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That site appears to be either associated with chibim… or stealing his graphs. Maybe he can tell us which. My guess is they’re stealing his work to try to get paid for referrals.

I certainly hope that’s not the case. I know Chibim puts in a ton of work and that would be brutal to have others poaching it

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mattadores wrote:
Pip wrote:
That site appears to be either associated with chibim… or stealing his graphs. Maybe he can tell us which. My guess is they’re stealing his work to try to get paid for referrals.

I certainly hope that’s not the case. I know Chibim puts in a ton of work and that would be brutal to have others poaching it

I’ve gone over that website, and I could not find anything that referrs to a particular company or person. So the jury is still out on that one.

You are a flashaholic if you are forced to come out of the closet, to make room for more flashlights.

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Don't worry guys, same owner. wink

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mattadores wrote:
Pip wrote:
That site appears to be either associated with chibim... or stealing his graphs. Maybe he can tell us which. My guess is they're stealing his work to try to get paid for referrals.
I certainly hope that's not the case. I know Chibim puts in a ton of work and that would be brutal to have others poaching it
I've gone over that website, and I could not find anything that referrs to a particular company or person. So the jury is still out on that one.
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That site appears to be either associated with chibim… or stealing his graphs. Maybe he can tell us which. My guess is they’re stealing his work to try to get paid for referrals.

I asked him about it some months back because I was concerned about that very thing, it’s his site.

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Thanks for clarifying guys that the site is indeed Chibims

That means those numbers are indeed reliable and also means the numbers on the WP2 look terrible compared to the Weltool W4!

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Well I guess I was wrong then. I couldn’t find any info linking it to him. I tend to be overly suspicious sometimes. I mean, after all we do have an entire thread of people ripping off Matt Smith’s videos to sell every knock off flashlight in the book…

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Does anyone know of a deal thread or contact other than Martin on the W4?

Does anyone know if a deal thread or contact on the Xsword?

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Does anyone know of a deal thread or contact other than Martin on the W4? Does anyone know if a deal thread or contact on the Xsword?

For the W4, I see Neal carries it so I would FB message and/or email Neal to ask him what's the best deal he can give me, saying I'm on BLF. It's worked for me every time (few times).

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mattadores wrote:
Does anyone know of a deal thread or contact other than Martin on the W4? Does anyone know if a deal thread or contact on the Xsword?

For the W4, I see Neal carries it so I would FB message and/or email Neal to ask him what’s the best deal he can give me, saying I’m on BLF. It’s worked for me every time (few times).

That’s a good call! Neal is well informed as to who I am. lol my wallet doesn’t think that’s anywhere near as funny as I do!

In fact I decided to punish my wallet even more today and pulled the trigger on the Xsword – Chibim has a code up that lasts until April 30th. lol one of those had to do it moments is how I sleep at night

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Correct, it's my website!

The link to that website has been in the OP for a few months now... Probably not clear enough yet Big Smile

I should probably make the text even bigger Wink 

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Anybody with any knowledge of designs in the pipeline? I’d love to see a 2*21350 33mm head diameter light from Maxtoch for example. W10gii intensity but sustainable for the full battery discharge. Imagine a sustained 600kcd in a P60 sized light. I’d sell 2/3rds the throwers I have for this.

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You just need the right driver. The buck/boost IC used in the Lume1 for example is more than enough to keep a lep module powered at full brightness, even off an 18350 for a good 15 minutes. Heat is an issue as laser diodes are very sensitive.

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Yes, a boost driver would do as well. 2S buck seems more common in the wild than 1S boost for 4-5V out though which is why I mentioned that.

I don’t actually care if they run continuously at full brightness, but rather at any given SOC, it’ll turn on and deliver full output. I hate having to keep cells at 4+ volts to achieve peak output, especially in low use lights that degrade these pricy and now hard to get cells.

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Sorry to barge in on the discussion, as johnny-come-lately, would someone who
Got one from Neal/Vinh please enlighten us on the quality of these.

They seem reasonably priced, compared to the others which are astronomically
Beyond my wallet’s pay grade.

TIA, LEPs are in!

Boys just gotta play/pay.

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