Vinz Custom P60 Modules: Quad XP-G and Triple 219

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Thank you everyone . . .

http://budgetlightforum.com/user/1538  Just message Vinz and he will hook you up.

 

With the triple drawing near 4 amps and the quad pulling 5.45, questions about heat are valid.  On high, the quad in a P1d (thick, heavy host) my laser thermometer measures 150° at the base of the head after about 10 minutes.  To do a proper run time test, I'll have to keep wrapping it with a wet rag or something because the PD cells seem willing to keep feeding it all the juice it wants.  The triple Nichia gets to 140° (in an L2X) in about the same amount of time and informally, with the PDs both modules start dimming in maybe, 45-50 minutes.

It is important to note that the 2-mode quad on low (200 lumens) hardly gets hot at all and it takes at least 5-8 minutes on high before bare handed use becomes impossible.

Interestingly, the triple Nichia has become Foy's go-to light.  It has reminded me how much more useful a proper flooder is for 90% of my flashlight needs.  Even on high, nothing is ever washed out and you don't actually have to aim the light.  Just turn it on somewhere in the general vicinity and I promise; whatever needs to be lit up absolutely will be.  Definitely has Foy drinking the high CRI Kool-Aid.

Comments about price are also valid, of course and a buck-five is large coin for a P60 drop-in, no matter how good it is.  I will say this however - it wasn't that long ago when Nailbenders were fetching almost that much with less performance and none of the art.  No doubt about it; this is a pricey, hand made boutique item made in very limited production.  Buying something from Vinz is an experience all by itself.  You and he will discuss and agree on every detail and it's not unusual for him to glue and remove several emitters, for example, before he is satisfied with the tint and beam profile.  The first PCBs he got from Illumination Supply for the quad had solder points that were 1-2mm off-center, which he said made "a horrible beam pattern."  So, Foy waited another week.

I think it fitting to install a $105 module in a $30 host.  Just remember that your $135 P60 cannon has about the same output as a Shadow S-L3!

 

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Thanks for the link Smile

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Foy wrote:
The first PCBs he got from Illumination Supply for the quad..

Since when does IS sell bare quad PCBs?

 

Great dropins. Vinz surely does make astonishing work.

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Thanks. :) 

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Since I have a big anniversary coming up, was knocking around the idea of buying a small reasonably priced piece of ‘jewelry’ for the wife… and if she didn’t like it, I would get to keep it.

Triple or Quad?

Well, at least I would have great light to find the way to my new home – out in the doghouse!

Nice work Foy (and Vinz)

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Any idea if this will correctly fit a true surefire?

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P-60 drop in. I am willing to bet it does, but contact Vinz and ask him.

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he replies but slowly, i want to just get info and hurry and get an order in, haha

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It will fit a 6P but I think it might not work with the head on a 6P LED.  I had to use a Solarforce head.

 

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Sweet! I really like their exterior designs. But those beam shots are really bright enough.

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Where do I order the quad xp-g,I gotta have one.

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hi are these still available please?.
Nichia?.
im looking for the drop in and quality 18650 body to stick it in.
could it be built for me then sent?.
looking for a bright nichia 219 / home garden use really.

im in the UK currently.
kindest thanks.

Malkoff !

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Foy wrote:

It will fit a 6P but I think it might not work with the head on a 6P LED.  I had to use a Solarforce head.

 

headtraumaFoy

Really? And a C2 as well? I thought they were way to long for a Surefire host.
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JanBLF wrote:
Foy wrote:

It will fit a 6P but I think it might not work with the head on a 6P LED.  I had to use a Solarforce head.

 

headtraumaFoy

Really? And a C2 as well? I thought they were way to long for a Surefire host. Jan

I owned the single XMLU2 – it was made for a solarforce host and fits snugly. It was too large to fit in my 6p.

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if I bought the Nichia drop in, what body would be an exact fit for it?.
would it be a straight good fit, ready to use?.

what’s best ?.
thanks.

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if I bought the Nichia drop in, what body would be an exact fit for it?.
would it be a straight good fit, ready to use?.

what’s best ?.
thanks.

Solarforce L2m, L2t are what I have used with vinz’s drop ins – any solarfoce 18650 p60 host will fit from what i understand since all their parts are interchangeable

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Though I’m not at all opposed to buying for purely aesthetic reasons (and these creations are gorgeous!), is there any pragmatic benefit to these drop-ins over others? It seems that 4 LED’s utilizing a relatively small reflector and only 3.7v isn’t the most efficient lighting.

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thanks, what other drop in can be better than these. they look really good, wow!.
i did see some nichia p60 drop in’s at illumination supply in the US, but what is the difference ?.

something as this;

http://illuminationsupply.com/malkoff-devices-c-61_30_104/malkoff-device...
thanks…

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neutralwhite wrote:
thanks, what other drop in can be better than these. they look really good, wow!.
i did see some nichia p60 drop in’s at illumination supply in the US, but what is the difference ?.

something as this;

http://illuminationsupply.com/malkoff-devices-c-61_30_104/malkoff-device...
thanks…

those dropins you linked are quite a bit different than the vinz drop ins

malkoff dropins are usually used with cr123 batteries since they are usually based on 3, 6, or 9 volts and will run a battery until there is nothing left in it, so if you use a lithium ion it will run the battery down till the protection circuit is tripped.

the malkoff dropin you linked is 60 lumens in output – much much less than the vinz one – but the advantage to this low output coupled with its efficient buck/boost circuit would result in very long efficient run times. Ideal for an emergency light (since cr123s have a shelf life of 10 years)

edit: having owned about 12 p60s including several triples and a quad, nothing is better than vinz’s dropins

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thanks, so if I buy the Vinz drop in, what is the best host?.
Sforce?.
where can I get that in the UK?.
was thinking flashaholics?.

thanks.

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neutralwhite wrote:
thanks, so if I buy the Vinz drop in, what is the best host?.
Sforce?.
where can I get that in the UK?.
was thinking flashaholics?.

thanks.

I get mine from http://www.solarforceflashlight-sales.com/ its overseas but they ship fast (i get all my orders from them in 1-2 weeks and you get a registered tracking number)

if you want a vinz drop in just pm him

I am actually ordering one myself soon hehe.

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hey kind thanks , thank you, so once VINZ’s i bought, does it just slot in and ready to go , or do i need to modify anything such as taping etc for a tight hold?.
also the sforce will have a glass lens , so would this be removed or could it stay, as the drop in would already have one.
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neutralwhite wrote:
hey kind thanks , thank you, so once VINZ’s i bought, does it just slot in and ready to go , or do i need to modify anything such as taping etc for a tight hold?. also the sforce will have a glass lens , so would this be removed or could it stay, as the drop in would already have one. thanks.

solarforce has a glass lens no need to remove, the drop in will drop right in after unscrewing the head… no machining or tinkering required.

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hello, thanks …….what sforce body would I need L2X right? or any other one?.
L2P?..

kindest thanks.

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neutralwhite wrote:
hello, thanks …….what sforce body would I need L2X right? or any other one?.
L2P?..

kindest thanks.

any of them are compatible… l2t, l2m, l2p… l2x Smile all interchangeable

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thanks, would A “ Solarforce Special Edition Full Stainless Steel L2T flashlight body “ be OK?.
too heavy?.
anyone got this?.

will be for home use mostly…and cos we can’t own and use guns here most times, to hit anyone on the head if there’s a burglar…
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neutralwhite wrote:
thanks, would A “ Solarforce Special Edition Full Stainless Steel L2T flashlight body “ be OK?.
too heavy?.
anyone got this?.

will be for home use mostly…and cos we can’t own and use guns here most times, to hit anyone on the head if there’s a burglar…
thanks.

that will work fine

although stainless steel doesnt handle heat as well as aluminum.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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much thanks.

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So, would JM Paul like a free Vinz drop-in?

Oh, sorry, I see the answer is always NO…never mind. Silly

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