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As mentioned, I used the video (top of instructable) as inspiration. I used the parts mentioned in it. There is a Google docs link to the parts.
I understand what you are saying, but it works for me. It gives me a nice soft light for the setup I used.
The parts are listed in the link, at the top of the instructable, that inspired me to build this.
Thanks. The purpose was not to build a flashlight with a spot, but rather one with flood, to use for photography. The 2, used together, works well in a small studio setup. I do own a Nitecore TM26 and a TK75 for real flashlight purposes.
Wow!! I did not see yours in all my searches. Yours looks much better than mine. Love it!!
My cost are probably a bit higher since I bought new heatsink fans, grills, wire connectors and the voltage meters. I still consider it cheap for what it delivers. By using old laptop batteries (LiOn), I don't need to buy expensive batteries for now.
As you can see from the pictures, I used a battery from a PC UPS to test with. For portability, the battery pack I build, with 18650 batteries works best for now. I will be looking into LiPo batteries in the future.
These are the ones I bought.http://www.ebay.com/itm/161473769064?_trksid=p2060...
Without the need to buy a heatsink, LED mounting bracket or battery, it works out just under $50.00 for each flashlight.
My 100W LED flashlight version.View Instructable »