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    Default Which triple XML ?

    Hi all

    I recently converted a DR HID to XML-T6. I used DX dropins SKU 58481 with driver SKU 57779 (1 mode) and lens from 350xFire
    I used a custom heatsink from cpu. I have bought heatsink from H22A and i will install it the next days









    It's not bad at all but I need something better. My budy have Light For Me 7XRE and it's two times stronger

    I am think to built a new head with triple XML but I am not sure which parts to choose.


    1) Der Witchel dropins http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...size-Mag-Lites
    little bit expensive also I am not sure if it feets with 5mm lens from 350Xfire

    2) DX SKU: 100483
    I like it because it is 9-22V 1 mode and cheap but I think it needs an extra heatsink

    3) DX SKU: 126121
    Voltage: 3.5-8.4V ----- 5-Mode: Low/Mid/High/Strobe/SOS

    4) triple XML from led-tech.de driver ???


    Thanks
    Dimitris
    Last edited by DimitrisV; 07-18-2012 at 10:46 PM.

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    I haven't used these module, but I hear the DX modules with 3 XML's are pretty floody, so probably a bit disapointing.

    edit, did you modify the mag head to use the lens of 350xfire or did you leave the little gap between the bezel and the head?

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    I removed 2-3mm from mag head and from DX reflector

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Is it possible to fit DW dropins with lens from 350xfire ?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Nice build!

    You might be better off with a solid chunk of metal behind the emitters as opposed to those air cooling vanes. inside that torch handle the trapped air will quickly heat up. You might be better off using an uninterrupted thermal path to to the outside.

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klem View Post
    Nice build!

    You might be better off with a solid chunk of metal behind the emitters as opposed to those air cooling vanes. inside that torch handle the trapped air will quickly heat up. You might be better off using an uninterrupted thermal path to to the outside.
    With this heatsink after 15min the lens become blured besause pf the temparature inside the mag kead
    That's why I ordered a heatsink from Η22Α http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...(Ready-to-Ship)*****

    Can anyone suggest which is the best compination for triple xml for tech diving (narrow beam)

    Thanks
    Dimitris

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    I don't think you will find any 3XML that will give you a "narrow" beam. It's all a compromise in brightness and beam size. For a narrow beam I would recommend a single LED set up.
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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Quote Originally Posted by 350xfire View Post
    I don't think you will find any 3XML that will give you a "narrow" beam. It's all a compromise in brightness and beam size. For a narrow beam I would recommend a single LED set up.
    +1

    The only way to get respectable narrow beam is DEEP reflector or aspheric lens. Nobody makes triples like that, at least that I've seen. You'd have to DIY.

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Hector and DIWdiver thanks for the info

    I will try DW set

    Thanks
    Dimitris
    Last edited by DimitrisV; 07-24-2012 at 03:05 AM.

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DimitrisV View Post
    With this heatsink after 15min the lens become blured besause pf the temparature inside the mag kead
    Dimitris
    The blured effect is condensation on the inside (from the humidity in the trapped air).

    If you can remove the humidity in the handle while sealing it up then the condensation on the inside can be eliminated. In my experience glass lenses are more prone to condensation than synthetic (Lexan or Perspex). Try heating up the insides with a hairbrush just prior to sealing. If there is space enough for one of those silica moisture absorbing gel packets then leave one of them inside. You can also minimise humidity by reducing the volume of air inside; Make the wand/handle smaller and fill the remaining non-critical space with material to displace air.

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    Thanks Klem, I will try it

    Dimitris

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    SST-90 or triple XML for a narrow and cool white strong beam ?

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    Default Re: Which triple XML ?

    3xml's. As long as each reflector on each XML is as large as the reflector on the the SST-90. Which will make the light head over twice the diameter.

    But given the same total size then one LED with a large reflector will be able to provide a tighter beam than three LED's behind smaller reflectors. The XML's will give out more lumen but the SST90 will give a tighter beam and there for more lux.
    Last edited by Packhorse; 07-26-2012 at 12:24 PM.

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