Convoy L6... XHP70 Beast!

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I think that this one will be worth the wait. Big Smile

How do these numbers look?

What’s that funny little wire in the middle of the spring?

Yeah and one of those funny little wires will be in the middle of the driver side spring too. Grad

Do I have your interest yet?

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Nice…

Although I would suggest using a less funny wire instead, since we’re talking about serious amps Smile

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All mod you can do after all is a dedome. This came as stock as a modded one Smile Very nice. I did not wanted such a big light but now I found myself in this topic every hour…

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J-Dub74 wrote:
I think that this one will be worth the wait. Big Smile

How do these numbers look?

What’s that funny little wire in the middle of the spring?

Yeah and one of those funny little wires will be in the middle of the driver side spring too. Grad

Do I have your interest yet?


Is the amp reading 5A? That is nice.
Also, a spring bypass right out of the factory is very nice too, but I won’t have any use if it isn’t done right. It should be done with atleast 20(?) awg wire.

Anyway, I will still buy it!

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I’m more a fan of using good, thick, plated springs instead of a bypass on a lesser spring.

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The reading you’re seeing in that picture is 5.25A and 7.6V from the stock driver.

As far as opinions on the spring bypass, how does this one compare to the spring bypasses offered by other companies in their stock flashlights?

Just curious…

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Wow this is really cool! A custom hot rod modded light from the factory! This is outstanding for the people that want a modded light with out all the cost or hassle (waiting in line) of having one done by somebody or the cost of the equipment! Direct from the factory, I like it! Here’s one for you “J” Beer and 2 for Simon!! Beer Beer

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I’m sure Host’s will be made for purchase too? Continuing the tradition of making it what ever you want it to be? Correct???? Hopefully? Please!!! Big Smile

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J-Dub74 wrote:
The reading you’re seeing in that picture is 5.25A and 7.6V from the stock driver.

As far as opinions on the spring bypass, how does this one compare to the spring bypasses offered by other companies in their stock flashlights?

Just curious…


To be honest, I don’t know how it would perform, I’m just afraid it won’t do its job sufficient.
For us blf’ers that’s not a problem since we can mod it. But for the rest of the buyers that don’t know what modding is it isn’t an option.

So let’s say I rather be on the safe side.

Nevertheless, I’m really happy that Simon went this route! Can’t wait.

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Is this light will be contain spacers for 18650 batteries like the L2? Any info about that?

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J-Dub74 wrote:
I think that this one will be worth the wait. Big Smile

How do these numbers look?

Is it so wrong to want all this goodness into the new L2 also? I like the L6 but always need something a bit smaller.

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Wow this is really cool! A custom hot rod modded light from the factory! This is outstanding for the people that want a modded light with out all the cost or hassle (waiting in line) of having one done by somebody or the cost of the equipment! Direct from the factory, I like it! Here’s one for you “J” Beer and 2 for Simon!! Beer Beer

Thanks KawiBoy. Without you and others like you to answer my questions on the technical end this would never have happened. As you pointed out, some of us absolutely love these hotrod lights yet don’t have the budget, equipment, skill or time to mod lights ourselves.

This and any other light can be made better or more to specific tastes by a skilled modder. That said, I’m happy to be part of bringing lights that are at least close to modded lights performance-wise to the people in my boat at budget prices.

Back at ya brother! Beer Beer Beer

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I’m sure Host’s will be made for purchase too? Continuing the tradition of making it what ever you want it to be? Correct???? Hopefully? Please!!! Big Smile

Of course they will be available as hosts. We plan to make smooth reflectors for the host in the future too. This is a Convoy light after all. Smile
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Is this light will be contain spacers for 18650 batteries like the L2? Any info about that?

I will ask Simon but to be honest this is not an ideal light for 18650s as they would be drained very quickly. The XHP70 is quite power hungry and we are feeding it well with this high current driver. I would recommend investing in a pair of hi-drain 26650s for this one.
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This looks great, can’t wait. What sort of lumens does the XHP achieve at 5A?

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J-Dub74 wrote:
I think that this one will be worth the wait. Big Smile

How do these numbers look?

Is it so wrong to want all this goodness into the new L2 also? I like the L6 but always need something a bit smaller.


Nah, that’s not wrong. What’s wrong is when someone posts some exciting pictures of a fantastic new waffle recipe they found and someone follows it with a post that says “I’ve always preferred pancakes”. Silly
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Jeansy wrote:
This looks great, can’t wait. What sort of lumens does the XHP achieve at 5A?

From the little research I just did I would suspect at least 4000+ lumens!
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Oh well… The L6 sounds like it’s gonna be my third XHP70 light in six month… after the Fandyfire and the Thorfire.

The S70 will be hard to beat at 4k lumen plus the other goodies. Can’t wait to see how the L6 will come out. Both look very similar with the side switch.

Now to order more hi drain 26650 to be ready…

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RonMuller wrote:
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This looks great, can’t wait. What sort of lumens does the XHP achieve at 5A?
From the little research I just did I would suspect at least 4000+ lumens!

Damn! That’s gonna be awesome!

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Is this light will be contain spacers for 18650 batteries like the L2? Any info about that?

I will ask Simon but to be honest this is not an ideal light for 18650s as they would be drained very quickly. The XHP70 is quite power hungry and we are feeding it well with this high current driver. I would recommend investing in a pair of hi-drain 26650s for this one.

I know it, but I have a lot of 18650-s and 0 26650-s now. Just I want to try it before I invest in a lot of 26650, and maybe some other 26650 lights. I’m happy with small and single cell lights until now Smile
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Not including adapters is no big deal. Adapters to use 18650’s in a 26650 light are available many places. Fasttech, ebay, …. It may be best to not offer them with the light as many users are not going to use them anyhow.

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You can’t have too many XHP70’s! I like!

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J-Dub74 wrote:
The XHP70 is quite power hungry and we are feeding it well with this high current driver. I would recommend investing in a pair of hi-drain 26650s for this one.

Can confirm. I have an XHP70 in an S2 pulling 7.4A from two 18350s. Even with a 10 second step down on the FET driver, a 30 second run dragged the batteries down to 3.79V from 4.2V….

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If it doesn’t come with adapters, a quick, cheap and easy fix is to cut a piece of poster board paper. The width of the paper should be a little bit less than the length of the tube. Wrap the paper around two 18650 and roll them up tight. If the resulting tube is too big for the 26650 tube then cut off a little and roll it back up. Tape it once you get your desired inner and outer diameter.

I started doing this with DST mods as an impromptu spacer, but it worked great so I’ve made 3 or 4 other ones for Maglites and such.

Edit: grabbing a pair of matched 26650 cells is definitely a good idea though.

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Edit: grabbing a pair of matched 26650 cells is definitely a good idea though.

Any suggestions on where to get a decent-quality, budget-friendly set that will work well in this light? I’m assuming moderately high drain capability is preferred, and button top is a requirement for this series arrangement, but most of the cells I’m seeing (illumn, liion wholesale) are flat tops. Richard has a few button tops, and of course anything coming from his shop will be solid! I’m just wondering if there are other reliable button-top options out there, especially for those of us whose flashlight budgets are about to be stretched by an XHP70 Beast… Cool
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1” Sch 40 PVC water pipe makes excellent spacers to adapt from 26650 to 18650. 1 1/4” Adapts 32650 to 26650. Easy enough to get PVC pipe, or should be.

And yes, 5+Amps should be good for 4200 lumens or so, perhaps a bit more.

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Andyman wrote:
unknown00101 wrote:
Edit: grabbing a pair of matched 26650 cells is definitely a good idea though.
Any suggestions on where to get a decent-quality, budget-friendly set that will work well in this light? I’m assuming moderately high drain capability is preferred, and button top is a requirement for this series arrangement, but most of the cells I’m seeing (illumn, liion wholesale) are flat tops. Richard has a few button tops, and of course anything coming from his shop will be solid! I’m just wondering if there are other reliable button-top options out there, especially for those of us whose flashlight budgets are about to be stretched by an XHP70 Beast… Cool

KeepPower flat tops stick out enough to stack.

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Purple Efest 4200mAh 40A IMR26650 seem to work fairly well. About $10 per cell. I’ve done minimal testing, but they seem to be better than 30Q’s.

I would probably avoid Basen cells. Way too many variables have been discovered with them.

Vappower 4200mAh 26650 look like they’d be great based on HKJ’s testing.

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Hopefully this will be available in the usual tint options

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