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    Quote Originally Posted by vinhnguyen54 View Post
    I ran out of Nichia 3200K LEDs. Dose anyone have a link to order more?
    https://store.yujiintl.com/products/...nt=39863172871

    Yuji has them at $117 for 1000 of them. But you get to choose 5600k or 3200k as well as 45 or 60 degree beam angle. An X5vn with 60 degree emitters would be sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    If I remember correctly these LEDs are rated by Yuji at a max drive current of 20mah @ 2.7-3.1 volts. Yuji says 6.1-7.5 lumens for the 3200k.
    I was wrong. Yuji rates them at an absolute maximum of 30 mah @ the Vf of 2.7-3.1.

    The output ratings of 6.1-7.5 lumens is @ 20 mah.

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    This is a very nice light. The beam on these yuji's is extremely nice with a very smooth transition from the hotspot with a subtle flood beam surrounding. I believe these are the 45 degree beam angle option, but it's actually surprisingly floody at close range while having a fairly reasonable range for a light with optics this tiny and a relatively floody beam. It's much more effective at range than a mule while being more user friendly than a reflector light when used at close range.

    I'm usually always looking for LEDs that really mimic incandescent light. But when I put this light next to my Surefire 6P and think about the time those classic lights come from, I'm actually craving another X5vn but with the 5600k Yuji's.

    I can't believe I just said that. No other LED has ever made me want to go with such a cool tint. Did I mention these Yuji's are really sweet? The 3200ks are a little yellowish, not in a bad way, kind of just part of being so warm tinted.

    Are the 5600k LEDs 45 or 60 degrees? A 5600k in 60 degree would be an awesome companion to my 3200k!

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    Default Re: Inova X5vn - 4 E01vn Lovers

    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    This is a very nice light. The beam on these yuji's is extremely nice with a very smooth transition from the hotspot with a subtle flood beam surrounding. I believe these are the 45 degree beam angle option, but it's actually surprisingly floody at close range while having a fairly reasonable range for a light with optics this tiny and a relatively floody beam. It's much more effective at range than a mule while being more user friendly than a reflector light when used at close range.

    I'm usually always looking for LEDs that really mimic incandescent light. But when I put this light next to my Surefire 6P and think about the time those classic lights come from, I'm actually craving another X5vn but with the 5600k Yuji's.

    I can't believe I just said that. No other LED has ever made me want to go with such a cool tint. Did I mention these Yuji's are really sweet? The 3200ks are a little yellowish, not in a bad way, kind of just part of being so warm tinted.

    Are the 5600k LEDs 45 or 60 degrees? A 5600k in 60 degree would be an awesome companion to my 3200k!
    Excellent review! My 5600K E01 is awesome. I had vin mod my X5 and X1 with 3200K. Cant wait to get them. I have another X5 here I may send to Vin for 5600K.

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    Can these X5's run on any kind of Li Ion? Hmmmm

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    I ran mine on a LMR 16340 with a makeshift copper spacer, and it seemed to work pretty well. I tried to use a LiFe 16340 that was at 3.37 volts resting, and the X5 didnít really want to change into low mode very easily. Iíve been discharging the LMR 16340 on my charger and putting it back in to see how low the voltage can go before the low mode starts to ďmisbehaveĒ so far Iím down to 3.6 volts and behaving just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    I ran mine on a LMR 16340 with a makeshift copper spacer, and it seemed to work pretty well. I tried to use a LiFe 16340 that was at 3.37 volts resting, and the X5 didnít really want to change into low mode very easily. Iíve been discharging the LMR 16340 on my charger and putting it back in to see how low the voltage can go before the low mode starts to ďmisbehaveĒ so far Iím down to 3.6 volts and behaving just fine.
    Very nice, my X5's are so old they are single mode lol.

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    What is the UI? Does it have mode memory and which level is first

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk2rocco View Post
    What is the UI? Does it have mode memory and which level is first
    I can get both Single mode or 2 modes. I think Single mode is best. The 2 modes is a bit odd and has visible PWM.
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    The 2 mode light defaults to high mode. The 2 mode only uses PWM on low mode, right? I tried to check with my cell phones camera. It definitely uses PWM on low mode, but I couldnít detect it on high mode...

  11. #41

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    The 2 mode light defaults to high mode. The 2 mode only uses PWM on low mode, right? I tried to check with my cell phones camera. It definitely uses PWM on low mode, but I couldnít detect it on high mode...
    Yup just low. Nothing wrong with a bit of PWM. I am just super picky. When I know its there I always try to look for it.
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    I wanted to put in a follow up to my previous post about this light after using it a bit more in case there's anyone interested in the light that hasn't gotten a chance to try one yet.

    I know this has been gone over, but it has to be said that the beam pattern from these LEDs and this light is flawless to my eyes. The hotspot has an incredibly smooth transition at the edge, and there is a huge spill around the hotspot.

    What I've noticed that surprises me the most is that I believe these lights are coming with 45 degree LEDs, and I originally thought I would prefer the 60 degree option. I thought the 45 degree beam may result in a slightly tunnel vision feeling. It absolutely does not. It very nicely lights whole doorways from pretty close up and whole rooms at distance. This light isn't really meant to throw, but it is actually surprisingly effective at a little distance.

    After using the light in several locations and for several use cases from up close illuminating what I'm doing at a desk, to navigating a dark basement, to checking the shed in the backyard from my driveway on the side of the house, I actually don't think that the 60 degree LEDs would be better than the 45s for anything except maybe extreme close up work like under a foot away, and even then, I think the difference in spot size would be negligent at that close of a range. Then anything beyond 3-5 feet or so the 45 degree LEDs show their advantage in throw and light concentration (or candela for the nerds)

    This iNova X5 is a winner. In the lights you want me to mod thread I listed the X5 with the Yuji's back in February I believe. I don't know if these came about from that suggestion or not, but I'm sure glad Vin made these.

    The iNova X5 is a classic in my mind that comes from a time when incandescent lights like Surefire 6P was still brighter than the up and coming LED technology, which had its advantage in efficiency. It's clear to me that iNova was targeting lights like the Surefire 6P, and it shows in the identical user interface of a momentary only tail button that uses a twisty to turn the light "on". The only difference being the low mode on my light.

    This light is sweet. Now to try to figure out a possible pocket clip...

  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by InvisibleFrodo View Post
    I wanted to put in a follow up to my previous post about this light after using it a bit more in case there's anyone interested in the light that hasn't gotten a chance to try one yet.

    I know this has been gone over, but it has to be said that the beam pattern from these LEDs and this light is flawless to my eyes. The hotspot has an incredibly smooth transition at the edge, and there is a huge spill around the hotspot.

    What I've noticed that surprises me the most is that I believe these lights are coming with 45 degree LEDs, and I originally thought I would prefer the 60 degree option. I thought the 45 degree beam may result in a slightly tunnel vision feeling. It absolutely does not. It very nicely lights whole doorways from pretty close up and whole rooms at distance. This light isn't really meant to throw, but it is actually surprisingly effective at a little distance.

    After using the light in several locations and for several use cases from up close illuminating what I'm doing at a desk, to navigating a dark basement, to checking the shed in the backyard from my driveway on the side of the house, I actually don't think that the 60 degree LEDs would be better than the 45s for anything except maybe extreme close up work like under a foot away, and even then, I think the difference in spot size would be negligent at that close of a range. Then anything beyond 3-5 feet or so the 45 degree LEDs show their advantage in throw and light concentration (or candela for the nerds)

    This iNova X5 is a winner. In the lights you want me to mod thread I listed the X5 with the Yuji's back in February I believe. I don't know if these came about from that suggestion or not, but I'm sure glad Vin made these.

    The iNova X5 is a classic in my mind that comes from a time when incandescent lights like Surefire 6P was still brighter than the up and coming LED technology, which had its advantage in efficiency. It's clear to me that iNova was targeting lights like the Surefire 6P, and it shows in the identical user interface of a momentary only tail button that uses a twisty to turn the light "on". The only difference being the low mode on my light.

    This light is sweet. Now to try to figure out a possible pocket clip...
    I think you can bend some 1" body type clip to this light and then just glue it? I do it all the time ;-)
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  14. #44

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    Last one with Yuji 3200K if anyone wants it :-)
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