why not an SST-90?
Quark 123^2 Turbo: Quark 123^2 Tactical S2: Quark 123 Tactical S2: Quark 123^2 NW Regular: Fenix PD30 R2: Fenix L2D Q5: Solarforce L2 w/ Nailbender SST-90 drop-in: Incendio v2: Inova X1: Robert's Custom EDC: HDS Ra Clicky 140E w/ blk SS bezel
lower voltage but higher amps, one large single chip instead of just a bunch of little ones, around 2000-3000lm output, 20W consumed. 5 of these would use the same 100W, but put out 10000-15000lm instead of 8000.
The one you picked has simplicity going for it, though. Slap LED plate onto heatsink, add battery and current limiting, and blast away.
Why not see if you can get ahold of a CSM-360 LED. It's basically 4 SST-90 together like an MCE. I've got one in a Freilong light and it rocks! It's meant to be rated at 100W and 5000+ lumens. I'd say it close to up there, but it would be fantastic to see one of these 360s fully ramped up in a custom!
Last edited by warmurf; 06-30-2011 at 06:21 PM.
not realy a flashlight, but a portable working light with a csm-360:
i will ever prefer the csm-360 instead of the multi emitter led´s. easyer to focus and the build quality is a lot better. if you have a chance then use a bridgelux emitter and not this noname array. the bridgelux are still cheap an some have a very good cri.
and here i real flashlight with a multi-emitter array:
it is realy hard to get a boost driver for such high voltages at these currents.
i got some my parts from dx for a 8000 lume light, but the pos and neg are on the same side cant tell wich "wing" is neg or pos.
hoping to do a test run on 8 18650 "pcm" to keep it at 3 amps refector SKU 39963 at dx
how can i put it in my car headlight?
You don't! It's illegal!