- Sep 22, 2012
Black Shadow Darth. Pretty nice light. Very nice quality materials and machine work with good mode separation. Magnetic control ring with Off, Low, Med, High, Strobe. Also has tail lock out switch to prevent parasitic drain when not in use. 3P 18650's. A bit under driven, but decent output. It's smaller than an SRK type light. So it's easier to carry. Has better throw than a typical SRK type light. My wife claimed it and won't let me mod it. She likes cool tints where I like neutral to warm tints.
Probably easy to resister mod to higher output, but the size of the light will limit run time on high if you do.
If you want something that is more compact than a SRK and want to step up in quality, I would recommend this light.
Definitely the resisters under the "A" circle. You probably know this, but they have a cumulative resistance of .005 ohms. Halving that resistance (e.g. adding 2 more R010 resisters) would theoretically double the current to your emitters. Other components on the driver might interfere with that though.
Adding a solder blob over the resistors will almost max out the current. If your emitters are well heat sinked, they should be safe since the 3 18650's are parallel. Ideally you should have a DMM connected in the path to your emitters so you can see what changes in current result.
I would recommend you change the resistance in steps. Less risky for your driver and emitters. Please report back if you do any changes. You're the first person I'm aware of that has tried to mod a Darth.
Looks pretty decent. So you got it to 1900lm. Nice!
I would have recommended the d40a. Very nice light.
I would recommend a tk75. Very nice light. 2900lm.
It's crazy how they can say 5000lm for 3 xml.
The new minimax is getting about 3000 from 3 xml2's though.
From 3 xml you can definitely get around 2000 plus.
Will be super bright.
My two brightest are my X60vn (7500lm) and mm15vn (6500lm after dedomed)
The mm15vn is about as small as a soda can. Crazy stuff these led. 6500lm from 2 mtg2. Amazing.
Have you received this light yet?