Makai (toward the ocean)
The Makai head is designed to be host to a Cree XP-G based Light Engine. It has a 38 mm reflector
designed to provide reasonable collimation resulting in a relatively tight beam capable of reaching distant
targets. It is "E" series and Aleph series compatible and depending on the converter in the Light Engine
can be hosted on a variety of battery paks.
Below the Makai head is shown on 1x123 pak, 2x123 pak & 2xAA pak (L-R)
To provide a beam comparison, I started with a Haiku XP-G and adjusted the exposure to its center beam. With this same manual exposure setting, I subsequently took a beam shot of a Makai on 1x123 (~660 mA) and then a Makai on 2x123 pak (~1450 mA)
These beam shots are exposed for detail of the spot portion of the beam and are much darker than the
scene was to the naked eye. A deeper field of view with more distant targets would have been much more
effective but I limited the session to my back yard.
At ~ 1 meter, I measured the following lux for these three samples:
Haiku XP-G (660 mA) - 2500 lux
Makai (1x123, 660 mA) - 10900 lux
Makai (2x123, 1450 mA) - 18500 lux
Below is a comparison between the two Makai samples. I adjusted the brightness to the point of reasonable exposure in the spot area of the Makai 1x123:
You can see the difference in relative intensities of both spot and spill portions of the beam although
certainly a better and more illuminating example could be made.
Some further amphibious testing:
Cree XM-L LED: