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Nice CRX!

Today I glued some trits in the lanyard holes of my D25C ti.

I also never liked that the head always needs to be a bit unscrewed for the L-M-H setting. So I put a piece of kapton tape on the battery side of the pill. Now I can keep the head fully screwed in, as eagletac should have designed it :).

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219BT 4500K Times 3



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Thorfire TG06 modified to a reverse clicky with a pilotdog lighted tailcap, FET+1 with A6 firmware (couldn’t find my TINY25’s), and an XPL V6 3C.

Pardon the blurry photos.

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Finished my motorcycle auxiliary lights today as well.

xhp50’s in 12v configuration with a 3 amp driver for each. 36 watts from each plus the highbeam from the 7 inch JW speaker copy. Also running upgraded wiring/relays for the headlight.

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Nice. What driver did you use and have you posted your bike in the show us your bike thread?

 

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MRsDNF wrote:
Nice. What driver did you use and have you posted your bike in the show us your bike thread?

I used two of these drivers.

These lights were used as hosts. Stock they’re pretty terrible. Tint was completely different between the two, and they came with XML’s that weren’t driven very hard. As hosts they are pretty good. I even reused the optics with the xhp50’s. All in cost worked out to something like $65 USD including a pair of 30A relays and wire.

I’ll get some pics up in the motorcycle thread after I get the belly pan mounted in the next couple of days.

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Thanks. Thumbs Up

 

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Sorry to spam the thread, but I spent the day playing with my new reflow setup. It sure beats a heat gun/frying pan.

I modded another Thorfire TG06. This one will be a gift to someone who will appreciate nimh compatibility so I kept the stock driver. I swapped the XPG2 for a 5000k 219C. Kept the forward clicky since it works well with the odd stock driver configuration (HLM no memory). Added a bleed resistor to the stock driver. Then another PD68 Rev 5.1 lighted tailcap, this time in green.

I measured lighted tailcap draw on this one since it’s a gift and I wanted to give some idea on drain when not used frequently. This one pulls 0.24 mA from a fresh cell. Configuration is a 19.1k resistor for all 3 channels and green LEDs. Brighter than it needs to be, but my 36k resistors are still in the mail. Going off of info from the X5 group buy thread I expect well over a month from a fresh 650ma efest.

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Installed four XP-L HI v2 1A emitters and changed MCPCB polarity of my Manker E14

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CRX wrote:
Installed four XP-L HI v2 1A emitters and changed MCPCB polarity of my Manker E14

!{width:80%}[img]http://i.imgur.com/O15MvJs.jpg[/img]!


Nice! How is the beam pattern with the XP-L Hi in this optic?
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It is a purer white than the XP-G2’s which were on the green side.
The hotspot is tight & surprisingly round with minor irregularities around the edge and the spill fades out to the flowery pattern but you wouldn’t notice it in normal use. I do like it better now than it was, but i like the XP-L HI 1A emitter.
Damn bright! Big Smile

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Modded a Jetbeam DDC20.

This is an old 500 lumen XML light that I picked up on clearance. I swapped out the emitter and star for a 4000K XPL HI 5A2 tint. I also swapped the battery tube for an 18350-sized tube from a Jetbeam DDC10.

It’s not the brightest light around and the UI isn’t fantastic. It’s also quite large. Running on a single 18350, the light is bigger than my Zebralight SC63w and DQG Tiny III and IV.

It has one unique and sorta gimmicky (but cool) feature: A 7-segment digital red LED display that shows the mode and battery level. The battery meter seems to work pretty well.

This isn’t as good as the display in the Imalent lights, but on the other hand, the Jetbeam is smaller than the Imalents and the button is easier to use.

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Built 6 FET+1 Drivers with A6 firmware, then assembled 3 Convoy S2+ hosts and potted the drivers, assembled 3 more Eagle Eye X6 Triples and again potted the drivers. XP-L V2 3A HI used throughout. A friend rides mountain trails in Cali and his friends have inferior lighting, he says when they lead he can’t see squat! We should be fixing that little problem…

X6 triples are for the bike’s bar, S2+ for the helmet.

6 Lights in a day, got kinda rough on the old back!

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The black X2R receives the typical XP-L HI & FET+1 treatment.

15mm FET+1 with bistro FW from RMM: in the charging PCB the first two pin are removed, the second one replaced by 22awg teflon wire and connects to the positive side of the driver, third pin is shortened and soldered to the ( – ) ring. Two extra solder points secures the microUSB connector housing (connected to ground) with the new driver. It is very firmly secured and won’t require potting.

The XP-L HI V1 1A on 16mm noctigon sits perfectly on the shelf. The centering ring is made by Hoop, XP to 7mm size. The new convoy 7mm centering also works but this one is black and looks better.

Now it is much brighter and has better UI. The beam although being tighter is still the floody type, as it seems very difficult to achieve any throw with this small OP reflector, even smaller than the S2+ reflector.

The integrated charging system remains untouched but with a caveat: the light has to be ON for charging. There is nearly no impact on the charge rate if I leave it in moonlight:

On the other hand, it now works as an usb powered light. Drawing up to 1A it provides decent lighting in an emergency situation.

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Nice! I’m working on mine right now. Does hoop just sell those or did you custom order?

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

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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He already had those designed originally for the S2+ reflector, but they also fit the X2R nicely.

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Hey, you should start an X2R mod thread. I was planning to, but you finished your mod before me.

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

Major Projects:  Illuminated Tailcap, TripleDown/TripleStack Driver

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pilotdog68 wrote:
Hey, you should start an X2R mod thread. I was planning to, but you finished your mod before me.

PD I think you should! My mod was too minor for a mod thread, plus you did the teardown first and have the driver project going! Besides I’m not really good at keeping threads updated… Big Smile

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finally i reflowed my M43 with Nichia 219C D320 5000K from RMM
(had dedeomed green XP-G2 in it...)

near8k Lumens and a nice tint Smile

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Made today a Convoy C8 with :
-Fet driver using sir800dp fet , with tk’s biscotti firmware
-Old production xp-g2 S4 2B
-AR glass

Also i did :
-through pcb switch bypass
-modified led centering gasket a little .

And the results … 176kcd !
A great little thrower … or a beast ?!

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Nice mod, George. To get 176kcd you must have done everything right, including a well focused led !

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Put a XP-L V6 1A into an EE X6. With dome on, I measured 1690 lumens (semi-calibrated ceiling bounce test) and 49.4 Kcd. Dedomed, I measured 1547 lumens and 93.7 Kcd. Significantly brighter than the XPL HI V2 3B at 70 Kcd. All with fresh 30Q at 20-30sec.

I had trouble dedoming this particular XPL V6 1A. I have dedomed 6 others and the dome came off easily after 30-60 minutes of soaking in warm gas. With this one an “outer dome” came off easily but there was a large piece of silicone stuck to the die that would not separate easily. I ended up taking it out of the gas and carefully scraping the silicone off with a blade. Has anyone experienced this behavior with dedoming XPLs?

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Fandyfire Warrior got new emitters today. XM-L2 U2 4C 4500K

And the S2+ “Color” triple got a face lift and a magnet


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EasyB wrote:
I had trouble dedoming this particular XPL V6 1A. I have dedomed 6 others and the dome came off easily after 30-60 minutes of soaking in warm gas. With this one an “outer dome” came off easily but there was a large piece of silicone stuck to the die that would not separate easily. I ended up taking it out of the gas and carefully scraping the silicone off with a blade. Has anyone experienced this behavior with dedoming XPLs?
Yes, me, but not with 1A:
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1000859#comment-1000859

Are all your 1A from the same shipment? I ordered new ones and hope I will still be able to dedome them in aceton. I’m not good in scraping at all.

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vwpieces, that is a very thorough polishing job you did on the S2+. I never had the patience to take it to that level!

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Vwpieces what did you use for the final polish ?

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A mod long overdue: replacing the ugly cool white XM-L2 of my copper Olight S1 by a XM-L2 T4 7A led (from Simon’s Aliexpress store). The bezel was removed using the by others described method: first carefully hammer a thin utility knife in the groove, working my way around the bezel, then a thicker pen knife, then a flat drill bit and after that the bezel popped out with a light twist. Thanks X3 and others for working out the method.

Now it has the proper led colour that the copper S1’s are supposed to have:

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Finally Big Smile
You did a good choice with that warm tint, that was my first choice for my Ti version !
But after a while, I finally found that it’s too brownish for my taste and swapped it for a 5D1 80+ CRI from IO

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For the Ti version, I understand the cooler tint.

(is it flashoholism in an advanced detoriated stage to match the led tint to the flashlight instead of the owner’s preference?)

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djozz wrote:
vwpieces, that is a very thorough polishing job you did on the S2+. I never had the patience to take it to that level!

Thanks,
That was second round. Took pics the first time and it showed all the flaws under light.

This one in Stainless tool a bit longer to get the machine parks out before polishing.

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