Lightmalls Has XM-L2, P60 Drop-in

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Lightmalls Has XM-L2, P60 Drop-in

FYI: Bill Zeng just e-mailed me that they are now carrying XM-L2 Drop-Ins; here is the link:

http://www.lightmalls.com/cree-new-led-op-3-7v-26-5mm-cree-xm-l2-5-mode-...

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Nice price, too.  Would be nicer if they listed the amperage of the driver or at the very least showed it in one of the pictures.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

Nice price, too.  Would be nicer if they listed the amperage of the driver or at the very least showed it in one of the pictures.

He just emailed me, first, then posted it. He has some other new stuff, but hasn’t had time, yet, to get it posted. This was a build request from me, but he hasn’t sent me the specs.

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Need one of these I suppose, probably a few more than one…

Have a couple of SF hosts that are sitting unused, this is a good way to get the dust off. Thanks for the post.

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KaiDomain drop-ins ($11.99) and XM-L2’s on 21mm, 16mm and 12mm boards ($9.79). They are claiming U2 bin. The drop-in description also says “1A” which I hope doesn’t mean the driver is only 1 amp. It may be the tint bin, which would be quite cool white (and make sense for a U2 bin).

It has started.

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021215

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The 12mm star is nice.

I just ordered a KD 1 mode 3-18v drop in to mess around with for a weapon light, and a 12mm star for swapping onto my R5-A3 which currently has a T6.

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Just went for a drop-in. Thanks!!!

Glad that I just paid for and installed a bunch of U3 emitters in lights, thinking that the xml-2 emitters were months away. :0 Oops.

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Good price!

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are these on copper stars now. J)

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brted wrote:
KaiDomain drop-ins ($11.99) and XM-L2’s on 21mm, 16mm and 12mm boards ($9.79). They are claiming U2 bin. The drop-in description also says “1A” which I hope doesn’t mean the driver is only 1 amp. It may be the tint bin, which would be quite cool white (and make sense for a U2 bin).

It has started.

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021215

Match them up with these 501B’s. (3 for $12 delivered)

http://www.sunsky-online.com/view/238842/UltraFire+WF-501B+Aviation+Alum...

Coupon code (SNAPSHOT) for 5%. off Total for three is $11.75 paid with paypal.

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brted wrote:
KaiDomain drop-ins ($11.99) and XM-L2’s on 21mm, 16mm and 12mm boards ($9.79). They are claiming U2 bin. The drop-in description also says “1A” which I hope doesn’t mean the driver is only 1 amp. It may be the tint bin, which would be quite cool white (and make sense for a U2 bin).

It has started.

http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021215

The new XM-L2 emitters they sell are U1-1A. So the specs on the drop-in are most likely referring to the tint. Would be very strange if they offerend newest emitter and the driver only pulled 1amp..

Its a great price.. Im curious how they can sell it that cheap compared to the price of XM-L2 emitter. Makes me think the emitter is overpriced and that the drop-in is a bargain…

Does lightmalls have something in common with kaidomain? Just curious since both stores have same XM-L2 emitters and drop-ins at almost the same prices..

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are these on copper stars now. J)
Pretty soon, nitro will have some BLF, copper stars in 16mm… Glasses

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I wish they would say what kind of drivers. If anyone finds out please let us know. I’m sure I will be buying from one of these two, possibly both. If anyone has any advice please help fill me in.

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I went with the Kaidomain 5 mode SMO. I just bought the one. I bought three of the hosts so now I have two more left to decide what to do with.

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I went ahead ordered a SMO and OP 1 mode yesterday from KD and emailed them asking about the current. They replied to me this morning:

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Hi friend,

Thank you for your reminding. we have updated the description.
http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021215
http://www.kaidomain.com/product/Details.S021216

have a nice day.

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Current: 3A-4A with a fresh 18650 battery

They didn’t update the pages for the 1 mode versions, so hopefully they are the same.

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I went ahead ordered a SMO and OP 1 mode yesterday from KD and emailed them asking about the current. They replied to me this morning:
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Hi friend, Thank you for your reminding. we have updated the description. http://www.kaidomain.com/product/details.S021215 http://www.kaidomain.com/product/Details.S021216 have a nice day.
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Current: 3A-4A with a fresh 18650 battery
They didn't update the pages for the 1 mode versions, so hopefully they are the same.

Sounds like it may be direct drive.

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Thanks Lgr-45.

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Interesting, thank you.

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Hello Guys I have been reading a number of your posts and they have been very helpful. I would not have known about the new XM-L2 if not for BLF. I am defiantly a noob and need help choosing a drop in for my Surefire 660 classic. It currently has the original 6v P60 and a DL223AC Lithium battery installed. I followed the links you posted and the 26.5mm SMO CREE XM-L2 1800-lumen 3~18V 1 Mode LED Drop-in would be nice if it is compatible. I would prefer the 5 mode version but it shows a max voltage of 4.2. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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You could get the 5 mode version and some protected sanyo 16650 from international outdoors, coupled with a good charger and your all set. Smile

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I got a reply from KD today about their 1 mode drop ins.

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Hi friend,

For the 1 mode driver maximum current is 1.8A.

Have a nice day.

They are listed as 1400 lumens, but this can’t be right with 1.8 A can it? I guess we will see :~

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Thank you for the info. My EOTech exps3-4 uses a CR123 battery it would be nice to only carry one type. I appreciate your help and all the great info here. One more question. What is a very good charging solution for the protected 16650s. Thanks

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lgr45 wrote:

They are listed as 1400 lumens, but this can’t be right with 1.8 A can it? I guess we will see :~

No. They often list maximum lumens, or sometimes more. Its “chinese lumens”. Never trust them! Wink
XM-L2 should be around 1100-1200 emitter lumens @ with 3A to the led.
1,8A should give it around 770 emitter lumens roughly estimated…

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lgr45 wrote:
I got a reply from KD today about their 1 mode drop ins.
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Hi friend,

For the 1 mode driver maximum current is 1.8A.

Have a nice day.

They are listed as 1400 lumens, but this can’t be right with 1.8 A can it? I guess we will see :~

You can toss out the 1400 lumens right off the bat. That was never going to happen. I wouldn’t be surprised if 1.8A is correct. With a P60 drop in that is about all you can run before thermal sag drops the lumens down anyway. At 1.8 your could still be looking at around 800 lumens which is a ton for a tiny P60. This is a list of the different LED’s and what they run at. 1.8 might be all you really want to run with a normal P60 for anything other than a short time anyway.

http://flashlightwiki.com/Cree

I expected that I would be swapping out the driver anyway but if the 5 mode is direct drive I will probably leave it as is. I didn’t pick the 1 mode because I guessed given the stats that it was higher resistance. Mostly because, if it can handle higher voltage than it must have a buck driver.

This was the driver I was going to put in. I still might.

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1612/10001683/1186301-8-amc7135-2-group...

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I ordered a 1 mode 3-18v drop in on 03/06 from Kaidomain status Back-Ordered Flat Stare
2 PCS Sanyo 2100mAh Li-ion Battery (Sanyo UR16650ZT) Protected(Black) from Flashlight-International Outdoor
XTAR WP2 II USB Charger on ebay…
This will be used in a weapon light mounted on an M4. I hope this config works together. My Surefire currently holds 2 3v CR123s. Thanks for your help Ian2381 Smile

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Does lightmalls ship out their drop-ins?
It seems like KD does not.

Before I ordered the two different drop-ins from Kaidomain I knew I did not like their store from earlier experience with customer support. But why not give them a 2nd chance. (And I really wanted to try these :p)
Their site says. “Ship in 1-3 days business days”
They have now had 5 business days to ship it.
Status: “back-ordered”

Have any ones order from KD shipped??

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The U3 drop-in I got from Lightmalls was underdriven. I’d trust Kaidomain over them to drive either DD or else pulling 3ish amps, although Lightmalls has some welldriven stuff. Their U3 C8 is a blast of light.

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Yes the site says my order from almost 6 days ago is back ordered as well. I got an email saying it had shipped out but the site says otherwise so i’m not sure what’s up..

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I emailed KD about my back-ordered drop in. I got this in response.
Hi friend,

please don’t worry about back-ordered, it means waiting for supply. we are arranging your order now and will ship your order as soon as it is available.

Have a nice day.

My updated status is Order Pending
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