Monday, October 10, 2011

LED emitter ranking

A list of LED emitters arranged by light output.

Here's the List of LEDs by order of lumen output.

Luxeon Rebel 040-bin (84+ lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 050-bin (105+ lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 060-bin (126+ lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 S1-bin (127-141 lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 S2-bin (141-165 lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 070-bin (147+ lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 T1-bin (165-188 lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 080-bin (168+ lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE P4-bin (177-192 lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 090-bin (189+ lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE Q2-bin (192-207 lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 T2-bin (188-214 lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE Q3-bin (207-220 lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 100-bin (210+ lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE Q4-bin (220-233 lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 U1-bin (214-235 lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel ES (225+ lm @ 1A)
Luxeon Rebel 110-bin (231+ lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE Q5-bin (233-251 lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 U2-bin (235-256 lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE R2-bin (251-268 lm @ 1A)
SSC P4 U3-bin (256-280 lm @ 1A)*
Cree XRE/XPE R3-bin (268-286 lm @ 1A)
Cree XRE/XPE R4-bin (286-306 lm @ 1A)
Cree XPG R2-bin (380-406 lm @ 1.5A)
Cree XPG R3-bin (406-433 lm @ 1.5A)
Cree XPG R4-bin (433-463 lm @ 1.5A)
Cree XPG R5-bin (463-493 lm @ 1.5A)
Cree XPG S2-bin (493-520 lm @ 1.5A)
Cree MCE H-bin (490-560 lm @ 2.8A)
SSC P7 A-bin (440-570 lm @ 2.8A)
Cree MCE J-bin (560-648 lm @ 2.8A)
SSC P7 B-bin (570-700 lm @ 2.8A)
Cree MCE K-bin (648-753 lm @ 2.8A)
SSC P7 C-bin (700-800 lm @ 2.8A)
Luminus SST-50 F-bin (635-823 lm @ 5A)
Cree MCE M-bin (753-858 lm @ 2.8A)
SSC P7 D-bin (800-900 lm @ 2.8A)
Cree MCE N-bin (858-980 lm @ 2.8A)
Luminus SST-50 G-bin (823-999 lm @ 5A)
SSC P7 E-bin (900-1100 lm @ 2.8A)
Luminus SST-50 H-bin (999-1175 lm @ 5A)
Luminus SST-50 J-bin (1175-1410 lm @ 5A)
Luminus SST-50 K-bin (1410-1645 lm @ 5A)
Luminus SST-90 K-bin (1410-1645 lm @ 9A)
Luminus SST-90 L-bin (1645-1998 lm @ 9A)
Luminus SST-90 M-bin (1998-2350 lm @ 9A)
Luminus SST-90 N-bin (2350-2820lm@9A)
Luminus SST-90 P-bin (2820-3408lm@9A)

Newer Leds

XML T5 (504-543 lm @ 1.5A)
XML T6 (543-582 lm @ 1.5A)
XML U2 (582-621 lm @ 1.5A)
XML U3 (621-660 lm @ 1.5A)

XML T5 (845-910 lm @ 3.0A)
XML T6 (910-975 lm @ 3.0A)
XML U2 (975-1040 lm @ 3.0A)
XML U3 (1040-1105 lm @ 3.0A)

The list is unverified so take it with a grain of salt.

List courtesy of tipidpc user ian2381

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

cherry picking batteries

I use 4 AA sony cycle energy LSD NIMH batteries for my digicam. Almost a year old by now. Here's a pic with my unomat charger

I've noticed that sometimes my camera shows a low batt warning well before the expected time. I dont have exact figures, sorry. But today I noticed something. I was charging and one batt is more empty than the other.

The #1 batt on the left has 1 of 3 bars blinking on the LCD display and the #2 on the right has 2 solid bars and the last bar is blinking. It only looks full because the camera caught it at the wrong time.I mentioned that I have 4 batts, and the other pair also has a weak one.

I've always followed the dictum that for multiple cell devices, i.e. devices that use 2 or more batteries, always use the same batteries together. I do this by labeling the batteries. This is to avoid polarity reversal which is a situation where one battery is weaker and runs out before the others and the others attempt to charge the weak battery. And this damages the weak battery.

What could have happened? My smart charger has individual charging channels so each battery is guaranteed to be fully charged. Its possible that over time, polarity reversal did happen. Or maybe, the weak cells were like that from the start and I just didnt notice or they got worse due to polarity reversal.

Well, whatever, I relabeled the batts and now I'll test the weak and the strong batts separately. My digicam uses 2 AA batteries so I'll pair up the weak and the strong ones and see what happens.

I also would like to note that I would never have known this if I used a lesser charger which did not have a LCD display.

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