I’ve ordered an L2 hopefully not too long until receiving
Ordered an L6 from banggood awhile ago and the battery tube ring was missing. They argued that it comes without it now lol. After 5-6 emails they sent me a whole new L6 . Messaged Simon and he’s sent me the part free !!! I got a free L6
My experience before was not so good — I ordered a Convoy L2 before, when BG had it in flash sale. Package arrived but was missing the 18650-to-26650 adapter rings (supposed to come with 4pcs adapter rings — which I checked from other people’s reviews).
I complained to Banggood, and they sent me just 1pc adapter ring only (instead of 4pcs which I mentioned)! In our country’s Post Office system, receiving any package thru the Postal System, even a small package like just the 18650-to-26650 adapter ring, there is a “tax” or “fee” of around $2. So, the replacement 1pc adapter ring actually added $2 to my cost. I just didn’t it worthy to ask BG to send me the 3 additional adapter rings (where I have to pay another $2 again just to receive the package…)
I hadn’t thought of mentioning that to Simon, instead I ordered/paid for the 18650-to-26650 adapter rings from Simon’s AliExpress store…
It looks like the “Banggood flash sale” items has quite a big chance of missing some stuff…
How about selling just the complete latest head for the L2.
To update the original XP-L’s.
Just for us clumsy old farts that seem to burn it out every time I try to do it.
There’d be others in same position as Me I’d think?.
Weld. Not a problem. Solder Hmmmm.
You want to make a L6 with a XHP35 using a boost driver running at 2amps i think that would be a popular light. You should have a big enough driver diameter to get enough power out of the driver without issues driver will still run hot but should be manageable.
Other option would be a buck driver using 4 26350 cells that would give over 1 hour run time on highest output and you would not have to modify the battery tube. I think this would be a niche item because not many people have 26350s but you could bundle them as a package.
I have a crappy light i bought from Aliexpress its got a similiar size reflector to the L2 and i put a buck driver in it with a XHP50.2 resistor modded the driver its around 9amps now. I sliced the dome on the XHP50.2 the beam pattern is really good. Throw is good better than my stock L6 and S70 and output is similiar.
Simon was closer than me to numbers.
I just measured the new XHP50.2 4000K L2 and got this:
1829 lumens and 49200 cd
It has more spill than XP-L HI and XM-L2 version. It lights up the surrounding area much better. Soon I will upload the video I made.