The Deft X of poor guy *UPDATE* 04/19 Attache beamshots #48

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The Deft X of poor guy *UPDATE* 04/19 Attache beamshots #48

Hi guys!

Due to my comment in this post: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/37222?page=8#comment-745551 and at the request of colleagues I share with you a mod made more than a year ago inspired by the Deft x Smile
By that time, I dreamed of having a Deft X was economically far from my reach, then decided to try something similar with what I had on hand.
Borrowing the body of my tk75 and starting from a bar of aluminum 50mm the project begins to take shape

Working on the pill for housing the driver…

Of course It cannot be absent a good copper core Wink

Already finished

Now the head, this is the part I dislike but it was the only thing available, is made from a PVC pipe reduction for 78mm aspheric lens cost much does the focal length, and also wanted to have motion to zoom

Closeup view of dedomed xpg2

Working

Some beamshoots full sun

Control

Watch across the street (20mts) the brown door on the right in the glass on the left you can see the die 8)

At night, with the camera Cell (80mts)

At night, with my digital camera, I regret not having a newer and good quality in these photos you can not see, but through our eyes is much more impressive

The good thing about this mod is that with this driver no special batteries are needed (IMR ICR) with any decent battery, the same results are obtained.

Has maaaany hours of trial and error testing different approaches the wavien collar for maximum performance, working many weeks in this step Sad

The Xpg2 work at 5.5A, I must be honest, despite having a core of copper 20mm thick be careful with continued use because after 5 min and can not hold in hand by temperature :_(
Measured at 6 mts always get readings above 1350kcds, incluiding after 1 min.

This is my best thrower flashlight that I have so far, I hope you like, any comment is welcome Smile

Sorry for my bad English…

Edited by: gaston01 on 04/19/2015 - 15:46
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Those beam shots are pretty sweet!

My Favorite Modded Lights: X6R, S8 , X2R , M6, SP03

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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wow, 1350kcds is that to say over 1M K lux!!!!

That is definitely out performing the DEFT X my friend.

I will take it, where to I pay :bigsmile:

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Sweet pencil beam!

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How did you devise the Waiven collar? That's an awesome thrower beam, beats my old Magmod to pieces...


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Very nice build.  Who cares about PVC when you get performance like that.  Does the PVC give you some usable spill to help with walking around in the dark?

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that is awesome!

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i like the pictures!
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pyro1son wrote:
Sweet pencil beam!

This is zoomie. Would like to see how it looks zoomed out.

 

Very nice build! You broke world record in this size Smile

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Thanks for the write up gaston01 Smile i am glad i asked Wink

I wish for one thing now……….to see a 1000kcd or more beam with my own eyes, beamshots just does not come close to scratch that itch Big Smile

What lens & XP-G2 bin did you use? I know it was an 78mm but where did you buy it?

And have you thought of adding a bigger diameter meniscus lens as a final lens as MEM found, to up the kcd even more.

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Nice! 8) I want to see some cloud bouncing beamshots!!! Party

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Great throw, well done. To get 1350kcd throw with a 80mm lens you have done everything well: quality led, quality lens and very good performing collar. I'm as well curious about how you made the collar (or was it bought as is?)

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I think he used one of waviern’s collars.

Djozz if you haven’t checked out Linus thread gaston01 mentions in the OP you should. Lots of very interesting discussions about collars & various ways to optimize an aspheric build Wink

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Thanks you guys for all the comments Smile

I buy the wavien collar here: http://www.wavien.com/shop/rlt-collar/

Yes in darkness the PVC give some usable spills but to walk, I open the zoom and is converted to very good flood, I’ll take some pictures of it and upload ….and a mid-zoom shooting a stream of impressive light!

The led are from Fasttech Xpg2 R5 1A on Aluminum star then I reflow on sinkpad, the lens are 78mm from Kaidomain I buy 2, one goes good the other not Sad

As I said, the secret is in the focus on collar height, the thickness of aluminium coke can may mean 1100 or 1200 KCDS ….

Sorry for my bad English…

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Very impressive build , sir .

Thanks for sharing .

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The future just showed up! Great light! If only there was a BLF edition. Hey, a guy can dream can’t he?

Hey Babe, check out my new light!!

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What can i say, omg throw! By the way, do you Think this will work in a sky ray king body? The time has come for 1mcd 50$ lights Big Smile
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What can i say, omg throw! By the way, do you Think this will work in a sky ray king body? The time has come for 1mcd 50$ lights Big Smile
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cajampa wrote:
I think he used one of waviern's collars. Djozz if you haven't checked out Linus thread gaston01 mentions in the OP you should. Lots of very interesting discussions about collars & various ways to optimize an aspheric build ;)

I had ignored that thread at first and then it got too big Innocent. I will dive into it one of these days!

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To say this is impressive is an understatement. You have done a great job there!!

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djozz wrote:

cajampa wrote:
I think he used one of waviern’s collars. Djozz if you haven’t checked out Linus thread gaston01 mentions in the OP you should. Lots of very interesting discussions about collars & various ways to optimize an aspheric build Wink

I had ignored that thread at first and then it got too big Innocent. I will dive into it one of these days!

I think you are going to like what you will find Wink I remember thinking i wonder where djozz is, this discussion is very much up his alley Smile

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cajampa wrote:
djozz wrote:

cajampa wrote:
I think he used one of waviern's collars. Djozz if you haven't checked out Linus thread gaston01 mentions in the OP you should. Lots of very interesting discussions about collars & various ways to optimize an aspheric build ;)

I had ignored that thread at first and then it got too big Innocent. I will dive into it one of these days!

I think you are going to like what you will find Wink I remember thinking i wonder where djozz is, this discussion is very much up his alley :)

I'm a bit on a flashaholic ration at the moment (my girlfriend is getting annoyed lately about the time I spend hobbying and she is right), but at least reading BLF is not as disruptive for family life as hands-on testing/modding in my hobby-corner.

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Orsm light. The workmanship and effort put into this light is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Can you explain to me why the collar is as large as it is? Couldn’t it be just slightly larger than the LED? The distance from reflector to LED is the same as the distance back to the LED so the aim should be the same even though a smaller reflector’s angles would be wider. It also seems a larger reflective surface would need to be more precisely smoothed and positioned.

BTW, very impressive work and thanks for sharing.

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OMG, Gaston!  That is simply amazing!  I had to read the throw figures 3 times before I was sure I was seeing one MILLION three hundred and fifty THOUSAND candela.  Good lord!  What a fantastic job!  You didn't just build your own Deft X, you smashed it into the ground and doubled it's throw.  Mighty impressive work. Cool

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1.3Mcd!

We’re talking about over 2km of throw! Shocked

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Santo cielos! Es un láser de color blanco. Del dicho al hecho hay muuucho trecho! pero no lograste, huevón lo superaste! Ya el foco tuyo es el cima. Quedo buenísimo.

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Nice work, and very impressive figures you’re seeing.
I would like to see verification of those figures measured at greater than 6meters though.

Call me skeptical but I consistently see artificially higher candela figures when taking measurements below 10 meters. The beam isn’t really formed yet at that range (provided the focus is set for maximum throw) so I’d be really interested in seeing what kind of difference in throw (if any) you get when measuring at longer ranges i.e >50meters.

Oh and if you’re not happy with the look of that plumbing pipe, have you thought about finding and combining some cheap lens hoods/filter rings on ebay that will fit that 78mm lens? It’s a good size lens for that kind of approach! Smile
Keep up the great work

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“Poor Guy” borrows the body of his TK75… Silly

This is really nice work, but your definition of poor differs from mine.

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Thank you all for the comments, make me very happy Big Smile , and encourages me to share with you my same passion, I regret not having done it before….

lightme wrote:
Can you explain to me why the collar is as large as it is? Couldn’t it be just slightly larger than the LED? The distance from reflector to LED is the same as the distance back to the LED so the aim should be the same even though a smaller reflector’s angles would be wider. It also seems a larger reflective surface would need to be more precisely smoothed and positioned.

BTW, very impressive work and thanks for sharing.

Hi

Sorry I can not explain how it really works this necklace is that it is very complex and is beyond my knowledge…
When came this technology, also ask to try to see how it works but got no specific answers so I decided to buy it and experiment with the.

bibihang wrote:
1.3Mcd!

We’re talking about over 2km of throw! Shocked

Yes! in the city, I get light to the naked eye, some water tanks very high towers located 1.5 km according to google earth, I’ll try to take pictures of it Wink

scottyhazzard wrote:
Santo cielos! Es un láser de color blanco. Del dicho al hecho hay muuucho trecho! pero no lograste, huevón lo superaste! Ya el foco tuyo es el cima. Quedo buenísimo.

Buen español! muchas gracias Smile

LinusHofmann wrote:
Nice work, and very impressive figures you’re seeing.
I would like to see verification of those figures measured at greater than 6meters though.

Call me skeptical but I consistently see artificially higher candela figures when taking measurements below 10 meters. The beam isn’t really formed yet at that range (provided the focus is set for maximum throw) so I’d be really interested in seeing what kind of difference in throw (if any) you get when measuring at longer ranges i.e >50meters.

Oh and if you’re not happy with the look of that plumbing pipe, have you thought about finding and combining some cheap lens hoods/filter rings on ebay that will fit that 78mm lens? It’s a good size lens for that kind of approach! Smile
Keep up the great work

Cheers
Linus

Hi

I too would like to compare values with some of you but we are far unfortunately…remember that the head is moving and lets you focus at the desired distance, inside my house fully measured from 3 to 9 mts mts focusing on die each measure correctly and I had no variation to convert values to 1 mts, instead on my mods flashlights with reflector always find variations measured at different distances above, not very big but variations at the end….
Measurements at close range really hurts sight watching the die, the light spot is in my eyes for a few minutes :~
Also, I will try to make measurements tens of meters, when given the opportunity Wink

Sorry for my bad English…

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very nice work!

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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