C8 with XPL-HI U6 7B

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C8 with XPL-HI U6 7B

Hey folks i built this light just for the sake of trying different tints i think my perfect tint is around 5500k but i thought id give it a go and see how it does!

Specs are
Convoy C8
XPL-HI U6 7B on a copper board with lots of thermal paste the tint is 3000k
BLF A6 direct drive
spring bypass on tail cap also first time i have used braided copper it looks fancy but no difference in performance compared to normal cable
Thicker cables from the driver to LED
Tested with different shorter and fatter leads and got 5 amps wow it brought tears to my eyes lol! done that test with HG4 freshly charged Big Smile

To be continued
XPL-HI centering ring
AR coated glass
I also brought a OP reflector because just in case.
Both are coming in the mail now! I was broke after buying the Cometa had to fix a few things in my house but a flashlight always helps!

I will keep this set up and build another C8 with a XPL-HI V2 1A on direct drive and i will also build one on a XPG2 with DD i just made an order at cutter i went crazy order about 8 different LEDs and i will restrain my self now and start my triple or quad build in a month or so!

Let me know if you like this tint?

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nice build! since most of my LEDs are above 6000K I really like this a lot. Wish I had a few warmer emitters…

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Nice build! I really like the warmer emitters for use, for show, the CW looks impressive… I have my bare BLF A6 set up with one of these 3000K XPL HI’s and really like it… I also have put a 7A XM-L2 into my Starry Light DXM for my car light.

I think if you want to try warmer tints, just go to the “7” range and then work your way back toward the cool end of the spectrum. That way you have the full range to work with… Since tint is so personal a perception, whatever makes you happy is what you should go with…

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Thanks guys!

I am interested in trying the theory that the warmer tints are better in fog and wet condition. it does appear it doesn’t pick up the water particles as much but because the throw is less in this tint its hard to tell for sure.

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If you have reflective street signs nearby that you can illuminate with this and a CW thrower, then you can test out the reflectivity between tints..

During a fog, mist or blowing dust time, illuminate these signs from various distances. With the CW on a clear night, you will be surprised how far away you can still see the reflected light. More than likely the WW reflections will be less, but still visible on the same clear night. Now go back on a misty, foggy or dusty night and do it again, especially at the closer distances, the CW washes out the reflection, the WW has less effect like this and allows me to see the sign reflection better… Just my experience, and it is not a huge difference, but there none the less. I do find using a WW emitter in dusty conditions is less strain on the eyes for me, which is one of the reasons I like WW emitters…

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Yea that is for sure there is a spot where i am higher then a beach and a sign that is 1.2km away warning people of a riffle range and i can light that sign up with the C8 and the L2 its amazing but those signs are made to catch light…

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Warmer tints rock, they usually deliver better spectral power distribution than cool tints which means better CRI. Screw cool whites, LOL!

 

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That is one like at least.

what tint has the best CRI? 4500k?

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everydaysurvivalgear wrote:

That is one like at least.

what tint has the best CRI? 4500k?

To my knowledge, there's no best tint with regards to colour rendering accuracy, which is mostly dependent on the uniformity of the spectral power distribution, I believe. You can have potentially infinite different tint standard illuminants with maxed CRI for all of them. Sunlight's tint/temperature varies through the day and it is always maximum CRI.

 

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I don’t see tints well in pics- this one seems a bit cool, but OK for me (I’m not a tint snob). I’d like and use that light without hesitation- a good build! I’m interested to see what happens with the new XP-G2’s so I’m subscribed.

Phil