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RMM wrote:

I remember that light now.  That was about 15 months ago—-had already moved a long time by then.  I didn’t have those red MTN-17DDm drivers until February 2016.  


Oh, well thought you were moving or about to move or something going somewhere but the only thing I do know for sure is that you sure do make a really fantastic light.
This light has a fantastic throw, the spill is just perfect, it doesn’t ever seem to over heat, and the tint is a beauty.
This light is always in my EDC carry bag, I just love this light a lot Richard and can’t thank you enough for letting me get to have it.

Yes I do believe it was about early last year when I bought it, have been a very happy guy ever since and I have taken it completely apart to try and duplicate your build and so that is why I am always trying to find a good quality unbranded host, haven’t had any luck in the unbranded hosts so will most likely use the EE hosts, the $11 hosts in lots of two I believe, Dales mention,
I just got their new X9 and have their older X6 and I’m very happy with their products so might just get over the unbranded thinking and buy their hosts,

However Richard if your going to perhaps try and see about stocking a host like this in your shop well then I would surly rather wait until you have them for sale and keep the money in the U.S. or in your wallet whichever is most convenient for you of course..

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Hi, just wondering if the Convoy M1 host will be back in stock sometime? Thanks!

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Hi, just wondering if the Convoy M1 host will be back in stock sometime? Thanks!

Hi,

I expect that it will be around 2 weeks before we receive more M1 / M2 hosts.  Thanks!

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Great! I’ll be waiting patiently for my first build! Smile

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Hey Richard any chance of you getting some of these Aspire INR18350 batteries?

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54697

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Hi, another newb question for ya Silly : Do LED orders come with spacers?

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Hey Richard any chance of you getting some of these Aspire INR18350 batteries? p. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54697[/quote]

Maybe---I need to see what their MOQ and shipping conditions are.  Have any of you tried them?  Pricing?

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Hi, another newb question for ya Silly : Do LED orders come with spacers?

No, they do not.  Just the bare LED or LED+MCPCB.  Spacer should come with the host as there are a number of different reflector LED opening sizes.

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RMM wrote:

KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Hey Richard any chance of you getting some of these Aspire INR18350 batteries? p. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54697 

Maybe---I need to see what their MOQ and shipping conditions are.  Have any of you tried them?  Pricing?

The review thread by HKJ is here: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54697, and djozz received two orders of them already. His Opus says over 1100 mAh capacity, and in testing on a triple, djozz said he got 8.8A here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1138162#comment-1138162.

I got two orders of 5 each in, nothing received yet, but 1st order was just 4 days ago, but it is in USPS tracking.

They do sound legit so far. I'd suspect we'll be seeing more of these under other branding.

 

 

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I’d definitely add a couple of those new 18350s to my next order. I don’t have enough 18350 lights to justify a separate order, but it’d still be nice to have some. It’s a big upgrade from ~650 to ~1150 mAh.

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I have 8 of these new Aspire 18350’s on the way, have no idea how fast they are though. The plan is to use them in the X6 I just built with the triple XHP-50.2’s I got from you this past week. On 2 of the dark purple Efests this light pulls 17.22A for 10,660.5 lumens. Not sure how anything can better that but if the Aspire cell is what it’s rumored to be it’ll at the very least double the run time. Wink

I am in favor of you stocking these as well Richard, you know me, I tend to be a bit hard on the poor wee light cells. Big Smile

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I’d just like to say I was on your site looking for those Aspire 18350s today too. Ended up getting the windyfires instead though. I came this thread just to mention that, but it looks like half the forum beat me to it!

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Richard, you were right… as usual! The Nichia 319 emitters work great on your new Quad board. Wink
Just built a custom heat sink/spacer for an Convoy M1 and these emitters pull 18.22A for 4591.95 lumens on an Efest 3000mAh cell… amazing! Big Smile

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Maybe—-I need to see what their MOQ and shipping conditions are.  Have any of you tried them?  Pricing?

I had inquired with Shenzhen Skey Technology (distributor for aspire) on pricing. They were coming out to about $2 each. Shipping is a pain unless you’re ordering on a more retailer scale. Might want to reach out to them – http://www.skeychina.com

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Richard, love the new quad boards! The beam is really more rounded!!! It does seem that I have more trouble getting the parts to settle in at the correct location with this board, not sure why. Any idea? Hot plate reflows for the leds and hot air for the jumpers. The leds just would not settle on the pads. Otherwise great product!

EDC rotation:
FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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mattlward wrote:
Richard, love the new quad boards! The beam is really more rounded!!! It does seem that I have more trouble getting the parts to settle in at the correct location with this board, not sure why. Any idea? Hot plate reflows for the leds and hot air for the jumpers. The leds just would not settle on the pads. Otherwise great product!

Probably heating either to fast or too slowly, or not the correct amount of paste.  These pads center way better than the TPAD quad due to the overflows on the side pads and rounded overflow on the center pads.  I always fought the TPAD quads, but these center up nicely.

I do not have to touch the LEDs at all on these (with good pads and correct amount of paste and correct reflow profile you shouldn't have to ever touch the LEDs during reflow). 

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I sent some messages to see about the Aspires.  If they are really 1000+ mAh then that's a huge capacity jump and well worth having.  

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I just put in a big order this afternoon, if you start carrying the aspire 18350s amd restock the 26350s I’m gonna go broke!

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1+ on the aspire and 26350’s

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FW1A, LH351D 4000k (second favorite)
FW3A, LH351D 3500k
FW3A, SST20 FD2 4000k
FW3A, Nichia 4000k sw40 r9080 (favorite light!)
FW3A, Cree XP-L Hi 5A3
Emisar D4V2, SST20 4000k
S2+, XM-L2 T6 4C

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Damn, just ordered 8 of them Aspires! Facepalm SOAB! Big Smile

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mattlward wrote:
1+ on the aspire and 26350’s

Same here after seeing what a XHP70.2 can do…

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What can you say about your upcoming cube lights?

The low mode should be lower.

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Good evening Richard, I am about to place an order for several XPL Hi Leds and a VT6 battery, Do you have XHP70.2 LED on order? if so What tint and bin? Looking for a 1A tint in the highest bin available…

Thanks!
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AlexGT wrote:
Good evening Richard, I am about to place an order for several XPL Hi Leds and a VT6 battery, Do you have XHP70.2 LED on order? if so What tint and bin? Looking for a 1A tint in the highest bin available…

Thanks!
AlexGT

Not to take any business away from RMM but Digikey has the XHP70.2 P2s in stock now.

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Thanks for the link djburkes, by any chance do you know which of the E2 tints (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D) are they shipping?

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Thanks for the link djburkes, by any chance do you know which of the E2 tints (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D) are they shipping?

I’m really not too sure on how to decipher the bins…here’s the link to what they have in stock.

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Alex, that’s exactly why I don’t buy emitters from digikey or Mouser, they sell a group bin and you can’t ever rely on what you’re going to end up with.

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DB Custom wrote:
Alex, that’s exactly why I don’t buy emitters from digikey or Mouser, they sell a group bin and you can’t ever rely on what you’re going to end up with.

Where do you usually buy yours from? Trying to figure out the bins gives me a headache…

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I get mine from digikey, I just order the easywhite bins, they are all within a macadams ellipse, so you at least know a range it will fall in. All the different color bins are too much for me to worry about, so far I haven’t gotten anything I didn’t like.

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I ordered 3 5700k N4s the other day and put one in a MT07 and did a resistor mod…turned out nicely.

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