1,600 lumen 502B XP-L triple. (beamshot added)

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1,600 lumen 502B XP-L triple. (beamshot added)

Well I finally got my noctigons in from IO. I picked up a couple of the XPe triples for the new XP-L emitters.

I used a 5amp driver from Lightmalls, and optics from KD and put them together in a 502B host. To get the driver to fit I cut a slice of copper tube and then potted the driver into the slice of tube and the pill. On the other side of the pill I built up four 16mm aluminum stars and then some copper and the noctigon and then the optic on top of it. To get the optic to work correctly I de-domed the XP-L’s and filed down the legs on the optic lens to that it fit just a sliver above the emitters. I added another slice of copper around the sinkpad and noctigon that just barely fits. The heat transfer to the body is super.

With a Sony high amp 18650 I’m hitting just a hair over 1,600 lumens. It has a large hotspot and great flood. No rings and super nice tint. The driver is three modes. Low, Turbo and high.

What a fun little light.

I’ll post some beamshots tonight.

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Edited by: 18sixfifty on 07/31/2014 - 23:25
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Sweet! I can’t wait to build my own xp-l triple. Love to see some beamshots!

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you usually have a for sale sign, not this time? Also looking forward to beamshots, thanks!

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saypat wrote:
you usually have a for sale sign, not this time? Also looking forward to beamshots, thanks!

If I do decide to sell it, it will probably go to one a couple people who already asked about it before I even had it together.

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Have you tried it without filing down the optics? What gets improved through this?

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Werner wrote:
Have you tried it without filing down the optics? What gets improved through this?

With the optics too high you lose a ton of lumens coming out the side and the beam is kinda funky. When the optics set right over the emitters you get a nice round hotspot and more lumens.

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Nice work! Sound kind of complicated though. Looking forward to beamshots!

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he’s at it….and did it again! fantastic work as usual! im actually surprise the 502b can handle the heat well.

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Why did you just send us a picture of a day shot? Big Smile

1600 lumens from something that small

Sure sure…there are bigger/better powerhouses…but still