I’ve recently started dedoming a few emitters, and tried them in a few lights, and my limited experience has been that not every combination works “well”. By “well” here, I mean getting a nice beam with “high” lux readings.
I’ve had good luck the first time in a couple of cases, and also spent some time switching back and forth to a dedomed emitter among different lights, and it occurred to me that
- It’s kind of hit-or-miss whether the combination of light and dedomed emitter works “well” and
- If I don’t find a combo that works “well” right away, it’s kind of a tedious task trying to find a good combo.
Also, I don’t know about others here, but I don’t have an infinite supply of hosts that I’m willing to try.
So, I thought that it might be a good thing to start a thread where we could report combos of lights+emitter types that work “well”, as well as combos that didn’t work “well”. I think that it’d be good to also report driver info and lux numbers for the combos, as kind of benchmarks.
So, I’ll start with a couple that worked “well”:
- Jacob A60 (dedomed XM-L U3, direct drive): 87 Klux
- Shorty FandyFire STL-V6 (dedomed (XM-L T6, direct drive): 113 - 122 Klux (measured with 2 different meters)