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    Default "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens, beamshots added

    Hello,
    today I put some parts together:

    -Maglite 2D body
    -FiveMega 3“ head
    -9x Cree XM-L U2 1A emitters
    -8x R5 reflectors, 1x P60 reflector
    -KD 9x XM-L T6 driver, 3 modes
    -3x AW 26500 IMR batteries
    -custom made heatsinking



    R5 reflektors modified backside to avoid electric contact to wiring,
    P60 cut down to fit in length, switch modified with 20awg teflon wire,
    driver heatsinked and epoxied (thanks to Vinz from Germany!),
    tailcap & spring modified for deep contact,
    XM-L U2 emitters glued to heatsink:



    KD driver placed in Mag 2D body:



    XM-L emitters wired in series with 26 awg teflon wire, heatsink placed in FM 3“ head:



    Reflectors and emitters in it´s place:



    "Eco-Star II" Nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight, sideview:


    "Eco-Star II" Nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight, frontview:


    current at the tailcap with 3x AW 26500 IMR cells fresh from the charger:


    UPDATE with some beamshots, taken with my iphone 4s, please forgive blurrish quality:

    Parking lot from a shop close to Frankfurt in the dark:



    Parking lot with Ultrafire WF-502B, XM-L T6 P60 drop-in on high:


    "Eco-Star II“ nona 9x XM-L T6, highest mode:


    ..funny incident- someone drove directly in front of my camera to deliver something-
    took the chance to take a pic, same situation, lightened by car lights:


    ..now sorry in advance for bad quality of following pic, but I only had one chance to take it
    until the guy on picture got little bit nervous...
    car with lights on normal, "Eco-Star II“ 9x T6 on "high“ & nervous guy, close to "high":


    At last I should tell you, that the guy was that full of thanks, that he closed the parking lot of
    the market when he left the scene- but I could get back my car today when they opened
    the market...

    ..best regards from Frankfurt & thank you for watching,
    Steffen
    Last edited by overdog; 07-19-2012 at 11:04 AM.

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    Looks great

    Nice work!

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    Wow. Nice build. I want one.

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens



    nice build!

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    The 9 xml wired 9S? a boost driver? what kind of run time? or run time on high holding on to her with bare hand?
    BTW nice work.

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    Absolutely insane, I love it!
    ^G When I reply, threads die....

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    Holy mother.........................!!

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    Nicely done overdog.
    Looking forward to the beamshots.
    Was that lightning I saw the other night or just you test that thing out.

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    ...thanks to Epsilon, netprince, jmpaul320, CMAG, ^Gurthang, MomentumExchange and moderator007 for nice comments!
    @ CMAG: all in series, the driver is a boost driver from KD with 3 modes, on high it draws about 8 amps- about 2,7A to each emitter, if I am not wrong... runtime depends on the capacity of your batteries, haven´t tried a runtime test with my 26500 AW´s...

    @moderator007: post #1 updated with some beamshots, have fun!

    best regards,
    Steffen

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    Nice!! Now that's a light!

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    Epic !!!!

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    Just a question about the beamshots,

    Do you use a camera with manual settings? Because for comparing beamshots, you will need to fix the exposure time, ISO value and diafragma (F number). Otherwise the camera will adjust the settings to the lighting conditions, i.e. dark beamshots will look brighter and very light beamshots will look darker. I suspect that has happend if I look at first "Highest" beamshot and the last "High" beamshot, the second one is darker than the first .

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    Hi Epsilon,
    as written, I took pics with my iPhone 4s , no settings , only pushed the button- But I tried to fiend a scene, that is comparable from shot to shot- so please take a look at all the pics: 9 o clock or exactly in all pics in the left you will find something yellowish reflecting point- this should be a reference to all the pics to make a comparison- oh my god- my english, hope, you can understand what I want to say.. :-)

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    Awesome job overdog.
    Now you will never have to worry about loosing your keys in the dark again.

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    Quote Originally Posted by overdog View Post
    Hi Epsilon,
    as written, I took pics with my iPhone 4s , no settings , only pushed the button- But I tried to fiend a scene, that is comparable from shot to shot- so please take a look at all the pics: 9 o clock or exactly in all pics in the left you will find something yellowish reflecting point- this should be a reference to all the pics to make a comparison- oh my god- my english, hope, you can understand what I want to say.. :-)
    Perfectly clear .

    Missed the iPhone 4S bit by the overwelming curiousity to view the beamshots .

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens

    ..sorry for lost postings with questions and answers about this light because of last cpf crash- light is still available HERE !
    feel free to ask again, I have no idea, which questions I answered - about, how reflectors are fixed- batteries.. ask again..
    best regards,
    steffen

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdog View Post
    ..sorry for lost postings with questions and answers about this light because of last cpf crash- light is still available HERE !
    feel free to ask again, I have no idea, which questions I answered - about, how reflectors are fixed- batteries.. ask again..
    best regards,
    steffen
    can this some how retro fitted in my car?

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    Default Re: "Eco-Star II" nona 9x XM-L T6 Led Flashlight @ 8000 lumens, beamshots added

    Quote Originally Posted by kamikazinyc View Post
    can this some how retro fitted in my car?
    ..depends on your car- anyway- I have no idea..

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