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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    I have now finished the light, but my server, that I keep all my pictures on, has died. It's all recoverable, but I need a few days to fix it.
    Normal sevice will be resumed shortly.
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    Normal service has been resumed.
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    All up and running again, I've updated the first post if anyone is still watching.
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    When is the memorial service for the original HDS driver?

    Kidding. It was time for a full upgrade.
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    I have saved it an placed it respectfully in a Jiffy Bag. RIP.
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    Finished.


    Thank you Bob, it's been great fun and I have a light that I will treasure..
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    Last edited by peter yetman; 05-31-2019 at 01:41 PM.
    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    Glad to see this project completed. Thanks for all the photos and descriptions of what you did. Great idea, and job well done.

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    Awesome P, very nice bit of torch right there

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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    Great! Now i want one Ra...

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    I'll race you to it!

    I just wanted to put in a plug for the Icarus Driver. I'm very impressed with its simplicity of programming and its build quality.
    Jason has been very helpful too.
    It well worth he extra money as far as I'm concerned.
    I've managed to program it using a Quark 123 body and Tactical tail taped into the Ra head.



    I have it programmed to a similar setup to my HDS, first twist about 35%, second twist about 1% and double twist 70%. No Memory.
    As before, this is a program and forget light. So happy to have found it.
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    Edit: I take it all back, now that I've practised I can program the light with the twisty tail, it just takes patience.
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    Last edited by peter yetman; 06-01-2019 at 01:19 PM.
    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    Looks amazing. Awesome work P.

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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    Quote Originally Posted by peter yetman View Post
    I have it programmed to a similar setup to my HDS, first twist about 35%, second twist about 1% and double twist 70%. No Memory...
    How does that work in terms of mode selection?

    Edit: Never mind. I misread your post. Do you know how much output you are getting at those levels?
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    I'd guesstimate about 250 on medium 750 on high and about 10 on low.
    The driver is emminently varoable though, 22 steps between 0.04% through 100%.
    Switchable memories and lots of other nonsense.
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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    Well done!

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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    Just for Jon, here's a picture of five of my lghts.....


    Left to right
    Mslkoff 219b 4000k, Oveready V4 219b 4500k, HDS 170N 219b 4900k, Ra Twisty Triple 219b R9080 4500k Ra Twisty SSC P4 3500k.

    This is the two twisties one triple one reflectored single.
    Guess which is which, no prizes.

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    Last edited by peter yetman; 06-01-2019 at 12:12 PM.
    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    Nice work, glad your project turned out the way you hoped

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    Thank you, I enjoyed it so much I may do another, if I find another host. I've got all the bits.
    I always used to carry my OR Triple in an MD2 in my work overalls, but this is so much more comfortable, plus it wont wear a hole in my clothes, that's what I hope anyway.
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    Is the one to the right the SSC P4? Looks too bright so I’d say it’s the triple.

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    The one on the right is the SSC P4, it has a lovely tight hotspot.
    It's "only" 100Lm and is just amazingly useful at night.
    I don't know if you've won or not, as you've identified the SSC correctly and as a Triple. No cigar, but thanks for playing.
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    Peter's shopping list:- HDS / Oveready 170N Exec/LE and an Oveready V4 Nichia Drop In. Otherwise I'm content. Want want want, that's me.

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    It sure looks amazing. The tint is absolutely perfect in that picture.

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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    So it’s set up more like a flood light correct? Or does it have some throw on high?
    If i had one day left to live i would want to be at my workplace.Because every day is like a frickin eternity.

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    Default Re: Conversion of an Ra Twisty to a Nichia Triple.

    Sorry TG, missed your post.
    It's like a giant hotspot, not as wide as a Wildcat but that sort of thing.
    At full power it throws in a similar way to the WC.


    Just put some GITD tape on the tail....


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