Trouts back with another light
:DHi Every one there is not enough light threads on this new forum
So here is one
A potential 1000 lumen helmet light that weighs in at 105 grammes inc mount
very low profile and super beam.
Forget your P7 / MCE
Here we have the XPE mega tiny leds and optics
but super bright.
I wont bore you with the build pics those who want can go here
but I will bore you with some pics.
here is it on my helmet with a AA battery for size comparison
and here showing the high tech mounting method
and one just to show the front
Oh and the obligatory beam shot
The bike is 35 metres away and the trees 75 metres
Posted 9 years agomike_checkMember
hmm, interesting, the beam shot looks very impressive, what power supply does it run off?
Im looking to modify an old cateye light to house some decent LEDs and run off the 2xC batterys that fit the ready made housing/switch unit. I figure the optic on the cateye will be better than using a hand torch, simply strapped to the bars/helmet, a la tesco, and I would also have a purpose made mounting system.
Any tips/advice/obvious flaws in my plan?Posted 9 years ago
funny you should mention it but I have no desire to
spend days in my garage cutting and sawing ali to make lights for a few bowls of rice . though it may come to that soon.
But I am looking into someone making the housings on there CNC stuff
and then it will be a possibility.
as to cost then I have no idea you put a value on a light of this quality.Posted 9 years ago
glad your back again Hope your dads improving
Update on this killer light is this is the latest incarnation
for the housing
with a beam shot with the van @ 100 mtres
Steve aka deesta is improving the design and doing a run on the cnc machine
alongside his own light housing which will take lots of configurations of leds and optics
beam shot with 3 MCE`s
if you want any more info on these housings get in touchPosted 9 years ago
at troutie-at-blueyonder dot-co-dot-ukInnesMember
Nice work on the triple MCE unit. Reflectors seem to be the preferred option for them I take it? How are you powering the MCE lamp? Three MCEs are going to be quite a load on a battery pack.
It is good reading about how the different LEDs work out, saves people like me a lot of cash when we make our own lamps. Do you think a MCE would be able to be used in a 22mm copper end cap? Or would the reflector need more space?
InnesPosted 9 years ago
Steve it is a very bright tin of pilchards .
The triple MCE blows everything I have seem out the water
and the XPE 6 helmet light is imho about perfect
where as in the pic it is reflectors in the beam shot I have used
some optics from Ledil
it would in your endcap but you would need serious heatsinking.
Leeroybrown & sq225917
we would prefer to sell just the housings , but would do a few built up also if required .
no idea on price yet waiting for Deesta the cnc man but I think either housing will be in the £45 area.
and the cheapest way for you to get a built up unit is for you to order the bits have them delivered to us we build up the light and send to you .
twohats it is a nice table we like itPosted 9 years agodeestaMember
That’s my ‘tin of pilchards’ you’re refering too there Steve Austin…lol. It does look like one a bit though.
The new-inproved version will be much nicer to look at, and will work better too.
Should hopefully be ready for a production run in a week or 2.
If you’re interested, drop me or trout a message!!
StevePosted 9 years ago
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