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    E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

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    My impression:
    - 3 well spaced modes
    - Excellent build quality
    - Very handsome
    - Optics focus beam nicely

    - Very compact although heavy
    - A must have on every key-chain

    Option D below Tested:
    - Tested with Efest 350 IMR10440
    - Ran three 2 minute runs and one 6 minute run.
    - Total usable run time = 12 minutes
    - Starting voltage = 4.18V, Ending voltage = 3.05V
    - First 3 minute runs are very bright
    - At the 12th minute option D is still brighter than a stock E05SS



























    Option D comes with 2 IMR10440

    A) $55 XP-E2 6500K Focus tuned for more throw & larger hot spot, 85 OTF Lumen (AAA Only)
    B) $75 XP-L 5700K More lumen than stock & a more floody beam (AAA Only)
    C)
    $75 XP-L 4000K - Not too warm & floody (AAA Only)
    D)
    $85 XP-L 5700K - Single Mode 3.6A, ~1200 LED Lumen at turn , obviously bright, 2 minute per burst (IMR10440 Only)

    + $5 for "V54" hand engraved on light
    + $7 for International Shipping
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    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 12-22-2014 at 04:55 PM.
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    Forward clicky, momentary, 2 or 3 mode, programmable (on or off) mode memory, op reflector, xpe2 ? Just a guess. Maratac?
    Last edited by lumentia; 07-21-2014 at 10:42 PM.

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    10440?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarryG View Post
    10440?
    10440 is the AAA equivalent size IMR battery. Like a 14500 is to AA. I run them in my Peak Eigers. Very bright.

    Vinh, why no modes on the IMR? Driver can't handle it? Any idea on the lumen output from A,B & C?

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    You have my attention

    Will the AA version work with 14500?
    Or would it be wise to stick with eneloop?

    nm I see might be typo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftyk5 View Post
    You have my attention
    Yeah, mine too. But at 900 lumens, a 10440 will last, what? 47 seconds? Gonna be REAL easy for this to be a "cell killer" if you're not careful.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftyk5 View Post
    nm I see might be typo

    Yeah, like the title, I think he meant AAA



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    Last edited by kbuzbee; 07-22-2014 at 02:53 AM.

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    Post 1 Updated :-)
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    Nice Vinh!

    That 900 lumen model probably isn't very practical (at least for what I use my keychain light for) but what a great "AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS" light! There will be lots of "WTF?"

    Ken

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    Put me down for one, engraved, option B!




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    D) $69 XP-L 5700K - Single Mode, ~900 LED Lumen, obviously bright, 2 minute per burst (IMR10440 Only)

    I will take 2 of these + international shipping


    So that's $74 x 2
    = $148USD


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    Default Re: E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

    Did anyone else hear the AW IMR 10440s were discontinued? I guess efest is the best option now?

    Ken

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    WOAH!!!
    GOOD TINT!

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    Default Re: E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

    Quote Originally Posted by kbuzbee View Post
    Did anyone else hear the AW IMR 10440s were discontinued? I guess efest is the best option now?

    Ken
    I thought efest were always the best 10440's? Either way I just ordered 4 from IS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionheart_2281 View Post
    I thought efest were always the best 10440's? Either way I just ordered 4 from IS.
    Dunno, maybe. I've had great luck with all my other AW IMRs so thought I'd add some 10440s to the rotation, only to find them discontinued. Maybe that's why?

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    Default Re: E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

    D) $69 XP-L 5700K - Single Mode
    + $5 for "V54" hand engraved on light
    Can't thank you enough for this one Vinh! Sending Paypal
    Last edited by Tacitus; 07-22-2014 at 02:02 PM.

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    Is option D the smallest brightest VN light thus far?

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    Default Re: E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

    Wow, how the hell did you take an 85 lumen light and boost it up to 900?!?!?!
    Pretty amazing Vinh!

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    That 900 lumen version is very enticing! I know you can't run it very long at once, but does anyone know approximately how long in aggregate it can be run before the battery would get too low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blah9 View Post
    That 900 lumen version is very enticing! I know you can't run it very long at once, but does anyone know approximately how long in aggregate it can be run before the battery would get too low?
    The Cree datasheet for the Cool White V4 binned XP-L says to get 989 LED lumen, you need a 3000 mA drive level. However, the max output of an Efest IMR 10440 is 5C, which is a max current of 1750 mA (given it's 350 mAh capacity). So the light would need close to 3000 mA of current to hit a 900 LED lumen.

    I assume there is more to the story here, or there is a higher current battery out there compared to the Efest, as it looks like the Efest won't cut it....? Given some of the other numbers on this datasheet for other output bins, I am assuming the draw is well over 2000 mA??

    http://www.cree.com/~/media/Files/Cr...g/ds%20XPL.pdf

    In any case---very cool!!!

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    Default Re: E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

    Will it fry the driver if you run the other version with a 10440?

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    can Vinh do the XP-L 4000k at 900 lumens?
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    Update:

    D) $69 XP-L 5700K - Single Mode 3.6A, ~1200 LED Lumen at turn , obviously bright, 2 minute per burst (IMR10440

    Only)

    This cell can take 3A discharge rate. 3.6A at turn on drops as voltage drops so it's not too long until we fall below the 3A safe zone. Light dims very slowly so plenty of usable show off or scanning time. Will do more run time time as I have time.

    http://www.illumn.com/10440-efest-imr10440-v1-350mah-high-discharge-flat-top.html
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 07-22-2014 at 12:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saypat View Post
    can Vinh do the XP-L 4000k at 900 lumens?
    YES
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiftyk5 View Post
    Will it fry the driver if you run the other version with a 10440?
    YES
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex21 View Post
    Is option D the smallest brightest VN light thus far?
    YES
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    I will take one option D. Thanks!
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    Illumination supply has the cells
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    so, this changed from 900 lumens to 1200 lumens? Wow! Is it close to 1200 even with the XP-L at 4000k? Still 2 min bursts only? Amazing light! Plenty to go around? Timeframe to build and ship one? Sorry for all my dumb questions. Thank you Vinh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by saypat View Post
    so, this changed from 900 lumens to 1200 lumens? Wow! Is it close to 1200 even with the XP-L at 4000k? Still 2 min bursts only? Amazing light! Plenty to go around? Timeframe to build and ship one? Sorry for all my dumb questions. Thank you Vinh!
    The beamshots are 1200 LED lumen. I just measured the current draw today and it was 3.6A, higher than I initially estimated. 4000K might be 1000 LED lumen at turn on Lumen...

    2 minute burst from a fully charged cell is fine. I only have like 5 in hand for testing. A load more is coming very soon though.
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    Default Re: E05SSvn - Best Stainless AAA

    This is pretty amazing...finally something that will compete with the MBI HF for keychain duty. Might just have to get one...
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 07-22-2014 at 02:26 PM.

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