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    Very nice Mac. Reminds me of a certain host that I bought from you a little while back



    Maybe I need one of these beauties to add to my Mac collection.
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    I was telling myself just one more light now I need at least Two.
    Any ETA on these?

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    Any chance of making those hosts P60-compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    Any chance of making those hosts P60-compatible?
    I know P60 compatibility is nice but it does look like Mac's light engine is going to be much better at heatsinking than a normal P60 drop-in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morelite View Post
    I know P60 compatibility is nice but it does look like Mac's light engine is going to be much better at heatsinking than a normal P60 drop-in
    There is practically ZERO heatsinking with the P60 Drop-Ins. If there was enough interest I could make a run of P60 compatible hosts. Post 13 picture is a P60 Host.

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    Mac, I looked on your site but couldn't find a price on the xml 18650 or the 26650. Do you have an idea of how much you will be selling these for?

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    Yes, the host pictured in post #31 of mine, is an 18500 P60 host.
    Absolutely beautiful with really thick, chunky walls.

    Nailbender's XM-L drop-in does great in this and I can leave it on high for at least 10 minute periods. There is some heat-sinking via the thick external springs to the shelf in the head and via the reflector to the head and body.
    I can feel the head heating up quite quickly and then starting to spread down towards the body.

    Further heat-sinking can easily be attained by wrapping copper-tape (provided by Nailbender) around the reflector until there is a tight fit, although I haven't bothered in this instance.

    Of course, the heat-sinking is definitely superior in the lights pictured in this thread, but I find mine to be more than adequate for my purposes and it does improve the versatility of the light by always being able to upgrade it so easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacclel View Post
    There is practically ZERO heatsinking with the P60 Drop-Ins. If there was enough interest I could make a run of P60 compatible hosts. Post 13 picture is a P60 Host.

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    I definitely have an interest. Thanks.
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    26650 Ti - I'll take it!
    Great job Mac.

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    I would definatley have an intererest in a p60 host in aluminum or even stainless...not the best heatsinking in stainless, but it would look cool as heck. I think a run of p60 hosts would be a great idea mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papageorgio View Post
    I would definatley have an intererest in a p60 host in aluminum or even stainless...not the best heatsinking in stainless, but it would look cool as heck. I think a run of p60 hosts would be a great idea mac.
    Or a 100% Copper p60 host!

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    Guys the prices are up on macs website, go check them up

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    Those are very competitive prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by easilyled View Post
    Those are very competitive prices.
    +1

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    Wanted to confirm What I read. If I purchase the 18650 and 26650 one short and one deep I could swap the head's between the two?
    Also would there be any issue with a sleeved 18650 in the 26650 lamp?
    The 4000 26650 I see at lighthound is unprotected is this okay?
    Any prices on tubes and heads only?
    "Limited high with cr123a" limited how?
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    I hit that buy button on Mac's site
    neutral XM-l 26650 Ti flood

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    For one Ti 26650 deep neutral.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMAG View Post
    Wanted to confirm What I read. If I purchase the 18650 and 26650 one short and one deep I could swap the head's between the two?
    Also would there be any issue with a sleeved 18650 in the 26650 lamp?
    The 4000 26650 I see at lighthound is unprotected is this okay?
    Any prices on tubes and heads only?
    "Limited high with cr123a" limited how?
    Yes all body's and heads are interchangeable. I will update the website shortly with Body and head only options. As for the 26650 it uses the safer Lithium Chemistry and the driver boards cuts off at 2.5v to protect the cell. The Driver pulls 2.8a and I personally do not like driving a CR123 that high especially with 2 cells. If you install one dead and one new cell there a chance of a meltdown.

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    Mac,

    is these also a pre-order list, meaning, the ones who posted here, have first dibs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby_pra View Post
    Mac,

    is these also a pre-order list, meaning, the ones who posted here, have first dibs?
    There is no pre-order list all lights are listed up on my website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacclel View Post
    Yes all body's and heads are interchangeable. I will update the website shortly with Body and head only options. As for the 26650 it uses the safer Lithium Chemistry and the driver boards cuts off at 2.5v to protect the cell. The Driver pulls 2.8a and I personally do not like driving a CR123 that high especially with 2 cells. If you install one dead and one new cell there a chance of a meltdown.

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    Thanks, any word on when these will ship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMAG View Post
    Thanks, any word on when these will ship?
    On his site it states to allow up to 6 six weeks.

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    Love that pattern on the 26650 matches my Naked light. Need to save my pennys to order the one on Ti.

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    for:

    XM-L 18350

    Thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by choppers View Post
    for:

    XM-L 18350


    Thanks!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmacclel View Post
    There is practically ZERO heatsinking with the P60 Drop-Ins. If there was enough interest I could make a run of P60 compatible hosts. Post 13 picture is a P60 Host.

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    I realize heatsinking is a problem with P60's, but I consider that to be a reasonable tradeoff to have an open standard for upgrades. I can improve the heatsinking as necessary by using bits of aluminum foil and heatsink paste.

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    Can the driver handle 4.5 volt's?
    I would like a 3xC battery body or extenson tube for the 26650.

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    Can you post some pics of outdoor beamshots between the deep and shallow heads?

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    I would be interested in a p60 host as well. Thanks

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    I have a question that has been bugging me. This new light has a 2.8A driver, uses an 18650 cell, uses an XM-L emitter and puts out 769 lumens. While on the other hand, the standard model XML EDC uses the same emitter, same battery, and same driver current and only puts out 575 lumens. What am i missing?

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