All lights are now being built with the R2 binned Cree XR-E's I have WC and WG tints.
Here are some shot's comparing an LOP SE on high w/ an SV1H Lux I (Left), the Cree monster at 1 watt or ~320mA (center), and one of my Luxeon Arc mods w/ an SWOH Lux I driven at 1.5 watts or 470mA (right). The lights are about 1 foot from the wall.
Both using freshly charged NiMH Rayovac Hybrid cells:
Arc Cree (P3-WG) on high (3/4 watt, 800mA draw from the cell) left, Fenix L0D CE on high right.
Arc Cree (P3-WG) on high (3/4 watt, 800mA draw from the cell) left, Fenix L0D CE on low right.
Arc Cree (P3-WG) on high (3/4 watt, 800mA draw from the cell) left, Fenix L0D CE on medium right.
Arc Cree (P3-WG) on low (50mA drive to the Cree) left, Fenix L0D CE on high right.
BTW, I think the WG has a nasty greenish tint to it. It's the only one I have on hand that's assembled.
Here's some photo's of my first trial runs.
LOP SE on high (stock driver w/ an SV1H Lux I) vs. Arc AAA head w/ Cree XR-E (P3 brightness). The lights are about 6 feet from the wall.
Arc Cree @ 180mA
Arc Cree @ 240mA
Arc Cree @ 350mA
Here are the options for the high setting and approximations for the Cree X-RE and my driver output on high:
3/4 watt = ~240mA drive 50-70 minutes runtime to 75% intial brightness
1 watt = ~320mA drive 30-50 minutes runtime to 75% intial brightness (This power level can be run continous but will get fairly warm.)
1.25 watt = ~390mA drive 25-35 minutes runtime to 75% intial brightness (This power level can be run continous but will get warmer than the 1 watt.)
1.5 watt = ~480mA drive 15-25 minutes runtime to 75% intial brightness (It's best not to have the 1.5 watter on for more than a few minutes at a time. It can get hot.)
* Runtimes will vary because of both the temperature of the light and capacity and quality of the NIMH cell used.
* All lights are now being built with the R2 binned Cree XR-E's I have WC and WG tints now.
With the R2 bin the output estimates go as follows depending on Vf and other factors:
3/4 watt ~240mA ~75-90 lumens
1 watt ~320mA ~95-110 lumens
1.25 watt ~390mA ~115-125 lumens
1.5 watt ~480mA ~130-145 lumens
Options for low level output are 25mA, 50mA, or 75mA drive.
Runtimes on LOW power for all models (tested using a 900mA NIMH cell):
25mA drive = 7 hrs @ ~6 lumens, 50mA drive = 4 hrs @ ~12 lumens, 75mA drive = 2.5 @ ~22 lumens.
The price is $130 with 2 stages and $120 with one stage for a complete head and body this price includes the R2 WC or WG. The head by itself will be $15 less. If you have a Cree you want to send to me for use in your mod, subtract $10.
Parabolic cut and polished reflector are standard and the only available options for the reflector for this version of the Arc AAA mod.
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