’t think that I haven’t considered it before. But the gas destroys the Fujic paste and interestingly it makes the stuff puff up like a marshmallow.

Hm, interesting thing about fujic + gasoline, didn’t know that… and now I have to try it :bigsmile: ummmm, marshmallows Big Smile

 

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I couldn’t wire and center all the 15 emitters like that, man it takes serious practice to be able to do that. I even have trouble to center just three emitters of my DRY.

By the way, from the picture it seems that the heatsink is black color, does it mean that the heatsink is anodized or something?

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