FM, I am currently using a 6.6 axial bulb with a PHD-M6 pack set at 6.8V. At this voltage the bulb looks significantly underdrived, compared to 1111. The next available voltage with my pack is 7.5V, do you think it is safe for the 6.6V bulb to try?
BTW, the beam created by the axial bulb in the M6 is fantastic, by far the best one I've seen.
7 eneloop would be 8.4v nominal, 9.8 hot off charger. I'm running it on ~ 8v (2 samsung INR18650- they murder 5761's and m@gchrger bulbs even rested) and it STILL looks like it could take more.
You should be just fine.
I have some bulb related questions. I mangaed to pick up one of your E2e Bipin sockets, which is ALMOST as cool as my E2 Fire. The problem I am having is that all the bulbs I currently have are too long for the E2 socket. I was able to get the 1499 to work by shimming it, but then the head does not screw down.
In the Bi pin thread it says that the bulbs for that are
Will these bulbs fit and focus without shims? What is the Axial bulb?
EDIT: Also would that ultra stinger bulb work for either the E2e socket or the E2 Fire?
YourE2e socketwas designed to use with Strion bulb for single Li-ion and TL-3 bulb for 2 Li-ion in E bodies. Both bulbs have similar LCL (Distance from center of filament to bottom of bulb glass) and will properly focus with E head without needs of washer.
Stinger and super stinger also have very similar LCL but voltages are designed for Ni-Cad or Ni-MH which are not CPF favorite. Stinger bulb is designed for 3 NiCad and will underdrive with single Li-ion and Super Stinger bulb is designed for 5 NiCad and may flash with 2 Li-ion.
When using Stinger bulb, I suggestthesebodies powered by single IMR 26650
22 watt custom Axial bulb was designed to work with 3 Li-ion intheseflashlight but will fit in E head if you have3 cell E body.
Since CL1499 and custom made FM1794 bulbs have higher LCL and won't fit or focus in standard E heads, I designedE2 Mini Turbo Headto boost up your E flashlight up to 1000 lumens and throw much longer.
I hope you find this helpful. :thumbsup:
I was wandering if perhaps you can explain something to me. Is there any designation in a set of numbers on light bulbs that gives an indication of the actual size of the bulb itself? What I mean is, both a wa1111 and a philips 5764 are G4 bulbs, and are no where near the same size. I have also seen additional sets of numbers given for some bulbs such as T2.75 G4. Is that to do with bulb size or something else?
Ok, after searching diligently yet again I was able to find an answer to this question. Finding a source for the explanation of G4 G5 etc was easy. Finding useful information about the rest was not. The G4 is the space from center to center of the pins (4mm in this case) The T is the shape of the glass (tubular) and the rest of the number is diameter of the globe (not the base) multiplied by 1/8" or .125. So a WA1111 bulb would be G4 T2.25
Thanks again for offering these increasingly rare bulbs FM.