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New Hosts by Ehgemus for Green Modules

BrewCityMusic

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I wish I had a dollar for every different host I've worked with in this hobby - I'd take the $$ and buy a ton of these incredible, reasonably-priced quality hosts from Ehgemus, right here on the "Buy-Sell-Trade" thread!

Forget "flashlight" hosts, adapters, complicated assembly, etc - These beautiful, well-engineered hosts are a one-step solution to building your own unique green handheld laser! For $35 shipped (the basic host as shown in this review) or a little more (depending on style and options) you will be literally lasing in under 3 minutes! Let's take a look at the host, shall we?



As you can see, the style is faintly reminiscent of the Kryton (but slightly more compact) and the hosts are machined out of solid aluminum. Tail switches are potted for security and safety, and all the threads, etc are finished wonderfully. The hosts will fit an 18650 with an Aixiz build, but also come with a spacer for use with a single RCR123 and any standard green module from O-like, SXD, Rayfoss, etc. Assembly is simple and straightforward, loosen the set screw on the host using an allen wrench (2mm), slide the module in from the rear (best to use a tool of some sort to aid in alignment with the heatsink, I personally went the "high tech" route and used a chopstick), adjust the module depth (will be determined by the length of your module/spring) and tighten the set screw. Done. Period. Put the battery and spacer in and LASE AWAY. It's that easy! Here's a dark picture of the host (assembled with a 173mW peak/156mW avg SXD module) next to a Dilda and Kryton for size comparison:



I really want to go into more detail on these hosts, but there really is nothing more to say, they look great, are very well-engineered and constructed, and are incredibly simple to put together. Shipping from Ehgemus was fast and well-packed, 3 days to my door (and I sent the payment relatively late in the afternoon) and given the great price and great looks, I can't see a current better option for your next green build (or heck, even take your old build apart and give it new life, what the hell?).

Oops - almost forgot - the first night I built my first green using this host (the one in the pic above at 173/156mW) I was snapping some beamshots when this chick with reaaly, REALLY big, um, "eyes" came up and started chatting with me as I was putting the lasers back in my case. 3 songs later, I smelled the dreaded "Oh shit I left something on in the case" burning smell and found my new SXD monster had been burning through the protective foam at an alarming rate for over 10 minutes. I turned it off, and realized the host wasn't even warm to the touch - a true testament to the heatsinking ability of these hosts, as well as the quality of SXD modules!

Lastly - here is a pic of the lasers I cleaned out of the van yesterday (in my various cases, briefcase, glovebox, etc) that will show 2 of these hosts in relation to a Herc, Kryton, New-wish pointer, KD50, etc to give some perspective on size. Bottom line, RUN, don't walk to the BST thread and pick up one or several of these hosts!

 
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styropyro

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Looks great, I may have to try out one of these when I have the money.
 

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man you've got too many lasers brew.....i'll take that big one ;)

you've still got my address right?
send me tracking info as soon as it ships!

thanks alot man......your sooo giving...a true humanitarian
 

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I don't know how hes making these for $35, that's a great price for something like that. Especially making in small quantities, that should make that more expensive. Great job.
 

Arenared

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i dont know how people can sometimes charge upwards of 60.00 for one.

I have 3 of these hosts , one red , one BR, and one for an olike..

best hosts ive ever used , for the BR and red , just but the back off the aixiz and solder the negative pad off the driver to the aixiz to make it case negative , add a spring to the positive coming off the driver and just secure it to the host via the set screw and your all done. .
 

BrewCityMusic

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I am planning to put a LOC in an Aixiz in one of these myself (just because I get bored and can't leave well enough alone, I guess) but I figured I'd let anyone who was planning that know that the head does NOT come off with these, so make sure you prefocus your module to your preferences prior to mounting it in the host!

And Matt - I decided that in an effort to break John Lawsons' RLP addiction (wink wink) I'm giving HIM the Hercules, but if you want the rest I'll sweep 'em into a box and ship them off tonight, OK? ;)
 

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nice review. You talk about the SXD modules a lot, where can i find those? Thanks!
 
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I'd like to see complete sets (bluray, green and red) being sold. With this design it would be awesome :)
 

jwc

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I'd like to see complete sets (bluray, green and red) being sold. With this design it would be awesome :)
I'm going to be making exactly that (well for myself) in a couple of weeks. I'm only planning to use cheap stuff (PHR, LPC, and 50mW O-Like module), but I'm curious as to how things will go.
 




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