That there is my 8 month old P3d that`s had daily use and worked fine untill I decided to do a runtime test.
I set it to high, placed it on a heat sink and kept an eye on it, it stayed slightly warm to the touch but not hot.
After recharging I repeated but this time on turbo and I periodicly dunked it in water because it was getting hotter than I felt comfortable with.
After another charged I turned it on and noticed the hot spot was brown, "that`s burnt out.. damn" I said.
It seems I`ve got my first casualty then, my question is, dispite my best efforts to keep it cool (and it didn`t really get excessively hot), have I just overheated it or has it premeturely failed and I`ve got grounds for a replacement?
I`ve been eyeing up a new light anyway so haveing to buy a replacement wouldn`t be too bad but based on how easily this one`s burnt out I`d certainly be a lot more paranoid about heat if it hasn`t failed premeturely.