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What a bummer.

For my part, I wasn’t planning to buy one of these — too many $ & I have an L2 — but the thing that had me considering it was the prospect of an eswitch buck driver @ >3A.

The L2’s driver is limited to 3A, but at least you have the option of running it 1s or 2s.

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JasonWW wrote:
When it comes to driver swapping, I have to look at the bigger picture, not just what one person is capable of.

And now we all understand why I was concerned about being able to swap out drivers. Wink

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Now I’m gonna have to mod it (already placed and order during the pre-order invite) to get the buck driver…. hmmm. I’ll probably not notice much of a difference for my usage needs….Decisions, decisions….

I’ll have to send out to someone who can flash Anduril for me then if I decide to do a “soft” mod…

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If I order an extra diffuser how would I know if it’s included in my first order (with the flashlight) or if will be shipped separately? I haven’t had any notice of shipment yet

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BlueSwordM wrote:
At 4.5A, an XPL HI would have an extremely high forward voltage of 3,75V.

A buck driver is almost useless for regulated output on turbo, which it will only do for a few minutes. To extend that regulated runtime on turbo, you would need to bypass springs, use a lower VF 4000k LED, use a better buck driver with a lower resistance.

Had it used a buck boost driver instead, I would have been fine paying 10-15$+ for the light. That would have made it the literally perfect pocket thrower of 2018.

I think the buck had merit for lower modes but I agree that perfect solution would be what you’re talking about and I would pay more for it

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I’m not too bummed at it being FET. I don’t ever use these thrower lights at lower modes anyway, usually just at turbo.

Maybe Lumintop can make up for it
BY NOT GLUING THE BATTERY TUBE!

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JasonWW wrote:
I’m not too bummed at it being FET. I don’t ever use these thrower lights at lower modes anyway, usually just at turbo.

Maybe Lumintop can make up for it
BY NOT GLUING THE BATTERY TUBE!

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No shipping notification yet.

I’ve got a thrower, a flooder, and an EDC too. Still looking for a bigger thrower, flooder, and a new EDC, give or take a few. I’m a flashaholic.

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Persechini wrote:
@M4DM4X

If I order an extra diffuser how would I know if it’s included in my first order (with the flashlight) or if will be shipped separately? I haven’t had any notice of shipment yet

Same here, they just share the information that they think is necessary, nothing about shipment!! Now the changing driver, I guess im out.. depended on the answer i´ll get..

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djozz a week ago wrote:
Just filled out the form, is the GB still on Martin?

About the driver: is it sure a buck driver, as mentioned in this thread? I can’t believe they went for that, the voltage difference between a 18650 cell and a XP-L Hi is so small that it will only regulate current a little in the first few minutes, I’d choose for simple cheap lineair and have that extra boost of direct drive in those minutes. I’m curious about the first pictures of the driver.

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McLight wrote:
Persechini wrote:
@M4DM4X

If I order an extra diffuser how would I know if it’s included in my first order (with the flashlight) or if will be shipped separately? I haven’t had any notice of shipment yet

Same here, they just share the information that they think is necessary, nothing about shipment!! Now the changing driver, I guess im out.. depended on the answer i´ll get..
What’s to share about shipping if shipping has not started yet??

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McLight wrote:
Persechini wrote:
@M4DM4X

If I order an extra diffuser how would I know if it’s included in my first order (with the flashlight) or if will be shipped separately? I haven’t had any notice of shipment yet

Same here, they just share the information that they think is necessary, nothing about shipment!! Now the changing driver, I guess im out.. depended on the answer i´ll get..
What’s to share about shipping if shipping has not started yet??

Since i have to justify myself for a simple question?
Each region n locals are different, and if it´s allowed I like to plan my post / parcels incoming..

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Shipping starts next week i saw.

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McLight wrote:
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McLight wrote:
Persechini wrote:
@M4DM4X

If I order an extra diffuser how would I know if it’s included in my first order (with the flashlight) or if will be shipped separately? I haven’t had any notice of shipment yet

Same here, they just share the information that they think is necessary, nothing about shipment!! Now the changing driver, I guess im out.. depended on the answer i´ll get..
What’s to share about shipping if shipping has not started yet??
Since i have to justify myself for a simple question?
Each region n locals are different, and if it´s allowed I like to plan my post / parcels incoming..
Nope, you do not “have to justify” your statement; that is/was your choice.
I was just curious. Your explanation satisified that curosity.

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More beautiful photos from steel_1024 in that thread! Love

They include our first glimpse at the driver. I hope steel_1024 doesn’t mind if I link them here:



Looks to be top shelf components used in this driver, InfineonFET/ 7135/Atiny85 not bad at all.. Thumbs Up

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Hopefully that button doesn’t snap off like the DQG’s were prone to do.

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RobertB wrote:
Hopefully that button doesn’t snap off like the DQG’s were prone to do.
I think I’ll add a dollop of epoxy to the help support the switch while I’m in there flashing Andúril to the driver.
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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
goshdogit wrote:
More beautiful photos from steel_1024 in that thread! Love

They include our first glimpse at the driver. I hope steel_1024 doesn’t mind if I link them here:



Looks to be top shelf components used in this driver, InfineonFET/ 7135/Atiny85 not bad at all.. Thumbs Up

I think they used the the Parts from the FW3A (prototype) driver and changed the layout of the board a bit.
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Nobody’s mentioned it won’t be stuck at 1200 lumens anymore…. Wink

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DB Custom wrote:
Nobody’s mentioned it won’t be stuck at 1200 lumens anymore…. Wink
Your right… in this thread not a soul mentioned it. Thumbs Up

But in another thread the possibility was mentioned….. Wink
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JasonWW wrote:

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With a FET, it could exceed the 1200 lumen and throw specs.

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RobertB wrote:
Hopefully that button doesn’t snap off like the DQG’s were prone to do.

The DQG 26650 7x xpg had a different button style that was taller and was not soldered at the front bottom of the switch. You could get more leverage on it and the solder points made it weaker. Even so, only a few got pushed over. Mine never did. Here is a pic.

This Lumintop button is lower so there is less leverage. Plus you can see the solder points at the front bottom corners. This should make it less prone to bending backwards.

Overall, I don’t think there is any cause for concern.

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DB Custom wrote:
Nobody’s mentioned it won’t be stuck at 1200 lumens anymore…. Wink

Texas_Ace measured it at 1200 lumen before taking it apart to swap the emitter. So it lives up to the rating. Of course, we might get more out of it by bypassing the springs.

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All I can really say is that y’all KNOW mine won’t be making 1200 lumens. Not after the first hour in this house it won’t. Wink

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Shipping start this upcoming week..

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