In other news Wurkkos has decided to use their current design of WK10 with aux leds and 14500 only. That’s an easy pass for me, for now this the only the Anduril AA/14500 light.
Since this project has finally become a reality and may have opened the door for more projects. I really want an updated SF11 with Anduril 2, parallel battery config of 4x AA or 14500 batteries and low vf led and of course an LT1 model based on SF11
Power and efficiency wouldn’t be very good with parallel AA configuration, in a single AA light there is no choice but with 4 cells in series the input would be 4V (Nimh) to 16.8V (li-ion), with theses voltages an efficient and powerful buck converter could be used.
Well, I bought 2 and used a coupon, $21 no battery, $23 with battery. Not bad. I’ll try it. I’ve been waiting for AA with Anduril a while. It was worth a shot. Too bad the flat magnetic caps are black. Also non removable magnets.
Surely they will offer the colors soon. You can kill your magnet with heat…hot soldering iron, small hot air tip, etc. Once you get them to around 80°C (for the usual grade) they will start to lose magnetism gradually and permanently…the higher you go the more is lost, and faster. At the curie temp (around 300°C I think) everything is gone for good. Can also try to break them up with a punch or cold chisel and remove pieces that way if you can get past any glue.
That’s pretty funny. Top seller despite not even having a real launch yet.
It seems this item might do like a band I know… At show time, one of the band members walks onstage and starts doing sound tests. A couple minutes later, another band member walks on and starts tuning a guitar. Then a few minutes pass, and the drummer shows up, checking mics and such. A couple minutes later, another band member walks on and turns on their synths and tests a few patches. Their tests and checks and tuning overlap into sort of a mess of sound. And then, several minutes later, the audience suddenly realizes the band is halfway through a song and nobody has a clue when it started.
Considering the price would be nice if Sofirn will offer this light with Nichia 519A 30k and E21A 2000k instead of Lh351d
There seems to be a difference in the focal spot, not sure. I have a Wuben E05 which had a LH351D. It always bothered me that the beam slightly (asymmetrically) diverges, leaving a doughnut hole. After replacing it with a 519A all is well. I fear if Sofirn calculates the reflector to match the Samsung, the Nichia might not be a good fit. Again, I’m not sure, others will know better.
A second thought: Adelina once stated that Sofirn cannot source Nichia LEDs (for whatever reasons). Don’t know if this has changed. It was in ’19 or so.