Version 5 is in post #59
Massive picture update in post #54
I bought a Jexree Mini and i cut a Noctigon XP-L V6 3D from Hank to fit on the 12,4mm wide shelf and used the stock leads and driver, the o ring & the plastic led protector wouldn’t fit with the higher star. EDIT yes it does i was wrong but it is really tight fit, but that helps hold down the mcpcb for better heatsinking :).
And this is CRAZY bright, at least up there with my BLF x6 and Zeusray, that means somewhere at least around 780-1000 lumens probably even more the first seconds, i just can’t stop smiling when i use it, and i keep running down my efest 10440, i have to buy some more 2 isn’t enough anymore or maybe build me some more usb charger boards for 0,150A 10440 charging.
Of course the beam is very floody with no real sharp hotspot like the x6 but for a in house edc light, that is perfect for me. it is now like the big 18650 lights in that when i light it up in a dark room i really feel that my eye’s pupils contracting, unlike the normal small lights thats not lighting up the whole room by itself and only throws a beam of light in to the darkness.
It is almost hard to believe how bright this is, i keep comparing it to the big lights because it is almost like my mind can’t accept the memory of that it REALLY are this bright.
The original xp-e i think that was in there before had some ugly rings in the beampattern, but this xp-l looks much nicer, i think it is partially because i defocused it a bit by dropping the reflector down over the led so it stick up in it now, i even failed to perfectly center it on my first try and that doesn’t show at all, i will have to fix that next time i take it apart, but for now i am just going to run down some more 10440 in it and smiling :bigsmile:
The V6 3D tint is very pleasant and neutral white with a hint of warm.
With the original boost driver it still works with NiMH with some modes and on the 10440 it goes direct drive.
It doesn’t stay that bright for as long as i want, because i need to improve the heatsinking, by sanding down the anodising on the shelf and improve the fit on the noctigon, but for a quick led upgrade this is crazy fun.
Next i am going to fix the slightly of centered led, improve the heatsinking & a low resistance mod on the bottom spring, then it is time for getting all the parts needed for wights 12-13mm FET with 7135 driver, so this will have some nice modes and some low volt protection built in to the driver, that will be very useful because the DD XP-L V6 3D eats 10440 like candy