Cree MC-E: where and when?

meuge

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It's been a little while since I visited the board, and the last time I was here, everyone was looking forward to the Cree quad-core. Did these LEDs ever make it into any lights? If not, what's the current timeline?

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DX and KD have quite a few of them, as well as SSC's quad-core, the P7, but they seem to fall short of their potential output.

Wolf Eyes is releasing a MC-Sniper in a matter of days. Although it is rated fairly low for a MC-E, I don't doubt that it will be brighter than the MC-E's on DX and KD (as was true for their P7-Sniper).

Other companies have plans but no products. Tiablo is developing the A10 for the MC-E. Neoseikan is developing the larger Legion II, which uses the P7 but can still achieve the throw associated with either a MC-E or very focused XR-E.
 

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Wolf Eyes is releasing a MC-Sniper in a matter of days. Although it is rated fairly low for a MC-E, I don't doubt that it will be brighter than the MC-E's on DX and KD (as was true for their P7-Sniper).

Why do you say it's low? We don't know how many amps the emitters are seeing yet, plus it's a 6A tint and those always have way way way nicer tint with the drawback of a bit less lumens.
 

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Dereelight has just put a 3SM MC-E pill for the DBS v2, but stipulate it needs to be used with the OP reflector.
 

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Why do you say it's low? We don't know how many amps the emitters are seeing yet, plus it's a 6A tint and those always have way way way nicer tint with the drawback of a bit less lumens.

I didn't say its output is low. I said it is rated low, meaning in comparison to the DX and KD lights I mentioned, which are rated around 900 lumens.


I hadn't known about plans for a MC-E DBS. Although I don't know much about it yet, that's my current first choice for its Dereelight quality, and a lower price (vs WE).
 

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I just ordered a DBS MC-E pill. We'll see what it does. :) I think it may work in the CL1H, but the beam may not be very good.
 

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I just ordered a DBS MC-E pill. We'll see what it does. :) I think it may work in the CL1H, but the beam may not be very good.

Your assumptions are correct. :) Dereelight is working on a new reflector for the CL1H that will work with the MC-E.
 

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Dereelight has just put a 3SM MC-E pill for the DBS v2, but stipulate it needs to be used with the OP reflector.

:huh: !


Hey FlashCrazy, any runtime estimate for the MC-E pill? Also, I see it's recommended to use 2 x 18650, is that mandatory or just suggested?
 
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:huh: !


Hey FlashCrazy, any runtime estimate for the MC-E pill? Also, I see it's recommended to use 2 x 18650, is that mandatory or just suggested?

Hey there, mechBgon. I don't have any runtime numbers yet, but if I had to guess, I'd say about 1:15 on 2 x 18650. You can use a single 18650, but runtime will of course be less...probably around 45 minutes. Again, these are guesses... I won't know until I get these into my impatiently waiting hands. :candle:
 

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Soooo someone fill me in, wasnt everyone and their grandmamma dissing quad die leds because they couldnt throw light well? when did that change
 

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Hey there, mechBgon. I don't have any runtime numbers yet, but if I had to guess, I'd say about 1:15 on 2 x 18650. You can use a single 18650, but runtime will of course be less...probably around 45 minutes. Again, these are guesses... I won't know until I get these into my impatiently waiting hands. :candle:

Thanks, and one more question: any word on a 1-stage version? For my purposes, 1-stage is best.
 

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MC-E can be wired in 4s, 2s2p, 1s3s, 4p, etc; the dies are individually addressable

P7 is forced 4p wiring. And BIG.

Apart from that, not much.
 

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P7 has controlled Vf and is easier to focus (4 dies and very small lens means weird beam).
 
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