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    Tripple XM-L

    As i have a load of LXM optics i wondered what it would be like if i used them in a tripple set up, simular to the cute 3 optic layout..
    I'm assuming they will throw further than the cute 3..
    Driver will be a B3flex... as I've still not used any of the ones i got from George..

    Here's a design i knocked up in cad, its a bit of a beast at 57mm wide and 50mm deep..
    I might be able to shave some off the width..

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    Looks nice mate. If you're using individual optics you could even set it up with 2 medium at the bottom and a spot on the top?

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    Thanks mate...
    I'm pretty chuffed with the drawing..I sat with one of my work mates last week for 15mins, he showed me where i was going wrong trying to do 3d models in autodesk..
    Question is now, how do i calculate surface area in autodesk?

    I have loads of the LXM RS optics and was just looking to use what I've got.. plus a load of Cute 3's
    I went out the other night with my cute 3 bar light and a single XML LXM helmet light, i found that the bar light lacked punch especially through the tracks that cross the farmers fields..

    I do already have a tripple LC1 light, the optics are postions next to each other (3 in a row)..I'm hoping that positioning the 3 in this new design's config it will increase the intensity while using a simular optic LXM..

    This design is quite wider than i would like, but only 50mm long..Going to have to design a mount that lets me have the light in front or below the bars..

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    AREA (subcommand Object) will give the area of a solid. Massprop will give the volume.

    Not sure which versions this works in, I'm using acad 2012, Inventor is my 3d tool.

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    I would have thought 3 LXM would just give a wall of light - they're what I'd call a narrow flood, with no really spot to speak of. They don't throw as far as an LC1 or Regina at least. Perfect as a bar light IMO though.

    I'd add an LC1 or two in there if you want some more throw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phburns View Post
    AREA (subcommand Object) will give the area of a solid. Massprop will give the volume.

    Not sure which versions this works in, I'm using acad 2012, Inventor is my 3d tool.
    Thanks..
    I messed with the area command..just need to make sure I set my units as inches to start with...which I didn't..
    I'm using 2012 also..

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    I finally put my mill back together and made a start on this light..
    Nothing to show tonight as I just cut the main parts, tomorrow ill hopefully have made some progress worth taking pictures of.

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    Is it worth throwing in the 3 extra 3xXPG-2's?
    Not sure how to wire them in using one B3flex though..assuming the XPG's would have to be in parrallel, so they would only see 1amp max

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    Is it worth throwing in the 3 extra 3xXPG-2's?
    Not sure how to wire them in using one B3flex though..assuming the XPG's would have to be in parrallel, so they would only see 1amp max
    You could put the 3 XPGs in parallel and then wire them in series with the 3 XMLs, effectively giving you a 4 XML load on the B3flex. If your goal is to get some extra throw from the XPGs then sure, but if you just want raw power probably better to make this into a 4 XML light...

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    I was just planning a new build using 2 XML's and substituting the 3rd XML for a triple XPG and optic with the XPG's running in parallel, will let you know how it comes out.

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    Are the 10mm Carclo optics still the best for XP-G2's?
    Anybody know what the output is at 1amp?

    Not a lot to show, just milled the front pocket and starter holes for all the optics/leds and bolts...
    Now i need to centre each hole on the rotary table and mill the holes for the leds/optics

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    If you want throw, I'd go with XP-E2s, otherwise you'll just be adding more flood to a floody light. Or, little mini aspheric lenses over the top of them? That'd look pretty awesome You could even slightly vary the focal distance on each one so that you don't get the "square spot in a round beam" issue.

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    What are my round 10mm optic options?
    All i can find is ledil lisa, at 16 for XP-E and 24 for XP-G

    XP-E seems like it will get washed out by the XM-L's
    XP-G at 24 is probably to floody..

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    I think you will not notice the output from the XP`s at all no matter what optic you use .

    However I have some tiny Aspherics kicking around if you want to give them a try you can have 3 if you want .

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb View Post
    I think you will not notice the output from the XP`s at all no matter what optic you use .

    However I have some tiny Aspherics kicking around if you want to give them a try you can have 3 if you want .
    Hi Chris, happy new year.

    Have you tried these aspeherics with an XP-G?
    Just wondering if its worth the effort of milling the holes for them.
    Appreciate the offer..thanks

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    Happy 2013 to you to Jay

    nope not had a meaningfull play with them so no idea if they are any good



    having a good sort out this week in the garage so there may be other stuff wanting a good home soon

    the small lenses are 11.53 mm and the larger ones are 18.5 mm I have had a play with the bigger ones and they are pretty good

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    Happy new year all.

    Chris, do you remember where you got the larger ones from?

    Thanks

    Stuart

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    Quote Originally Posted by emu26 View Post
    Happy new year all.

    Chris, do you remember where you got the larger ones from?

    Thanks

    Stuart
    Hi Stu Have a good un too

    they all came from surplusshed

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb View Post
    Happy 2013 to you to Jay

    nope not had a meaningfull play with them so no idea if they are any good



    having a good sort out this week in the garage so there may be other stuff wanting a good home soon

    the small lenses are 11.53 mm and the larger ones are 18.5 mm I have had a play with the bigger ones and they are pretty good
    What's the depth of them Chris? Don't suppose you remember the focal length?
    Might not have enough room in this light!

    How much do you want for those 3? And the other bigger 3? PayPal?
    If they don't fit in this I have another idea for them.

    Thanks

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    Little ones are 7.37 mm high big ones 8 mm

    no idea of focul length

    Free just postage if you can make good use of em .

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb View Post
    Little ones are 7.37 mm high big ones 8 mm

    no idea of focul length

    Free just postage if you can make good use of em .
    Thanks, much appreciated
    PayPal sent, let me know if it doesn't show my address and ill mail it over to you.

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    No Addy came through with the paypal Jay

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    Thanks Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb View Post
    No Addy came through with the paypal Jay
    Emailed my address over last week, not sure you received it Chris?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldigger View Post
    Emailed my address over last week, not sure you received it Chris?

    Got smitten with this lurgy so havenot yet posted them sorry
    will get em in the mail tomorrow .

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