Well, the Courui DO1 for a little over $30 is Exactly what I want too, except that it is not anywhere Ready to do what I want for that price.
I would like to have some decent heatsinking that will allow for continuous output with Flat regulation on High. - Yes, 3 modes is Ideal… Maybe, 200lm - 600lm and 1500lm. - XP-L HI “5000K (properly focused).
The 3 cells should be run in series, so as to not have the problem of the Direct Drive runtime slope seen with the parallel Olight SR52 UT. - I would buy the Olight right now, if it were regulated in High…. It is said that because the slope is so gradual that you will not notice that the light is dimming down, which is true, But each time you head out the door and run it for 5mins, it will be dimmer than the last time you used it, until you recharge. - I really hate to hear those excuses, like: “Well, it’s really quite a bit brighter than you see here - It just needs to be charged.” . Design the driver properly, and you don’t have that problem.
http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?405634 The Acebeam runs in Flat regulation.
Vinh will sell a Acebeam K40L dressed out like I have outlined above for $140, but I would Much rather get something like it for $60.
I don’t have modding skills, so that is a problem… If I did I could just make one myself from the Courui, but what would it cost me to do it? - $60… More?
I really don’t see us as being all that far apart on what we want, just on what it will cost.
Thank you, and have a great day,