Xenon P60 Drop in?

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Xenon P60 Drop in?

Just looking for a good deal on a Xenon P60 drop in.

I know I probably wont have much use for it but it would be nice just to have 1 for the sake of it. 

I havent really looked around yet, I thought id just ask around first. 

So far this is the only one I have seen (clicky) and its only $2.99. 

Good deal? Or is there anything better around that price?

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I don't have a link but I got something around that price or maybe a few $ mroe at DX. I got something that would work in my Surefire 6P with RCR123's.

I think mine was around $5. It looks nice however.

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gcbryan wrote:
I don't have a link but I got something around that price or maybe a few $ mroe at DX. I got something that would work in my Surefire 6P with RCR123's. I think mine was around $5. It looks nice however.

Found this one at DX.

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I would recommend you to get one of the 7.2V drop ins instead. Better output, whiter tint and better beam pattern. I'm using an Ultrafire G90 drop in that came with a Superfire host (awful quality) bought on DX.

I'm using orange Ultrafire 18350 batteries in this light. If memory serves me right they are bout 800mAh and the bulb draws about 1,3 amps, so the math says a bit over 30 min runtime. That's not much considering the output, at least when you compare a LED flashlight. But the tint makes it worth it, at least to me.

 

Bulb: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/9v-gnp-bulb-977

Battery: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultrafire-18350-3-7v-1200mah-batteries-pair...

Flashlight: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/superfire-flashlight-9v-black-903

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Hmm, I dont know much about paring them up but wouldnt you try and match the voltage of the drop in with the voltage of the battery (batteries)? 

That's why I am looking for one around 3.7v to run off normal 18650s 

 

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I see what you mean now, I prefer to just have 1 battery. 

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Lumens Factory has 2 drop-ins at 3.7 volts

http://www.lumensfactory.com/online_shop.php?cid=2&sid=1

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In that case I guess that's about the best you can find. Sure, Lumens Factory have some high powered bulbs made to be used with one battery but they would set you back about $17 and I guess that's not what you're looking for. Smile

Just don't expect to much out of that bulb, it's nothing like what you could get out of a 10W led like the XM-L, and to be honest it doesn't show what incans actually are capable of doing when driven hard. Incans don't get fun until you get up to at least 7V...

Another thing, if you don't like the beam profile you can adjust it by unscrewing the bulb a turn or two.

 

EDIT: eg1977 beat me to it about the Lumens Factory bulbs.

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I use a 7.4v 15w drop in I once got from DX and drive it with two LiFePO4 18650 batteries with 7.4V max in total. Well it doesn't give that much light you'd expect from a 15 w light source but it is a decent power light gives about the light of a 1A driven XPG R5. The color is much better of course, and you can adjust the reflector for distance or more flood, marginally. What I like most about incans is that by adding a 28mm lens to the front you can actually write on plastics. It takes just 3 seconds to penetrate a CD shell. Smile
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Ordered one from Focal, first incan dropin ever...

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Kokopelli wrote:
What I like most about incans is that by adding a 28mm lens to the front you can actually write on plastics. It takes just 3 seconds to penetrate a CD shell. :)

 

I've used a 14volt incan with a 28mm lens to light cigarettes.

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CheapThrills wrote:

Ordered one from Focal, first incan dropin ever...

I just ended up buying one from them just now too. 

For less than $3 how could I not? Tongue Out

Now I need to find a cheap host to sit it in. 

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I picked it up from the post office about a hour ago and just finished playing with it for a little while.

It has a very warm golden/amber glow, and the output is roughly comparable with the low my UF MF drop in.

Even though it says 12w it didn't even get warm after 5 mins of play. I was expecting it to get warm fast being a incandescent. 

Its probably not very practical for much, but I love the colour it puts out and I'm sure Ill use it for something.

Maybe I will have to buy it its own host. 

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I have a 12volt xenon it's pretty cool for what it is. I love the tint it's fairly bright but run time is horrible. I guess I like it for sentimental reasons like an old pickup truck. I need to stick it behind an aspherical and make it into a cigarette lighter so I have a use for it.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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What kind of amp figures incan dropins usually draw?

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I dont have anything to measure mine with or I'd find out for you. 

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CheapThrills wrote:

What kind of amp figures incan dropins usually draw?

Mine is buried in a draw I haven't used it in a while I will try to dig it out later and see what it draws for you.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Received mine today, a good deal for 3$ Big Smile

 

Draw on one 18350 UF is ~2,00A.

You can feel the heat...