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Good work on the Tiara. Even Armytek can not prevent their lights from being modded Crazy

Nice bling on the C8 bezel Yokiami! And that sounds like a perfect focus for the XP-L Hi.

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If you build it they will come.

Then they will disassemble it, chop it up, hack all the internals, reassemble it screaming in output! Because that’s how they roll at BLF. Big Smile

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Must have been very difficult polishing that optic back up Big Smile

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Still quite dusty…Is that inside or outside the head?

Both, might have to blow it out again using a compressor, maybe i can use the one that comes with my car, since i don’t own a spare tire anymore

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I demolished a brand new Solarforce Z2 today, trying to get the bezel off by heat and force. The centerpiece around the has melted, the reflector started flaking bits off, the threads on the pill section were chipped open in multiple places, and the bezel will still not move.

Decided that it was a lousy host after all anyway.

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Nice job on the extra center piece! In hope that the new led will be trouble-free!

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Nice job on the centering ring, ring! Thumbs Up

I wonder if painting it black will take some of the Halo away?

Is the centering ring bar tight to the mcpcb hold down screws, or is the clearance around the screws?

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KawiBoy1428 wrote:
Nice job on the centering ring, ring! Thumbs Up I wonder if painting it black will take some of the Halo away?

Is the centering ring bar tight to the mcpcb hold down screws, or is the clearance around the screws?


Thanks!

I could paint it black, it could take a bit of the corona around the hotspot. … but its only aditional light output wich would be lost. … dont know, if I want to make it black.

The centering bar is not screwed donw, it lies lose on the mcpcb around the screws.

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Nice job wieselflinkpro!
I tried to open my GT in the vice, without success, i definitely need to use bigger tools

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A few quick documentation photos of another Armytek mod I did recently, following the excellent instructions from Clemence here. The Prime Pro bezel has no thread locker and can theoretically be removed with just friction, but mine was so tight I had to make the tool Clemence suggests here, which worked perfectly. The hardest part of the mod for me was threading the leads back through the rivet holes while working around the delicate control wires behind the switch board. My C1 Pro now has a 219C and I’m using it with a slightly floody optic while waiting on a few options from Aliexpress.

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I sacrificed my old C2 to get the remains of the Shadow JM35 working again, after I botched the pill removal. Driver is a CF-FX-17A. I also used an extension tube which I think I bought from DX years ago.



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Cool lego-job! ^

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Today a mod with nothing revolutionary in it, just making a very nice and robust EDC:
*black S2+ host with short tube
*green o-ring at the lens swapped for a transparent one
*tried a smooth S2+ reflector but that produced a weird red-ish spot in the middle of the hotspot, went for the stock OP-reflector and the beam was fine.
*Nichia 219C SM4070e R9050 soldered on a 16mm Noctigon soldered to the pill
*BLF A6 driver fixed for voltage spikes with an extra 5 Ohm resistor, and added 680 Ohm bleeder resistor
*no spring bypasses, and kept the stock thin ledwires to keep the current down
*swapped the tail spring for a smaller one to reduce the tension on the 18350 battery.
*Lexel’s lighted tail ring with 6 leds, 4.7 kOhm resistors for each 3 leds, 3xblue led 3xpink led
*transparent 16mm tail cover.

The current (measured tail off with a clamp meter) on a full 1200 mAh Keeppower high drain 18350 was still between 7 and 8A, but I reckon with resistance of the tail it will be 5-6A, gradually going down with the battery draining, which is good. Output on high is 700 lumen, user interface beam and tint is great.

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I modded a short grey S2+ today with 4× 5000K Nichia Optisolis leds. Build post here: http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1291461#comment-1291461

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CRX,

That is genius.

Modding is making something how you want it to be, not how it comes stock...

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Saw those cool little pucks in the dedicated thread. I would buy them if you sold them.
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Today I finished the following mod to my Lumintop Tool AA:

  • Lexel’s 15mm drvr running BistroHD
  • Red illuminated, spring bypassed tailcap
  • Noctigon STAR with NW XPL HI

It now draws 3,6Amp from a 14500keeppower. Temp. stepdown after 1 minute.
Lux at 1mtr at 4.2V jumped from 3340lux to 13986lux.

My new EDC!




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Shocked Shocked Shocked Super coool!!! Did the driver fit well? I am using a 15mm MTN single sided driver as I throught I wouldn’t be able to put a double sided driver on it… And that light switch…I might need one for mine Evil Nice Big Smile

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Thanks!
Driver fits well, the head screws down perfectly.

It had to be sanded down slightly, to fit the pill.

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Nice work Wink It surely is a niiiice light, and with that mod, definitely worths being EDCarried Wink

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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For the tailcap mod, have a look over Here

I always EDC AAA’s, but if you really need them for something they are depleted quickly.
I really like the Tool AA’s size. Still stealthy in a jeans. Its definately a keeper! Very happy how it turned out Party

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Very nice mod dutchee! The Noctigon ledboard was also trimmed a bit I guess?

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Emitter swap.
Out: XP-L Hi cool, in: Nichia E21A sm203 R9050 warm! on my custom 119 board trimmed to shape to fit in the pill, center piece was left out to get the emitting surface of the (lot thinner) new led in the focal plane of the reflector.

Old output: 600-ish, new output 260. Max. current on a fresh battery 2.5A. Spot is smaller but spot brightness seems not much different. Beamshot is at 2.5 meter. I especially like the efficient performance on lowest setting: 1.5 lumen at 6.7mA current, so that should run for 4 days on a 700mAh 16340.



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Dutcheee wrote:
For the tailcap mod, have a look over Here

I always EDC AAA’s, but if you really need them for something they are depleted quickly.
I really like the Tool AA’s size. Still stealthy in a jeans. Its definately a keeper! Very happy how it turned out Party

Thanks for the tip Wink I will take a look on that!

BTW, does the reflector work well with the XPL-HI LED?

I tried to use it with other leds (not the stock one) and I was getting some rings on the beam.
I then opted for a Luxeon V under a Pebbled TIR lens (the 16mm MCPCB was also trimmed)!

[REVIEWS] AMUTORCH: S3 / S3 vs 219c / AM30 / AX1 / VG10 /// SOFIRN: SF14 + SP10A / SP32A / SP10B /// NITEFOX: UT20 / ES10K / K3 /// ODEPRO: KL52 / B108 /// ACEBEAM: H20 / TK16 /// BLITZWOLF: BW-ET1 /// DQG: AA Slim Ti /// HC-LIGHTS: SS AAA /// XTAR: PB2 Charger /// OLIGHT: M2R Warrior /// WUBEN: TO10R / E05 / T70 / E10 /// ON THE ROAD: M1 / i3 / M3 Pro /// ROVYVON: A2 + A5R / E300S / A8 /// KLARUS: XT1C /// LUMINTOP: Tool AA V2.0 + Tool 25 /// LIVARNOLUX: 314791 /// SKILHUNT: M150

Tricks: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 /// TIR Lenses: 1 / 2 /// Others: Biscotti 3 + 1*7135 / Triple TIR w/ XP-G2 ///// My Collection ///// My Review's Blog (PT)

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Very nice mod dutchee! The Noctigon ledboard was also trimmed a bit I guess?

Thanks, yes I trimmed it a bit by hand. And reamed out the holes in the pill a bit to accomodate the higher gauge wires.

Wow, nice mod as well. You seem to mod one every day Wink

Is that a white wall?! Weird looking die. That’s a very nice warm nightstand light, but not really an efficient one Facepalm

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Very nice mod dutchee! The Noctigon ledboard was also trimmed a bit I guess?

Thanks, yes I trimmed it a bit by hand. And reamed out the holes in the pill a bit to accomodate the higher gauge wires.

Wow, nice mod as well. You seem to mod one every day Wink

Is that a white wall?! Weird looking die. That’s a very nice warm nightstand light, but not really an efficient one Facepalm


At lowest ‘nightlight’ it is pretty efficient for such a warm 90CRI led actually, but it is a small battery of course.

It is a white wall and an extreme warm 2000K led Smile

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MascararumB, reflector works great with the led. But that’s me not being a beam profile snob. It throws nice though with a usable hotspot.
However I didn’t perfectly center the led. I filed down the noctigon asymetrical and it was a snug fit to the pill. So the led couldn’t center very well. But for me its okay.

I looked at the luxeon V as well. Nice led, but I had this one still lying around. Also I don’t know if it can mess with the illuminated tailcap.

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Dutcheee wrote:
djozz wrote:
Very nice mod dutchee! The Noctigon ledboard was also trimmed a bit I guess?

Thanks, yes I trimmed it a bit by hand. And reamed out the holes in the pill a bit to accomodate the higher gauge wires.

Wow, nice mod as well. You seem to mod one every day Wink

Is that a white wall?! Weird looking die. That’s a very nice warm nightstand light, but not really an efficient one Facepalm


At lowest ‘nightlight’ it is pretty efficient for such a warm 90CRI led actually, but it is a small battery of course.

It is a white wall and an extreme warm 2000K led Smile

Yes I would call that extreme haha. Nice, I hate all these cold blue lights.
But 260lm at 2.5 Amp is a bit steep for daily all round usage.. But nice for nights at home! Where’s the wine bottle? Wink

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