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  1. Hey Bjoern, Merry Christmas to you as well! I'm...

    Hey Bjoern,
    Merry Christmas to you as well! I'm just amazed that you can ride those kind of miles in SNOW! Hat's off to you my friend!
    Glad to hear that the DS-500 is passing the test and staying...
  2. I'm using the highest output BIN of the red XPEs...

    I'm using the highest output BIN of the red XPEs that CREE makes. If there is anything more efficient at these wavelengths, then I am unaware of it. The XPEs also work exceptionally well with the...
  3. Yes! You did good. I think you definitely got...

    Yes! You did good. I think you definitely got the front sealed up without a doubt. Now all you need to do to be 100% sure is go ahead and take care of the lid as well. Note that you'll hear/feel...
  4. Hey Bjoern, Just wanted to followup with one...

    Hey Bjoern,
    Just wanted to followup with one more question. Just to be sure, you did open the metal lid (four screws) and apply some grease around the o-ring under the lid, right? It's entirely...
  5. Yes, it's hard to avoid a little surface rust on...

    Yes, it's hard to avoid a little surface rust on those black oxide screws. Just a very small amount of penetrating oil (WD-40, etc.) will help.
  6. Good job Bjoern! You're definitely sealed up...

    Good job Bjoern! You're definitely sealed up NOW! As long as you did get some extra grease around the edge of that elliptical lens, then I suspect you should never have to take it apart again. I...
  7. Almost bedtime for me! Check at your local...

    Almost bedtime for me!
    Check at your local plumbing supply or hardware stores. I found mine at Lowes (home hardware store) in the plumbing section for about $3.
  8. Thanks for the pics Bjoern, very helpful. Based...

    Thanks for the pics Bjoern, very helpful.
    Based on what you're telling me and what I'm seeing in the pictures, it does look like you'll need to take the light apart and perform the re-sealing...
  9. Did you just run it for an hour without first...

    Did you just run it for an hour without first removing the lens cover? If you're NOT seeing any condensation at room temperature, then this is a good sign, but it's possible that there still may be...
  10. A few more Build #3 re-sealing tips

    For anyone with build 1 or 2 lights, this does not apply.

    Based on my testing here with the new Build 3 design, it's very likely that you've also got some condensation inside the electronics...
  11. Build #3 Sealing Demo

    Here you go Bjoern, this should be slightly helpful as you re-seal the light. (Note that this does not apply to build #1 or build #2 lights).
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  12. Bjoern, check out the latest BLOG POST...

    Bjoern, check out the latest BLOG POST. It looks like I was able to reproduce (at least partially) the situation that you ran into with the condensation. Basically, it's boiling down to the fact...
  13. Well now that's one more possible scenario that I...

    Well now that's one more possible scenario that I didn't think possible. Could it be that there was enough residual humidity inside the case, such that the cold temperature caused condensation to...
  14. Sounds like a plan.... Just make sure you have...

    Sounds like a plan....
    Just make sure you have a few more steps between the "open it" and "test it under water" parts.;)
  15. Well, I'd say if it only has very minor water...

    Well, I'd say if it only has very minor water vapor in it, then running it is certainly not going to damage anything. Just to be clear, though, the only way to "evaporate" the moisture out before...
  16. Water Sealing

    Hey Bjoern! Well, I certainly wasn't expecting that one! This is the first instance of something like this that I've heard of so far.... lucky you! It would appear that either the combination of...
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