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    Default Emmitter vs star

    Just looked at Lumiled's web sight, notice they had the star and the emmiter at about the same price. Would somebody please edumacate as to the difference between the two?
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    Default Re: Emmitter vs star

    An emitter is just the LED a star is the LED mounted on a heatsink and a PCB.

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    Default Re: Emmitter vs star

    Ahh, that is what I thougt, and that little heatsink is all that is required?

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    Default Re: Emmitter vs star

    in my opinion no, cos they are usually encased inside the flashlight bezel so heat dissipation is definitely not enough....better have it attached to a bigger heat sink by a good heat transfer epoxy.
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    Default Re: Emmitter vs star

    If you are wanting to mod an existing light, then you probably need one or the other (either the star or the bare emitter). Of course, the emitter is easy enough to remove and then reattach to the star if needed for future projects.
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    Default Re: Emmitter vs star

    similar thread http://candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=98857 I asked about it a little bit before.

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    Default Re: Emmitter vs star

    The star makes it easier to handle as it has solder pads to add wire without extra solder, and screws can be used to hold it down onto a heatsink. The emitter is more fragile but there's more mounting flexibility because it's small and one less thermal path to the main heatsink.

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