New EDC 18650, the first flashlight using the new CREE XP-G2 LED @ Intl-outdoor.com

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digitaltim wrote:
Can anyone recommend a holster for this light? I've looked quite a bit, but none seem to be a close fit.

I'm using this: http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/terminator-yrg-industries-nylon-holster-for-flashlight-p-7113

 It does ok, little tight as the reviewers say because the material is so strong, but the light fits fine.

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Any BLF discount on this light?

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BIGWOOD wrote:

Dissasembled.

I can't tell from the photo.  Is there Fujik or some other thermal compound between the star and the pill?

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Yes there is thermal paste under the star.

 

I just switched the driver to a KD v2, 3.05A driver. Low - Med - High with memory.  I'm using the 2.5A driver that came with it to power another light.  It was very easy and quick 10min job.  I'm not sure if my eyes are playing tricks on me but it looks considerably brighter.  Might be that it was dark outside...

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BIGWOOD wrote:

Yes there is thermal paste under the star.

Thanks again BIGWOOD! Smile

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WastedNihilist wrote:
Will a solarforce clip fit it?

It will fit but light won't work with it, tailcap doesn't make contact with clip Frown

 You can modify tailcap little bit to make it work. Adding spacer to where body's end should make contact.

 

 

EDIT:Piece of paper clip did the job... not nicest fix but works.

 

 

And picture with SolarForce clip.

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Hi guys,

Anyone knows what’s the estimated OTF lumens for Low mode (5%) for this light with the 1.4A driver board on a XP-G2 R5 LED?

TIA!

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It should draw around 70 ma and be around 30 lumens. 

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scaru wrote:

It should draw around 70 ma and be around 30 lumens. 

Thanks a lot!
I guess 30 lumens is emitter lumen since 70mA is 5% of 1400mA.
I’m still deciding whether to pop a KD 7135 V2 driver into this light or not? Would prefer a lower low but I read that the KD 7135 V2 driver low is extremely low ~0.7 lumen.
I hardly used 0.2 lumen on my Zebralight SC51. Most of the time I used the 2.5 lumen.

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flame2000 wrote:
scaru wrote:

It should draw around 70 ma and be around 30 lumens. 

Thanks a lot! I guess 30 lumens is emitter lumen since 70mA is 5% of 1400mA. I'm still deciding whether to pop a KD 7135 V2 driver into this light or not? Would prefer a lower low but I read that the KD 7135 V2 driver low is extremely low ~0.7 lumen. I hardly used 0.2 lumen on my Zebralight SC51. Most of the time I used the 2.5 lumen.

Yeah, emitter lumens (actually it was around 29) so probably around 15-20 OTF. 

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dct73 wrote:
I like that you can pick you tint and whether to have flashies or not. Nice looking light.

This is one of my favorite this about this site, you get to pick what you want a lot of the times.

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Will this light run on 2 CR123A batteries? And how about 2 RCR123A batteries?

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Maybe and no. Those drivers sometimes can handle 6V without burning, but I wouldnt bet on it.

So short:

No and no.

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Anyone know what size switch is used? Looking at making one a forward clicky

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mfpmax wrote:
Anyone know what size switch is used? Looking at making one a forward clicky

PCB dia. 20mm

switch itself is 12 x 12mm if you want to re-use the plastic switch retainer

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Thank you very much…now to pick an emitter LOL

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I bought this EDC 18650 flashlight host and powered it up with U3 1C LED + AMC7135*8 nanjg 105c . Really good set up. Gives much of flood for such a small host. Gets hot pretty fast on hight thought. That dosen’t bother me ‘cause I use it short periouds of time and really need those lumens in these dark days :). Good EDC for me!

Here’s one beamshot.
Tree is about 45m away.
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kahvitahra wrote:
I bought this "EDC 18650 flashlight host":http://www.intl-outdoor.com/edc-18650-flashlight-host-p-535.html and powered it up with "U3 1C LED":http://www.intl-outdoor.com/cree-xml-u3-1c-led-16mm-mcpcb-p-593.html + "AMC7135*8 nanjg 105c":http://www.intl-outdoor.com/amc71358-5mode-circuit-board-nanjg-105c-p-21... . Really good set up. Gives much of flood for such a small host. Gets hot pretty fast on hight thought. That dosen't bother me 'cause I use it short periouds of time and really need those lumens in these dark days :). Good EDC for me!

 Nice! If I were to do it over again, I would do the same. I bought the assembled version with the U2 and at 2.5A. I ordered it with 5 modes for some reason, changed it to 3 modes, and added a 7135 back in (a 380mAh one) to restore it to a full 2.8A. The U3's dropped to $7 now, they were $8.50.

 You got really long nights there now I suppose. Even here in NY its' dark a full 13 hours per day this time of year.

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I received this light today. This is my second LED flashlight ever, with the first light arriving yesterday.

As I'm new to all this, I don't have much to compare to. But I like this light. Its body has quite a subdued elegance about it. It is very bright for my use of looking in dark areas of computer server rooms, my garage, and such. It certainly beats my 15-year old Maglite. I don't think you need beamshots or a luxmeter for that comparison Smile

It fits well in my backpack as well as my pant pockets. I bought it to always carry it in my backpack. 

 

I commute to work on bike. Perhaps I'll get a handlebar / helmet mount for this light to augment my bike light. I'll decide that after I get my spanking new Shadow BL-21 bike light, hopefully in the next couple of days Smile Early Christmas!

Oh, one more thing. The prior pictures I had seen of this light didn't have any branding. The one I got says "Convoy S3", if that means anything.

 

Ordered on Nov 6th. Shipped on Nov 8th. Received on Nov 27th at California.

I hope it stays with me for a long time.

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I’ve had mine for 2 months now, T6 3C with a 7135*7 105c. I carry it in my pocket daily. I did swap the driver for a KD 7135*6 because I wanted the 5mA low and no memory. I feel that the 2.2 A high is adequate for my use and heat is not so much of a problem.

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I got mine with the xp-g2 , added another 380 chip only thing that bothers me is the “Convoy S3” i thought it would be blank like the host I got too.

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What holsters are you guys using for these? Hank, any suggestions? I’m using an old streatched up Fenix (2AA) holster that works perfectly.

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It can’t be an EDC if it doesn’t have a clip.

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eebowler wrote:
What holsters are you guys using for these? Hank, any suggestions? I'm using an old streatched up Fenix (2AA) holster that works perfectly.

Post #91 - I'm still using it, it works really well for this light, fits tight. It doesn't have a flap over the top but because of the tight fit, I don't think it's going anywhere.

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Speedsix wrote:
It can’t be an EDC if it doesn’t have a clip.

I beg to differ.

I can’t stand clips, and this edc’s just fine on that lanyard thanks.

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This is exactly what Scaru’s nightstand must look like.

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Mine isn't that organized, just a pilHost hosts, pills, LEDs, drivers, and more. 

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just got one of these today. XML T6. Nice light.
They’re back to 7135*8, switchable between 3 or 5 mode.

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shiner – I’m thinking of getting one. How is the heat?

       
       
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wahoowad: With a 4×7135 driver and a XPG, it gets pretty hot to the touch if left unattended on high. (ambient temperature here is about 28 deg C) With 8× 7135’s it’ll likely get screaming hot if left on high for long.

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