The first XM-L T6 bin flashlights and P60 modules. This is the beginning

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The difference surprised me. These leads are a pain to use as the stuff is springy.

3250mA

1220mA

130mA

 

Just done on the Fluke, life is too short to repeat for all 4 meters.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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KD dropin. Usual test range which is less reflective than it was last week.

Dragged out the UF-H3 and the M-bin MC-E as well.

Same exposure for each, freshly charged cells for each, the tree is still 50 feet away.

And, just for fun, the assistant with her present. Which she has since buried somewhere, though it may have been nicked by Maggie, the visiting greyhound who retired from racing this summer. In her last race she averaged 43mph (About 70km/h). Quite a bit faster than the assistant...

The Assistant

 

Control

Control shot

 

Because it was in my pocket, the Ultrafire UF-H3 - the exposure was set for brighter lights.

UF-H3 maximum

 

M-Bin MC-E High

MCE High

 

MCE Med

MCE M

 

MCE Low

MCE L

 

XM-L High

XM-L High

 

XM-L Medium

xmlm

 

XM-L Low

xmll

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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SO, the XML is brighter! than yours MCE! or it seems to

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The lightbox says different. I prefer to believe my eyes.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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Don - I love how your assistant sleeps hugging the chewy bone.

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Budgeteer: Did you buy this one ?

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11104

 

Yes and no. Bought the first avaialble one for 25,55 but the paper inside my envelope said it was the RQ 07. You decide. XD

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Budgeteer: Did you buy this one ?

http://www.kaidomain.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductId=11104 

Yes and no. Bought the first avaialble one for 25,55 but the paper inside my envelope said it was the RQ 07.

Thanks, pretty decent for such a small flashlight and only a few bucks more than the dropin

 I have already three exactly the same lights with  different dropins ; I love the design.

btw.DX has a 2cm XM-L star for under $10 now

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.51989

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I like it, i may do a review one of these days. I have torubles to see the hostspot it is really a good floodlight with lots of light. I wish mine came with a SMO reflector. But for my intended use in the few nestdays its perfect as it is.

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My XM-L P60 drop in got here some 20 minutes ago , put it in a light and the driver dies almost instantly ...

The emitter is ok , but , so much for testing etc , unless KD can get me a factory original driver ...

I think I will stick to DIY , 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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That bites. Did you get the 1-mode or 5-mode?

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the 5 mode , well , 0.5sec mode maybe . [ As thats how long it worked ] 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Are you using IMR's? Someone who got it said that it flashed off when they used an IMR, but I think it still worked on regular li-ions.

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Was a regular Li-ion , MM sais its dead ... 

Butt , I just took a second look at it , and it seems the Driver was very poorly soldered on , and there must have been a very small [ read tiny ] solder bridge that burned out when the light was turned on ...  I just rechecked and when I put the batt to the neg part of the driver , it came alive ...

So just very poor soldering , so now my soldering iron is warming up , and I will solder the driver in correctly ..

So looks like it works fine ....  [ At least I hope it will ]  .   So looks like I will be able to compare KD XM-L to my DIY ones ...

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
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I got my XM-L from the CPF group buy on the 2nd. I decided to swap the emitter out of my 2x18650 Ultrafire MCU WF-1200L. It has a P7 and has always suffered from a greenish tint and a donut hole. If I had thought of this originally I would have gotten the LED on a 20mm star instead of 14, but my original plan was just to build a P60 drop-in. Then I was a afraid the P7 would be epoxied into place (this light has always had great heat sinking, but the pill also screws into the throat of the light), but it was just some kind of compound. It was easy enough to unsolder the leads on the LED and pry it up without damaging it. Then I glued the XM-L into place.

Really nice! The tint is a little green, but not as green as the P7 was. And the hotspot seems tighter and brighter (no donut hole!), probably because the XM-L is a good bit smaller. My Fujik adhesive doesn't seem to be doing a great job of being sticky, but the reflector bears down on it a little, keeping it in place. I'm hoping it will set up eventually.

If the coated lenses for my P60's turn out well, I might have to upgrade this light with a coated lens as well, even though the 52mm lenses are more than twice as much.

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The XM-L dye is 5 stripes as opposed to MCE and p7 which has 4 emitters crammed in one spot. That's why no donut effect. Simlar to XP-G R5 but 1 stripe more and slightly bigger.

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Ok. I may be weird but here's what I want someone to make in the next year. I would like a p-60 dropin that would work from 3.7-18v with 5 levels @ 7.2v. 2600mA 1000mA 500mA 100mA and 50mA. With memory. No strobe, no SOS.

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