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    Cool TNT SingLED modules for Surefire incan E-series - E1E, E2E, E2D

    AVAILABLE FOR ORDER !!!
    Please use email at the bottom of this post for contact...


    Tana SingLED...

    SingLED is a replacement module for old and classic Surefire e-series lights (E1E, E2E, E2D, E2O)... latest version has Nichia 219B LED (90+ CRI), 1Amp driver with programmable driver with Tana3 firmware on it...

    Each SingLED (as all my mods) are machined on small manual lathe and assembled (by me)...

    PRICE:

    Nichia 219B Custom Linear Driver (2.8-6V, 1 Amp on high, Tana3 firmware, 240 OTF lumens) and BRASS pill:
    $90 (International priority/registered airmail shipping included)

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    For those who use Morse code, Single mode, 700mA version of the module is also available/possible...


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    Tana3 firmware:


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    Please contact via email for any info or order:


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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    XPG2 R5 driven by NANJG 101-AK-A1, 1.05Amp, 3-mode (Lo-Med-Hi), 2.8-6V linear driver... Arctic Alumina Thermal Adhesive around the LED for some extra shock-proofing...
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Tana, do you have any guess on how much these will sell for? I'd really like to take the KX1 head off my E1e body, and put the old E1e head back on. I also have a friend who's looking for something like this for an E2e. This thread is great news!

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Hey Tarik I'm definitely interested in one, this will make me hunt down a E1E!
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    I should be able to keep the price around $70 (that includes paypal fee and international registered/priority airmail shipping)...

    They are time consuming and I have no intentions to find a CNC machine to make bigger quantities, I will just make these while I have fun machining/assembling them... but so far these SingLEDs and TripLEDs completely replaced my plastic model kit modelling hobby I had so I should enjoy this stuff for few months for sure...

    EDIT:
    Oh, forgot to thank you for the interest...

    Another thing... I managed to source an interesting driver that could be used for single CR123 (primary) battery usage... It has high mode (1.3A draw at the tailcap), low mode (0.3A draw at the tailcap) and STROBE... I know, I know... but strobe is necessary evil in this case... I just have to test it and see how the memory works (hopefully, there is none so it would just turn on high every time, thus rendering strobe almost invisible in majority of situations)...
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    Will be watching this with interest, as per my post on CPF.

    Consider one as reserved.

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Are these thermal/shock potted?
    Will an XPG-2 be offered?
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Potting is the smallest issue with these... so I will probably fully pot inner part (which is tiny, anyway)... For those that don't want this (for future upgrades), of course, will avoid it...

    As for XPG2, I do plan to make some of them as well... but for starters I will only offer Nichia219 with NANJG 101-AK-A1 driver (3-mode) as default... as soon as I have some made, I will sell them on CPFMP (unless I have any on order over PM in which case they are priority)... As I said, they will be ongoing mission, not a wave of them then a sudden stop... Every week there should be 4-5 ready for community... maybe less, maybe more... depends on many factors...

    Once I'm satisfied with other LEDs (XPE2, XPG2) they will be out too...

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    I got the price up... so next week will probably be a week of SingLEDs instead of TripLEDs like previous few... but for those of you that already have bezel coming to me, don't worry, all parts are ready to go for quick turn-around...

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Tana, I subscribed to your TripLED thread, then saw this... I've been waiting for someone to offer these for e-series bezels since I have a few e-series lights sitting around. I think I'll eventually be ordering one of your TripLED and 2 of the SingLED. I just put in 3 orders for other lights and accessories so I have to take it easy.

    For now, I would like to order one of your Nichia 219 SIngLED and I'll look for the XPG-2 when you have them ready to go. Sending pm...
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Quote Originally Posted by RGB_LED View Post
    Tana, I subscribed to your TripLED thread, then saw this... I've been waiting for someone to offer these for e-series bezels since I have a few e-series lights sitting around. I think I'll eventually be ordering one of your TripLED and 2 of the SingLED. I just put in 3 orders for other lights and accessories so I have to take it easy.

    For now, I would like to order one of your Nichia 219 SIngLED and I'll look for the XPG-2 when you have them ready to go. Sending pm...
    Larry,

    PM replied... thanks for the interest...

    I'll be around for months/year to come, for sure... I'm taking a "vacation" from my career job, per my own choice and medical recommendations... I pretty much modded all the stuff from my collection so I'm trying to find a way to keep my hobby running...

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    So I made another proto... this time using XPG2 R5 LED... next one will be with Nichia219 that should give the best beam, theoretically...

    I'm somewhat satisfied with XPG2 setup so it will be in pre-order offer... I does have a slight tint shift towards yellow (like Kuku neutrals used to be)... I'm guessing because of this reflector with XPG/XPG2 3D tint... but the output is just great...
    Last edited by Tana; 07-29-2016 at 03:06 AM.

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    I will take a XPG2 when they're ready.

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeypuck08 View Post
    I will take a XPG2 when they're ready.
    Roger that... you're added to my database waiting list...

    Anyone else, if you're interested and want to make sure you reserve yours, PM me or just post here and I will follow the list when the production line is established... I've spent whole day today playing with focus point of Nichia and XPG2... XPG2 is optimized (these things have to be VERY precise to avoid doughnut holes), Nichia is brewing...

    XPG2 on the other hand has to pass tint-shift exam as I'm not overly impressed with how 3D ended up... I once had another modder's "neutral" and it was basically the same - tint shifted towards yellow... I have another tint bin on order and will see how that one reacts to this tiny reflector...

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Tana...have you tried the XP-E2 in this mod? I'm very impressed with their throw performance in small reflectors.

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    Tana...have you tried the XP-E2 in this mod? I'm very impressed with their throw performance in small reflectors.
    I didn't try it yet... I did try Triple-XPE2 @ 3A configuration and I'm impressed with how much more throw it has compared to XPG2...

    Once I get Nichia219 rolling (and XPG2, with some luck, darn tint shift), I will separate some time to do some experimentation with XPE2 as well... I like the variety of things... I do not foresee any improvement in throw combined with bezel reflector, but who knows...

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers



    TANA.

    What is the white something around XP-G2 LED?

    Is is something a kind of thermal compound? Or anything else.

    Please let me know, thanks.

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Quote Originally Posted by shrike2222 View Post


    TANA.

    What is the white something around XP-G2 LED?

    Is is something a kind of thermal compound? Or anything else.

    Please let me know, thanks.
    Hello, my fellow modder... I see you're honing on your skills slowly...

    Yes... it's thermal epoxy...

    I do a lot of experimenting when modding so whenever you need an advice, I'll be happy to share my knowledge with you...

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    TANA, thank you for your kindness.

    Actually, I have plan to make E series single module.

    Your knowledges will be good advice to me.

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    Thumbs up wow, top idea.

    definitly up to purchase one of the XPG2 ones
    (1 A max, L -> M --> H, remember last setting)
    and post my interest.

    ... now searching for that other thread, which is mentionned ...
    + sending PM
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Well, I was happy to see a package from IlluminationSupply as it had #28 wire in it, among other stuff... But then, bad news... the wire has the same outer diameter as #26 which is by 0.1mm thicker than planned hole in SingLED modules... I contacted Craig some time ago asking about details and he answered later on that he couldn't measure it being in a some kind of a mess so I took a chance and ordered grey wire from the site... I also contacted that fellow modder from Korea to see if he can hook me up with the wire he said he got locally, teflon #28 single core and he wasn't very helpful, basically just pointed me into IlluminationSupply's direction... So about 3-4 days ago I went on fleabay and found a dealer with good ratings and saw some wire in his offer that was more detailed... most importantly, the outer diameter (thus giving me an idea of the insulation thickness that gives, again, the idea of flexibility and ease of use)... so I have a rool of #28, white wire with single core, teflon insulated, silver plated coming my way... but it will be at least 7-8 more days until it's here... sigh... So Nichia 219 SingLEDs are being prepared day by day... almost every day I make 1 or 2 modules, I glued Nichia's on them already and they patiently await that thinner wire... it will be quite the collection by the time wire is here... Different story with XPG2 modules (have 3 ready so far, they are slightly different from Nichia219 modules)... they are still awaiting for a color tint that I will be satisfied with... Corona of the LED plays significant role with this SingLED/Surefire-E-bezel-reflector combo so until I get color tint that satisfied my eyes when complete, they are on hold... I have tried one color tint so far, have two different more on order and we will see which one will work (if any)... I don't want to see yellowish or greenish hotspot like I've seen with some of these before... That said, I do not see significant improvement in output when comparing XPG2 and Nichia219 in this setup... the spill is so big that difference would have to be MUCH BIGGER to see it and when it's about hotspot, only part of the beam is used to form hotspot and I believe 219 and XPG2 would have same intensity hotspot (have to do more experimentation on this)... the only reason I see why someone might chase XPG2 in this package is that they will be slightly cooler white tint compared to 4500K of Nichia's...
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    I GOT THE WIRE !!! It's perfect size and everything, real teflon... got to be carefull stripping it but it's as great as I needed it to be...

    So far only 5 are carved for Nichia 219 LED so first five people who contacted me to reserve one will be able to snatch them... I do have few days of distraction this week in treatment center in neighbor country but will be able to fully concentrate to carving more of these at the end of the week... I still want to implement one small detail on them that will look and perform AWESOME and it should be done by the end of the week as well... These things are awesome...

    Now once Nichia 219 start rolling out, I need to concentrate on XPG2 and get it straight w/o greenish or yellowish tint shift... then after that something else... XPE2 maybe (but I doubt the hotspot will be any tighter than Nichia219, just the opposite)...

    Also, I got some drivers from FastTech that work on 3V... modes are High-Low-Strobe... if anyone want to use SingLED with Surefire E2O-AA body or on single CR123 battery, this could be interesting option...

    As soon as I have these five Nichia 219 soldered and ready for shipping, I will update whole thread, get rid of that "proto" pic and put those beauties to shine...
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    So after a fair amount of time of waiting... thanks to slow shipping of desired materials and few lost shipments, the final SingLED is READY... the Nichia219 got the final production look and first FOUR modules that were ordered and pre-paid are being shipped out tomorrow... I have about 6 more carved, some for XPG2, some for Nichia219 and within next 4-5 days I'll contact members who said they would be interested...

    If I for some reason missed you but you expressed the interest, please don't get mad... My previous couple of weeks were rather hectic... just PM me again and/or post here...



    I also have a plan to make an interesting one for myself that others might like as well... it would be a SINGLE MODE, LIMITED-CURRENT DIRECT-DRIVE... basically use the AMC7135 based driver but leave one 350mA chip on it and REMOVE the chip that cuts of the power when voltage is below 2.8V (if it's possible)... This module would be a PERFECT replacement for E1E's incan lamp... it would provide loooong runtime with more output than stock lamp with slow tapper towards battery end... This driver would only work great with primary cells (CR123) but once done I need to test with Li-Ion... however, it would not have low-voltage cut-off to protect Li-Ion to be over-discharged... that's why primaries would be perfect for this setup... Nichia's output at 350mA @ 3V is around 100 lumens at the emiter... so about 80 OTF lumens on fresh cell and runtime of at least 4 hours (but maybe double that) compared to 15 lumens and 1 hour runtime of incan lamp on E1E...
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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Hm... forgot to add pic of final product from business side...


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    Tana,

    Per PM, Paypal sent for an XPG2 dropin. Looking forward to it!

    (Unique Transaction ID # 5EJ89654HN104342V)

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED Nichia219 or XPG2 E-series modules/towers

    Quote Originally Posted by hockeypuck08 View Post
    Tana,

    Per PM, Paypal sent for an XPG2 dropin. Looking forward to it!

    (Unique Transaction ID # 5EJ89654HN104342V)
    Thanks Ed... I arranged something for Saturday so it will probably go then... Will let you know tracking # via PM...

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    Does it pay by palpal? How about cc?

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED modules for Surefire incan E-series

    Quote Originally Posted by Terencefkk View Post
    Does it pay by palpal? How about cc?
    Sorry, PayPal only... I'm "international"...

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    Well my package arrived this morning, and I have been waiting with patience all day. Got home and the dog has managed to roll in sh*t so got distracted by hosing her off - and completely forgot, until my magic misses reminded me I had a package from Bosnia.

    Queue the spyderco and some frantic hacking and slashing.

    Tarik has really packaged these tight in clear plastic and tape. The single led tower had a tightly wound roll of paper to protect the tower inside the package and arrived in pristine condition.

    My first thought was to fling it in a head and go. So stuck it in the head that I have had no bulb for, since blasting it with RCR's in my early days of flash'aholism. Turned it on and was totally confused at the interface at first - then remembered it has memory and three modes. My fb1 wasn't really cutting it with switching modes so have had a shuffle and lego'd into an original e2e on a 17670 cell. Now with a surefire switch it cycles through modes flawlessly and the memory holds the last setting perfectly.

    Having had only a few minutes in the garden, with the dogs this evening - I am well please with the tower, and I will do an update when I have used it for a while, meantime it is fantastic whilst white wall hunting ;-)

    Thanks Tana - I have to say this has been a flawless transaction with a genuinely nice guy.

    Chris

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    Default Re: TNT SingLED modules for Surefire incan E-series

    Thanks, Chris... all the correspondence was a pleasure to have with you...

    As for battery preference, I always recommend IMR even for 1A SingLEDs... the driver has it's voltage cut-off point at 2.8V so the battery is safe in this setup... I've noticed that it can work even with fresh CR123 primary battery (I keep primaries in my shelf queens) but as the voltage goes down a little, the modes start acting weird... I'm guessing with older RCR's would do similar if they are not fresly charged...

    All the best from Bosnia...

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