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26650 custom host

I had this project in works for about last six months, but finally managed to finish it. It’s a single 26650 host, with warm white MC-E, 8*AMC7135 with additional chip soldered to get 3.2A output and a clicky in the tailcap. Reflector is Polymer 225 2.5deg with a fresnell lens in the middle. Partially turned on a 16×40 conventional lathe partially on 7×12.








Trits will need to be installed some time soon, but let’s just leave it at this for now

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Nice work! What exactly do you mean by it having a fresnel lense in the middle? Are you using that to further collimate the beam in some way?

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very nice work!

sounds like you had a very specific idea of what beam profile you wanted – mce + fresnel

i’d love to see some beamshots

how about the tail switch – it that totally custom, too?!
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That’s how that Polymer reflector is designed. Have a closer look at the #6 photo and you’ll see what I’m talking about. It’s there to actually project the die, just like an aspheric, but it’s slightly out of focus, so the black diamond shape of the spacing between the dies isn’t so obvious, but it’s still there. I’ve chosen that optic/reflector, because it was the tightest possible out there, but am a little disappointed since there are visible artifacts in the beam shape, pretty much like it was an incan out of focus. There was a diffuser on top of that reflector, which I removed to get as much light as possible out the front. Everything you see on these photos is custom made out of my had, including switch assembly, which will need some really fine tuning, to get it function properly.

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Awesome! Just beautiful, can’t wait to see it with the termites fitted. Beer

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where can I get such lenses/reflectors?

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simple and just plain beautiful.

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The 225 reflector is available at Cutter , but it’s rather expensive.

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thanks. that’s a little steep, but not too bad.

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very nice work! you could probably just switch from mce to xml with the current lens and you would gain nicer beam profile and maybe a little more light (xml2 warm white in near future?)

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Toaster79. What a fantastic light. You have pretty much left me speachless. Do you mind me asking what the measurments are and whats in the pipeline next?

 

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Well, glad you guys like it so much. It took me a while to put all the bits and pieces together, but here it is.

Head OD is 43mm, tube OD 30mm and tailcap OD 35mm. Overall length is 153mm.

What’s next? Huh, there’s a Tiablo A9 (C8 is the same I guess) reflector lying in a box somewhere and there are some 32650 batteries covered with dust. Plenty of NW XM-Ls on hand too. On the other hand I also have plenty of TaskLed Maxflex and LFlex drivers and tripple XP-E, XP-G2 and XT-E boards. We’ll see what comes first to my mind.
Here is a build I did for a friend a while ago.

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That is simply stunning!  Fantastic work! 8)

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Very nice machine work. I Love the looks of the head. We need some beam shots.Wink

 

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Toaster79 wrote:
Here is a build I did for a friend a while ago.

Thanks for that link!  That 3x XT-E bike light is awesome! 

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[quote=Old-Lumens]Very nice machine work. I Love the looks of the head. We need some beam shots.WinkI'm glad I don't have a lathe,I'm glad I don't have a lathe,I'm glad I don't have a lathe,/quote]

Your right, you dont need a lathe with your skills.Tongue Out

 

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I think, I still owe you guys something.

The beam shots!

So, here are the contestants from left to right:

- 26650 custom host, in this situation direct driven of an 26650 TF battery, pulling 4.8A
- UF 502B, with warm white MC-E driven at about 700mA
- UF 504B with cool white XP-G2 R5 driven at 1.8A (modded of course)
- custom 17670 with XP-G R4 neutral white, driven at 1.5A and Ledil Regina reflector
- TF XP E23 with XP-E R2, 10440 battery driven at 1.2A

Camera settings: S1/60, F3.6, WB Daylight, ISO 100
Distance from wall approx. 1m, same order as above:





Camera settings: S1/250, F3.6, WB Daylight, ISO 100:





Outdoor shots:
Camera settings: S4”, F4, WB Daylight, ISO 100:

Control:





That’s about it.

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wow that is nice. glad you linked it in scarus giveaway, no way i wanted to miss that. cant wait to see it with those trits in it

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Awesome, beautiful, outstanding… jealousy is not a good thing, but I stand in awe of that level of creativity.

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nice finish