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  • Premier Icon trout
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    :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
    not battery.
    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
    http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa46/amticoman/XPE%20LIGHT/

    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

    carlphillips
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    berlimey…how much did that cost to make?

    Premier Icon trout
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    not alot

    6 XPE leds @ £4.50 = £27.00
    6 10 mm square optics @ £1.00 = £6.00
    1 maxflex @ £22.00 = £22.00
    switch/socket/ and sudries = £20.00
    postage = £10.00
    piece of aluminium £6.00
    ——-
    £ 91.00

    plus a few hours in the garage

    Mr_Krabbs
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    how much to build one up for those of us that are plain lazy or technically inept?

    carlphillips
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    Mr Krabbs..thats pretty much what i was getting at only i was warming him up to it… 😆

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    What battery do you use and what runtime does it give?

    mike_check
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    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?

    Premier Icon trout
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    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.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Mike It runs off a 14.8v / 12v / 7.4 v .

    I can not say about the cateye as no experience with their stuff.

    Premier Icon trout
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    40mpg
    on my 14.8 li ion 4.4mah pack it will run on full power for 4.25 hours

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Nice! Just googled xpe led and your thread on candlepowerforums pops up first!

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    40mpg – Member
    Nice! Just googled xpe led and your thread on candlepowerforums pops up first!

    whoo whoo fame at last

    smudge
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    Mr T does it again

    But no hat or wellies in the beam photo.
    Keep us updated with the cnc casings and possible light kits please

    Premier Icon trout
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    Hi smudge
    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 touch
    with trout
    at troutie-at-blueyonder dot-co-dot-uk

    Steve-Austin
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    looks like a tin of pilchards strapped to your bars 😀

    Premier Icon mboy
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    Looking VERY good Trout

    How does it compare with the expensive opposition, and the ubiquitous P7 torch then?

    Innes
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    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?

    Innes

    Premier Icon leeroybrown
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    iam interested,would you sell just the cnc housing or a complete unit with leds? as i have no idea where to source the bits or to put it all together
    also where did you get the battery from?

    cheers

    twohats
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    Terrible table in those 1st photos…

    sq225917
    Member

    Likewise, i’m clueless with electronics, but i’m a sucker for paying over the odds for stuff. 😉

    let me know i’d be willing to front the purchase of components for an ‘in’ on a built unit.

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    Steve it is a very bright tin of pilchards .

    Mboy
    The triple MCE blows everything I have seem out the water

    and the XPE 6 helmet light is imho about perfect

    Innes
    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 it

    mike_check
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    beam shot with 3 MCE`s

    That is stunning, I could drive with that let alone slowly grind to a halt and push my bike up hills! When the bank account is looking more freindly I am going to get some experiments going. Nice one for sharing the knowledge!

    deesta
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    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!!

    Steve

    sq225917
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    troutie, you got mail.

    Simon

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    Hi Simon
    nothing at this end yet

    Chris

    sq225917
    Member

    checks sent emails to see that yes i am a ****.. tro____@BYdot.co.uk numpty..

    smudge
    Member

    deesta, need to see youre lights in action on the chase in the next few weeks 🙂 😛

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    As I have sorted the helmet light out
    I wanted a bar light and went for a 4 MCEs
    so here it is not quite finished but nearly

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=487467

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