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My 2 Latest XM-L U2 Builds...

jayrob

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Just showing my 2 latest personal builds, and comparing two different hosts, using the same drivers and emitters...

I'm using the XM-L U2 emitters with these. 1C bin...

For both builds, I am also using the 8 X 7135 V2 (3040mA) drivers, which have about 7 or 8 different modes. (configurable) I like just 2 modes. Medium and High. And I have both of these builds configured for those 2 modes...

These AMC7135 V2 chips are 380mA's per chip (instead of 350mA's), which is why these 8 X boards put out 3040mA's in the high mode. See this review:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/6253










The Maglite 'Stubby'http://laserpointerforums.com/f64/fs-1000-lumen-xm-l-t6-maglite-mod-voltage-monitor-parts-complete-light-59581.htmlhttp://laserpointerforums.com/f64/fs-1000-lumen-xm-l-t6-maglite-mod-voltage-monitor-parts-complete-light-59581.html is using a Feilong 6000mAh 32650 (I have these available), and the custom Stainless Steel host is using a 4000mAh 26650...








Beam shots: (75' to the lounge chair on top of my cave)



Maglite Stubby...






Custom Stainless Host...







Here's a picture of the cool effect using Fiddy's custom Glow-rings. Thanks Mitch! :thanks:

He bought the highest quality premium green glow power and some 2mm silicone tubing to make these custom sized Glow-rings...







I love both of these builds...

However the Maglite Stubby is of course better for throw, as well as run time.

But the cool custom Stainless host is oh so sweet... :D And has plenty of throw. Even though it has more flood...

Big thanks to lazeerer for sharing his source with me for that awesome host! :beer:
 
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Excellent builds Jay.:bowdown: I see you went with the OP reflector. Nice.! I like the smoothness of it. You should try the smooth reflector out if you like more throw. Its the one i got and i can see a difference for sure.

Very very nice builds.:beer:

The Glow rings Just Make them look sick.!


Love those sky beam shots.:beer:
 

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Looks great Jay. I love the custom SS host. Top notch for sure.

I dont get why this is a stickie though. :thinking: You just posted it. Usually people vote. Can you buy stickies now?

Edit: Sorry, I remember yes you can. I forgot.
 
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No I just asked, and Avery stickied it... :D

There were no stickies in this forum anyway. And these builds are using relativity newly available emitters and drivers. I gave the links to them as well.



Excellent builds Jay.:bowdown: I see you went with the OP reflector. Nice.! I like the smoothness of it. You should try the smooth reflector out if you like more throw. Its the one i got and i can see a difference for sure.

Very very nice builds.:beer:

The Glow rings Just Make them look sick.!


Love those sky beam shots.:beer:
Yeah I thought I did choose the smooth reflector with the kit, but I don't even remember for sure...

Anyway, I can't complain. I like it! :)

Cool SS host. I love the awesome fins. Thanks again! :beer:
 
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I'm not sure where they got 3040ma at for that driver, but it can't be right. Each amc chip provides 350ma.

8 x 350 = 2800

Did you test them?
 

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Yes I tested current, as I do with all my builds... :)

Those are great drivers, and they deliver a very stable 3 Amps plus...

I also have builds using the ShiningBeam 8 X 7135 driver, and they put out 2.8 Amps.

Maybe this V2 version has some other chip on there as well??

Not sure how or why, but I do know that they deliver the claimed output... :beer: (edit - 380mA chips instead of 350mA... adding to OP)
 
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Hmm that is very weird.

Not sure how they did it but it's pretty cool.
 

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Yeah they are nice drivers...

If you buy some and don't like them, I'll buy the unused ones off of you! :)

But I'm sure you will like them, because they are rock solid, and easy to configure...
 

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Nice builds Jay! +1

How long is the shipping time at Cutter? I gotta agree those are pretty awesome drivers! Stable PWM/no flickering, yes?
 

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Very stable, no flickering...

Usually about 2 weeks from Cutter. (Australia)

They go through processing, entered, and finally shipped. But keep you informed at every step...
 

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Wow, they have U3 and U4 bins. :drool:

Time for another build :yh:, but it seems they have a high forward voltage at around 6V.
 

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6 Volt or 12 Volt versions...

Also, warm color temp...

I like cool. The U2 1C is between 5700K to 6500K color temp.

These are pretty much the same as the XM-L T6 emitters that I have been using...
 
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Yeah, warms temps aren't too appealing for me. They have a U4 bin that's 4000k which is on the tip of being warm/neutral. I might order one and give it a try.
 

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Looking good Jay! :gj:
Your glow rings are looking good! :cool:

There is a guy on CPF asking about them. He's in Australia too. He will probably contact you. :beer:
 




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