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    35mm version for an XML?

    I still have not gotten around to building new lights, but I have not seen any discussion of MR11 (35mm) sized XML builds, unless I have just not realized what I was seeing.

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    What would you guys do with these?

    ...it seems like an XML is worth considering at this point. This is for a bar light, and I could use both or just one of the housings. Thinking about both with less current between the twin LEDs for more run time and greater efficiency for the driver....what ever driver that might be.

    Thoughts on how that might work out on 35mm?
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    My first XML build was a 35mm triple. Are you looking for a triple or a single?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver
    My first XML build was a 35mm triple. Are you looking for a triple or a single?

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    And very impressive it is too, if I might say

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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbMacgyver
    My first XML build was a 35mm triple. Are you looking for a triple or a single?

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    Well, I sure do not need 3000lumens!

    I was thinking two singles. That sure seems enough to me. I only have 400L on the bars now with 1000ma buckpuck and a dimmer switch. I would like to get more than that in output this time.
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    I agree 3000 lumens is too much. But, there really aren't any good 35mm single XML optics available that'll fit in your cases. I think your best bet is probably an XPG triple and the cute-xp-ss triple optic. I think that's a very nice combination.

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    Be in stock in approx 1-2 weeks

    to suit Cute3XML
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    Nice....

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    OK...I will play along. So one housing with the Cute Triple and the Cutter 3XM, running with a simple driver at a reduced amperage. Like the Buckpuck I have at 1000ma and a 14.8V 18650 pack.

    I will have to look up what that would be in lumens at 1A. Or pop for a newer driver that can get it a bit more. I don't want to have any cooling issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WeLight
    Be in stock in approx 1-2 weeks

    to suit Cute3XML
    A hole in the middle for the wires to exit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtroy
    OK...I will play along. So one housing with the Cute Triple and the Cutter 3XM, running with a simple driver at a reduced amperage. Like the Buckpuck I have at 1000ma and a 14.8V 18650 pack.

    I will have to look up what that would be in lumens at 1A. Or pop for a newer driver that can get it a bit more. I don't want to have any cooling issues.
    XML T6 @ 1 amp = 388 lumens..
    3 of these 1164 lumens..

    Might as well just use a quazzle 20mm tripple and have a small easier to build light..he has the 1400 lumens ones lurking in the background..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger
    Might as well just use a quazzle 20mm tripple and have a small easier to build light..he has the 1400 lumens ones lurking in the background..
    Though I do not have first hand experience with the XML and the CuteSS, my opinion would be that the 1400 lumens of the 20mm triple XPG would be outperformed by the 1100 lumens XML due to the superior optic performance. Battery life would be longer too.

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    Hmmm...well, I think I will go back to a 20mm housing with two separate XMLs and Reginas. That at 1A would still double my lumens and if it is not enough, I can always upgrade the driver.

    I may find a use for those MR11 housings one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znomit
    A hole in the middle for the wires to exit?
    Hey Znomit, it has .254 pitch insulated centre holes to suit wires or pin headers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger
    XML T6 @ 1 amp = 388 lumens..
    3 of these 1164 lumens..

    Might as well just use a quazzle 20mm tripple and have a small easier to build light..he has the 1400 lumens ones lurking in the background..
    To get 1400 lumens out of XPG will require >1.5A drive + thermals on the power side makes for a toasty PCB, The XM will be a lot more efficient and will have a significant upside on vf(means better runtime)
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