Modded Eagle Eye X6 Shootout!

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Modded Eagle Eye X6 Shootout!

Hey everybody,
I’ve got 7 Eagle Eye X6 lights now, and not a one of em anywhere near stock… imagine that! Tonight I took lumens measurements in the lightbox then went outside and got beamshots. Camera is the Canon GX1, settings were changed as these are all bright lights… ISO 1600 1/8 sec shutter f/5.6 at 28mm. Here’s how it went down…

  1. The Quad XP-L V6 2C de-domed XP-G2 S3 2B under a Carlco 10507 on an LG HE-2. This light is producing 2222 lumens at start. (all lumens numbers are at start. These Hi Drain lights pull that down immediately and quickly! This is the aluminum sink I made from scratch.

  1. The MT-G2 with Ledil Iris Optic on 2 Red Efest 18350V1 IMR cells. This light is producing 2239 lumens at start. (This light can make higher numbers, but the BTU Shocker and Courui are eating up all my little Purple cells. Wink )

  1. Triple XP-L V4 3D with Ledil CUTE-3 SS polished on an LG HE-2. This light is producing 3629 3264 lumens at start. This is the scarred sample BLF Special Edition light. Smile (swapped positions in the lightbox lineup with #4, dang this stuff is confusing!)

  1. Triple XP-L V5 2D with the Ledil CUTE-3 SS and Nitro’s Cu sink on an Sony VT C5. This light produces 3264 3629 lumens at start. (This one makes 3771 on an LG HE-2)

  1. Quad XP-L V6 3D with Carclo 10507 with Nitro’s Cu Sink and on an LG HE-2. This light is producing 3898 lumens at start.

  1. Quad XP-L V6 1A with Ledil Angie 34mm optic on Nitro’s Triple Cu Sink with 4 extra 1.6mm discs I cut out. The emitters are on 4 20mm stars cut into triangles and fit on the board. This light produces 4071 lumens on a Sony VT C5 cell. The HE-2 made 4406 and a 35A made 4561. (I questioned the numbers on the C5 so tried some others. Smile )

  1. XHP-70 with a Minnie-M from Ledil and utilizing a custom fitted extension tube to use 2 Efest 35A cells. This light is producing 5554 lumens at start. !!!

  1. For the grand finale…the BTU Shocker Triple XHP-70 with Ledil Iris Optics and 6 Efest Purple 18350’s. This light is producing 13,489 lumens at the time of the photo shoot. Smile

These might not look as bright as expected given the numbers, but remember that I moved the shutter up from 1/2 second to 1/8 second. The smaller lights that I use to see the settings and which light I’m shooting didn’t even show up in the viewfinder.

At some point, when you’re up against the ceiling, they all come close to being the same. Different every one, but over the top all the same. There are 3 Quads, all different. Two triples, pretty vastly different due to heat sink and emitters used. Trying various optics, and finding something that allows keeping the dome on without altering either the optic or the emitter, is really the key. Well, and the new Extreme High Performance emitters. Smile (XHP)

Thanks for checking it out, hope you enjoyed it! Smile

Edited by: DB Custom on 03/09/2015 - 00:29
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Whoaaa that BTU blinded me.. Steve
Awesome work Dale.. Beer

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You can easily see the better throw on the cute-3 in #4 than the 10507 in #5 even though lumens are lower in #4. Nice work. 8)

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Nice Smile the beam profile of the ledil quad looks smooth & very similar to the Minnie M.

Eagle Eye should just hire you to design some lights.

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Wow, impressive light, cell, and beam shot collection.  They are all beasts to me.  Good info for helping make decisions.  Thank you very much.

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there is about 400 lumen difference between #3 and #4, but the beam looks very similar. I’m surprised. I had thought about polishing my Ledil but I may not now.

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Awesome job Dale! Helps me decide what I want…if I find the time I thought I would to mess around more with them Silly

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Wow! Those mods are incredible! Great job and great results!

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Awesome job Dale. thanks for sharing.

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whoah…13K lumens…jeez!

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Really great mods.

Thanks for showing.

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Nice job! 

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Impressive, thanks for the pics!

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Is it just me or the image #6 and #7 is the same?

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s1m888 wrote:
Is it just me or the image #6 and #7 is the same?

They are the same.

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Sorry about that, fixed image 7 with the proper image. I was tired and easily confused. That’s my story, and I’m sticking with it! Silly

When I laid out the lights and numbered them with a piece of tape so I could keep it all straight I did so based on what I thought they put out. A couple of these are new builds, so I missed the order of power. In presenting them here, I wanted to go up in lumens so I flipped the order on a couple. Messed up on that last one, really was tired and getting lost in it all! It turns into quite a chore doing 8 lights and writing it up! lol

Then I went back and took pics of each ones reflector/optic so it’d be easy to visualize what the differences were and relate that to the output. Had to then upload and add those. You’d think that with 90 lights I’d be getting good at this by now! The memory issue really is that bad, I can forget in less time than I can memorize and I lose track of what I was doing. Sucks getting old and being flashaholically challenged. :bigsmile:

A tip for those on a computer… I like to click each image and open them in new windows then move between em and see the differences. This lets the full detail of what is different come “shining” through. Wink These are sized at 1600×1200.

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DBCstm wrote:
Sorry about that, fixed image 7 with the proper image.

Don't worry, we forgive you.   Smile

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Once.

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Just once.   Evil

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Great achievement Dale. Very nice job.

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Great lights. Thanks for the beamshots!

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These are amazing Dale…thanks for sharing your results!

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Nice comparisons between too much light and too much light :bigsmile:

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Is that a 621 optic in #5 Don’t think there is a 507 quad
All very nice but the BTU shocker is just plain RYdiculous

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Great job Dale!
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I take that as high praise, as these lights put that John Force smile on your face. :bigsmile:

The new quad optic is a Ledil C12285-S in 34mm spot.

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all those x6’s are really something else. u hold the record for brightest x6’s thats for sure. that x6 with the custom tube and xhp70 is incredible. nice looking beam also. great job there!
and that shocker needs a name, it really do deserve one haha. man , it musta been reflex or something, cus when i got to that beam shot, i squinted my eyes like it was real life. hahah

thanks for the time you took to show us these great pictures and of your masterpieces!

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DBCstm wrote:
I take that as high praise, as these lights put that John Force smile on your face. :bigsmile:

The new quad optic is a Ledil C12285-S in 34mm spot.


So it’s shorter than cute-3/4 but taller than gt4?

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You are right Scott, thanks for noticing that, i was curious if it was the same hight as the cute-4.
The C12285_ANGIE-S is 10,67 mm + 1,45mm & the cute-4 ss is 15mm + 1,5mm.

As far as i can see the GT4 is shorter than the C12285_ANGIE-S

Another thing i noticed in the data sheet is the C12285_ANGIE-S
support a lot of different led’s

LED Viewing Angle Beam efficiency cd/lm
Z5 sim: 10 Spot sim: 92 % sim: 19.000 -
LUXEON H50-2 sim: 16 Spot sim: 93 % sim: 8.000 -
Oslon SSL 150 10 deg Spot 94 % 17.000 -
XP-E 11 deg Spot 91 % 14.700 -
Oslon SSL 80 12 deg Spot 93 % 11.000 -
Oslon Square EC 14 deg Spot 94 % 8.300 -
XP-G 15 deg Spot 93 % 8.020 -
LUXEON T 15 deg Spot 93 % 7.600 -
LUXEON TX 15 deg Spot 92 % 8.100 -

So it is not 11 degrees on a xp-g emitter but 15 degrees, so i guess even a little more from the bigger xp-l led.

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I like that each TIR is clear of the other, with the CUTE-4 they’re merged. I like that too, and might try it for a similar but different build. Wink

This Angie is 10.7mm tall, pretty much between the GT4 and CUTE-4, with individual TIR diameters about double that of a Carclo quad that is also shorter.

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Could you measure how deep & wide the opening for the led’s are in the angie?
On the cute-4 they are rather shallow, so i am a bit worried that the XP-L’s with domes still on will destructively dedome themselves.

The CUTE-4 opening for the led’s are ~5,05mm wide & ~2,70mm deep.

Interesting that the Angie TIR’s don’t merge, i hadn’t noticed that.

A crazy idea, do you think 4 XHP50 with one of these quad optics & a 2xbattery mod, would have a higher output than your XHP70 with the 2xbattery & Minnie M reflector.

They should be good for about 2000 lumens each
at least x 4…….could get pretty bright Big Smile

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cajampa wrote:

A crazy idea, do you think 4 XHP50 with one of these quad optics & a 2xbattery mod, would have a higher output than your XHP70 with the 2xbattery & Minnie M reflector.

They should be good for about 2000 lumens each
at least x 4…….could get pretty bright Big Smile


Could burn your hand in like 5 seconds too….

I’m amazed at how hot just 1 XHP50 gets on 4amps

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LOL Big Smile yeah, but thats what the different levels & the switch are there for Wink

And at 4A it is upwards about 2700-3000 lumens so……..that would be pretty bright x4…….. Wink

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