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    Easy2led.com DIY light bodies.

    The initial design goal was to make a small housing for Quazzle (lux-rc.com) light engines from a solid block of aluminium. The product evolved into a universal housing which can be used with Quazzle modules or any other LED/optic combo which doesn't exceed 24mm in diameter and 19mm in height (driver compartment - 7.5mm height, e.g. MaxFlex).

    Here is the final result:

    http://www.easy2led.com/

    The kit includes:
    • Lamp body
    • Rear cap - 2mm thick aluminium
    • Front tempered optical glass with water repellent coating
    • M4x10 titanium bolt


    The kit weights 45 grams
    Length - 42mm
    Outside diameter - 35mm

    This topic is open for discussion and suggestions.
    Last edited by zemike; 05-13-2011 at 09:31 PM.
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    ooh, looks very nice!

    I'm guessing that any holes other than the M4 mount hole need to be drilled by the buyer? How does the rear cap attach to the main body? How do you get the front glass out/ how's it kept in? What are the dimensions of the rear cap, to work out how much space there is for switch and/ or cable gland?

    what sort of ball park price are you thinking about, should you sell them?

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    I'm guessing that any holes other than the M4 mount hole need to be drilled by the buyer?
    * there is a 5mm hole for the cable between the "LED" and "driver" compartments, other holes must be made by the buyer

    How does the rear cap attach to the main body?
    How do you get the front glass out/ how's it kept in?
    * the rear cap and the ring with the glass inside are screwed in the body. M25 threads, so the rear cap and the ring are swappable

    What are the dimensions of the rear cap, to work out how much space there is for switch and/ or cable gland?
    minimum height - 11.5mm, diameter - 22mm

    what sort of ball park price are you thinking about, should you sell them?
    $25 + shipping
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike
    mattthemuppet

    What are the dimensions of the rear cap, to work out how much space there is for switch and/ or cable gland?
    minimum height - 11.5mm, diameter - 22mm
    Very nice. With the Quazzle module there should be plenty of room as you don't need to squeeze in the separate driver board.

    The driver chamber of 11.5mm sounds like it will be a bit tight between the wiring from the switch and cable gland if using a *flex driver though. Maybe you could sell a different longer end cap with an extension that still fits the threads, if folks are into it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike
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    I'm guessing that any holes other than the M4 mount hole need to be drilled by the buyer?
    * there is a 5mm hole for the cable between the "LED" and "driver" compartments, other holes must be made by the buyer

    How does the rear cap attach to the main body?
    How do you get the front glass out/ how's it kept in?
    * the rear cap and the ring with the glass inside are screwed in the body. M25 threads, so the rear cap and the ring are swappable

    What are the dimensions of the rear cap, to work out how much space there is for switch and/ or cable gland?
    minimum height - 11.5mm, diameter - 22mm

    what sort of ball park price are you thinking about, should you sell them?
    $25 + shipping
    sounds pretty good, nice price too. I agree with Of'roadbent (who has way more experience with tiny builds than I do) that 11.5mm would be tight for a lflex driver - I think they're ~6mm high at least.

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    swap the m4x10 ti bolt with aluminum.
    I WANT TO BUY YOUR MAGICSHINE LIGHTS! Working or not.

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    Is my understanding correct that either of the 2 "chambers", one 11.5mm deep, the other 21.5mm deep can be used either for the driver or the light engine + optic? Looking at the design this seems to be the idea, so that it is possible to run a star with a reflector in the 21.5mm chamber with a small driver in the rear, or a star with a shallow/short lens and a larger driver in the rear.

    I'm very interested in these, I might just snap up 2. Are they available now?

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    Nice work zemike.
    what provisions are there for mounts?

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    Looks like a nice little light housing.

    I have one concern regarding the rear cover attachment method: I assume one will need to screw this cover down with a switch, wire grommet and maybe a stat LED attached and wired to the driver. Won't this require a great deal of care to not twist off all the wires or rip the driver loose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYtailight
    Is my understanding correct that either of the 2 "chambers", one 11.5mm deep, the other 21.5mm deep can be used either for the driver or the light engine + optic? Looking at the design this seems to be the idea, so that it is possible to run a star with a reflector in the 21.5mm chamber with a small driver in the rear, or a star with a shallow/short lens and a larger driver in the rear.
    Correct, this was the idea. Basically the 11.5mm is for triples (you have 21mm for the driver and wiring). The 21mm is for a Regina/ other single optics.

    I am working on a waterproof remote switch housing, so there will be no need to place a switch in the light head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwarwick
    I have one concern regarding the rear cover attachment method: I assume one will need to screw this cover down with a switch, wire grommet and maybe a stat LED attached and wired to the driver. Won't this require a great deal of care to not twist off all the wires or rip the driver loose?
    That is easy to do: first twist the wires in the opposite direction, then screw the cap. Another possibility with a remote switch - place the cable gland in the center of the cap, screw the cap, the wire will rotate freely in the gland, tighten the cable gland.

    Cable entry can also be in the bottom.
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    Very nice. Also, a surprisingly low price. How much does the unit weigh?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike
    Correct, this was the idea. Basically the 11.5mm is for triples (you have 21mm for the driver and wiring). The 21mm is for a Regina/ other single optics.

    I am working on a waterproof remote switch housing, so there will be no need to place a switch in the light head.
    Remote?....you done now said the magic word! Is this set-up to work with typical bar mounts?

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    Wow, this is great deal for the quality of the enclosure. Very nice to have a purpose built enclosure for DIY'ers that does not break the bank.

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    In for one!

    Price is good and even the shipping is quite reasonable. What the heck, I ordered one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat-man-do
    Remote?....you done now said the magic word! Is this set-up to work with typical bar mounts?
    This housing can be used with Cateye mounts

    Well, the remote switch housing will be from Magicshine (but without their PCB)
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    This is really cool!! I wish we had more offerings like this.

    zemike: What does it weigh?

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    Good stuff.
    I just picked up 2.
    Possibly more in the near future.
    Keep the price where it's at zemike. You'll sell alot more that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    Good stuff.
    I just picked up 2.
    Possibly more in the near future.
    Keep the price where it's at zemike. You'll sell alot more that way.
    Ordered 5 in the first day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by langen
    zemike: What does it weigh?
    I don't have a precise scale. Around 40 grams.
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    Just ordered one.

    Now to figure out what to put in it.....good thing I have lots of time on my hands after knee surgery.

    Any quick and nasty suggestions for parts?

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike E.
    Any quick and nasty suggestions for parts?
    Regarding the mount: a CatEye spacer and braket works fine.
    For the LED + optics - I recommend Lux-rc.com
    For the switch - a remote momentary switch is an excellent choice (APEM).
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    I have a couple triple XPG's I could use to make it a bar light.
    Also have a couple triple XPE's to make it a helmet mount thrower.
    Will use the maxflex driver.
    Not sure which way I'll go with it yet.
    Could also do a single XML and LFlex.
    Lots of options.
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    Mike-
    Will an L333, optic, glass, and retaining ring fit in the short side? My l333 and optic are 7.9mm. The short side is 11.5mm. Just don't know how much space the retaining ring and glass take up.

    I imagine that is the way you intended the product to be used...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker
    Mike-
    Will an L333, optic, glass, and retaining ring fit in the short side? My l333 and optic are 7.9mm.
    This is strange. According to the optic drawing (http://www.carclo-optics.com/opticse...ss3_121108.pdf)
    the total height should be 7.5mm

    The short side was designed for Quazzle modules.
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