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    The Tripple Cuboid has had a baby!

    Here's what I've come up with using a another quazzle tripple XPG
    lens is 0.75mm, so no whining about that please

    Weight with the ali clamp is 65grams

    It's not fixed to the clamp at the moment, i may knock up a helmet mount for it...







    Size comparison

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    Those double depth fin beds look really ace.

    Pictures don't do justice to just how small that light is. What are the dimensions???

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    Cheers Od, i figured if i went skinny on the diameter of the housing then double depth fins were in order..
    Hows this for showing the size? 29mm x 29mm x 36mm



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    Awesome job!

    Wished I had a mill to mess around with a chunk of aluminum.

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    Just what I thought. It's insanely small like all those Chelboed/Quazzle board lights.
    Thanks for posting up the measurements...

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    Thats really nice Goldigger. Mk1 was good but Mk 2 is better IMO

    Mk 3 will be awesome...

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    Thanks for the comments guys..
    Here's one more

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    Much more nicely proportioned than its "ancestor". AA++

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    Very well done.

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    Your unstoppable Jay. Great looking light. Looks sweet on those carbon bars

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    really nice, much cleaner design

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad72
    Looks sweet on those carbon bars
    But alu bars would be better for cooling with alu case and clamp, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klynk
    But alu bars would be better for cooling with alu case and clamp, IMO.
    Maybe, but carbon is the king of bling..


    This light will probably end up on the helmet anyway..so no thermal path to the bars

    Cheers Guys..

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    Really nice looking light Jay, great proportions.

    I wouldn't bother with a helmet light if I were you, triple xpg with those optics are two floody to make a decent helmet light IMHO. As a helmet light the beam pattern just won't do justice to that beautiful piece of work.

    Bling the bling bars by leaving it there

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26
    I wouldn't bother with a helmet light if I were you, triple xpg with those optics are two floody to make a decent helmet light IMHO.
    Have to agree. I kept my tripe xpe with narrow optics for my helmet light or the triple regina

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    Really the problem is that it probably wont even notice with 3 XML's on the bars..
    Total wash out..

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    What is and where did you get your lens material?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rxbandit
    What is and where did you get your lens material?
    In my signature
    Lexan Sheet..
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    Nice job! Just be careful with the alu mount on the carbon bar. You don't want to have the light making gouges in the bar.

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    Nice one Goldigger.

    I have just got home so this is the first I have seen of this. It must be nice not to have to try and fit a driver that is bigger than the optic into the housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkvick
    Nice job! Just be careful with the alu mount on the carbon bar. You don't want to have the light making gouges in the bar.
    Cheers..
    Not a problem all the clamps i make get a strip of rubber stuck to the underside, so i dont ruin my nice carbon bars..

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    Thanks Yeti..
    It does make the whole process a bit easier.. just need to knock up the little remote switch for it...
    This one will be getting one of the L333 boards..
    Just tapped the hole and bolted on the clamp.
    Just found some rubber sheet, for the underside of the clamp on ebay for bugger all. Hopefully better than the strips i was using originally, 1.90 delivered http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/rubber-piece-b...item3363c11687


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    Very nice mount! Although it is not flexible to different handlebar sizes, if used with a metal handlebar, the light housing can be smaller because the aluminum will act as a heatsink.

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    Beautiful! Can I ask how it is for heat dispersion? (I'm mainly asking out of selfishness, as I'm just starting one that's basically two of yours side-by-side with 2-Quazzle 3-up 750mA.)
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    I haven't had a chance to wire it up yet, been in the Philippines for the last 3 weeks
    I have one of the Quazzle 1370lumen tripple boards to put in..will see how hot that gets.

    Just noticed that Quazzle has XML boards in the pipeline

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    I'll start with a single XML just to save L30 concept (http://lux-rc.com/view.php?p=content...ghts/L30_light) and then may be try clusters. But frankly saying I'm still thinking that 7UP or 12UP XP-G is a nicer configuration then triple XML.

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    I finally got this wired up...thanks to quazzle for for replacing the buggered L333
    This board is one of the L333-MC-XPGH51-A 1550ma boards..think that this is a bit to much for this little housing, i had it on in the house on full for around 5 mins...it got toasty but didnt trip the thermal protection - Quazzle does it just drop to the lower level now unlike the L332 which turned it off completely?
    On the bike moving it shouldn't be a problem..





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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    I finally got this wired up...thanks to quazzle for for replacing the buggered L333
    This board is one of the L333-MC-XPGH51-A 1550ma boards..think that this is a bit to much for this little housing, i had it on in the house on full for around 5 mins...it got toasty but didnt trip the thermal protection - Quazzle does it just drop to the lower level now unlike the L332 which turned it off completely?
    On the bike moving it shouldn't be a problem..z






    very cool, i like it!

    CHEERS

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    Really clean looking light, and the switches are cool as well. How are you getting the finishes so shiny, especially in the grooves for the fins? Are you using a polishing wheel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffyPuffy View Post
    Really clean looking light, and the switches are cool as well. How are you getting the finishes so shiny, especially in the grooves for the fins? Are you using a polishing wheel?
    When you mill the groove take a shallow depth of cut on the last few passes, on the last past just take off 0.01mm with a relatively high spindle speed and slow feed rate.
    I spin my spindle at around 1000-1200rpm on the last cut..

    Finish off with some metal polish if needed like autosol..

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    While i was taking beamshot's for the tripple cute i took the chance to get a beamshot of the quazzle 1370 lumen board used in this mini cuboid

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    nice sharp shot by the way. good camera

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    Cheers Quazzle..I have a panasonic lumix FZ38, have had it for about a year now. Takes really nice pics.
    The only problem i have with this light is that it gets to hot with the L333-MC-XPGH51-A 1500ma, it hasn't tripped the thermal protection yet but i think it would be best with one of the L333-MC-XPGH51-B 1100ma boards.
    How many lumens is the L333-MC-XPGH51-B board Quazzle?

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    the LED's rated flux is about 1100 lumens but optics deducts the flux on about 5-10% (may be more, depends on the lens condition). Also, the output is reduced as the temp rises so having a thermally-efficient housing is a plus.

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    Guys anyone know roughly what my runtime would be using one of quazzle's 333 1550ma boards, with a 7.4v 5800mah lipo?

    module
    3 xps = 9.9v
    9.9x1.55 = 15.345watts

    lipo
    7.4x5.8 = 42.92watts

    42.92/15.345 = 2.797

    2.797-10% 2.5 hours???

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    yes, looks quite realistic. I bet in real test it will run 2.5+ hours (just because of much higher supply wattage at voltages above nominal 3.7V)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quazzle View Post
    yes, looks quite realistic. I bet in real test it will run 2.5+ hours (just because of much higher supply wattage at voltages above nominal 3.7V)
    Hi Quazzle,
    Thanks

    On another note..
    I looked on your site for the XPE boards, but could only find R3. I was sure there was talk about some R5's? i could be wrong..
    Whats the best cool white XPE boards you have, and whats the voltage cutoff on them?
    Currently i can find the 810 lumen ones..

    Thanks
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    I have 3 XPE types:

    1. XPE HEW R5 Cool White (but it's HEW, it's not normal XPE, check the beamshots with different optic before placing the order)

    2. XPE R3 Cool White

    3. XPE R3 Neutals

    Just for fun I can setup 1.5Amps, it works good with good cooling and provides a measurable boost in output (you can see it in the beamshoot tool above)

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    Ok did some thermal testing with a turnigy infrared thermometer..
    Mins- temp C
    0-24.8
    0:30-26.6
    1:00-27
    1:30-27.6
    2:00-28.6
    2:30-29.2
    3:00-30.2
    3:30-30.8
    4:00-32.4
    4:30-32.6
    5:00-35.2
    5:30-36
    6:00-37.6
    6:30-40.2
    7:00-43.4
    7:30-44
    8.00-45.4
    8:30-46.6
    9:00-47.4
    9:30-48.6
    10:00-52

    Then I bottled it as I couldn't even pick it up...

    I checked on Quazzles site, still no datasheets for the L333, but looking through his blog the temp cutoff is 120C

    Not sure i want to see what happens if i let the housing get near that temp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    I checked on Quazzles site, still no datasheets for the L333, but looking through his blog the temp cutoff is 120C

    Not sure i want to see what happens if i let the housing get near that temp
    Trail side egg cooker?

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    GD, that's not bad for 3 LEDs. This is a test I did of my twin XPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yetibetty View Post
    GD, that's not bad for 3 LEDs. This is a test I did of my twin XPG.
    I did my test in the bathroom...so no cool air or fan blowing over it..probably the worst room to do it in as the bath was full of hot water
    What did you use to test yours?

    I'm going to make the housing a bit longer to try and make it run cooler..thinking 10mm extra..maybe 15mm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    I did my test in the bathroom...so no cool air or fan blowing over it..probably the worst room to do it in as the bath was full of hot water
    I'm not going to ask why you're doing testing on your bike lights whilst in the bath! Personally I find a good book to be rather easier to handle ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfj197 View Post
    I'm not going to ask why you're doing testing on your bike lights whilst in the bath! Personally I find a good book to be rather easier to handle ...
    I dont remember where i said i was in the bath...?
    Testing in the humid bathroom creates a worst case scenario...kinda like those hot Arizona nights

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    Just pulling your leg Goldigger. Good testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    I did my test in the bathroom...so no cool air or fan blowing over it..probably the worst room to do it in as the bath was full of hot water
    What did you use to test yours?

    I'm going to make the housing a bit longer to try and make it run cooler..thinking 10mm extra..maybe 15mm?
    I did my test last summer when it was 23c in the house, all the window closed too. I had the bFlex set to 70c.

    The light had just been made but I may test it again now that it has had lots of use as the Arctic silver 5 that I used works better after a few hot/cold cycles according to the manual.

    My multimeter has a probe that I can put into the threaded bar mount hole, in contact with the surface that the LEDs are mounted to. it also has USB output to produce a graph which comes in handy.

    GD,My light never gets warm in use outside so yours must run very cool.

    For me the biggest test is how fast the housing cools after switching off the light, the quicker it cools the better it is at dissipating heat. If it stays hot for a long time after turn off then that's not good.
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    V2 of the mini cuboid has been born... extra length to shed that blisstering heat from the 1550ma tripple XPG's
    Still needs a polish, but as its nearly 4am its way past my bedtime..






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    This V2 is off to a new home along with this helmet mount i made for it..just used some velcro cable ties i had, but best to use plastic ones.





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    Very nice!

    Is that ABS or acetal plastic? Was the half round part done on a lathe?

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