What did you mod today?

So I modded my FF E07 with one of Lexel’s FET+8+1 Anduril drivers and Luxeon V2 LED’s. Max ramp set to max AMC regulated current, turbo FET only. Aux LED’s are connected to the MCU for regular low-high-flashing-off. Switch LED’s always on. 3x 3000K & 3x 4000K in the outer ring, 1x 5000K in the centre. And it’s an epic combination for me as I like warmer tints. Here are a few pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qBQMFf1TL72GJkYa7

The two beamshots is THE FF E07 Luxeon V2 combo on the left, and FW3A XP-L HI 7A on the right. Next, I’ll try a 3000K, 4000K, 5000K Luxeon V2 combo FW3A. In my opinion, these LED’s are underrated.

Nice mod, any reason why you didn’t also put the switch LEDs on MCU? Does Lexel’s driver for this have flashing pads or no?

Yes, his drivers do support it. But I don’t use my E07 with a clip so I aways want to see the button. I always let it stand face down so it’s pointless to have the Aux LED’s on. I do turn them on for the show, or when I chuck it in a bag. Definitely makes it easier to spot.

Xp-g2 s3 3d out, Luxeon V2 5000k in :smiley:

So in absolute fairness i did this swap because i had 12 of the V2’s laying around, did not knew what to expect but i like them. Slightly colder tint than the 3D g2’s but nothing that i cant live with. Never used these under carclo optic but i like them.

Nice! That’s actually the perfect light to do 3000K, 4000K, 5000K tint mixing on!

I’m not sure it’s necessary to include 4000K unless you are finding the 3K+5K to be too far below BBL (which is unlikely) or you just want a little more output at the expense of tint shift upwards on BBL.

I didn’t say strictly all three tints equally. One can use a combination of the 3 to get a lot of different tints. For example, 4x 4000K and 8x 5000K. Or 8x 3000K and 4x 5000K. Or even 2x 5000, 6x 4000K, 4x 3000K. Emphasis on tint mixing in that particular light. So many tint mixing options possible with that light, and many of them will suit a lot of people.

Like my EO7, the 1x 5000K is enough, to my taste, with the 3x 3000K and 3x 4000K. I had a 4000K in its place and it wasn’t quite right for me.

Another advantage of buying V2’s from led4power.com is that all the tints are the same Vf bin. Perfect!

That had to be a fun reflow… I have never used the Luxeon V2’s. Seems like they may be a good led for triples and quads, just never in the right place at the right time to pick them up.

CRX GoRingu Luxeon v2 5000K - Nanjg 105C-3A - 18350 - Rv Clicky Tail Sw - 826lm.

Wow, what a beauty! Head and tail threaded on???

Just the tail, but it’s a start :smiley:

An update on my Suitcase/prop/lantern

Earlier post

Added a second emitter group. And added two relays, as the current eventually will be to high for a switch to handle.
The second quad is XP-G2. 2x S4-5D 4000K and 2x S3-3A 5000K
The first has been upgraded to 4x XP-E2 P3 A2 amber leds

Next step is adding the 3A charger circuit, and connecting the two other 18650 bays.

And then ALOT of cable management :person_facepalming:

Hjeh, kewl!

Just don’t try taking that through an airport…

Lol that is so true…

CRX BIG BRASS NUTZ Triple Luxeon v2 5000K - MTN FET Driver - 18650 - Fw Clicky Sw - 3200lm.

Nice work CRX! Love that brass nuts version! :smiley:

I’ve been out of town with the birthday boy but on Sunday I modified the Arctic Cat I’d been working on, condensed it from 650 pounds to about 44.62 ounces. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

44 oz = 223 quarters = $56, I would’ve given you at least $60.

now if it was 44 oz of organic herbs maybe you got a deal :student:

my third guess is a 1911, pew pew

Third was close, lol.

How about something more vintage?

This is a Ray-O-Vac Hunter Lantern 398, purchased on eBay, new-in-box. The Texas Ace Calibrated Lumens Tube measured 20 lumens with original bulb.

It would have used a 6V lantern battery, back in the day. It can also use eight Ray-O-Vac "#2D" cells (according to the instructions). However, regular D cells were too big and C cells were too small. The Ray-O-Vac #2D cell must be something unique. Doesn't matter, I will use 21700 batteries.

An EBLCL Maglite LED bulb (link) was installed in the bulb holder, giving it about 130-150 lumens, measured out the front (see runtime graph). A blob of solder was added to the spring, for better contact.

A dual 21700 carrier was hot-glued and wired into the main housing.

Two Samsung 21700 were installed in series (the EBLCL Maglite bulb is rated up to 9V).

DC-Fix diffusion film was added to the front lens to smooth out the beam.

A runtime test was performed, to make sure everything is working.

That’s really cool, Terry. Awesome how it still looks stock (except for the film) and I’m assuming everything can be undone?

Also, does that bulb have low voltage protection? Based on the runtime graph I’m guessing so, but I’m not sure how that would work based on it handling 3-5 D batteries.