Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby Datsane on Fri 25/Jun/10 1:35pm

:lol: Thats not as cool though
Hell even I can do that at home if I had to. Hmmm that needs some investigation I have an idea.
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby mark2c on Fri 23/Jul/10 1:20pm

Some awesome (Auckland) DIY lights here with the driver integrated onto the same board as the LEDS: http://forums.mtbr.com/showpost.php?p=7 ... stcount=56

Either of the tiny barrels is way brighter (and more efficient) than a Magicshine - ie real 1100 Lumens from the LEDs. The thread has much more info as well.

I really like the press fit sapphire glass and suspect this is what the next generation of mtb lights will be like.
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby RussS on Fri 23/Jul/10 2:22pm

Damn that is SexC
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby Datsane on Fri 23/Jul/10 2:49pm

Any idea on what one of the boards is worth?
Doesn't matter found prices
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby znomit on Fri 23/Jul/10 2:55pm

Datsane wrote:Any idea on what one of the boards is worth?


http://www.cutter.com.au/search.php?pg= ... cat=&sman=
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby mark2c on Fri 23/Jul/10 3:00pm

Optics: US$9.50 (20mm Narrow Triple Lens 16deg FWHM)
Light engine: US$52.90 (L332MC XP-G R5, 1100 lumens)
Shipping for four: US$10.40

So four-up: around NZ$90 each with optics delivered.
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby northernmonkey on Fri 23/Jul/10 3:55pm

So lighting gurus....

I have an old Hope HID which is not really lasting long enough (battery is fine, I'm just out riding for longer now), I'm a bit marginal at the tail end of a ride and being a HID it just dies. How feasable would it be to convert this over to an LED and would that give me more life out of the battery or at least a slow decline rather than a dangerous "off" (its a Lion Battery 14.4 v). The housing / cabling /battery etc is sweet so I'd rather try and build around that than buy a new light. ta :)
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby mark2c on Fri 23/Jul/10 4:19pm

northernmonkey wrote:So lighting gurus....

I have an old Hope HID which is not really lasting long enough (battery is fine, I'm just out riding for longer now), I'm a bit marginal at the tail end of a ride and being a HID it just dies. How feasable would it be to convert this over to an LED and would that give me more life out of the battery or at least a slow decline rather than a dangerous "off" (its a Lion Battery 14.4 v). The housing / cabling /battery etc is sweet so I'd rather try and build around that than buy a new light. ta :)


A LED light head will help as they use less power for about the same light output.

However converting the existing head probably isn't a starter (heatsinking being the key issue as well as how to mount & heatsink the driver etc etc).

Best advice is the evil spawn site has magicshines on special for $130 today... http://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/R7LI4N0LI
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby RussS on Fri 23/Jul/10 5:06pm

mark2c wrote:Optics: US$9.50 (20mm Narrow Triple Lens 16deg FWHM)
Light engine: US$52.90 (L332MC XP-G R5, 1100 lumens)
Shipping for four: US$10.40

So four-up: around NZ$90 each with optics delivered.



Yo Datsane - when are you putting an order in?
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby Datsane on Fri 23/Jul/10 10:59pm

RussS wrote:
mark2c wrote:Optics: US$9.50 (20mm Narrow Triple Lens 16deg FWHM)
Light engine: US$52.90 (L332MC XP-G R5, 1100 lumens)
Shipping for four: US$10.40

So four-up: around NZ$90 each with optics delivered.



Yo Datsane - when are you putting an order in?

Right after you give me a 1000 bucks.
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby RussS on Fri 23/Jul/10 11:15pm

Yer........for my order.
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby ArjanH on Sat 24/Jul/10 6:44am

I so wish I had my own lathe and knew how to use it so I could come up with little beauties like those :)

Check this out http://lux-rc.com/view.php?p=content/magazine/1400_lumens .... 1400 lumens out of the same board!
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby mark2c on Sun 10/Oct/10 8:20pm

Lux RC helmet light. About twice the actual ouput (Lumens) of a magicshine MJ808.

Updated with more detail.
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No snaging on low branches
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In the vent...
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High-Low-High etc switch on left of helmet.
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Battery on the back.
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User interface is sweet....
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Turn it up!
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Quad Mic Cable
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EC5 Connector and Dimmer switch wire
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Body, PCB & Switch
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby RussS on Mon 11/Oct/10 6:20pm

That looks pretty cool mark2c
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Re: Building L E D Night Lights

Postby wuffy on Mon 11/Oct/10 6:24pm

Looks like something out of Halo 3! :D
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