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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    Am I correct in assuming that you are using R123 Li-Ion batteries to achieve these drive levels?
    Yes. I assume CR123 primaries would also work, as I used to own a Fenix P1D Q5 that ran this "hot" and it only worked with primaries, but I don't know what these lights' runtimes would be on primaries.

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    I have read claims of 1000 mA to a LED off a CR123 but with my test equipment and the converters I have had to work with, I never saw that much current get to the LED even though I tried. If you can get 750 mA or 1000 mA to the LED from a CR123 for any reasonable length of time, good on you.
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    All the better that the GDuP drivers are RCR123-compatible, then.

    I know from testing with my multimeter that a CR123 can output a couple of amps when fully-charged, but I never really bothered to see how quickly they dropped off since I only use CR123s in lights that sip electricity, because I hate throwing away batteries.

    Were your tests using boost-only drivers, or buck-boost drivers? I've heard that boost-only drivers are more efficient, though how much I don't know off-hand.

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    Well, I've been using the LSC20 for a week straight, and I'm still satisfied with its performance. Since Level 3 on the GDuP is the only level that is higher-powered than the stock driver, that's the only one I've bothered testing aside from just making sure it works at all, though I have used the lower modes as appropriate when I've actually been using the light instead of testing it. I loaned it to a relative while they were working on their car and it came back to me warm and oily, but otherwise fine. I'm pretty sure they had it on Level 3 for a good half-hour, maybe with some quick shutoffs when they went in the garage to get tools. I think 750mA is a good compromise between improved brightness and the smaller heatsink mass of the LS20.

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    Very nice!

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    Hard to believe this was six years ago. I still have the LSC27 that I used to test this mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Hard to believe this was six years ago. I still have the LSC27 that I used to test this mod.
    Mod the central "throw" emitter to an XPL-Hi and send it to me for further testing.

    .... and its about time that the Fyrstormer Evil Labs came up with another revolutionary idea!
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    Heh. For the past three years, this is what Fyrstormer's Evil Labs has been working on:



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    That's a mighty impressive collection. Even though cars are not really my thing, I can see that.
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    We won't get into the amount of money spent on upgrade parts.

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    No need to mod the thrower portion to an xpl for easilyled. I'll take that prototype LSC27 off your hands just as it is. I need it to test against my "new"' LS20C that I just bought.

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