Old 03-12-2012, 08:15 AM #1
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Default 2D Maglite Tri XM-L U2 1C **PIC HEAVY**



I been planning this build for quite a while now, but never got around to actually building it til now. I got the idea for a triple XM-L from threads over at CPF and decided it would be a cool build to make. I originally planned on using a sandwiched AMC7135 driver to reach 3A and just adding a resistor inline to the switch to drop off the extra voltage so the drivers wouldn't heat up so much. Luckily, kaidomain had some new drivers on their website that would better suite my purposes. Thumbs up to Angelos for showing me those drivers!

Specs:
  • Powered by 2 x 26650s
  • Battery sleeve by Jayrob
  • 3 x XM-L U2 1C bin @ Cutter Electronics
  • Buck/boost 5 modes: High, med, low, strobe, SOS @ kaidomain
  • 20 gauge silicone wire
  • Mode memory
  • UCL glass lens @ flashlightlens
  • LEDIL boom reflectors
Tail cap readings:
Freshly charged 2 x 26650s after 30 minute cool down.

High: 3.75 A
Med: 2.06 A
Low: 599 mA

Light output testing:
Testing was done in a dark room. Lumen output was done using the light box method. There is still a degree of error using this method so take it as an approximation.
  • Light box lumens:
    • 1923 lm on high @ 1 sec
    • 1792 lm on high (stable)
  • Ceiling light bounce test:
    • 212 lux on high
  • Lux @ 1 meter:
    • 12000 lux on high
Flashlight pics:

LEDs wired in series








Beam shots:
I'll have some outdoor beam shots up soon! Hopefully these will suffice for now.
These shots were taken about 7-8 feet away






Final thoughts:
Definitely bright! It's hard to tell from the pictures and in person, but it beats the DRY on high. The hot spot isn't as nicely focused using the LEDIL Boom reflectors, might do another build using the extra DRY driver I have and a triple head reflector like the DRY's. The 1C tint is pretty nice, but for some reason it shows up kinda greenish on some pics. Gotta love these Maglites! They're so moddable, they should be called Modlites!


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Old 03-13-2012, 03:59 PM #2
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Default Re: 2D Maglite Tri XM-L U2 1C

Nicely done! You might consider centering the LEDs a bit better before redoing the entire build.
What heatsink didja use?
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:38 AM #3
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Default Re: 2D Maglite Tri XM-L U2 1C

Thanks! I got the heat sink from download @ CPF. The LEDs do center correctly, but when I screw on the head for the reflector it moves out of alignment a bit when it touches the UCL lens. I was thinking about putting some hot glue so it would stop moving since the adhesive on the reflectors aren't very good.
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445nm 1500 mA A140 SOLARFORCE L2 GUNMETAL (FLEXDRIVE V5) - link
445nm 1566 mA A140 SIPIK HK21 (G2 Drive) - link
473nm B&W Tek BWB-10-OEM - 10mW
532nm SKY Lasers DPL - 200mW
638nm 1071 mA GUIDESMAN (AMC7135) - link
638nm 1053 mA SS 26650 (AMC7135) - link

LED Maglite 3D DD SST-90 5700K w/ Aspheric lens - link
LED Maglite 3D XM-L U2 bin - link
LED Maglite 2D Triple XM-L U2-1C bin - link

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Default Re: 2D Maglite Tri XM-L U2 1C

Here are some outdoor shots on the road to Mt. Hamilton! It just started sprinkling when I started taking these shots.

High (Sorry this was the first shot I took and didn't notice it was blurry)


Med


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FS: 3A selectable test loads *IN STOCK* - link

405nm 455 mA BDR-S06J GUIDESMAN (G2 Drive) - link
445nm 1500 mA A140 SOLARFORCE L2 GUNMETAL (FLEXDRIVE V5) - link
445nm 1566 mA A140 SIPIK HK21 (G2 Drive) - link
473nm B&W Tek BWB-10-OEM - 10mW
532nm SKY Lasers DPL - 200mW
638nm 1071 mA GUIDESMAN (AMC7135) - link
638nm 1053 mA SS 26650 (AMC7135) - link

LED Maglite 3D DD SST-90 5700K w/ Aspheric lens - link
LED Maglite 3D XM-L U2 bin - link
LED Maglite 2D Triple XM-L U2-1C bin - link

My DIY LPM - link

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