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    Default Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    Hi all,

    Sometime back, I have been asked if I could make a board to be use for Lupine Betty headlight / TL when I start selling the CREE XML U2 bin.
    And here is the production upgrade board. It runs on 7 x CREE XML U2 bin. Each emitter has an efficiency of 300 Lumens @ 700mA.
    The U2 bin emitter can take up to 3000 mA or 3 amples (slight more is possible but good to stick at 3 ampers).
    That put the 7 emitter upgrade board to be at about 7000 Lumens on datasheet calculation.
    This board can run to a max of 63 Watts ( max recommended ).
    It's the last upgrade you ever need on your Lupine Betty

    Its only a small run so below are the number of slots available.
    Please post "I'll take it" and paypal to : info AT britelumens dot com
    Will then update your handler in the sale thread. Thanks!

    Added comments:

    1) All the ground and tracks are all gold plated for maximum conductivity and aluminum core for superior heat sinking.

    2) This board work really well with the 22 Degree or 26 Degree lens if you are wondering.
    I will be also posting some photos here about the potential of this board beside it being use on Lupine Betty.

    3) There is a minor typo error on the last pic. It should read 2.99 Amperes and 20.9 Volts.

    4) In any case if you need privacy for the purchase, its alright to PM me and send me payment.

    Price is $135 shipped registered.


    #1 Board SOLD - Elakazam PAID
    #2 Board SOLD - SurfHenk PAID
    #3 Board SOLD - Chipwillis PAID
    #4 Board AVAILABLE
    #5 Board AVAILABLE
    #6 Board AVAILABLE
    #7 Board AVAILABLE
    #8 Board AVAILABLE
    #9 Board AVAILABLE
    #10 Board AVAILABLE







    Last edited by Britelumens; 05-29-2012 at 08:20 AM. Reason: Update description

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    I´ll take it! Paypal sent for one!

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    I'll take it :-)
    PayPal sent!

    Thank you for making this available, it seems like a great upgrade!!

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    I thought mine was flipping bright the way it is. I'll take one

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    chipwillis,

    I agreed that even without the upgrade (first gen is red P4 board, second gen is CREE XPG and latest gen is XPG + XML T6) by Lupine is already
    very bright. Infact the best bike lights I have even seen when my customer sent his to me.

    But this board will just be the last upgrade you ever going to worry about not bringing your Betty to its limit.
    Moreover, you can always use this board in the later stage to run OEM drivers with a MOD that will be the biggest output in this size package.

    Cheers,
    Jo

    Quote Originally Posted by chipwillis View Post
    I thought mine was flipping bright the way it is. I'll take one

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    Here are some of the use of this board in various host:

    MAG C head, follow by

    SUREFIRE M6 head, followed by

    MAG D head.







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    So in a properly powered D (or C!!) mag, once could push 9000 lumens? I've got to find someone who can do the build...beefy heatsink, controls from low to 3A each, I'm getting a little giddy.

    What kind of battery power would be required to run all 7 at 3A? Could I stuff that into a C mag? D Mag?

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    Yes, the brightest MAG mod till date. This mod is simple to achieve.
    George has drivers that pushes all the way to 6 amps
    I have made some nice heatsinks to pair this boards up.

    The VF to push the U2 bins to the max is rather easy with a VF of 20.9V if you know what I mean.
    This board can be use for all other illum purpose, house, garage, reef tank..etc...the flood is ridiculous at 3 amperes.

    Will update more with photos along the way.

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    Please tell us where to find that optic you have mounted that fits perfectly. Also, can you post the dimensions of the board? I am very interested in ordering one of these and possibly a heatsink for these for a Mag C or D as well if you have one.

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    I dont get where youre coming up with 9000 lumens?

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    Hi,

    The U2 bin has a efficiency at 300 lumens at 750mA.

    Quote Originally Posted by jjohnson34 View Post
    I dont get where youre coming up with 9000 lumens?

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    Hi,

    Elakazam
    SurfHenk
    Chipwillis

    Your board has been shipped. Please update me here when it reaches you.

    Have fun

    Thanks,
    Jo

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    Cleared

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    Is it possible to do something similar for the Lupine Wilma model?
    Flashy way of life...

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    Hi Epsilon,

    This answer your questions, and mine is a U2 bin.



    Although I have no dealing with DX, any individual or dealers deserve their own respect.


    Regards,
    Jo

    Quote Originally Posted by Epsilon View Post
    Omg, are you DX? Like 300Lumen @ 700mA means 1285 @ 3000mA?

    At 3A they are never going to produce anywhere near those numbers.
    7x U2 boards are rated at 7280 lumen @ 3A @ 25c Tj etc etc.

    If you mean @ 4A or something, then maybe. But even that is hard

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    Hi garbman,

    Is possible if there are enough interest among the wilma users.


    Regards,
    Jo

    Quote Originally Posted by garbman View Post
    Is it possible to do something similar for the Lupine Wilma model?

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    Cleared

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    Hi Epsilon,

    Appreciate your detail findings and I have corrected my post #1 regards to the more accurate lumens output which I put in the region of 7000.


    Cheers,
    Jo

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    Bump...

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    Id be interested in the wilma upgrade.

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    so to make this work in a mag D you would need the board, the driver from george and heatsinks from you. what battery setup and size mag D would work to push this monster ? and how much are your heatsinks. this is very appealing for a mag mod. thanks!

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    I have a ready made head module in MAG D finned if you are interested? It include, finned head, lens, heatsink and of course the XML U2 board.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.lumen View Post
    so to make this work in a mag D you would need the board, the driver from george and heatsinks from you. what battery setup and size mag D would work to push this monster ? and how much are your heatsinks. this is very appealing for a mag mod. thanks!

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    really... what size mad is it? what kind of batteries and how much does it cost? thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Britelumens View Post
    I have a ready made head module in MAG D finned if you are interested? It include, finned head, lens, heatsink and of course the XML U2 board.

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    Hi Jo
    How many users do you want, to proceed with such project for the wilma?
    Currently we are 2 (me and johnyjackpot)
    Maybe I, or you, should ask in the bicycle section of this forum if there is any interest..
    Im sure that we can do something here.
    This upgrade will kill...



    Quote Originally Posted by Britelumens View Post
    Hi garbman,

    Is possible if there are enough interest among the wilma users.


    Regards,
    Jo
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    Hi Garb,

    I tried add a thread in the bike forum section (in cpf) so Betty users with the older boards will benefit if they have not seen this sale thread.
    But I was advised that I cannot cross reference by MOD. You can help to spread the news if there is a chance so others who want to upgrade will know.

    As for the Wilma. I am happy to work on that but I am not sure how many wilma users do we have here to start a run with the XML U2 bin emitter. I guessed at least 20 and above would be cool.


    Yeah, the respond has been really good and I believe it will be a killer upgrade for the older Wilma users.

    Quote Originally Posted by garbman View Post
    Hi Jo
    How many users do you want, to proceed with such project for the wilma?
    Currently we are 2 (me and johnyjackpot)
    Maybe I, or you, should ask in the bicycle section of this forum if there is any interest..
    Im sure that we can do something here.
    This upgrade will kill...

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    Hi Mr. lumens,

    Here is the link to the complete module.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.lumen View Post
    really... what size mad is it? what kind of batteries and how much does it cost? thanks!

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    Bump..

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    bump..

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    Default Re: Lupine Betty Cree XML U2 ***UPGRADE BOARD***

    Any chance of some comparison shots between the standard Betty and your mod? I've got the 1850 lumen internal PCS, if there was a discernible difference I'd definitely be keen to upgrade.

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    Bump.

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