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    Optics??

    Anyone have any optics that they are willing to part with?

    I am building my first light and would love to find something that will not take weeks to get here.

    I am building a triple light with the XR-E (P3 bin) LED's.

    I have contacted Cutter but they have a 20 piece minimum. Any one want to split an order??
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    You might look here.

    http://ledsupply.com/carclo-optics-xre.php

    http://ledsupply.com/creexre.php

    I have had good luck buying from them

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    As Vancbiker says, ledsupply are great.

    I am in the UK and they still manage to get things to me in 2 days.

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    I can vouch for LedSupply. Although their prices may seem high, their service is top-notch, and their customer support doesn’t leave you out in the cold, naked, in the snow, for weeks on end like that big discount electronics company in China whose name I mentioned in another thread…
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    Anyone have any optics that they are willing to part with?

    I am building my first light and would love to find something that will not take weeks to get here.

    I am building a triple light with the XR-E (P3 bin) LED's.

    I have contacted Cutter but they have a 20 piece minimum. Any one want to split an order??
    You already got the XR-Es? - What sort of output are you expecting from a triple?

    I've had a look because of the price, but wonder if it would be better to go with something newer.

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    LED supply does seem to have everything I need and here in the states. I don't think the prices are too bad but I have little to nothing to compare to

    I don't know about the XR-E's. I do have them.

    I am shooting in the dark (ha) after lurking around here for a while and reading a number of websites. I tend to ride out in the deep wilderness around my home and need a fairly heavy duty light.
    What would you use? I did design it so that I could swap out optics, should I figure a way to be able to swap LEDs?
    I am using aluminum 1" square tubing with 1/16th in sidewall. tig welded together. I have a buck puck driver that I soldered a dimmer into, it lights up and dims, so small victory.

    I used to build radios for fun so a bike light seems like a natural progression.

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    Depending how hard you drive them, I guess you'll get 200ish each on those?

    My last build was with a single P7 which I'm really happy with, but do fancy doing a multiple next time.

    Currently thinking XPE due to the price point, although if you want to spend a little more, then maybe MCE?

    (I'll let someone who knows more give a better answer ;-)

    I really don't know anything about optics, but I guess you need to decide what kind of beam/angle you want etc first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    Anyone have any optics that they are willing to part with?

    I am building my first light and would love to find something that will not take weeks to get here.

    I am building a triple light with the XR-E (P3 bin) LED's.

    I have contacted Cutter but they have a 20 piece minimum. Any one want to split an order??
    Funny I own the place and I am not aware we have a 20 pc min?
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by greg de taos
    Anyone have any optics that they are willing to part with?

    I am building my first light and would love to find something that will not take weeks to get here.

    I am building a triple light with the XR-E (P3 bin) LED's.

    I have contacted Cutter but they have a 20 piece minimum. Any one want to split an order??
    Cutter will ship single items.
    I would toss the P3 XREs and pony up for some R2s. Two R2s are brighter than three P3s.
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    A few Dynamo builds and some Small battery lights

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