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    Effective? Absolutely. Ugly? Very. my magicshine XML-Regina swap

    I've been waiting for my 20mm T6 XML's to arrive from DX for quite some time now and they finally arrived. had some spare reginas around so I figured I might as well just remove the P7 from a Magicshine and do a direct replacement with an XML and Regina reflector. No driver changes, etc.
    I have very limited tooling, and a camera with limited functions, but settings were manually set to Daylight, ISO 400, Exposure 1/2sec.

    Even though the pics are terrible, you can clearly see how much more light the XML puts out even in the warmer tint. I was somewhat surprised it didn't have too much throw...perhaps I need to adjust the reflector height?
    Enjoy:
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    Side by side:
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    Control
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    P7
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    XML
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    Control
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    P7
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    XML
    From Magicshine P7 to XML

    aaaand for a reference... Lux-RC triple XPG with carclo narrow
    From Magicshine P7 to XML
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    I'm trying find the ugly part of this light. Don't see it yet. Well done!

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    I suppose I should take a pic more from the side...the tip of the Regina sits about 5mm from the glass lens...just looks goofy with a big open area around the reflector! I guess you can't look in there when its on anyway right? haha

    Thanks for the comments

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker
    I'm trying find the ugly part of this light. Don't see it yet. Well done!
    +1
    Hard to make the Bastid ugly since it's sort of homely looking to start with.

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    Interesting

    I have just got my hands on a bastid clone with XML on board and am away on holiday with it at the moment. so no pics untill saturday

    but first impresions is it makes the P7 Bastid. look dim

    it has a reflector that looks made for the XML or similar
    and has a very nice long throwing beam .

    I dont know who makes it but they say they are nothing to do with magicshine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker
    I'm trying find the ugly part of this light. Don't see it yet. Well done!

    + 3 I show off my ugly soldering and lens glue job, at least! So your heat sink is showing...not a big deal to others.

    BUT...if it is to you, then it matters. I am thinking that a plastic exponential cone of the bell of a plastic toy horn from a dollar store, possibly might get you that rate of flare in that depth from bezel to Regina for little weight. A spot of paint or reflective Alu tape and you have it covered. The flare would look good on it.

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    I think it looks fine and going by the pics, it looks like it has waaaay more throw than the P7 with more spill to boot. Any idea on how it affects runtime yet?

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    I havent checked runtime yet...what should i expect to see? I'm not terribly familiar how the driver works...the different Vf would not affect the current output, right?

    I do know one thing...I'll be running warmer tints on all my lights now that i have a comparison of color rendition.

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    I have a friend who is thinking about updating a P7 Magicshine.

    Is the simple XM-L and Regina swap the upgrade of choice, or is it worth considering changing the driver using an L-flex and XM-L, or a Quazzle L333 module and optic?

    I've never seen a Magicshine opened up so I have no idea.

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    Unless you have problems with the driver, I'd just drop in a XML and optic. Installing an lflex and switch would require some sizable modification.
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    Is the reflector just glued in? If so, a special kind?

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    Could you provide a direct link to the LED you purchased from DX? There are a few that meet that description I think, thanks!

    -p
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    Try find a better camera, and make some more nightshots !

    No bad's, well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pahearn View Post
    Could you provide a direct link to the LED you purchased from DX? There are a few that meet that description I think, thanks!

    -p
    Any XML on 20mm star will work. I have many to get rid of in the parts swap thread.
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