For my next stupid light I give you the first part which arrived in the mail this weekend
sat next to what was going to be a replacement for the Hope 4 beast I did a while ago but sold that one after only a couple of rides .
I didnt read the spec properly on Cutters site and missed the 70 mm dia size bit but what the heck you know what they say
" A good big one will always beat a good little one "
now I am looking at it and thinking as its so big and space ia not an issue then maybe a dual driver in this baby but what con fig
1/5 or 2/4 or 3/3 or just a HBFlex and all 6
OK, this may be crazy, stupid, a complete waste of time or all three but what about a 6 / 6? Is that even possible?
I don't mean 6 plus 6 I mean 2 drivers configured differently but both connected to the same string of 6. One programmed for the max 3A, the other for a more conservative 1.5A and both having the various Taskled steps below the max.
Switch between the power source and the two drivers so you could select one or the other. My thinking is that MAx on the road will always be less than max in the bush and a suitable low for MTB use may still be too bright for the commute home on shared roads.
Just a thought and maybe a complete waste of time. Don't even know if it is possible to wire them up without the danger of putting juice to both drivers at the same time via the shared LED terminals.
Either way, I'm subscribed for this madness.
I don't see the use of two different drivers since the optics are all the same, right? So at least in theory it would make no difference if you had for example three leds on with 1A or six on with 500mA, except the six leds would be producing slightly more lumens.
It will be interesting to see the beamshots with that optic!
Emu, your avatar still makes me smile, everytime
My original plan was to run the centre led on its own for the road and the ring of 5 for the offroad .
but as I have a HBflex on its way from George I think for simplicity that will drive all six
and wont be a problem as I very rarely do much road stuff .
for sure it will be a bit of a beast
I think you need to make a light with 3 of those, then you could call it the 666 "Number of the Beast" light. That would be very cool. You could also make a "Hellishly Heavy" battery to go with it
I was thinking 667, then you could call it "neighbour of the beast".
But seriously, I was going to make a twin 6up for my mates motorbike as an offroad light. 6 xml just isn't enough when going fast but 12 would be excellent.
Sure looks crazy
That's is pretty impressive Chris.