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    Party ****AUG 12th 2006 HUMUNGOUS UPDATE**** Single Cell Shootout Beamshot Party!!!!!

    Just messin' around with the new camera again and wanted to post some close up beam shots. I need to drop down a few f-stops next time to show even more difference in the comparisons. Anyway, here they come!

    Enjoy



    Q3, Alpeh2 NG1000, Groovy! POP2G TYAH LDF, NEOCA Tbin 500mA, Jil rev DD, Orb RAW Ubin -- ALL USING PRIMARY LITHIUM BATTERIES


    Below is the same lineup but using LiON rechargables instead. (stopped down to show differences better)


    Below is a lineup, all using primaries except for the Solitaire using LiON that's not fully charged
    Stock Q3, Fenix L1P 1W, Jil DD, 3W Solitaire, NEOCA 500


    Below using LiONs is the Ghost II, Jil DD, Fenix L1P and 3W Solitaire but the Fenix can't use LiON


    Below is the Q3R, Orb RAW Ubin and Aleph2 NG1000 all on LiON


    Below is Emilion's (selling) 5mm 35kmd mod, Peak 3led Ncell, RiverRock 5mm flood and the Fenix L1P 1W


    Just the three mini's below


    Here is a good one. Below is the Ghost primary, Ghost II LiON, Q3 and an incan I got off Emilion
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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    WoW! I'm seeing spots . . . thanks for the great lineup, CromagNet!
    In Principio ... "Fiat Lux!"

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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    Great work... nice shots... pretty nice collection as well.

    What kind of cell does that River Rock take? I saw it at Target, but didn't even look at it... looks like I need to pick one up.

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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    Very nice. Thanks!!


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    Thanks for taking the trouble to post these shots.

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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    Stopped in Target to check out that mini-River Rock... It takes 3 or 4 LR44 (I think) cells... NOT a single cell.

    You cheater!

    Anyway, does that thing really put out a beam comparable to the 3 LED Peak? That's pretty awesome! Looks like it would be almost as bright as my Lux I-modded Arc AAA.

    Anyone know of a cheap source or replacement for these LR44 cells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cratz2
    Stopped in Target to check out that mini-River Rock... It takes 3 or 4 LR44 (I think) cells... NOT a single cell.

    You cheater!

    Anyway, does that thing really put out a beam comparable to the 3 LED Peak? That's pretty awesome! Looks like it would be almost as bright as my Lux I-modded Arc AAA.

    Anyone know of a cheap source or replacement for these LR44 cells?
    Hi everyone! Glad you are enjoying the pics. I knew but didn't realize that I was doing a single cell shootout and that the RR was a bunch of button cells, as well as the small optic 35k from Emilion.

    That curvey sexy little River Rock light is about $5 at Traget and uses an optic for a wide and very usable flood. Yes I directly compared it to my Arc and it did well. I was very ompressed ny the output. The smaller skinnier RiverRock looks like it would do te same job but it has a very narrow beam and not as sexy

    I have a bunch more lights I wanted to add to the pictures but I didn't have all my batteries charged up. I'll try to do another session and add more lights like, Old Arc AAA, New Arc AAA, varoius peaks, 20mm MiniMiniMag from LeDean (hope your wife is doing well ), MiniMiniMiniMag with a McFlood and my Fave Lambda MiniPro also a very special A-19 5W Aleph plus more

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    Guess I'll have to pick one of those River Rocks up... Looks impressive for $6.

    And yeah, the other River Rock keychain light with the spot beam is kinda... worthless. I have what I believe to be the exact same light but with Browning black and gold colors and it's cute... but for a keychain light, a nice flood is almost always going to be more useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cratz2
    Guess I'll have to pick one of those River Rocks up... Looks impressive for $6.

    And yeah, the other River Rock keychain light with the spot beam is kinda... worthless. I have what I believe to be the exact same light but with Browning black and gold colors and it's cute... but for a keychain light, a nice flood is almost always going to be more useful.
    Ya, I was comparing it to my 25k's from Kevin and Photon Freedom and the RR has a bit more output and works really well in a dark room but for the size, I go with the PF or a 36k mod and a Jil DD LiON.


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    Hello Cromagnet

    I would like to know were can I get the 3 little babes...

    Neoca500 Peak 3 LED and the Jil Rev DD ?
    Please let me know ok
    Thank you

    M.TEX

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    Awesome beamshots! Thanks!

    BTW: You drive a porsche!?

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    Thanks for the !

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    CTT = Cayenne Twin Turbo



    Quote Originally Posted by M.TEX
    Hello Cromagnet

    I would like to know were can I get the 3 little babes...

    Neoca500 Peak 3 LED and the Jil Rev DD ?
    Please let me know ok
    Thank you

    M.TEX
    Hi M.TEX! The NEOCA is a light made by PEU and named in honor of his father. Mine is actualy called the NEOCA BL with a NG500 driver. Not many were made. He might have few left for sale or you can post a WTB on the BST and someone may part with theirs. PEU also made a wicked looking set of sleeved CR2 lights that have beautiful rare woods as sleeves. A fantasic design and idea! I haven't picked one up but I'd love to. He even has sleeves made from other materials. Have a look for the links in his signature here
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ighlight=NEOCA

    As far as the power behind this light it is a NexGen 500 driver IIRC and you can get these at the 'Sandwich Shop' a CPF supporting dealer. You can then drop one in a cut down minimag mod or other light carcasses :wink:

    The PEAK 3-LED's are not made anymore. PEAK was sued for this design BUT the good news is they made a new design and you can buy the N-Cell from a distributor like http://www.pocketlights.com/peak_led_solutions.asp or just google the name. It's called a Shasta.
    You might even be able to get the old version if you get lucky. The difference is that the LEDs are dropped down into 3 holes so you get a narrow beam. The new version is not like that so I'm guessing the beam would spread out more. Keep in mind this light in not very bright but it is a nice light. I keep it on my nightstand. The narrow beam wont 'usually' wake up my wife

    Now as to the Jil... the one I like is the Jil DD rev. which runs in direct drive. It is superior to the Jil 1.3 because it can make a primary lithium CR2 last 20+ but the 1.3 is regulated. but even better, the JiL DD can use LiON batteries so you get a lot of punch for the size. I think you can still get them from Warren (LITEmania) here http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...&highlight=Jil



    Quote Originally Posted by phatalbert
    Awesome beamshots! Thanks!

    BTW: You drive a porsche!?
    You're welcome, hehehhe. Some of us flashaholics here on CPF have some flashy cars. Andre is just a few towns away and he has a wicked orange Diablo. Since I'm still getting familiar with my camera, I posted a couple o' pics of my little 525hp lowered Turbo Pepper with a new pair of dubs 22" shoes
    Last edited by CroMAGnet; 12-01-2005 at 06:17 PM. Reason: Shasta

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    Quote Originally Posted by



    You're welcome, hehehhe. Some of us flashaholics here on CPF have some flashy cars. Andre is just a few towns away and he has a wicked orange Diablo. Since I'm still getting familiar with my camera, here's a couple o' pics of my little 525hp lowered Turbo Pepper with a new pair of 22" shoes :D

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    you've got good taste CHROMAGNET. WOW, 525 HP... that beets Dodge Viper, and most Lambos. How much did that run you if you dont mind me asking? When I get the cash, I'll be getting a Dodge Charger SRT-8... heres some pics:

    http://www.edmunds.com/media/2005/ne....8.f34.396.jpg


    http://www.d.lycos.de/startseite/aut...2362505408.jpg


    boasts 425 hp... pretty nice in my opinion.

    -David
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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    Well, let's just say that he was going to buy five Honda Civics but got the Cayenne...

    Gotta love almost any Porsche but I'm more of an '82 911SC guy myself.

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    Wow! Beautiful Porsche and nice choice of rims! This is triggering my car enthusiast side again. (I used to own a 300ZX and post on the Z-boards under the same name.)

    I love the diversity among flashaholics. Everyone is pretty cookie-cutter on the car forums but not so here.

    And while we're on the subject....DIABLO!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cratz2
    Anyone know of a cheap source or replacement for these LR44 cells?
    I got a bunch from a Wits' End group buy - 7 cents a piece in bulk.
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Can someone fill me in on the 3W Solitaire? This has got to be
    custom....right??

    Thanks

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    What lights do you keep in the SUV??? It is an SUV right?? Or should i call it a SHAWGUV??? (Straight Haulin Ass Women Gettin' Utility Vehicle )

    -PSM

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliceScannerMan
    It is an SUV right??
    Wrong again. You should see it when it is airborn with the wings extended, or from the surface of the water looking down with the snorkel and periscope up
    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimH
    Wrong again. You should see it when it is airborn with the wings extended, or from the surface of the water looking down with the snorkel and periscope up
    You guys are crackin' me up!!

    Hey, were did you get that smiley?

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    Haha, You guys are funny. Thanks for the nice words

    I Didn't want to hijack my thread and I have a bunch of pictures coming up soon with some more nice single cell comparisons.

    MyKall:

    The 3W Solitaire was originally made by SK2 but was being sold by another nice dude and it pretty much unobtainum at this time. Unless someone wants to part with theirs.

    I have another modded Solitaire that I will post in a couple of weeks. It uses a 1W Lambda creation called the MiniPro. It takes a lot of modification to pamke it fit into the small... tiny solitaire but almost as bright as the SK2 3W.

    I prefer the Lambda because it can use Alkaline batteries OR LiON rechargable 4.2V batteries!!

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    PM LED_ASAP for custom Soli mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by srvctec
    Hey, were did you get that smiley?
    I stole it, just like most of the other smilely's I use. Feel free to help yourself. just save it to your hard drive, then upload it to a photo server (photobucket.com, etc) so you can link to it.

    Some of my favorites:

    . . . . . . . .

    BTW, Here's Tony at the wheel
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    Jim - Have lights, lead, and steel will travel

    The heck with runtime. I just want to hold the sun in my hands!! Brighter is Better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cratz2

    Anyone know of a cheap source or replacement for these LR44 cells?
    I went looking on ebay for 2016s when I bought the Target Inova Microlight - found someone in my town selling 20 for $8, including shipping. I'm probably going to get a bunch of LR44s and something else for the two other small-cell toys in the house from ebay as well - looks like you can get 50 or 100 for about 13 cents each, including shipping. They are alkaline, instead of anything fancier, but according to Dan at http://www.dansdata.com/ there is not a huge loss whn you are powering an LED or laser from them, instead of a watch or hearing aid - anyone agree with him?

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    I think its a little hard to tell how bright they are at such a close range.

    -David

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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    Can't wait to see more of your single cell beamshots, Cromag... My very favorite kind of lights!

    Picked up one of the button cell River Rocks - very impressive. Definately brighter than my brightest Infinity Ultra, but not as nice and fluid of a beam. Still, very usable. Not easily modified though... Shame... That would be nice with a 35k or CS in there.

    Here's a bit of cheap River Rock porn... very sexy for $6!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cratz2
    Here's a bit of cheap River Rock porn... very sexy for $6!
    If I could figure out how to put in gremlins, I'd put the dude thats laughing, but for now, I'll just say Ha HA HA!

    -David

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    You mean this guy ------->

    Or this guy? ------->

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    Default Re: Single Cell Shootout Beamshots!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by greenLED
    PM LED_ASAP for custom Soli mods
    Thanks Green I forgot it was LED_ASAP... Haven't heard of the mod for a while though. Is he still doing it? I may want to get another.

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