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    Default 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    Well I finally got my 6 D complete after a couple months of compiling parts. Man was it ever worth the wait! Words honestly cannot describe this thing at night and the pictures don't really do it justice, but I thought I would share my fun with everyone else. The 64656 and 64657 compare pretty close in way of brightness as far as I could tell, although i prefer the 64656, the light is just a little whiter at 28v, however the 12.5 amps pull it down rather quickly.

    The shear size of this thing is just massive with the FM3-X installed, here's how it compares to my 2D 5761.


    Isn't it lovely!


    The FM3-X and the rocker switch mod to handle the amperage!


    The 7 IMR 26500's used to power up this beast


    I had a little left over space in between the tail spring and the batteries and needed something to add some pressure to the batteries so they could make good contact. So I had an old tailcap from a MiniMag lying around and it fit perfectly in the spring, so I ground the ano off and presto, I had a plug to add pressure to the batteries!


    Looking down the throat of the beast!


    To put things into perspective, here is the Osram 64656 up next to everyone's favorite, the infamous 1185.
    Last edited by mrartillery; 06-06-2010 at 12:45 PM.

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    Based on Lux's testing the 64656 puts out around 17,000 bulb lumens when over driven to 28v. It truly is a sight to behold, it makes my 64458 look like a toy! Sorry for the quality of a couple of the shots, the light heats up really quick, only 15-20 seconds bursts due to the fact it gets to hot to hold! I was trying to hurry and the get the pictures taken before I went into meltdown.

    So here's the control shot of my barn.


    And the barn all lite up BTW the barn is at about 50 yards away


    Didn't see the need to do a control shot of my front yard, it'd just be another black picture so here you go. (Beam was pointing more toward the ground in this pic)


    I adjusted slightly the beam direction more toward the power pole, oh and the power pole is about 200 yards away. Notice how it lights up the trees beyond the pole which is roughly another 20-30 yards. (again sorry for the shakiness)
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    +1 beamshots ,preferably in an open area :-)

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    Woooaaaah!!!

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    That's glorious!

    But do you really think that the IMR26500s will hold 4V per cell at 12.5A draw?

    When I did a discharge test, the IMR26500s held just over 4V at 3.6A draw (I was testing for 1185 performance) for multiple minutes.

    Also interesting that seven IMR26500s was too short and you needed a spring spacer. I would have thought that the fit would have been just about perfect, with the nominally ~1cm shorter length relieving the typically high tail spring pressure in the stock Mags.

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    Nice beast..Can you make an estimation of it's total cost?

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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    That's glorious!

    But do you really think that the IMR26500s will hold 4V per cell at 12.5A draw?
    Oh no, I know that they drain down rather quickly under that kind of load, either way its 10,000 bulb lumens by design, so the figure at 28v is purely theatrical, but none the less incredible.


    Quote Originally Posted by daf3m View Post
    Nice beast..Can you make an estimation of it's total cost?
    About $350

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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    This needs to go into that "The Big Lights" thread!

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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    Explains what’s been light the sky up at night
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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    That's a real great example of your Rocker switch mod .

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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    Now this light really needs 300+ yards to stretch it's legs to see what it is capable of !!! Love to see some distance shots, Wow gets hot in 15-20 secs thats cranking out the lumens. You need a water cooled jacket surrounding it like they used on machine gun barrels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garilla View Post
    Now this light really needs 300+ yards to stretch it's legs to see what it is capable of !!! Love to see some distance shots, Wow gets hot in 15-20 secs thats cranking out the lumens. You need a water cooled jacket surrounding it like they used on machine gun barrels!
    Nothing left to say..!!!

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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    Very impressive! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrartillery View Post
    The 7 IMR 26500's used to power up this beast
    [...]
    To put things into perspective, here is the Osram 64656 up next to everyone's favorite, the infamous 1185.
    I liked the above pics particularly.

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    Don't incans just make you feel all warm inside? Or in this case blazing hot on the outside?

    What a wonderful way to make use of your awesome switch mod.
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    I just remembered where I saw that build before.


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    Holy-shnikes! thats AWESOME!!! Nice work!

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    SOLID build- thanks for the pics!!
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    I can't really even comprehend how bright that must be. I was looking foreward to getting my new mag back modded with an SST-90, but now... Absolutely incredible!
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    Default Re: 17,000 lumens of incan domination! Mag 6D 64656/64657 *Beamshots added*

    This is really a WOW flashlight!!
    Did you use a sofstart or just a kiu socket ad direct drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin1322 View Post
    I can't really even comprehend how bright that must be. I was looking foreward to getting my new mag back modded with an SST-90, but now... Absolutely incredible!
    On the bright side(no pun intended), you probably get triple the runtime with your puny nightlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A380 View Post
    This is really a WOW flashlight!!
    Did you use a sofstart or just a kiu socket ad direct drive?
    Check the link in the OP's sig line for switch mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin1322 View Post
    I can't really even comprehend how bright that must be. I was looking foreward to getting my new mag back modded with an SST-90, but now... Absolutely incredible!
    Yeah it's most definitely a sight to behold, hands down the brightest thing I've ever seen for its size. Lol, don't give up on your light, I own several wow lights, (this being the baddest, of course) but I own many practical lights for example, my ROP's, 1185, 1111 etc. This is just a light to show off to your buddies.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noctis View Post
    On the bright side(no pun intended), you probably get triple the runtime with your puny nightlight.
    LMAO, oh so true!

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments, I'm glad you enjoy it!

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    i guess this is an irrelevant question, but does it set things on fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wechnivag View Post
    i guess this is an irrelevant question, but does it set things on fire?
    Considering "The Torch" from Wicked Lasers will set things on fire with a mere 4100 lumens, there's really no question that it will burn things up.

    The real question is, from how far away can it light things on fire?

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    Very nice powerhouse!!

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    Whoa, that would be the brightest light i've ever seen. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice torch [can't really call it JUST a light].

    How 'bout some beamshots lighting up passing airliners??
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    Impressive flashlight. The bulb that you are using is so much larger and the filient much higher than the 1185 bulb. How does that work out with your FM 3" Head as far as beam pattern?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garilla View Post
    Now this light really needs 300+ yards to stretch it's legs to see what it is capable of !!!
    Im going to try to make this happen! I have a large field behind my house thats around that distance, so one night I may take it out for another spin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Noctis View Post
    The real question is, from how far away can it light things on fire?
    Lol, that is a good question. I stood in front of it and felt heat at almost ten feet away, not of course enough to light something on fire, but you could feel it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ^Gurthang View Post
    How 'bout some beamshots lighting up passing airliners??
    Is that legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob96 View Post
    Impressive flashlight. The bulb that you are using is so much larger and the filient much higher than the 1185 bulb. How does that work out with your FM 3" Head as far as beam pattern?
    On white wall testing, or ceiling bounce test the hotspot is profound, not as much as a axial filament bulb, but none the less is still pretty nice. The shadows of the filament are somewhat noticeable on a white wall, although this is totally unnoticeable when outside. Oh, and might I add, the ceiling bounce test from this thing is insane, it absolutely destroys your night vision after you turn it off, but its worth it!

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