I have found a new headlamp for a decent price:
Prices may vary, i paid around $ 16
Rechargeable 18650 headlamp with headband and the light in the middle.
FAKE XM-L2 on a little over 1000mA. nope, see edit…
2 modes: medium and high, ramping feature (unfortunately without memory) on both modes, double click for strobe.
UI is medium > high > off. I can live with that.
No visible PWM :THUMBS-UP:
No PWM at all apparently. :THUMBS-UP: :THUMBS-UP: (checked visually with a spinning fan)
Sooo…. it turns out the thing has no current regulation…
I didn’t expect this at all, but on a fresh battery the current is much higher (like TWICE as much) than on a partially discharged one…
So i was too soon with my enthusiasm and i hope i didn’t make people buy this light to be honest…
On the highest mode ramped up to maximum i just measured around 2 Amperes, which is more than i need, beyond the specs of the LEDs and it gets quite hot too.
I modded it, but it’s not finished yet:
I put in 8x OSRAM DURIS E5 LED 4000K 95CRI 5730 size 0,5 Watt.
Lovely LEDs with virtually no tint shift.
So it’s a “mule” with no hotspot, total flood.
Very pleasant for close up work like modding flashlights
Had to change the spring, because the stock one was very short, barely making contact with the battery.
Copper shim with taller spring glued inside the end cap.
Micro USB rechargeable.
I also put on a different headband from an older headlamp i never used as a headlamp.
The headband it comes with is nice quality and black, but doesn’t have the band that goes over your head.
It was okay, but this is better (for me).
Hmmm… Very green button, want to put in a black one but didn’t get the end unscrewed yet.
This light is approximately 20 grams lighter in weight than my previous one.
This one weighs 143.7 grams with Panasonic 3400mAh and head band.
Sure, the Skilhunt H03 is lighter, but not floody enough and i don’t like the light isn’t in the middle.
It will eventually weigh a couple of grams more, because i’ll put in a diffuse lens of some sorts.
Anyway, i thought i’d share this with you because it’s a
user friendly and fairly easily mod-able headlamp.
The medium mode is just the right brightness, i estimate it’s 1.25 Watt or maybe a little more.
EDIT: So this highly depends on the battery voltage… :TIRED:
read later posts if you’re interested in the driver challenge…