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Mohrenberg

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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

Are there still any hosts available? I need another one or so :p
I had to order some more aluminum. I've got like 15 hosts left i think. Once the aluminum gets here i'm gonna make up the heatsinks and will make them available again.
 



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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

Great! I will probably take one or two.
 

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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

hey Moh, if its possible would you be able to knurl them too :D makes it feel nice lol and how much are they gonna cost?
 

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I don't have a knurling tool....i've been meaning to get one. They cost like $30.

okay i just got one off fleebay for $12, it just cuts straight knurls like the current aixiz lens nuts. we'll see how it works.
 
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I have never seen an EZ focus adapter that NEEDS knurling, as being much larger than the AixiZ module part they replace, they turn with ease even with tefon tapeon the threads.

But I guess if you like that look and are willing to pay extra -then go for it. IMO they look slicker w/o.

MOh is a great asset to LPF and does nice work.

hak
 

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I don't have a knurling tool....i've been meaning to get one. They cost like $30.

okay i just got one off fleebay for $12, it just cuts straight knurls like the current aixiz lens nuts. we'll see how it works.
ahh cool :) i was gonna say dont bother i could knurl it in school. but if you bought the straight knurling tool then its good :D
 

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Oooooo focus adapters for hotlights :D

you really sell some nice stuff moh Jeez if i had a million dollars id buy everything on LPF and make a gazillion lasers :D

andway i was bored so i took a few pics of the hotlights to further promote your hotlights :) you have permission to use them how ever you like ;)








btw how did those previous focus adapters you sold look like?
 

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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

I've got just a couple. I think around 8 or so?
The paypal quantity is correct and it will not sell it to you unless i have it in stock.

You can use the buy it now link in the original post. They are $10 unltil they're gone.
 

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you got 2 more just ordered by me :D also, just curious, idk what you guys all use. are there cheap boost drivers available anywhere in the us? :p (like, i only need 3v or whatever, to run a 405nm, even though its 4.5v?) the first build i did was a lm317 driver, i havent worked with anything else. :p
 

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The NJG-18 led drivers work well and I believe both DTR and Qumefox sell them from the us. It is constant voltage, not constant current, but I have a NJG in one of my hotlights running a SF-AW210 @ 200ma without problems. :yh: Ill have to post some pics of that build at some point....


edit: Dr Lava is supposed to be bringing the flexdrives back in stock soon as well. Those are in the US.
 
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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

Ok, here's some info and pics of my hotlight I mentioned above^^^^

I bought some NJG-18 LED drivers as a curiosity, mainly because of the shortage of flexdrives that has plagued us as of late. I never really used one, and everyone else here were using them on 445 diodes. I wanted to see if they could be used for something smaller, such as a red or a low-power 405. So, I had this hotlight kit laying around. I've seen the methods of coins and such to mount a driver, but I like things clean. So, I planned on making a heatsink extension for the existing hotlight to mount the NJG in contact with the host's positive contact. Here we go....

Stock Hotlight heatsink bored out on tailside


While I was on the lathe, I cleaned up the front-side face with a nice high-speed cut/polish


I turned out this piece to press into the modified hotlight sink. It also has a groove cut into the tail for the NJG-18


2 pieces pressed together


Driver pressed in tail of sink. I set the output at 200 ma with my test load. This setup makes a nice, self-contained drop-in module :)


Hotlight assembled with a SF-AW210 6X 405 diode.


A somewhat decent beamshot. :eg:


Ok, so I realize that most people that buy this kit do not have a lathe, otherwise they wouldn't buy a kit. I just bought the hotlight kit to see what the fuss was about (it is a nice host, by the way). I just wanted to share how I mounted a Njg-18 in a hotlight, as well as show that the driver will work on lower power builds. I power the driver with one Li-Ion (4.2vdc). It also surprisingly works well with 3 aaa alkalines (4.5vdc) in the stock battery holder.

I like these hotlight kits. They are simple and easily modifiable. I'm sure alot of people are sad to see them go. Grab the last few while they're available! There were 3 left the last time i checked.

Sorry to Moh for sidetracking the thread with this review/tutorial. :beer:
 

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Thats really cool rocket!!!! extra heatsinking + place for ur driver + its a drop in module! thats really nice

+1
 

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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

hey Moh. hows the focus adapter for hotlight coming along?? :)
 

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Thats really cool rocket!!!! extra heatsinking + place for ur driver + its a drop in module! thats really nice

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Thank you for the kind words. :yh: I am quite happy with how it turned out. Wasn't quite sure of the driver, but it runs like a champ:D

Cheers!
 

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Re: FS: Blue Hotlight Kit

hey Moh. hows the focus adapter for hotlight coming along?? :)
Failed. I suck balls with a knurling tool, so I probably won't be doing that...

I'm thinking about hitting up Pontiac for some aluminum disks and machining them to focus adapters. He's got access to CNC equipment and can do the "hard" part for me. Guess it all depends on his price :D

They would probably be around $5ea. for a simple disk that's threaded for an aixiz module and then shined to a mirror finish. like the picture i posted above.
 







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