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It heats up, but it takes quite a while. That spacer is heavy piece of aluminium.

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Thermal mass is the key to drawing the hotspot(s) of the emitters. Cooling fins only good if the air is circulating about.

But does the adapter fit nicely against the bowl? Drawing to the shelf may take some time.

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I’m quite sure. I made contact surfaces extra carefully with lathe. It just takes time to heat that metal.

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Sweet idea jon !!

thank you for taking the time to post kind and encouraging words

the glow is very fun

latest mod AAA Thrunite Ti3 to LH351d 2700k w Pebbled Tir:

Happy 4th of July Holiday Smile

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I was going to edit that last entry.

The Sam’s are good tough Leds. I had modded it to a small 14500 host and ran it at max. The heat got the expansion to pop out my friction fit / plastic lens and some damage to the reflector. But it always kept going.

Hey, that would be some machining skill to have a matching parabola cone.

Kudos!

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Well, I have to admit that’s way above my skills. My problem is that I have basic skills in many areas, but I’m master of none. Metalworking, electronics etc.

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Nice mod Haukkeli! I’ve often thought about modding my already modified C8 into a triple or quad, but it’s the spacer that I can’t make let alone custom reflectors. Very creative and looks very cool!

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

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It’s been done before, but I wanted one for myself. FW3A raw converted to an FW1A, by drilling a couple holes, reflowing an sw40 219B, no-FET firmware. SS FW1A bezel. Turned out great, throwy, perfect tint and UI—one of my favorite lights.

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treellama wrote:
It’s been done before, but I wanted one for myself. FW3A raw converted to an FW1A, by drilling a couple holes, reflowing an sw40 219B, no-FET firmware. SS FW1A bezel. Turned out great, throwy, perfect tint and UI—one of my favorite lights.


Very nice! Is that the original FW1A reflector?

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Very nice! Is that the original FW1A reflector?

Yes, I was able to identify one in a FB for-sale post and snag it. I have a new one, too—some day I will do a comparison and post it, although with 219Bs they won’t match any stock FW1A emitters.
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Very nice! Is that the original FW1A reflector?
Yes, I was able to identify one in a FB for-sale post and snag it. I have a new one, too—some day I will do a comparison and post it, although with 219Bs they won’t match any stock FW1A emitters.

Dang. I thought maybe you had found another reflector that fit.

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LEDIL Leila optics are a close fit too if TIR is your thing. I am running this one now in my converted FW1A with SS bezel. 21kcd with SST20 4000K off an MJ1 cell. FET is still enabled btw, firmware stock and light is from initial GB.

I’ve also got some optics on order from AE. They should be a near drop in fit too. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002280736440.html. Will post about them when they arrive.

In the future, I hope to build a LumeX1 and pair it with a Nichia B35AM under a pebbled narrow spot optic in an FW.

edit: Forgot to mention, if you are willing to space up the mcpcb, Convoy S21A/B reflectors fit perfectly in diameter. That was what I was running before the TIRs.

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Today I modded my just received FWAA by removing the driver side spring and replacing it with a disc contact. This allows me to run my Shockli button tops that wouldn’t work with the spring in place. Shocked how small the light is honestly. Beam is nice for indoor use, don’t know how much I’ll carry this light honestly, but we’ll see. Considering swapping emitters to 219b or a tint mix of SST20s or even giving the HL2× 90CRI emitters a try that are collecting dust..

Also in the package was a FW21 ×1L. I’m surprised how much I like the host. Looks and feels great in person. Even the ano color is somewhat pleasing on this body (not so on the FWAA – it’s about to get stripped or baked). The optic generates a super clean beam that I really like, but throw is disappointing.. only 115kcd. Not going to cut it for me. If I can’t get that up to near spec’d range, swaps will happen. My Convoy M2 does 102kcd and is more pocketable

But really. The UI on this thing is AWFUL! Like wtf year is it? Long press for off, single to advance poorly spaced modes.. no, no and no. This will have to change. Already taking measurements to convert this into an ANGIE quad. Hoping to get a driver designed for this running Anduril.

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But really. The UI on this thing is AWFUL! Like wtf year is it? Long press for off, single to advance poorly spaced modes.. no, no and no. This will have to change. Already taking measurements to convert this into an ANGIE quad. Hoping to get a driver designed for this running Anduril.

Is it actually using a different driver? That would make zero sense. Ideally it has a tiny85 on it, you can just put Anduril back on.
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JaredM wrote:
LEDIL Leila optics are a close fit too if TIR is your thing. I am running this one now in my converted FW1A with SS bezel. 21kcd with SST20 4000K off an MJ1 cell. FET is still enabled btw, firmware stock and light is from initial GB.

I’ve also got some optics on order from AE. They should be a near drop in fit too. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002280736440.html. Will post about them when they arrive.

In the future, I hope to build a LumeX1 and pair it with a Nichia B35AM under a pebbled narrow spot optic in an FW.

edit: Forgot to mention, if you are willing to space up the mcpcb, Convoy S21A/B reflectors fit perfectly in diameter. That was what I was running before the TIRs.

Thank you! I’m definitely going to look at those optics. I love my FW’s and would love more with single emitters.

Btw, what did you use to space up the pcb?

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Still not finished but it will be.

New Armytek Prime C2Pro , still 12V driver so XHP35 and Yaijamei optic will do

 

 

 

Olight Warrior Mini 2 emitter swapped with SFT40. End result is great. Although i’m high cri fan, this emitter looks realy nice under Olight optic.

 


 

WTB Titanium 4sevens 2xAA tube

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trakcon wrote:

Btw, what did you use to space up the pcb?

In my case I didn’t space it up, I machined my own bezel that’s a few mm shorter than the factory FW1A. I also had to machine the lower part (last ‘fin’) of the reflector off to fit within the head cavity.

Taking a second mcpcb, torching it until the top layers separate (doesn’t always work), then filing and sanding it smooth is an option to create your own spacer. Or buying copper discs from Bopper on Etsy is another (easier) option.

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treellama wrote:
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But really. The UI on this thing is AWFUL! Like wtf year is it? Long press for off, single to advance poorly spaced modes.. no, no and no. This will have to change. Already taking measurements to convert this into an ANGIE quad. Hoping to get a driver designed for this running Anduril.
Is it actually using a different driver? That would make zero sense. Ideally it has a tiny85 on it, you can just put Anduril back on.

Yes. It’s a totally different driver and mcu. No markings and it’s small with ten pins IIRC, don’t quote me though. I’ll be tearing it down again.. I did swap a Convoy Boost HX in. Throw dropped to 85kcd. Might try a 3000k SST20 next to see how it compares to my LEDIL IRIS in my ET G25C2.

Driver OD is 25.4mm. Cavity is 20.4 mm, so it mandates a 2.5mm ground ring. I wish it used the same driver as the X9L, I missed this detail and am kinda annoyed about it.

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JaredM wrote:
or even giving the HL2× 90CRI emitters a try that are collecting dust..

Just use an actual green emitter instead like Osram. At least the green will be consistent that way… Facepalm
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Scallywag wrote:
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or even giving the HL2× 90CRI emitters a try that are collecting dust..
Just use an actual green emitter instead like Osram. At least the green will be consistent that way… Facepalm
Big Smile I can’t remember how bad they were. I know the 5790 when sliced basically down to the phosphor, the angular shift was fixed and the overall tint was very nice for a daylight cct. 4000k never got much attention, likely due to impossibly high duv. I might just need to refresh my memory.
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JaredM wrote:
Yes. It’s a totally different driver and mcu. No markings and it’s small with ten pins IIRC, don’t quote me though. I’ll be tearing it down again..

Small with 10 pins sounds like what appeared on the new Convoy drivers, too. Some weird Sonix 8051 clone. The curiosity is killing me.
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treellama wrote:
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Yes. It’s a totally different driver and mcu. No markings and it’s small with ten pins IIRC, don’t quote me though. I’ll be tearing it down again..
Small with 10 pins sounds like what appeared on the new Convoy drivers, too. Some weird Sonix 8051 clone. The curiosity is killing me.

It does appear to be the same chip as Convoy. Good catch.

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Not really much of a mod, but I have to share. I put a Zircon 803 filter in an SP36 with 4000K LH351Ds and got surprising results. I’ll just let the data speak for itself.


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Does Ra = cri …?

  

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Does Ra = cri …?

Yes, CRI (or Ra) is the mean of R1-R8.

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Wow, cri doesn’t even include the much talked about r9 … Silly

  

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thanks! nice data capture

The zircon 803 has a 20% lumen penalty
the benefit is the DUV went negative.. congrats on that

for reference, could you also post the same light without the -green filter?

what I like about the SST is the high R9.. but I dont care for the green tint

the Lee filter keeps the high R9, and improves the tint.. similar to the way slicing the dome of an LH351d does. But the LH351d is not a 90+ R9 CRI LED… and the green tint is as bad as the SST

so I just ordered an SST light.. though I may still mod to 219b, instead of using minus green filters.

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pinkpanda3310 wrote:
Wow, cri doesn’t even include the much talked about r9 … Silly

That is why R9 is often mentioned separately.

R9-R12 are saturated colours and were all not part of CRI because CRI represents how natural colours look, not how saturated. They are important for good lighting though, and with leds the R9 (saturated red) is always the bottleneck so that is the one mentioned.

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Okay that makes sense. I just thought it was discussed because it was always lacking…

  

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jon_slider wrote:
thanks! nice data capture

The zircon 803 has a 20% lumen penalty
the benefit is the DUV went negative.. congrats on that

for reference, could you also post the same light without the -green filter?

what I like about the SST is the high R9.. but I dont care for the green tint

the Lee filter keeps the high R9, and improves the tint.. similar to the way slicing the dome of an LH351d does. But the LH351d is not a 90+ R9 CRI LED… and the green tint is as bad as the SST

so I just ordered an SST light.. though I may still mod to 219b, instead of using minus green filters.

With the Zircon 803 installed over the LH351Ds, R9 came in at 96 as you can see in the data above. That’s what I found most impressive since the LH351D typically comes in around R9 60-70.

I’ll retake measurements without the filter when I get a chance.

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