Aleph A19 XR-E

skalomax

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My New Aleph A19 XR-E 2x CR123A should be coming in soon.
Few questions though,

What is the Runtime?
How many lumens will it put out?
and most importantly, How do you like them?
How big is it? Is it the size of an L4?

Thanks
but, dont really hear alot about these lights
 
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Kid9P

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Hey Skal,

I've had both the 1 and 2x123 versions.
You will need to center the led when it arrives.
The light engine is usually delivered LOOSE.
Just takes a little patience screwing in the engine
against the reflector till you get it dead center.

Runtine I believe was in the 30 minute range for the 1x123,
I never really tested my 2x123 version. They warm up quickly though.

I liked the click on click off of the 1x123 version.

The 2 stage 2x123 will NOT click on. A small press gives you low,
a hard press gives you high. Button felt stiff on this for me.

They are both BRIGHT as heck, very WHITE.
They are very good looking lights as well.

Hope this helps!

Ray
 

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I dont have the 2x123 but the 1x123 is a little shorter than my FB2/KL4 combo.
The LED is very slightly off center but doesn't affect the beam any. I agree with
Kid9p about the clickie and the looks and it is a bright little b...ard. Nice light!
 

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The A19 XR-E, hosted on a turnkey McLux 1X123/Kroll switch body, has become my main EDC "go-to" light. (This combo replaced my former "go-to" light of many years standing...a 3W PR-T, driven at about 750 mA, made by Don and hosted on the same set-up described above.)

The 1X123 A19 XR-E with turnkey McLux body is elegant in form and spectacular in function. Massive amounts of bright white light, in a relatively small and classic package.

I also EDC a 2X123 A19 XR-E for times I may want more runtime. This A19 XR-E is hosted on an Aleph 2X123 body that Don modded with a bright blue HA. It`s a very nice light, but so far has not surfaced as my main "go-to" light...like the 1X123 A19 XR-E has.

I`ll try to post some pictures of these lights later.

Take care...and long live the A19 XR-E`s!

:)
 

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I see you have put that A19 XR- to good use i am glad you like it so much and using it edc.
Carpe Diem said:
The A19 XR-E, hosted on a turnkey McLux 1X123/Kroll switch body, has become my main EDC "go-to" light. (This combo replaced my former "go-to" light of many years standing...a 3W PR-T, driven at about 750 mA, made by Don and hosted on the same set-up described above.)

The 1X123 A19 XR-E with turnkey McLux body is elegant in form and spectacular in function. Massive amounts of bright white light, in a relatively small and classic package.

I also EDC a 2X123 A19 XR-E for times I may want more runtime. This A19 XR-E is hosted on an Aleph 2X123 body that Don modded with a bright blue HA. It`s a very nice light, but so far has not surfaced as my main "go-to" light...like the 1X123 A19 XR-E has.

I`ll try to post some pictures of these lights later.

Take care...and long live the A19 XR-E`s!

:)
 

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I have the first issue of the 1 X 123.

I bolted a clip on the McTC tail, modded the McClicky to a 2-stage w/ 10 ohm resistor, and EDC it now and then. The 2-stage works with an RCR123, but not with a primary in my light.

Without the 2-stage it's too bright for close range.
The GD I believe is an 825, and I'm sure it's at least 100 lumens out the front.

skalomax said:
So, about how many lumens does it put out? (DB917)
Knowing you though Skalo, the answer is: more than you need, less than you want.
 
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skalomax

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Yeah, Your right.

Im probably going to selling or trading this light in the next couple of days.
How hard are these to modify with a seoul P4?


BTW You reached 1000 posts!
 

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Aw man, now you made me mess up my nice even post count. I wanted to enjoy it for at least a day.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the light. It was my first Cree and it still wows me.

Keep it for at least 3 days please, it may grow on you. It's nice and slim, freaks out regular folk with its brightness, and yours is already 2-stage.

I wouldn't bother with the SSC, it's already set up with the Cree. You'd have to lower the SSC in the reflector to get proper focus. It would be a PITA if it's even possible - probably require a new LE and different reflector. And you wouldn't gain much IMO.

The beam is a fat bright spot with a smooth transition to generous spill. It throws well but not by precision, more like brute force.
 

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LED Zeppelin said:
Aw man, now you made me mess up my nice even post count. I wanted to enjoy it for at least a day.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with the light. It was my first Cree and it still wows me.

Keep it for at least 3 days please, it may grow on you. It's nice and slim, freaks out regular folk with its brightness, and yours is already 2-stage.

I wouldn't bother with the SSC, it's already set up with the Cree. You'd have to lower the SSC in the reflector to get proper focus. It would be a PITA if it's even possible - probably require a new LE and different reflector. And you wouldn't gain much IMO.

The beam is a fat bright spot with a smooth transition to generous spill. It throws well but not by precision, more like brute force.

Sorry for the post count
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Well, Ill try it out. Since It's slim and has 2 stages.
I dont know how you guys keep your lights for soo long
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Hopefully I keep It. What I really want is a S27 or a PD-S
So not a throw monster eh?
 

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Not monster, just little beast.

Remember the reflector is about the size of a miniMag. For ultimate throw you need something like an A3 head. But that's hard to stuff in your pants pocket.

If you held onto your lights, you'd have an A3, and an HD45. All you'd need to do is build a new LE for the A3 using an SSC and a DB917 for your throw monster.

I do sell/trade a few of my lights here and there, but mostly the import stuff I just picked up to check out. I appreciate the good customs too much to let go of them. I have some McLux Skunkworks lights that have certainly been surpassed in output, but not in creativity and ingenuity. What I like about great lights I enjoy even when the light is off. I do have the collector gene in me though, and, many of us here do. You seem to be more of a seeker, always searching for the light that eludes you. Let me know when you find it, it will be a special one - the Skalomax Holy Grail of flashlights.
 

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Wow, Thanks!!

Runtime Looks Good too!

Actually I really like this light. Its nice and small, Very slim, and very bright.
The Tint is Exceptional with a warm white.

Feels very good and sturdy.
Throws pretty good too. The 2 stage is also a very nice touch. The HA NAT is very well matched except the tail.
I do Like this light.
Not selling It after all.
 

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Kid9P said:
The light engine is usually delivered LOOSE.
Just takes a little patience screwing in the engine
against the reflector till you get it dead center.

What manner of tool did you use to tighten it?
(I couldn't loosen it with pliers, and nothing else I have fits).
 

LED Zeppelin

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Andy,

To loosen the LE, you might need to relieve pressure on it from the lens retaining ring.

You can generate more torque from the bezel than from the LE end. Loosen and tighten the bezel a few times and you should be able to center the emitter.

If I need to turn the LE from the backside, the best way I have found is to grip one edge of the can with needle nose pliers. If that doesn't work, for instance in a custom machined head with tight threads, you will need to remove the reflector for access to the two notches on the E screw. Reach in with small needle nose or beading pliers and you'll definitely be able to crank on it.
 
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This thread makes me miss my A19 CREE-XRE 1x123, I purchased it when they became first avaliable. I was my first CREE light, and I specifically remember how bad it spanked my UV1J PD in output :sssh: I miss that little bugger:candle:
 
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