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Although I’m planning a future XHP mod for my defective Skilhunt H03, when the 17mm boost drivers become available, hoping for it to fit Smile

 

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BlueSwordM wrote:
If he was referencing to the HR70, then go for it!

The 144AM is absolutely beautiful with an OP reflector.

If I didn’t damage it by mistake, then I would have posted some beamshots already.

How did you damage it?

 

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Well, while I was doing some white wall beamshots, I bumped the light, made it fall off the table, and boom!, the light shut off.

The reflector was damaged in stock form. I requested one from Haikelite, and it is on the way.

I haven’t had the time to fix it, nor the equipment to fix the driver if it is broken.

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I see, thought you meant you damaged the emitter itself.

 

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No, the emitter is fine. If I had damaged the emitter, I would’ve just swapped it for another one using the new hot plate I should receive this week.

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Hmmm…. XHP50 into an H03 would be cool.

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Blackdragon1230 wrote:
Hmmm…. XHP50 into an H03 would be cool.
XHP50.2 might be best since it has the same footprint as the XM-L2.

Actually mine is an H02, (previous version) and it’s slightly larger than the H03. There’s a ton of space inside and it has a 21mm driver like the H03.

Lexel makes a driver specifically for H03 (but not a boost driver) There are some 1S 20mm and 22mm boost drivers available but not sure about any an for e-switch.

For the H03 XHP50 has already been done with 2S for 2750 lumens: (post #94) http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1230795#comment-1230795

H02:
Length……………….110mm
Body Diameter……22.8mm
Head Diameter……31mm

H03:
Length……………….99.9mm
Body Diameter……21.6mm
Head Diameter……23.5mm

BTW, have you tried an 18350 tube for your H03? (post #41) http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1039273#comment-1039273

I might just install a new driver and 18350 in my old H02 and call it a day on that one. I think it’s the BLF A6 tube, might require some modifications, I don’t have an A6 shorty tube but I tried the regular tube from my A6 and it does fit, but the O-rings are showing so I’d loose water resistance, although that wouldn’t be an issue for this.

Not exactly sure about fitment on the H03, but it looks like it worked out OK for chadvone.

 

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beam0 wrote:
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Hmmm…. XHP50 into an H03 would be cool.
XHP50.2 might be best since it has the same footprint as the XM-L2.

Actually mine is an H02, (previous version) and it’s slightly larger than the H03. There’s a ton of space inside and it has a 21mm driver like the H03.

Lexel makes a driver specifically for H03 (but not a boost driver) There are some 1S 20mm and 22mm boost drivers available but not sure about any an for e-switch.

For the H03 XHP50 has already been done with 2S for 2750 lumens: (post #94) http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1230795#comment-1230795

H02:
Length……………….110mm
Body Diameter……22.8mm
Head Diameter……31mm

H03:
Length……………….99.9mm
Body Diameter……21.6mm
Head Diameter……23.5mm

BTW, have you tried an 18350 tube for your H03? (post #41) http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1039273#comment-1039273

I might just install a new driver and 18350 in my old H02 and call it a day on that one. I think it’s the BLF A6 tube, might require some modifications, I don’t have an A6 shorty tube but I tried the regular tube from my A6 and it does fit, but the O-rings are showing so I’d loose water resistance, although that wouldn’t be an issue for this.

Not exactly sure about fitment on the H03, but it looks like it worked out OK for chadvone.

I havent tried to change the H03 yet, and only had it 2 weeks. I just now got the battery i wanted for it, but it seems like it has potential. I believe an XM-L2 can be pushed to around 1600 lumens, am i remembering correctly? So a FET driver for it might give it a nice bump up. This is a headlight that i have been thinking about modding….. if its not too much of a piece of junk. https://www.gearbest.com/headlights/pp_1104480.html

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Blackdragon1230 wrote:

I havent tried to change the H03 yet, and only had it 2 weeks. I just now got the battery i wanted for it, but it seems like it has potential. I believe an XM-L2 can be pushed to around 1600 lumens, am i remembering correctly? So a FET driver for it might give it a nice bump up.

I’m not sure exactly but I’d say maybe, djozz has done some “crash tests” on those, here’s a quote from this test: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/32522 :
“at 8.5A the measured output after 20 seconds was 2149 lumen”

In another “death test” by Texas Ace it reached 1513lm before it smoked @ 5.5A: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/52183

You could swap it out to an XP-L2 and get a higher output from the FET driver.

Lexel’s driver thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/59724
Texas Avenger driver thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/48447

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This is a headlight that i have been thinking about modding….. if its not too much of a piece of junk. https://www.gearbest.com/headlights/pp_1104480.html
Interesting you brought that up today, I’ve been discussing that exact same light (but in a full flashlight body) today in another thread! (the headlight looks like just the head part of that flashlight) http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60174

Although it’s showing discontinued in the link you posted and I haven’t found it anywhere else yet.

 

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beam0 wrote:
Blackdragon1230 wrote:

I havent tried to change the H03 yet, and only had it 2 weeks. I just now got the battery i wanted for it, but it seems like it has potential. I believe an XM-L2 can be pushed to around 1600 lumens, am i remembering correctly? So a FET driver for it might give it a nice bump up.

I’m not sure exactly but I’d say maybe, djozz has done some “crash tests” on those, here’s a quote from this test: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/32522 :
“at 8.5A the measured output after 20 seconds was 2149 lumen”

In another “death test” by Texas Ace it reached 1513lm before it smoked @ 5.5A: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/52183

You could swap it out to an XP-L2 and get a higher output from the FET driver.

Lexel’s driver thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/59724
Texas Avenger driver thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/48447

Good so im not the only one that see’s some strange potential in that odd light. I have found that i like lights that have more than one LED or set of LED’s. For instance i like the Imalent DDT40, they have both side lights and front lights….. kinda multipurpose.

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This is a headlight that i have been thinking about modding….. if its not too much of a piece of junk. https://www.gearbest.com/headlights/pp_1104480.html
Interesting you brought that up today, I’ve been discussing that exact same light (but in a full flashlight body) today in another thread! (the headlight looks like just the head part of that flashlight) http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60174

Although it’s showing discontinued in the link you posted and I haven’t found it anywhere else yet.

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Check out this insane headlight! http://www.lumonite.com/en/lumonite_leader/

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Blackdragon1230 wrote:
Check out this insane headlight! http://www.lumonite.com/en/lumonite_leader/

Thanks for the link, thats just cost me £15 haha. The helmet release mount clip they do looks excellent, so that will be tried with my h2r Thumbs Up

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ven wrote:
Blackdragon1230 wrote:
Check out this insane headlight! http://www.lumonite.com/en/lumonite_leader/

Thanks for the link, thats just cost me £15 haha. The helmet release mount clip they do looks excellent, so that will be tried with my h2r Thumbs Up

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Real interesting 1200lm angle light “Compass R” …Designed in Finland. Magnetic charging base like Olight/Armytek.
Apparently these are sold only in Europe, never heard of them or seen them available stateside.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ALL-ONE-BUNDLE-Multifunctional-Rechargeable-Lightweight/dp/B076KS56PD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524604647&sr=8-1&keywords=lumonite

 

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ven wrote:
Blackdragon1230 wrote:
Check out this insane headlight! http://www.lumonite.com/en/lumonite_leader/

Thanks for the link, thats just cost me £15 haha. The helmet release mount clip they do looks excellent, so that will be tried with my h2r Thumbs Up

Their mounts look sturdy thats for sure.

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beam0 wrote:
ven wrote:
Blackdragon1230 wrote:
Check out this insane headlight! http://www.lumonite.com/en/lumonite_leader/

Thanks for the link, thats just cost me £15 haha. The helmet release mount clip they do looks excellent, so that will be tried with my h2r Thumbs Up

.

Real interesting 1200lm angle light “Compass R” …Designed in Finland. Magnetic charging base like Olight/Armytek.
Apparently these are sold only in Europe, never heard of them or seen them available stateside.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ALL-ONE-BUNDLE-Multifunctional-Rechargeable-Lightweight/dp/B076KS56PD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524604647&sr=8-1&keywords=lumonite
!http://www.valostore.fi/images/taskulamput/tuotekuvat/Lumonite/lumonite_...!

Yeah as soon as i saw the Compass i instantly thought it was Armytek. They seem to be sharing the same design in most ways….. That monster light looks cool but maybe a bit heavy.

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Head lamp looks nice but can’t see £150 in it tbh. Also I want to be able to pick my colour temp, not sure even what LED is in that lamp never mind CT.

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Don’t know if it is mentioned before, but on reason for seeming a bit dimm is it’s wide angle lens.
You can replace it with a tighter one.

e.g.
https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32630479277.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesit...XML-lens-T5-T6-U2-Lens-Diameter-17mm-Bead-surface-60-degrees-5050-lenses-High&isOrigTitle=true

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Blackdragon1230 wrote:
ven wrote:
Blackdragon1230 wrote:
Check out this insane headlight! http://www.lumonite.com/en/lumonite_leader/

Thanks for the link, thats just cost me £15 haha. The helmet release mount clip they do looks excellent, so that will be tried with my h2r Thumbs Up

Their mounts look sturdy thats for sure.

It’s junk unfortunately, only good thing was Amazon’s next day delivery! Will post pics why later on, but basically cheap and not up to it. Grub screw to secure makes it difficult to lock up without it swivelling. Even then it’s not a confident hold. Back to olights head band ,different league . Very pricey for what it is, I would value it at $2 or so. Only difference would be it going in the trash rather than returned .

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Sorry for the derail, just in case anyone thinks about buying for their hard hat.

Pics,

Reasons why its junk
Single grub screw , maybe 2 of them and an alloy body would have improved it a good bit. Still the plastic body does flex pretty easily when nipped up.

Little hex/allen key provided for grub screw

Underneath of attached, this will not hold securely enough for it to stop moving side to side. Even with the 3m tape applied above lip, just no use.

Another important factor which bothered me, the housing under the lip of the hat is in eye sight. I found it distracting when i tried it out.
The grip on the light(h2r here not their light) was also sub par, maybe because it was the olight. Still, i cant see body diameter differences that great on the 18650 headlamps.

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Ven, not sure if you knew but Armytek recently came out with a hard hat option if you’re looking to try something else out.

Armytek Hard Hat Mount

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mcfarlie6996 wrote:
Ven, not sure if you knew but Armytek recently came out with a hard hat option if you’re looking to try something else out.

Armytek Hard Hat Mount

How did you do that? lol I spent an hour searching for something like that and came up with nothing ! Might give that a go if i can source one easy enough. Hard to tell from pics, the thread looks beefier on the Armytek anyway. $9 is not the end of the world if turns out no good, small risk. Cheers Thumbs Up

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Well $9 before Armytek’s standard $12 shipping fee (which is ridiculous IMO).

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Well $9 before Armytek’s standard $12 shipping fee (which is ridiculous IMO).

Yes, damn just found that, i dont really want to gamble $20 on a plastic mount.

Oh well, will get there in the end Smile

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ven wrote:
Sorry for the derail, just in case anyone thinks about buying for their hard hat.

Pics,

Reasons why its junk
Single grub screw , maybe 2 of them and an alloy body would have improved it a good bit. Still the plastic body does flex pretty easily when nipped up.

Little hex/allen key provided for grub screw

Underneath of attached, this will not hold securely enough for it to stop moving side to side. Even with the 3m tape applied above lip, just no use.

Another important factor which bothered me, the housing under the lip of the hat is in eye sight. I found it distracting when i tried it out.
The grip on the light(h2r here not their light) was also sub par, maybe because it was the olight. Still, i cant see body diameter differences that great on the 18650 headlamps.

Terrible piece of junk. Honestly for me Olight has the best headlight mount with the H2R. Its magnetic and also the rubber strap wraps over the light instead of trying to shove a light through rubber rings.

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Have to agree Blackdragon, the olight strap is very good. Ease of removing whilst on helmet , no metal/metal contact with light/holder and decent magnet. Only reason was to get rid of the straps being on a hard hat .

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