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    Machined Triple MC-E

    Check out the latest project. I wanted something that was at least as bright as my <a href="https://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=379007">Big Light</a>, but low profile so I could run it helmet mounted.

    Specs:
    - 3x K-bin 4A tint neutral white MC-Es
    - hipFlex
    - Recessed IP67 switch
    - Direct thermal path to housing, good heat spreading and huge surface area
    - 1/4" Lexan front cover
    - Black Anodized

    Here's a CAD rendering from the design phase:


    Here's the actual light:


    And of course... Beamshots! (Canon A620, MTBR Camera Settings)
    Triple MC-E vs. my car's high beams

    Triple MC-E:


    Car's High Beam:
    Last edited by StevelKnivel; 04-26-2009 at 11:17 AM.

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    Wow wow! I love the design. Did you do it on CNC or a mill?

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    I made the housing on a Bridgeport Knee mill, but it could be CNC'd much faster.

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    cool. you guys are taking it to another level...

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    Now that is pretty!

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    nice light! cleaner lines than my pos harbor freight mill can do. You in Boulder yet?

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    very sweet that Steve I like it lots.
    The bar raises yet again

    We need pics of inside it also please

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    Very, very nice Steve

    It doesn't look big enough to house a hipFlex? Where did you hide it? Come on, show us where it is Switch recess looks really neat too

    Steve

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    ^what Deesta said

    What type of reflectors are those? Are they designed for a wide or narrow beam?

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    Sorry guys, I always forget to take pics when I'm putting stuff together! It's a lot like your 6x XPE lights on the inside Trout. The aluminum plate on the bottom side (with slots for helmet mount straps) covers a rectangular pocket that is just deep enough for the hipFlex. The business end of the switch also sticks down into the same pocket. Although it kind of looks like it in the photo, but the fins don't go the full depth of the housing. Reflectors are modded IMS20s which give a very nice balance between spot and flood IMO.
    Last edited by StevelKnivel; 04-27-2009 at 07:23 AM.

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    Veeeeery Nice! Any chance of a side-on shot with the LEDs switched on to see what the 6mm Lexan looks like at night from the side? I'm thinking good visibility from the side if used in traffic (on a lower setting .... Ha!).

    Is the small hole on the side near the switch there to stop flooding of the switch in the rain (I can see it's an IP67)? Nice touch if it is!

    Cheers, Bob.

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    Cytoe, we'll be out there sometime between June 6th -10th. Just signed a lease on a place today, I can't wait! Real Mountains and Good Beer!

    Spot on about the drain hole in the side Bob, and here's a pic of the light from the side. The Lexan looks really cool when its lit up.


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    Better side-viz than many big name (big price) commercial light I've seen! That's very useful ... thanks for posting.

    Side hole is a big plus for riders with climate like UK.

    Ah! Now I've seen the side shot ... I've just realised why you left a lid over the top edge of the Lexan...... ... it had me wondering for a while! You've really thought this out beautifully!

    Cheers, Bob.

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    I guess that the hipflex is BEHIND the LEDs, so the depth of the housing is above 55mm?

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