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    Could you compare Rita outdoors(outside) to a MJ 808 or a similar lamp ?

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    Nice beam shots

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    Quote Originally Posted by hesinde2006 View Post
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    Could you compare Rita outdoors(outside) to a MJ 808 or a similar lamp ?
    sorry hesinde, I don't have access to an MJ 808, but it should look similar to the C88 beamshot in post 92 if that helps.

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    sorry hesinde, I don't have access to an MJ 808, but it should look similar to the C88 beamshot in post 92 if that helps.
    OK. Please make Outdoorshots with the RITA and C88.

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    sorry man, not going to happen - that's not my light and the beamshots were carried out by a friend in a different state. You'll just have to infer from the ceiling shot or get one of your own from Digikey.

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    Both pics use the same twin XPG S2 bin LEDs @ 1A

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    LED DNA 10 degree optics

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    thanks yeti, that's pretty much what it looks like to me (saves me having to take any pics too ). The throw is pretty amazing even with the wider spot. I'd also go as far to say that the LED DNA optic allows more light through too, even compared to an LC1 optic, although I don't have any way to quantify that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    thanks yeti, that's pretty much what it looks like to me (saves me having to take any pics too ). The throw is pretty amazing even with the wider spot. I'd also go as far to say that the LED DNA optic allows more light through too, even compared to an LC1 optic, although I don't have any way to quantify that.
    More light out the front without a doubt. Bit like going from 750ma to 1A without pressing a button.
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    nice beam shot

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    I just built up my first light with the 10* LED DNA optics - a single XM-L U2-2B tint run @ 3A. I haven't had a chance to get on the trail with it yet, but I'm a little underwhelmed initially.

    I was comparing beams with this light and a dual 1A XR-E setup, and a triple XR-E light. Maybe it is because an XR-E throws so well, but I don't see just a huge night/day difference.

    Tonight I'm going to compare to my favorite current helmet rig - pair of XP-G with carclo spot optics. I'll have to setup to post some beamshots.

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    Ummm...Cory, you seem to have wandered into the wrong forum, or the wrong website, or maybe the wrong reality.
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    Triple with 2 xpe2 and 1xpg2

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    Here are shots with the XM-L and LED-DNA 10 degree optic.



    Outdoor- Sorry, didn't realize it was still dusk out there.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/l3bWHAnRGiK8m99rO_ibT9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NWk5Fyzjd7M/UChXXVUCvbI/AAAAAAAABcs/FQDljs8TtPQ/s640/Beamshot%2520LED-DNA%25202.JPG" height="480" width="640" /></a>
    Here is a beam shot of a triple Matt kindly made up for me.
    It has 2 XPE2s and 1 XPG2, with a Carclo triple optic.
    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kV8iNyk3-CJXgP0woU06qtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsi te"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SlJYT3fLfMg/USe1htHsDQI/AAAAAAAABmo/4D8LDjUWHwE/s400/image.jpg" height="400" width="299" /></a>

    The idea here was good throw from the XPEs and more flood from XPG with a warm tint. It turned out pretty well, but has less throw than the XML with LED-DNA optic. More usable flood though. This may become ideal for running and skiing.

    You can see the rest of my beamshots at https://picasaweb.google.com/rehrlic...CMW1-JmB_Yv6Pw
    Last edited by Ofroad'bent; 02-22-2013 at 11:45 AM.

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    that's kinda disappointing. Given how wide a spot the LED-DNA optic throws, I would have expected more throw from the 2 XP-Es at least. Perhaps a triple parallel XP-E2 next time? The XP-E2 you sent me is really nice - touch more throw than the XP-G sized Nichia 219 in the other torch of the same type I have. Lovely tint too.

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    No complaints, I can use this for multi sport racing. Nice tint, good mix of throw and flood.

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    Here are some beamshots outdoors.
    First 2 XPE2+1 XPG2 triple

    beamshot thread-beamshot%25u002525202xpe2-1xpg2.jpg

    and the XML2 on copper star (Thanks MTM) with LED-DNA narrow optic
    beamshot thread-beamshot%25u00252520xml-2.jpg

    You can see the rest of my beamshots at https://picasaweb.google.com/rehrlic...CMW1-JmB_Yv6Pw

    or here http://forums.mtbr.com/lights-diy-do...ml#post8169677

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    I can't believe how much warmer the XM-L2 is than the triple, much brighter too. I have to say, I still keep coming back to that LED-DNA optic. It isn't the tightest, but it is noticeably brighter than other optics I've compared it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    I can't believe how much warmer the XM-L2 is than the triple, much brighter too. I have to say, I still keep coming back to that LED-DNA optic. It isn't the tightest, but it is noticeably brighter than other optics I've compared it to.
    The triple looks plenty warm in reality, and casts a bit wider beam. I like them both for different applications- the triple is great for running, paddling, skiing or on the bars.

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    true, beamshots aren't always completely representative. The NW XP-E2 I have in another light (same as the 2 in that triple) looks really cool around the house, but is lovely outside. Glad you like both of 'em

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    It's 4 years later, what happened to this thread as there are no posts or has it been moved...I dont believe that there were no DIY builds done, this was always a very interesting topic

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