Alrighty, here's my attempt at building my first mag-lite after doing a whole lot of reading from every corner of the internet. I'll keep on updating this first post with my lastest update as it may take a little while. My goal here is to try and get 2500 lumen by using three cree XM-L, TaskLED H6Flex, Sandwich Shoppe perfect tri-star heatsink, and my 4D grey mag-lite as a host.
I was considering lithium ion 32600's x 4 in series to get me 17.2v at 5,000mAh depending what brand you are looking into. Three XM-L's equals out to 9v plus 2v to run the H6Flex, so I'll need 11v minimum. Or switch to a C cell mag-lite and beef up on the heatsink and use 26650's...
I should also note that I won't be using these XM-L's but I'm on the hunt for star shaped PCB with XM-L's. Please feel free to make a suggestion or comment, they are weclome'd as I progress with this project.
Some pictures thus far: