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NOW 70% OFF COUPON!! DIY TorchLite 2x26650 XM-L, SST-90, SST-50 etc Host!

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Edited by: EDCPlus on 01/30/2014 - 19:36
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Looks cool.

What size driver is needed?

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
Looks cool.

What size driver is needed?

Good question. It will fit drivers up to 23mm wide and about 15mm tall.

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So when you say a driver plate is includes does that mean it has a large cavity and you connect your driver to the driver plate? Just trying to understand it. Smile

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I will say this, that brass pill with all those fine threads must be great for heat dissipation.

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scaru wrote:

So when you say a driver plate is includes does that mean it has a large cavity and you connect your driver to the driver plate? Just trying to understand it. Smile

It’s a round PCB board with gold contacts where you can solder the spring onto, then the driver can go underneath it. You don’t need to use it, but its an option. A lot of production lights have the driver, and then have another board under the driver where the spring is attached too. Hope that makes sense.

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Hi folks,

Jason is talking about what’s in this photo below.

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Richie086 wrote:
Hi folks,

Jason is talking about what’s in this photo below.

!http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e309/Trek13/Torchlite_zps22ec0f15.jpg!

Thanks. The green board with the spring on it is included. I’m not sure what the other white looking plastic thing around the board is. That is not included.

Also the light in the picture is of the single cell torchlite which is not available.

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I understand what you are talking about but what is in that picture is not it. That is a tailcap switch. The white thing holds it in space and the little wire you see going down the side is where the switch is attached to the board. 

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scaru wrote:

I understand what you are talking about but what is in that picture is not it. That is a tailcap switch. The white thing holds it in space and the little wire you see going down the side is where the switch is attached to the board. 

I guess you are right, but the green PCB board and spring in that picture though look just like the one that is included for use in the heatsink / driver.

The switches that came with these lights look different than the one in that picture.

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EDCPlus wrote:
scaru wrote:

I understand what you are talking about but what is in that picture is not it. That is a tailcap switch. The white thing holds it in space and the little wire you see going down the side is where the switch is attached to the board. 

I guess you are right, but the green PCB board and spring in that picture though look just like the one that is included for use in the heatsink / driver. The switches that came with these lights look different than the one in that picture.

Here a large picture is with things labeled. If you want I'll take a picture of one of my switches. 

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What I was saying is the board and spring (which you pointed out is actually part of the switch assembly) is very similar to the board and spring that is included for the driver contact board.

I snapped a picture of the board and spring that are included.

Hopefully that clears up the confusion.

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Hard to tell but it looks like the smaller head. If you have the larger head (I believe called the “shooter” or as an option), let me know and I’d be in for one.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?309639-SOLD-XM-L-T6-Shooter-1000-lumens-for-26650-battery

Would love to have one with more throw and a long runtime.

Any driver you would recommend that could handle 8.4V and run at 2.8 amps?

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JHBUDGETLIGHT wrote:
Hard to tell but it looks like the smaller head. If you have the larger head (I believe called the “shooter” or as an option), let me know and I’d be in for one.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?309639-SOLD-XM-L-T6-Shooter-1000-lumens-for-26650-battery

Would love to have one with more throw and a long runtime.

Any driver you would recommend that could handle 8.4V and run at 2.8 amps?

Hi, I have a shooter on hand (a sample) and the head size is exactly the same. The ones I’m selling here just have a longer body tube to accommodate 2×26650’s.

If you are interested in the smaller shooter I can sell you the sample I have, its in good overall shape but has one tiny nick in the front bezel. I’d sell it for $35 shipped (USA only).

As for drivers, I have not used this, but something like this: http://dx.com/p/6-18v-3000ma-3-mode-circuit-board-for-xm-lt60-emitters-5...

Here is another one: http://dx.com/p/3v-12v-2500ma-5-mode-led-driver-board-162784

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http://www.intl-outdoor.com/ld29-28a-12-cell-circuit-board-p-416.html

I would go with this driver myself as you can hide the blinkies, its also current controlled on all modes (no pwm) I’m just going to have a look how much this host is because I like the look of it a lot.

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gords1001 wrote:
http://www.intl-outdoor.com/ld29-28a-12-cell-circuit-board-p-416.html

I would go with this driver myself as you can hide the blinkies, its also current controlled on all modes (no pwm) I’m just going to have a look how much this host is because I like the look of it a lot.

Yep, looks like that will work well too.

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Hi Jason, just made my purchase from your website. Thanks for offering this nice DIU lighting kit.

Richie

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Just received my TorchLite 2×26650 today. Aside from having to purchase an LED and driver for it, I’d say this light is easily worth much more than what we’ve paid here.

The anodizing is flawless with anodized tail threads too, but does need some lube. I can already tell this light will have great heat dissipation with all the contact area the way the pill screws directly into the handhold. The handhold then screws into the head which has a great deal of very fine threads. It actually takes a bit of time just to unscrew it from the head.

The reflector is very deep also, much more than my Small Sun ZY-T16. It’s about 51mm deep and about 46mm at the widest point. Should make a heck of a nice thrower with a high end Nanjg driver.

Thanks Jason!

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my trigger finger’s REAL itchy

could you show a pic of the bottom of the reflector, and maybe how it fits in the head?

i’m thinking mt-g2 for this puppy J)

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dthrckt wrote:
my trigger finger’s REAL itchy

could you show a pic of the bottom of the reflector, and maybe how it fits in the head?

i’m thinking mt-g2 for this puppy J)

Hi DT,

Here you go. The actual reflector simply drops into the head, then the bezel is screwed on. The Torchlite is also about 30 grams heavier than the Small Sun ZY-T16.

Richie

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In for one!

This should be amusing. Now to track down a driver and LED

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perfect photos. exactly what I needed. thanks very much.

as part of my new practice of controlling impulses, i will wait at least 10 minutes before ordering 0:)

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Updated my photos in post 19 to show the large size pill.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/16316#comment-285664

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I’m impressed by the ’6 layers of anodizing’!

My gratitude to those who are willing and able to help others (in whatever way you can)! Being human is more than just existing for yourself. Smile

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ordered.

What “hot rod” driver is everyone using?

will this one work? Looks like it does 3.5A!

http://www.intl-outdoor.com/xml-multicell-circuit-board-35a-ouput-55126v...

Oh and Fast-Tech has the LD-29 that was posted above for cheap.

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1612/10001997/1143100-1-2-lithium-2-gro...

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Lol! I was just sitting down to write that exact post!

My host should be here early next week. I’d like to get a driver and LED combo that will really make use of the 2×26650 batteries. I can weed through the various reviews and sites, but I’m sure the DIY Gurus here have some particular units that have risen to the top…

Suggestions?

-Pete

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[quote=FMcamaroZ28]ordered. What "hot rod" driver is everyone using? will this one work? Looks like it does 3.5A! http://www.intl-outdoor.com/xml-multicell-circuit-board-35a-ouput-55126v... Oh and Fast-Tech has the LD-29 that was posted above for cheap. http://www.fasttech.com/products/1612/10001997/1143100-1-2-lithium-2-group-35-mode-28a-led-flashlight-dri[/quote]

That driver is out of stock.

 

djozz quotes, "it came with chinese lettering that is chinese to me".

                      "My man mousehole needs one too"

old4570 said "I'm not an expert , so don't suffer from any such technical restrictions".

Old-Lumens. Highly admired and cherished member of Budget Light Forum. 11.5.2011 - 20.12.16. RIP.

 

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FMcamaroZ28 wrote:
ordered.

What “hot rod” driver is everyone using?

will this one work? Looks like it does 3.5A!

http://www.intl-outdoor.com/xml-multicell-circuit-board-35a-ouput-55126v...

Oh and Fast-Tech has the LD-29 that was posted above for cheap.

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1612/10001997/1143100-1-2-lithium-2-gro...

That first one is the one I was going to order myself, but as previously mentioned, it’s out of stock. So I’m going to take a look at what Kaidomain has on hand. However, according to the specs for the pill, either would have worked. Just keep within the following specs and you’ll be fine.

*_Downside Inner Size(for driver board): 24mm(Dia.)×15.5mm(Depth)

Upside Inner Size(for LED board ):21mm(Dia.) × 6mm(Depth)_*

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so, the burning question is: should a rank amateur such as myself pick this project as a first flashlight project? can you get suitable leds that are already soldered to a star to use in it? think beginner here. thanks. i would love to have a hopped up 2×26650 light on my telephone stand.

ken

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nqcken wrote:
so, the burning question is: should a rank amateur such as myself pick this project as a first flashlight project? can you get suitable leds that are already soldered to a star to use in it? think beginner here. thanks. i would love to have a hopped up 2×26650 light on my telephone stand.

ken

Hi Ken,

As long as you can do some simple soldering, I don’t see it as a problem. You can easily purchase an LED mounted to a star already, which I’m sure is what most will do. For example, I want my XM-L to have a warm tint, so I’m going to go with something like the 20mm version of this XML from CNQualityGoods.

http://www.cnqualitygoods.com/goods.php?id=1831

Richie

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yes, i think i can manage the soldering. this sounds like it could be fun…… and open up even more wasy to sped money and time on flashlights. Smile thanks

ken

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