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    Default M6 LED mod- ?tri-reflector

    Hi All
    I seems to me that with the availability of the Nichia 219 we might be able now to replace the Surefire M6 incan with an equivalently functional LED head.
    The CRI is good enough (at least for me), and with 3 LEDs at 750-800 mA drive current we can generate 600+ lumens, so it is competitive with the HO incan. The main issue left is throw, in my opinion. So we need some decent reflectors to fit in the Millennium Turbohead. I have made one in the past with McR27's, but I am interested in a ready-made solution- three smooth, XP-E/219 optimised deep reflectors that is a drop-in fit. Does anyone know of any? I trawled the (!)DX website but couldn't be confident of a good match. Any ideas / references or comments??
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    I would look at aspherical lens to improve throw. Depending on the size of your heatsink, there really is not enough
    room to install deep reflectors in the Turbo head

    Have you seen Led Zeppelins thread ?

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ods&highlight=

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    Default Re: M6 LED mod- ?tri-reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by ICUDoc View Post
    with 3 LEDs at 750-800 mA drive current we can generate 600+ lumens, so it is competitive with the HO incan.
    Keep in mind that MN21 with fresh 123 cells will produce much higher than claimed OTF average output.

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    I'm pretty sure Led Zeppelin's is the only one out there. I may have purchased one of the last heat sink kits that he had left.



    LED's impress but Incans satisfy

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    Default Re: M6 LED mod- ?tri-reflector

    Thanks all for the replies: DUQ, tx101 I had forgotten about LEDZepp's stuff- I'll have another look. I hope they aren't beyond my price-range.
    Fivemega- yes, you're right of course; I had heard a figure of 1000 OTF lumens for fresh cells- never seen a graph but I suspect it falls off pretty quickly.
    Thanks again
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    Default Re: M6 LED mod- ?tri-reflector

    Just in case LZ does not have any more tapered contact post, if you look here

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...%29&highlight=


    Member Britelumens, modded an old MN21 post to use in his LED mod.



    Here is a photo of my Led Zep M6



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    Here is my MZXR-7.

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    Default Re: M6 LED mod- ?tri-reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Case View Post
    Here is my MZXR-7.
    Pshhh so complicated Justin Mine is just a simple tri P7 DD running off of 3 x AW 17670's. Easily 2000 + Lumens
    LED's impress but Incans satisfy

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