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    Over the years I have built quite a few lights that takes all the passion inside me. Some are just simple single pencil beam throwers while others a bit more complicated. X65vn100 Mule and the Solis above are a couple of recent efforts that demands all the resources that are currently available. Richard's development of Scylla opens the doors to more extreme ideas than we ever thought possible. There were many trial and even error but we are still here. He often jokingly say my lights and its demands keeps him from doing the boring repetitive things that must be done to pay the bills. I too have to do very repetitive things to pay the bill. Sometimes things get overwhelming and to do it all. Business, accounting, marketing, networking, customer support, research and development, and many nights of just sleeping on it. Richard said on average 1 out of every 10 nights he would lose serious sleep. My stats are right about the same. So once in a while we got to do something revolutionary if not at least evolutionary to keep it burning. The burning that kept Richard from practicing law and me from transportation engineering.

    Welcome Sirius ;-) “The brightest star in Earth’s Night Sky”

    Here are the Goals:
    • 18 Quads that are individually screwed down - Excellent heat sinking and easy future maintenance and upgrades
    • 72 XHP35 HI total - Performance to double XPL HI variance
    • Will use Manker E14 Copper boards and Optics - Excellent throw, beam quality and center retention screws
    • Scylla with direct mount copper cooling - First attempt of direct mount copper cooling ever on a circuit
    • UI? - We will see ;-)
    • 4*18650 Shorty version with reduced output is an option
    • X65vn100 makes 100,000 Lumen but little throw, Soilis makes 400Kcd but 35,000 Lumen is too tamed by today's standards - Sirius to outdo both?

















    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 04-16-2018 at 10:39 AM.
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    What specs are we talking here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ledGEEK View Post
    What specs are we talking here?
    I am updating post 1 :-)

    A normal GT weighs 5lbs fully loaded. Any guess on Sirius? haha
    Last edited by vinhnguyen54; 04-16-2018 at 10:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    I am updating post 1 :-)

    A normal GT weighs 5lbs fully loaded. Any guess on Sirius? haha
    Subscribed to this thread; this is going to be outstanding! My guess would be... 4lbs?
    LED Lenser M7R, UltraFire T6, UltraFire WF-501B (UV), xSearcherVN (XP-G2 - 1 mode), Acebeam K70VN, ThruNite TN42VN, Acebeam L16

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    Quote Originally Posted by ledGEEK View Post
    Subscribed to this thread; this is going to be outstanding! My guess would be... 4lbs?
    Should be heavier than 5lbs :-P
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    WOW just WOW, to your never ending innovation and devotion, not just pushing boundaries, but destroying them.

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    Looking forward to it.

    I once had a Dog named Sirius. He was very Bright! GSD/Malamute/Husky mix.

    I would show him "Canis Major" and sometimes he would howl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    WOW just WOW, to your never ending innovation and devotion, not just pushing boundaries, but destroying them.
    Its crazy I have known you when your kids were tiny and now they are so big. You are one of the few that stuck around the entire time since we really got started almost. Lets see where this one takes us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    Its crazy I have known you when your kids were tiny and now they are so big. You are one of the few that stuck around the entire time since we really got started almost. Lets see where this one takes us!
    It is crazy Vinh, time does fly for sure............................

    Its been a pleasure, unfortunately i cant keep up , but enjoy reading/pics of your crazy creations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    It is crazy Vinh, time does fly for sure............................

    Its been a pleasure, unfortunately i cant keep up , but enjoy reading/pics of your crazy creations.
    Belive me I cant keep up sometimes too...But I am just glad we are all here for the ride.
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    Default Re: Sirius - Brightest in The Sky

    My guess is 5.97 Lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlluminationDomination View Post
    My guess is 5.97 Lbs.
    What about performance?
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    I'm thinking this might be the perfect host for just this kind of project. Bring on the power... the GT can handle it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    What about performance?
    ok,what LED and how many LED does the X65vn100 have?

    I need to know that before I make my guess.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimmer21 View Post
    I'm thinking this might be the perfect host for just this kind of project. Bring on the power... the GT can handle it!
    Give us ur guess on light loaded weight and performance numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlluminationDomination View Post
    ok,what LED and how many LED does the X65vn100 have?

    I need to know that before I make my guess.

    Thanks
    All in Post 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    All in Post 1
    I just saw on X65vn100 thread that is has 28 X XHP70 LEDS? This info is not in post #1.


    My guess for Sirius is 115K Lumens and 670Kcd

    I am not familiar with these kind of lights. Wild guess.

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    I guess 130,000lm, 450kcd, and 6.5lbs of extreme awesomeness!
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    6.25 lbs-------------108k Lumens---------------- 500k Lux
    K40Mvn (5k/4k domed/dedome) SR52vn(PDTn/PDTw) P15vn P16vn(PDTw) P12(PDTc) SRT6vn(PDTc) PD35vn(2c domed/PDTn) TX25C2vn V2T S200C2vn(PDTn) TK61(PDTc) LD50vn (PDT)
    M2Xvn (PDTsw) MX25L3 (4k) TN32(PDTc) TN36vn(dedome)

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    Do we win the light, if we guess right?😉
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    121,000 lumens / 270kcd / 5.85 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2-bk-bl-rd View Post
    Do we win the light, if we guess right?😉
    If I win the lotto I would have it mass produce and sell it to u guys at cost then donate the money together
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    I am happy with 80K lumen and 500Kcd.

    Oh May be 7lbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    I am happy with 80K lumen and 500Kcd.

    Oh May be 7lbs?
    same numbers as my tn40 vn
    8000 lumens, and 500 k lux.
    so whats the big deal ?
    oh, you said 80,000 lumens, not 8000 !! lol !
    ahh, thats only 10 TIMES THE LUMENS OF THE PAULTRY TN 4O VN !!!!
    80,000 lumens , and a throw of 9/10 ths of a mile , would be insane...in a good way

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    Ok. I am not good in math. Sirius with 72x xhp35 hi Will make 73,134 lumen..

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    Default Re: Sirius - Brightest in The Sky

    I guess more than 125.000 lumen and probably between 400 and 500 kcd.

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    Actually there wont really be any accurate way to measure this thing once its done.....Hmmm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    Actually there wont really be any accurate way to measure this thing once its done.....Hmmm....
    Maybe....maybe not. There’s a guy on the other forum making and selling lumen tubes. He is looking into getting a opening large enough for the blf gt.

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    Great idea about using the smaller TIRs. they really seem better than Carclo.
    It would be interesting to see a similar light with Osram Q8WP. Very low Vf could result in output not far from XHP35. But with much more cd. Way less efficient though...
    And the lack of suitable MCPCBs would make such project much harder...

    BTW, have you considered doing a light with Polymer Optics TIRs? These seem to be a good way to fill a large head. And they fit XHP50.2.
    Last edited by Agpp; 04-20-2018 at 12:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    Actually there wont really be any accurate way to measure this thing once its done.....Hmmm....
    You may have to use the "integrating bathroom" method of measuring lumens!

    My guess is 140,000 lumens, 650k lux and 6.5 lbs.

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