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Offline cmacclel

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Mag Rebelized
« on: December 26, 2007, 04:42:09 PM »
I took a few days to play with the new Luxeon Rebels. First let me say these are *really* no fun to play with :(

I still remember the day I received my first batch of the Cree XR-E's and was complaining up and down at how much more difficult they where to work with compared to the old Luxeon III's and V's. Let's just say these new Rebels have raised the bar for difficulty for flashlight modders.

My Buddy Tom always said I should build a light with no head and I always said *NO WAY* that would be Butt Ugly :)

Anyway here is number 2.

-MagLite Tube Host
-3x 17670 Powered
-7x Luxeon Rebels 0100 Bin warm white tint
-7x Mcr10 Reflectors
-The Shoppe's Shark/Remora Boost Driver with 3 levels (90ma-350ma-700ma)
-Custom Heatsink
-TailSwitch








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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007, 04:45:45 PM »
That is freakin' AWESOME, Mac! :thumbsup:

It's like a mini-Sceptre! :thumbup: Very very 8) - not that I'd expect anything else!

john

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007, 05:03:18 PM »
I've gotten fairly comfortable soldering on the Crees, but can't imagine myself having the guts to tackle the Rebel with my soldering gear. The design of the Rebel looks like it would be perfect as a "plug in" LED if you just had a matching socket pre-mounted on a PCB. But just the thought of trying to get a wire on those tiny pads without shorting them together...... :BangHead:

Your skills on these lights never ceases to amaze me.

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007, 07:46:09 PM »
Could you post a picture of it next to a Sceptre?

How does the runtime and brightness compare?

My batteries for my Sceptre should arrive any day. I can't wait.

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007, 09:25:29 PM »
The design of the Rebel looks like it would be perfect as a "plug in" LED if you just had a matching socket pre-mounted on a PCB.

Hi Don,

WORD to that! I'm not savvy enough to figure out how to do this, but I've done some abstract thinking about just that sort of thing! It would make installing, upgrading, and general modding that much less daunting to a goof like me!

john

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2007, 09:41:20 PM »
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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2007, 03:33:55 AM »
Could you post a picture of it next to a Sceptre?

How does the runtime and brightness compare?

My batteries for my Sceptre should arrive any day. I can't wait.

Wow still no batteries for the Sceptre :( Man you've had it for what 2 weeks :)

Runtime is less than the Sceptre as this is using only 11.1 volts and boosting the voltage and current. The Rebels have a lower VF than the q5 Cree's so this board works fairly well.

Runtime Estimates

Low 200ma Draw = 5 hours
Med 500ma Draw = 2.1 hours
High 1.4a Draw = 45 minutes

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« Last Edit: December 28, 2007, 02:50:06 AM by cmacclel »

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2007, 02:46:58 AM »
WOW 8)

Nice job centering those little buggers too :thumbup:

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2007, 04:30:30 AM »
WOW 8)

Nice job centering those little buggers too :thumbup:


thats the first thing i noticed to.
difficult angle? difficult bloody angle?!? its right behind you! thats what happens when you're in reverse! things come at you from behind! you bloody imbecile! -snatch

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Offline BigHonu

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2007, 10:04:29 AM »
Killer work!

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 10:20:16 PM »
Beautiful work... VERY impressive.

The Rebel was obviously designed for "robotic" assembly.

You are living proof that there is still hope for mankind.

Cheers,
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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2008, 03:25:01 AM »
Beautiful work... VERY impressive.

The Rebel was obviously designed for "robotic" assembly.

You are living proof that there is still hope for mankind.

Cheers,


:)

Happy New Year!

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2008, 03:47:01 PM »
Hello Mac
If you want to part these i want to take one!
Thanks.
Zhang.

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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2008, 11:24:19 PM »
Beautiful work... VERY impressive.

The Rebel was obviously designed for "robotic" assembly.

You are living proof that there is still hope for mankind.

Cheers,


:)

Happy New Year!


This was alot of work and was a 1 time deal.

Sorry Mac


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Re: Mag Rebelized
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 02:07:56 AM »
C'mon Mac, I know of at least two you could sell NOW if you put together a small run.   8)