Another "noob" question on drop-in

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Another "noob" question on drop-in

I read many things about P60 drop in and i see that not only the kind of drop-in is important but also (in some case seems to be the most important thing) WHERE you buy it.

So here are the two question :

- Assuming that you use a solarforce L2 body, which drop-in would you buy between P7, XM-L T6, and MC-E  to have a large amount of flood but also a good throw?

- Where you would buy it?

 

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If it were me, I would get the Ultrafire 3 mode XM-L from Manafont. With a good cell it will produce a wall of light and reasonable throw. Be sure to wrap it in foil or aluminum strips to help it transfer heat to the head and body of the light.

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Exactly the same here. P7 and MC-E are obsolete for me now that XM-L showed up. When it comes in neutral and warm white the MC-E will lose it's only advantage it had left vs XM-L.

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photon1k wrote:

If it were me, I would get the Ultrafire 3 mode XM-L from Manafont. With a good cell it will produce a wall of light and reasonable throw. Be sure to wrap it in foil or aluminum strips to help it transfer heat to the head and body of the light.

+1 provided you want to use 18650 LiIon batteries.

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Definitive XML dropin from Manafont!

But i think, a L2 body will get very hot, if driven a XML@high for long time.

So High is only for limited time Wink

 

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The MC-E and SSC P7 in single 18650 format simply can not compete for output ...

In 1x 18650 format , you have one choice , XM-L if you want the highest output 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Ok, it seems that's one idea for all. Good to know.

@Andi (and @everyone want to answer): what body you suggest? Obviously with a price similar to L2.

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An L2 style body is going to get hot quickly indoors or with summer temperatures. I've been running my L2P on high for 20 or 25 minutes at a time outdoors with temperatures of 5C or less. With these conditions it barely gets warm. I won't get away with that in the summer months of course, but in the summer I usually go to bed before it gets dark!Yell

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There about the same .... [ P60 hosts ] 

Where things will be different , how well you heatsink the pill , to the body ..

+ The quality of the pill in the first place ... Battery [ current ] 

Also if you pick a bezel heavy [ large bezel ] light , you may find the bezel is blocking a fair chunk of output [ in the way of spill ] 

 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Let's not forget the dropin assembly itself. I suspect those could be iproved heavily. I wonder why they don't make the pill from copper. Easier to solder but will oxisize very soon. Don't know it wil have a heavy impact. Would probably help transfer heat compared to brass ones. I believe led stars are being very poorly (thermally speaking) bonded with the pill surface. There was a thread at CPF of someone doing tests on improved heatsinking and led brightness/current corellation. Very noticeable difference.

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