Finally ! RGB MC-E Driver @ intl-outdoor

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Finally ! RGB MC-E Driver @ intl-outdoor
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Me!!!  I've been waiting for a driver like this to come along.  8)

EDIT:  Aww crap!  I just noticed it's on a 20mm PCB.  Why couldn't it be on a 17mm base?  Crying

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>Modes: red/blue police strobe

Oh f-, the 7 years old in me wants this! Big Smile (together with a package of nerf guns, of course)

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Shadowww wrote:
>Modes: red/blue police strobe Oh f-, the 7 years old in me wants this! Big Smile (together with a package of nerf guns, of course)
LOL!  You and me both!  I was hoping it would fit in a p60 pill for use in a 501a host or in a minimag but no dice. Sad
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I ordered the led/driver, no idea yet where to put it but it will end up somewhere Smile (perhaps the uniquefire UF-V3, it is cheap, very nice and has a 20mm driver and led) . The UI of the driver is rather primitive, but I always wanted a quarck RGB, but it was discontinued before I found out about it.

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This is one of the things I always wanted! (As well as some other things I came across at BLF ;))

Now I just need a host to fit this 20mm driver in, I would love some really small 18650 host, since this is more of a fun light and I don’t need a big reflector for throw…
Maybe the Sipik SK98 should fit?

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Just a FYI heads up the 17mm version of the driver is now available. Smile

http://intl-outdoor.com/mce-color-and-dynamic-white-17mm-driver-p-686.html

Looks like I’m gonna have a fun P60 dropin to make :bigsmile:

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I was never really impressed with any of the RGBW stuff, but that strobe would be insane if it would fire each led individually at a fast rate, say through an aspherical lens.  Like a laser show.Cool

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I put the MC-E and driver in my shopping cart this morning…I just pulled the trigger. Something new, something fun.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I put the MC-E and driver in my shopping cart this morning...I just pulled the trigger. Something new, something fun.

I did some builds already with these (e.g. in a Sipik sk68), but with the new 17mm driver I could not resist again Cry. This led is so much fun, it is going to go in a small 16340 light this time Laughing.

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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I put the MC-E and driver in my shopping cart this morning…I just pulled the trigger. Something new, something fun.

i also had the mce and driver in my cart, along with the torpedo host… came very very close to pulling the trigger… if the torpedo wasnt a twisty, i probably would have
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Ouchyfoot wrote:
I put the MC-E and driver in my shopping cart this morning…I just pulled the trigger. Something new, something fun.

I did some builds already with these (e.g. in a Sipik sk68), but with the new 17mm driver I could not resist again Cry. This led is so much fun, it is going to go in a small 16340 light this time Laughing.

What is the beam pattern like with that emitter? Lighting all 4 in the MCE – no problem. Just one, I think would give you a concentric beam pattern.

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Im going to put one of those in an convoy M2 body, and see how it does, mostly because it seems that its the only readily available 20mm driver i can find, and might as well spice up some things with some RGBW

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I got my package from intl-outdoor today and was pretty excited to build a P60 MC-E RGB module until I opened the package….

They sent me regular MC-E emitters. |( grrrrrr……

I’ve emailed their customer service and we will see what happens. I don’t see anywhere on their website where they sell regular MC-E emitters. Hopefully their supplier didn’t make a mistake.

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my 26650 zoomie now has a purpose!!! yay!

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Serifus wrote:
Im going to put one of those in an convoy M2 body, and see how it does, mostly because it seems that its the only readily available 20mm driver i can find, and might as well spice up some things with some RGBW

The Convoy M2 takes a 17mm driver.
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Oops! My mistake. I just checked my M2, and it does take a 20mm driver.

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what other hosts are you guys using? will it fit in the torpedo 14500 host intl outdoor has?

the description for the torpedo host says its for an xpg size led… mce is quite bigger 7×9mm die

thoughts?

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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I got my package from intl-outdoor today and was pretty excited to build a P60 MC-E RGB module until I opened the package.... They sent me regular MC-E emitters. |( grrrrrr...... I've emailed their customer service and we will see what happens. I don't see anywhere on their website where they sell regular MC-E emitters. Hopefully their supplier didn't make a mistake.

I got my package a week ago, and my emitter luckily is the right one:

I have the MCE color in a Sipik sk68, but have not made a reflector light with it, so to get a feeling for that I removed the lens of the Sipik and just played around with some loose XRE-reflectors that fit on top of the led around the dome , and my first impression is that it is going to be sort of tough to do a nice build. No pictures were made but it looked like it is quite hard to find a good focal point in which the four dies all give acceptable beam patterns and still maintain a decent hotspot. It got worse with larger reflectors, and better with more orange peel. There may be a nice focal point in a large reflector sanded down so that the emitter sticks deeper into the reflector, I did not try that.

One thing that will be a problem when having a reflector on top of the led (instead of around it) is that because of the thickness of the led you must find the room for that in the flashlight head (so it may be an actual blessing to have to sand some of the reflector away).

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Does anyone happen to know where we can get an MCPCB for this?

http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=Cree+XML+Colour

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Does anyone happen to know where we can get an MCPCB for this?

http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=Cree+XML+Colour

o yes please!

nice that cutter has the color xml now, perhaps they come through with a mounted version as well soon.

Oh, and with a nice 4x1A driver with color mixing UI Laughing

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FYI:

My jacob A60 hosts all have a 20mm driver. That would make the host 15 usd.

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djozz wrote:

vestureofblood wrote:

Does anyone happen to know where we can get an MCPCB for this?

http://www.cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=Cree+XML+Colour

o yes please!

nice that cutter has the color xml now, perhaps they come through with a mounted version as well soon.

Oh, and with a nice 4x1A driver with color mixing UI Laughing

 

The driver that OP linked should be able to have the current boosted.   To me it just looks like a 7135 based driver, so by adding a chip it would be a 1050ma board.   I will probly be adding a pair myself 1400 ma per die is about right.Innocent 

EDIT: Mouser also has the 4 color XML in stock.

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So they released an update with the same solid/blinky modes :/
When are we going to get a 17mm colour mixing driver? :_(

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I guess I dont understand exactly what this driver does.

Are you saying that all 4 colors blink at the same time?

Or does each color fire independently of the others?

It'd be great if someone that has this already could make a video.

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So they released an update with the same solid/blinky modes :/ When are we going to get a 17mm colour mixing driver? :_(

Just typed in the search box MC-E

http://intl-outdoor.com/mce-color-and-dynamic-white-17mm-driver-p-686.html

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I guess I dont understand exactly what this driver does.

Are you saying that all 4 colors blink at the same time?

Or does each color fire independently of the others?

It'd be great if someone that has this already could make a video.

I rotates between the colors or mixes them depends on which mode or group you are,  there's a description on their website.

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Who’s built one? What host did you use. Has anyone done a P60 yet?

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i really didn’t read that description properly! when i saw ‘police mode….’ i thought my fears were confirmed Tired

hike: thank you for pointing the group feature out to me, this should make it more useful at least! i had already e-mailed them and they said there were no plans to release a 7 colour version.

vesture: i don’t own the previous one so don’t know how blinky would function, but my first impression is the same as yours the description sounds like it fast cycles between 4 colours

i’ve never tried a multi-group driver, could anyone tell me if a surface mount switch would be sufficient to bridge the stars, if there is one that small… that way you could have semi-access to 6 colours…

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Who's built one? What host did you use. Has anyone done a P60 yet?

I built two, but with the green coloured 20mm driver, see this thread there is also a video of the UI of that 'first gen. green coloured' intl-outdoor 20mm mcecolour driver. About adding 7135 chips: in that driver at least there is only one 'entrance' of the circuitry from the minus for all four dies, it is a tiny component that already gets red hot from the max 800mA that the driver draws. That may also be the reason that at any given moment just one of the four dies lights. They apparantly redesigned the driver and now there is also the blue version, in 20 and 17mm. I haven't looked at those closely enough but at least by combining the stars there are options that two dies light at the same time. 

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What really needs to happen is for manufacturers to consult us before releasing product. Smile  LOL!   How conceded is that......

Seriously though that is a pretty cool driver.  In fact it the only driver I have ever seen that even made me consider buying a RGB led.

What I REALLY wish there was though is some modes that pulsed the led colors back and forth after only one shot.    Like say in the police mode rather than RRR BBB RR  have a mode that went RBRBRBRB    Or better still would be RGB RGB RGB at a semi fast rate.

 

I think I am still going to get one.

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