Hi everybody. since this is all about Alephs, McCapsule, and in generell a task for the most experienced modders, I thought this should be the appropriate forum.
For months I've been thinking about something that would be comparable in output to the L4 but more pleasing to my eyes.
I know many don't recommend using 5W LE's in an Aleph2, mostly because of thermal problems. On the other Hand, some people seem to be succesfull with Longbows, 5W-McCapsules and the Standard longbow-head. Are there better thermal paths in the longbow design or is it simply that no one mentioned the thermal problems before?
In fact I like the longbow design and I already have a micra, so getting a McCapsule to go with it would probably be the cheapest way. I don't really care for two levels for this light, though having them would be nice.
As far as I know, there is no way to get the mini (2x123) tube without buying a mini. Does anybody know of a custom tube that cold be made to work with the micra-head and capsule? Perhaps a tube could be made to accept the longbow head and capsule on one side and the Aleph-tailcaps on the other side? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinking.gif[/img]
The E-series feeds batteries from the front and the LB feeds the batteries from the rear. Put a LB front end on a tube with an E series rear end and there is no way to get the batteries in. Now I haven't checked the geometry and it may be that you could have a lip on a shoulder in the front end of the tube to catch the ground from the McCapsule and still have the bore open for the 123 cell to pass. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon3.gif[/img]
I would guess that the LB would have an edge on the Aleph 2 in terms of thermal issues but I don't think it is significant enough to be a primary factor. In either case, current drive level and on cycle time will be thermal considerations.
Oh ... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] ... then you might wanna check the ALeph1 or PR and PR-T heads for more heatsinking capacities ...
Those will give you a much better beam with the LuxV anyway ...
C'mon you should know better. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/whoopin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nana.gif[/img]
I want a flood type beam, and I also want a "slimline" light. In fact if I remember correctly, you're the High Priest of flood beams. What about running a BB500 LuxV in either the Aleph2 or the Longbow with stock head for about 20 min.? Anyone has experience with runtimes that long?
Any beamshots of batwing LuxV emitters in an aleph2 or so17xa?