A week sounds good. And so are you making two setups still one with the shallow reflector and thick pill and one with a deeper reflector and shallower pill? Whats the plus and minuses of these two set ups?
How do these compare with your other xml dropins driven at 4.2a ? I think led output on those were like 1000 lumens? The 4.2a dropin of yours I have gets warm quick on high. 5.5a would push more light out the front but I wonder how it compares side by side and also how it better manages the heat?
Got any pics of both beams?
As a matter of fact to my eyes the 1300 lumen is more than 30% brighter than the 1000 lumen. I think the copper really helps pull the heat immediately away from the LED for the large solder filled pill as opposed to the aluminum bottleneck star.
I used a large copper PCB for my Maelstrom X10 light and the difference was very clear compared to the stock aluminum star too!
Let me ask glenn7 if I can hold on to his drop in one more day for night beamshots.
ill probably bite at one of them... i get paid tomorrow, and plus you already will be shipping me a switch and the 219 dropin so if i were to get one say this weekend, i would be saving you a trip to the post office right ;P
Beam Shot taken 10 seconds after turn on. Its brighter in real life but I have to turn down the exposure so we can see the beam.
4.2A Aluminum XML-U2 Thermal injection, Deep pill, shallow smooth reflector
5.5A Copper XML-U2 Solder filled, Deep Pill, shallow smooth reflector
Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 07-26-2012 at 11:35 PM.
Sniff sniff sniff! I see my dropin......beautiful! I'm hoping for 6amps in my copper FM host with FETtie
I really do feel that the light is most suitable for scanning outdoor property in short bursts. Massive output in a small pocket-able package to serve as a spot light.
Yea I want one :-) let me know as soon as you can have one built and ill send you the money!
Any up-dated news yet?
paypal sent 07-23-12 Transaction ID: 6YD11951Y8448360A
I am still waiting on Copper PCB....It should be here soon....But if you want I can always issue a refund...Please let me know.
thanks for the up-date, I'll be patient and wait (but it's so hard waiting )
Got mine yesterday.
Very well done Vinn thank you - can't believe you can make it get so many amps and so much light from one little led with a fairly tight beam for a P60 and it's white with no angry blue
PS: that copper S12 is bright - thank you again mate. So when are Cree and Luminus hiring you as their R&D man?.....
Copper are in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For 1300 lumen drop in and a Mc Clicky for Solarforce host - $62.
How many are left?