• 12-09-2012
    machine4321
    Awsome! But my wife isnt impressed. Shes never happy when I get ideas off of this forum:-)
  • 12-09-2012
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brad72 View Post
    Crap, I've had one of those reflectors for 7 months and never thought of doing that, although I certainly liked it's output with a single XML @ 3A.

    Oh Glad you popped up with this comment as could do with some help here Brad if you have the time
    As I am really crap at any kind of drawing with or without computer help I wondered if you could draw up a proto and we can have a collaboration on this one .

    Here is what I think would be a good if large and expensive all-round bike light .

    With one of these reflectors as the starting point with 3 XMLs inside I would also like to pop a single or double floody but small set up just underneath optic yet to be decided.

    also space for a B3flex and a B2lex 2 switches on top and power in somewhere

    reason is use the single as front wheel fill-in and road use and blast the trails with both when offroad .

    Oh and make it as light as possible and of course good looking ;)
  • 12-10-2012
    brad72
    Sounds good mate. PM me and I'll give you an email address for you to send some scribbles to ;).
  • 12-10-2012
    mattthemuppet
    troutie, you are certifiably crackers!
  • 12-11-2012
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brad72 View Post
    Sounds good mate. PM me and I'll give you an email address for you to send some scribbles to ;).

    Thanks Brad .
    Got fed up scribbling so went for the hack it out of some ali and see what happens approach

    http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...2-11061429.jpg



    Thanks also Matt ,:out: Men in white coats are at the door
  • 12-11-2012
    brad72
    Sweet. That's about he shape I was thinking with fins on the main body and the single xpg mounted underneath in front of the bar mount. Looks like you had bundles of fun with the boring bar....

    I had looked a one with fins on the cone but it looked a bit poxy.
  • 12-11-2012
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brad72 View Post
    Sweet. That's about he shape I was thinking with fins on the main body and the single xpg mounted underneath in front of the bar mount. Looks like you had bundles of fun with the boring bar....

    I had looked a one with fins on the cone but it looked a bit poxy.

    Yep my thoughts were for fins and came to the same conclusion as you
    might not have any fins as lots of area on the cone .
  • 12-12-2012
    troutie-mtb
  • 12-12-2012
    uncle_bob
    Could you not run one driver and have a clicky on off switch after the driver inline with the two outside LEDs for a high low arrangement? Or would this cause a current spike when the outside LEDs were turned on or off?
  • 12-16-2012
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by uncle_bob View Post
    Could you not run one driver and have a clicky on off switch after the driver inline with the two outside LEDs for a high low arrangement? Or would this cause a current spike when the outside LEDs were turned on or off?

    You have answered your own question there it would need two drivers for sure ( waiting for George to do a dual output Flex )


    anyways first short ride this morning

    Trouties Daylight Maker - YouTube

    and you dont want to meet it head on
    Trouties Daylight Maker 2 - YouTube
  • 12-16-2012
    Goldigger
    The poor lumen hound, treated like a huskie pulling you along... :D
  • 12-16-2012
    mattthemuppet
    looks neat, like one of those old-fashioned dynamo lights. Probably a bit more output than one of those though :)
  • 12-16-2012
    brad72
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    looks neat, like one of those old-fashioned dynamo lights. Probably a bit more output than one of those though :)

    and it doesn't get brighter and then dim with each pedal stroke..... can we call you professor Matt yet?
  • 12-17-2012
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    The poor lumen hound, treated like a huskie pulling you along... :D

    Ha Ha I wish does he look to be putting in much effort only time it happens is if there's a rabbit in front .
  • 12-18-2012
    mattthemuppet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brad72 View Post
    ... can we call you professor Matt yet?

    not yet, perhaps in 2014..

    I did however receive a bunch of tooling (end mill set, some HSS blanks and a set of indexable 1/4in cutters) at our early family Christmas, so the lathe is starting to get tooled up! Just need to add an on-off switch, motor hold down and a machine vise to the cross slide and I'll be raring to go :)
  • 12-19-2012
    mrradlos
    Troutie, why are you not using one of these new MK-R monsters? :eekster:
  • 12-27-2012
    gadgets&gear
    What is the heat on this thing like? What housing and heat sink set up do you use?
  • 01-02-2013
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mrradlos View Post
    Troutie, why are you not using one of these new MK-R monsters? :eekster:

    because I did not know about them :)
    and got a few MTG2s on order

    @ Gadgets and gear heatsink and housing is what you see at the start of the thread
    spun on the lathe from one piece of ali


    Been experimenting with some copper and to me micro soldering plus diy reflowing the leds to the copper.


    http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa6acbdd3.jpg
    http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9fa59eb0.jpg

    I have a few 35 and 50 mm reflectors so going to try double leds in them to see if it works as well as the huge reflector does .
  • 01-03-2013
    gadgets&gear
    Love that housing! it looks absolutely bulletproof. Also I think your shop is making me jealous...metal lathe !!!

    Joseph
  • 01-06-2013
    Toaster79
    Chris, I think I've found something you might use in this project and would be even more crazy :D
  • 01-06-2013
    troutie-mtb
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Toaster79 View Post
    Chris, I think I've found something you might use in this project and would be even more crazy :D

    Wow thats a beast for sure , I want one but it would need to be 7 in series and how to keep it cool would be a challenge .
  • 01-07-2013
    adrenalnjunky
    7 XM-L in a P-60 dropin in a flashlight? Behind an aspheric lens maybe?

    The battery consumption problem in a flashlight makes me twitch more than the heating issue.
  • 04-17-2013
    WeLight
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 791389Hey Chris
    I was wondering if this PCB with XPG-2 or XPE-2 combo would work in your app, smaller reflector can be used or multiples, PCB is 12.7mm dia and is two separate strings with common anode