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Good job on the dedome doubleone44!

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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fixed up an eveready “junior captain” 1aa for a neighbor kid.
since i didnt have any #112 bulbs and the family already uses 18650 stuff i put a 5mm ebay hi cri and 4.7 ohm resistor in an empty base.
got the switch stuff cleaned up and working right and dropped the conversion bulb and a 14500 li-ion in it.
probably 10x the light of the original bulb and 100% reversible.
light was his grandfathers and one of the few surviving items he has from him.
another restomod.

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Modded some more pipes

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A JAXMAN E2L. This is my first triple flashlight and in the end I couldn’t be more impressed. I knew I had to make the 20mm Nichia 80+ CRI LED MCPCB a bit smaller and bore out the shelf hole for the 22 AWG wires, but my challenge was with the BLF double spring lighted switch that I got from Banggood. When I put everything together, the Mountain Electronics FET + 7135 driver with Bistro turned into next mode memory. I then experimented with different bleeder resistors and found the proper ohms that worked for the flashlight. I also added solder to the outer ring of the driver since it was too thin to be secured by the retaining ring. In turbo the flashlight is crazy bright and heats up very fast, which is exactly what I was shooting for! The moonlight mode is also great.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Modded a Skyray King with 3x Nichia 144 90CRI. Kaidomain DTP-Boards. I used Terminal-Pad for + and scratched the – Pad a little bigger. Battery+ is now on the Flashlight-Body.
3× 4,2A AMC-Driver.
Used tripple Optik from DX: http://www.dx.com/p/48-16mm-3-led-reflector-for-cree-emitters-glass-like...
I got round about 4300 Lumen.

I have to add some AMCs, 2 per Emitter/Driver.
And I have to mod the Battery tube to 6V. Now I have used my Tube from my 3x XHP50 SRK.

Some more “German” details and pics: http://www.taschenlampen-forum.de/threads/skyray-king-srk-mit-3-x-nichia...

And translatet from google: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=de&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=de&ie...

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Nice Jensen, that little green light with the big MT-G2 is the kind of style that drew me into this in the first place. I need to build an AC headboard light with like 3 to 5 of these… the colored Convoy heads work beautifully and a mix of spot and wide optiocs should do to make it easy for some late night reading or add to a little more boradly lit up fun, all run off a wall wart. Thanks for sparking some ideas, enjoy your lights…

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I made a PVC pipe integrating tube. It is almost done. I call it Lumensnake Smile
I need some foam ringr around lights. Some platform to fix it on. And install the ring around the sensor.





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Nice PVC tube. I’ve been thinking about making an integrating system to replace my ceiling bounce tests. That tube geometry seems like it would work well for integrating different beam shapes.

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Thanks! Today or tomorrow I will finish it and try some lights and choose one for calibration.

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neutral fan:perfect work.probably its not so bright as a triple xplhi leds right?
i was thinking,nichia triple version will be not so hot..at least not so fast.
its with 45 seconds turbo timer?

EDC-Mateminco mt04 xhp50 nw,Sofirn If-25a Lh351d

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Some hunters order from me two Convoy C8s. I need to put in two 7135s in each. And One of them I got from gearbest came with chipped lens edge. I got 100 points from them which I was happy about because I have stock lens at home.

But when I pulled the driver out from that same light, some aluminum machining residue falled out. It was all in the head behind the driver and on the driver.
Im happy that I not used much just tried it out and not caused any shorts.

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vresto wrote:
neutral fan:perfect work.probably its not so bright as a triple xplhi leds right? i was thinking,nichia triple version will be not so hot..at least not so fast. its with 45 seconds turbo timer?

Hi vresto, I’m not sure about the brightness compared to XP-L HI LEDs, but it’s extremely bright for such a small flashlight. And with Nichia 80+ CRI LEDs, it also has awesome tint. The high mode just before turbo is very bright and useful for long periods of time. On turbo with a Samsung INR18650-30Q battery, it gets too hot to hold at the head after about a minute. I’ve set the thermal calibration at around 50 degrees Celsius so it does not self implode. If I use a Panasonic NCR18650B battery it does not heat up as fast in turbo. I like that this is my first flashlight where the battery may be too much for the flashlight versus the other way around.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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ZozzV6 wrote:
Some hunters order from me two Convoy C8s. I need to put in two 7135s in each. And One of them I got from gearbest came with chipped lens edge. I got 100 points from them which I was happy about because I have stock lens at home. But when I pulled the driver out from that same light, some aluminum machining residue falled out. It was all in the head behind the driver and on the driver. Im happy that I not used much just tried it out and not caused any shorts. !{width:60%}http://img1.indafoto.hu/3/9/134029_e227dae7eadb61c0adb17748b381f0a8/2525...!

I’ve been running into the aluminum shavings in a lot of C8s lately…mainly where the screw holes are tapped.

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Received my XHP70.2 P2 1A 6000K from KD. Took some time to mod my Acebeam K60 as below:

Original XHP70 (shaved), the donut is worse than without shaving. Lumens dropped about 3%.

Took out the DTP from K60.

The back of DTP is rough.

Desoldered stock shaved XHP70.

Re-soldered XHP70.2

Cleaned up the existing thermal paste.

Finally Smile

Glad that there is totally no donut, even at far distance (which previously is quite noticeable).
Lumens increased by nearly 10% (ceiling bound: shaved XHP70 – 546 lux increased to 599 lux- XHP70.2 P2 1A 6000K, measured 10 seconds after switching on). By ratio to Maxtoch 2X – 1450 lm (168 lux), the maximum new XHP70.2 in K60 is about 5300 lm (618 lux).

CWK

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Nice work CWK, nice photo’s as well! That new 70.2 looks perfectly at home there. I’ll have to try some of these, are they becoming more readily available?

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Modded my second Supwildfire thrower today, with a bistro driver (it is not the perfect driver for this but it is what I had) and a dedomed XP-G2 S3 3D (old type). Succes, 322 kcd! Smile Some mod pictures here.

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Nice definition! Smile

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Thanks DB. I can only find KD selling XHP70.2 at good price (better than Aliexpress). And KD’s Cree is very accurate in terms of bin (P2).
Oh, just find that their price is even lower now: $12.99 (P2 1A) & $14.49 (P2 3B). I bought P2 1A @ $14.59 Crying

CWK

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DB Custom wrote:
Nice definition! Smile

Thanks.
Perfectly focussed but not perfectly centered (but close enough that throw is as good as it gets).
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My wife has been using a Crelant CH10 headlamp going out at night checking on Shadow. The beam is too defined really for a head lamp and it’s not the brightest, so I let her try my ArmyTek Wizard Pro with XHP-50 and it’s warm tint. She said the bugs were really drawn to it! So I pulled the XHP-50 and put an XHP-70 in it at a whiter output, had to fit the honeycombed diffusion TIR to cover the larger dome but it works and is making 3400 lumens on my box. She says she can’t make up her mind, but then she’s been using the modded ArmyTek most of the last week so I think she’s enjoying the brighter wider delivery of light. She’s free to change her mind of course… lol

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Quick mod on an old Nitefighter, almost a C8. I used a driver supplied by a member that was from the BTU Super Shocker. Supposed to be 5A regulated to the emitter, I used Vappower 18350’s for this build and a 5000k XHP50. The light only draws 2.75amps off the cells when at full charge, I suspect that goes way up as the voltage drops, but I have not tested that yet. Really want to get ahold of the Aspire cells for this one and for an MT-G2 build.

The driver has a slightly damaged inductor as seen by the photo, seems to work ok. The beamshot is a lot underexposed, damn cell phone pic anyway.

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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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I had a chance to do a mod today…. Convoy C8 with extension tube, triple xhp50 90 cri, kiriba-ru copper spacer, and mtn 17mm fet driver. I still need to polish up the extension tube more to blend in with the rest of the parts better.

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vinte77 wrote:
I had a chance to do a mod today…. Convoy C8 with extension tube, triple xhp50 90 cri, kiriba-ru copper spacer, and mtn 17mm fet driver. I still need to polish up the extension tube more to blend in with the rest of the parts better.

!http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b638/vychoi/IMG_6267_zps0xkvypbw.jpg!

Very nice Thumbs Up

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Very nice vinte77, did you use the TPAD XM MCPCB ?.

I put together a X7 with a de-domed XM-L2 CW and a C8s with a de-domed SST-40 both with a MTN-20DDm driver :


C8s DD SST-40 (left) X7 DD XM-L2 (right)

I really like how the tint of the X7’s CW emitter turned out after DD.

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khas wrote:
Very nice vinte77, did you use the TPAD XM MCPCB ?.

I put together a X7 with a de-domed XM-L2 CW and a C8s with a de-domed SST-40 both with a MTN-20DDm driver :


C8s DD SST-40 (left) X7 DD XM-L2 (right)

I really like how the tint of the X7’s CW emitter turned out after DD.

Yes, I used the tpad 32mm xm triple mcpcb.

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vinte77 wrote:
I had a chance to do a mod today…. Convoy C8 with extension tube, triple xhp50 90 cri, kiriba-ru copper spacer, and mtn 17mm fet driver. I still need to polish up the extension tube more to blend in with the rest of the parts better.

Nice. What optics did you use? Got a link?
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Mike C wrote:

Nice. What optics did you use? Got a link?

I suppose this is polished cute-3
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kiriba-ru wrote:
Mike C wrote:

Nice. What optics did you use? Got a link?

I suppose this is polished cute-3

Manually polished, or sold as “polished”?
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Mike C wrote:
kiriba-ru wrote:
Mike C wrote:
Nice. What optics did you use? Got a link?
I suppose this is polished cute-3
Manually polished, or sold as “polished”?

It’s a cute 3 that’s been hand polished.

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vinte77 wrote:
It’s a cute 3 that’s been hand polished.

What ledboard is that?

I have been looking for a triple xm-l/xhp50 ledboard that will fit the cute 3, but i must have been realy bad at looking Glasses

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