Bang for the buck the XPG2 was pretty much unbeatable. Nowadays it’s getting to the point that for certain latest generation LEDs getting dedomed doesn’t make that much of a lux gain for the effort or risk.
So bang for the buck today what LED is definitely the most worthwhile to dedome?
It falls short of the dedomed XPG2 by a bit. This could be partly because it is not a complete dedome, just a close slice.
Also, I wonder if the die size is slightly larger than the XPG2. I think this is the case with the SST40 vs XPL. At the same current I measured the dedomed SST40 having 10% less luminance than dedomed XPL V6. I think koef measured the SST40 die area to be about 10% larger.
The main thing I’m getting here is that the XPG2 is still gonna remain pretty dang respectable for a good while yet. Short of the laser flashes starting to hit the market I don’t see that much of a big divide from the XPG2 and the flat and other LEDs coming on line in the near future.
That said, if I see a good deal on XPG2’s with the right bin I’ll be grabbing some more. Whatt I really like is that for the most part certain XPG2 bins get more on the warm side when dedomed and they can take the extra amps if need be.