Then he’s going to be pissed when I look hard at my K50vn and eventually figure out if, and how, the bond wires have been strengthened. I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I love a good challenge, if that’s the only way to get high amps through an XM-L2 I’m planning on figuring it out.
He can keep the diamond pixie dust sprinkling. I don’t like cool white beams anyway.
Oh, and lest anyone think I have a problem with Vinz. Nope, I just like learning, and don’t like it when people won’t share. I’d jump all over buying another of his lights if I found the right deal.
I built up an Eagle Eye X6 host a week or so ago with an XM-L2 U3 1A from Richard that makes 1811 lumens in the X6. I first put a de-domed one in, saw it doing 1600+ with the dome removed and swapped in that emitter’s brother for the higher output.
When I tried XM-L2 U3 1A’s in the TK61 I just did, several fried when pushing 7A. Go figure.
Well it looks like a burn in cycle is going to get tested on my emitters to see if I can lower the Vf. It doesn’t help the death at high amps, but could be useful for single battery setups where the high Vf is the limiting factor.
Sounds kinda like what needs to be done on new plasma TV’s to get them right. Most people don’t do this, but the results are much better than those that just go straight to using it. I did a color test/burn in for 48 hours straight on my plasma before it ever had a movie/TV playing.
Is that thermal compound around the led? I think he is doing that to help transfer heat from the MPCB to the metal reflector, not a bad idea if you do not plan to open the light. By looking at the marks it looks like he pokes with a blade around 3 of the edges and then just pries it off, I don’t see anything done to the wires, does anyone have a Vinz light that can take a pic of the die?