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    I used Samsung 30q cells. After only about 5 minutes I took the batterys out and man they were warm.
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    Got mine today too. Same experience with o-rings. Need to replace those with some good ones. Havenít had a chance to power it up yet. Charging the batteries. Need to check the bulb alignment. How would you suggest to adjust it, if it is misaligned?

    Only high output light I have to compare to is my Acebeam K30gt. I do have a K65gt on the way so thatíll be a better comparison.
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    ff5 4 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff5 3 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff5 1 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff5 2 by Alex Littig, on Flickr
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    Great pics Alex1234! I powered up mine just a few minutes ago. I have to admit. As much of a fan as I am of HIDs, they were mostly in the automotive area. Retrofitting HIDs into halogen headlamps. But I loved the theatre firing up HIDs brought. With this light, I just all of those feelings back. And the one thing that HID absolutely still has over LEDs, COLOR RENDERING! Especially at this output level. Shining this thing outdoors, everything looks so vivid and real rather than washed out or overly blue/green/yellow.

    As expected. Waaaay overpowers the K30gt. Not even a comparison. It is quite heavy though. Probably wonít be taking this on a backpacking trip anytime soon but this will be a fun thing to have around the campsite.
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    WOW somehow i received a sample with the bulb as aligned and centered as physically possible.



    ff5 5 by Alex Littig, on Flickr

    ff5 6 by Alex Littig, on Flickr
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    i measured the Lux at 10 meters. I got 440kcd on low and a staggering 1.2 mcd on high. This is preforming over spec.
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    Thanks so much for all this feedback and photos. So awesome. So now we know that Neil is legit which is a relief. Did you get the spare parts also?

    Iíll message Neil about better packing. I should be getting my shipping this week.

    I can take comparison shots with FF3 & FF4 which I have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Thanks so much for all this feedback and photos. So awesome. So now we know that Neil is legit which is a relief. Did you get the spare parts also?

    Iíll message Neil about better packing. I should be getting my shipping this week.

    I can take comparison shots with FF3 & FF4 which I have.
    I ordered thoes separately so no. I think they are shipping soon maybe.
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    Alex, I just messaged him on FB and he thanked me for the shipping feedback and bulb issue. He is now going to find a better packing solution.

    BVH, is it me, or does that look like a Philips DL-50 Fatboy bulb?

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    I'm really thinking about buying a 6500k version as well. To have both spectrums.
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    I ordered the 6500, but at this price, I wouldnít blame you. There were over 100 of the FF4 that member Lips sold as I recall.

    Neil just confirmed that the spare parts also came in.

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    i just ordered a 6500k version. plus more accessories. I have lost all control.... and all my money....
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    Word of warning, a normal HID bulb has an outer glass envelope of UV stop quartz (it typically (D2S or D1S) also adds strength the bulb base encase you were to drop the light). This bulb doesn't have that outer envelope of glass, so more dangerous for UV burns etc. Be careful guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XeRay View Post
    Word of warning, a normal HID bulb has an outer glass envelope of UV stop quartz (it typically (D2S or D1S) also adds strength the bulb base encase you were to drop the light). This bulb doesn't have that outer envelope of glass, so more dangerous for UV burns etc. Be careful guys.
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    What is a UV burn like ?
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    What is a UV burn like ?
    I'd imagine like a sunburn.
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    Ok i just did a test to find out how long it takes to step down automatically on high. It stepped down to low 42W mode at 6 minutes. the head temp started at 75F and when it stepped down it was 117F. I think that is phenomenal performance !!!
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    Has anyone experienced a strange smell coming from the FF5 apon start up?
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    Has anyone experienced a strange smell coming from the FF5 apon start up?
    I have. I just attributed it to my fingerprints on the lens being burned off, but it might be something else if you're experiencing it too. The smell happens pretty soon (within seconds) after turn on so it can't be anything external besides the lens. Might be something internal and close to the bulb, like the reflector or the bulb itself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex1234 View Post
    Has anyone experienced a strange smell coming from the FF5 apon start up?
    Have you been eating chili or some other bean dish?

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    Well, I guess I "took one" for the team. She no work no more. With my commercial telecom grade Sorensen DLM 32V/95A programmable power supply, I ran 5 startup tests to measure total power consumed. With 14.38 Volts at the head contact pins, low consumed 3.5 Amps for a total consumption of 50.3 Watts. With 14.22 Volts at the terminals while running in HIGH, 8.74 Amps were consumed for 124.28 Watts. Same tests with a little higher input Voltage. With 15.5 Volts at the pins on low, 3.0 Amps consumed for 46.5 Watts and with 15.2 Volts at the pins on HIGH, it consumed 8.3 Amps for 126 Watts total consumption. So I'd say it's very close to 100 Watts at the lamp on high. The boost phase is very short. It settled at steady current draw in less than 12 seconds. I never ran it long enough to trigger power reduction. The head never got hot. No runs were longer than 1 minute. But after the last run, she will not start under battery nor power supply power. Nothing looks amiss. But they did send me the wrong color temp light. I got a 4300K, not the 6500K as ordered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BVH View Post
    Well, I guess I "took one" for the team. She no work no more. With my commercial telecom grade Sorensen DLM 32V/95A programmable power supply, I ran 5 startup tests to measure total power consumed. With 14.38 Volts at the head contact pins, low consumed 3.5 Amps for a total consumption of 50.3 Watts. With 14.22 Volts at the terminals while running in HIGH, 8.74 Amps were consumed for 124.28 Watts. Same tests with a little higher input Voltage. With 15.5 Volts at the pins on low, 3.0 Amps consumed for 46.5 Watts and with 15.2 Volts at the pins on HIGH, it consumed 8.3 Amps for 126 Watts total consumption. So I'd say it's very close to 100 Watts at the lamp on high. The boost phase is very short. It settled at steady current draw in less than 12 seconds. I never ran it long enough to trigger power reduction. The head never got hot. No runs were longer than 1 minute. But after the last run, she will not start under battery nor power supply power. Nothing looks amiss. But they did send me the wrong color temp light. I got a 4300K, not the 6500K as ordered.
    i wonder why it broke. Freeme said the bulb runs at 9 amps. It doesn't seam like you over drove it.
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    As long as Voltage was under 16.8, then there would be no overdriving condition unless....there is some type of current limiting circuitry in the battery carrier.
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    Thatís unfortunate the light failed after just a few power cycles. I wonder if there really is some current limiting done at the battery carrier. I posted in another thread some testing results someone did and their calculations (whatever thatís worth) concluded 100w of power draw overall. If his vacillation were correction then there was some overdrive happening.

    Quote Originally Posted by BVH View Post
    As long as Voltage was under 16.8, then there would be no overdriving condition unless....there is some type of current limiting circuitry in the battery carrier.
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    Is there any warning in the manual about UV exposure ?
    Obviously they aren't worried about product liability exposure, since they are only sold out if China. Still there should be some warning of potential skin burns and eye hazards.
    It wouldn't make a lot of sense to do any current limiting in the battery pack, the ballast should really be controlling that. Being Chinese made though, "all bets are off"'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XeRay View Post
    Is there any warning in the manual about UV exposure ?
    Obviously they aren't worried about product liability exposure, since they are only sold out if China. Still there should be some warning of potential skin burns and eye hazards.
    It wouldn't make a lot of sense to do any current limiting in the battery pack, the ballast should really be controlling that. Being Chinese made though, "all bets are off"'.
    So true, Dan!

    To be fair though, I suspect that your higher voltage during tests, BVH (which we all appreciate), may have exceeded intended tolerances of circuit/ballast component. When I dremeled my failed FF3 battery carrier (and fixed it), there was a round circuit board with a number of components that I didnít look at closely. Makes me wonder if that carrier limited current &/or voltage delivered to ballast beyond normal terminal contacts/wire resistance which you bypassed by powering the ballast contacts directly.

    See if Neil will replace itóespecially since he sent you the wrong color model.

    Oh also Bob, did you try to align the bulb?
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    I got my DHL shipping notices for FF5, 3x battery carriers, lens, spare bulb, filter, leather case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    I got my DHL shipping notices for FF5, 3x battery carriers, lens, spare bulb, filter, leather case.
    Same.

    I suspected my extra battery carriers were delaying the order. I got some lens covers too since they seemed cheaper than the Canon version for FF4 and I'm not sure what size the FF5 ones would be.

    I didn't order any spare bulbs, but I might do so tonight. And some more leather cases if they fit my FF4/FF3's decent. I want to get some FF3 lenses as well, but I think only the other site has them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ampdude View Post
    Same. I suspected my extra battery carriers were delaying the order. I didn't order any spare bulbs, but I might do so tonight.
    Neil just got his shipment Wednesday so this is fast turnaround. So far I donít see any reason to worry about his service, despite there being a jeer warning here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuxLuthor View Post
    Neil just got his shipment Wednesday so this is fast turnaround. So far I donít see any reason to worry about his service, despite there being a jeer warning here.
    No, I'm not concerned. I'm just wondering if he can get me some FF3 and possibly FF4 lenses to ad to my order if I order some spare bulbs.

    My FF3 lense has the typical fogging issue. And I love this light and the size otherwise. And it's always good to have a spare couple lenses if it gets dropped hard or something too.
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