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    Default McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Originally had a LuxV XX1T & a NEWBBx2 & was a nice thrower. Now it's the farthest throwing HD45 I've ever seen! Don't worry, the X-bin still lives in another head. Hope the owner enjoys!

    -McGizmo HD45
    -Osram Diamond Dragon LUW W5AP (Bin: NY 5Q)
    -Cutdown 0.77" FLuPIC 2.2A V2.2
    -Bored out McR-45
    -2.2A-2.3A w/ AW 18650








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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Beautiful modding, as always.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Looks great Will . I always wondered what it would be like switching FLuPIC modes with a twisty, but my Draco isn't too bad at all. Seems like this setup is gonna be great. Congrats to the owner.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    WOOT!

    Can't wait for this one, Will. I love the look of that emitter down inside the McR45 reflector.

    Bruce...Flupic actually works very well in a twisty. I have another HD45 which Milky visited, leaving behind an SSCP4 and a Flupic, and it works great.

    BTW...the X-bin which used to live in the HD45 is now in a bare aluminum McLux PR head, which also ought to be great fun.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Donn has the coolest toys

    @2.2A how hot does the HD45 get ?

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    I expect it'll generate a good bit of heat on burst, but the HD45 has a massive head, and should sink it well.

    The 2.2A burst is 10% higher than Osram's maximum rating for the emitter, but I figure if I only use burst sparingly, it should be ok. I have a few of these driven at 2A, and they have no problems at all.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by tx101 View Post

    @2.2A how hot does the HD45 get ?
    Donn is right, the HD45 does a great job heatsinking the DD. I ran it for 5 mins or so on max just to see how hot it gets & heat is not an issue. I've done a number of various Mr Bulk lights with this same bin emitter driven by D2DIM/LionHeart drivers & they can get pretty toasty at 2A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkzero View Post
    Donn is right, the HD45 does a great job heatsinking the DD. I ran it for 5 mins or so on max just to see how hot it gets & heat is not an issue. I've done a number of various Mr Bulk lights with this same bin emitter driven by D2DIM/LionHeart drivers & they can get pretty toasty at 2A.
    Thanks for the info

    I have a couple of lights that I modded myself with Diamond Dragons
    but they are all driven at 1400ma or 1500ma
    Hmm ... maybe its time to give them a little boost

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    WOOT!

    Can't wait for this one, Will. I love the look of that emitter down inside the McR45 reflector.

    BTW...the X-bin which used to live in the HD45 is now in a bare aluminum McLux PR head, which also ought to be great fun.
    Donn, packaged shipped today.

    Although the XX1T had the legs cut short cause it was in the HD45 I got into the PR head ok. I also cleaned up those black stains for you. Hope you enjoy this one too!








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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Very nice work, looks great!


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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Great work as always, Will! Do you happen to have any comparable beamshots of the HD45 DD and maybe a luxV HD45?
    Cheers from the McGizmo state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxspeeds View Post
    Great work as always, Will! Do you happen to have any comparable beamshots of the HD45 DD and maybe a luxV HD45?
    Funny, I emailed DZ the other day about upgrading my LuxV HD45...

    Great work Will!
    Will work for lights.

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    I was thinking about having a build just like this last week.
    Great work Will!

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    Amazing Will!

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    hot damn thats a sexy light.
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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Wow! That's all I can think of. They just arrived (Pretty durn fast from the left coast), and I fired them up. Wow!

    There's just no comparison between the Diamond Dragon in the HD45 and either the SSCP4 or the X-Bin. It's easily twice as bright, and has a spectacular hot-spot. The overall beam quality is superb.

    I'll try to set up comparative beam shots between the 3 HD45s later.

    I can also report the XX1T emitter inside the PR head works beautifully. I screwed it onto a Balrog 2x body with an Aleph TC (22 Ohm), and it makes a perfect little Pocket Rocket with 2x RCR123s.



    Great work, Will.


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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    you have 3 HD45's...

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    4, actually. The W-Bin is probably going to go to Will for the same treatment, or maybe a warm MC-E.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Awsome mod Will


    Maybe one of these emitters in my LionCub....



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    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED View Post
    you have 3 HD45's...


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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by maxspeeds View Post
    Great work as always, Will! Do you happen to have any comparable beamshots of the HD45 DD and maybe a luxV HD45?
    Sorry, I planned to post a beamshot but the light shipped the very next morning & I was not able to. I reserved the second post for them too. Looks like Donn can help here.




    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    Wow! That's all I can think of. They just arrived (Pretty durn fast from the left coast), and I fired them up. Wow!

    There's just no comparison between the Diamond Dragon in the HD45 and either the SSCP4 or the X-Bin. It's easily twice as bright, and has a spectacular hot-spot. The overall beam quality is superb.

    I'll try to set up comparative beam shots between the 3 HD45s later.

    I can also report the XX1T emitter inside the PR head works beautifully. I screwed it onto a Balrog 2x body with an Aleph TC (22 Ohm), and it makes a perfect little Pocket Rocket with 2x RCR123s.


    Great work, Will.

    Wow, that has to be some sort of record! Shipped on Sat from Cali & delivered in NY on Monday! Good to hear Donn, I'm glad they meet your expectations.




    Quote Originally Posted by MorpheusT1 View Post
    Awsome mod Will


    Maybe one of these emitters in my LionCub....



    Donn_ you lucky dawg
    Benny, sure can do if you can supply the emitter. I don't have any. The DD performs better with the larger 27mm reflector.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Another great project Will

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    I'm very frustrated.

    I went to great lengths to set up indoor screenshots, against a white ceiling, and got good shots of all three emitters in the HD45; X-Bin, SSC P4 and Diamond Dragon.

    The problem is I haven't been able to figure out how to use Photoshop Elements to create an animated GIF of the 3 files.

    So for now, here's a pic of the three lights against a beige wall...~12 feet away:



    Left-to-right, X-bin, SSC-P4 and Diamond Dragon.

    If I can stay awake, I'll try to get outdoor shots later.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    I'm very frustrated.


    The problem is I haven't been able to figure out how to use Photoshop Elements to create an animated GIF of the 3 files.
    GIFs in PSE are not easy. My wife downloaded a free editor from CNET that is just drag and drop for a GIF, no frames, layers etc.

    Great beamshots, you get an idea of the intensity of the Diamond Dragon.
    Will work for lights.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Got it! Photoscape from CNET does the trick quite nicely:



    The lights were tail-standing on the same spot on the floor, and the white ceiling is 8' away. The camera was elevated 2' and slightly offset.
    Last edited by donn_; 08-26-2009 at 07:34 AM.

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    Great pics Donn
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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Sweet!

    I need to find one of those DD leds to put in a light. When I do I know just the guy to build the LE too.

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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Wow, nice comparison Donn! I had no idea it was that much brighter. I've worked with a number of these & while I do know they're brighter I never realized it was that much different! Now I need to build me a DD light for myelf too!


    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage_Man View Post
    Sweet!

    I need to find one of those DD leds to put in a light. When I do I know just the guy to build the LE too.
    For you, anytime my friend! I'm trying to think of something for you to do for me! Not that I need it, just so I can say "yup Brian did this one".
    Last edited by darkzero; 08-29-2009 at 11:04 AM.
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    Default Re: McGizmo HD45 Osram Diamond Dragon FLuPIC 2.2A Mod

    Hey Donn,
    You wouldn't have any outdoor beamshots of that great mod with the original x bin would you? Reason I ask is that I have an HD45 (x bin) and would really like to upgrade to the DD.

    Regards.

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