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Disclaimer: This post may not be safe for work (NSFW), due to the extreme nature of this light. The light porn displayed throughout this post may be offensive, as the light will be exposed from various angles, as well as in the nude.

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a light creation on here, and with daylight savings creeping up around the corner, I thought I’d share the fun once again with my latest creation, which I’ve appropriately named, “WTF”.

In case you missed my previous light designs, here’s the recap:

Wall-E: Wall-E - The Dual Ostar Light 2,000 lumens
Rubix: Rubix - The Quad D-Bin P7 Light 3,600 lumens
Rubii: Rubii (aka Rubix Dual) – The 8X D-Bin P7 Light 7,200 lumens

This time around, the weapon of choice is the Luminus SST-90 emitter. I obtained a few SST-90’s on 20mm stars (also known as SSR-90’s), W57S Color, WN Bin from Fred at PhotonFanatic last year. Each emitter is capable of 1,200 lumens max at 3.2 amps, but can handle up to 9 amps. Driver of choice is George’s H6flex driven to 6.6 amps, so looking at Luminus’s datasheets, the output for each emitter should be tad more than 2,150 lumens per emitter.

But using just one emitter is lame, how about 4? Sign me up biatch!

Design Phase:
Once again, I designed the light to use my signature thermostat controlled fan setup, which has proven to work flawlessly for me over the past few years (see my Rubix post for wiring schematic). But this time, the fan is so MASSIVE it needs its own zip code (70mm with 26 CFM capability).

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Light Porn - Pictures in the nude (before anodize):
I discovered from my last several projects about how much I hated machining heat sink fins, so this time I decided to design the light around some old CPU sinks I had - which could be used after having some of the fat trimmed off (i.e. - cut down to size, rounded off, etc.)

After I gave the heat sink the Jenny Craig treatment, here’s what she looked like:
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Continuing on with the obscenity - the lower electronics cover and mounting bracket:
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This wouldn’t be proper porn, if you didn’t get the underside view:
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Next, WTF’s un-finished face (yes unfinished, I’ll get to that in a minute):
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She’s definitely a BBW (Big, Beautiful WTF) – here’s the unfinished body:
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Test fitment pic (unfinished - still have some machining to complete). But here you get a full body shot while she’s still naked (before anodize):
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So why do I keep saying “un-finished”? Well, I actually had this light 80-90% completed about this time last year (all the stuff you see in the raw above). But then a little something known as ‘life’ got in the way and sidetracked me – putting the project on hold.

Since I typically bounce design ideas off my buddy, timight (who helps me validate my designs and builds replicas of my stuff), he was able to beat me out of the gate on this one. So the rest of the write-up is sharing the details of his finished WTF light (guy’s got a red fetish).

WTF fully dressed (finished & anodized):
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I enjoyed the massive throw that the 35mm Fraen lenses provided in Wall-E so much, that I decided to use them in again WTF. I opted to go for two Fraen spots on top, and two mediums on the bottom. The bottom emitters are angled down more aggressively than in Rubix (15° instead of 10°), so that entire light can be angled up - such that the two spots can throw way out, while still maintaining good front spill from the mediums.

Basically this light is sort of the “Wall-E-meets-Rubix-and-has-an-overgrown-kid-on-steroids”... 4,300 lumens flood EVERYWHERE, and another 4,300 lumens thrown way, way, way out there, way past the balding guy’s receding hair line. Fraen lenses aren’t made in the SST/SSR flavor, so we ninja’d up some MCE versions to fit:

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Comparing the light to the original Rubix design (left), just makes you yell out, WTF?!!
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WTF mounted up on to my stem faceplate:
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Beamshots (MTBR Standard Camera Settings):

By now you’re asking yourself, “How can this be considered good light porn, if the ending doesn’t show some nice beam shots?”

The first set was taken using MTBR “Standard Camera Settings” on tripod:
ISO 100, F4, 6 Seconds

Control shot:
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H6Flex Level 3 (Low Mode):
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H6Flex Level 5 (High Mode):
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In the past, I’ve been asked to provide a point of reference, by showing a beamshot from a different ‘known’ light. Well I don’t really have any ‘known’ lights, but seeing as there are lots of XML builds, I decided to include a beamshot of a triple XML light that I have driven at 2.8 amps (approx. 3,000-ish lumens):
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Beamshots (MTBR Standard Camera Settings for High Powered Lights):

And if that wasn’t enough, then here’s another happy ending by way of beamshots taken at the
MTBR Camera Settings for High Powered Lights:
ISO 100, F4, 1 Sec

Control shot:
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H6Flex Level 3 (Low Mode):
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H6Flex Level 5 (High Mode):
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And the triple XML light, for comparison:
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I hope you found this write-up amusing, funny, sad, and maybe cried and laughed a little.

But regarding insane lights, that’s it. I’m done, this is the last one. No more.
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Absolutely mad! Kudos to you. That is high quality machinework as well, and a gorgeous finish.

If I'm being picky I think angling the lower lights down has meant the nearfield is a bit bright in relation to the distance, so your eyes will adapt to the brightness and you won't be able to see too far. However the sheer amount of light will burn away anything that might be stupid enough to be in your way so I don't think you've anything to worry about!

How much does it weigh? Do you notice it?
 

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^^ Thanks for the props, peeps!

mattthemuppet said:
you, my friend, have a problem
Step 1: To admit I have a problem.... lol.

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If I'm being picky I think angling the lower lights down has meant the nearfield is a bit bright in relation to the distance, so your eyes will adapt to the brightness and you won't be able to see too far. However the sheer amount of light will burn away anything that might be stupid enough to be in your way so I don't think you've anything to worry about!

How much does it weigh? Do you notice it?
As you probably already know, beamshots are just representative. In real life your eyes have a much wider range than a picture can produce, and it's not as exaggerated as it looks. In actual use, the foreground isn't as washed out looking and the distant trail is lit up better. Now if I had used spot lenses for the angled emitters instead of the mediums (which throw out really wide), I think you'd be right - eye adjustment would surely be an issue!

What does it weight? Light weighs around the same as Rubii (Rubix Dual), at around 1.5 pounds. Do I notice it? What kind of silly question is that? ;)
 

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What does it weight? Light weighs around the same as Rubii (Rubix Dual), at around 1.5 pounds. Do I notice it? What kind of silly question is that? ;)
Fair point! :) Amazing bit of design and build you have done there.


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........ :eek: wow freakin` awesome!!
thanks for sharing cosmo :thumbsup:
 

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Ha ha you are 1 sick puppy.

I really like to see people do this type of thing & I must say what a nice job of building it.

However the batterys you would need to run it would be huge, I have a 3600 Lumen light with 9 XP-G's in it & have some really good batterys but find I only run it on full on very fast down hill runs,

It is nice to have the option I guess but I think that having 2 different light systems is a safer way to go as I have often been up around 40+ mph & thought if the light went out now it would really hurt.
 
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