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    The new helmet light

    So here's my new helmet light. Will be a twin XM-L running off an LFex and 7.4v 2 cell battery.
    I'm going to try the cheal XM-L optics but can go to aspherics if the beam isn't what I'm after..
    I've also made a remote switch using a bit of rubber, some adhesive velcro and a normal IP67 switch. The switch attaches to the helmet with a bit more velcro and sits in one of the vents. Seems to work quite nicely..
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    wow, certainly different! very nice but first impressions is `chunky`??
    probably the close up shots though
    need something to scale it against, whats the weight?
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    Hey Hey....
    I've tried to model it on the new 7-up with the cooling fins etc. It is a little chunky but comes in at 120g with the switch. It measures 62 x 34mm. Weighs the same as my single MCE but I wanted more cooling to be able to run the XM-L's at a decent output and I'm not too worried about run times as I only do 2 hour rides...

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    God damn! Look at that machining! Looks tits to me. How much would you consider selling one of those housings for?
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    Wow!

    That is ridiculous I love the looks and machining, although you should make a couple minor changes and then send me that one so I can further my evaluation on it

    Love the use of the serp belt!

    I would like to see a shot of the inside with the front cover removed and a back shot of the front cover. Please Please Please!

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    Fantastic light Deesta. Certainly shows what can be one on a CNC and a bit of imagination. Reminds me of a cluster, but prettier

    When you look at its size compared the switch I can certainly appreciate just how small it is. Again, fantastic mate.

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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    It's come out quite nicely. Just need to get the LED's and LFlex to put it together..
    I think I've managed to get the same 'look' as the 7-up:

    Leopold: I'd love to be able to sell one but it's a 1 off and we've got no spare time at work at the moment :-(
    beecrazy: I'll post some internal pics later for you..
    Brad: cheers bud, took me a while to sort the design but really happy with it :-)

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    looks great deesta, very futuristic and alien! That's as much surface area as most people have on their bar lights, so I doubt cooling will be an issue. A bit heavy for my noggin, but that's a personal thing

    What optics are you going to use? XM-L2 LEDs I presume?

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    Thanks Matt.
    been doing a bit of weight reduction and got it down to 100g. Using 2x xml and the cheap eBay optics to start with. Can go to aspherics if I need to. Some more pics:








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    interesting design. I'd personally would have gone with a driver cover instead of the LED plate - that extra thermal junction is a bit of a shame in a housing with so much surface area. Still, if you can polish the mating surfaces smooth enough, you shouldn't have too much resistance there.

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    It'll all be assembled with thermal paste to ensure everything is working in the best possible way. I've used the led plate on several lights now Without any issues...I don't think I'll need to drive it at full power either.

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    Very cool!

    Thank you for the new shots, lots-o-surface area!
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    That's gorgeous! Nice work. I'd love to have one on my bars.

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    whoa! .. am likin` the `improved version`
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    mmm, titanium optic rings :-)

    Needed to make the optic rings and managed to find a spare bit of titanium 'lying around' in the metal store....

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    superb!
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    Titanium, now that's getting fancy but very cool looking. Very Sweet looking light

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