LD75Cvn - Fenix Best Compact Searchlight

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XPL doesn't throw much more than xml2. The difference is tiny. Xpl also does not heat sink as well due to the smaller foot print. Xpl does not make as much lumen as xml2 at the higher draw.
there have had been some reports that a dedomed xpl loses barely any lumens. Somewhere around 5 percent.
I think that's not bad, especially if its a multi emitter light.
 

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Re: LD75Cvn - New Fenix King (Must Have)

there have had been some reports that a dedomed xpl loses barely any lumens. Somewhere around 5 percent.
I think that's not bad, especially if its a multi emitter light.

Link? That has not been what I have seen...XM-L2 and XP-L are basically even for lumens and throw (one or the other might have a SLIGHT advantage depending on drive level, but not by enough to make a real difference). The main reason to like XP-L is the smaller footprint (much easier for triples/quads)...if that doesn't matter, XP-L is an upgrade in name only.
 

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Link? That has not been what I have seen...XM-L2 and XP-L are basically even for lumens and throw (one or the other might have a SLIGHT advantage depending on drive level, but not by enough to make a real difference). The main reason to like XP-L is the smaller footprint (much easier for triples/quads)...if that doesn't matter, XP-L is an upgrade in name only.

XM-L2 data sheet. 1052 lumens @ 10 watts 5.0 mm X 5.0 mm http://www.cree.com/LED-Components-and-Modules/Products/XLamp/Discrete-Directional/XLamp-XML2

XP-L data sheet. 1226 lumens @ 10 watts 3.45mmX 3.45mm http://www.cree.com/LED-Components-and-Modules/Products/XLamp/Discrete-Directional/XLamp-XPL
 

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^^but I don't believe the XML2 referenced is a U3 bin.
And on the next page says 1198 @3A ...
 

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Link? That has not been what I have seen...XM-L2 and XP-L are basically even for lumens and throw (one or the other might have a SLIGHT advantage depending on drive level, but not by enough to make a real difference). The main reason to like XP-L is the smaller footprint (much easier for triples/quads)...if that doesn't matter, XP-L is an upgrade in name only.

this finding is from a modder on blf. It was just talked about in our pm conversation. I just Re read it. I apologize , he said only a 5-10 percent loss due to dedoming xpl and 10-15 percent loss for xml's. And he told me the brightest xpl is the v6 2a
 

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Re: LD75Cvn - New Fenix King (Must Have)

Hey Vinh, for me please the

LD75Cvn Fenix King
$225 Current Boost to 4 main White LED only
+ $60 U3 PDTc
+ $10 Dedome Stock LEDs
+ $10 Thermal Pad for driver
+ $5 Polished bezel
+ $5 for "V54" hand engraved on light
+ $25 for International Shipping


Thanks, rosirosine
:wave:

 

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Is the LD75C factory dedomed?

No it is not. Dome on all five leds.

I received my stock version yesterday. Compared to my TK series lights, I don't like the switches. You need to press and hold for a second or two before the light turns on. The light has a memory so that whatever power level you were in when turned off the light will activate in that level when turned back on.

When using the colored led, you have to cycle thru the red blink, red/blue flash, solid blue, solid green, solid red and solid white, before getting back to the starting sequence.

Did I mention, I don't like the switches?
 

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That doesn't sound nice. I hate it when a UI requires holding down the buttons on a light. I like instant changes haha. Thank you for sharing.
 

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Yups thank you for that insight. I hate having to hold down switches also. Even if it's for a split second.
i wonder if it's just your model? Vinh will be able to verify this.
 

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From KJ57's excellent review, it looks like you do have instant access to turbo, and strobe at least. Other modes too it seems, but not 100% clear.

"Interface:

From a light that has 5 leds built-in and is driven by four 18650 cells, we can’t expect a lightweight. But anyway, it fits good in the hand, you have enough grip and the LD75C is easy to handle. The three button have a new shape and print, the instant button is placed slightly lower. In darkness, this lower placed button will help you also to right upper. Short press on lower “sun” button will give instant-strobe, longer press than one second instant turbo (4000 lumens). You need to deactivate this by a short click, it has no momentary. Press and hold the right upper button for white light, cycle through the modes by short clicks. The same for the left upper button, but then you’ll have color modes. New feature is the power check: quick double press the C-button to show current voltage: Blue (high) Green (good) Red (low) Red flashing (critical). Innovative, I’ve never had this before!

Modes:

By pressing the on/off button (and you click to cycle) you enter the 5 “normal” white modes: ECO > LOW > MID > HIGH > TURBO. Press (and short click) the C-button for the 5 color modes: WHITE > RED > RED SLOW FLASH > RED/BLUE STROBE > GREEN > BLUE. The LD75C memorizes last used mode. A short click at the lower “sun-button” will give Strobe, press and hold this button for more than one second to enter turbo mode. Short click the sun-button for off. All combinations are possible, (a great point here!): for example Turbo + Red/Blue Strobe, White eco + Red, Green + Strobe. NOTE: to reach the maximum output, you’ve to choose white color + turbo mode, to reach to maximum output of 4000+200 lumens. Instant turbo works only with 4 leds. Because this bunch of modes and combinations you have this is an interesting light for hunting, rescue and so on. Strange thing is the lack of a SOS-mode. Wish it had a beacon mode too…"
 

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Re: LD75Cvn - New Fenix King (Must Have)

kj2,

Have you found access to any half clicks on this light other than switching from turbo to strobe? My light only has full clicks for both the colored lights and white light.

Awaiting Vinh finishing my light so I can compare stock to modified light.
 

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kj2,

Have you found access to any half clicks on this light other than switching from turbo to strobe? My light only has full clicks for both the colored lights and white light.

Awaiting Vinh finishing my light so I can compare stock to modified light.

Haven't found that.

KJ2, so are the other modes accessible from off, based on memory?
It has mode memory for all possible modes. So last used mode, will turn On the next time you turn it On.
 

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The UI isn't great, but it's not that bad either. The only thing I would have liked is if the turbo would automatically turn on the 5th LED instead of requiring a bunch of button presses, and I would also like brightness adjustments for the colored LEDs. Build quality is great, and I would still buy the light again if I had the choice.
 

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The runtime of the LD75Cvn dedome boost version is the same or lower that the factory stock?
Thanks.
 

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