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Semi groupbuy Jaxman X1 host

Jaxman agreed on a second semi groupbuy of a host
Reflector based X1

See link for the info, it should be clear.

Sorry there is no extension tube and the Z1 extension tube won’t fit the X1
Nevertheless a more then interesting host I think.

X1 host for BLF

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Jaxman-X1-HOST-for-DIY-fans-not-a-completed-flashlight/1812094_32718888375.html

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OK thanks Jaxman!
I ordered one
And we are driving through massive hills with an altra slow internet connection (I just could not wait :D)

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I like this host, but what I really want to know is how old is that Pepsi can…it has a pull tab.

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Regarding the X1, mine is making 165kcd with a XP-L HI V2 1A driven at 5A with an LD-2. The build quality of this light is top notch and the unibody construction helps a lot with the heat. The only reason I don’t use mine much is because of the weight, I prefer 18650 lights most of the time.

WillyD wrote:
I like this host, but what I really want to know is how old is that Pepsi can…it has a pull tab.

Many cans in China are made with that type of pull tab Silly

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Thanks for setting this up. What’s the difference of rather what are the pros and cons of this vs a convoy l2? I’m looking to build my first 26650 thrower with an XPL not a -XP-G. Thanks!

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KutKhemist wrote:
Thanks for setting this up. What’s the difference of rather what are the pros and cons of this vs a convoy l2? I’m looking to build my first 26650 thrower with an XPL not a -XP-G. Thanks!

Sorry I have no answer here other then that I know the L2 can be extended and the X1 can’t.
When the Z1 host GB started people asked for the X1 host so here it is Wink
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Hmm I thought this one would be a bit more popular because the X1 was asked for when the Z1 was introduced as a host.
Love the design of the X1 and can’t wait to hold it Wink

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And my X1 host is shipped, thanks Jaxman.

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im curious about the throw from the reflector.

How far can it throw? can anyone confirm the distance?

Nico -.-

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Recently I received the stock light and am pretty happy with it. Great looks and it seems like a quality made light. Didn’t do any measurements, but IMO it is a good thrower which almost shines as far as the Cometa.

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The Miller wrote:
And my X1 host is shipped, thanks Jaxman.

I got the X1 (stock for now till I get home) and take some measurements, but I can’t wait to read what you think of it? Wink

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will34 posted the I.D. is 50.35 mm, so my guess is it's about a 60 mm head size because of the 54.8 O.D. of the reflector, which puts it in the Manker U21 class. The I.D. is the most critical measurement on how good a thrower it could be.

Ahhh - found the dimensions on BangGood, Amazon, and HKEquipment.net - not on the Jaxman listings or thread, that I could find.

 

Jaxman X1: 154 mm x 59 mm x 35 mm, Manker U21: 148.0 mm (length) x 59.0 mm (head) x 35.8 mm (tube/tail)

 

The reflector I.D. compares about equal to the Manker U21, and my U21, modded, is doing 1,700 lumens, 240 kcd, 6A at the tail, on a dedomed XPL V6 0D, actually not fully dedomed, sliced and scraped, and not focused well. I would think this X1 is as capable, maybe better - all quality, looks like - reflector, lens, thermally.

 

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The Miller, I just want to say Thank You for getting this X1 available for us,
I was going to just go buy another complete light today and saw the host, what a surprise I assure you, and a great deal ha ha ha, Blushing

Anyhow, Thank You again The Miller..!! You are awesome.. LOL

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Blushing Jaxman is awesome, offering these hosts for a fair price, I think it is about the highest % deduction for a host vs complete light, really nice!
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My X1 host arrived just now
Wauw what a beautiful light this is
Perfect finished, very nice fins in cool design.
Well protected during shipping.

This light is so beautiful I don’t understand why it is not super popular but I thank those asking for this host when the Z1 host action started!

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The Miller this is the first time you’ve had one in your hands you say?
Yes indeed, I remember when I got mine about 6 months ago or so and I just sort of starred at it for must have been an hour, it is some beautiful work, I am surprised that people are not jumping all over these..
I keep thinking about getting another X1 host but decided to buy the new non anodized L6 from Simon today and maybe get another X1 tomorrow haha, who knows.
Enjoy that light it is a beauty for sure.

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Yes it is the first time I see this beauty

Here some phone pics

The fins

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That light is beautiful and I’m sure you noticed just how well balanced it is at that tri-pod screw in adapter point, you hold this light in one hand and an L2 in the other you can really tell the difference as far as balance, and beauty, 3 layered heat fins, one round and two offset to each other, just feels really good to hold in your hand for sure.

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Ordered.

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Ordered

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Ha it takes off now al of all of a sudden Wink

Hmm being a bit hung over from a party last night I might just opt to make the X1 work today since I am not really feeling like rock smashing and lifting Wink

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First batch of the hosts are sold out.
Will write when the new ones are available!

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Is the pill by any wild chance the same as the Z1?
And if not, has anyone talked to Hoop about making a pill for the X1 yet?

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Ah let me check that tonight.
Report back on it in a couple of hours.

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The pill of the Z1 and X1 are different
The size ia slightly off and the X1 has finer threading and two screws to hold the ledboard
They do not Lego.

So I am staring at a bunch of parts.
The lighted PD tailcap parts of the Cometa seem like a good fit.
The screws cannot be used with the manker ledboarded XPL Hi but it fits the pill nicely.
The gasket provided fits good.

The driver of the Cometa is 17mm
So I have to connect it to the blank driver and to be honest it is freaking me out knowing a driver board has both pos and neg in its traces.
Soooo…
Planning of drilling the center part away with a dremel and to use the spring on the Cometa driver location (have it de-soldered now)
And fill the whole edge of driver and Jaxboard with solder to make it just a ring connected to the pill (not going to do this noisy dremeling now at night.)

As a by product I did found the Kronos X6 tail lighted switch does fit the Convoy C8 that has a Bistro driver in it that did not work reliable with the lighted parts of the Cometa tail so my son now had about the coolest single emitter C8 I can imagine
Grey
OP reflector (this hotspot is so smooth wauw!)
AR coated lens
XPL Hi NW on DTP copper
Bistro driver
Lighted tailcap
Clip
Yeah it does not get much better then that in terms of a C8.

So planning on doing the X1 tomorrow since it deserves it to be assembled asap.

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Ha Ha Ha, Got to love it The Miller I’ve always got one eye on you, got a huge laugh out of your parts bin tour, nice C8 for sure,
Bye the way thank you for that kind comment the other day, meant to say something and then.. forgot, sorry.
I used those lighted switches for my Krono box set t #121,

Pills, the X1 is 1.0 pitch 27.23mm , Z1 is 1.25 pitch x 27.3mm, Com*** junk is 1.25 pitch (of course) but 27.8mm..
Big difference unfortunately.
Went to get the X1’s and well Paul failed to tell me that stock was low, oh well later time I suppose.
I think I might have found the holly cool grail of flashlights though using my spy type translator gear and a lot of work, take a look at some of the lights, I think they’re pretty good and look to the right edge on this page if you can actually view the pages and look at some of those lights, I think they’re great, X1 styled heat sink fins and then some, Nice lights all over here

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The Miller, do you have a 1 or 2cell tube from the convoy l2? Ifso could you check if they Lego? It would be an easy way of making it in a 2 cell light.

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The Miller might be sleeping but I’m not so the answer is.. Yes it does, darn thing is that I have checked every ext I have except the most obvious the L2 so saw your question and went digging and it fits, that is the half tube of course with the rings not blocked and the rings and knurling look real good, it’s about a half inch to 3/4 shorter than the L2 standing on their heads, but it does look good, I can’t believe I missed that ext so thanks for the question and helping me rearrange my junk closet.
I took a bunch of pics but it’s almost 3am PCT and I am whipped so heading to bed and with upload those pictures to my bucket and then post them here,
Ah the heck with that, might as well get them up now

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Jaxman X1 and Convoy L2 half tube extension lego
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Wauw T18, thanks for your kind words!
and for the nice slideshow.
Don’t have a L2 so would not be able to test it.
I think it looks awesome with those rings of knurling.

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The Miller wrote:
Wauw T18, thanks for your kind words! and for the nice slideshow. Don’t have a L2 so would not be able to test it. I think it looks awesome with those rings of knurling.

Thanks The Miller, had to Google Wauw hahaha put thanks again LOL
I don’t recall the how or why I ended up with the pictures in that format I posted, but I was so tired by then I wasn’t changing anything and went to bed,

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