Almost a month with no posts?!?!
I wanted to get some opinions from you guys on a new build im doing. Last year I set out to build a big thrower (big like physical size/big batteries) But before I did I tested a few lights with a p60 setup with ahortons lens. I tested a XRE EZ900 and a SST90. I wanted a nice balance of nice throw but also output. I was very unsatisfied with the output of the XRE. It definatly out threw the rest but the output was just too low for what I liked. Then I tried the SST90 and loved it. great throw and great output. So to make a long story short I ended up building (having built) a 3D Mag with MG aspheric lens and NB SST90 pushing around 1250 lumens. It was perfect for what I needed. Plenty of throw but still bright as hell. Well after a few short months, I really was not digging the Nimh batteries. I ended up selling the mag.
Now im ready to do this again. The new host is going to be a Fivemega Magalenium 3x 18650 body with a lumens factory seraph head and MG aspheric lens. So Im back at looking at emitters.
Do you guys think there is anything else emitter wise that you would suggest for getting big lumen output besides the SST90? I know the SST50 has a smaller die but from the research I have done, most people that use a 50 for aspheric set ups end up wishing they used the 90 because you dont get THAT much more throw with the smaller emitter but you get a lot less lumen output. I thought about maybe an XML U2 as well But I still keep coming back to the fact that I can push the SST90 at around 1500 lumens for a decent amount of time with the 3 2900mah 18650s.
Anyone have any thoughts on this? should I just keep with the old setup that I liked in the SST90 or should I look into something else?